2016 Easter Egg Hunt RoundUp

2016 Easter Egg Hunts

When are you going to post the Easter Egg Hunts?” This is the number one question I have been asked for the past three weeks!  There are still several details missing from this list and a few of them are unconfirmed!  I will update the list as the information comes available. Check, double check and triple check the information by following the links before you go to the egg hunt.  Also, read to the end of the post for our tips for attending a community egg hunt. **Updated March 17 at 10:33 am***


  • Where:  Community Maritime Park
  • Where: March 26, 2pm
  • Egg Hunt Info:  Registration begins at 1pm  Ages 0-5th grade  Over 50,000 eggs!
  • Cost:  Free
  • Sponsor:  Marcus Pointe Baptist Church and Pensacola With Kids will be there with activities, games and prizes

GBUMC Egg Hunts

  • Where:  Sunset Kid’s Park on Shoreline Dr in Gulf Breeze
  • When: March 26, 10 am
  • Egg Hunt Info:  Bring your  family and invite your friends for an EGGciting morning at one of  two Easter Egg Hunts. One will take place at Sunset Kid’s Park at Shoreline Park.  Egg Hunt will start at 10 am so grab your Easter Basket and don’t miss some EGGcellent family fun.
  • Sponsor: GB Methodist Church

Play Pensacola Easter Egg Hunt

  • Where:  Roger Scott Athletic Complex
  • When: March 19th 10am-1pm
  • Egg Hunt Info:  Mark your calendars because the Easter Bunny is coming to town! Join us for a day of FUN with Easter Egg Hunts, music, carnival games, face painting, bubble stations, inflatable bouncers, and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Easter Egg Hunt Schedule: 10:30AM Stroller-2YR Olds 10:50AM 3-4 YR Olds 11:10AM 5-6 YR Olds 11:30AM 7-9 YR Olds 11:50AM 10-12 YR Olds
  • Cost: Free
  • Additional Activities:  The Easter bunny and friends, games, bounces houses, a giant inflatable slide, a bubble station, face painting and much more!
  • Sponsor:  City of Pensacola and Play Pensacola

Pine Forest United Methodist Church Easter Eggstravaganza

  • Where: Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32526
  • When: March 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Egg Hunt Info: Free with food, games, crafts, bounce house, egg hunt and more at Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32526
  • Sponsor:  Pine First United Methodist Church


Easter Egg Hunt @ Bellingrath Gardens

  • Where: The Great Lawn
  • When: March 19, 9 am
    • Age 3 and under: A continuous Easter Egg Hunt from 9 – 10:30 AM.
    • Ages 4 – 6: Easter Egg Hunt from 10 – 10:15 AM.
    • Ages 7 – 11: Easter Egg Hunt from 10:15 – 10:30 AM.
  • Egg Hunt Info: Join us for some “eggstra” special Easter fun! On March 19, Bellingrath will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn. Thousands of Easter eggs will decorate the luxurious lawn for children to scurry and collect. There will be special hunts for different age groups as well as prizes, candy and activities, which makes this a perfect event for your entire family.
  • Cost:  The Easter Egg Hunt is open to the public. Admission is free for members. Regular Gardens admission of $13.00 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 5-12 will be charged. Children ages 4 and under are always admitted free.
  • Families are also invited to join us for the 3rd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Magnolia Café from 8 – 9 AM. Make your reservations to join us for pancakes, sausages, fruit and beverages. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be visiting guests at their tables throughout the breakfast. Breakfast will be $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children ages 5-12 and $5.00 for children 4 and under. Be sure to make your reservations early as seating is limited.
  • Sponsor: Bellingrath Gardens

Easter Egg Egg-StravaganZoo

  • Where:  Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park.
  • When: Saturday, March 19th, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Egg Hunt Info:  The 2nd annual Easter Extravaganzoo will be presented on Saturday, March 28, at the ECWR Zoological Park. Celebrate the season and enjoy a spring day of fun from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with arts and crafts, flower planting, a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, and more! Guests will be able to decorate eggs for some of their favorite zoo animals, and there will be Easter egg hunts at 11:00 AM (ages 8-12), 11:15 AM (ages 0-3), and 11:40 (ages 4-7)! Visitors are encouraged to bring their own baskets and cameras.
  • Cost: Activities are free (while supplies last) with a regular-priced zoo admission. Adults – $8, Children ages 2-10 – $5, Children under 2 – Free
  • Additional Activities: Easter Egg Hunts, Create a Craft, Plant a Flower, Decorate and egg for a zoo animal, Meet the Easter Bunny, Bring your own baskets and cameras!
  • Sponsor: Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park

Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt

  • Where: Perdido Beach Resort
  • When:  March 28th,  11:30-2:30
  • Egg Hunt Schedule:  Easter Bunny will visit  from 11:30- 2:30 and Egg hunt @ 12:30
  • Cost:  Buffet starts @ The Easter Buffet is $32.95/adult in the Grand Ballroom or $39.95/adult in Voyagers Restaurant. 5&under Free
  • Additional Activities: N/A
  • Sponsor:  Perdido Beach Resort

Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach

  • Where: Lu Lu’s Beach, Orange Beach
  • When:  March 28th, 2 pm (Easter Sunday)
  • Egg Hunt Info:  LuLu’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter day at 2:00pm. Come meet the Easter Bunny and have fun looking for Easter Eggs filled with surprises on LuLu’s Beach! Easter Egg Hunt is separated by ages for fair hunting for all!
  • Cost: Free
  • Additional Activities: Meet the Easter Bunny
  • Sponsored by: Lu Lu’s

The Wharf in Orange Beach

  • Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach
  • When:  March 27th, 11 am
  • Egg Hunt Info: The Wharf in Orange Beach is hosting an Easter egg hunt, with over 2,500 eggs, at 11 a.m. Saturday for children ages 10 and under. Activities on the marina lawn will include a bouncy houses, and giant color sheets, among other things. The entertainment complex is located at the base of the Foley Beach Express at Canal Road. For more information, call 251-224-1000
  • Cost: Free
  • Additional Activities: Activities on the marina lawn will include a bouncy houses, and giant color sheets, among other things
  • Sponsored by: The Wharf
  • Where: Sam’s Fun City
  • When: March 26, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Cost: $15.00
  • Additional Activities: Hop on down to Sam’s Fun City for the 15th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza event, Pensacola’s most FUN Easter Celebration! General Admission for this gated event is just $15.00 plus tax per person. Come and enjoy a morning of unlimited Park Rides and Special Attractions, Easter Eggs Hunts, our signature All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Pizza Buffet, and more!
  • Host: Sam’s Fun City
  • Where: Wales West
  • When: Through March 26…Closed Easter Sunday
  • Cost: $15 per person
  • Additional Activities: Steam train ride, Easter Bunny visit, egg hunts, free snacks, bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo and more
  • Host: Wales West Light Railway

Easter Eggstravaganza

  • Where: Crown Church  9600 N Palafox
  • When: March 26, 10 am
  • Egg Hunt Info: On March 26th Crown Church will be having our annual Easter Eggstravaganza! This event holds fun for the entire family. There will be an egg hunt with 15,000 candy filled eggs, free hotdogs, ice-cream, pizza, and popcorn. In addition there will also be inflatables, games  for all ages and a dunking booth. The event is totally FREE, so bring the whole family and enjoy! The fun begins at 10:00!
  • Cost: FREE
  • Additional Activities: Food, games, bounce houses, face painting
  • Host: Crown Church

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • Check, recheck and triple check the dates and times to make sure they are still correct when the egg hunt gets closer.  As I always say, this information comes from word of mouth, press releases and flyers I see around town.  The information is not always correct and I am human and make mistakes sometimes (although I try not to do it very often!).  Follow the link and be sure to contact the number available to confirm the time.
  • Bring a basket or bag of your own.
  • Arrive early.  A friend of mine went to a hunt two years ago at the John R. Jones park.  The egg hunt was over in less than 3 minutes.  There were hundreds (probably thousands) of eggs picked up and her two children got a whopping 3 eggs between the two of them.  They were young and were just thrilled with the excitement of it all so luckily they weren’t disappointed.  However, if they had arrived 30 seconds later we would have missed the whole thing.
  • Just in case your little one doesn’t get too many eggs:  Hide a couple of prefilled eggs in your car before you go.  Now that my son is a year older, I foresee some serious disappointment if he only gets one egg.  I would throw a couple in the car and have them hunt for them when we were all finished.  Of course, in my car every day is an egg hunt except you never know what you might find!  HA!

