FREE COLD SPRING EASTER EGG HUNT
Bring the family to the Municipal Park for a fun, free Easter egg hunt! Ages 9 years old and younger can hunt for eggs and enjoy free refreshments. Cold Spring Municipal Park, 5694 East Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky; 1 – 3 p.m.; facebook.com/events/554792628359852/.
FREE FORT THOMAS EASTER EGG HUNT
Head to the Fort for a fun and family-friendly egg hunt. There are designated areas for various age ranges, so be sure to get there early to find the right hunt for your little ones. If your youngster finds an egg with a prize ticket, head inside to redeem a cool prize! There will also be pictures with the Easter Bunny. Tower Park, 900 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky, 12 p.m.
FREE AFTER HOURS GLOW IN THE DARK EASTER EGG HUNT
Ages 18 and up- Come have fun and act like a kid again with an after-hours glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt. Newport Branch, 901 East 6th Street, Newport; 8 p.m.; 859-572-5035 or cc-pl.org.
FREE ANNUAL COVINGTON EGG HUNT
Meet the Easter Bunny and participate in a super fun Easter egg hunt! There will be free bus service provided by TANK, please see website for details. Register youth in advance for a chance to win an amazing prize like a TV, Apple watch, gift cards and more! Devou Park Bandshell, 1201 Park Drive, Covington, Ky. Activities start at 1 p.m., hunt begins at 2 p.m. promptly. 859-292-2160 or exploredevoupark.org
EASTER BUNNY AT LAZER KRAZE
It is a little known fact that the Easter Bunny loves laser tag! Head to Lazer Kraze for pictures with the Easter bunny, then stick around for some laser tag fun. Lazer Kraze, 1335 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, Ky; 1 – 3 p.m.; free meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny; laser tag games starting at $8 per person per mission.; 859-371-5729 or lazerkraze.com/nky/index.asp.
FREE EASTER CELEBRATION
Celebrate Easter at the library with an egg hunt and crafts. Newport Branch, 901 East 6th Street, Newport; 2 p.m.; 859-572-5035 or cc-pl.org.
FREE EASTER CELEBRATION: COLD SPRING BRANCH LIBRARY (register)
Decorate Easter bags and then go on an egg hunt around the library. Families can also do some coloring and other fun Easter themed activities. Cold Spring Branch, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring; 2 p.m.; 859-781-6166 or cc-pl.org.
FREE EASTER EGG HUNT AT JANE’S SADDLEBAG
Join the Boone Masonic Lodge for their 20th annual Easter egg hunt! Be sure to arrive early, the hunt goes quick. Eggs will be divided by ages to ensure a fair hunt for all. Hang around after the hunt for some fun at Jane’s Saddlebag and remember to bring your camera to get a photo with the Easter bunny. Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Union, Ky; 12 p.m. SHARP; 859-384-6617 or janessaddlebag.com.
FREE NKY HOMES EASTER EGG HUNT
Rain or shine, bring a basket and get to hunting some Easter eggs! There will be three age groups for egg hunts, goodie bags and one golden egg grand prize winner for each age group. Orleans Park, 8400 Saint Louis Blvd., Union, Ky; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; facebook.com/events/1445941382214473/.
EASTER BRUNCH AT HOTEL COVINGTON (register)
Hotel Covington is hosting a festive brunch and Easter Egg Hunt, perfect for families who’d like to opt out of cooking this year!
Executive Chef Mitch Arens will be serving up a lovely brunch buffet at Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar featuring a Grits Station with smothered okra & creole tomatoes, Cold Cured Station with Kentucky caviar, Hot Station with goetta benedict, Action Station with Easter ham, and Fruits & Sweets.
In addition to brunch, Hotel Covington has partnered with renowned candy company, Galerie Candy, to host two Easter Egg Hunts in The Courtyard and create an over-the-top candy display for guests to enjoy. The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance for complimentary photos in the lobby.
Hotel Covington , 638 Madison Avenue, Covington; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $60 adult, $50 seniors, $18 children 4 – 12 years old, FREE children 4 years old and younger; 859-905-6600 or hotelcovington.com/dining/coppins/.
A few tips on how to get the most from an Easter egg hunt from a been-there-done-that Mom who learned from her own mistakes:
- Beware of April showers. In case of inclement weather, call or check the organizers website to confirm that the event is rain/shine. Some events cancel or reschedule in the case of rain.
- Arrive EARLY! Easter egg hunts start promptly and are over in the blink of an eye; they are truly a spectacle to behold. Be sure to plan for time to park and walk to the hunt destination.
- Bring your own Easter basket. Make it more fun by purchasing an inexpensive plastic basket and decorating it with stickers or by personalizing it with permanent markers.
- Have toddlers? Bring a few extra eggs filled with treats. Sometimes little ones can get caught in a crazed egg-hunting crowd. There is nothing worse than babies first real egg hunt resulting in an empty basket and tears. But you can come prepared! Play it up – “What’s that over here? Did someone miss these eggs? You found some of the Easter bunny’s eggs!” Crisis averted, Easter saved.