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Easter Patch Picks: Mix and Match Feasts and Fun

A look at Easter happenings that begin this weekend.

Easter Patch Picks: Mix and Match Feasts and Fun Easter Patch Picks: Mix and Match Feasts and Fun Easter Patch Picks: Mix and Match Feasts and Fun

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Easter Celebrations bring out feasts and fun for families of all sizes and budgets. Here's our picks for both:

Easter Feasts & Treats:

  • An Easter to Remember:
    The features a three-course extravaganza in a mansion right on the Cliff Walk. Old world Newport meets new world cuisine. One of the best restaurants on Aquidneck Island, the Spiced Pear also offers a truly stunning view. $75 per person. Call for reservations. Children are welcome, but call for pricing.
  • For Military Folk:
    Traditional brunch fare if offered at the Officers Club and all hands are welcome. Enjoy a full all-you-can-eat Easter Buffet. $26.75 for ages 12 and over; $12.50 for children ages 4-12; Ages 3 and under eat free.
  • A Great Value:
    The also offers wonderful ocean and mansion views with an all-you-can-eat brunch. $18.95 for ages 10 and older; $9.95 for children.
  • Over the Bridge:
    The Bay Voyage Inn in Jamestown is away from the hustle and bustle but in a world of its own. Lovely.
  • A Hometown Favorite:
    Malasadas at . Go ahead and indulge in this local favorite and sweet treat.

Easter Hunts:

  • Impossible Dream Playground, Warwick. April 16, Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. One of the best and FREE playgrounds in the state, the Impossible Dream playground has tons of different play areas for children. It’s worth the brief trip.
  • at the Potter League for Animals, Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. The Potter League is tossing eggs stuffed with dog treats all over the field and letting the dogs find them.
  • , 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, April 16, 9:30 to 11 a.m. It’s a "camouflage" hunt because kids search for brown eggs hidden in nature. Bring a basket. $5 per member child; $7 per non-member child.
  • Easter Egg Hunt, International Tennis Hall of Fame. Newport. April 23, 11 a.m., $11.
  • , April 23, begins at 12:15 p.m. Brown House, Linden Lane. Pony rides, two egg hunts (kids and toddlers), visits with the Easter Bunny, storytelling and more. Bring your own basket for eggs. Free admission, donations encouraged.
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo Egg Scavenger Hunt, Providence, April 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave. Follow the clues to different locations in the zoo to collect eggs, then redeem them for a prize. Free with zoo admission.

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