Hippity Hoppity Choo Choo! Once again, the Easter Bunny has arrived by train to Irvine Regional Park, a favorite outdoor destination for kids across Orange County, kicking off its annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Plenty of Easter-themed fun, from egg hunts to carnival games, can experienced daily March 14 through April 14th, 2015. Scroll down to find our giveaway details.
Kids have a blast at this experienced this Orange County tradition which takes place on a tree-shaded grass area near the Irvine Railroad Train Station. In addition to the classic train ride on the park's 1/3 scale train, kids can enjoy fun activities such as hay rides, decorating Easter-themed cookies, face painting, carnival games, bounce houses, and photos with the Easter Bunny (coupon here).
For many children, the biggest highlights of the Eggstravanza are the egg hunts which begin daily at 10am and continue on the half hour through 4:30pm. Tickets for the hunts, as well as the many activities at the Eggstravganza, are available for purchase at the Irvine Railroad ticket counter (a little yellow shack behind the train station) which can be exchanged for wrist bands denoting the time of your child's hunt. Hunts are broken up into age groups so the little tots don't have to compete with the bigger kids (up to age 12) to find plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes. The egg hunts are very popular so plan on arriving early, especially on weekends.
Beyond the Eggstravagnza,. Irvine Regional Park offers a multitude of activities to be enjoyed on the park's 477 acres. Popular activities include hiking, playing on fields and playgrounds, horseback and pony rides, water bikes, surrey bike rentals, and visiting the Orange County Zoo. Be sure to pack a picnic in order experience the park as it has been enjoyed by generations, first beginning with the German colonists that settled in Anaheim back in 1857.
If you happen upon Irvine Park during fall or winter, be sure to come back with the kids to experience the Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Train. Both events have become Orange Country classics, with train rides always serving as event centerpieces. The pumpkin patch features hay rides, john deer tractor racers for the little ones, and of course, plenty of pumpkins. For Christmas, children depart from the station lit in holiday lights as they head to the North Pole for pictures and a visit with Santa before heading back through the magical tunnel of lights. All seasonal events are first-rate but with Southern California's dreamy weather and the park's natural beauty as well as a multitude of activities to enjoy, there is no bad time to visit.
· 4 Tickets (which can be used to ride the train OR participate in Easter Eggstravaganza activities)
· 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park deuce coupe bike rental
· 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park paddle boat rental
The approximate value of this prize package is $55.00.
To enter: Simply leave a comment telling us what your family is most interested in experiencing at Irvine Park. Please include your email address so that we can contact you should you win. If you feel uncomfortable leaving your email address in the comments, simply email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Easter Irvine Park Giveaway" in the subject line.
Giveaway runs March 2-8, 2015. Giveaway closes at 8pm on March 8, 2015. Winner will be picked at random and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email with mailing information so that the tickets can be sent out. If the winner doesn't respond within the 48 hour window, another winner will be selected at random.