Lancaster community groups plan egg hunts for kids, adults — and even dogs | entertainment
Easter Sunday is April 17th, which means for the weeks to come little ones will be grabbing their baskets and dashing into the grassy areas, eyes downcast, as they search for brightly colored eggs containing candy, toys or other prizes. In addition to the egg hunt for children, there are a few events that welcome adult participants. One even offers a price for Airpods Pro wireless earbuds. Even furry friends can join in the fun; There is also a local egg hunt for dogs. Here you will find several options for family-friendly holiday fun. Do you know of an event that is not on this list? Email [email protected] to be added to this list.
Egg hunt for kids
3rd of April
Stevens Hill Community Church of the Brethren, 3131 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown is hosting an Easter event for children aged 3 to 10 from 6pm to 7.30pm. The children learn more about the meaning of Easter through storytelling, followed by stations with games, crafts and a snack. The evening ends with an Easter egg hunt. Bags will be provided and the event will take place rain or shine. Registration is required but families can register upon arrival at the event today. For more information visit stevenshill.org.
Hope United Methodist Church is hosting an Easter Egg Celebration for children ages 2 through 10 at Fellowship Hall, 3474 Rothsville Road, Ephrata from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event features songs and program by singer-songwriter Dan Kirby, followed by an egg hunt. Call 717-738-3774 for more information; [email protected]; visit hopeumcephrata.org.
Lampeter United Methodist Church, 1101 Village Road, is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1 to 10 at 10 a.m. rain or shine. Bring your own baskets. The event will include an egg hunt, prizes and crafts. Light refreshments/snacks will be provided. For more information email Sarah Short, [email protected].
TRANSMISSION hosts its annual Eggstravaganza beginning at 10 a.m. at Elizabethtown Community Park, 201 S. Mount Joy St., Elizabethtown. The event is open to the public and features free egg hunts for children and seniors. An adult egg hunt for $5 per person ages 13+ has AirPods Pro wireless earbuds as the grand prize. All hunts offer candy and prizes. For more information, including a detailed hunting plan, go to getintogears.org/eggstravaganza/.
Salem United Methodist Church, 240 N. Penn St., Manheim, is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children under 10 at 10 a.m. rain or shine. Attendees enjoy sweets and pre-packaged snacks and can pose for photos with the Easter Bunny.
A Splish Splash Easter Egg Bash will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m Center City YMCA, 265 Harrisburg Ave. The event is open to the public. Participants should bring baskets, a bathing suit and a towel as this egg hunt takes place in the pool. There will be four age categories, each participant will hunt and claim their balls. Children aged 0-5 and non-swimmers must have a parent in the water. It’s free for members; $5 for non-members. For more information or to register, go to lanc.news/ymcaegg22.
Lutheran Church Bergstrasse, 9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Children up to the age of 12 are cordially invited to take part. At noon there is lunch for the children and their families. Participants should bring a basket, bucket or bag to store the collected eggs.
The Country Gift and Thrift Shoppe, 5602 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap is hosting an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with egg replenishment throughout the day. There are sweets or coupons in the eggs (maximum of three per customer per purchase) and the Easter Bunny visits from 11am to 1pm and from 3pm to 4pm
The Baron Stiegel Lions Club of Clay and Elizabeth Townships will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts at 1 p.m. at two locations: Mount Airy Picnic Grove, 500 W. Church Road, Ephrata and Brickerville Lutheran Church Picnic Grove, 340 E. 28th Division Highway, Lititz. Events come rain or shine. Children over the age of 12 are invited. Prizes are awarded in four age groups. All participants will receive a chocolate bunny and a Lions coloring book. For more information, contact Lion Chair Stan Roof, 717-875-7736.
Terre Hills The annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 210 Lancaster Ave., Terre Hill. Lunchtime visit to the Easter Bunny. For children up to 10 years, a children’s egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. There is a flashlight egg hunt at Terre Hill Park for children 11 and older at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 per person on the day of the event. The night hunt offers thousands of eggs and participants can win cash prizes, gift baskets, electronics and more. For more information or to buy tickets, visit terrehilldays.com.
The Lions Club Lititz is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at the John R. Bonfield Elementary School, 101 N. Oak St., Lititz, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children aged 1 to 10 are divided into different age groups to search for 1,000 candy filled eggs and 1,000 toy filled eggs. Kids are also looking for 4,000 sealed candies and 200 extra plastic eggs that contain a special gift. A separate area will be set up for children with special needs where they can participate in the hunt. For more information visit lanc.news/lititzegg22.
The Willow Street Lions Club will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:00 am at the Willow Street Lions Club Community Building, 1730 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street. This hunt is open to the public and participants should bring their own baskets.
The annual Egg hunt in East Petersburg will be held at 12:00 p.m. at East Petersburg Community Park, 5736 Pine St., East Petersburg. Children are divided into three age groups: 4 years and under, 5 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. There will also be a prize draw for adults.
Grandview Church, 888 Pleasure Road, will host the Rainbow Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at 10:00 am between services between 9:00 am and 11:00 am, weather permitting. Families can check in between 10:00am and 10:10am on the Pleasure Road lawn. Participants should bring their own basket. Children are grouped by age, and families are asked to sign up, although walk-up participants are welcome. To sign up or for more information, visit lanc.news/grandviewegg22.
Country barn events on the farm is holding a series of egg hunts on April 9th, 10th, 15th and 16th at 211 Donerville Road. The Easter Bunny hides eggs on site every hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 for participants ages 3 and up. In addition to egg hunts, kids can meet baby animals, enjoy a hedge maze, take part in train rides, and more. This event is weather dependent; Tickets and more information can be found at lanc.news/countrybarnegg.
Egg hunt for animals
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue is hosting a canine Easter egg hunt today, Saturday April 2nd, at its Thomas and Marian Ludwig Adoption and Activity Center, 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds. The gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the egg hunt begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. A donation of $5 per dog is suggested. Offers include raffles, food and additional games to follow the egg hunt. The event is open to all people and dog friendly dogs. All dogs must be on a leash (6 feet or shorter; no flexis). Response required. For more information or RSVP, email inza@dvgrr@org.
The K-9 Eggstravaganza is offering a leashed egg hunt for social dogs on April 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m future location of Ephratas Unleashed Dog Park, 160 Old Mill Road in Ephrata. Entry fee is $5 per dog. Hunts are at 1:30pm and 2:30pm; one for small dogs and one for large ones. The event also features a Barkless Auction, raffles and door prizes. Food trucks will be on site and the Easter Bunny will be available for photos with puppies. All proceeds benefit Ephrata Unleashed Dog Park.