Bountiful, North Salt Lake, and the South Davis Recreation Center will be getting an early start on their celebrating with Easter events scheduled for March 27. Several other Davis County cities are following on April 3, along with Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island.
The Bountiful Youth Council will be holding their annual Bunny Hop on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bountiful City Park (400 N. 200 W.) There will be an egg hunt, bounce house, fish pond, and other activities, though there are fees for everything including the egg hunt. Next door at the South Davis Recreation Center there will be an egg dive starting at 9 a.m. (check-in is at 8:45). Kids ages 3-12 will be able to hunt for eggs in the pool, but space is limited and pre-registration is required (call 801-298-6220). The cost is $5.
Farther south, North Salt Lake will be holding their traditional egg hunt on March 27 at 10 a.m. at Hatch Park. The event is free, but be on time or you’ll miss it.
The rest of the county gets involved on April 3, starting with Syracuse and Clinton’s early-bird hunts at 9 a.m. (at 1500 W. 1900 S. and 2050 N. 1500 W., respectively). Fruit Heights is also having the Easter Bunny stop by a little early, with their hunt kicking off at 9:30 at City Hall Park (910 S. Mountain Rd.)
Centerville City is next, with a 9:30 a.m. hunt at Founder's Park. Most of the other cities start off at 10 a.m., including Kaysville (at Barnes Park, 900 W., 200 N.), West Bountiful (by the large bowery behind West Bountiful City Hall, 550 N. 800 W.), Farmington (at Main Park, 100 S. Main), Clearfield (at Fisher Park, 934 S. 1000 E.), and Woods Cross (at Woods Cross Elementary, 745 W. 1100 S.)
Most city hunts involve an intense run for the eggs as soon as the starting signal is given, so if you’re late you might miss your chance to get involved entirely. For those who want to stay a little later, however, Woods Cross has crafts and other activities available for children.
Layton and Clearfield City will also be offering egg dives, with Clearfield holding sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (at the Clearfield Aquatic Center) and Layton’s dive starting at noon (at the Layton Surf ‘n Swim). The cost for the Clearfield dive is $5, and the cost for the Layton dive is $4.
Over at Antelope Island, Fielding Garr Ranch has an entire day of Easter entertainment planned. An egg hunt will start things off at 10 a.m. for kids ages 0-12, followed by a fish pond, farm ball, gunny sack races, face painting, and photos with the Easter Bunny.
The cost is $9 to get onto the island. Park officials remind visitors that it takes about a half hour to get from the gate to Fielding Garr Ranch, so plan accordingly.