You won’t go eggless in Champaign-Urbana (and beyond) this Easter season – there are egg hunts all over East Central Illinois in the weeks to come. Some require advance registration and have a fee; others are come-as-you-are and most are free. But none of them last very long; when it comes to hunting down candy, kids are QUICK. Don’t forget to bring your baskets!
While you are looking for goodies to fill your baskets- stop by Art Mart in Urbana. Everything for Easter baskets such as kites, candies, book and stuffed animals in the Toy Store to ingredients, cheeses and wine pairings for Easter dinner. You can also find clothing, Belgian chocolates and Easter décor for all of your holiday needs. You can find more Easter ideas at Art Mart’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Register in advance for:
Eggstravaganza: Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, the 7th Annual Eggstravaganza will be held Saturday, April 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Grace Church in Mahomet. Children will have the opportunity to meet the Bunny and have fun with a good ole’ fashioned egg hunt. Find a golden egg for a special prize! Dress warm, it may be cold. Registration deadline April 8. A maximum of 50 children per age group. The cost is $5 per child. To register, go to mahometrecreation.com.
Urbana Park District’s Egg Hunt with a Splash: The area’s only egg hunt in the water! Register by April 12 for this annual favorite event, which takes place on Saturday, April 19 at the Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center. For kids 2-10; various age group hunts will be held at different times starting at 9 a.m. The fee is $6 for residents and $12 for non-residents and includes admissions to the Egg Hunt plus one daily admission pass. Register by calling 367-1544
Inside Out Church’s 4th Annual Free Egg Hunt: Saturday April 5th from 1-3 PM at Prairie Fields Park in Savoy. There will be over 5,000 eggs, the Easter Bunny for pictures, a magician, and more. The hunt is for children up to 10 years old. To pre-register go to the church site. If you have you have questions you can email email@example.com or call Derrick Ford at 217-419-6103.
No advance registration required for these events, in chronological order:
Vineyard Church’s The Great Egg Chase: Kingdom Kids will be hosting an eggstravaganza with donuts, an Easter message, giveaways and, of course, an egg hunt. The whole community is invited, so be sure to invite your friends, neighbors, or anyone with children! Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Vineyard Church Urbana Campus, 1500 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL US 61801 For more information contact Lacey Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuscola’s Community Easter Egg Hunt: April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m. At Ervin Park. Free! (Rain date: April 19)
6th Annual Monticello Parks and Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt: Kids 10 years and under are invited to bring their Easter Egg baskets and get ready for some serious egg hunting! The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Forest Preserve Park in Monticello, Saturday, April 12th at 10:00am. The park will be divided into two age groups; 4 and under (participants can use parent’s assistance); and 5-10 years old. The participation fee is $1 per child, and pre-registration is not required.
Champaign First Church of the Nazarene Easter Egg Hunt: On Saturday, April 12, at 10am join the Champaign First Church of the Nazarene, 2403 W. Kirby Avenue in Champaign for a Free Community Easter Egg Hunt. This is for ages 0-12. Activities, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. Register to win prizes! Everything is free, including the pictures. The hunt will include three different age groups. For more information, call 217-352-8500.
Meadowbrook Community Church 13th Annual Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt: April 12 from noon to 2 p.m. For children up to age 12. Admission is free; at registration, every child will receive a coupon for a free hot dog, chips and drink. Champaign.
Village of Homer Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 12th, 1:00pm at the Village Hall. For children up to third grade. Rain date: April 19.
First Annual Schnuck’s Easter Egg Hunt: Head to the Schnuck’s in Champaign (off Mattis) for an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Children up to age 10 will be able to participate. Prizes will be given.
One Helicopter + 30,000 Eggs + Lots of Kids = A Fun Easter Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 13, New Horizon Church, lunch at 12:15pm, eggdrop starts at 12:30pm. That’s right, 30,000 plastic Easter eggs filled with fun stuff dropped from a helicopter. And it’s all free! Four different age categories for the hunt. Here’s the scoop: Everyone’s invited, receive a gift bag (great to collect Easter eggs), eat a light lunch, let the kids go crazy with the Egg Drop and all are invited back for EASTER SUNDAY!
Farmer City’s Annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt: Over 10,000 EGGS! Candy! Prizes! Registration opens at 11 a.m. and hunts will start at noon on April 19, for ages birth to sixth grade. South Park, Farmer City.
Champaign Park District’s 24th Annual Egg Hunt: Head to West Side Park on April 19 at 11 a.m. (sharp) in downtown Champaign where thousands of eggs wait to be found. Free hayrack rides will take place before the event from 10-10:45 a.m. For children ages 10 and under; divided into age groups. Free.