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March 26, 2018

THIS WEEK | Our Favorite Egg Hunts and More Easter Events in Tampa Bay

By Tampa Bay Parenting

Related: Local Parents Share Easter Hacks and we think they are EGGs-cellent!

Easter Weekend at The Florida Aquarium | 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa | Mar 30-April 1, 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Enjoy an underwater Easter egg scavenger hunt and a diving Easter Bunny. To participate, you’ll need your cell phone for clues to find the eggs hidden throughout the Aquarium! Once you’ve completed the scavenger hunt, head to the booth in the lobby to collect your prize! A diving Easter Bunny will make special appearances in the big panoramic window habitat in the Coral Reef Gallery at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Included with general admission. flaquarium.org

Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available for purchase Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

More animal enrichments on Saturday and Sunday:
10 a.m.– Holiday themed lemur enrichment
11 a.m.– “Hoppy Easter” otter photo shoot
1:30 p.m.– “Hoppy Easter” lemur photo shoot
2:00 p.m.– Holiday themed otter enrichment

Glazer Children’s Museum Egg Hunt | 110 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa | Mar 31, 8 – 10 a.m.

Meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, search for thousands of eggs and play games at GCM’s annual Egg Hunt. All activities, snacks, treats and a full day of museum play are included with the $12 fee. Members can participate for free, but you are encouraged to register online. glazermuseum.org

Underwater Egg Hunt | 13120 Vonn Rd., Largo | Mar 30, Noon – 2 p.m.

Children 2-10 are invited to help the Easter Bunny find hundreds of colorful eggs in the Southwest Pool. Some are floating and others have sunk to the bottom. The cost is $5 for wristbands. Largo.com

Cottontail Special in Parrish | 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish | Mar 30-31, various times

Take a 2.5-hour diesel powered train ride to an egg hunt with Mr. Bunny at The Florida Railroad Museum. Bring your camera because the Easter Bunny will greet each child. Price is $14.50-$32.50. frrm.org

Jelly Bean Fling | 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City | Mar 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kids and families can enjoy a wide array of activities to celebrate the holiday at the Florida Pioneer Museum. The Easter bunny and egg hunts for each age group will be available, bags included! Beyond this, families can expect bounce houses, a petting zoo, games and a barrel train ride with Conductor Joe. Pioneerfloridamuseum.org

Haines City Easter Egg Hunt | 2401 E. Johnson Ave., Haines City | Mar 31, 10 a.m.

Join Haines city for their annual Easter egg hunt. Ages 2-10 are welcome and the egg hunts will be divided into age groups. Don’t forget to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Hainescity.org

Plant City Easter Egg Hunt | 2402 East Cherry St., Plant City | Mar 31, 10 a.m.

Head to Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex for a free Easter egg hunt sponsored by area churches and businesses. Kids can bring their own basket and join their age group for the search for hidden eggs. Day includes huge giveaways and complimentary snacks.  plantcity.gov

Kerby’s Nursery 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt | 2311 S Parsons Ave., Seffner | Mar 31, 10 a.m.

Grab your Easter baskets and get ready to hunt! See how many eggs the kids can find hidden among Kerby’s flowers. Kerbysnursery.com

Southside Elementary Egg Hunt | 1901 Webber St., Sarasota | Mar 31, 10 a.m. – noon.

Register online for this Easter egg hunt that includes a golden egg. Children will be split into two age groups and each hunt will feature a golden egg that will earn the finder a special prize. Eventbrite.com

Eggs in the Park | 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell | Mar 31, 10 a.m. – noon.

Event includes an egg hunt for children up to age 12, prizes, games and relays. floridastateparks.org

Brandon Regional’s 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt | 119 Oakfield Dr, Brandon | Mar 31, 10 a.m. – noon

Come join in the Easter celebration outside of the pediatric ER of Brandon Regional Hospital. This event is free and will feature food, music, inflatables, face painting and photos with the Easter bunny. Parking will be available in the Tower A parking garage. brandonhospital.com

A Land of Delight Natural Farm Easter Egg Hunt | 2514 Leaning Pine Lane, Plant City | Mar 31, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

You’re invited to A Land of Delight for an Easter egg hunt as well as pictures with baby chicks, goats, bunnies, cows, ponies and more! The whole family is welcome to enjoy the Organic Farmers Market from 8a.m.to 5 p.m. localharvest.org

Hop n’ Glow Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration | 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill | Mar 31, 5:30 p.m.

Everything glows at this black-light bunny hop dance party with black-light face painting, age-specific egg hunts, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, games, giveaways, entertainment and activities. Hernandochamber.com

HarvestMoon Fun Farm 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt | Masaryktown | March 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hop on over to HarvestMoon Farm for an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 12 and younger! Your child can collect empty eggs whcih they can turn in for a  gooide bag and there will even be a hunt for a Golden Egg for a super special prize! Cost is $6 per person, ages 3 and up. It’s cash only! The $6 includes egg hunt, Jumping Pillow, Cow Train, Petting Farm, Pedal Carts and The Barnyard Playground. The Easter Bunny will be there too!

Weeki Wachee Water Egg Hunt | Weeki Wachee Springs State Park | March 31, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

This super cute annual egg hunt at Weeki Wachee Springs’ Buccaneer Bay is a truly unique experience the whole family will love! The hunts are divided into age categories to keep it safe and fun for kids of all ages! Egg Hunt is included with admission to the park. Bring your own basket and don’t forget to wear your swimsuit! weekiwachee.com

Ages 0-3 11 AM (Kiddie Pool)
Ages 4-6 12 PM (Kiddie Pool)
Ages 7-10 1 PM (Beach)
Ages 11-13 2 PM (Beach)

Easter Egg Hunt in Coachman Park | 301 Drew St., Clearwater | Apr 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Families will love this massive Easter egg hunt with over 25,000 candy-filled eggs. Special prizes will be given to those who find golden eggs and activities like pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting will be available. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Don’t forget your Easter basket! Clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wagon Wheel Flea Market | 7801 Park Blvd. N., Pinellas Park | Apr 1, Noon

Egg Hunt will take place in the Wagon Wheel Field Parking. Children ages 10 and younger are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your own baskets! Thewagonwheelfleamarket.com

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