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On the hunt
Where to go for Easter fun

04/17/14



 Who doesn’t love a good Easter egg hunt? Here are a few local hunts to bring the kids to this weekend.

 
Candia
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
Visit: visitthefarm.com
 
Chester
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
Cost: Free
Visit: chesterlibrary.org
 
Concord
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. 
Cost: Free
Visit: kimballjenkins.com
 
Concord
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. 
Cost: Free
Contact: 225-8690
Visit: onconcord.com
 
Epping
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
Cost: Free
Visit: 2014eggdrop.com/epping
 
Hudson
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. 
Cost: Free
Contact: 880-1600 or email cpeterson@hudsonnh.gov
Visit: hudsonnh.gov
 
Manchester
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. 
Cost: Free
 
Merrimack
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. 
Cost: Free
Contact: Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department at 882-1046, by e-mail at parksdept@merrimacknh.gov
Visit: merrimacknh.gov
 
Merrimack 
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.
Cost: Free
Contact: 424-1711 or email info@easterpalooza.org
Visit: easterpalooza.org
 
Milford
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.
Cost: Free
Visit: milford.nh.gov
 
Northwood
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. 
Cost: Free
Visit: recreation.northwoodnh.org
 
Salem
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. 
Cost: Free
Visit: rccsalem.com/egghunt 
 
As seen in the April 17, 2014 issue of the Hippo.





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