Besides the inevitable jumbo basket of chocolate you get at some point during Easter weekend, any form of egg hunt is definitely one of the best parts of the holiday when you’re a kid. Think about it: It’s a game of hide-and-seek where you get to wake up, run around in spring weather and get candy as a reward. It only makes sense that they’re still going strong, and like the eggs themselves, you can usually find a good dozen when Easter season comes around.

Most of these hunts will take place during the next two weekends, but there are a few during the week to get you by as well. Check the list and map to see where and when they’re located and get crackin’!

Saturday, April 12:

15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Where: John Duke Center, Niagara Falls
When: Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
For ages two to 10 years old. The City of Niagara Falls Easter Egg Hunt will have a lengthy egg hunt, arts and crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. – bring your own basket or bag!

Clearfield Community Center Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Clearfield Community Center, Amherst
When: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Clearfield Community Center Easter Egg Hunt will be split up into two hunts (the first at 10 a.m. and the second following at 11 a.m.), and groups will be broken down by age. Eggs are on a first-come, first-find basis. No pre-registration required – just bring something to carry all the eggs you find!

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Evangel Assembly of God, Clarence
When: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Evangel Assembly of God in Clarence will hold its Community Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages two through fifth grade. The event is free and open to the public – only a donation of school supplies for Africa is requested.

Egg Hunt at Riverside Branch

Where: Riverside Branch Library
When: Saturday, April 12, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
For kids ages three to eight, the annual Egg Hunt at Riverside Branch will award a chocolate bunny to one child in each age group. Registration is required (call 716-875-0562 or stop by the library).

Egg-stravaganza Easter Program

Where: Concord Public Library (Hulbert Library), Springville
When: Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m.
Join the Concord Public Library for a free, family-friendly event to enjoy stories, crafts and an egg hunt. For ages five and up, registration is required (call 716-592-7742).

Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Dunkirk Free Library, Dunkirk
When: Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Kids ages two to 10 can head to the Dunkirk Free Library and search for candy-filled eggs hidden in the Children’s Room of the library. Plan on coming early – the eggs are found in a flash!

Town of Tonawanda Easter Egg Hunt 

Where: Lincoln Arena, Town of Tonawanda
When: Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. (time varies by age group)
Returning for its 31st year, the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will hold its Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will begin at 10:30 for children with special needs, 11 a.m. for two to three year olds, 11:30 a.m. for four to six year olds and noon for seven to 10 year olds. All children participating will receive a prize. Stay around for an Easter Bunny meet-and-greet with all of the kids. The event is free and open to the public, but all those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food pantry.

Sunday, April 13

Easter Egg Hunt 

Where: Island Park, Williamsville
When: Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m.
The Island Park Easter Egg Hunt will be split into three age groups and corresponding times: three years old and under will start at 10 a.m., ages four to six will start at 10:10 a.m and ages seven and over will start at 10:20 a.m. Special prizes will be awarded to anyone who successfully hunts down the golden eggs.

Monday, April 14

The Incredible Easter Event

Where: East Delavan Branch Library
When: Monday, April 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Join the East Delavan Branch Library in Buffalo for an Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, a magic show and live baby chicks and ducklings. Registration is required (call 716-896-4433 or sign up at the front desk).

Tuesday, April 15

Spring Holiday Party

Where: Lake Shore Public Library, Hamburg
When: Tuesday, April 15, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join the Lake Shore Public Library for crafts, stories and an Easter egg hunt! Register by calling 716-637-3017.

Saturday, April 19

Easter Egg Hunt 

Where: Main Street Town Park, Clarence
When: Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Kiwanis Club of Clarence will host an Easter egg hunt in Main Street Town Park from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The hunt will start at 11 a.m., followed by popcorn and face painting.

Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Fellowship Wesleyan Church, West Seneca
When: Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For children three years old to fourth grade. The Fellowship Wesleyan Church Easter Egg Hunt will take place come rain or shine (the event will be moved inside if the weather doesn’t allow for an outdoor hunt). Come for the candy and prizes, games, crafts and more for the whole family.

SEAster Egg Hunt

Where: Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls
When: Saturday, April 19
Enjoy a day at the aquarium while simultaneously searching for prizes! The only underwater egg hunt in Western New York, the Aquarium of Niagara Seaster Egg Hunt will have the kids searching the exhibits for “SEAster Eggs.” Win prizes and don’t forget to stop and say hi to the SEAster Bunny and Beaker, the Aquarium penguin mascot.

Sunday, April 20

Easter Sunday Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg
When: Sunday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In addition to a full Easter Brunch featuring homemade quiches, hand-carved meats, a full dessert station and more, a special Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Contributed by Ashley Steves