Easter is this weekend, and with it comes a wide variety of opportunities to hunt for Easter eggs in Hendricks County. In addition to many traditional egg hunts, there are some unique activities taking place around the county that involve diving underwater for eggs, finding camouflaged eggs in the woods, petting animals, racing rubber ducks and accommodating special needs.

All events listed below take place this Saturday, April 15.

Splash Island Indoor Aquatic ParkHappy Easter Eggstravaganza

Plainfield Parks & Recreation hosts its annual underwater Easter egg hunt at the Splash Island Indoor Aquatic Center beginning at 10 a.m. Have the kids' photo taken with the Easter Bunny and complete a craft before the underwater hunt begins at 11 a.m.

The event offers three separate times for different age groups:

  • 5 & under: 11 to 11:10 a.m.

  • 6 to 10: 11:15 to 11:25 a.m.

  • 11 and up: 11:30 to 11:40 a.m.

This event is free to attend, and parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras.

Eggstravaganza at McCloud Nature Park (credit: Hendricks County Parks & Recreation)Eggstravaganza at McCloud Nature Park

Another unique egg hunt takes place at McCloud Nature Park outside of North Salem from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hendricks County Parks & Recreation's naturalists will hide camouflaged eggs stuffed with clues on two different trails with two different difficulty levels. Find the eggs, solve the clues, and bring your completed scavenger hunt sheet into the Nature Center to win a prize!

This event is free to attend.

Easter Egg Hunt at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA

Hosted by Echo Church, this Easter activity takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA in Avon and features egg hunts, a petting zoo, pony rides and giveaways that include tickets to pro sports events.

This event is free to attend. Click here to register in order to double your chances of winning a giveaway!

Race those rubber ducks at Ellis Park in Danville! (credit: Danville Parks & Recreation Facebook page)Easter Egg Hunt and Rubber Ducky Race at Ellis Park

The Kiwanis Club of Danville and Danville Parks & Recreation host their annual Easter egg hunt at Ellis Park in Danville for kids ages 2-9. Photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Train Station, and egg hunts for three different age groups begin at 2 p.m. There is also a separate egg hunt for kids with special needs.

Immediately after the egg hunt, race a rubber ducky down the creek at Ellis Park! Ducks are available for purchase in advance at the Danville Athletic Center located at 49 N. Wayne St. for $1 each. Decorate your duck and then see if it wins a prize!

This event is free to attend.

Special Egg Hunt at the Well Community Center (credit: THEWELL.community on Facebook)Special Egg Event

Kids of all ages with special needs are invited to The Well Community Center in Brownsburg from 3 to 5 p.m. for the Special Egg Event. Three separate egg hunts will take place for varying special needs:

  • 3 p.m. - Magnetic egg hunt for kids in wheelchairs or gait trainers.

  • 4 p.m. - Quiet egg hunt for children with autism and/or sensory processing disorders. 

  • 5 p.m. - General egg hunt. For children who can hunt unassisted but have development delays. Siblings may join in on this hunt.

This event is free to attend.

For a complete list of Easter activities in Hendricks County, check out the wonderful list put together by Macaroni Kid - Hendricks by clicking here.

Happy Easter from all of us at Visit Hendricks County!