Charlotte Easter Egg Hunts and Events
The Easter Bunny is hopping around to these local Easter egg hunts around town.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
11am-3pm. $7+ 704-825-4490. Bring the kids to meet with Peter Rabbit and his family and get photos. Family activities, including face painting and crafts will take place.
Northlake Mall, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive
10:30am-noon. Free. Kids can join Mr. Nigel at the play area for an event full of music, games, prizes, and more.
American Girl Bunny Brunch
American Girl, Southpark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.
9:30am. $25. Bring your girl in to have brunch and a photo with the Easter Bunny.877-247-5223 Reservations required.
Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
9am. Free; additional cost for photos. 704-979-3000. Families that have children with special needs can participate in the Bunny Photo Experience in a subdued environment.
Cloninger Park, 225 S. Oakland St., Dallas.
1pm. Free. Kids can hunt for thousands of eggs placed around the park and participate in a "bunny run" for prizes after.
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
Ages 10 and under. 10am-noon. $12-$15. 704-331-0664. Make binoculars to help spot treasures during a naturalist egg hunt and create seasonal crafts. Registration is required.
Pritchard at South End, 1117 South Blvd.
11am. Free.This community-wide egg hunt will feature games, crafts, face painting, and a visit with the Easter Bunny.
Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw
2-6pm. Free admission for egg hunt. Pricing varies for different events. 704-843-2195. Don't miss the helicopter egg drop at 2:30pm followed by three egg hunts divided by age, plus Tea Time with The Bunny (reservations required), gem mining and entertainment by Mr. Nigel, trackless train rides, a petting zoo and inflatables. Food trucks on site.
(April 5 and April 7)
Whispering Hope Farm, 1405 Crowders Creek Road, Gastonia.
10am. $7 per person, cash. Visit with the animals at the petting farm and ride a horse, then get ready for the egg hunt. Each hunter should bring 10 pre-filled eggs and their baskets.
(April 7-8; 14-15)
Whispering Hope Farm, 1405 Crowders Creek Road, Gastonia.
6:30-8pm. $7 per person, cash. Visit the animals at the petting farm, ride a horse, play on the playground, and then hunt eggs in the dark. Bring 10 pre-filled eggs per hunter, a flashlight, and basket.
10400 Cadillac St., Gastonia.
Three egg hunts will run at 9am and 11am. $3 donation requested for Wendy's Wonderful Kids Foundation. Registration runs 8-8:45am.
14825 Ballantyne Village Way.
1-3pm. Free. Visit with the Easter Bunny and live bunnies, and make crafts and get your face painted.
Stowe Park, 24 S. Main St., Belmont and Linwood Park, Caston St., Belmont.
10 and under. Free. 704-825-8191. Bring the family for an egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville.
11am-3pm. Free photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts, family-friendly activities, and the chance to win a variety of prizes.
Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews.
Ages 12 and under. Noon. Free. 704-321-7275. Carnival games, candy prizes, a bounce house, food vendors, music, and the annual egg hunts.
Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road.
Ages 3-11. 11am-1pm. Free. 704-340-0391. There will be a short Easter story presentation, an egg hunt, a petting zoo and a bounce house. Refreshments and lunch available.
York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill.
11 and under. 11am. Free. 803-981-5858. Learn about spring animals with egg-themed activities. Don’t miss out on the egg hunt. Space limited; register online.
The Speedpark at Concord Mills Mall, 8461 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
10am. Free. Thousands of eggs, golden eggs, prizes, free admission, and more.
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St.
10 and 11am, and noon. $10 per child; two adults per family free. 704-335-0325. Explore the enchanting gardens as you and your child hunts for Easter eggs. Reservations required.
Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Pkwy., Indian Trail.
Children ages 12 and younger can participate in the annual Easter Egg hunt. Registration not required.
Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Ages 3-12. 2-4pm. Free. 704-892-6031. Enjoy an egg hunt, arts and crafts, inflatables, photos with Peter Cottontail, and face painting and concessions for an additional cost.
The Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive.
10am. $5 per person. 704-401-3256. Enjoy an Easter program, plus an opportunity to pet and have photos made with baby farm animals.
StoneCrest at Piper Glen, 7800 Rea Road.
11am-1pm. Free. Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, sample refreshments and make a few crafts.
(April 8-9, 15-16)
North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
Take a 25-minute train ride around the museum with the Easter Bunny, take part in photos, and receive a take-home craft and candy. Tickets start at $8. See website for times. Egg hunt on April 15 only.
(April 8 and 15)
Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville.
See website for times. $8-$11. 704-663-5100. Explore the Lazy 5 Ranch, participate in crafts, face painting, Easter egg drop and hunt, and a petting zoo. Cash only.
Holbrook Park, 100 Sherwood Drive, Huntersville.
1-3pm. Free. Take photos with the Easter Bunny, and then enjoy a bounce house, face painting, and balloon twisting.
Tuckaseegee Park, 165 Broome St., Mount Holly.
Ages 5 and under. 10am. Free. 704-951-3006. Bring your tot (and a basket!) for a fun hunt.
New Centre Park, 501 Memorial Drive, Clover.
Ages 11 and under. 6pm. Free. 803-222-9493. A community Easter egg hunt for children.
Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Pkwy., Harrisburg.
Ages 13 and under. 6pm. Free. 704-455-5614. Scramble to collect 25,000 eggs off the field, plus crafts and inflatables. The first scramble begins at 6:30pm. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance, so bring your camera. Rain or shine.
Cherry Park, 1466 Cherry Road, Rock Hill.
Ages 2-11 years. 3:30-5:30pm. Free. An egg hunt featuring more than 50,000 eggs and thousands of prizes.
Ray’s Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St.
Ages 12 and under. 6-9pm. $5 per sperson. 704-314-4720. Jump in and explore the water to find as many Easter eggs as possible. Bring a (waterproof) basket and your bathing suit, towel and camera. Games and craft activities included.
Hodges Farm, 3900 Rocky River Road E.
See website for egg hunt times. $5 per child for the egg hunt, $5 per vehicle. 704-608-8897. Experience Easter on a family farm with an egg hunt for children ages 2-6 years, the chance to pet the barn animals, sack and spoon races and a bubble station. Registration required for egg hunts.
Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane.
10am-noon. 704-375-7355. Bring the kids for face painting, an egg hunt, balloon animals and refreshments.
Stallings Municipal Park, 340 Stallings Road, Stallings.
7-8:30pm. Don't miss this unique glow-in-dark egg hunt.
NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
8-11am. $8-$18; Rookie Racers receive free general admission. 704-654-4400. Mr. Nigel will host pre-hunt activities such as a bean bag toss, egg roll contest, a bunny petting zoo, and face painting, and the Easter Parade leading up to the hunts begins at 10am. A showing of "Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade" will follow.
Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville.
10am-2pm. $6 for adults and children; one adult free per child. 704-875-2312. Egg hunt, plus live children’s music, crafts, children’s activities, farm animals and more. Reservations open April 1.