Easter egg hunts are a spring tradition held at just about every locale imaginable. However, once your kids have crossed over into the tween zone, running around a fenced in area for plastic eggs is probably deemed uncool. Several Lake County businesses have heard the collective tween eye roll and answered with some fun and unique egg hunts that will have even the coolest tweens wanting to join in.
April 8 – Gurnee Park District Egg hunt
This free egg hunt for children age 2-10 is traditional, however, older kids and parents will want to join in the new high-tech addition. This year participants can join the hunt using a cell phone around the park while the younger kids complete their scrambles. Takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. in Viking Park.
April 9 – Scrambling for Eggs
Egg hunts are cooler when they’re done in the pool. Children up to age 13 can join in the splashtastic fun as they search for floating eggs filled with prizes in the FitNation pool. Open swim will continue after the hunt is over. Cost is $6 per person and swim times for each age group can be found on the website.
April 16 – Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
While it’s not restricted to tweens, the Tilt Studio Glow and The Dark Egg Hunt will certainly appeal to them. Children ages 7-11 will get a chance to enter the Black Light Laser Tag Arena at 1:00 p.m. and hunt for glow-in-the-dark eggs. The event is free and each child will get one egg that will have a $10 or $25 game card in it.
Flashlight Egg Hunts
Everyone knows that if it happens after your little brother’s bedtime it’s definitely more fun! The following flashlight egg hunts will provide just the right amount of cool for tweens and teens.
Note: You need to bring your own flashlight to these events.
April 7 – Lake Bluff Recreation Center
FREE for ages 9 -12
April 12 – Willow Stream Park, Buffalo Grove
$6 for ages 5-12, pre-registration required
April 14 – Paulus Park Barn, Lake Zurich
$14 for children ages 9-12 includes DJ and pizza after the hunt. Registration is required.