Charlotte Easter Egg Hunts and Events
The Easter Bunny is hopping around to these local Easter egg hunts around town.
Peter Rabbit's Garden Adventure (March 25-26).
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. dsbg.org.
MallStars Eggstravaganza (March 25).
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. shopnorthlake.com.
American Girl Bunny Brunch (March 26).
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. simon.com.
Caring Bunny at Concord Mills. (March 26).
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. simon.com.
Gaston County Museum Easter Egg Hunt. (April 1).
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. gastoncountymuseum.org.
Naturalist Egg Hunt at Wing Haven. (April 1).
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. winghavengardens.org.
Pritchard Memorial Easter Egg Hunt (April 1).
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. pritchardmemorial.com.
Little Tykes Party With the Easter Bunny (April 5).
Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road.
Ages 2-5 years. 10am. Free. Children can make bunny crafts, read stories, and go on a scavenger hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. parkandrec.com.
Belmont Easter Egg Hunt. (April 8).
Stowe Park, 24 S. Main St., Belmont and Linwood Park, Caston St., Belmont.
10 and under. Noon at Linford Park and 2pm at Stowe Park. Free. 704-825-8191. Bring the family for an egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny. cityofbelmont.org.
Easter EGGstravaganza. (April 8).
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. matthewsfun.com.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Carmel Presbyterian Church. (April 8).
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. carmelpresbyterian.org.
Fun As It Gets Egg Hunt at The Speedpark
The Speedpark at Concord Mills Mall, 8461 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
10am. Free. Thousands of eggs, golden eggs, prizes, free admission, and more. thespeedpark.com.
Historic Rosedale's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. (April 8).
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. historicrosedale.org.
Hop to It Easter Egg Hunt
Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Pkwy., Indian Trail.
Children ages 12 and younger can participate in the annual Easter Egg hunt. Registration not required. facebook.com/events/389003434786119.
Easter Bunny Express (April 8-9, 15-16).
North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
$8+. See website for times. Egg hunt on April 15 only. 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.
$8+. See website for times. Egg hunt on April 15 only. 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. nctrans.org.
Family Time Eggstravaganza (April 8).
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. yclibrary.org.
Hosanna: An Easter Celebration. (April 8).
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. billygrahamlibrary.org.
Hop Into Spring. (April 8).
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. cornelius.org.
Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Eggstravaganza. (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. lazy5ranch.com.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny (April 9).
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. huntersville.org.
Toddler Easter Egg Hunt. (April 12).
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. mtholly.us.
Easter Egg Hunt in Clover (April 13).
New Centre Park, 501 Memorial Drive, Clover.
Ages 11 and under. 6pm. Free. 803-222-9493. A community Easter egg hunt for children. cloversc.org.
Eggnormous Twilight Easter Scramble. (April 13).
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. harrisburgnc.org.
Great Easter Egg Classic (April 13)
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. greateastereggclassic.com.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. (April 2017 Date TBA).
Ray’s Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St.
Ages 12 and under. 5-8:30pm. $5-$11. 704-432-1141. 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. parkandrec.com.
Cute and Cuddly Animal Babies and Egg Hunt (April 14).
The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.
11am-4pm. $3. 704-854-6676. Visit with farm animal babies and then participate in one of eight egg hunts throughout the museum. Advance tickets suggested. theschielemuseum.org.
Spring Fling at Hodges Family Farm. (April 14-15).
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. hodgesfarmnc.com.
Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt. (April 15).
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. lattaplantation.org
Easter Egg Hunt with Uptown Church. (April 15).
Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane.
10am-noon. 704-375-7355. Bring the kids for face painting, an egg hunt, balloon animals and refreshments. uptownchurch.org.