With Easter coming up this weekend, the 2011 Easter Egg Hunts are too. Rain or Shine they will take place this coming Saturday, April 23rd, throughout San Mateo County. From my weather search it might rain and then again, it might be sunny, so be prepared with rain gear and baskets for the children.
San Mateo’s Eggstravaganza
This is the premier hunt in the County and the oldest one, too. This will be the 34th year it will take place. It’s held at Central Park at El Camino Real and 5th Avenue beginning at 9 AM and running until 1 PM. Start your day off with their annual San Mateo Sunrise Rotary’s Pancake Breakfast for a cost of $8 per adult and $4 per child and enjoy the fun with a full tummy! Breakfast is between 9-11 AM. There are egg hunts for children of all ages beginning at 9:30 AM. The morning is filled with art and games, a community parade at 10:30, and music by Andy Z beginning at 11 AM and a magic show by Magic Mike at Noon. Children as young as toddlers can participate in their own hunts but bring your own baskets!
Foster City’s Egg Hunt at Ryan Park
If your children haven’t had enough hunting time head over to Foster City at 1 PM and begin the fun there. It’s an annual event run by the Foster City Lion’s Club and is on the lawns at East Hillsdale and Shell Blvd. The egg hunt will be at 2 PM for chocolate eggs. Bring your baskets and watch the fun. Your children will leave with a full basket of goodies as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny!
Belmont’s Twin Pine’s Meadow Hunt
Belmont’s annual hunt starts at 9 AM on Saturday. The hunts will take place for age groups and it’s for children between 3 and 10. Bring your baskets and let the kids have fun. It’s free and will take place rain or shine.
Menlo Park’s Easter Egg Hunt at Burgess Park
This hunt begins at 10 AM and runs until Noon. It’s kicked off with a visit from the Easter Bunny at 10 AM There are hunts for toddler’s under 2 beginning at 10:30; 3-4 year olds at 10:45, 5-6 year olds at 11 and 7-8 year olds at 11:15 AM. It’s a morning filled with fun things to do from a ride on the Old Tom Fire truck to a photo with the Easter Bunny. Crafts, and toys will be there to occupy the children while their siblings hunt for their eggs. Bring your baskets. Burgess Park is at 701 Laurel Street.
Millbrae’s Spring Festival and Children’s Egg Roll
The Millbrae Rotary is hosting this for Millbrae children and begins at 11 AM until 2 PM with the Easter Bunny, games, face painting, a petting zoo and of course, an Egg Hunt! Grab BBQ burgers for your lunch as a fund raiser for the mills High Interact Club. Millbrae’s Rotary Park South Aston and Millbrae Avenue.
Awesome Egg Dive at the Burlingame Aquatic Center
If you’re looking for something different in the way of an egg hunt and have older children this might be fun. Saturday afternoon between 2:30 and 3:30 PM will be a pool egg hunt where the kids jump into the water for eggs and and then exchange those eggs for prizes. This will take place at the Burlingame Aquatic Center. The competition is for children between 5 and 7 and 8 and 14 and they can splash and swim and have fun. There is a cost of $6 whether you’re a resident of Burlingame or not. Parents are encouraged to watch from the bleachers on the pool deck. The Aquatic Center is at 1 Magnini Way, Burlingame.
The annual Burlingame Lions Club’s Easter Egg hunt and pancake breakfast will take place on Saturday beginning at 8 AM. This is a full breakfast and always well worth it. Then the hunts begin according to age. First up will be the toddlers at 9 AM and then up to the older children throughout the morning. With over 4000 chocolate eggs to be found this will be a fun morning. The San Mateo Elks Band will be playing during the morning and t local artist and face painter , TwikieDeeStar, will do free face painting for the children. This will be held at the Burlingame Lions Hall, 990 Burlingame Avenue.
Thanks for a reader for this one on Sunday.
On Sunday, Malibu Castle and Grand Prix has a hunt and entertainment in Redwood City. Registration begins at 11:30 and ends at 12:45 PM. The hunt begins at 1 PM. Face painting, a petting zoo, and of course the Easter Bunny will be there. There is a charge but this should be fun for all ages! http://www.malibugrandprix.com/site/Redwood/pricing.html?egg#egg