Easter is just around the corner, and if you have kids in your home, chances are you are looking for a place to take your little one to meet the Easter bunny as well as hunt Easter eggs. Luckily the city of Nashville has an assortment of businesses and churches in the area that provide families with the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and participate in a great egg hunt, all free of charge. For the 2011 Easter holiday, here are a few of the many free events taking place.
The Nashville Auto Diesel College will hold their annual Easter festivities on Easter day at the main campus. In addition to an egg hunt for all ages(with great prizes), the NADC has many other events taking place, including free photos with the Easter Bunny, face paintings, free ice cream, and lots of other games and festivities. For more information about the event, visit their web site at www.nadc.com.
Join the Nashville Zoo for their Eggstravaganzoo taking place at the zoo. It is one of the most popular Easter events in Nashville, and offers a variety of activities to make Easter special for you and your family. While this event is not technically free, it is an included in the zoo admission price, for a special two for one event that is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family. The Easter Bunny himself will be on h and to meet the children as well as pose for photos, and a special egg hunt will also take place. Prizes will be awarded after the hunt! Visit the zoo’s web site for dates and times. Www.nashvillezoo..org.
The Belle Meade Plantation presents a day of free fun for the family, including an Easter egg hunt, creating crafts session, games, and a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. Free photos are also offered. The Belle Meade Plantation is located at 5025 Harding Road. Find out more by calling 615- 356-0501.
Families in the Belmont area of town will definitely want to head to the Belmont mansion to celebrate their Easter holiday. Activities taking place at the mansion include an egg hunt complete with prizes, a visit from the Easter Bunny with a free photo for all kids, a petting zoo, and lots of other fun activities and games designed for all ages. Visit the web site at www.belmontmansion.org to learn more about the Easter festivities taking place.
Cheekwood Botanical gardens will also have a Easter event that is free with paid admission into the gardens. The event offers a variety of fun things for visitors of all ages. There will be an egg hunt offering prizes for the winners. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in fun Easter crafts that they can take home, and there is also face painting, a puppet show, a magic show, storytelling, and a visit from the Easter bunny. The event takes place on April 23rd. Visit the Cheekwood web site for more information at www.cheekwood.org.
While there won’t be an Easter Bunny, Phillips Toy Mart gets into the spirit with a free bunny petting zoo available in their store each day until Easter. There are more than 20 bunnies available to pet and view at the store. Phillip’s Toy Mart is located at 5207 Harding Road in Nashville. They can be reached by telephone at (615) 352-5363, or through their web site at phillipstoymart.com.