Who doesn’t love a good Easter egg hunt? Here are a few local hunts to bring the kids to this weekend.
What: There will be egg hunts throughout the day, horse-drawn wagon rides, tractor train rides, photos with the Easter Bunny and visiting with baby chicks, ducks and goats. Redeeming your golden egg will earn you a prize.
Where: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High Street
When: Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $17 per person, free for children 1 and under
What: An Easter egg hunt with crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny
Where: Chester Public Library, 3 Chester Street, Chester
When: Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon
What: Annual Easter egg hunt with pictures with the Easter Bunny and face painting
Where: Kimball Jenkins Estate, 266 N. Main St.
When: Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m.
What: City Easter egg hunt. Bring your own basket and search for Easter eggs. Open to kids in grades 4 and under. Kids can search for three golden eggs, and the winners of three age groups, kindergarten and under, grades 1 and 2 and grades 3 and 4, will win Easter basket prizes.
Where: Keach Park, 2 Newton Avenue; White Park, 1 White St.; Rolfe Park, 79 Community Drive
When: Saturday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m.
What: A Helicopter Egg Drop for kids where a helicopter will drop eggs from the sky down into the field to search for after services that morning. Anytime during the weekend, you must register and attend a Next Level Church experience.
Where: Next Level Church, 24 Calef Highway
When: Sun., April 20, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon
What: Bring your Easter basket to hunt for eggs at Benson Park. Children in grades 1 and younger will start at 6 p.m. and grades 2 through 5 will start at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Amphitheater Field, Benson Park, 27 Kimball Hill Road
When: Friday, April 18, at 6 p.m.
Contact: 880-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Register children ages 2 through 7 to take part in an Easter egg hunt on the library lawn. There will also be springtime stories and a craft to make.
Where: Winchell Room, Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St.
When: Saturday, April 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
What: Bring your own basket to hunt for eggs. Children ages 2 and 3 will start at 11 a.m., ages 4 and 5 will start at 11:15 a.m., ages 6 and 7 will start at 11:30 a.m. and ages 8 through 10 will start at 11:45 a.m. The Easter Bunny will also be around for pictures. There will be baked goods and prizes as well.
Where: Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road
When: Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m.
Contact: Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department at 882-1046, by e-mail at email@example.com
What: There will be an egg hunt to collect fun prizes. Free baskets are given to first 50 children registered. Right after the hunt will be a kids race for ages 10 and under and a 5K Charity Run/Walk to benefit the Riverside Food Pantry and the Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission.
Where: Family Life Center, Riverside Christian Church, 27 Depot St.
When: Saturday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: 424-1711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Make sure to bring your own basket for an Easter egg hunt. There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny, games, prizes and raffles.
Where: Keyes Field/Milford Town Hall Auditorium, 1 Union Square
When: Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What: The sixth annual Easter egg hunt will take place at the elementary school.
Where: Northwood Elementary School, 511 First New Hampshire Turnpike
When: Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m.
What: An Easter egg hunt with Rockingham Christian Church, complete with a jump house, face painting, giant slide, live music, balloon animals, games and more. For ages 11 and younger.
Where: Lancaster Elementary School, 54 Millville St. or Michele Park, 190 Lawrence Road
When: Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at Lancaster Elementary School or 1 to 3 p.m. at Michele Park.
As seen in the April 17, 2014 issue of the Hippo.