Head out with family or friends this Easter and enjoy one or all of these local events. Happy Easter from The News.
Easter Egg Hunt at Riptide Lagoon Adventure Golf, Sunday March 31.
Meet the Easter bunny, and hop on the Bouncy Castle (weather permitting.)
At 9:30 a.m. Children 10 and under can search for one of the six marked golf balls to win a grand prize, younger children get a head start. Donations of cash or non perishable food items will be accepted and donated to the Parksville Food Bank. For more information call 250-248-8290 or visit www.riptidelagoon.com.
Milner Gardens Easter Bunny Search March 30 to April 1.
Head out along the wooded trails at Milner Gardens on an Easter Bunny Search. Children can pick up maps at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre with clues to finding the bunnies, and then return the maps to the Pool House and Gift Shop for an Easter treat.
Adults can also enjoy a search for artist Ted Jolda’s hand blown glass eggs. Find one of these treasures and you can keep them.
Admission for children 12 and under is free when accompanied by an adult, adult admission is $8.50 and students $4.50.
Gates are open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Tea Room is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for tea, scones and soup.
For more information call 250-752-6153 or visit www.milnergardens.org.
Milner Gardens opens for the season March 28th, Thursday through Sunday as well as Easter Monday.
Easter weekend at Tiger Lily Farm March 29 to April 1.
Decorate farm eggs or cookies, make an Easter basket to take home, visit with the Easter bunny and search for chocolate eggs in a large pile of hay at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington. While at the farm visit with the baby animals, take a pony ride or watch a goat milking. Come by between 10 a.m.and 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $8.75 or $32.50 per family and under 2’s are free. For more information call 250-248-2408 or visit www.tigerlilyfarm.ca.
Calving Festival at the Morningstar Farm until April 10.
Visit the new additions at the farm, including calves, piglets and chicks (and the lamb are expected any day.)
Check out the milking parlour while you’re there (happening twice a day), watch the cheesemakers at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks in action and taste some samples. Mooberry Winery’s wine tasting bar is also a popular stop for parents.
The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 250-954-3931 or visit www.morningstarfarm.ca.