Time to Hop to an Egg Hunt in San Mateo County – 2012

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It’s that time of year again and if you have little ones and want to find a local Easter Egg Hunt there are many to choose from.  I think I’ve found almost everyone of them in San Mateo County and if you’re willing to head up to the City for one, or south into Santa Clara County, I have a few there, too.  It all starts this coming weekend and continues Easter weekend.  Have fun!!  These are held rain or shine so come prepared for all kinds of weather, since winter’s hanging around right now.

Saturday March 31 Begins the Hunts

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.  This hunt is the oldest on the Peninsula as this is the 81st year it’s taken 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.  This is FREE.  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 33rd Annual Easter Egg and Pancake Breakfast in San Bruno City Park presented by the San Bruno Lions and San Bruno Rotary Club.  It starts at 9 AM and runs until 11 AM.  The hunts begin at 10 AM.  Pancake Breakfast, all you can eat, from 9-11AM is $5 of Adults, Children Under 12 and Seniors are $3.  All children’s activities are FREE.

If you don’t mind driving down to Los Altos, there’s a hunt at 2nd and State Streets.  Meet the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg hunts with a limit of 5 eggs per child.  Bring your own basket.  There will be crafts and face painting for children 10 or under.  This is from 10 to Noon

The Bunny Fun Hunt is held in Los Gatos on the front lawn of Los Gatos High School.  Carnival games, food, jumps, pony rides and a petty zoo make this a winner.  The easter egg hunt is FREE but you must bring your own baskets.  10 AM to 1 PM hunts begin at 10:15 and are by age.

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Burlingame‘s Annual Lion’s Club Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast starts early.  Breakfast is served between 8 AM to 11 AM and costs $6 for adults and $3 for children at the Burlingame Lions Hall 990 Burlingame Avenue.  The egg hunt begins at 9 AM for the toddlers, and again at 11 AM.  Be sure to have your baskets with you.

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.

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.

Menlo Park has their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Burgess Park, 701 Laurel Street, 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.  This event includes admission to the museum.

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.  $8 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 by Andy Z, Happy Birds, and Magic Mike.  While you’re there why not participate in a Community Parade at 10:30?  It all takes place at Central Park, El Camino and 5th Avenue.

Easter Family Fun Day is being held in East Palo Alto.  This is a FREE event with a hunt, arts and crafts, rally races and entertainment by local youth groups.  Co-hosted by the East Palo Alto Police Activities League PAL, at Bell Street Park, 550 Bell St.  From Noon to 4 PM

San Francisco has Spring Eggstravaganza at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park.  Egg hunts, carnival rides, giant inflatables, arts & crafts, entertainment, rib cook-off, food for sale. $8 per person.  Valet bike parking provided by the San Francisco Bike Coalition – located near the 2nd Avenue entrance.  This runs from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Redwood City’s hunt is at Malibu Grand Prix 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. Raffle Prize Drawings with the grand prize a new iPad.  FREE!

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Easter Sunday’s Hunts

Mountain View has a hunt at St. Timothy’s, 2094 Grant Road at 10 AM.  Egg hunts are by age groups.  Take your photos with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own basket and if it’s raining this one will be held indoors.  FREE.

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.

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