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Easter happenings in the Dayton area

Great Easter Egg Hunts
Great Easter Egg Hunts
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In the thaw of winter, Easter peaks around the corner. The kids have been cooped up in the house and are ready to get out in the sun and look for those bright colored eggs before the great celebration of Easter Sunday. With many area churches and communities having their annual Easter egg hunts, here are four Easter egg hunts that are a “must hit” this holiday season.

Easter Spectacular
Winton Woods Park at Parky’s Farm
10245 Winton Rd.
Springfield, OH 45231
(513) 521-7275

Enjoy a day at the farm with the kids. Easter Spectacular is more than just an Easter egg hunt. It is a day of adventure with wagon rides, hiking, live music and lunch with the Easter bunny. This amazing park also features a lake with a boat house, canoeing and kayaking. Plan for a great day with fantastic family photos.

Date/Time: April 12, 2014 at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $9.35 a person

32nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 325-0629

Young’s Dairy is famous for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt and a lovely day at the farm. With over 4,000 hard boiled and dyed eggs, they are about the only egg hunt around that gets back to the basics with real eggs. Barnabe will be there to cheer on the kids to gather as many eggs as possible. This Easter hunt moves forward through rain or shine, because that’s a lot of spoiled eggs if cancelled. The day wouldn’t be complete without exploring the whole farm. From jersey cows to the new play area, there are sure to be smiles from the kids.

Date/Time: April 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. (ages younger than 4), 2:20 p.m. (ages 5-7), 2:40 (ages 8-10)
Cost: Free

The River Church Helicopter Easter Egg Drop
5546 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd.
Liberty Township, OH 45044
(513) 755-7777

Geared for those kids that love trucks, planes and helicopters, the kids will be amazed as the helicopter hovers over their heads and witnessing hundreds of small Easter Eggs being dropped for their taking. This event is quick but exhilarating.

Date/Time: April 12, 2014 at 9 a.m.
Cost: Free

Ride the Caboose with the Easter Bunny
LM&M Railroad Express
127 S. Mechanic St.
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 933-8022

Let the kids experience Easter on the rails while having lunch with the Easter bunny. Winding through the rails of Lebanon will satisfy the Thomas the Train frenzy and create a relaxing event for the parents. Although, a little costly for multiple children, the experience and excitement are priceless.

Date/Time: April 12-13; April 18-19, 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m.
Prices: Adults $18.50, Seniors $15.50, Children 5-6 $15.50, Children 2-4 $8.50, infants free