A number of Easter egg hunts and other holiday events are being made available for children and families this weekend throughout the Parksville Qualicum Beach region.
While some traditional events, including the KD Air Easter egg hunt at Qualicum Beach Airport, are not on this year’s calendar, there are multiple choices available, over several days.
Tiger Lily Farm
Tiger Lily Farm in Errington, located at 1692 Errington Rd., is hosting Easter events all weekend. From Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tiger Lily will have Easter activities such as an Easter egg hunt, a space to decorate Easter baskets and Easter eggs.
There will also be a visit from the Easter Bunny.
All Easter activities are included with regular barnyard admission.
For more information, vitis www.tigerlilyfarm.com/additional-info/upcoming-events.
Friends of Foster Park
Friends of Foster Park is hosting its annual free, all-ages Easter Egg hunt Saturday, March 31 starting at 11:30 a.m. There will also be a musician, a clown and face painting.
Hot dogs, drinks, cotton candy, raffle basket or jelly bean count tickets are $1 each to support future Friends of Foster Park events. Easter egg hunts are held by age group, giving everyone a chance to get a share of the goodies.
Hamilton Hobby Farm
Hamilton Hobby Farm, near Coombs Junction, is hosting its 16th annual Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast Sunday, April 1 at 10 a.m.
People are asked to donate a small mesh bag of foil-covered chocolate eggs to add to the pot, as well as bring a basket for each child for the hunt.
The pancake breakfast is by a $5 donation per family.
The event will be held rain or shine. Hamilton Hobby Farm is located at 2676 Alberni Hwy.
Milner Gardens’ annual Bunny Trail runs Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2 for Easter. Participants can pick up a map at the welcome centre with clues for kids to spot bunnies.
An Easter treat goes to those who have completed the map.
The gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for youth 13-18 and free for children 12 and under with an adult, Milner Gardens members and current VIU students who can show I.D.
For more info, go to www.milnergarden.org or call 250-752-6153.
The Nanoose Bay Lions Club is hosting a community Easter egg hunt and face-painting at Jack Bagley Field, adjacent to Nanoose Place.
The event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with face-painting, with the egg hunt to follow at 1 p.m. For info, call Ron at 250-927-0518
— NEWS Staff