Family Friendly Shows, Festivals and Events Around Orange County
This annual holiday “Eggstravaganza” delivers a big shipment of fun: egg basket toss and egg hunts; carnival games and cookie decorating; hayrides and train rides. Plus, the chance to meet the Easter Bunny. While admission’s free, activities tickets cost $6. IPRR’s website has complete details. Its hours are 10 am-5 pm weekdays and 9 am-6 pm weekends.
April 13’s Mother Earth Beach, Creek, and Park Cleanup focuses on Doheny’s main beach and around San Juan Creek. The following Saturday, you can assist the California State Parks Foundation in planting native plants, shrubs, and trees in the beach’s campgrounds. Bring your work gloves and related cleanup tools, please. Both events are from 9 am-12 pm.
The museum presents some fun ways for kids to celebrate, and learn about, this Jewish holiday from 11 am-3 pm today. They’ll find out how families prepare for Passover during a storytime reading of Passover Is Coming. Children get the chance to search for the Afikomen bag in a scavenger hunt-type exercise as well as craft their own Seder plate to take home.
Pretend City starts off its “eggs-ceptional” Easter party with an Easter Bunny visit at 10 am (photos are welcome). Youngsters can embark on an “Egg-cellent Adventure” as they search the museum for hidden Easter eggs. They can also decorate their own eggs in the art studio. In the afternoon, the Bunny Hop will get children jumping and dancing with joy.
Dana Point doubles up on Easter “egg-citement” by hosting two egg hunts: at Pines Park and Sea Canyon Park. Both egg hunts begin at 10 am, with family activities (like Easter Bunny visits) starting at 9 am. Contact the Recreation Department at 949-248-3530 or email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Pines Park – 34941 Camino Capistrano
Sea Canyon Park – 330093 Santiago Drive, Dana Point
Come out and salute the planet at this free family event, which presents music, arts & crafts, a scavenger hunt complete with prizes. Visit the various environmental organizations’ booths and increase your ecological knowledge. Families are requested to bring some hard plastic items that will be recycled into crafts at the Child Creativity Lab.
Candy – thousands of pounds of it – gets distributed during the day’s egg hunts (visit its website for schedule details). Game booths, Easter Bunny photos, and live music equal more family fun. You can also learn about various community services (including summer camp and classes info.). Plus the city’s Kiwanis Club will serve a pancake breakfast and hot lunch.
Hop around Oak Know Park with the Easter Bunny today. This spring celebration, which starts at 10:30 am sharp, dishes out an egg hunt for kids ages 4-11 as well as special area for little ones ages 3 and younger. There will be crafts, face painting and other family activities. Make sure to bring a camera (or other photo-taking devices).
Kids (ages 11 and younger) get ready for action – egg hunts will be rolling continuously from 8:30 am-11 am. The holiday merriment also includes carnival games and craft projects. Please bring a sack or basket for treat collecting. Also, parents are encouraged to remain out of the hunt areas so kids can enjoy their own goodies.
Get a little dirty for Earth Day by spending the morning planting, weeding, and cleaning at the Niguel Botanical Preserve (8:30 am-11:30 am). Please wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes. Snacks and water will be provided. Volunteers must be 6 and older, and parents must supervise children ages 6-12 years. RSVP by April 19; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-425-5100.