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Easter Egg Hunts, Bunny Photo Opps For All Ages

Egg hunts for all ages all ages throughout the state

From Newington to New London, from now through Easter, kids of all ages can hunt for eggs filled with candy – and apples.

>>Five thousand Easter eggs will be dropped from a helicopter for kids of all ages to scramble for on Saturday, April 4, at Washington Park in Meriden. Registration for a chance to win a new bike is at 2 p.m.; the drop is at 2:30 p.m.  Refreshments available. The event is free.  

>>More than 15,000 eggs filled with chocolate and prizes are part of the Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor’s 19th annual hunt Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hunt times are 11:15  a.m. for kids 2 and under; noon, 3 and 4 years old; 12:45 p.m. for 5 and 6 year olds; and 1:15 p.m. for 7, 8 and 9 year olds.  Cost is a $1 donation to the Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary. Family activities include free face painting, a free bounce house, $2 tie-dye vanilla ice cream cones and pictures with the Easter Bunny ($3 with your camera (which benefites the animal sanctuary; $5 with ours.) 860-677-0118 and

>>New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., Berlin, hosts two egg hunts Saturday, April 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 10:45 a.m. for ages 4 and under; and 11:45 a.m. for ages 5 to 10. Kids also can hear a story in the gazebo, visit with the rabbits, make crafts, and explore the center. $5. 860-827-9064 and.

>>Tanger Outlets Westbrook hosts a free egg hunt April 4 at noon, open to children 12 years of age and under. Age groups are as follows: up to age 3; 4 to 7; and 8 through 12. Several stores including Williams Sonoma, Old Navy, Pepperidge Farm, New Balance, and VF Outlet, will be sponsoring games and activities immediately following the egg hunt: cookie decorating, egg decorating, coloring contests and more. Details and instructions will be provided at the hunt. Information:

>>The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks will hold an Easter egg hunt April 3 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 1 through 10. One adult is permitted to assist children ages 1 through 6. Limit of five eggs per child; parents are requested to monitor, observe and take photos, but encourage the kids to find eggs on their own; all participants need to bring their own bag/basket. Strollers will not be allowed in the hunt areas. The Easter Bunny will pose with kids for pictures from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; cameras are encouraged. Activities also include open cockpits and the museum's Flight Sim Spot. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 ages 12 and up, $11 seniors age 65 and up and $6.50 for ages 4 to 11. Children under 3 are free. Information: or 860-623-3305.

>>The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic is offering a Woodland trail egg hunt on April 3. Bring your eggs back to the Creation Stations to paint and decorate. Meet the wild Easter Bunny and have a few sweet treats. Bring your own basket to collect eggs. Participants limited to three eggs each. For ages 1 through 10. Start times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. $10 members; $13 nonmembers. Registration required: 860-536-1216 and

>>Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk offers families an Egg-straordinary Egg-stravaganza April 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Benedict the Egg hosts the event, challenging visitors to egg rolls and other events. Included with admission: $15 adults and children; $10 for seniors. Children under 1 are free. Information:

>>Olde Mistick Village in Mystic hosts an egg hunt on April 4. Mr. Bunny will be in the Gazebo from noon to 1 p.m. on the Village green for a special egg and hug for those ages 2 and younger. The "older" kids will have their chance to search for eggs in the Apple Orchard. The schedule is 3-year-olds hunt for eggs at noon; 4-year-olds at 12:15; 5-7 year olds at 12:30; and 8 to 10 year olds at 12:45. In the event of rain, all eggs will be available at the Gazebo. Information:

>>The Dinosaur Place in Oakdale is having their annual Dino Egg Hunt on April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Hunt for thousands of dinosaur eggs in the Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village and win Dino-themed prizes. Say hello to the Easter Bunny after the hunt. Registration: 860-443-4367;


>>Lyman Orchards in Middlefield hosts an apple hunt in a hay maze on April 18 for kids 1 to 10 years old (rain date is April 19). Other activities include a magic show, face painting and free photos with the Easter Bunny. All advance registrants receive a Easter Apple Hunt T-shirt. One parent may accompany children ages 6 and under into the maze. Information:

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