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Ultimate Guide to Easter Egg Hunts & Activities in and Around Columbia 2018

Easter is April Fools’ Day (no fooling) – but there are no tricks on this list! From Easter egg hunts to visits with the bunny, there’s plenty of holiday fun happening around the Midlands! So grab your basket and go explore the best Columbia has to offer!

Easter Egg Hunt in the Park

Every Saturday Feb. 17 – April 1, 9 a.m. – until – Riverwalk Park – come join in some fun with Officer Robin Rivers or Ranger Steve Metro of the West Columbia Police Department for the 1st Easter Egg Hunt at the Riverwalk Park. A total of 24 numbered eggs will be hidden in the park every morning by 9 a.m. On Saturdays, a “Golden Egg” will be hidden for an even bigger surprise!! Return the numbered egg to the Guard Shack and claim your prize. People of All Ages Can Play (Mainly childrens toys). One Egg per Person per Day. Questions: Contact Officer Rivers at 803-794-0721 ext. *842

Meet the Easter Bunny at Columbiana Centre

March 15 – 31, times vary daily – Belk Court – Reserve your time slot to avoid the line. Bring your cat or dog for pet photos with the Easter Bunny on March 19 and 26 at  5 – 8 p.m.

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival

March 16, 6 – 8:30 p.m. – Gibson Road Soccer Complex – $5/ticket available at Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.

Children’s Easter Celebration

March 23, 5:30 – 8 p.m. – Riverland Hills Fields (behind Riverland Hills Baptist Church) – This free event includes Easter egg hunts, dinner and snacks, games, face painting, photo booth, train rides, and inflatables.

Shandon Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt

March 24, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – field between Shandon and the Wynnsong theaterFor all kids, infants  through 5th grade. Egg hunts occur by age range. Additional family fun includes  carnival games, face painting, & bounce houses. Snacks available for a nominal charge (cash only). The Egg Hunt will be canceled in the  event of inclement weather. For questions, contact the Children’s Ministry: Kristin McGee, [email protected] or (803) 782-1300 ext. 168.

Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

March 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Siebels House and Gardens – Egg hunt, historic outdoor games, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. $3 per child and adults are free – The Easter Egg hung will begin at 10:20 a.m.

49th Annual Cottontail Festival

March 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – North Springs Park – $5 wristband for rides, games and activities. The free egg hunt starts at 1pm. Concessions will also be available for additional purchase.

RBUMC Easter Egg Hunt

March 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Red Bank United Methodist Church – join them for lunch, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, storytelling and lots of eggs! Free and open to the public.

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Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza

March 24, 2 – 5 p.m. – Finlay Park – join Mayor Steve Benjamin and his family along with the City of Columbia for the 8th annual Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza. This year’s event will include games, eggs-ercises, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments and more! The event is free and open to children ages 3-12 .

Easter Bunny Eggspress Trains

March 24 & 31, Train departure times: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 2 & 3 p.m. – South Carolina Railroad Museum –  $15-$20. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, storytelling and much more! Purchase tickets online or call 803-712-4135.

P4C (South Carolina) Easter Egg Hunt

March 25, 3 – 7 p.m. – Divine Duchess Clubhouse – There will be goodie bags, games, food, and of course the Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt

March 25, 4 – 6 p.m. – North Trenholm Baptist Church – This free event has multiple egg hunts by age range, carnival games, face painting, inflatables and the story of Easter. Please bring your own basket to collect eggs.

Toddler Egg Hunt

March 27, 6 – 6:30 p.m. – Crooked Creek Park – It’s time for our Toddler Egg Hunt! This year there will be lots of eggs filled with healthy age-appropriate treats to find! Please bring a basket. This event will be held rain or shine. Ages Birth – 4. $2. 

Flashlight Egg Hunt

March 29, 7 – 8:15 p.m. – Saluda Shoals East – It’s Flashlight Egg Hunt time! Come join the fun and search for Easter eggs in the dark!  Be sure to bring your flashlight and basket. This event will be held rain or shine. Ages 3–8, $2/Child.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

March 29, 7 – 8:15 p.m.Melvin Park – ‘s time for our Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt. This year there will be more than 8,000 eggs to find! Be sure to bring your flashlight and basket. Designed for ages 3–8, but we will have a special area for kids two and under as well. This event will be held rain or shine. Come early to avoid the last-minute rush and see the Bunny! Ages 1–8. $2/Child.

