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Winter Park will host its 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, in Central Park, located in downtown Winter Park

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Orange County

Winter Park will host its 55th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, in Central Park, located in downtown Winter Park.

Children as old as 10 can begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m., when the Easter Bunny gives the starting signal. Children with special needs are encouraged to join in the fun.

More than 6,000 eggs, stuffed with miniature toys, and 300 pounds of candy will be hidden throughout Central Park. There will also be a designated candy area.

This is the city's oldest community event. Grandparents are now bringing the third generation of children to hunt for eggs.

For more information, please call 407-599-3463 or visit CityofWinterPark.org.

The Maitland Art Center, at 231 Packwood Ave., will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, for children ages 2 to 7. Call 407-539-2181 for more information.

The Orlando Science Center, at 777 E. Princeton St., will host an Easter Family Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11.

This is the third holiday featured in the Center's Holiday Workshop Series for preschoolers 3 to 5 years old and parents.

Activities include: Make an egg that lasts all year long, creating an edible Easter basket, and a workshop called "Hatching the Past" where children will learn from the Center's paleontologist what happened to dinosaur eggs.

Space is limited. Cost is $25 per parent and child plus OSC admission – $17 for adults and $12 for children 3 to 11. Ages 2 and younger are admitted free. For more information or to book your reservation, call 407-514-2112.

Seminole County

The Magic 107.7 Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Breakfast will be held at the University of Central Florida campus on Saturday, April 11. The Bunny Breakfast runs from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., while the first egg hunt starts at 9:30 a.m. The event will be held outside the UCF Arena and will have nine separate egg hunts determined by age, free games and carnival booths.

The all-you-can-eat Bunny Breakfast will be hosted inside Knightro's Restaurant on East Plaza Drive, adjacent to the UCF Arena. Breakfast tickets are $6.95 for children 10 and younger and $9.95 for adults. Space is limited; to reserve your spot, call 407-823-6062 or visit UCFarena.com.

This will be the 14th year for the egg hunt, which started as the Lake Mary Easter Egg Hunt. In 2006, the hunt was renamed and moved to Trotwood Park in Winter Springs.

The Central Florida Zoo, at 3755 N.W. Highway 17-92 in Sanford, hosts Hippity Hop Adventure from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.

Children will "hop" along the Adventure Trail to find clues leading to the Easter Bunny. Children receive free bunny tails to wear and can enjoy crafts, a bounce house and more. For sponsorship opportunities or more information contact 407-323-4450 extension 136.

Ft. Mellon Park, at 600 E. First St. in Sanford, will host "Easter Eggstravaganza" at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11. It is free and for children 12 years or younger. The Easter Bunny will attend. For more information call 407-688-5120.

— Compiled by Jenny Andreasson


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