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A previous Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation Easter Egg Hunt. Courtesy photo.




Hopping and hunting
Where to go for Easter egg hunts

03/17/16
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 From town egg hunts to helicopter egg drops, New Hampshire is hopping with Easter fun. Here are some local hunts to take the kids to this weekend and the next. 

 
Town egg hunts 
Hooksett - Saturday, March 19, at the Hooksett Public Library (31 Mount St. Mary’s Way). Hunts start at 10 a.m. for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers and 11 a.m. for age 6 and up. There will be games, crafts, visits with the Easter Bunny and more from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Visit hooksettlibrary.org.
Hopkinton - Saturday, March 19, at Hopkinton Middle High School (297 Park Ave., Contoocook). Hunt starts at 10 a.m. and is open to grade 3 and under. BYO basket. Photos with the Easter Bunny offered 9:30 to 10 a.m. Visit hopkintonrec.com.
Hudson - Saturday, March 26, at Benson Park (27 Kimball Hill Road). Hunts start at 11:30 a.m. for age 4 and under, noon for K through grade 2 and 12:30 p.m. for grades 3 through 5. BYO basket. Visit hudsonrec.com.
Manchester - The Spring Celebration takes place on Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Manchester City Library (405 Pine St.) It features stories, crafts and an egg hunt for kids ages 2 through 7. Registration is recommended. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us.
The Friends of Stark Park’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Stark Park (River Road, Manchester), and is open to age 8 and under. Visit starkpark.com.
Merrimack - Saturday, March 19, at Wasserman Park (116 Naticook Road). Hunts start at 10:30 a.m. for ages 1 through 3, 10:45 a.m. for ages 4 and 5, 11 a.m. for ages 6 and 7 and 11:15 a.m. for ages 8 through 10, and are open to residents only. BYO basket and camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Visit merrimackparksandrec.org.  
Milford - Saturday, March 26, at Keyes Park (Elm Street). Hunts start at 11:15 a.m. for toddlers, 11:45 a.m. for pre-K to grade 1 and 12:15 p.m. for grades 2 through 4, and are open to residents only. BYO basket. There will be a bake sale, raffles, photos with the Easter Bunny ($3) and field games from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit milford.nh.gov.  
New Boston - Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m., on the town common (7 Meetinghouse Hill Road). The Easter Bunny will lead kids in an Easter bonnet parade. An egg hunt will follow. BYO basket. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative bonnets and for finding special eggs. Visit newbostonnh.gov.
Pelham - Saturday, March 26, on the Village Green (in front of the Town Hall). Hunt begins at noon and is open to age 8 and under. There will be visits with the Easter Bunny, fun activities and prizes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit pelhamweb.com.
Salem - Saturday, March 26, at Soule’s Elementary School (173 S. Policy St.). Hunts start at 11:30 a.m. for age 5 and under and 1 p.m. for ages 6 through 10. There will be a bounce house, face painting, live music and balloon animals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit rccsalem.com/egghunt.  
Wilton - Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Main Street. Visit local shops to find eggs containing candy for kids and retail prizes for adults. BYO basket. Visit mainstreet.wilton.nh.us.
Windham - Saturday, March 19, at the Town Hall (3 N. Lowell Road). Hunts start at 9:45 a.m. for ages 3 through 5, 10 a.m. for age 2 and under and 10:30 a.m. for ages 6 through 9. BYO basket and camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Visit windhamnewhampshire.com.
 
Other egg hunts
Charmingfare Farm (774 High St., Candia, visitthefarm.com) presents the Egg-Citing Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19, Sunday, March 20, and Saturday, March 26, with check-in times from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be visits with the Easter Bunny and live animals, horse-drawn wagon and tractor train rides and an egg hunt for ages 2 through 10. BYO empty dozen egg carton. Tickets cost $19, free for babies under age 1. 
Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation (NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive, Bedford, egghunt2016.eventbrite.com) holds its Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It features ongoing egg hunts, live entertainment, visits with the Easter Bunny and other special guests, a bounce house, games, raffles, a silent auction and a bake sale. Tickets cost $8 per person or $28 per family in advance, $10/$32 at the door. 
Tuscan Village (67 Main St., Salem, tuscanbrands.com) hosts its Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 20, at 11:30 a.m. Search for the golden eggs outside on the piazza, then visit with the Easter Bunny inside the market.
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, aviationmuseumofnh.org) puts on the Easter Egg Hunt at the Museum on Saturday, March 26. Hunts are open to age 10 and under and run 11 to 11:45 a.m. There will be crafts and treats until 1 p.m. BYO basket. It’s free with regular museum admission, which is $5 for adults, $4 for veterans and seniors 60+, $2.50 for ages 12 through 16, free for age 11 and under and $15 max for a family.
Kimball Jenkins Estate (266 N. Main St., Concord, kimballjenkins.com) throws an Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 26. The hunt begins at 10:15 a.m. and is open to ages 1 through 11. There will be a bounce house, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. 
Beaver Brook Association (117 Ridge Road, Hollis, beaverbrook.org) has its Easter Egg Trail Hunt on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Eggs will be hidden along the decorated trails and replenished throughout the day. It’s free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Next Level Church presents the Helicopter Egg Drop on Sunday, March 27, in Concord, Epping, Portsmouth and Somersworth. Thousands of eggs will be dropped from a helicopter onto a grass field for kids to collect. Drops are held at 9 and 10:30 a.m., and the exact locations will be announced that weekend. To participate, register online at 2016eggdrop.com and attend an NLC service during Easter weekend. NLC in Concord meets at the Mill Brook School (53 S. Curtisville Road).  





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