Bay Area Egg Hunt Round-Up

Every Easter, we drive down to my mother’s house in Hollister and attend “The Church of the Everlasting Egg Hunt.”  Easter is a big deal at my mother’s church.  The egg hunt that transpires after the church service can only be described as epic.  The grounds are sectioned off by age group with hundreds and hundreds of egg hidden; lovingly pre-filled by the church members and carefully placed by the high schoolers.  Every child walks away with a basket full.  We’ve been going since my eldest son could walk.  It’s become a lovely tradition for our family.

If you are looking for your own Egg Hunt this weekend, look no further.  Silicon Valley Mamas has scoured the internets for you! Below is a list of egg hunts for this weekend.  And if we left out your favorite… just leave a note in the comments and we’ll get that added too!

San Francisco

Spring Fling at the San Francisco Zoo features a petting zoo with real bunnies, games, crafts, puppet shows, and a photo opps with the Nesquik Bunny. Bring your favorite plush bunny for one free child’s admission. When: April 7-8, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Free with zoo admission.

“Alice in Recreation Land” Spring Eggstravaganza at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park has planned egg hunts, carnival rides, jump houses, arts and crafts, and live entertainment. When: April , 11:00am – 3:00pm. $8 for an all access pass

North Bay

San Anselmo’s Children’s Egg Hunt at Memorial Park is only for kids under age 7.  The hunt is followed by a small fair that includes a puppet show. When: April 7, 11:00am. Free.

Sausalito’s 32nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Dunphy Park includes a parade, an old-fashioned egg hunt, crafts, live entertainment, and an Easter bonnet contest. When: April 7, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Free.

East Bay

The Eggster Hunt and Learning Festival at UC Berkeley is the largest free egg hunt in Northern California.  When: April 7, 10:00am – 3:00pm. Free.

The city of Oakland sponsors the Great Easter Egg Hunt on the gorgeous grounds of the historic Dunsmuir mansion. Three separate egg hunts (divided according to ages), games, entertainment, tours of the mansion, pet adoptions, photos with Easter Bunny. Bring your own picnic and a basket for eggs. When: April 7, 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  Adults $5.00, Ages 5 – 10 $2.00, Under 5 free.

The Egg Olympics in Fremont includes face painting, games, balloons, story telling, crafts, popcorn and slushies, jumpy house, and an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages.  When: April 7, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Free

South Bay / Penninsula

San Mateo’s Eggstravaganza in Central Park is one of the oldest egg hunts in the Bay Area. It includes a pancake breakfast, puppets, a parade, and entertainment by Magic Mike. When: April 7, 9:00am – 1:00pm. Free.  Breakfast for Adults $7, Children $4.

The Los Altos Recreation Department hosts their Egg Hunt at the Hillview Soccer Field with hunts divided by age groups, and activities after. When: April 7, Activities at 9:30am – 10:30am. Hunt at 10:00am. Free.

The 9th annual Doggie Easter Biscuit Hunt in Los Altos Hills lets your furry friends search for “dog-healthy Easter Biscuits.” The on-leash event benefits the Palo Alto Animal Services shelter. When: April 7, 9:00am. Free.

East Palo Alto Easter Family Fun Day includes an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, rally races, entertainment by local youth organizations, and more! When: April 7, 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Free.

At The Fairmont in downtown San Jose, an Easter Bunny will stash candy filled eggs and one very special golden egg.  When: April 8 with hourly hunts from 11:30am to 2:30pm.  Free.

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