Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. Make sure Peter Cottontail isn’t the only one picking up treats this year, and head on over to one of the many egg hunts in the area.
» Brookdale Williamsburg annual Easter Egg Hunt: On top of an egg hunt with more than 1,500 eggs, this event will feature pictures with the Easter Bunny, games with prizes, face painting, crafts, refreshments and a special magic show. Children 8 and younger. 9 a.m. Saturday, Brookdale Williamsburg, 3800 Treyburn Drive. Free; register by calling 220-1839.
» Carlton Farms' Easter Egg Hunt: This Easter Egg hunt benefits the Bacon Street Youth and Family Services. Ages 10 and younger separated into four age groups. There will also be face painting, food, a bouncy house and more. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Carlton Farms, 3516 Mott Lane. $10 per child.
» Community Easter Egg Hunt: This hunt will have separate areas for ages 1-3, 4-7, and 8-12. There will be candy-filled eggs, tickets, prizes and the hunt for the Golden Eggs. 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, 7385 Walker Ave., Gloucester. Free; register at eventbrite.com.
» Ford’s Colony Family Spring Fling: Want more than just an egg hunt? This event will also have a video game truck, face painting, snag golf and Easter Bunny pictures. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Ford's Colony Country Club, 240 Ford's Colony Drive. $10 a child; register by calling 258-4107.
» Bunny Hops 5k and Easter Egg Hunt: After the 5k, there will be a post-race party including food, entertainment and an Easter egg hunt for the kids. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 20, Billsburg Brewery, 2054 Jamestown Road. Race $35; egg hunt free; register at b2bunnyhops5k.com/.
» Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt: This egg hunt from James City County is for ages 9 years and younger. There will also be a visit from the Easter bunny, a mini petting zoo and face painting. 10-11:30 a.m. April 20, Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail. Free.
» Friends of Chippokes annual Easter Egg Hunt: This year’s Easter egg-stravaganza includes games, arts and crafts and other activities that will have visitors hopping for joy. 2-4 p.m. April 21, Chippokes Plantation State Park, 695 Chippokes Park Road, Surry. Free; parking $5.
» Holly Fork Farm Easter Egg Hunt: With this hunt instead of having prizes hidden in the eggs, at the end children turn in the eggs they collected for a handful of candy. 6-8:30 p.m. April 26, Holly Fork Farm, Produce and Pumpkin Patch, 4901 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville. $1; cash and credit accepted.
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