It’s that time of year again and if you have a young one and want to find a local Easter Egg Hunt, you’re in luck. I think I’ve found almost everyone of them in San Mateo County and if you’re willing to head south I have a few for you in Santa Clara County, too. The fun starts this coming weekend and continues Easter weekend. Have fun!!
March 27 starts the fun
In South San Francisco head over to Orange Memorial Park, on Orange Avenue by 10 AM where there will be two egg hunts taking place. One just for Pre-Schoolers 3-5 years old and the second one for Elementary children 6-8 years old. Bring your own basket. While you’re there tell the South San Francisco Women’s Club thank you for sponsoring the event. Questions? Call 650-829-3800.
San Bruno is hosting their 31th Annual Easter Egg and Pancake Breakfast in San Bruno City Park. It starts at 9 AM and runs until 11 AM. The hunts begin at 10 AM. Call 650-616-7180 for more information.
If you don’t mind driving down to Los Gatos, there’s a hunt on the front lawn of Los Gatos High School between 10 AM and 1 PM. There will be a carnival taking place as well and tickets will be for sale during the egg hunts. The hunts are free and held by age groups. 10:15 AM – under 2; 10:45 AM – 2-3 years; 11:30 AM – 4-5 years; Noon – 6-7 years; 12:30 PM – 8-10 years.
Now Hop to April 3rd
Burlingame‘s Annual Lion’s Club Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast starts early.Breakfast is served between 7:30 AM to 11 AM and costs $6 for adults and $3 for children. The egg hunt begins at 9 AM, and again at 11 AM. Be sure to have your baskets with you and you can call 650-348-0799 for more details.
Belmont is hosting their annual hunt at Twin Pines Meadow off of Ralston. Be there at 9 AM SHARP. It’s a free event for 3-10 year olds and all will get eggs, candy and other surprises. Bring your own basket and thank the Belmont Park & Recreation Department to hosting this event.
If you prefer warmer weather for your egg hunting, then head down to Los Altos where it begins at 10AM at State and 2nd. This is for 1-10 year olds and bring your own basket. It’s a free event in downtown Los Altos.
Menlo Park has their egg hunt at Burgess Park between 10 AM and Noon. This is a joint venture with the Menlo Park Firefighters Association and the Easter Bunny arrives on an antique fire truck. This is for children 8 and younger. Bring a basket for the eggs.
Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos is bringing in the Bunny on a Helicopter and your children can greet the Bunny at 10:30 AM. The Bunny will be giving out eggs to all children there and face painting will be offered by the Magic Princesses.
The 33rd Annual Eggstravaganza is going to take place in San Mateo. It’s a full day of fun for the family. Pancake breakfast begins at 9 AM until 11. $7 for adults and $4 for children sponsored by the San Mateo Sunrise Rotary. Art and games run from 9 AM to 1 PM. The hunts start at 9:30 and continue to 1 PM. Along with all of this you’ll get entertainment and can watch or participate in a Community Parade at 10:30. It all takes place at Central Park, El Camino and 5th Avenue.
San Francisco has a hunt at India Basin at 11 AM. It’s the India Basin Annual Spring Hunt. Bring your own basket.
There’s a hunt in Pacifica on Saturday at 10am at Frontierland.
and in Redwood City at Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City. Registration is from 10 – 11 and hunt starts at 11:15.
Easter Sunday’s Hunts
Foster City’s Lions Club hosts the annual Easter Egg hunt held at Leo Ryan Park on the corner of East Hillsdale Blvd and Shell Blvd. It begins at 2 PM and is free. Just remember to bring the empty basket. The Easter Bunny will be there ready for your camera. In fact, be sure you have your camera with you any time you take your children to one of these events. It is so cute to watch the children running around the grass and something you don’t ever want to miss!
San Francisco has the 19th Annual Spring Celebration and Easter Parade on Union Street between Gough and Fillmore. Running between 10 AM and 5PM there will be many offerings for children of all ages.
If you know of an Easter Egg Hunt that I’ve missed in San Mateo County or for that matter, in Santa Clara County, please let me know so I can add it here.