Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs


The Easter Bunny will visit some extra special children at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority.  The VLPRA Therapeutic Division is hosting our annual “Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt” for children with disabilities on Saturday, March 24th, 2018.  This egg hunt is free and is open to children with special needs and their families. The event provides a fun, safe, family-friendly environment that allows children who may have difficulty participating in a traditional egg hunt the opportunity to hunt for Easter eggs.  There's no pre-registration necessary- just show up with your basket!

Children will hunt 3,000 toy and candy-filled Easter Eggs in a fully-accessible area, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, enjoy face painting, create arts and crafts, and much, much more at the VLPRA Craig Center. The center is located at 1104 West Gordon Street Valdosta. The 2.5 acre-lot is enclosed by chain link fence and is wheelchair accessible.

Our “Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt” is scheduled for 11:15 am. The Craig Center property will be roped off for two separate hunts at the same time. One area will cater to children ages 2 to 6 years old and the other will be for children ages 7 to 12 years old. VLPRA will provide “Beep Eggs” for our visually-impaired participants and we will have tennis ball hopper baskets for our wheelchair participants. Children who capture Golden Eggs will win Easter Baskets and there will be other prizes awarded randomly.

The event celebrates individuals of all abilities in every possible way- even the company who provides the eggs is staffed by individuals with special needs.

WHO: Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority (VLPRA)
WHAT: Egg-ceptional Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs
WHEN: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
WHERE: 1104 West Gordon Street, Valdosta