Do you know of any other egg hunts that the community is invited to?  If so, leave a comment in this post with the information.  Any names or numbers not in an official capacity will be deleted for safety reasons.

Monarch Madness at Panhandle Butterfly House

What: Monarch Madness Festival; Where: Panhandle Butterfly House; When: 10/7 and 10/8 from 10am to 5pm; Cost: Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated

Have you seen those beautiful orange and black butterflies flying around?  Those are the Monarch butterflies flying south for the winter from Canada to Mexico.

This weekend, visit the Panhandle Butterfly House in Navarre to learn more about these butterflies and their migration.  The Monarch Madness Festival is not only fun for kids but also educational.  Children can participate in tagging monarchs, visit the butterfly house, and make butterfly related crafts.  There will also be a bounce house.

You can also help track the monarch butterfly migration by reporting your observations at Journey North.

Corn and Hay Mazes in Pensacola & Surrounding Areas (2011)

*This is our 2011 list.  See the updated 2012 list of Corn and Hay Mazes in Pensacola and Surrounding Areas.

October already?  Am I the only one saying this?  It seems like the kids just started school the other day and now it is time to start looking for Halloween costumes and holiday decorations.  One of our favorite things to do in October is visit the corn and hay mazes in the area.  We usually try to visit one a weekend.  The kids absolutely love it and my oldest has gotten quite good at getting out of the maze!

Be sure to follow the links or phone ahead of time to confirm dates and times.  Most of the corn mazes take cash or check only so be sure to check before you go.  They are listed in alphabetical order.

Beaver Creek Maze, Baker, Florida – Beaver Creek Maze offers a corn maze, a hay bale maze for the younger kids, and a pumpkin patch.  Beaver Creek Maze is open Saturdays 9 – 5 and Sundays 11 – 5 during the month of October. Admission is free for children 3 and under and $5.00 for everyone else.  They are located at 278 Dusty Trail in Baker, Florida and their phone number is 850-537-1981.

Dixon Primary’s Haystackular, Pace, Florida – Haystackular is the largest hay bale maze constructed in Northwest Florida!  There is a maze, food for sale, hay ride and more.  Haystackular is open during the month of October on Fridays from 4pm to 9pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 9pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.  Admission is $5 and some activities have an additional cost associated with them.  They are located at the field across from Dixon Primary in Pace.

Magnolia Corn Maze, Magnolia Springs, Alabama – Magnolia Corn Maze offers the maze, corn cannon, cow train, hayride, petting zoo, pony rides and more.  Magnolia Corn Maze is open during the month of October on Fridays from 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays 11am to 9pm, and Sundays 12pm to 5pm.  Admission is $10 and there are other activities with some additional cost associated with them.  They are located on CR49 in Magnolia Springs.  Directions are available on the website.  Their phone number is 251-605-7216.

Seward Farms, Lucedale, Mississippi – This corn maze is probably the furthest away but it came highly recommended last year so I thought that I would keep it on the list in case you were headed that direction!  Seward Farms offers a corn maze, pig races, hayride, farm animals, corn cannon, jumping “pillow”, and more.  Seward Farms is open Saturdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 5, from 10 am to 9 pm.  They are closed Sundays.  Admission prices begin at $12.  They are located at 10836 Tanner Williams Road in Lucedale, Mississippi.

Sweet Season Farms, Milton, Florida – Sweet Season Farms offers the corn maze, haybale maze, cow train, playground, corn cannon and more.  Sweet Season Farms is open October 1-November 6th on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.  Admission is $5 and there are additional activities available at an additional cost.  They are located at 2260 Horn Road in Milton and their phone number is 850-675-3573.  

Did we miss any fall mazes?  If we did, please leave us a comment or send us an email and we will add it to our list!  Also, last year we shared information for Maizing Family Fun Farm but their website has not been updated this year.  If you have any info as to whether they are open this year, please let us know!

