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Easter Egg Hunt San Diego North County (2018 Guide)

What’s Easter without the competition of running across a grassy field and swooping up as many colored plastic eggs as possible before the kid next to you grabs theirs? That’s pretty far from the original meaning of Easter, but it might be one of the most common Easter memories for many children that have grown up and now need to provide the same tradition for their own kids.

It’s time to put on those adorable pastel outfits and hop on over to one of these fun Easter Egg hunts around North County.


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(Del Mar to Oceanside)

Eggstravaganza Spring Festival

Carlsbad’s largest egg hunt features the Egg Scramble activity where kids race to collect candy-filled eggs among several other fun activities, including face painting, crafts, soak the bunny, cookie decorating, fun zones, and more. This event also highlights the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation summer camps with demonstrations and activities that children can participate in. Wrist bands and activity cards are required for some of the activities and can be purchased presale or at the event.

  • Saturday, March 31st, 2018
  • Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Park
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Price: $6
  • More information

Easter Egg Hunt Festival

The City of Encinitas Easter Egg Hunt Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Encinitas Community Park. This free event features arts and crafts, entertainment, prizes, jump houses, face painting, pictures with the bunny (for a fee) and of course, eggs!

  • Saturday, March 31st, 2018
  • Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, California 92024
  • Approximate Hunt Times:
  • Under 2: 10:15am
  • 3 year olds: 10:45
  • 4-5 year olds: 11:15am
  • 6-7 year olds: 11:45am
  • 8-9 year olds: 12:15pm
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Annual City of Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt

Come enjoy a FREE family-friendly event from 10am – 11am on Saturday, March 31st, 2018. There will be designated egg hunt areas as well as various prizes, a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, and a magic show for the whole family to enjoy! This event is free for children ages 3-11.

  • Saturday, March 31st, 2018
  • Mance Buchanan Park, 425 College Blvd, Oceanside
  • 10:00 a.m.

Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Come share in the celebration of the season with an array of Easter festivities for the entire family.

  • Sunday April 1st, 2018
  • 5951 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe
  • Easter Egg Hunt: ages 2-5 11:00 a.m. – ages 6-10 12:00 p.m.
  • Brunch: $95 Adults | $30 kids (12 & under) | includes non-alcoholic beverages | doesn’t include tax & gratuity
  • Click here for more information: Website, hours, phone number, etc.

Twenty/20 Grill & Wine Bar

  • Sunday, April 1st, 2018
  • 5480 Grand Pacific Dr, Carlsbad
  • All brunch guests are invited to join our annual Easter Egg Hunt on our Pacific Lawn. The Easter Bunny will join us for this fun event and will be available to pictures at our Photo Booth.
  • Make reservations for brunch: 760.827.2500
  • EASTER EGG HUNT & PHOTO BOOTH | ALL AGES | 1:00PM

Chandler’s

  • Sunday April 1st, 2018
  • 1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad
  • Easter Egg Hunt Times: 11:10 a.m. + 11:50 a.m. + 12:40 p.m.
  • Arts & Crafts + Meet Mr. Bunny: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Rancho Valencia

Easter egg hunts beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. for tiny tots and 12:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. for big kids.

L’Auberge Del Mar

3rd annual egg hunt will be held in the L’Auberge Amphitheater from 9-9:30 am with seashell dyeing to follow until noon.

  • 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar
  • Seating for Easter Brunch at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Pacific Terrace, Coastline and Sunset Terrace in Del Mar’s L’Auberge.
  • Egg hunt from 9:00am-9:30am

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(Rancho Bernardo to Escondido)

2018 Annual Easter Egg Hunt

  • Brengle Terrace Park, Vista
  • Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Holiday Egg Hunt

At 10:15 a.m. when the breakfast service closes shop, toddlers through 5th graders are invited to the community Holiday Egg Hunt. Hidden eggs will reveal great prizes once they are uncovered, captured and opened up. The eggs will be well hidden by the bunny himself! Come early to have your picture taken with Peter Cottontail, create free craft projects, and enjoy carnival games and party jumps. Bring a bag or basket for each child. There is a special prize for every child who hunts. Kids & parents — bring your baskets to gather the eggs.

  • Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Dr., San Marcos
  • 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Free & donations, Breakfast $5, under age 10 years $4
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2018 Easter Egg Hunt

Create spring masterpieces with free arts and crafts; bounce and slide your way through the popular Fun Zone; take your picture with Benny and Bonnie Bunny; and then there’s everyone’s favorite – the Egg Hunt! Don your bunny ears and grab your baskets; you won’t want to miss a second!

  • Saturday, March 31st, 2018
  • Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064
  • 8:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.
  • Age 3- 9:30 AM
  • Age 4 -10: 00 AM
  • Age 5 – 10:30 AM
  • Age 6 – 11:00 AM
  • Age 7-8 – 11:30 AM
  • Age 9-10 – 12:00 PM

All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt

Cost is $5 and includes: Breakfast, egg hunt, jump houses, crafts, face painting and pictures with the Easter bunny. All participants must have a ticket.

  • Saturday, March 24th, 2018
  • 600 Optimist Way | Vista
  • 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • $5.00

Jen Leo: Jen Leo writes the nationally syndicated Web Buzz column for the Los Angeles Times and co-hosts the podcast This Week in Travel. She loves trying new restaurants and discovering local makers as she bounces between her homes in Carlsbad, CA and Charleston, SC with her husband and 7 year-old daughter. Follow her travels on Twitter and Instagram, and her daydreams on Pinterest.