Hippity Hoppity Easter 2014

Hop down the bunny trail to these Eggcellent events! Remember to arrive early and bring Easter baskets. Hunts start on time and are known to end quickly.

Egg Hunts

Johns Creek Easter Egg Hunt. Newtown Park. Egg hunt by ages for over 6,000 eggs filled with prizes, candy, and special surprises. Petting zoo, moonwalk and pictures with the Easter Bunny. April 12. 10 a.m.; egg hunt, 11 a.m. 3150 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek. 678-512-3200. Ages 10 and younger, free.
Easter Egg Scramble. Laurel Park. Egg hunt by ages with candy and prizes. Visit with the Easter Bunny afterward for pictures. April 11. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 151 Manning Rd., Marietta. 770-794-5601. Free.
Dinosaur Egg Hunt. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Age-appropriate egg hunts, family egg hunt, music provided by Radio Disney, the Georgia Bubbleman creates bubbles of all sizes. April 12. 8 a.m.-12 p.m.. 767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Reservations highly recommended. $5 advance; $10 at the door.
Underwater Hunt and Bunny Bonanza. Bogan Park Community Recreation and Aquatic Center. Hunt for eggs underwater, visit with the Easter Bunny, and craft activities. April 12. 9 a.m. 2723 North Bogan Rd., Buford. 678.277.0850. Registration required by April 4. $15.
Easter Eggstravaganza. Northside Hospital-Cherokee. Egg hunts by ages and for children with special needs, petting zoo, moonwalks, carnival games, face painting, food, and more. April 12. 1-3 p.m. 201 Hospital Rd., Canton. 770-720-5132. Food and activities, free; Easter bunny photos, $5; t-shirts, $10.
Egg Extravaganza. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center. Easter egg hunt on the trail, visit with the Easter Bunny, and craft activities. April 12. 1 p.m. 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. 678-277-0910. Registration required by April 7. $5.
Duluth Easter Egg Hunt. Rogers Bridge Park. Hunt for eggs by age groups and visit with Peter Cottontail. April 12. 2 p.m. 4291 Rogers Bridge Rd., Duluth. 770-814-6981. Free.
Swimming Pool Egg Hunt. East Cobb YMCA. Hunt for eggs in the YMCA pool. Groups are divided by age. April 12. 6-8 p.m. 1055 East Piedmont Rd., Marietta. 770-977-5991. Reservations required. Open to the public. All ages, $8.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Movie by Moonlight. Tolleson Park. Hunt for eggs with a flashlight. Hunts divided by age groups. Movie follows. April 12 (rain out day, April 19). 7:30 p.m. 351 McCauley Rd., Smyrna. 678-631-5541. Reservations required. $10 per family.
Easter Eggstravaganza. Rehoboth Baptist Church. Egg hunt with more than 5000 eggs, ice cream, games, bounce house, crafts, face painting, cake walk, train rides, and door prizes. April 12. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.. 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville. 770-939-3182. Free.
East Cobb Egg Hunt. East Cobb YMCA. Egg hunt divided by ages and visit with the Easter Bunny. April 13. 1:30-2 p.m. 1055 East Piedmont Rd., Marietta. 770-977-5991. Reservations required. Open to the public. All ages, free.
Gainesville Easter Egg Hunt. Midtown Greenway. Egg hunts by ages, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, games, and more. April 13. 2 p.m. 682 Grove St., Gainesville. 770-531-2680. Free.
Magic Mondays: Egg Hunt on the Farm. Atlanta History Center. Egg hunt throughout the farm, games, arts and crafts, and visit with the Easter Bunny. April 14. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Adults, $6.50; ages 18 mos.-5, $5.50.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Visit with the Easter Bunny, pancake breakfast, sing-a-longs, craft activities, and egg hunt on the lawn. April 19. 8:30 a.m. 185 West Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-822-5450. Registration required. Ages 1 and older, $10.
Marietta Easter Egg Hunt. Jim Miller Park. Egg hunt by ages, inflatables, arts and crafts, music, and food for purchase. April 19. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta. 770-528-8875. Free.

