TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Easter is this weekend and various egg hunts, both large and small, are being held for children of all ages – and some even include adults!
From Armature Works, to Raprager Farms, to even under the water in St. Pete Beach, there’s something unique for every family to enjoy this year.
This county-by-county list will be updated with most Easter egg hunts as information comes in to our newsroom.
If you know of any other Easter egg hunts going on in the Tampa Bay area, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tampa’s Downtown Eggsploration
Location: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 001 N Blvd, Tampa
The Tampa Downtown Partnership will host this family-friendly egg hunt on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. Nearly 40,000 plastic eggs will be distributed and children and adults are encouraged to participate.
There will be two timeframes for egg hunting, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eggs will be restocked within the short break.
Each age group will be given a specific combination of eggs to find and redeem to win a prize. Children’s prizes, while supplies last, range from a small stuffed toy or gift certificate for ice cream. For those 18 and older, participants are eligible to win a grand prize downtown staycation.
Participants can bring their own basket or decorate a bag, while supplies last.
The fun lasts until 2 p.m. and includes opportunities for photos with the Easter bunny, food trucks and other family-friendly activities.
Florida Aquarium’s Egg-Citing Easter Events
Location: 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa
The Florida Aquarium is celebration Easter this week with themed events that are included in general admission.
Mascots Tango and Rocky will host an “Eggcellent Underwater Adventure – Digital Scavenger Hunt” now through Sunday. There will be Easter bunny photo opportunities in the aquarium’s Mosaic Center daily beginning Friday through Sunday at various times. There will also be “scuba bunny divers” in the coral reef habitat daily, also beginning Friday, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Busch Gardens Easter Weekend
Location: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa
Busch Gardens is holding its first ever Easter egg hunts this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the park will have egg hunts for kids 8 and under and ages 9-12, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Festival Field.
There will also be a golden egg hunt both days, where 40 golden eggs will be hidden throughout the park in areas accessible to guests. Once found, the egg should be taken to guest services so the special prize can be claimed. Only one golden egg redemption per person is valid.
There will also be Easter story time at Sesame Street Safari of Fun read by characters twice daily at the Sunny Day Theater at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Special animal enrichments can be seen throughout the weekend in the park’s various habitats.
Hop On The Lawn
Location: Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa
Armature Works is hosting an Easter-filled afternoon on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families are invited to the west lawn to visit the Easter bunny, participant in an “interactive DJ dance party, crafts and an Easter egg hunt.
Children should be pre-registered for the Easter egg hunt to participate. Those who find a gold egg will get a special prize from Astro Craft Ice Cream.
South Tampa Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Spanish American War Memorial Park, 4752 W Prescott St, Tampa
“Party Like Royalty” and “Queen Bee the Nanny” are hosting an Easter egg hunt on Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m. for kids 3 to 6 years old. Early bird tickets are $5 per child, and tickets the week of the event are $10 per child.
There will be games, a bounce house and meet-and-greets with the Easter bunny.
Hoppy Easter Egg Hunt at the St. Pete Pier
Location: 600 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg
This is the inaugural year for the Easter egg hunt at the St. Pete Pier, which will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday. More than 5,000 eggs will be hidden throughout Family Park, including 12 golden eggs filled with prizes like a $100 gift card to Astro Craft Ice Cream, a free membership to the St. Pete Museum of History, a gift basket courtesy of Doc Ford’s an more.
The Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center will hide 12 eco-friendly paper eggs filled with unique prizes.
There will also be meet-and-greet photo opportunities with the Easter bunny, vendors, face painting, balloon art and more.
The free event is open to kids ages 10 and under.
Winter’s Beachfront Egg Hunt
Location: Winter the Dolphins’ Beach Club, 655 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater
The eco-friendly waterfront hotel inspired by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s late rescue dolphin “Winter” will celebrate Easter on the beach on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.
Activities include an Easter egg hunt in the sand, Easter bunny photos and a bagged breakfast.
The event is free for beach club guests and $10 for visitors.
Underwater Egg Hunt
Location: St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, St. Pete Beach
The underwater egg hunt at the community pool will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of the event and are $5 per child.
Easter Festival – Raprager Family Farm
Location: 16907 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa
The second annual Easter Festival at Raprager Farms will take place starting Friday at 8 a.m. to Sunday at 8 p.m.
There are multiple egg hunt times and more than 50,000 eggs will be hidden throughout the weekend. Tickets for multiple egg hunt times throughout the weekend are now available online and guests are asked to arrive to the farm 30 minutes before their scheduled time.
The Easter bunny will be in attendance for hugs and photos. There will also be baby chickens, ducks and rabbits for guests to see and hold, in addition to other activities.
Easter Egg Hunt at Safety Town
Location: 15362 Alric Pottberg Rd, Shady Hills
Pasco County Safety Town and The Concourse are hosting an evening Easter celebration for families to benefit REConnections Education Center on Saturday from 5:30-9 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets include Easter dinner sponsored by Mission BBQ, beer and wine from Escape Brewing and 7venth Sun Breweries, games, K-9 demonstrations, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffles, a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt and more for all ages and abilities.
Space is limited so you are asked to buy a pre-order ticket.
Newtown Spring Festival
Location: Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St., Sarasota
The City of Sarasota and community partners are holding the inaugural, family-friendly Newtown Spring Festival on Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
The free festival is inspired by the Newtown Easter Parade, which began in 1960s.
The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation donated more than 5,000 toy-filled eggs for an Easter egg hunt, which will be held at 3 p.m. Registration for the hunt opens when the festival begins. Kids will be organized into age groups, 4 and under, 5-7 years old and 8-12 years old.
There will also be live music and gospel choirs, dance performances, local vendors and food trucks at the festival.