Jekyll Island’s ‘Easter Egg Stroll’ a fun-filled day for kids and parents alike

easter egg stroll jekyll islandThe annual Easter Egg Stroll held on Jekyll Island, Georgia offered a day of fun-filled activities enjoyed by kids and parents alike.  Located just an hour north of Jacksonville, Jekyll Island always makes a nice weekend roadtrip destination but Easter is an especially nice time to visit. The weather is particularly amazing around Easter time and the island is all abloom with Spring flowers.

The Easter Egg Stroll offered plenty of activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. Older kids could hunt for Easter eggs hidden on the green lawns of the various mansions located throughout Jekyll Island’s Historic District. A special area was created for kids three and under to hunt for their own collection of colorful plastic eggs without worrying about getting trampled by the enthusiastic older kids. Once each child collected ten eggs they then took them to a booth where they could exchange their plastic eggs for toys and candy.

After hunting eggs children could take part in a variety of activities. Face painting allowed kids, for a fee, to have a variety of designs to be painted on their faces. From butterflies and flowers to Easter-themed designs such as bunnies and hatching chicks were just a few of the designs from which to choose.

Kids could also, for a fee, take a pony ride. There were two sizes of ponies to choose from. Preschoolers could ride the miniature ponies and older kids could ride a full-sized pony. By the looks on their faces, all the kids were having a wonderful time.

Adults and kids alike could take a hay ride, for a fee, through the Historic District on a wagon pulled by two draft horses, one dyed pink and the other blue. The ride was at a leisurely pace under the arching branches of Jekyll Island’s magnificent oaks. The tour took the riders past the Winter “cottages,” mansions in today’s terms, of the uber-wealthy of the early 20th century including such tycoons as J. P. Morgan.

By far one of the most popular activities was a visit with the Easter Bunny. Children could sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap and have their parents take a photo. This activity was free for all but did require your own camera.

There were also free arts and crafts activity booths throughout the festival area thus there was plenty to do for those on a budget as well. Combined with the food trucks for a nice lunch and the ice cream and sweets shops located throughout the Historic District, the 2012 Easter Egg Stroll offered a wonderful way for families to spend a day together in a beautiful, peaceful environment.

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Easter Egg Stroll on Jekyll Island, Georgia