Now that we are no longer urban dwellers, it is much easier to get to a wide variety of activities. We are trying to explore so many new places with our son. We had been to Ridley Creek State Park before but never been to the Colonial Plantation. When we were researching where to take Gavin for an Easter Egg Hunt, the plantation came up as an option. Some of the other options seemed a little too over the top and busy for our taste. The fact that this egg hunt would be set on 300 acres of land at a living historic museum with live animals and staff dressed in character seemed much more in line with the Easter spirit.
It was a beautiful day and there was a good turn out but not an overwhelming amount of people. They divided the kids into age groups and gave them each their own area to hunt for eggs. I thought this was a great idea because you wouldn’t have 8 year olds trampolining 4 years olds, etc. Also, just in case a child did not get any eggs, they had a separate area reserved with more eggs in case of an emergency – another excellent idea! Gavin was fortunate to get about 9 eggs, we had left some behind for the little girl behind us, or it would have been a bigger total. Some eggs had a ticket for a free prize, like a stuffed animal or a calculator. It was a great event that will probably become a family tradition.
The website for the Ridley Creek State Park – Colonial Plantation is: http://www.colonialplantation.org/
This house is historic and beautiful!
Animals living in harmony!
They were trying to socialize this bull so the kids were able to pet him. Gavin was excited but a little leery – he still has one hand on his father as he gives the bull a pet.
You couldn’t ask for a more calming environment for an Easter Egg Hunt.
I spy with my little eye – 3 eggs.
Finally – Mommy is in a shot too! I set the camera up for my husband and he clicked away. We got a few good ones as well. Thanks babe!
How cute are these guys…all furry and little. ;O)
A motley crew…