Eggstravaganza: Callanwolde’s Easter Egg Hunt

Eggstravaganza: Callanwolde’s Easter Egg Hunt. Callanwolde. Hunt for thousands of eggs, costumed Easter Bunny, cake walk, arts and crafts and more. Bring Easter baskets. April 19. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.. 980 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta. 404-872-5338. Ages 12 and younger, $12 advance online purchase or $14 cash at the door; parking, $5.
Easter Egg Hunt. Mall of Georgia. Egg hunt divided by ages in the Village. April 19. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-482-8788. Free.
North East Cobb Community Egg Drop. Sprayberry High School. About 90,000 Easter eggs will drop from the sky for egg hunts divided by ages, kid zone, photos with the Easter Bunny and food for purchase. April 19. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2525 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta. communityeggdrop.com. Egg hunt and Easter Bunny photos, free; kid zone, $5.
Taste of Forsyth. Cumming Fairgrounds. Egg drop and egg hunt by ages, sample restaurant food, play in the kid’s zone, and touch-a-truck with police, SWAT vehicles, monster truck and more. April 19. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming. Egg hunt, free; restaurant samples, $1-$4.
Children’s Butterfly Easter Event. Decatur First Christian Church. Butterfly-themed egg hunt, crafts and a butterfly release. An Amazing Grace themed-service follows the activities at 10:30 a.m. April 20. 9:15 a.m. 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-378-3621. Ages 2-11, free.

Beyond Atlanta

Magical Easter Eggstravaganza. Babyland General Hospital. Easter Bunny pancake breakfast, arts festival, cupcakes and carrots with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, Easter bonnet contest, and parade. April 10. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. See website for event times. 300 N.O.K. Dr., Cleveland. 706-865-2171. Babylandgeneral.com. Reservations required for breakfast and cupcakes with Easter Bunny. Pancake breakfast, $10; cupcakes, $5; all other activities, free.
Easter Eggstravaganza. The Rock Ranch. Egg Hunt by ages, children’s play area, zip lines and more. April 12. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 706-647-6374. Admission, $10; zip lines, $7 or $12.; egg hunt, free with admission.
Peanuts Easter Beagle Express. Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Take a round-trip train ride along the Tuckasegee River with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the Easter Bunny. Stop in Dillsboro for an egg hunt, crafts, snacks with Snoopy, and temporary tattoos. It is a four hour excursion. April 18-19. Train departs promptly at 11 a.m. 226 Everett St., Bryson City, NC. 800-872-4681. Reservations required. Adults, $55-$94; ages 2-12, $29-$54; ages 1 and younger, $0-$20.
Easter Eggstravaganza and Rabbit Palooza. North Georgia Zoo. Search for eggs, learn about rabbit breeds, and take a picture with a baby bunny. April 19-20. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2912 Paradise Valley Rd., Cleveland. 706-348-7279. Adults, $8; ages 2-11, $6; 1 and younger free; $5 for the egg hunt.

More Easter Fun:

Breakfast in Kennesaw with the Easter Bunny. Ben Robertson Community Center. Pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny. 2753 Watts Dr., Kennesaw. April 5. 8-11 a.m. 770-422-9714. $5 in advance; $8 at the door; ages 2 and younger are free, but they must sit on an adult’s lap.
Bunny Bonanza. Northlake Mall. Games, crafts, refreshments, spin the Easter Egg Prize Wheel and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. April 5. 2-4 p.m. 4800 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta. 770-938-3564. $5.
Hop Into Spring. Town Center Mall at Cobb. Music and games by DJ Steve, spring activities, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. April 12. 1-3 p.m. 400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw. 770-424-9486. $5.
Natural Egg Dyeing. Atlanta Botanical Garden. Decorate eggs using dyes from plants. April 18 and 19. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 404-876-5859. Adults, $18.95; ages 3-12, $12.95; ages 2 and younger, free.
Hop in the Park. Atlantic Station. Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Dancing, music, games with Radio Disney. Crafts and sand art. April 19. 1-4 p.m.1380 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta. 404-410-4010. Pictures, $5; activities, free.
Easter Sunrise Service. Stone Mountain Park. Non-denominational sunrise services on the top of Stone Mountain and on the Memorial Lawn. April 20. Gates open 4 a.m.; service, 7 a.m. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. Free; parking, $10.

Caring Bunny Events

April 13. Town Center Mall. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mall of Georgia. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Northlake Mall. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Children with special needs are invited to visit with the Easter Bunny during the quiet hours before stores open with dimmed lights, escalators turned off, and noise minimized. Activities include arts and crafts, snacks, and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Town Center Mall, Kennesaw. 770-424-9486. Mall of Georgia, Buford. 678-482-8788. Northlake Mall, Atlanta. 770-938-3564. Registration is requested. Event, free; photography packages available for purchase.