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2014 Easter egg hunts in St. Louis: South County and Kimmswick

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If your kids just can’t wait to get outside in the spring air and collect Easter eggs, you’ll find tons of fun Easter egg hunts and activities in the Fenton, Crestwood, Arnold, Pevely, Eureka and Kimmswick areas. From meeting the Easter Bunny to coloring Easter eggs to making Easter crafts, South County in St. Louis is brimming with opportunities for fun.

Find the right Easter egg hunt for your family in the list below, or go to the St. Louis Children’s Recreation Examiner’s home page for even more Easter egg hunts across the St. Louis and St. Charles areas.

Fenton

RiverChase will host an Easter event on Saturday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Easter Bunny along with his real live bunny friends will be on hand for photos and to give eggs to children age two and under. Children over two can hunt for eggs and the entire family can enjoy music, crafts and concessions. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be acquired by calling 636-343-0067.

RiverChase is located at 990 Horan Drive.

South County

Bethesda Church - Lemay Gardens Drive

Bethesda Church in South County will hold their Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. This event is free to the community and features egg dyeing, crafts, storytime and Easter egg hunts for age groups infant to 2 years, 3 to 6 years, and 7 to 12 years.

Bethesda Church is located at 85 Lemay Gardens Drive

ROC Ministries @Mehlville - Kinswood Lane

ROC Ministries @Mehlville will host an Easter egg hunt for ages 1-10 on Saturday, April 19. The event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and features the egg hunt plus food and prizes.

ROC Ministries @Mehlville is located at 802 Kinswood Lane

Crestwood

The city of Crestwood will hold an Easter egg hunt at Whitecliff Park on Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. The egg hunt is open to children ages 2-10. The Easter Bunny will be there to greet children and there will be prizes awarded as well. Participants must have a ticket. Tickets are $2 or residents and $4 for non-residents and will be available until April 10. For more information call 314-729-4860.

In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be moved to the Community Center.

Arnold

Jefferson County Library - Arnold branch

The Arnold Branch of the Jefferson County Library will hold two separate Easter egg hunt events for children 3 to 12 years old. Both events take place on Thursday, April 17 and will feature crafts and story time as well. The first egg hunt runs from 2:00-2:45 p.m. and the second runs from 4:00-4:45 p.m. Children may only participate in one egg hunt and must be registered in advance.

For more information, contact Amy Held at aheld@jeffcolib.org or 636-296-2204

City of Arnold

The city of Arnold will also host Breakfast With the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 12. While there is no Easter egg hunt during this event, there will be crafts and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny in addition to breakfast. This event has two sessions. The first begins at 9:00 a.m., with an 8:15 photo seating. The second begins at 10:00 a.m. with a 9:15 photo seating. Tickets are $10 per person. Register at the Arnold Recreation Center through April 9. Participants should bring their own cameras for photos with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 636-282-2380.

Pevely

An Easter egg hunt will be held at Stacey Reece / Veteran’s Memorial Park, which was formerly called Pevely Park #1, on Saturday, April 12. Egg hunts begin at 1:00 p.m. for children in four age groups: 1-3, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-10. Each age group will have cash prizes. The Easter Bunny will be there as well, so parents will want to bring their cameras. This is a free event.

Eureka

Drewel Park will be the site of an Easter event on Saturday, April 12. In addition to Easter egg hunts, the Easter Bunny will be on hand for parents who wish to take pictures and there will be cupcake decorating, face painting, crafts, fire truck tours, a hot dog lunch, and gifts for the first 400 participants. Participants can register beginning at 10:00 a.m. The first egg hunt begins at 11:00. Age groups are 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10. One non-perishable food item per person will be collected as admisstion. Parking is available at Eureka Community Center with access to the egg hunt via the Drewel Park Trail. In the event of rain, this event will be postponed until April 19.

For more information, contact the Eureka Parks and Recreation Department at 636-938-6775.

Kimmswick

Kimmswick will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. This Easter egg hunt includes thousands of eggs and chances for kids to get candy and prizes. After the egg hunt, kids go from shop to shop in Kimmswick’s quaint shopping district, to collect their prizes. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the shops as well, so parents should be sure to bring their cameras.

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