Enjoy Easter as it is meant to be experienced: with pastel-colored egg hunts, jellybeans, chocolates, brunches and wholesome family fun. Tampa Bay offers a wide array of family friendly Easter fun for every family. Get the baskets ready and check out these Tampa-area Easter events.

easteregghunt Best Easter Events For The Family In Tampa

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Plant City Easter Egg Hunt
2402 E. Cherry St.
Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 621-7821

Date: April 7 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: free children ages 3 to 11/$1 bunny dollars cost $1 (use to purchase hot dogs, drinks and certain rides)/free hot dog and drink children up to 12 years old

Bring your own basket and get ready for the annual Plant City Easter Egg Hunt. Children are divided into age groups: 3 to 4, 5 to 6, 7 to 8 and 9 to 11, and each group is assigned a leader to meets at a designated nest. Children go with their teams and leaders for the egg hunt while parents wait at the perimeter’s edge. After children collect their eggs, they join their parents at the family reunion tent. Activities requiring bunny dollars include the spacewalk, obstacle course, train ride, caricature portraits and photos with the Easter bunny.

Cotton Tail Special Easter Egg Hunt and Activities 
12210 83rd St. East
Parrish, FL 34219
(941) 776-0906

Date: April 7 – 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m.|
Price: $16 to $28
Click here for directions.

The Florida Railroad Museum features its annual Cotton Tail Special, which includes excursions on a diesel-powered train to the official site of the Easter egg hunt. The round-trip ride takes about 2 1/2 hours and the activities include spending time with Mr. Bunny and participating in the hunt. The Party Caboose departs at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., so make certain to arrive early. Those who would like to extend their activity times may charter the Party Caboose at an additional expense.

Horse Power for Kids Spring Fest 
8005 S. Racetrack Rd.
Tampa, FL 33635
(813) 855-5990

Date: April 7 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: $6 adults/$10 children/free 12 months and younger
Click here for directions.

The Horse Power for Kids Spring Fest combines the fun of Easter with farm animals and ponies — all for a good cause.  Horse Power for Kids is a non-profit organization offering inner city and at-risk kids the opportunity to build self esteem through their relationship with animals. This year’s fundraising even will feature an Easter egg hunt as well as pony, hay and train rides. Children may interact with farm animals, get their faces painted, then chow down on a free hot dog and drink.

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Easter Brunch at Maestro’s Restaurant
1010 N. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 229-7827

Date: April 8, 2012
Click here for prices and hours
Click here for information on Maestro’s Restaurant.

Enjoy Easter brunch with a great view of the Tampa Bay skyline at Maestro’s Restaurant in the Straz Center. The Easter bunny will attend, and there will be a kid’s corner with a hot buffet, a carving and omelet station (tended to by chefs), and a breakfast station. Reservations are required.

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Easter Egg Hunt in Coachman Park 
301 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 562-4800

Date: April 8 – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Price: free
Click here for directions.

The Clearwater Community Volunteers is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at Coachman Park, and there are plenty of activities to keep families occupied. Children may interact with animals at the petting zoo or enjoy a pony ride. Activities include face painting, live entertainment, a blow up slide, a bouncy house and rides. The Easter egg hunt kicks off at 12:30 p.m., and participants are advised to arrive early. The lucky kids who discover golden eggs will win a special Easter Bunny.

CBS Tampa Insider’s Tip:  Make sure your kids bring their own Easter baskets and please not there will be separate hunting areas for younger and older children.

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