Local listing all the Easter egg hunts and fun Happenings NE Columbus and surrounding areas!
Some of the events require pre-registration, which we have noted (along with deadlines if there were any). All Easter Egg hunts require you to bring your own baskets or bags. Also, remember, most are in fields which can be very muddy this time of year. Be sure to get to all the hunts EARLY. They will start promptly at the time listed, and are over within minutes (truly amazing to see a field covered with eggs one moment and empty the next). Don't forget your camera!
Tuesday, March 27th:
Munchin' with the Bunny (Worthington Community Center, 345 East Wilson Bridge Rd) 6:30 - 7:30pm There will be snacks, crafts and decorating of Easter eggs, as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny (w/ photo opps). $10 R & $13 NR Info: click here or call 614-436-2743.
Thursday, March 29th:
Westerville Community Center’s Underwater Egg Hunt (350 N. Cleveland Ave) Times are based on age (6:30pm for age 5; 6:50 pm for age 6; 7:10pm for ages 7-8 and 7:30pm for ages 9-11). Eggs will be floating and sinking to the bottom of the pool for kids to collect and can be exchanged for candy & toys. Carnival games before the hunt. $1 per child. Info: call 614-901-6500.
Saturday, March 31st:
William C. Kraner Nature Center: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (Newark OH) 10-11:30 AM For kids infant to 11 years old, and will include an Easter egg hunt, egg relay, crafts, face paint station, photo with the Easter Bunny ($5) & live wildlife visitors. Rain or shine. $3 per child. Registration is required by March 24th for one of the three session – call 740-967-8320. Info: click here.
Genoa Township Easter Egg Hunt (Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave.) 10 am Ages 1-10. Easter Bunny and friends, police and fire safety vehicles, refreshments, games and more. Easter egg hunts start at 11am and will be grouped by age. Rain date: April 7th. FREE. Info: click here or call 614-895-1126
Sunbury United Methodist Church Easter Celebration (100 W. Cherry St) 10am – 12pm. Festivities include indoor activities starting at 10 am which include games, prizes, crafts, refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11 am outside for ages 1 year through 5th grade -register when you get there. FREE. Info: click here.
Magic Mountain Easter Egg Hunt (Polaris and East Locations) 9 am AND 11 am Two egg hunt times (be sure to arrive early), with lots of goodies and raffles. Donation: Pre-sale price $3 per child/ day of price $4 per child – donation benefits the Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. There is also a special for $10 (ages 12 & under) and $15 (ages 13 & over) can enjoy unlimited mini golf, go-karts & laser tag from 9 am – 2pm. Info: Please click here.
Reynoldsburg Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt (887 Rosehill Rd, Reynoldsburg) 1 pm - 2:30 pm Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under! There will be games (like duck pond, disc drop and ring toss), face painters, bounce house, a prize wheel as well as food. Rain or Shine. Info: click here or call 614-866-6818.
Powell Easter Egg Hunt (Village Green Park) 10 am The hunt will be divided by age groups, and there will also be other fun activities. Free Info: click here or call 614-847-3703.
Faith Life Church's Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast (2407 Beech Road, Johnstown) 9 am Free pancake breakfast for everyone, egg hunt for ages 2-12 (by age group), costumed characters, pony rides, giveaways and more. Free. Info: click here.
Sunday, April 1st
Three Creeks Geocache Egg Hunt (Confluence Trails Bulletin Board at 3860 Bixby Rd, Groveport) 4pm - 6pm Great egg hunt for the entire family! Bring your GPS and search for plastic eggs that are hidden throughout the park. There will be some GPS units available to borrow, but best to bring your own. FREE Info: click here.
Grove City Nazarene's Community Easter Egg Hunts (4770 Hoover Rd) 8:45am and 10:45am Egg hunts follow a brief, kid-friendly, high-energy Easter experience celebration in the main auditorium. There will be over 50,000 eggs, face painting, Easter Bunny appearance, and more. Infants - 4th graders. Rain or shine. FREE. Info: click here or call 614-875-2551.
Friday, April 6th
Eggs, Paws and Claws (Columbus Zoo) 5 – 8 pm. Aqua-Bunny at Discovery Reef, photos with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts for some of the animals, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, along with Polly Polar Bear, Patriot Eagle caravan and meet & greet, treat stations and more! Free with admission/membership. Info: click here.
Grace Pickerington's Easter Eggsplosion (Hill Rd. Sports Complex, 630 Hill Rd N., Pickerington) 6pm Children in 4th grade or younger. The egg hunt is with a twist: they will be dropped from a helicopter (at 7:15pm)! There will also be inflatables, games, face painting and free dinner. Registration is required by 7pm. Check website if weather seems bad. FREE Info: click here.
Skate Zone 71 Roller Skate with the Easter Bunny (4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus) 9am-12pm Kids of all ages can have fun skating with the Easter Bunny. Free admission before 10am, and only 99 cents after 10am - skate rental is additional $4. Info: click here or call 614-846-5626.
