Pensacola With Kids | 2017 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 24 at 8:57 am**

 

Egga-Wahooza

  • Where:  Community Maritime Park
  • When: April 15th, 1pm
  • Egg Hunt Info: Marcus Pointe Baptist Church, The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Cat Country 98.7, Play Pensacola, and the Community Maritime Park presents the 2017 Egga-Wahooza Easter Egg Hunt with 50,000 Eggs!AGES: Walkers to 5th Grade!
    COST: FREE!So join us for the biggest Easter Egg Hunt on the Gulf Coast on Saturday, April 15th at Community Maritime Park!For more information give us a call at 479-8337.
  • Cost:  Free
  • Sponsor:  Marcus Pointe Baptist Church and Pensacola With Kids will be there with activities, games and prizes

Play Pensacola Easter Egg Hunt

  • Where:  Roger Scott Athletic Complex
  • When: April 8th 10am-1pm
  • Egg Hunt Info:
    The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Join us for a day of FUN with Easter Egg Hunts, music, carnival games, bounce houses, bubble stations, a Bunny Hop (cake walk), photos with the Easter Bunny and more! 

    Easter Egg Hunt Schedule
    10:30 a.m.  Ages 0-2 (Strollers allowed, One parent/guardian may accompany child)
    11:00 a.m. Ages 3-4 (One parent/guardian may accompany child)
    11:30 a.m. Ages 5-7 (Parents/guardians not allowed on field**)
    12:00 p.m. Ages 8-10 (Parents/guardians not allowed on field**)
    12:20 p.m. Ages 11-12 (Parents/guardians not allowed on field**)**Parents/Guardians, in order to have a fair hunt and for the enjoyment of all participants we ask that you remain on the sidelines to watch your children ages 5-12 participate.
  • 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: April 15th, 10:30 a – 1:00 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: April 8th, 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 AMPlease plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your child’s Easter Egg Hunt to allow plenty of time to walk from the Entrance Building to the Great Lawn. We ask that children bring their own basket or bag to collect eggs and treats.
  • 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:  **Please note that online ticket sales end at noon on Friday, April 7.**

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 4th Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Magnolia Café from 8 – 9:30 AM. Seating times vary. 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. Please note that Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is sold out!
  • Sponsor: Bellingrath Gardens

Easter Egg Hunt at Cokesbury Church

  • Where:  Cokesbury Church, 5725 N. 9th Ave.
  • When:  April 9th, After their Palm Sunday Service.  Service at 10:30am followed by lunch and Easter Egg Hunt at 11:45am

Easter Egg Hunt at The Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit

Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt

  • Where: Perdido Beach Resort
  • When:  April 16th,  11:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Egg Hunt Schedule:  Easter Bunny will visit  from 11:00 am – 2 pm and Egg hunt @ 12:30-1
  • 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 at Lulus on the Beach

  • Where: Lu Lu’s Beach, Orange Beach
  • When: April 16th, 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:  April 15th, 11:30 am
  • Egg Hunt Info:  Age groups will be separated for the hunt: 3 and under, 4-6 year olds, 7-12 year oldsMarina Lawn: Egg Hunt at 11:30am, Photos with the Easter Bunny until 4pm
    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: The Wharf, Orange Beach (Marina Outfitters Store)
  • When: March 25-26/April 1-2, 8-9, 14-15; 11 am – 6 pm
  • Egg Hunt Info:  Age groups will be separated for the hunt: 3 and under, 4-6 year olds, 7-12 year oldsMarina Lawn: Egg Hunt at 11:30am, Photos with the Easter Bunny until 4pm
    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: Wales West
  • When: March 18th –  April 15th.  11:00 am – 4:00 pm Closed Easter Sunday
  • Cost: $15 per person (2 and under are FREE)
  • 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

Destin Library Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

  • Where: Destin Library (inside)
  • When: April 12th, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Egg Hunt Info:  For children, ages 4 years and under, on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 between the hours of 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Pre-registration is required and may be made in person at the library or by calling 837.8572.
  • Cost:  FREE

Easter Egg Hunt at Lulus on the Beach

  • Where: Lu Lu’s Beach, Destin
  • When: April 16th, 2 pm (Easter Sunday)
  • Egg Hunt Info: The Easter Bunny will be visiting LuLu’s Destin on Easter Sunday! He arrives at 2pm and helps all the boys and girls hunt for eggs! Egg Hunt will be divided by age groups for safe fun for all! Crafts and Inflatables! Pictures with the Easter Bunny! Free Family Fun!
  • Cost: Free
  • Additional Activities: Meet the Easter Bunny
  • Sponsored by: Lu Lu’s
  • Where: Morgan Sports Center Softball Fields
  • When: April 15th, 9:15 am
  • Egg Hunt Info: Family Event.  Fund games and activities for all.  Egg hunt is open to all youth 12 & under!  Special egg hunting zones for crawlers and toddlers.
  • Cost:  FREE
  • For more information call 850-650-1241
  • Host:  City of Destin

 

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.

Pensacola With Kids – Weekly Roundup – January 27 – February 3

Here is your Weekly Round Up! **** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun week exploring Pensacola with your family! More events will be added as they are found, created or updated. As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes.

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Kids FREE Weekend at the Gulfarium, Children 12 and under, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Palafox Market, 9 am – 2 pm

Santa Rosa Farmers Market, Woodbine Road, 9 am – 1 pm

Makers Open Lab at the Pensacola MESS Hall, (teens), 2:30 pm

I’ll Never Let Your Go Storytime, Barnes & Noble, 11 am

The Lego Batman Movie Event, Barnes & Nobles, 12 Noon

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Parent’s Night Out at Mojo Elite Gymnastics, 6 pm – 10 pm

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game, 7:05 PM

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kids FREE Weekend at the Gulfarium, Children 12 and under, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game – Heros & Princess Night – 4 pm – make sure the kids dress up as their favorite princess or hero for a parade at half time

Monday, January 30, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Story Sprouts, Ever’man Educational Center, 10 am – 12 pm

Pensacola Museum of Art, NEXT Generation: Home School Art Program, 1 pm – 3 pm

Pensacola Museum of Art, Afterschool Art Club, (K-1), 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Market in the Breeze, Gulf Breeze Community Center, 4 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pensacola Museum of Art, Afterschool Art Club, (2-5), 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Friday, February 3, 2017

Preschool Art & Storytime, Pensacola Museum of Art, 10 am – 11 am

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game, 7:05 PM