Eggs, chicks, bounce houses, treats, Easter Bunny, and more! There are lots of fun, family-friendly things to do with the kiddos this beautiful Spring weekend in San Luis Obispo County!
For a chronicle list of Easter events/activities, CLICK HERE and then search for Easter to narrow the view to only Easter events.
Easter Egg Hunt Etiquette:
It’s always fun to take the kids to Easter egg hunts, but it’s a bummer when someone ruins the fun but not playing fair. So here are a few rules of etiquette to make these fun for everyone:
- These events are meant to be fun
- Adults should stay on the sidelines unless the child is a baby or young toddler.
- Don’t take eggs from other children, or don’t encourage your children to take eggs away from other children
- It’s not about what you get, but the fun the children have
- If you (the adult) can’t play fair or be nice to others, then you (the adult) should probably stay home
- THIS IS FOR FUN!
Egg crafts at Michaels
Michaels stores will host different Easter-related crafts in March and April at all Michaels stores. For more information, CLICK HERE.
2019 Easter-related classes:
- Saturday, March 30,
10amto noon: Kids Club Eggs- traFun (3 & older)
- Saturday, March 30, 1 to 3 p.m.: MAKE break bunny tail clay pot
- Saturday, April 6, 1 to 3 p.m.: MAKE break Peeps T-shirt
- Saturday, April 13, 1 to 3 p.m.: MAKE break Ear-resistable Easter slime
- Saturday, April 20, 1 to 3 p.m.: MAKE break Egg-cellent banner
Spring Festival at Charles Paddock Zoo
From April 13 through April 21, Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero presents Spring Festival, which is free with zoo admission. Come enjoy fur and feathers for a limited time. In addition, check out the Madagascar exhibit and the Red Pandas. The zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Spring Festival festival is included with any zoo ticket.
Hop To It–Visit the Easter Bunny
Family fun Easter egg dying
The Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero, will host a family fun Easter egg dying event on Saturday, April 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $5 per person at the door. Each family should bring their own hard-boiled eggs. The hall will supply natural plant dyes and store-bought dyes, as well as crayons. All of the proceeds will go to the agricultural hall.
Giant Easter Egg Hunt, Templeton
Celebration Worship Center will host its annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt at 988 Vineyard Drive in Templeton from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. There will be 10,000 eggs hidden for the kids to find in three different hunts for different age groups. The free event will include food, snow cones, cotton candy, games, bounce houses, petty zoo, photos with the Easter bunny and more. New this year will be a Nerf war after the hunts. Those who want to participate should bring their own Nerf guns and eye protection. For more information, contact Pastor Royce Spinks at 805-610-9819.
Atascadero First Assembly, 5545 Ardilla Road in Atascadero, will host Egg-
This event is sponsored by Kids in Action Ministries, the children’s ministry of Atascadero First Assembly. For more information, call 805-466-2626 ext. 303.
Easter Egg Hunt at AUMC
Atascadero United Methodist Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt between its two traditional Easter services on Sunday, April 21. Children in the fifth grade and younger will meet in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m. The hunt will start at promptly 9:45 a.m. The eggs are found quickly, so be sure to arrive early. The littlest hunters will get a head start before the older children are let into the yard.
An Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast. The traditional Easter services will be held at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and child care will be provided. For more information, go to www.atascaderoumc.org or call 805-466-2566.
Easter Egg Hunt, Paso Robles
The Bridge Christian Church will host an Easter egg hunt for children at Centennial Park in Paso Robles, following a message and worship starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 21.
The egg hunt will be divided into age-appropriate sections for babies through fifth grade. There will be helpers available for younger children so they are sure to have fun searching for and finding eggs. All are invited and welcome.
San Luis Obispo
Bunny Trail Downtown, San Luis Obispo
Get ready for the “egg-citement” of the Bunny Trail Downtown at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market on Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Children along with their families can hop along the Bunny Trail, visiting businesses and filling their bags with treats. Plus, kids can have their photo taken with Downtown Bunny at the corner of Chorro and Higuera streets..
The Laguna Lake Golf Course will host an egg scavenger hunt on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. for children 8 and younger. Children should bring a basket to collect the goodies they collect during the egg hunt.
Easter Bunny at Apple Farm, SLO
The Apple Farm, 2015 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, will host the Easter Bunny for photos on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nipomo Kids Day & Egg Hunt
Nipomo’s annual Kids Day & Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nipomo Community Park. There will be inflatables, a magic show, vendor booths, carnival games, model rock launches, a Rotary barbecue and an Easter egg hunt for children 0 to 12 with 17,000 eggs. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. on the baseball field. Please bring your own basket.
- 0-2 years: Parents are allowed to help
- 3-12 years: Parents are not allowed to help
Please leave pets at home and bring your own basket. Heavy rain will cancel the event. For more information, call 805-929-5437.
The Arroyo Grande Family Egg Hunt and Festival will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. sharp at Elm Street Park. There will also be a carnival, cotton candy and bounce houses for a small fee. There will be free games for each age group and photos with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 805-473-5476. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets.
Easter Eggstravaganza, Shell Beach
The City of Pismo Beach Parks & Recreation Department presents the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Festivities will be held at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach, and the hunt is free.
The celebration includes games, bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist and much more. Participants are asked to bring their own basket or bag to collect their eggs and goodies. The Easter Bunny might even be available for photos, so be sure to bring your cameras.
To ensure the safety of all participants, different hunt times are scheduled for different age groups as follows:
- Ages 3 & Under: 10:10am
- Ages 4-6: 10:40am
- Ages 7-9: 11:10am
- Ages 10-12: 11:40am
For more information, contact the Pismo Beach Parks & Recreation Department at 805-773-7063.
Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt, Pismo Beach
The fifth annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joy Park at 5599 Traffic Way in Atascadero. Participants are asked to bring a dozen filled eggs.
Avila Beach’s monthly Brunch on Wheels will host a free Easter egg hunt at noon on Sunday, April 21 at 6464 Ana Bay Road. Admission and parking
The Cayucos Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Hardie Park on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. The Cayucos Lioness Club will sponsor an Easter egg hunt for children and then they can meet the Easter Bunny.
Shamel Park Easter Egg Hunt, Cambria
The Shamel Park Easter Egg Hunt in Cambria is on Sunday, April 21 at 8 a.m. for children ages 8 and under. Admission is free.
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, 6020 Foxen Canyon Road in Santa Maria will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. for all ages and on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. for children 7 and younger and at 2 p.m. for all ages. There will be more than 2,000 eggs hidden in the garden surrounding the vineyard tasting room. The eggs are filled with candy for the kids and some special prizes for their parents, including Riverbench hats, shirts
Secure your tickets early as this event always sells out and attendance is limited to make it fun for everyone. Bring a blanket for a wine country picnic on the lawn. Don’t forget a basket for collecting eggs.
Have Fun & Go-Go!