Saturday, April 7th
Eggs, Paws and Claws (Columbus Zoo) 9 am – 5 pm. Aqua-Bunny at Discovery Reef (11am and 2pm), photos with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts for some of the animals, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, along with Polly Polar Bear, Patriot Eagle caravan and meet & greet, treat stations and more! Free with admission/membership. Info: click here.
Galena’s Easter Egg Hunt (Ruffner Park, 170 Harrison St) 1pm. 1 pm. Children will be divided into age groups (infants – 4 years; 5-7 years; 8-10 years). The 5-10 year olds can also participate in a coin and candy toss. AND ages 11-14 can participate in a scavenger hunt for 25 presidential dollars. Easter Bunny will make an appearance and one kid from each age group can win a grand prize Easter basket. Info: call 740-965-2484.
Bexley Celebrations Association’s Easter Egg Hunt (Jeffrey Mansion back field, 165 N. Parkway Ave.) 12pm A fun Easter egg hunt for kids (rain or shine).
Reynoldsburg Community Easter Egg Hunt (Reynoldsburg Senior Center and Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Dr.) 9 am to 2 pm Ages 10 and under. Breakfast & photos with the Easter Bunny, as well as crafts at the Senior Center from 9 – 11am (registration required). Easter Egg Hunt at 1pm (no registration required). Free event. Call 614-322-6806 for more info.
Westerville Parks Foundation Bunny Hop 5K (Hoff Woods Park, 556 McCorkle Blvd) 8 am for adults and 9 am for youth. Adults can run or walk their 3.1 miles and the kids run will be an 100 yard dash. Proceeds benefit the Westerville Parks Foundation. Pancake breakfast (donations requested) will start at 8am. Easter Egg hunt will happen after the event (see event details below). $30 for adults in advance ($40 day of race), $10 for youth (with adult registration) – kids must pre-register by April 1st. Info: click here for site and registration.
Westerville’s Spring Eggsravaganza (Hoff Woods Park, 556 McCorkle Blvd) 10 am (promptly) Children 8 & under and will be broken into age groups (Ages 2 and under on field 1; ages 3 &4 on field 2; ages 5 & 6 on field 3; ages 7-8 on field 4). There will be the egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, crafts and a special visit by the Easter Bunny. Rain or Shine. FREE. Info: call 614-901-6500.
Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad Easter Bunny Train (Nelsonville Depot) 10 am AND 1 pm. Enjoy a two hour train ride with you family, as well as fun Easter Egg hunt following the ride. Children will be broken into age groups for the hunt. Adult tickets are $17 ea and include on child’s ticket. Additional children are $10 each. Children 3 & under are free but must sit on adults lap. Info and ticket orders: click here.
New Albany’s Spring Egg Hunt (Wexner Community Park Fodor Fields) 10:30 am – 12 pm. Along with the egg hunt, kids will enjoy seeing fire trucks, a school bus, a mobile video game truck, face painting, and more! Hunt is broken down by ages: 11am – preschool; 11:15 am – K-2nd grade; and 11:30 – 3rd – 5th grade. FREE (other than concessions) Info: email Rob.
LIFE Vineyard Church's Scrambled Eggs (Hannah Park, Gahanna) 10 am - 2 pm. There are two egg hunts: 10:30 am & 12:30 pm. Children broken into groups for the hunt - after eggs are collected they can redeem them for candy at the Egg Drop locations. Also cookie decorating, face painting, games, inflatables, photos with the Easter Bunny, scavenger hunt, food and more. Register either at the event or on-line here. Free, Info: click here.
Grace Polaris Easter Eggstravaganza (8225 Worthington-Galena Rd, Westerville) 1pm- 3pm There will be inflatables, games, the egg hunt and more. Rain or shine (will be indoors if it rains). Free. Info: please click here or call 614-888-7733.
Pickerington's Breakfast with the Bunny (Pickerington Central Highschool, 300 Opportunity Way) 9 - 11am There will be a breakfast, crafts and games. Presold tickets $6 (2 and under are free) at Recreation Dept (100 Lockville Rd). Info: click here.
Lazelle Woods Community Center (8140 Sancus Blvd, Westerville) 10am There will be a fun Easter Egg Hunt at 10am sharp for kids 12 and under. There will be other Easter activities as well. Free Info: please call 614-645-5330.
Woodward Park Community Center (5147 Karl Rd) 10 am There will be a fun Easter Egg Hunt at 10am sharp for kids 10 and under. There will be other Easter activities as well. Free Info: please call 614-645-3158.
Whetstone Community Center (3923 N. High St.) 10 am There will be a fun Easter Egg Hunt at 10am sharp for kids 10 and under. There will be other Easter activities as well. Free Info: please call 614-645-3217.
Schiller Community Center (1069 Jaeger St.) 10 am There will be a fun Easter Egg Hunt at 10am sharp for kids 10 and under. There will be other Easter activities as well. Free Info: please call 614-645-3156.