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Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Egg Hunts in the Rochester Area

This Easter season, there are plenty of egg hunts, and even a bunny hunt, for the kids to enjoy. We have participated in the egg hunt at Camp Arrowhead for the past few years, so I can highly recommend that one. (details for other events are at the bottom of this page)

The Annual Camp Arrowhead Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast will take place on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at YMCA Camp Arrowhead, 20 Arrowhead Road, Pittsford, NY.

The yummy pancake breakfast buffet is held in one of the camp shelters. Grab a table, load up your plate, and dig in! After breakfast, kids can enjoy crafts and games. If the weather cooperates, the playground and giant sandbox provide lots of entertainment. Older kids (8+) can even climb the alpine tower.
There are two separate hunts: one for ages 5 and under, and one for ages 6-12. The hunts take place in the fairy tale forest, with adorable little play houses.
I like the candy house the best.
Kids have a blast filling their bag (provided) with eggs.
If you are lucky enough to find the golden egg, you can win a free week of camp! No such luck for us, but we don't mind.
After the hunt, kids turn in their eggs for a goodie bag filled with door prizes.
Above, my little one is pulling off an Easter bunny mask, which was in his goodie bag.

Some years, we luck out with the weather. But as you can see, some years you need to bundle up for the Easter Egg Hunt.

Register online or at the Southeast YMCA (111 E. Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY) up until March 22nd; $7.50 per person or $32 per family (up to six people). Registration at the event is $12 per person or $45 per family (up to six people). Children under age two are free and should be included in the family count. This event is open to the community; you do not have to be a member of the YMCA.


Created by Us Ceramic Studio, 3 Railroad Street, Fairport, NY
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Join the Easter Party for an Easter Egg Hunt, pottery painting, and cookie decorating. Open to ages 5 and up for $20 per child. Younger children welcome with an adult. Reservations required: (585) 223-8210.

Bloomfield Elementary School, 45 Maple Avenue, Bloomfield, NY
11:00 a.m.
Three indoor Easter Egg Hunts for ages 0-3, 4-8, and 9 & up, with over 4000 eggs and 3 prize baskets per age group. All participants win a prize bag filled with goodies. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny,  play in the bounce house, or stop by the bake sale, carnival games, crafts, and face painting.  Admission is a $3 donation per child; donations benefit the Patrick Parrish Memorial Scholarship Fun in memory of a local student.

ArtsROC School of Art, Music, & Language, 3462 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, NY
12 - 3 p.m.
Bring your 5-cent recyclables to ArtsROC to help support Catherine's Peace Team with your donation. You'll have a chance to get your picture taken with LEGO Easter Bunny, take home a free LEGO chocolate, and help build a LEGO Easter scene. (NOTE: There is no Easter Egg Hunt at this event, but LEGO Easter Bunny is too cool to miss.)


Castle Creek Farm, 3760 Rush Mendon Road, Mendon, NY
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt from 12 - 12:30 p.m. is held in the indoor ring and outdoor facilities (rain or shine). Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, go on a pony ride, make arts and crafts, enjoy face painting, and check out the farm and petting zoo. Homemade baked goods and snacks will be available.  Admission is $8 per child, or $5 per child for families with 2 or more children.


Clubhouse Fun Center, 70 Jay Scutti Boulevard, Rochester, NY
9 - 11 a.m.
Join in their 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt to benefit a local family in need. The Easter Egg Hunt takes place on their golf courses, and there is a special golden egg worth a giant prize. There will be raffles with prizes including movies, redemption tickets, gift cards, family 4-packs, Seabreeze tickets, bicycles, and more. Admission is a $3 donation per child (ages 12 and under); pre-registration is available anytime at the Clubhouse (just stop in). Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The only underwater egg hunt in Western NY; rain or shine. Children search the exhibits for "SEAster" Eggs, win prizes, meet the SEAster Bunny and Beaker, the Aquarium mascot. Adults are $10, children 3-12 are $6, and children 2 and under are free.

Expressive Beginnings Child Care, 875 Commons Way, Rochester, NY
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for Easter eggs. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10 a.m. and there will be fun activities following. There will be fun craft projects, face painting, refreshments, and a playground. This event is free and open to the public.

Wickham Farms, 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Go on a scavenger hunt for bunnies. You'll get prizes, see real bunnies, meet the Easter Bunny, more activities, and a special treat for each child at the end. There will also be a craft while supplies last. The scavenger hunt is at your own pace, and the cost is $4 per child. Registration is not required.

If you time everything well, you could potentially get to five or six Easter egg hunts over the next two weekends. Pretty crazy.

Did I miss any Easter Egg Hunts in the Rochester area? Post a Comment and let us know the details. As always, thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. If the weather cooperates, the playground and giant sandbox provide lots of entertainment. easter egg hunt ideas


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