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2018 Easter egg hunts in Central PA


While Punxsutawney Phil prepares for his big day tomorrow, we’re thinking about another furry critter —the Easter Bunny! We’re gathering our list of area egg hunts and other seasonal fun, like train rides and a nighttime flashlight hunt.

We’ll update this list with more Easter Egg Hunts as they become available, so be sure to bookmark this page and come back often!

If your organization is hosting an Easter egg hunt that’s open to the public, and you’d like to include it in our round-up, please email your info to our editor, lpenkunas@centralpennparent.com.

March 24-25

Children’s Egg Hunt
York Township Park, Oak St., York
Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m. (ages 10 and under)
$3,
registration and tickets required
Please arrive to McWilliams Field by 12:45 p.m. Each child will receive a goody bag.

East Pennsboro Township Easter Egg Hunt and Scavenger Hunt
Adam Ricci Community Park, 536 Magaro Road, Enola
Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m. (egg hunt) and 2 p.m. (scavenger hunt)
Egg hunt is for ages 6 and under; Scavenger hunt ages 7 and up
FREE
Egg hunt: Parents don’t be late because the hunt doesn’t last long. All age groups have a designated hunting area in the field between the concession stand and Gazebo. Please remember to bring your basket to gather the eggs. In case of bad weather check here for cancellation information. Rain/Snow Date is Sunday April 9, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Scavenger hunt: Meet at the Concession Stand by the caboose. They’ll have clues around the park for you or your group to find, photo and turn in all the clues to win. Call 717-732-0711 option 3 or email recreation@eastpennsboro.net to preregister and let them know how many are in your group. Rain/Snow date April 9 at 3 p.m.

Eggspecially Fun Bunny Run to Seitzland
Steam Into History, 2 W. Main St., New Freedom
March 24 & 25, ride times: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
$5 for toddlers, $15 for ages 3-12, and $25 for ages 13 and up
Ride the Eggspecially Fun Bunny Run with banjo and guitar player, Jeff Greenawalt. Visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny while riding on the train. Your 45 minute ride will take you along the beautiful rail trail with song and stories. Once you are back at the station in New Freedom, children will be invited to participate in an egg hunt.

Flashlight Teen Egg Hunt
York Township Park, Oak St., York
Saturday, March 24, 8:30 p.m.
Ages 11-18 (still in high school, no 18 year old college freshmen)
$3, registration and tickets required
This event starts at 8:30 p.m. at the York Township Park Building with a pizza dinner (1 slice and a can drink) before the hunt. Then, search for prize eggs in the dark. Limited to 100 participants. Tickets can be purchased at the YTRec Office. DON’T FORGET YOUR FLASHLIGHT!

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt
AACA Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey
Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
FREE for children (up to age 12) with a paid regular admission ($12)
Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Tickets must be purchased at the door to receive this special ticket rate. Guests will hunt to find a variety of “egg spots” within the main and lower levels of the Museum. Treats will be given to each child 12 and under at these treat locations. Bring your Easter Egg Baskets! Be sure to see the Easter Bunny! They’ll also have hot dogs and popcorn, and bunny juice (pink lemonade) while supplies last.

Myerstown Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt
Myerstown Baptist Church, 59 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown
Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Babies-5th grade
FREE
Local families are invited to join Myerstown Baptist Church for their community Easter egg hunt.

Dauphin County Egg Hunt
Fort Hunter Park
Sunday, March 25
Ages 2-9

FREE
2:30 p.m. (ages 2-3); 2:45 p.m. (ages 4-5); 3 p.m. (ages 6-7); 3:15 p.m. (ages 8-9); and NEW this year: an egg hunt at 3:45 p.m. for children who have visual impairments.
Face painting, pony rides and children’s activities provided, plus Thousands of plastic eggs filled with candy are scattered on the east lawn.

Hampden Township Egg Hunt
Hampden Park (5002 Hampden Park Drive, Mechanicsburg)
March 24, 10 a.m.
Ages 2-8
FREE
This event takes place on Saturday, March 24 beginning at 10 a.m. on soccer fields 5 and 6 in Hampden Park (behind tennis courts).  Participants should park in the pool parking lot.  The hunt is open to all Township children, 2 to 8 years of age.  The event is rain or shine and will start promptly at 10 a.m. Bring your own basket or bag to collect the eggs.

