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OC’s Best Easter Events For Kids

March 18, 2013 6:00 AM

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Celebrating Easter
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Orange County is simply hopping with festive Easter activities for the entire family. Want to hunt for Easter eggs by the sea or by flashlight? Want to run the bases at Angel Stadium with the Easter Bunny? Grab the kids and your Easter basket and jump on down to these local events.
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(credit: DesireeEaglin.net)

Easter Eggstravaganza
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-3968
www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Dubbed one of the best and observed as one of the most well-attended Easter events in Southern California, Easter Eggstravaganza in the glorious Irvine Regional Park has all you want in family Easter entertainment, all month long. Meet and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Frolic on the bunny-themed bounce house. Enjoy train, pony and bicycle rides through the park. There’s also cookie decorating (and eating), face painting, carnival games and, of course, the eggstravagant Easter Egg Hunt. A number of separate egg hunts will be conducted each day for children ages 2 through 12 years, to give every little hunter a chance to fill their basket. Check the website for times. Early arrival is recommended.

(credit: Family Assistance Ministries)

(credit: Family Assistance Ministries)

San Clemente Community Easter Brunch
Family Assistance Ministries
1030 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 492-8477
www.familyassistance.org

In partnership with the City of San Clemente, Family Assistance Ministries provides this annual brunch for local needy individuals and families. You and your family can make a contribution this Easter by donating food and time for the event. Volunteers are needed to serve, fill Easter baskets and prepare Easter eggs. You may also stop by the Calle Negocio ministry and secure an invitation if you know someone who would like to attend. Walk-ups without invitation are also accepted.

(credit: Los Angeles Angels)

(credit: Los Angeles Angels)

Angels 5K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E. Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
(909) 399-3553
www.angeles.mlb.com

Is your Easter Sunday traditionally booked with church service and extended-family brunches? The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim invite you and the kids to come out on Saturday for an early, healthy celebration. Get some good exercise and support an excellent cause and Orange County’s beloved baseball team. Participants in the event will have the exclusive privilege of racing through Angel Stadium, on the field. Proceeds benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation to promote and improve education, healthcare and community-related youth programs.

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(credit:DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Late Night Flashlight Egg Hunt
Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 707-2680
www.laguna-hills.ca.us

Whether your weekend is full or you are simply anxious to get a jump on your Easter celebration, spend Friday night at the Laguna Hills Sports Complex for an exciting twist on the traditional egg hunt. There will be individual hunts and hundreds of eggs for children 7 to 10 and 11 to 14 years. All participants are entered in a post-hunt raffle for extra prizes. To register call (949) 707-2680.

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Easter Brunch
The Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 760-4920
www.islandhotel.com

The Island Hotel stands testament to the fact that a holiday brunch does not have to be stuffy and cost prohibitive to be exquisite. This particular brunch is a delight for the entire family and a thrill to each of your senses. Parents will enjoy the view, decor and live jazz music, while the kids are entertained by the Easter Bunny and on-site petting zoo. Everyone will delight in the endless omelet, seafood  and beverage offerings. Reservations are required: (949) 760-4920.

Related: Best Easter Brunch in Orange County

Christopher Schmidt is a freelance writer experiencing and espousing the glory that is Orange County. Driven to travel, drawn to sports, spirits and celebrity, Chris’ work can be found on
Examiner.com.

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