Breakfast with the Bunny

March 31, 9 – 10:30 a.m. – Seven Oaks Park – $15 first child, $10 each additional child, $5 adult. There will be breakfast, crafts/activities, and an egg hunt. Photos with the bunny are included in the ticket price.

Eggstravaganza at EdVenture

March 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – EdVenture Children’s Museum – regular admission price (free with membership). Easter Bunny photos, scavenger hunt through the museum, moon bounce, art & spring activities, and games.

Village Church Easter Eggstravaganza

March 31, 11 a.m. – Jeep Rogers YMCA – Free egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m. and free food.

Easter Community Event

March 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Village at Sandhill – GraceLife Church is hosting a free, family-friendly community event will feature Easter egg hunts, face painting, & more!!

Fox Farm Easter Event

March 31, 4 – 6 p.m. – Fox Farm in Lexington – $8/child (accompanying adults free, babies in strollers or being carried do not need a ticket). Egg hunt, Easter Bunny photo ops, hay ride, petting zoo, and horse rides. Egg hunt begins at 4:30 and goes through 5:30; children are divided into age groups for each hunt. Hotdog roasting available for $3/person, smores are $2/person, and juice packs/soda/water are $.50/each.

Gateway Baptist Easter Eggstravaganza

April 1, noon – Gateway Baptist Church – Egg hunt for 2 year – 5th grade after the 11 a.m. service on Easter morning. Bring your own basket to collect eggs, goodies and surprises.

Do you know of an Egg Hunt around town that’s not listed here? Comment below and tell us about it!

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9 Responses to Ultimate Guide to Easter Egg Hunts & Activities in and Around Columbia 2018

  1. Tonya Williamson March 8, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

    March 24 2-5 pm
    South Lexington Baptist Church would like invite you to our annual EASTER EGG HUNT. All children ages preschool to fifth grade are invited to join our EGG HUNT. We will have inflatables, Balloon artist, face painting, photo booth, hotdogs, and of coarse the BIG EGG HUNT!

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles March 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm #

      We would love to add this to our list. Can you tell us when the date is and a link? Thanks!

  2. Amand Smith March 10, 2018 at 7:58 am #

    Flashlight Egg Hunt
    March 29, 2018 @ 7PM
    Saluda Shoals Park in Irmo

    Flashlight Egg Hunt
    March 29, 2018 @ 7PM
    Melvin Park in Chapin

    Toddler Egg Hunt
    March 27, 2018 @ 6PM
    Crooked Creek Park in Chapin

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles March 10, 2018 at 10:42 pm #

      Thanks for the info. We’ve updated our list!

  3. Sara Brothers March 21, 2018 at 7:27 am #

    Easter Community Event
    Village of Sandhills from 11 am -1 pm. Easter Egg hunt, face painting, and more

  4. Sara Brothers March 21, 2018 at 7:29 am #

    Here’s a better link to check on the validity of the event.

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles March 21, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

      Thanks so much for the info! We will update our post to include it.

  5. Rose March 31, 2018 at 10:25 am #

    As parents that rely on this site for activities in the area I wanted to make sure you were aware that a lot of your events posted did not mention PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. We went to the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commision Flashlight Easter Egg hunt and the Seven Oaks Easter Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and could not go. We were told both times were were unable to go because we had to preregister. Twice we had our child crying and upset from this. He has a disability and it is hard for him to understand when he is told one thing and the total opposite has to happen. Please next time when you post these things make sure the information is correct.

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles March 31, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

      Rose, I am so incredibly sorry to hear this, and appreciate the feedback. We do our best to communicate all details on events, and missed the information about pre-registration on Breakfast with the Bunny. However looks like on the Flashlight Hunt they did not mention pre-registration was required. Regardless, we understand how incredibly frustrating it is to go to an event and be turned away with a disappointed child. As a safeguard and because event information can sometimes change between the time we publish it and when the event occurs, we do include a link to the event so that parents can click and make sure they have the most up-to-date information. In the future, we will be sure to include a disclaimer at the top of the post encouraging parents to click on the event link to ensure the information on our post reflects the most current details. I hope you were able to find some fun ways around town to celebrate Easter, and we’d love to send you something to make up for the inconvenience. Please email your address to [email protected] and we’d be happy to send some extra special things your way.

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