Northeast Philly Is Dropping Eggs From a Helicopter, and Other Nontraditional Easter Fun

...or maybe you want to look for eggs on the beach?

April 19, 2019
Easter eggs hang in a German apple tree

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There are plenty of options if you're looking for an Easter Egg hunt this year. Penn Treaty park in Fishtown is hosting a block-party style hunt with food trucks and music (register here), Gorgas Park in Roxborough is billing itself as Philly's Largest Free Easter Egg Hunt (register here). They'll also have a petting zoo and inflatable slides--you might catch me there finding out my dog's reaction to small farm animals. 

If you want an indoor activity, how about hunting for eggs in Reading Terminal Market?

But maybe you're looking for something a little...nontraditional? You can head down to Ocean City to hunt for eggs on the beach.

Not hard-core enough for you? Then you need to head out to River Fields in Northeast Philly, where you'll get your eggs dropped in by a helicopter. Inspired by an egg drop in Florida that you can watch here, a helicopter will fly over the drop zone--which you and your kids will be roped off from until it's time to hunt--and unload 30,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes, and some "golden eggs" filled with cash and gift certificates. More about the drop is here.

Happy hunting!