The Easter Bunny returns to Hampton on April 9

For many young people in Hampton, the Easter Bunny is just a distant, fuzzy memory, or one they don’t have at all.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, it’s been a few years since everyone’s favorite furry friend has been able to visit. That changes on April 9, when the traditional township egg hunt returns with its special guest front and center.

The free event is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. in Hampton Community Park for children 10 and under. Participants can bring their own Easter baskets to collect the eggs.

In addition to Easter Bunny hunting and spawning, you’ll find face painting, a petting zoo, and plenty of delicious refreshments. The event will take place outdoors near the Orchard-Ling pavilion and grounds, rain or shine.

In order to ensure that there are enough eggs in place for young people to find them, participants are asked to register in advance. On the day of the event, all pre-registered participants must present themselves at the registration table, where they will be given tickets indicating the time slots of their hunts. Timings will be on a first come, first served basis at the event and cannot be requested in advance.

Guests are asked to park their vehicles on the grounds of the Hampton Community Center, to maximize safety by limiting traffic to the event area.

To help keep everything running smoothly during the day of the event, adult volunteers are needed from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., to “mainly help set up the egg area, fill the egg area, and help our guests to check in,” according to Melanie Martino. , municipal coordinator of special events and marketing. And of course, taking care of any necessities at the end is always appreciated.

To register for the event and contact Martino about volunteering, visit

Alicia R. Rucker