Enjoy these fun, free and frugal Easter festivities in South Florida!

BunnyPalooza

Spring is here, and we’re enjoying such beautiful weather in South Florida, you won’t want to miss these fun, free (or frugal!) Easter activities, starting this weekend and going through Easter weekend. You can score some discounts while you’re at it too! There’s a lot to choose from this year, especially at some of South Florida’s fantastic attractions like Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Island and Zoo Miami.

Broward County

Coral Springs Forum’s Community Picnic and Egg Hunt
March 31, 2012
11 AM to 4 PM
2575 Sportsplex Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33067

COST: Regular admission is $5. Babies younger than 18 months get in FREE!

A community picnic with something for everyone: egg  hunts, a rock wall, games and contests, kid’s crafts, food  vendors, Easter bunny, bounce houses, Broward Health Heart Bus, bloodmobile, and so much more!  Click here to get a $2.oo off coupon


Royal Egg Hunt in Sunrise
Sunday, April 1, 2012

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Welleby Park at
11100 NW 44th Street
Sunrise, FL
COST: $5.00 admission
No advanced registration needed for children to participate in the egg hunt. Please help by bringing exact change. COME EARLY! The first egg hunt starts at 12:30pm, and bring your camera for photo opportunities with King Bunny…

Royal EASTER Egg Hunt in Plantation
Saturday, April 7, 2012
10:00 a.m. SHARP

Pop Travers Field
6250 S.W. 16th Street
Plantation, FL
COST: FREE
Children 3 – 10 are divided by age groups and assigned to a field according to their age to find and pick up eggs. This is a FREE program!
All participants will receive prizes and candy.
Please bring a basket or bag for collecting eggs.
For more information call 954-452-2510 or 954-797-2180.
Sponsored by the Plantation Woman’s Club and the City of Plantation

Coconut Creek Eggstravaganza – South Florida’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt
April 7, 2012
Starting at 10am until early afternoon
5050  Wiles Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Phone: 954-222-5555
Email:   tj@coastalcommunity.tv
COST: FREE (but you might want to register your spot in advance!)
Easter egg hunts for infants, toddlers, children, and even for all ages (includes adults). Bring a basket to collect the eggs! Concessions/refreshment stand, Bounce house castle and more…
This is said to be South Florida’s largest FREE egg hunt as they will have over 60,000 eggs for your  children to hunt in age appropriate groupings. This event is for the entire family with free bounce houses, refreshments, food and lots of  fun. PRE-REGISTER on the website at  www.eggstravaganza.org to reserve your family’s spot in all the fun and be entered in a drawing  to win a MEGA prize.

 

Miami-Dade County

 Zoo Miami Easter Egg Safari
April 7-8, 2012
11am-4pm
Zoo Miami
1 Zoo Boulevard
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: (305) 251-0400

For children 12 and under, there’ll be continuous egg safaris, plus face painting, crafts, a bounce house, rock climbing, Easter Bunny and more. Included with regular admission; bring your own basket.

Schedule for “treats” given to the animals:

  • 10:30AM: Tigers receive papier maché bunnies
  • 11:30 AM: Orangutans receive hardboiled Easter eggs
  • 12:30 PM: Meerkats receive painted treat boxes
  • 1:00 PM: Asian elephants – Easter baskets with coconut eggs inside
  • 1:45 PM: Chimpanzees receive hardboiled Easter eggs
  • 2:00 PM: Gorillas receive hardboiled Easter eggs
  • 2:30 PM: Sun bears receive on Saturday coconuts painted like Easter eggs and on Sunday papier maché eggs
  • 3:00 PM: African elephants – “egg hunt” painted coconuts and other treats hidden in yard

BunnyPalooza at the Miami Seaquarium
April 6-8, 2012
10am-4pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Tel: 305-361-5705
COST: Included in regular admission

Okay, so this one’s not so frugal, but it’s sure to be a fantastic event! However, you can click here to get $8.00 off  admission for up to 6 people. You can also check your local Publix store, and I have seen these coupons at Subway stores as well. The $8.00 off actually doesn’t expire until June 30, 2012.  You can also purchase an Entertainment Book through March 31, 2012 at 50% off (and with free shipping) and get instant access to a printable coupon online for Buy 1, Get 1 Free to the Seaquarium (as well as other attractions!). Be sure to select the Miami edition.

The BunnyPalooza Annual Easter Egg Hunt Celebration at Miami Seaquarium returns with more fun and excitement than ever before!

They’ll be featuring:

  • The biggest Easter parade in South Florida, each day at 12:30pm
  • Daily appearances by the Easter Bunny
  • Continuous egg hunts from 10-4pm each day
  • 5 acres of rides, slides and kid fun
  • Live music, games, bounce houses and more
  • South Florida Parenting Pavilion and Li’l Hopper zone for toddlers
  • Goody bags given out to all children who participate

HINT: BunnyPalooza egg hunters should keep their eyes peeled for a Golden Egg, which will be hidden in one goodie bag that will be given out during Bunny-Palooza. The Golden Egg will give one lucky child and up to three other family members or friends, admission to Miami Seaquarium for their entire lifetime–WOW!

For more information on Bunnypalooza or the Miami Seaquaruim, call 305-361-5705, Ext. 225 or visit www.miamiseaquarium.com.

Easter Eggstravaganza Jungle Island
April 6-8, 2012
11am-4pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, Florida 33132
COST: $5.00 for kids ages 3-10 with purchase of adult admission

Hint for Florida residents: Go to Jungle Island by March 31, 2012 and purchase an annual pass for the price of regular admission and you’ll get that added bonus! You can also purchase an Entertainment Book through March 31, 2012 at 50% off (and with free shipping) and get instant access to a printable coupon online for Buy 1, Get 1 Free to Jungle Island (as well as other attractions!). Be sure to select the Miami edition.

This event is benefitting Children First at University of Miami, and will be offering:

  • Daily Easter egg hunts
  • Elephant rides
  • Easter Bunny visits
  • Face painting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bounce houses
  • Pie eating contests

There’s also a special all-you-can-eat Easter brunch available on Sunday, April 8 from 11am-4pm. $48.00 for adults, $35 for children (includes brunch and park admission). Special rates available for Annual Passholders: Only Adults only $28.00 + fee – Child (3-10) $19.00 + fee. Online reservations required by April 2, 2012. Click here for more information on that event.

If you know of any other fantastic Easter egg hunts or events, leave a comment below! Hoppy Easter…

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