It’s that time of year again and if you have a young one and want to find a local Easter Egg Hunt, you’re in luck. I think I’ve found almost everyone of them in San Mateo County and if you’re willing to head south I have a few for you in Santa Clara County, too.
April 4th starts the fun
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. One just for Pre-Schoolers 3-5 years old and the second one for Elementary children 6-8 years old. Bring your own basket. While you’re there tell the South San Francisco Women’s Club thank you for sponsoring the event. Questions? Call 650-829-3800.
If you prefer warmer weather for your egg hunting then down in Los Altos you’ll find a hunt starting at 10 AM at State & 2nd Streets. This is for 1-10 year olds with their own baskets. It is a free event right in the downtown area of Los Altos.
If you don’t mind driving down to Los Gatos, there’s a hunt on the front lawn of Los Gatos Hight School between 10 AM and 1 PM. There will be a carnival taking place as well and tickets will be for sale during the egg hunts. The hunts are free and held by age groups. 10:15 AM - under 2; 10:45 AM - 2-3 years; 11:30 AM - 4-5 years; Noon - 6-7 years; 12:30 PM - 8-10 years.
Now Hop to April 11th
Burlingame’s Annual Lion’s Club Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast starts early.Breakfast is served between 7:30 AM to 11 AM and costs $6 for adults and $3 for children. The egg hunt begins at 9 AM, and again at 11 AM. Be sure to have your baskets with you and you can call 650-348-0799 for more details.
The Grand Daddy of the Easter egg hunts is the Eggrtravaganza held in San Mateo’s Central Park at 5th Avenue and El Camino Real. This is the 32nd year of for this Easter Egg Hunt. The event begins at 9 AM and runs until 1:30 PM. Have questions? Call 650-522-7470. Don’t forget to bring the baskets for the eggs and candy!
Belmont is hosting their 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.
San Carlos is hosting their hunt at San Carlos City Hall Park. It begins at 11 AM SHARP. Hunts are divided both by age and gender; 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years. It’s a free event but bring that basket for your child. There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks available for only $2 for sale by the San Carlos Lions Club.
Menlo Park has their egg hunt at Burgess Park 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.
Easter Sunday’s Hunts
Foster City’s Lions Club hosts the annual Easter Egg hunt held at Leo Ryan Park on the corner of East Hillsdale Blvd and Shell Blvd. It begins at 2 PM and is free. Just remember to bring the empty basket. The Easter Bunny will be there ready for your camera. In fact, be sure you have your camera with you any time you take your children to one of these events. It is so cute to watch the children running around the grass and something you don’t ever want to miss!
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.