You can hide Easter eggs at the house again this year, then snap the same photos of your underwhelmed children pretending they don’t know all of your secret spots. Instead of that usual tradition, take the family out to a local Orange County park and start a thrilling new tradition. Entertainment, excitement, community involvement and, of course, eggs await parents and children of all ages.
Annual Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day
Huntington Central Park Sports Complex
18102 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Date: April 19, 2014 at 9am
Is a stunning view from a glorious park in a beautiful OC community high on your Easter wish list? Do you even have an Easter wish list? You should, and the view from the Huntington Central Park should be on it. This event touts thousands of pounds of candy, Easter Bunny photo ops, game booths, a pancake breakfast and acres and acres of grassland for sporty family fun. Connect with the community with members of the police, fire and public works services. Play some catch with the kids, get them some loot and foster an appreciation for Orange County’s hard-working service members.
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
Date: March 29 – April 19, 2014 at 10am
Orange County’s largest regional park hosts its longest lasting, most comprehensive Easter celebration. There’s so much going on with bouncy houses, train rides, cookie decorating, cookie gorging, carnival games, face painting and several daily egg hunts. Easter egg hunts are separated by age group to give everyone a chance for some good loot. This event is profoundly popular. It is recommended that you check times and arrive early.
Henry Boisseranc Park
7520 Dale St.
Buena Park, CA 90620
Date: April 19, 2014 at 8am
If you want to be part of an Eggstravaganza, but are spiritually sensitive, the City of Buena Park’s nondenominational spring celebration is for you. Enjoy the eggs of your traditional extravaganza, but without all the piety and pressure. There’s a bouncy house, a petting zoo and just about everything else you’ll need to satisfy your need for Easter entertainment. Bring your camera to take pictures with the spring bunny. The event begins at 9 a.m., with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. for the truly enthusiastic.
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Family Assistance Ministries’ Community Easter Brunch
Ole Hanson Beach Club
105 W. Avenida Pico
San Clemente, CA 92673
Date: April 19, 2014 at 10am
Egg hunts are wonderful, but the City of San Clemente invites families to be a part of something a bit more satisfying this Easter. Family Assistance Ministries teams up with the city to provide recognition and a much needed meal for families and individuals. You and your family can contribute. Donations of food and time are welcome. Fill Easter baskets and plastic eggs, and show the kids why it’s better to give than receive. Donations can me made in the weeks prior to the community event at the Family Assistance Ministries’ headquarters at 1030 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA.
Late Night Flashlight Egg Hunt
Laguna Hills Sports Complex
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Date: April 11, 2014 at 7:30pm
“Bring your flashlight and prize bag,” and a basket full of Easter-evening enthusiasm, for this one-of-a-kind holiday event. Egg hunt under the stars as part of this safe, family-friendly tradition. The Late Night Hunt is for ages seven to 14. Two separate egg hunts are organized, based upon age. Bring the youngsters back to the Community Center on Sunday morning, April 12 at 10 a.m. to meet a huge bunny. Space is limited, so you’ll want to register early. Tickets are $5 for Laguna residents, $10 for non-residents and must be purchased in person at the Laguna Hills Community Center by April 11 at 4pm.
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