All sorts of egg-tastic events await kids this Easter. Children and their parents can enjoy holiday entertainment from all sorts of venues, including these:
Sedgwick County Zoo’s Easter Eggstravaganza
The zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd., will host children’s events among the elephants and giraffes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Children can take part in games including bunny bowling, crafts and scavenger hunts. They also can take home jars of jelly beans after guessing the correct amount in the jar. Keep an eye out for the Easter bunny, as he hops from station to station. Guests can bring their own cameras to snap photos of the fun.
“Rather than a traditional egg hunt, we have an egg search, featuring large painted wooden eggs hidden around the zoo,” said Christan Baumer, the zoo’s marketing and public relations manager. “Along the way, we have candy stations, so bring your own Easter basket.”
The zoo also will be doing a sheep shearing demonstration at 10 a.m.
“It’s something interesting and different for kids to watch as we get the animals ready for warmer temperatures,” Baumer said. She also said that there are lots of new animal babies to see, such as the infant chimpanzee.
A special activity for children with special needs will take place at 1 p.m., along with an event for visually-impaired children at 2 p.m. Registration is required for these events.
“These events are more your traditional egg hunts,” Baumer said. For the visually-impaired, the zoo has eggs that beep, so they can find the eggs using sound, she said.
The zoo will be open regular hours Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the Easter event ends at 3 p.m. Regular admissions costs, $13.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors (ages 62 and up), $8.95 children 3-11, 2 and under free. For more information or registration, call 316-660-9453. Or visit www.scz.org for additional details.
All Star Easter egg hunts
Children and their parents are invited to egg hunts at All Star east and west locations. Both events will feature thousands of eggs hidden on the driving range and filled with goodies from free ride tickets to candy.
“We’ll divide the children into three age groups,” said Stacie White, All Star’s west location general manager. “We ask that children bring their own Easter basket to fill with eggs.”
At both locations, children will receive door prizes and have the opportunity to have pictures taken with the Easter bunny. Drawings at both locations will feature donations from area businesses.
“We have lots of fun things to give away,” White said. “Over 55 area businesses have donated items from free haircuts to free tacos.”
All Star Sports, 8333 W. 21st St., will be Saturday, with egg hunts at 9 and 11 a.m. Admission for an egg hunt is $3. All proceeds go to March of Dimes. Five-hour passes will be available at a discounted price for those wanting to ride the go carts, amusement rides and mini golf from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for children 56 inches and under and $15 for taller children. For more information, call 316-722-7529.
All Star Adventures, 1010 N. Webb, will hunt eggs on Easter starting at 2 p.m. Admission also is $3, with all proceeds going to For The Love of Chance charity for underprivileged children. The park will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Easter. Stay-and-play wristbands are $12 for kids under 48 inches and $16 for those taller. Wristbands give children unlimited access to go carts, bumper boats, mini golf and amusement park rides. For more information, call 316-682-3700.
For more information, visit www.allstarwichita.com.