Columbus Area Easter Activities

2013 Egg Hunts & More!

Boy (6-7) holding Easter eggs in garden, close-up
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Spring - and Easter - is here and whether your in it for the eats or in it for the treats, there are plenty of events in all areas of the city and surrounding areas. As a veteran of Easter egg hunts - please remember they are for the children. If it takes the 18 month-olds 10 minutes to pick up an egg, don't knock down other toddlers to make sure they get one on your time table - just a quick tip.

Easter events are still coming in so please check back throughout the week leading up to the holiday for updated info!

Thursday March 28th:

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.  Colored eggs will be floating and sinking to the bottom of the pool for kids to collect and can be exchanged for candy and toys. Carnival games before the hunt.  $1 per child. 

Friday, March 29th 

Eggs, Paws and Claws
Columbus Zoo
5 – 8 p.m.  

From the Website: Special eggxellent fun activities throughout: 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 MUCH more!  Free with admission/membership. 

Grace Pickerington's Easter Eggsplosion
Pickerington High School
7800 Refugee Rd
6 p.m. 
From the website: Children in 4th grade or younger.

Eggs 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 or online. 

LM&M Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express
127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon
From the Website: Families will enjoy a train ride to LM&M Junction where they will meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a egg hunt.

Bags are provided. Times: 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm.

Saturday, March 30th

Annual Bunny Romp

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (The Hunt Starts at Noon)
From the website: We're joining forces with our neighbor, Lily Limes, to present our Bunny Romp, an annual event for children of all ages held on the Saturday before Easter. We'll start things out with our Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. Our Pancake Breakfast (a weekly occurrence on Saturdays and Sundays from May through October) features a $5 stack of pancakes served with sausage and coffee. At 11:30, we'll be joined by the Easter Bunny. At noon, we'll start our Easter Egg Hunt, with areas set aside for children ages 2 to 12. We'll wrap up this free event at 12:30 p.m.
This event is at The Original Hills Market (Worthington).

9th Annual Franklin Park Civic Association Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m. on the grounds of Franklin Park.
Participants should arrive by 9:30 and are encouraged to bring their Easter Basket (or bag) to hold their goodies.

Eggs, Paws and Claws
Columbus Zoo
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
From the website: Special activities throughout: 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 MUCH more!

  Free with admission/membership. 

Galena’s Easter Egg Hunt
Ruffner Park, 170 Harrison St
1 p.m.
From the website A fun hunt for Easter eggs, 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. Bexley Celebrations Association’s Easter Egg Hunt

Jeffrey Mansion back field
165 N. Parkway Ave.
12 p.m  Reynoldsburg Community Easter Egg Hunt
Reynoldsburg Senior Center and Huber Park
1520 Davidson Dr.)
From the Website: The whole family can enjoy breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny, as well as crafts at the Senior Center from 9 – 11am - Ages 10 and under – free, 11 and up - $5.

(registration required for breakfast).  Afterwards, at 11:30am, the Easter Egg Hunt will begin (no registration required).

Westerville’s Spring Eggsravaganza
Hoff Woods Park
556 McCorkle Blvd
From the Website: For children 8 and 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). 11am – for 2 and under and 11:30am for kids 3-8 years.  There will be the egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and crafts.  Bring your basket and make sure you are early.  Rain or Shine.  Parents of ages 2 and under can help their children. 

Sharon Woods GPS Egg Hunt
Ranger Station
6911 Cleveland Ave
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
From the website: Families can bring their GPS and have fun searching for plastic eggs hidden through the park and a chance to win a prize. Some GPS will be available to borrow. 

Grace Polaris Easter Eggstravaganza
8225 Worthington-Galena Rd,
 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
From the website: There will be bouncy rides, games, petting zoo, the egg hunt and more.  Rain or shine (will be indoors if it rains). 

Annual Bunny Romp at The Hills Market
7860 Olentangy River Rd
From the Website:  Easter Bunny visits at 11:30am and the hunt starts at 12pm for kids ages 2-12. Free.

Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad Easter Bunny Train
Nelsonville Depot
10 a.m. AND 1 p.m.
From the Website: Enjoy a two hour trip which includes fun Easter Egg hunt following the train ride. Children will be broken into age groups for the hunt. Adult tickets are $17 ea and include on child’s ticket. Additional children $10 each. Children 3 and under are free, must sit on adults lap.

LM&M Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express
127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon
From the Website: Families will enjoy a train ride to LM&M Junction where they will meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a egg hunt. Bags are provided. Times: 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm.

Capital Transportation’s All Star Saturday Featuring Central Ohio’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, March 30th
10:00 a.m.
From the Website: Parking is across the street at Cassady Elementary. Report to the Bruce Howard Recreation Center gymnasium at 9:30 AM so the children can be organized into their groups for the Easter Egg Hunt. For Children Ages 12 & Under Free to the Public. Free food and drinks. Face Painting and Balloons.

City of Columbus and Columbus Recreation Center Hunts

All times are 10 a.m., all age limits are 12 and under unless noted. 

Egg hunts are for Saturday March 30, 2013 unless otherwise noted.

Barack Community Center 580 Woodrow Ave 43207 645-3610
Barnett Community Center 1184 Barnett Ave 43227 Ages 3-11 years
Beatty Community Center 247 N Ohio Ave 43203 645-3218 Ages 11 and under
Blackburn Community Center 263 Carpenter St 43205 645-7670 Ages 10 and under
Blendon Township Ridgewood Park 2:00 pm Ages 1- 10
Brentnell Community Center 1280 Brentnell Ave 43219 645-7640 Register @ 9:15 am Ages 11 and under
Buckeye Lake Buckeye Lake Youth Association 140 3rd Street 1:00 pm
Carriage Place Community Center 4900 Sawmill Rd 43235 645-3715
Delaware Mingo Park 11:00 am (rain or shine) Bring your own basket FREE Ages 2-9
Dodge Community Center 667 Sullivant Ave 43215 645-8151 10 and under
Douglas Community Center 1250 Windsor Ave 43211 645-7407 All ages
Driving Park Community Center 1100 Rhoads Ave 43206 645-3228
Dublin Coffman Park shelter house/pavilion Easter Bunny will be there for photographs
Far East Community Center 1826 Lattimer Dr 43227 645-3159
Feddersen Community Center 3911 Dresden 43224 645-3083
Genoa Township McNamara Park
Galena Ruffner Park April 23, 2013 1:00 pm
Glenwood Community Center 1925 West Broad St 43223 645-3282
Granville Bryn Du Mansion April 23, 2013 11:00 am
Groveport Recreation Center Pool Underwater egg hunt 4:00 pm
Howard Community Center 2505 Cassady Ave 43219 645-3713
Indian Mound Community Center 3901 Parsons Ave 43207 645-3224 Ages 11 and under
Krumm Community Center 854 Alton Ave 43219 645-3051 Ages 14 and under
Lancaster Rising Park April 23, 2013 11:00 am
Lazelle Woods Community Center 8140 Sancus Blvd 43081 645-5330
Linden Community Center 1254 Briarwood Ave 43211 645-3067
Marion Franklin Community Center 2801 Lockbourne Rd 43207 645-3160 Ages 10 and under
Milo Grogan Community Center 862 East 2nd Ave 43201 645-7376
New Albany Wexner Community Park Fodor Fields 10:30 am Preschool – Fifth Grade
Powell Village Green Park Ages 2 – Fifth grade
Schiller Community Center 1069 Jaeger St 43206 645-3156 Ages 10 and under
Sullivant Gardens Community Center 755 Renick St 43223 645-8171 11:00 am
Thompson Community Center 1189 Dennison Ave 43201 645-3082 Ages 11 and under
Tuttle Community Center 240 West Oakland Ave Meet at main entrance 645-3602
Westerville Hoff Woods Park Ages 8 and under.
Westgate Community Center 455 S Westgate Ave 43204 Westgate Park 645-3264 Ages 11 and under
Whetstone Community Center 3923 N High St 43214 645-3217 Ages 10 and under In the main meadow
Whitehall Bishop Park
Woodward Park Community Center 5147 Karl Rd 43229 645-3158 Ages 10 and under


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