Top 5 Easter Egg Hunts

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1. Easter Celebration at The Cincinnati Zoo
What’s cuter than watching animals play with colored eggs and Easter baskets? Not much, actually. Your kids will love searching the zoo for Easter eggs, taking pictures with the Easter bunny, and stopping at the treat and activity stations all around the zoo. Keep an eye out for the special “Golden Eggs” hidden throughout the zoo. If you find one, turn it in to the Welcome Center and claim a prize! March 26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Corryville, (513) 281–4700, cincinnatizoo.org

The Cincinnati Zoo
The Cincinnati Zoo

Photograph by Michelle Curley

2. Easter Bunny Express at LM&M Railroad
All aboard! The Easter Bunny Express leaves the Lebanon Station and takes you on a 30 minute ride through scenic Warren County. At your stop, kids will be greeted by the Easter Bunny and can participate in one of two egg hunts where they can win prizes and candy. Forgot your Easter basket? Don’t worry, a bag will be provided for the egg hunts. If the weather is nice, sit in the open-air gondola on the ride back to the station. March 25 & 26, train departs at 10a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:45 p.m., Adults $18, Seniors 62+ & Children 2–16 $15, Infants free, LM&M Railroad, 127 S Mechanic Rd., Lebanon, (513) 933–8022, lebanonrr.com

3. Easter Egg Hunt at Washington Park
This is more than just an egg hunt, it’s a party! The hunts are divided into two age groups, 3–6 and 7–12, and have a combined total of 7,500 candy-filled eggs to search for. Come by early to enjoy face painting, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, and playtime with baby animals from Sunrock Farm. Don’t forget to BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket, that is). March 26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., admission is free, Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over–the–Rhine, (513) 621–4400, washingtonpark.org

4. 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hidden Valley Fruit Farm
Come for the egg hunt, stay for the baby animals. Kids 3–8 will search for thousands of eggs hidden throughout the farm, take a ride on the Kiddie Train, and visit the Barnyard/Play Area to see the new baby animals. Adults can enjoy the day too with live music and refreshments at the Market. March 26, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m., $2 train rides and Barnyard admission, Hidden Valley Fruit Farm, 5474 N St. Rt. 48, Lebanon, (513) 932–1869, facebook.com/HiddenValleyFruitFarm

5. Boone Masonic Lodge Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Jane’s Saddlebag
This Easter celebration offers more than just an egg hunt. Sitting on 35 acres, Jane’s Saddlebag has tons of places to explore including a petting zoo, General Store, Kids Playland, and pictures with the Easter bunny under the picnic shelter. The egg hunts are divided into age groups, but make sure to get there early because the eggs will go fast. March 26, starts at noon (goes until eggs are gone), admission is free, Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Rd., Northern KY, (859) 384–6617, janessaddlebag.com

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