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March 22, 2016

Where to find five Philly-area Easter egg hunts

Many are free; all are family-friendly

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04022015_DyedEggs Sarah Barrand/AP

Dyed, hard-boiled eggs.

Grab a basket and join in one of Easter's biggest traditions -- the Easter egg hunt. The holiday lands on Sunday, March 27, for 2016, but many Greater Philadelphia area locations are hosting egg hunts on Saturday.

Many are free, and all are family-friendly. Find one close by and start working on your egg hunt game plan.

Easter Egg Hunt at Awbury Arboretum 

Head to historic Germantown for an egg hunt amongst spring flowers. Awbury Arboretum will host a free Easter egg hunt on its 55-acre grounds for all ages.

Saturday, March 26
10 a.m. to noon | Free
Awbury Arboretum
1 Awbury Road

Franklin Square Great Egg Hunt

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Franklin Square is part of historic Philadelphia.

Children 10 and under are invited to Franklin Square for an Easter egg hunt. 

The egg hunt is free, but day-of registration is required to receive a ticket for one of the three times available. Registration opens at 10 a.m., and children participating must be present. 

Guests at Franklin Square can also play mini golf or ride the carousel at the park.

Saturday, March 26
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Free with registration
Franklin Square
200 6th St.

Giggleberry Fair Easter Egg Hunt

Giggleberry Fair at Peddler's Village will hold three children's Easter egg hunts at 1 p.m. Ages 1 to 3, 4 to 7 and 8 to 10 will compete for prizes and treats.

Guests can also take selfies with the Easter Bunny and join in a craft.

Buying a pass to Giggleberry Fair includes the free Easter events and access to the venue's usual activities.

Saturday, March 26
Noon to 3 p.m. | $8.99-$14.99 per person
Giggleberry Fair
166 Carousel Lane, Lahaska, PA
(215) 794-4047

Nocturnal Egg-cellent Search

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Peace Valley Nature Center invites guests to hunt for glowing Easter eggs on Saturday, March 26.

Peace Valley Nature Center in Doylestown puts a new spin on the classic Easter egg hunt. Guests can hunt in the dark for glowing eggs. 

Bring the family or get a group of friends together for the free event. There won't be any prizes given out, but whoever finds the most eggs is welcome to brag.

Saturday, March 26
8:30 p.m. | Free
Peace Valley Nature Center
170 N. Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA
(215) 345-7860

Egg Hunt and Movie Screening

The Philadelphia Film Society at the Roxy Theater will host family-friendly Easter egg hunts before screenings of "The Velveteen Rabbit."

Matinee screenings are on Saturday, March 26, at noon and 2 p.m. and on Sunday, March 27, at 1 p.m. 

Tickets are $1 for children and $5 for adults.

Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27
$1-$5 per person
PFS Roxy Theater
1412 Chestnut St.
(267) 239-2941