Kids hunt for 40K eggs in downtown Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — ‘Ashley’s Eggsploration’ kicked off at Julian B. Lane Park in Downtown Tampa Saturday morning.

“It’s very fun,” said Lindsay Fennessy, a mother attending the event. “It’s a very nice day out, cool temperatures and there’s just eggs everywhere.”

Thousands of kids got in line to get a card, then the scavenger hunt is on.

“It’s based on your age, you get a different combination of eggs and it gets harder the older you get,” Tampa Downtown Partnership Director of Public Space Operations and Programming Rachel Radawec explained. “You collect those, bring them in, get checked off, then you get a prize at the end.”

The idea is to have fun while creating holiday memories with those you love.

“My favorite part is about spending family time,” said 6-year-old egg hunter Everly Giran.

“She very happy, and she enjoyed it,” her dad added.

The event is put on by the Tampa Downtown Partnership.

It featured 40,000 eggs, bounce houses, face painting, and of course, the Easter bunny.

The best part? It was free.

“Not every family has the financial stability to pay for holiday experiences,” Radawec said. “Personally myself, everybody knows things are getting more expensive so to be able to have that free option so everybody can come create those core holiday memories is something that is really important to me.”

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