Friday, April 18, 2014

Toddler X's Easter Egg Hunt Guide (2014)

(4/18: Bumping this one up to the top as we enter Easter weekend! Happy hunting, toddlers!)

Toddler X loves Easter egg hunts (particularly when the "hunting" involves pilfering eggs from his buddies' baskets -- see above), and judging from the response to my Easter egg hunt post the other night, lots of other toddlers in Silicon Valley do too.

Here's a list of the egg hunts I've heard of so far (thanks to all of you who chimed in on my earlier post with ideas and suggestions). Many of the these hunts feature additional activities, from crafts to games to bounce houses, so click on the links for more details. If you know of more events, please send me a message.

Also, I haven't included hunts sponsored by churches in the list, but if your church is sponsoring a hunt and is happy to have visitors, you're more than welcome to post information and a link in the comments to this post. Thanks!

Thanks, and hoppy toddling!

Saturday, April 5
  • Camden Community Center Egg Hunt, San Jose, 10:00-12:30 (1-2 year old egg hunt is at 10:00 a.m.; 3-4 year old hunt is at 10:30). $5 per child if registered before Thursday; $7 on the day of the event. Register here.
Saturday, April 12
Saturday, April 19
  • Campbell Eggstravaganza, 9:00 a.m. (Egg hunt begins at 10:30 for all ages - separate, fenced area for kids aged 1-4, but parents stay outside the fence. Free.) (The Bunnies and Bonnets Parade follows in Downtown Campbell at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Burgess Park Easter Egg Hunt, Menlo Park, 10:00 a.m. (Free.)
  • Kelly Park Easter Egg Hunt, Menlo Park, 10:00 a.m. (Free.)
  • Southside Community Center Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Egg hunt for ages 1-2 is at 10:30 and ages 3-4 is at 11:00). Cost is $5 in advance or $7 the day of the event. Register here.
  • Willow Glen Charming Easter Egg Hunt, Willow Glen Town Square, San Jose, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Free.)
  • Los Gatos Hippity Hop Egg Hunt, Front lawn of Los Gatos High School, 10:00 a.m. (Egg hunt for ages 2-6 is at 10:00 a.m. Free.)
  • Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt, 11:00 a.m. (Free.) (Not really Silicon Valley, but one of my favorite toddler beaches, so I thought I'd include it.)
  • CANCELLED: Our Lady of Fatima Villa Easter Egg Hunt, Saratoga, 11:00 a.m. (Our Lady of Fatima is a senior citizen's facility, and I bet they can't wait to see all the darling little people hunting for eggs!)
  • Roaring Camp Railroads Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt and Train. Also not really Silicon Valley, but we plan to try this one, so I wanted to share with you as well. Hunt is included with tickets on the 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. steam train rides (kids under 2 are free; kids 2-12 are $19; and adults (13+) are $26). I called and they said that the ride, as a whole, takes about an hour and a half, with a 15 minute or so stopover at the halfway point on Bear Mountain for the egg hunt. They have it divided by age group so toddlers aren't getting run over. :) 
  • Booksin School Egg Hunt (Willow Glen), San Jose, 1:00 p.m. (Free) (One of our readers tipped us off to this one, but I can't find any additional information online.)
Sunday, April 20
  • Roaring Camp Railroads Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt and TrainSame info as above. 
  • Junior Ranger Easter Egg Hunt, Henry Coe State Park, Morgan Hill, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Must RSVP to Kaela (deadline has passed, but worth calling to see if you can still come) at (408) 465-9296. Short presentation, brief hike on trail (appropriate for all ages), then the hunt.


  1. Link with details on the Rose Garden Easter Egg Hunt
    Thanks so much for the guide!


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