Easter is less than two weeks away and if your kids (or grandkids) are like mine, they have Easter Egg Hunts on their mind. Hunting for eggs is one of Malone’s favorite spring time activities- I’m not sure which he loves more, the thrill of the hunt or the goodies inside the egg. Western Massachusetts has several great Easter egg hunts happening over next two weekends and I thought it would be useful for you (and me) to have all of the information in one spot!
2015 Easter Egg Hunts In Western Massachusetts
Saturday March 28
10:00 am, Easthampton MA
Hosted by: Easthampton Community Center
Address: 50 Payson Ave (City Hall Parking Lot) Easthampton MA
What you need to know: Bring your own basket, the hunt begins promptly at 10:00 am after the arrival of the Easter Bunny who comes via fire truck. There are different areas for children to hunt for eggs depending on their age group. We’ve always taken Malone to this one, and it is an especially great event for toddlers and preschoolers (who are given ample time to collect eggs). Pictures are available with the Easter Bunny, so bring your camera.
12:00 – 3:00 pm South Amherst
Hosted by: Atkins Country Market
Address: 1150 West Street South Amherst MA
What you need to know: The cost to participate in this Easter Egg Hunt is $4.00, bring your own basket. There will be several “hunts” happening during the three hour period, so you might have to wait for your round. Participants will assigned an area to hunt in in efforts to make it fair for the little ones. The Easter Bunny will be available for photographs. This event will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. This event is open for children 12 and under.
Saturday April 4
9:45 AM, West Springfield Mittineague Park
Hosted by: West Springfield Parks & Rec
Address: 1695 Westfield St, West Springfield, MA
What you need to know: From 9:45 to 10:30 Children can enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny and receive a candy treat from him. The hunt begins promptly at 10:30Children are divided in to groups based on age and West Springfield Parks & Rec uses a color coded age group system. Yellow for 2 years and under, Pink for 3 to 4 years and Purple for 5 to 7 years old. In the event of inclement weather, please call 413-781-3020. This Easter Egg Hunt in Western Massachusetts is open to children 7 years old and younger.
10:00 am, Holyoke Heritage State Park
Hosted by: Holyoke Parks & Recreation
Address: 221 Appleton St, Holyoke MA
What you need to know: This is a spring celebration and an Easter Egg Hunt in Western Massachusetts all rolled into one! In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, there will be crafts, pony rides, face painting, prizes, gift bags and a visit from the Easter Bunny! The cost is $2.00 per child or $6.00 per family. Register on site 1 hour before your child’s hunt time and bring your own basket.
Easter Egg Hunt Times:
10:00 am: Toddlers
10:30 am: 6 year olds and under
11:00 am: 7-9 year olds
11:30 am: 10-12 year olds
10:30 am Hadley Elementary School
Hosted by: Hadley Parks & Rec Department
Address: 21 River Dr, Hadley MA
What you need to know: This is an Easter party and an Easter Egg hunt and will feature pictures with the Easter Bunny, snacks and fun activities. Bring your own basket. This event will happen rain or shine.
11:00 am Belchertown Rec Center
Hosted by: Belchertown Parks & Rec
Address: 66 State Street, Belchertown MA
What you need to know: The fee for this Easter Egg Hunt is $4.00. There are limited spots available at this Western Massachusetts Easter Egg Hunt and registering in advance is strongly encouraged. To register call 413-323-0419. This event is for children 10 and under.
11:00 am South Hadley Buttery Brook Park
Hosted by: South Hadley Recreation Department
Address: 123 Willimansett Street, South Hadley MA
What you need to know: This is an Easter Egg Hunt and Crazy Hat Parade. Children should wear creative and crazy Easter hats. Parade begins at 11:00 am and the hunt starts at 11:30 am. Prizes will be awarded best hats in special “Easter” categories and children should bring their own Easter basket. Call 413.538.5039 if you need additional details.
11:00 am Ludlow Hubbard Memorial Library (ALLERGY FRIENDLY)
Address: 24 Center St, Ludlow MA
What you need to know: This is an allergy aware event and children with food allergies can swap for non candy eggs. Children will search the grounds to find eggs and each participant will be allowed to collect the same amount of eggs to make it fair. Bring your own basket.
11:00 am, Westfield Shaker Farms Country Club
Hosted by: Westfield Gas & Electric & Employees of City Hall
Address: 866 Shaker Road, Westfield MA
What you need to know: The line up for this Easter Egg Hunt in Western Massachusetts begins at 11:00 am with the hunt starting at 11:15 am. There will be separate hunts based on age group, arts and crafts and games. This event was originally scheduled for March 28th but was rescheduled due to weather/field conditions.
1:00 pm Turners Falls Unity Park
Hosted by: Montague Parks & Rec Department
Address: 56 First St, Turners Falls MA
What you need to know: This Easter Egg Hunt is for children 4 to 12 years old and children will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with Peter Cottontail. Snow/rain date is April 18th.
1:00 – 2:00 pm, Florence Look Park
Address: 300 Main St, Florence MA (Hunt will be held at the baseball fields & Westwoods area).
What you need to know: Bring your own basket and plan to arrive early. This is a large and well attended Easter Egg Hunt in Western Massachusetts! The park will have areas sectioned off and the kids go in heats according to their ages.
1:00pm ages 2 & under
1:15pm ages 3 & 4
1:30pm ages 5 & 6
1:45pm ages 7 & 8
2:00pm ages 9 & 10
A map of the Easter Egg Hunt location will be given to you when you enter the park and there will be signs around the park indicating where to go. The 2 & under division will receive a snack after the egg hunt, rather than candy. The event is free with free vehicle entry into the park from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
Where are you headed this year? Will you be attending any of these Easter Egg Hunts in Western Massachusetts?