Nothing brings joy to children at the start of spring quite like the thrill of an Easter egg hunt, and lots of community groups are sponsoring egg hunts for kids of all ages across Long Island. The playing field has been leveled at many of these events, and kids are now searching for eggs in age-appropriate groups. Be sure to bring your own basket, and to bring a camera to get cute photos, including an adorable picture with the Easter Bunny, who will be at many of the events listed. Here are some of the biggest egg hunts around Long Island.
Saturday, March 28
22nd Annual Spring Egg Hunt at Belmont Lake State Park
Southern State Pkwy: Exit 38, West Babylon
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Belmont Lake State Park will host egg hunts every 15 minutes, starting at 12:15. Children will hunt in the following age groups: 4 and under, 5-6, and 7-9. The Easter Bunny will also be there, and kids can make environmental crafts and see animals at the petting zoo.
Easter Egg Hunt at Veterans Park
Time: 9:30 a.m.
This egg hunt is exclusively for kids in preschool through fourth grade, and includes special prize eggs, where prizes will be awarded to kids who find particular eggs.
Lake Ronkonkoma Easter Egg Hunt
Lake Ronkonkoma Fire District Building
Portion Road, Ronkonkoma
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, enjoy good music and food, and go on an Easter egg hunt to win some prizes!
Cost: $8 per person
Saturday, April 4
Easter Bunny Breakfast at the Vanderbilt Planetarium
180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
Time: 9:00-12:00 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny, then go on an egg hunt, see a bonnet and basket parade, and even see a special planetarium show!
Cost: $30 per adult, $18 per child.
Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5
Easter Egg Hunt at Benner’s Farm
56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket
Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Bring a basket and a camera to this egg hunt, where you can also take your child’s picture with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy live music and refreshments.
Cost: Free with admission
Sunday, April 5
Port Jefferson Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
Port Jefferson Village Center - Main Street, Port Jefferson
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Wear your Easter best and join the great egg hunt, which will be held on the lawn at Harborfront Park at 12:30 p.m., and is open to children ages 2-5 and 6-8. All children will receive a treat.
Northport Village Easter Egg Hunt
Northport Village Park - Main Street, Northport
Time: 1:00 p.m.
All children are welcome to take part in this egg hunt. The rain date will be April 12.
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