Fun Activities Around Northern San Luis Obispo County

Spring is coming and that means Easter isn’t far behind. Easter falls on Sunday, April 1 and means that leading up to the Christian holiday, there are Easter egg hunts and other activities open to the community. While there used to be more large-scale city-sponsored events, those have given way to more smaller, organization- and business-sponsored events.

easterbunny optimized 2Paso Robles Main Street will host a visit with the Easter bunny on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the holiday house in Downtown City Park. Bring the entire family! Bring your camera and get a free Easter egg!

Easter Egg Hunt Etiquette:
It’s always fun to take the kids to Easter egg hunts, but it’s a bummer when someone ruins the fun by not playing fair. So here are a few rules of etiquette to make the time fun for everyone:
1. These events are meant to be fun!
2. Adults should stay on the sidelines unless the child is a baby or young toddler.
3. Encourage your children to participate with other children’s searches, and even help other children find eggs for themselves.
More events in Paso Robles
Easter egg hunt at Centennial Park
The Bridge Christian Church will host an Easter egg hunt for children at Centennial Park in Paso Robles, following a message and worship starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. The egg hunt will be divided into age-appropriate sections for babies and children through fifth grade. There will be helpers available for younger children so they are sure to have fun searching for and finding eggs. All are invited and welcome.
Easter Egg Hunt at Trinity Lutheran
Trinity Lutheran Church will host an Easter egg hunt for children following the second Easter service. Children should bring their own baskets. An Easter sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m., followed by an Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. The traditional Easter service will be held at 10 a.m.
Giant Easter Egg Hunt
Celebration Worship Center will host its annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt at 988 Vineyard Drive in Templeton at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31. There will be 12,000 eggs hidden for the kids to find. The free event will include food, snow cones, cotton candy, games, bounce houses, and prize eggs. For more information, contact Pastor Royce Spinks at 805-610-9819.
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Spring Festival at Charles Paddock Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero presents Spring Festival, which is free with zoo admission, from March 23 through April 8. Come enjoy fur and feathers for a limited time. In addition, check out the new Madagascar exhibit and the new home that is in progress for the Red Pandas. The zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt at Atascadero UMC
Atascadero United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real, will host its annual Easter egg hunt between its two traditional Easter services on Sunday, April 1. Children in fifth grade and younger will meet in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m. The hunt will start at promptly 9:45 a.m. The eggs are found quickly, so be sure to arrive early. The littlest hunters will get a head start before the older children are let into the yard. For more information, go to or call 805-466-2566.
Other parts of SLO County
Bunny Trail Downtown, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market will host the Bunny Trail Downtown on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Children, along with their families, can hop along the Bunny Trail, visiting businesses and filling their bags with treats.
Avila Beach Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Avila Beach annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, March 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Avila Beach Community Center, 191 San Miguel St. There will be snacks, eggs to color, arts & crafts, an Easter egg hunt, bounce house, and photos with the Easter Bunny. The event is hosted by the Avila Beach Civic Association and the San Luis Yacht Club.
Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt, Pismo Beach
The fourth annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spyglass Park, 2511 Spyglass Drive in Pismo Beach. Participants are asked to bring one dozen filled eggs.
Los Osos Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
The 29th annual Los Osos Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Ave., and includes a hot dog lunch, bounce houses, balloon animals, 4-H petting zoo, scout demo, and more. For more information, call 805-528-0100.