As Easter approaches Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts are preparing for a variety of Easter-themed activities, including crafts, egg coloring contest and of course Easter egg hunts, according to a press release.
“Some of our parks even have visits by the Easter Bunny,” said Michele Wisher, vice president of marketing for Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises more than 80 Jellystone Parks across the U.S. and Canada.
While most Jellystone Parks have Easter egg hunts and craft activities, specific activities vary by location. Here’s a sampling of the activities being planned at various Jellystone Park locations:
- Asheboro, N.C.: Activities at this park include egg decorating, an egg hunt, a Yogi Bear Easter movie in the outdoor theater and a dance party on he evening of March 31. www.asheborojellystone.com
- Canyon Lake, Texas: This park will offer Easter egg hunts, spring crafts, a campsite decorating contest and an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Easter, April 1. www.jellystonehillcountry.com
- Horn Lake, Miss.: Activities at this park include Easter egg basket decorating, ceramics painting, egg painting, an egg dying contest, Easter artwork, Easter egg hunts by age group and candy bar bingo. www.memphisjellystone.com
- Lodi, Calif.: Families that visit this park on Easter weekend will be able to meet the Easter Bunny, paint eggs, join in an Easter egg hunt, plant flowers in Cindy Bear’s garden and celebrate spring. www.towerparkresort.com
- Mill Run, Pa.: This park will have egg coloring, a “Magical Easter Basket Ride”, cookie decorating, a jellybean guessing contest and a wagon ride with the Easter Bunny. www.jellystonemillrun.com
- Nashville, Tenn.: Activities at this park include crafts, games and activities with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt. www.nashvillejellystone.com
- Tyler, Texas: Activities at this park will include a noon Easter egg hunt, as well as an evening Easter egg hunt adventure with Yogi Bear. There will also be a family movie in the outdoor theater. www.jellystoneatwhisperingpines.com
Some Jellystone Parks in the northern U.S. and Canada also celebrate Easter activities later in the year, including:
- Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island: This park will celebrate Easter beginning June 21 with Easter egg hunts, crafts and games. www.jellystonepei.com
- Toronto, Ontario: This park will celebrate Easter July 28 – 30, with egg hunts, bunny bingo and a bunny dance. www.jellystonetoronto.com
- Sturgeon Bay, Wis.: This park will have an Easter Extravaganza the weekend of June 8 – 10, with an Easter egg hunt and a DJ dance. www.doorcountyjellystone.com