A Hunting We Will Go

I’m in shock over the number of Easter Egg Hunts across the country that were cancelled due to over zealous parents.  Luckily, none in this area.  Parents please no fighting!  There are plenty of opportunities for your kiddies to snap up some eggs this Saturday (see a list of hunts below).  If you are the worrying type then be pro-active.  Have a stuffed egg or two in your pocket in case of an emergency… Child without egg… a meltdown…etc…

According to NPR; Organizers of an annual Easter egg hunt in Colorado attended by hundreds of children have canceled this year’s event, citing the behavior of aggressive parents who swarmed into the tiny park last year, determined that their kids get an egg.

That hunt was over in seconds, to the consternation of egg-less tots and their own parents. Too many parents had jumped a rope set up to allow only children into Bancroft Park in a historic area of Colorado Springs.

In an Article from CBS news ACON, Ga. — An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years.

This will be the first time in years that the Easter Bunny won’t be visiting children during the annual egg hunt at Central City Park in Macon, traditionally one of the largest Easter events in central Georgia.

April 7th Easter Egg Hunts

Georgetown Chamber Easter Egg Hunt

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Nutter Marvel Museum, Georgetown, DE. Phone: 800-357-1818. The egg hunt will go off at Noon, but the event runs from 11-1 with facepainting, moon bounce, train rides, a clown, pictures with the Easter Bunny and much more.

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Auburn Heights Preserve

The Marshall Steam Museum will host its second annual Easter Egg Hunt at Auburn Heights Preserve on Saturday, April 7, from noon to 3 p.m.

The Easter Egg Hunt will kick off at 1 p.m. and is designed for children 10 and under. There will be three separate areas: for children ages 4 and under, ages 5 to 7, and ages 8 to 10. More than 1,500 brightly colored plastic eggs containing treats and prizes will be hidden on the lawn surrounding the Auburn Heights mansion, with a golden egg (containing a special prize) in each area. Visitors will meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and sample free popcorn from a vintage steam-powered popper. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

n addition to the hunt and train rides, visitors can tour the Marshall Steam Museum, featuring the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley Steamers; view the interactive exhibit Under the Hood: How a Stanley Steamer Works; enjoy a working 1930s Lionel electric trains display; and watch a video spotlighting Tom Marshall and the extraordinary collection of antique autos.

Auburn Heights Preserve, operated by the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve in partnership with Delaware State Parks, is located at 3000 Creek Rd. (Rte 82) in Yorklyn. Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 2 to 12, under 2 free. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum and Auburn Heights Mansion are available year-round to groups of eight or more. More information is available by calling the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve office at 302-239-2385 or visiting AuburnHeights.org.

Union Park Gardens Neighborhood Association

The annual neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday, April 7, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the playground behind the Boys and Girls Club. Volunteers are still needed!

Wilmington & Western Railroad

Departure Times: 12:30  & 2:30pm

This is not a hunt, but The Easter Bunny hops aboard the train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with your child.

This event is powered by one their antique steam locomotives.