Even though Easter is late this year — April 16 — that doesn’t mean the season’s most sought after bunny has forgotten about us. Easter egg hunts — and visits from that cuddly bunny — are scheduled in the area starting this weekend.
Here is a sampling of venues offering Easter egg hunts throughout Onslow County and surroundings area. In most cases, it’s advisable to bring your own baskets.
• Flashlight Egg Hunt at Northeast Creek Park in Jacksonville, 7 – 9 p.m. April 7. Bring your own flashlight. Free.
• Stump Sound Park, ages 0 to 12, starts at 11 a.m. April 8. Free.
• Hubert By Pass Park, ages 0 to 12, starts at 3 p.m. April 8. Free.
• Onslow Pines Park, ages 0 to 8, starts at 5:30 p.m. April 8. Free.
• Onslow Pines Park, Flashlight hunt for ages 9 to 12, 7:30 p.m, April 8. Rain date is April 9. Free.
• Breezy Meadows, located on Belgrade-Swansboro Road in Hubert, will host glow in the dark egg hunts April 7, 8, 14 and 15 starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8, including hayride to field. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pony rides will be available for $3, and a concession stand will be open. Shopping and movie are available for those waiting.
• Breezy Meadows will host a horseback egg hunt April 8 starting at noon; $6 per egg hunter for this event. There is a $10 horse rental fee offered for those who do not have their own. Call 910-581-6304 for more information.
• Swansboro Parks and Recreation’s Easter Egg-stravaganza and Touch a Truck event starts 10 a.m. April 8 at 830 Main St Ext. Free.
• Swansboro Moose Lodge, 161 Norris Road, starts at 11 a.m. April 15. For more information, 910-326-5259. Free.
• Emerald Isle will host their egg hunt at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation starting at noon April 9. Free.
• Surf City will host its annual egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. April 15 in Soundside Park for kids up to 10 years old. Free.
• Holly Ridge hosts its egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. April 15 at Holly Ridge Park, 402 N. Hines Street. Free.
The fun doesn’t end after the hunt though. Send us pictures of your children in their Easter outfits as they fill their baskets with colorful eggs. Email your photos to localdesk@JDNews.com or post them on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/JacksonvilleDailyNews. Your photo could be in an upcoming edition of The Daily News or on JDNews.com.