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Easter’s on its way: Here are a few events for the family!

Happening this weekend at Waller Mill, the I-Spy Easter Egg Hunt challenges kids to spot as many foam eggs as possible. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation)

VIRGINIA PENINSULA — Spring is finally here! For those looking to celebrate Easter while enjoying the great outdoors, here are a few events happening around the Peninsula.

I-Spy Easter Egg Hunt at Waller Mill Park (Williamsburg)

Families can experience a new take on the classic scavenger hunt while enjoying Waller Mill Park.

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation is hosting an I-Spy Easter Egg Hunt at the park, 901 Airport Road, on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28.

Kids will be challenged to see how many foam Easter eggs they can spot on the Bayberry Trail. While on the hunt, children will be encouraged to enjoy some fun “eggs-ercises” along the way.

Additionally, there is also a chance to win a prize basket from Wythe Candy & Gourmet Shop. To enter, families must scan a QR code with their smart devices that will be located at the end of the trail. The QR code will direct families to tell Williamsburg Parks and Recreation department how many foam eggs they found.

The winner will be randomly chosen from the correct entries.

Colleen Wilson, program coordinator with Williamsburg Parks and Recreation, said that Waller Mill Park has never done an event like this before. During COVID-19, the department is getting creative in order to come up with safe events that families can enjoy.

For more information, contact Colleen Wilson at cwilson@williamsburgva.gov or call 757-259-3760.

Easter Egg Scramble at New Quarter Park (Yorktown)

Want a chance to meet the Easter Bunny? You’re in luck.

York County Parks and Recreation will host its annual Easter Egg Scramble at New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive, on Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants can “hop” through trails to collect eggs from the Easter Bunny’s “helpers.” Afterwards, participants will be able to make crafts and receive a goody bag.

The event is for children ages 5-12 years old. Families are asked to bring their own cameras in order to take pictures with the Easter Bunny.

The event costs $5 per child resident and $10 for non-residents. Potential participants are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited.

The deadline to register is March 26. Registration can be completed by visiting York County Parks and Recreation’s website and clicking on the “Registration” tab in the side menu.

Families who are registered are asked to check-in from 10-11:30 a.m. in order to hike the trail. Those interested in providing donations for this event can email parksandrec@yorkcounty.gov.

Egg Hunt at Lee Hall Mansion (Newport News)

Lee Hall Mansion is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt –– with a twist.

The scavenger hunt questions are divided into two age categories for children ages 3 to 12 years old. Families can download the scavenger hunt here or pick one up at Lee Hall Mansion, 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News.

The mansion is just one of many stops in the Newport News Historic Sites 2021 Easter Egg Hunt, a massive scavenger hunt going now through April 3.

After visiting four Newport News Historic Sites in order to find egg signs and answer coordinating questions, the completed scavenger hunt can be redeemed for prizes at either Lee Hall Mansion or the Newport News Visitor Center, 13560 Jefferson Avenue.

Peter Cottontail will also be making an appearance at Lee Hall Mansion. Families can get pictures with the Easter Bunny on April 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Reservations are required and can be made by clicking here.

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