34th Annual Seafood Festival

What: Seafood Festival; Where: Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola; When: September 23-25; Cost: FREE (some events have a cost associated with them, see website for details)

To me, the 34th Annual Seafood Festival is a sign that fall is officially here even if it doesn’t feel like it.  The Seafood Festival is held every fall in September.  There are rows and rows of vendors selling their handcrafted goods.  We often pick up a few things to give as Christmas gifts while we are there.  Try some new seafood or stick to your tried and true favorites.  There will be live music throughout the festival as well.

There is a children’s area with arts and crafts, jump houses and a rock climbing wall.  There is a small cost associated with some of the activities so be prepared with cash on hand.  The children’s area will be open from Saturday at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Seafood Festival hours are as follows:

Friday, September 23 11am to 11pm

Saturday, September 24 10am to 11pm

Sunday, September 25 11am to 5pm

NEP Baseball and PFC Soccer Registration

The weather has cooled down just a touch, school supplies are almost sold out in local stores, and that means it is time to start registering for fall sports! 

According to a sign I saw in front of the NEP field, NEP Baseball registration for Fall Ball is going on every Saturday morning in August at Academy Sports. 

The Pensacola Futbol Club (Dallas Texans Division) is currently registering for fall soccer.  Registration is open until August 26th. 

Do you know of any other athletics that are registering for the fall season right now?  Please leave us a comment with the link!

Play Pensacola Presents Touch-A-Truck

What: Touch-a-Truck; When: July 23rd from 10am to 1pm; Where: Roger Scott Athletic Complex: Cost: FREE with a donation to the Manna Food Pantries

If your kids love cars, trucks, and fire engines, they will love to visit this annual event, Touch-A-Truck.  Children are encouraged to touch, climb and discover construction vehicles, police cars, fire trucks, semi-trucks, buses, and more.  Home Depot will be conducting their Kid’s Workshop, too!  The event is free with a donation to the Manna Food Pantries.

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • We didn’t go last year, but we got several messages that the event was a lot of fun but that it was HOT!  Bring a cooler full of water and drinks for after the event.
  • Roger Scott Athletic Complex is home to the Roger Scott Pool.  If you time it right, you can attend one of the swim sessions and make this a full day outing!

Roger Scott Pool Opens May 7th

The Roger Scott Pool is opening on May 7th.  The hours will be as follows:

 May 7 – May 22nd: Open Saturday and Sunday Only

 Session 1 – 12:30 to 3:30pm

Session 2 – 4pm to 7pm



 Beginning May 28th: Pool is Open 7 Days a Week

 Session 1 – 9am to 12pm

Session 2 – 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Session 3 – 4pm to 7pm

Session Admission Fees:


Adults 18 and older $4


Children 3-17 years old $3


Under 2 years Free



Season passes are also available for purchase and prices vary by age and residence.  Read last year’s review of the Roger Scott Pool.



Weekend Roundup – April 1, 2, 3

Here is your weekend roundup.  There are some great festivals going on around town this weekend!  We love Festival on the Green for its great children’s area!  What are you doing this weekend?  If you know of a family friendly event we should add to the list, leave us a note in the comment section!

April 1

First Friday in Downtown Milton

Bands on the Bayou

Festival on the Green (Children’s Activities on Saturday-check time before going!)

April 2

Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

Festival on the Green (Children’s Activities today-check time before going)

Hockey Game

After Game Skate

Barnes and Noble Storytime


April 3


Kid’s Fishing Clinic – April 16th

Mark your calendars!  The Kid’s Fishing Clinic will be held April 16th down at Plaza de Luna.  We didn’t go last year, but we heard from friends who went and loved it.  They all said it was a fun event for their children!

The Kid’s Fishing Clinic will begin at 8am.  Children ages 4 to 14 will make their way through hands on stations where they will learn about casting, knot tying, fishing tackle, being an ethical angler and they will also get a chance to see a touch tank.  Children will receive a free rod and reel (as supplies last) and then they might even get a chance to give fishing a try!

Maritime DeLuna Du

Registration for the Maritime DeLuna Du, the inaugural kids duathalon held by Multisport Performance Institute, is now open.  The race is Sunday, March 27 at 8am.  The event has four age group categories from ages 7 to 15.  See the schedule, race map, entry fee information on the Multisport Performance Institute website.