Now that Easter week is here and a lot of kids are out of school, families are coming back to the Outer Banks to enjoy some time together. The week is looking pretty good with sunshine and mild temperatures, so all the Easter Egg hunts scheduled for next weekend should go off without a hitch.

There are so many Easter Egg hunts we thought we would highlight three of them, just to give our visitors a little guidance.

For anyone with kids in the Corolla area, check out the Easter Eggstravaganza at the Whalehead Club on Friday April 3 from1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Brindley Beach Vacations, this is a great event that includes the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt in Corolla Park, children’s activities face painting, egg & spoon races. A great family event.

What may be the oldest continuous Easter Eggstravaganza (that’s how all of the Easter Egg hunts are titled), is at the Nags Head Kitty Hawk Kites store across from Jockey’s Ridge. The Easter Bunny will be there, lots of fun and games for the kids. Friday and Saturday, and the times are scheduled for different age groups, beginning at 11 a.m. for three and under.

Finally, on Roanoke Island, it’s billed as :The largest egg scavenger hunt on the beach with 10,000 eggs!” and it’s at the Elizabethan Gardens from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Games, Peter Rabbit will be there they’ll be an egg roll race. It should be a lot of fun. Admission is charged for entrance to the Gardens. Call 252-473-3234 for more information.