Best Free Easter Egg Hunts Near Me in Charlotte NC 2022

Mums give advice to children before the start of an Easter egg hunt in 2021.

Mums give advice to children before the start of an Easter egg hunt in 2021.

What better way to spend the Easter weekend than going on an Easter egg hunt and maybe visiting the Easter Bunny? I can’t think of one.

Get those Easter baskets out of the attic, dress up for fun, and head out for a day of egg hunts, face painting, games, and even an Easter-themed breakfast or brunch in the Charlotte area.

Here are options for Easter egg hunts on Easter weekend 2022:

Alchemy Egg Hunt

When: Easter weekend

Or: Rail trail

What you need to know: each the egg will contain a token worth between $5 and $50, redeemable at Alchemy, with the amount revealed in the center of the attached QR code. To redeem your restaurant discount, hand in one token per table per visit to your server at your next meal. The Hunt is part of Alchemy’s Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations and deposit of $5 per person are required.

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Alchemy and the Easter Bunny will hide 50 Easter Eggs along the Rail Trail starting Friday, April 15. Alchemy

The Ballantyne Hotel Easter Egg Hunt

When: Sunday, April 17, 10 a.m.

Where: The Ballantyne Rose Garden, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

What you need to know: You must be a hotel guest or have booked a brunch to participate. Brunch options are a la carte from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gallery Restaurant, or buffet brunch in the Ballantyne Ballroom, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The price for the buffet is $95 for adults, $45 for children 5-12 years old and children 4 years old. and the youngest are free. Reservations are recommended.

Easter Egg Hunt at Blackberry Ridge Farm

When: Saturday April 16, 11am-1pm.

Or: 14820 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078

What to know: Easter eggs will be hidden all around Blackberry Ridge Farm for ages 2-12 to hunt at noon. You can find as many as you can, and each walks away with a bag of candies. There will also be garden games, food, drink and a scavenger hunt for adults. Tickets are $10.

Belmont Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday April 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Stowe Park, 24 S Main St, Belmont, North Carolina 28012

What you need to know: The free Easter egg hunts for children will be separated into 0-3 years old, 4-6 years old and 7-12 years old. Arrive early for a visit with the Easter Bunny and bring your own basket. Other events include face painting and balloon twisting.

North Carolina Easter Festival

When: Saturday, April 16, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025

What to know: This free Easter egg hunt will include free Easter bunny pictures. The hunting age ranges are 0-5, 6-9 and 10-12. You’ll also find face painting, games like limbo and an egg race, dance performances, crafts, vendors and more. Candy donations for the egg hunt can be dropped off at the reception table.

North Carolina Transportation Museum

When: Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16; Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with train trips at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Or: 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, North Carolina, 28159

What there is to know: The Easter Egg Hunt is included with event admission and tickets are required for ages 3 and up. The hunts are 10:30 a.m. for 0-2 year olds and 3-4 year olds, and at 11:30 a.m. for 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds. Bring your own basket. Tickets: Adults, $7; seniors and military, $6; children 3-12, $5; members and children under 3 free. Professional photography and meals with the Easter Bunny are available at an additional cost. Food vendors are also on site.

Optimist Room Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday April 16; 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 and under and 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12. Adults only at lunchtime.

Or: 1115 N. Brevard Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

What to know: The age-separated Easter egg hunts include a special adult-only hunt for three golden eggs. Entertainment will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.

Where: Midwood Park, 2100 Wilhelmina Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

What you need to know: Join the fun in Midwood Park for this neighborhood scavenger hunt sponsored by Hartis Property Experts.

Tega Cay Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.

Where: Runde Field, 5116 Windward Drive, Tega Cay, South Carolina 29708

What you need to know: Children from 0 to 9 years old are welcome for this free Easter egg hunt. Bring your own basket and come early for the pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast is $2 for ages 10 and under; and $7 for over 10s. (If it rains, head to the fire department for candy and pictures with the Easter Bunny.)

Union County Teen Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 16. College students are from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; high school students are from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Apprentice Academy High School, 2505 Weddington Rd, Monroe, NC 28110

What to Know: The entry fee for this teen-only hunt presented by Serve Unity Outreach is a non-perishable item or hygiene item to donate to those in need. The event will include speakers, food and music.

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Heidi Finley is a writer and editor for CharlotteFive and the Charlotte Observer. Outside of work, you’ll most likely find her in the suburbs driving the kids, volunteering, and indulging in foodie pursuits.

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