With Easter fast approaching, parents with young children will be happy to know that St. Louis is well-prepared for the holiday. There are an abundance of Easter egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit activities in the Arnold, Crestwood, Fenton, Herculaneum, Mehlville, Eureka and Kimmswick communities listed below, so families can begin to mark their calendars for a fun Easter season.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
The City of Arnold will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Arnold Recreation Center on March 19th. There are two breakfast times available: 9 a.m. with photos at 8:15, or 10 a.m. with photos at 9:15. A complimentary photo and craft will be provided for the children in attendance. The cost for this event is $10 per person. Register by March 17 at the recreation center. Call
636-282-2380 for more information.
Easter egg hunt
The Crestwood Community Center will be the site of an Easter egg hunt on March 26, 2016 from 10 a.m. until noon. Children ages 2 to 10 are welcome to participate. The cost is $2 for residents and $4 for non-residents. Tickets must be obtained by March 24. To register, visit the Crestwood Community Center or call 314-729-4860. The community center is located at 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be moved indoors.
Fenton City Park Easter egg hunt
The city of Fenton will host an Easter egg hunt for kids on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11 a.m.
In addition to the egg hunt, children can visit with the Easter Bunny, meet some animals in the petting zoo, make crafts and enjoy music and refreshments. Tickets are $5 in advance for residents, $6 for non-residents, and $7 for everyone on the day of the event. Interested parties can obtain tickets at RiverChase. Call 636-343-0067 for more information or to sign up via phone. Fenton City Park is located at 1215 Larkin Williams Road.
Herculaneum City Park Easter Egg Hunt
Herculaneum’s 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on March 20, 2016. This free event is open to kids from birth to age 12. The Easter Bunny arrives at noon and the egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. The park is located at 776 Joachim Ave. For more information call 636-475-4447 or 636-475-3080. In case of rain, the event will be moved to March 26.
Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
ROC Ministries will host an Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at 802 Kinswood Lane on March 19, 2016. This free event is open to children birth through age 10. Start time is 11 a.m. sharp. In case of rain, the egg hunt will be moved to March 26 at the same time. For more information, contact Ashley Dann at 314-487-4843.
South County St. Louis
Bethesda Evangelical Church, located at 85 Lemay Gardens Drive, will host an Easter Eggstravaganza on March 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Children will hear the Easter story from a biblical perspective, color Easter eggs, make crafts, and enjoy a huge Easter egg hunt.
Easter Egg Drop
Canaan Baptist Church, located at 5409 Baumgartner Road, will be the site of a super-exciting Egg Drop on March 26. Thousands of eggs will be dropped from a helicopter and kids get to run out to collect them! Gates open at 10 a.m. The first Egg Drop will begin at 11 a.m., but children will be divided into age groups and have staggered start times. This is a fun-filled family event that will also include bounce houses, games, face painting, food and prizes given away throughout the day. Register early and have a chance to win an iPad Mini! Register online at Canaan Baptist Church.
Egg Drop age groups are as follows:
Drop 1: 4 & 5 Year Olds
Drop 2: 6 & 7 Year Olds
Drop 3: 8 & 9 Year Olds
Drop 4: 10-12 Year Olds
Parents should note that children are not allowed to bring in their own baskets. Baskets will be provided by the church.
Drewel Park Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, March 19, children ages 2 to 10 can participate in an Easter egg hunt at Drewel Park. The event opens at 10 a.m. and egg hunts begin at 11 a.m., staggered in 10 minute intervals. Bring a non-perishable food item for free admission.
Age groups are as follows:
2 and under
3 and 4
5 through 7
8 through 10
The Easter Bunny will be there to greet children. Parents should bring their own cameras for photo opportunities. The first 400 visitors will receive a goody bag and all participants can enjoy a free hot dog lunch. Visitors should use the parking lot at the community center and walk the trail to Drewel Park. Rain delay date is March 26.
For more information, contact the Eureka Parks and Recreation Department at 636-938-6775.
Easter Egg Hunt
The charming town of Kimmswick will hold its annual Easter egg hunt in the field near the Apple Butter Pavillion. The event begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016 and is open to children 8 years and younger. Children who receive prize certificates will visit Kimmswick’s shops to collect their prizes. The Easter Bunny will pay a visit as well.
St. Louis families are sure to have fun with so many great Easter activities for kids to choose from in 2016!