Here are Easter egg hunts for kids to enjoy this weekend

Kids love holidays, and who can blame them? They get presents on Christmas. They get a feast on Thanksgiving. And they get candy on Halloween and Easter.

That brings us to activities going on ahead of Easter Sunday that should draw children’s attention: Easter egg hunts. Several locales are hiding eggs on their property and then will let youngsters loose to find the concealed treasures.

Here is a sampling:

  •  Saturday at Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic. “Mr. Bunny” will give eggs to toddlers 2 and younger from noon to 1 p.m. at the village’s Gazebo, while the schedule for older kids to do the actual Easter egg hunt is this: 3-year-olds at noon, 4-year-olds at 12:15 p.m.; 5- to 7-year-olds at 12:30, and 8- to 10-year-olds at 12:45. Those youngsters can then meet with “Mr. Bunny” themselves at the gazebo.
  •  Saturday at noon at Westbrook Outlets, picnic area by Marquee Cinemas, 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook. Groups, divided by age, look for candy-filled eggs as well as “Golden Eggs” that have prizes inside. Total number of eggs: more than 5,000.
  •  Saturday at Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic. The church hosts its annual community Easter egg hunt from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday at First Baptist Church of Waterford, 105 Rope Ferry Road. The event starts at 10 a.m., and it's for toddlers through grade 5 with other seasonal activities and Easter stories; free; (860) 443-1126.

  • Sunday at Engaging Heaven Church, 66 Union St., New London. The Easter Eggstravaganza starts at 10 a.m. for ages 1-12, and it's free.

  • Sunday at Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Westerly. The Easter Egg Roll and Hunt is for all ages of kids with an adult,a nd it begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $15, and registration is required;

  • Sunday at Crescent Point, 417 Main St., Niantic. The 1:30 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt is for all ages with an adult; free; (860) 739-9479.

  • Friday at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic. In this Woodland Egg Hunt, which has start times of 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., kids find eggs and trade them in for wooden ones that they can paint and decorate. Pre-registration is required; call (860) 536-1216. The cost is $10.20 for members, $12 for members (those prices are per child; there is no charge for adults).



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