Ida Lee Prepares for Annual Egg Hunt

The town’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Ida Lee Park.

The Easter Bunny will be hiding more than 15,000 eggs filled with candy and special prizes for children ages one through seven. The hunts will be held by age groups:  1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, and 6 & 7-year-olds. One parent will be allowed to assist children ages 2 and under. All other age groups will hunt without parents. Each hunt will have one grand prize egg and the lucky hunter will receive a basket full of candy, prizes and toys.

After the hunt, family-oriented amusements and photos with the Easter Bunny begin. Amusements include unlimited rides on moonbounce houses, inflatable obstacle courses and inflatable slides, as well as face painting and the Half Moon Petting Zoo. Families are invited to bring lunches to enjoy a picnic at their favorite spot in the park. Food vendors will also be on site. Children are encouraged to bring a basket to collect their eggs, and parents should bring cameras to capture those special moments.

Tickets can be purchased in advance in person at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, online at idalee.org or by phone at 703-777-1368. Tickets are $10 per child in advance or $15 at the gate. The price of admission includes all attractions except food vendors. Parents pay no admission fee and children over the age of 7, who are not hunting or participating in amusements, will be admitted free. Children not hunting but wanting to participate in amusements can pay $5 at the event gate to receive a wristband. Pre-purchasing tickets is recommended in order accelerate access through the event gate.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be held rain or shine. Parking will be available in the front fields located off North King Street. For more information, or to register, call Ida Lee Park Recreation Center at 703-777-1368.

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