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The Best Easter Egg Hunts in New Jersey

It’s Easter time and the hunt is on! The egg hunt, that is. You never know what you’re going to get in one of those colorful baubles of plastic. Easter egg hunts are one of Spring’s biggest delights. Whether the treasure is candy, toys or stickers, the joy is in the hunt. We’ve rounded up some of the best Easter egg hunts in New Jersey. Happy hunting!


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Easter Egg Hunt on Horseback

easter egg huntsWhere: Acres Away, 926 County Road 579, Flemington
When: Any day in April (advance reservations required)
Price: $55 per person for adult egg hunt, $20 per person for children’s egg hunt
Details: For an epic egg hunt, grown ups and kids alike can seek eggs on horseback. Adults get a one-hour ride during which they can grab eggs stuffed with chocolate and mini alcohol bottles dangling from trees. Meanwhile, little ones get a 15-minute hand-led ride on a safe horse or pony with the chance to find eggs filled with little toys, chocolate and candy in the woods. Parents can join their children or walk along with them. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit are required.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Easter & Springtime Family Festival

easter egg huntsWhere: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
When: Saturdays & Sundays from April 1 through April 23 (except April 16)
Price: $7.99 for adults, $19.99 for children
Details: The Easter festivities at Alstede Farms include both a regular egg hunt and golden egg hunt. Scenic hay rides, a moon bounce, pony rides, wagon train and a stop in the corn kingdom are offered with a children’s ticket. In addition, folks can visit with baby animals, see the antique farm museum and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Check out the interactive walk through the popular children’s book Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg, which features five newborn chicks.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Bergen County Zoo Spring Egg Hunt

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Where: 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus
When: April 8 at 10:00 am (Rain date: April 9)
Price: Free
Details: Bergen County Zoo’s Egg Hunt is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Bring your own basket to hunt for eggs hidden throughout the zoo. Enjoy refreshments, story telling and special Easter crafts, plus don’t miss watching the animals hunt for eggs too. Pictures are available with the Easter Bunny from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Easter Egg Hunt

Where: 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
easter egg huntsWhen: April 9 at 1:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Head to Jenkinson’s for a fun Easter egg hunt on the beach featuring 25,000 colorful eggs! Children will be broken up by age group and assigned to different sections of the sand. Kids just need their hands to dig up their treasure so please leave the beach toys at home. Every child is limited to three eggs each so there’s plenty of loot to go around. No registration required.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Easter in the Park

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Where: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
When: April 15 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce invites children ages 4 to 7 years old to participate in Ben & Jerry’s Easter Egg Hunt. The event also includes DJ music, pictures with the Easter Bunny, children’s activities and Easter treats. Grab a map and visit participating stores in the Ridgewood Business District for additional activities, games, sales and surprises.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Storybook Land Easter Egg Hunt

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Where: 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township
When: April 15 & 16 from Noon to 4:00 pm
Price: Admission is $26.50 per person, free for children under 2
Details: Mr. and Mrs. Bunny invite small children to join them for an egg hunt at the theme park Storybook Land. Spend a fun day at the park as you walk through classic fairy tales and delightful nursery rhymes. The Easter Egg Hunt is ongoing during operating hours. Advance tickets can be purchased online at a discounted price.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Easter at the Ryland Inn

Where: 115 Old Hwy 28, Whitehouse Station
easter egg huntsWhen: April 16 at 11:00 am
Price: Free
Details: Join in the Easter fun at the Ryland Inn’s third annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids are invited to hunt for eggs, visit the petting zoo and enjoy face painting, special crafts and a visit with the Easter Bunny. After the festivities, stop in for Easter brunch or lunch from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. A prix-fixe menu served with family-style sides is available; call ahead for reservations.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.