Easter Egg hunt

Kailynn Guy, 1, of Chandler, gathers eggs during an Easter egg hunt at Mother Nature's Farm, Saturday, April 3, 2010 in Gilbert.

Tim Hacker, Tribune file

Help the kids get hot on the trail of Peter Cottontail with Easter events geared toward families.

Mother Nature’s Farm Spring Social

What: General admission at this agritainment farm includes a hayride, maze, bounce house, carnival games and visits with the farm animals. Extras, available for a small extra charge, include photos by an old tractor with Peter Cottontail, food items and face painting.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Mother Nature’s Farm, 1663 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert

Cost: $7 per child and $3 per adult

Information: (480) 892-5874 or mothernaturesfarm.com

Chandler Family Easter Celebration

What: In addition to Easter egg “scrambles” for kids up to 9 years old, there are information booths, displays, games, photos with the Easter bunny and, at 11:30 a.m., a family Easter basket prize giveaway.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Snedigar Sportsplex, 4500 S. Alma School Road, Chandler

Cost: Free, but some activities have nominal fees.

Information: (480) 782-2735 or chandleraz.gov

Apache junction PARKS & REC. easter egg hunt

What: Six egg hunts for six age groups are part of this event, along with an early-bird pancake breakfast that will continue until the food runs out.

When: First egg hunt begins at 9 a.m. Saturday; pancake breakfast starts at 7 a.m.

Where: Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction

Cost: Egg hunts are free; breakfast is $3.50 per adult and $1.50 per child.

Information: (480) 983-2181 or ajcity.net

Tempe Community Easter Egg Hunt

What: More than 6,000 plastic eggs packed with small prizes and a roaming Easter bunny attract loads of kids age 10 and younger to this fourth annual event. Children must be accompanied by a parent and should bring their own bags or baskets to collect eggs. Every child gets a prize.

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All-America Way

Cost: Free

Information: (602) 625-4487 or tempe.gov

Scrambled egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt

What: Use a map to locate clues left by Rascal the Rabbit along the Goldmine Trail, and receive a prize. Craft activities follow.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road, Queen Creek

Cost: $6 per vehicle park entry fee

Information: (480) 655-5554 or maricopa.gov/parks/santan

Golfland easter egg hunt

What: Keep it on the cheap and simply hunt for eggs for $2 per tot inside this castle-themed amusement park, or add on to the basic egg hunt with packages that include extras like game cards, meal deals and — just in time for weekend temperatures in the high 80s — water slide admission.

When: Egg-hunting sessions for a variety of age groups go on 10:15 a.m. Friday through 2 p.m. Sunday. Select your session of choice online or by phone.

Where: Golfland Sunsplash, 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa

Cost: $2 for egg hunt; $5 for egg hunt and $5 game card; $8.99 for egg hunt, mini golf, one slice of pizza and a drink; $13.99 for egg hunt, water slide admission, one slice of pizza and a drink. Buy tickets online or by phone before you show up.

Information: (480) 834-8319 or golfland.com/mesa.

Easter Egg-Citement

What: Slots are still available for 6- to 8-year-olds and children ages 9 and older at Schnepf Farms’ annual Easter event. Kids’ admission includes a photo with Easter bunny, an Easter Egg Hunt, train rides, carousel rides, hay rides, “honey bee” rides, the petting zoo, an Easter cookie and a hot dog lunch.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; egg hunts begin, by age group, at 11 a.m.

Where: Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek

Cost: $25 per child with lunch; $20 per child without lunch. Adults are free. Register ahead of time.

Information: (480) 987-3100 or schnepffarms.com

• Contact writer: (480) 898-6818 or azajac@evtrib.com

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