Area egg hunts get kids hopping

Easter egg hunts planned around Visalia and Exeter in upcoming weeks


TULARE COUNTY – Kids with colorful baskets in hand will be grabbing up equally colorful eggs filled with toys, candy, and prizes all over Tulare County in coming days.

Below is a listing of Easter egg hunts in surrounding communities:

Visalia PAL holds egg hunt at Oval Park

The Visalia Police Activities League (PAL) will hold its annual Lincoln Oval Park PAL Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20. The Egg Hunt will begin at 8 a.m. We will have over 4,000 eggs hidden within the park and each egg will have a prize. Many other eggs will contain tickets for an even bigger prize. The Easter Bunny will also be present to meet and greet the kids in attendance. Bring your own basket to enjoy the egg hunt. There will be an egg hunt for toddlers and an egg hunt for the older children. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to record the special moment. Admission to the event is free and sponsored by the Visalia PAL. Visalia PAL believes that kids, cops and a caring community are a winning combination. The Lincoln Oval Park is located at the corner Court Street and NE 2nd Avenue. For more information, call VPD at 559-713-4216.

Earth Day and Easter Egg Hunt at City Park

Exeter Community Services will hold its annual Earth Day and Easter Egg Hunt from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20. Free Easter egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. There will be also a health fair, free games, petting zoo, and so much more. The event is being held at Exeter City Park, located at Chestnut and D Streets, and is sponsored by Family HealthCare Network and Mid Valley Disposal. For more information, call 352-0819.

Visalia Parks & Rec’s 13th Eggstravaganza

Enjoy music, informational booths, and a visit from the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 20 for the Parks and Recreation Department’s 14th annual Eggstravaganza. Eggstravaganza is a great way to celebrate spring with family and friends. Activities include an egg hunt, entertainment, games, raffle prizes and photos with the Bunny and his friends. The egg hunts will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Admission is $2 for the egg hunt and $5 for bounce houses. Egg hunts will be divided into four categories: ages 4 to 5 at 11:45 a.m.; ages 6 to 7 at 11:30 a.m.; ages 8 to 9 at 11:15 a.m.; and ages 10 to 12 at 11 a.m. The event will be held at the Riverway Sports Park Baseball Complex, 3611 North Dinuba Blvd. (Highway 63 & River Way Drive). For more information, call Visalia Parks and Recreation Department at 559-713-4365 or visit

Gateway’s Egg Drop

Gateway Church in Visalia is holding a free community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April, 20. The highlight of the event will be a helicopter egg drop. Other activities include a photo booth, crafts, and games. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food trucks will also be available at minimal cost.

The Hunt at Parkside Chapel

Kids will have a blast hunting eggs through the grass at Parkside Chapel, 3200 E. Walnut Ave. in Visalia, on Saturday, April 20. The day starts off with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. with the egg hunt following shortly after. The eggs will be filled with tiny surprises.

Exeter Church of Christ holds free egg hunt

On Sunday, April 14, the Exeter Church of Christ, 320 E. Firebaugh Ave., is holding a free Easter egg hunt for anyone who would like to attend. A free lunch will be provided along with other games and activities. The event is set to begin at noon and end at 3 p.m.

Easter Bunny to visit Rocky Hill Brewing

Rocky Hill Brewing, 20147 Ave. 306 in Exeter, will be having the Easter Bunny at their Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 14. There will be a kids-only egg hunt from noon to 2 p.m. with eggs filled with goodies. But the bunny won’t forget about the adults! Adults will hunt eggs from 5 to 7 p.m. Some eggs will have candies inside, but some will have special offers such as: free merchandise, discounted pints, or free pints.

Orchard Church egg hunt geared toward special needs children

The Orchard Church in Exeter is putting on an Easter Egg Hunt at Exeter’s Brickhouse Park, Palm and G Sts., on Saturday, April 13. Everyone is welcome, but the events and prizes will be geared toward children with special needs. There will be balloon eggs for children with mobility or vision needs. A quiet environment without airhorns or music will be available for those with sensory sensitivity. The prizes will include candy-free eggs for those with special dietary restrictions. There will be sand basket hunts for kids who need deep pressure simulation. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. For questions, email

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