Lower Allen Township Easter Egg Hunt
Lower Allen Community Park, 4075 Lisburn Road, Mechanicsburg
March 24 at 10 a.m.
FREE
Please bring your own bag/basket to collect eggs.

Downtown Bunny Hop
Carlisle
March 24, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE
Ages 12 and under
Dress your children under 12 in their “Sunday Best” and bring them to downtown Carlisle for an afternoon egg hunt.  After picking up a map of participating locations at Georgie Lou’s on the day of the event, families follow it to “Bunny Hop Stops” for treats, games, and crafts.  This event usually features more than 30 businesses and organizations.

North Middleton Township Easter Egg Hunt
Village Park, 1830 Suncrest Dr, Carlisle
March 24, 10 a.m.

Easter eggs deep into green grass

March 30 – 31

Dover Township Recreation
Lehr Park, 3700 Davidsburg Rd, Dover

March 31, 10 a.m. – noon
FREE – please pre-register at www.DoverTwpRec.com
Ages newborn to 9
Please be sure to bring your own Easter Basket to collect eggs!  Refreshments will be served at the pavilion. Arrive early so you can find your field before the start time.
Ages 0-2 will be on field 1; start at 10:00 am
Ages 3-4 will be on field 2; start at 10:15 am
Ages 5-6 will be on field 3; start at 10:30 am
Ages 7-9 will be on field 4; start at 10:40 am
Special Needs; start at 11:30am
Rain date: April 7th

Eggspecially Fun Bunny Run to Seitzland
Steam Into History, 2 W. Main St., New Freedom
March 30 & 31, ride times: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
$5 for toddlers, $15 for ages 3-12, and $25 for ages 13 and up
Ride the Eggspecially Fun Bunny Run with banjo and guitar player, Jeff Greenawalt. Visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny while riding on the train. Your 45 minute ride will take you along the beautiful rail trail with song and stories. Once you are back at the station in New Freedom, children will be invited to participate in an egg hunt.

Ephrata Lion’s Club Easter Egg Hunt
Tom Grater Park, Cloister Ave, Ephrata

March 31, 10 a.m.
Ages 1-11
FREE.
Prizes will be given in each age group.  The event will be held rain or shine.

Hop Along the Bunny Trail at Hollabaugh’s
545 Carlisle Rd, Biglerville
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages 8 and under
$8
Registration fee per participating child includes Easter egg hunt, wagon rides, craft time, “Fairy Tale Trail” walking story trail in orchards, and much more. Egg hunts will be broken up into three age groups, and will occur every 20-30 minutes. Children are encouraged to bring their own baskets. Registration is not required for this event which will be held rain or shine.

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt
AACA Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey
Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
FREE for children (up to age 12) with a paid regular admission ($12)
Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Tickets must be purchased at the door to receive this special ticket rate. Guests will hunt to find a variety of “egg spots” within the main and lower levels of the Museum. Treats will be given to each child 12 and under at these treat locations. Bring your Easter Egg Baskets! Be sure to see the Easter Bunny! They’ll also have hot dogs and popcorn, and bunny juice (pink lemonade) while supplies last.

Lititz Lions Club 72nd Easter Egg Hunt
Bonfield Elementary School, 101 N. Oak St., Lititz
March 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 1-10
FREE
Children in age groups 1-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10 will search for 1,000 candy-filled and 1,000 toy-filled colored plastic eggs. They will also search for 4,000 pieces of sealed candy and 200 additional plastic eggs containing a special gift, all donated by the Lititz Lions Club. There will be a separate area set-up for children with special needs.

SVEFC Easter Egg Hunt
6433 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg
March 31, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Ages newborn – 6th grade
FREE – registration required
This year’s event includes an Eggcellent Egg Hunt, live animals, games, bounce houses, trackless train, goodies, giveaways and much more! To register for this family event please use the link https://www.timetosignup.com/svefc/form/9266

VFW Easter Egg Hunt
McCurdy’s Tree Farm
127 Chestnut Grove Road, Dillsburg
March 31, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt at McCurdy’s Tree Farm!
Please arrive early to allow time to get to the egg hunt zones. Hunt begins promptly at 11 a.m.!  We are now accepting donations, stop by the club to contribute.

red rabbits outdoor


April 7

Crones Taekwondo School
24 E Main St, New Kingstown
April 7, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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