Spring time is Easter Time. If you’re trying to find family-friendly Easter events in Houston, then look no further. Below are five events that will have you hopping all day with fun.

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Easter Eggstravaganza
Quillian Center
10570 Westpark Dr
Houston, TX 11042

Date: March 31, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: Free

You know what children look forward to most on Easter and that is an Easter Egg hunt. Easter Eggstravaganza is hosting an event at the Quillian Center to provides families and children with a day of fun. Kids begin to get anxious long before the holiday, and this event will give them the opportunity to get some of that pent up excitement out a week early. The fun starts out with a breakfast at 9 a.m. and then the festivities begin. These festivities include face painting, train rides, moon walks, a petting zoo and much more. The hunt itself will begin at noon and don’t fret if you find an empty egg, because after the hunt children will “recycle” their eggs for treats and prizes.

Easter Orange Hunt at the Orange Show
2402 Munger St
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 926-6368

Date: March 31, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: Admission to the monument is $1/person

Head on out to the Easter Orange hunt this year for some serious family fun. This event will be featured at The Orange Show, abundant with disguised crevices for hiding Easter eggs. This maze-like monument was built by Jeff McKissack to honor his favorite fruit, the orange. There will be no shortage of treats at the event, however not every prize will be tooth-rotting because also handed out as prizes will be oranges. Get the kids together for a memorable holiday this year. Make sure not to forget the baskets, because there will be too many hidden eggs for just hands to hold.

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive
Humble, Texas 77338
Phone: (281) 446-8588

Date: April 7, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Price: Free

Families looking for a fabulous Easter celebration should reserve a spot at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center. Participate in Easter egg rolls, bunny races, spoon races, and more.  The Easter games are located at Redbud Hill Homestead. Families are encouraged to bring their own lunch, blanket and sun protection.  Children 12 and younger are permitted and a reservation is required to participate. Furthermore, Jesse H. Jones Park features 300 acres of  small habitats, white sand beaches by Spring Creek, plus a number of indigenous plants.  A hiking trail with more than six miles in length is available to all ambulatory pedestrians and joggers The park features picnic area, a nature center, and a playground. The park is a perfect way to celebrate Easter with the entire family.

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Moody Gardens – Easter Egg Hunt
1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, Texas 77554

(800) 582-4673

Date: April 8, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Price: Free

All children, ages 12 and under, are invited out to Moody Gardens to hunt for beautifully decorated eggs in the Oleander Bowl. If your child didn’t collect as many eggs as they were hoping, no need to worry. Other games will be offered with prizes as well. After the kids have exhausted themselves with the hunt, refuel with a delicious Easter Sunday buffet, held at both the Garden Restaurant and the Moody Gardens Hotel.

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Houston Easter Classic
Legends Sports Complex
602 Pruitt Rd
Spring, TX 77380
(713) 524-3036

Date: April 6-8, 2012
Time: Varies by game, Click here for schedule
Price: Viewers are free

If you are one of the rare families that don’t plan on spending your Easter holiday stuffing your face with jelly beans, then head on out to Legends Sports Complex for some action. Join the other active-types in this weekend-long youth basketball tournament, filled with talent from across the nation. These teams will range from both girls (5th grade to varsity level) and boys (3rd grade to 11th grade). Catch a game any time over the weekend, but note that the competition will get better toward the final day on Sunday. If you do choose to watch the championships, don’t worry about not making it back home in time for Easter dinner because they schedule the last games with enough time allotted for that very important meal.

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