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Easter is still more than a week away.
But many local venues are getting their Easter egg hunts and other activities started early.
Plenty of opportunities to hunt Easter eggs and meet the Easter Bunny are available throughout the area over the course of the next two weekends. Whether you like your egg hunt in the park, on the mini golf course or in the pool, you’ll find lots of fun ways to fill your basket.
Here are some of the events going on.
Bel Aire Spring Festival & Easter Egg Hunt, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Bel Aire Rec Center, 5251 E. 48th St. North. Hunt for more than 15,000 eggs. Enjoy food vendors, bounce house, face painting, kite flying and a petting zoo. Free.
Bunny Blast and Egg Hunt at O.J. Watson Park, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 3022 S. McLean Blvd. Families can hunt eggs throughout the park and stick around for photos with the Easter Bunny and Easter basket giveaways. Admission: $5 per carload
Egg Dip at Derby Recreation Center, 5:30-7:15 p.m. Saturday, 801 E. Market St., Derby. An aquatic egg hunt held at Derby Recreation Center’s indoor pool. No DRC membership required. All ages welcome. Tickets: $7 per family of four, $1 for each additional family member.
Pawsome Egg Hunt at High Park, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 2801 E. James St., Derby. Dogs are welcome for a hunt that has treat-filled eggs. Hunts will be separated by large and small breeds. All dogs must be leashed. Admission $5 a dog.
Adult Egg Hunt at Walter’s Pumpkin Patch, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, 10001 NW Highway 77, Burns. Adults can hunt for prize-filled eggs while enjoying beer and wine from Grace Hill Winery. Egg hunt begins at 5 p.m. Must be 21 or older to participate. Tickets are $10 in advance at eventbrite.com or at the door.
Easter at Chicken N’ Pickle, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, 1240 N. Greenwich Rd. Family-friendly event with egg hunts by age group plus face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny and breakfast. Find the golden ticket in an Easter egg to win a bicycle. Tickets must be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com. $15 adults, $8 children 5 and older, free for under 5.
Haysville Recreation Easter Egg Hunt, 3 p.m. Sunday, 523 Sarah Lane, Haysville. Open to children 10 years and younger. Must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
DRC & OAC Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. to noon at High Park in Derby and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Idlewood Park in Oaklawn, April 20. Annual egg hunts hosted by the DRC and OAC. Hunts are divided into age groups and held at the baseball fields. In the event of rain or severe weather hunts will be moved to the DRC and OAC. Free.
Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt at Carousel Skate Center, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 20, 312 N. West St. A unique hunt for glow in the dark eggs for children 10 years and under. Children can also enjoy skating, photos with the Easter Bunny and the new play zone.
Tickets: $9.99 per participant, $4.99 for non-skating/adult.
Westside FWB Church Easter EGGStravaganza, 9 to 11 a.m. April 20, 3310 W. MacArthur Road. Breakfast, horse rides, bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, and games and prizes for adults and kids. Egg hunts by age groups begin at 10:30 a.m. Free.
All Star Sports Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 20, 8333 W. 21st St. North: The eighth annual Egg Hunt will be held on the mini golf course. Hunts will be divided into three age groups for children 12 years and under. A $3 donation per child goes to the Wichita Children’s Home.
Tanganyika Bunny Bonanza, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard. Egg hunts, games, Easter crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny available with price of park admission. $19.99 adults, $15.99 seniors; $14.99 ages 3-11; Free for 2 and under.
Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt at Stearman Field, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20, 14789 SW 30th St., Benton. Breakfast buffet, egg hunts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Half price kids meals and happy hour with $3 mimosas for adults from noon-5 p.m. Breakfast buffet is $12 adults, $6 children.
Easter Eggsplosion at Walter’s Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20, 10001 NW Highway 77, Burns. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt. Tickets for breakfast and hunt are $10 for adults, $8 for kids under 12. Another egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. with a $6-a-person admission. Both hunts have special hunt areas for children with disabilities. Get tickets in advance at eventbrite.com or at the door.
Helicopter Drop Egg Hunt at Metro East Baptist Church, 2-4 p.m. April 20, 333 N. 143rd St. East: More than 20,000 Easter eggs available for children in the fifth grade and under. Families can also enjoy an Easter Bunny photo booth, face painting, inflatables and Espresso Self and The Brown Box Bakery food trucks. Free.
Easter Eggstravanganza at Sedgwick County Zoo, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. Giant Easter eggs hidden throughout the zoo can be collected to win a prize. Photos with the Easter Bunny and games will also be available. Zoo admission is $15.95 adults; $11.95 children and seniors; free for children under 2.
Easter Bunny meet-and-greets
Easter Bunny Photos at Towne West Square, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday -Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 19-20, 4600 W. Kellogg. Make a reservation online at townewestsquare.com and receive an email or text reminder. Free.
Photos with the Easter Bunny at Cabela’s, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and April 20; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and April 19, 2427 N. Greenwich. Free 4x6 photo and packages available to purchase. Free.