Easter weekend promises egg hunts for those who love bunnies, butterflies or blooms in the DFW area. Whether you are looking for something quaint or something new and exciting, these events will surely please every Easter egg hunter.
Dallas Blooms – Easter Weekend
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
Price: $12 per adult; $10 per senior age 65 and up; $8 per child age 3 to 12; Free for members and children under 3; $7 per car for parking
Hours: Friday, April 6, 2012 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, April 7, 2012 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 8, 2012 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Spend an afternoon amid the 500,000 spring flowers that will be blooming during the Dallas Arboretum’s 28th Annual nationally acclaimed Dallas Blooms’ floral festival. During the three day Easter weekend, children can enjoy a concert by children’s performer, Eddie Coker, face painting, petting zoo and a variety of arts and crafts. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your Easter photo taken with a real bunny in the beautiful gardens.
Related: Family Fun Guide To Lakewood
First Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd
Dallas, TX 75210
Price: $8 per adult; $6 per senior age 60 and up; $4 per child age 3 to 11; Free for children under 3
Hours: Sunday, April 8, 2012 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Texas Discovery Gardens will host its first Easter egg hunt this year. Bring your own basket to participate in what promises to be a delight for the young and the young at heart as you romp through the various gardens. A trip to the Discovery Gardens is not complete without a visit to the butterfly house filled with hundreds of free flying butterflies. For a special treat, arrive at noon and you will be able to watch the release of newly emerged butterflies into the conservatory. Be aware when visiting the butterfly house as it mimics a rain forest, so it is hot and humid inside.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nash Farm
626 Ball Street
Grapevine, TX 76051
Hours: Sunday, April 8, 2012 – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hop all over Nash Farm in search of thousands of eggs filled with candy, toys and a few special prizes including cash for hunters ages 6 to 12. All egg hunts are arranged by age group. Bounce houses and hay rides will round out the day on the farm. Parking for this event will be available at the Botanical Gardens and Cannon Elementary School.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Flower Mound Community Activity Center
1200 Gerault Road
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Hours: Saturday, April 7, 201 – 10 a.m.
Bring your swim trunks and your basket for this fun twist on the traditional egg hunt. After a rigorous hunt for eggs and a visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy a relaxing swim with your fellow hunters. Parents must accompany all non-swimmers. Call the general information desk at 972-874-7275 for the required pre-registration information for this event.
25th Annual Funny Bunny Festival
Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park
1301 Railroad Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
Price: $1 per person; Free for children under 3; cash only
Hours: Saturday, March 31, 2012 – 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join the Funny Bunny as he leads kids through an old fashioned egg hunt and then enjoy the many carnival games and face painting. For age divisions for the various hunts, please click here. Souvenir photos will be available at a minimal charge. Get there early for a pancake breakfast prepared by the The Lewisville Noon Rotary Club served from 8:30 am to 11 am under the Pavilion. Cost for the buffet breakfast is separate; click here for pricing.
Teicha Mailhes is a freelance writer and avid family historian living in North Texas. She has written numerous articles on family history research and has enjoyed speaking about family history research at regional conferences and local genealogical societies. Currently she is working on her first cozy mystery novel. See her work here.