Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Egg hunts, parades and Easter family fun this week

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Children get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny while they feast on a Chick-fil-A kid's meal. Each child receives a goodie bag. $6, $8 at the door (food and photos); $2, $4 at the door (admission only). Chick-fil-A, 3740 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1260. 9-10 a.m. Saturday.

Bunnyville Experience

Kids can enter this three-dimensional town with a Hoppin' Fresh Bakery, Hare Salon, 24 Carrot Bank and visits with the Easter Bunny. Photo packages available for purchase. Open daily during mall hours through April 15. Free. International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 342-3780.

Wesley Chapel Community Easter Egg Hunt

Numerous egg hunts, including one for special needs children, at this festival with bounce houses, prizes, pony rides and food trucks. Free (food/drink additional). Grove 16, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 973-2230. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Day at the Park with Bunny

Children are invited to join the Easter Bunny in the park for games and photo opportunities before enjoying a healthy brunch. $6 child, $3 adult. Safety Harbor City Park , 940 Seventh St. S, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1530. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Easter Bunny at the Mall

The Easter Bunny hopped into the mall's Bunny Garden for photos and visits with children. Runs daily during mall hours through April 15. Photo packages available for purchase. Brandon Westfield Town Center Mall, 459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon. (813) 661-5100. Westfield Citrus Park , 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa. (813) 926-4644. Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 796-1070. Westshore Plaza Mall, 250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. (813) 286-0790. Runs daily during mall hours through April 15.

Indian Rocks Beach Easter Egg Hunt

Find golden eggs for special prizes at this egg hunt with refreshments, games, balloon art, clowns and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Ages 10 and younger only. Free. Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve, 903 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. (727) 595-6889. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Brooksville Easter Egg Hunt and Movie in the Park

Kids can hunt for Easter eggs before a screening of The Secret Life of Pets. Bring a blanket or chair. Free. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835. 5 p.m. Saturday.

Easter Egglow

Three ages specific hunts for glow-in-the-dark eggs and treasures with free food and DJ dancing. Free. Bethel Church, 1510 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. (813) 238-2348. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Kids can bring an Easter basket and gather eggs at various businesses, while parents can shop their products and services. There will be door prizes and raffles. Hosted by Trinity Positive Business Network, with proceeds benefitting the United Way of Pasco County. Free. Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. (813) 388-8726. 5-7 p.m. Wednesday.

Family Fun Day

A day of family oriented activities including cookie and cupcake decorating, egg and rabbit themed crafts, music, face painting, a labyrinth and food. Free. Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 2165 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater. (920) 904-7026. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Kids ages 4 to 10 need to bring a flashlight and a basket to hunt for thousands of eggs at this Easter themed event with arts and crafts, games, a visit from the Easter Bunny and a hot dog picnic. $8 advance, $12 after April 5 (children); $2 (adult meal only). Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin. (727) 738-2920. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gaylord Palms Easter Eggstravaganza

The Easter Bunny has hidden 10 oversized eggs in the resorts 4.5-acre indoor garden. Grab a clue book and head out on this Easter themed scavenger hunt for all ages. Available to the public anytime the atrium is open daily through April 16. Free. Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. (407) 586-2000.

Great Connections

The lights and sounds are down and a "cool down" room has been added for a session geared toward special needs children. Spring Fling: Celebrate spring in a sensory friendly way with the lights turned down, free professional pictures with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, spring related crafts and activities and live bunny interaction. $5, members free. Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-8992. 10 a.m.-noon Sunday.

Horseback Egg Hunt

Kids ages 3 to 16 can take a hay ride before climbing atop a horse to hunt for the eggs hidden in baskets suspended from trees. Benefits Saddle Up Riding Club. $6 pony rides, $1 admission. Helen Howarth Community Park Horse Arena, 6301 94th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 520-3132. 3-6 p.m. Saturday.

Jelly Bean Fling

The annual Junior League of St. Petersburg family event features egg hunts, crafts, food, photos with the Easter Bunny and museum admission. $10; $35 family packages. Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-5018. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Jelly Bean Fling

The event features the Easter Bunny, an Easter bonnet parade, egg hunt, face painting, games, a bounce house and other family activities. Museum admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 for ages 6-18 and free for ages 5 and younger. Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. (352) 567-0262. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Pet Easter Photos

Bring your pets for photos with the Easter Bunny. Pets must enter through the DSW entrance in Dillard's Court. Free (photos additional). Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg. (727) 347-3889. 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

Westchase Easter Egg Hunt

Activities leading up to the egg hunt include a bounce house, face painting, games, food and drinks. Children are asked to bring their own baskets. $10 donation per child, made payable to American Cancer Society. Westchase Recreation Center, 9791 Westchase Dr, Tampa. (813) 760-2810. 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Compiled by Kelly A. Stefani, Times staff writer

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