Looking at the numerous options for our three boys ( Ages 1, 5, and 8 ) to hunt Easter Eggs in the area, we decided to head out to Strasburg to Village Greens Miniature Golf. The folks over at Village Greens do such a great job maintaining their grounds, especially the gold course with its amazing landscaping in the summer time, we were sure they would bring that kind of care and attention to the Easter Egg hunt.
We weren’t disappointed. Besides having three separate hunts for three different age groups (fitting our sons’ ages perfectly) with lots of prizes, they had a bunch of different activities for the kids to participate in while they were waiting for the hunts to start. The boys got to visit with the Easter Bunny, pet a real bunny and chick, get their faces painted, chalk the sidewalks, putt for free game, and fish for prizes in a small duck pond.
You could really tell the employees and volunteers at the hunt were truly enjoying themselves and were excited to see how excited and happy the children were. It’s fun local events like this that are run by small-businesses that truly enhance the fabric of our community in Lancaster County, and make it a special place to live and visit.
Village Greens has always been one of our favorite place to go miniature golfing (ever since my wife and I started dating, in fact), and their annual Easter Egg hunt has only solidified that position in our hearts. The boys had a great time, and we’ll be sure to come back soon to hit the links.
Some Amish neighbors enjoying the spoils of the egg hunt.
Mom introducing Emerson to the Easter Bunny
The hunt is on!
I love mini-golf. As kids, my dad would get us together after dinner and say “We’re going mini-golfing tonight” we would get so excited! As a teen-ager, it was an activity that we were allowed to do with our friends, and it was tons of fun. While dating, it was a favorite date option. Now that I’m married, it’s a cheap date option while we save money. When I have kids, I’m sure it will continue to be a family favorite outing!
About a week ago, I went with a bunch of co-workers to a golf course I had never been to – Village Greens. They’ve got two courses there: the Orange Course, which is 18 holes, and the Gold Course (which is what we played) that has 23 holes. The Gold Course is truly a challenge! There’s one hole that you have to shoot straight up a narrow ramp to get it up to the hole in one shot, or you can go the long way around. Another hole has no rim on the side that you’re shooting toward, and if you hit too hard it goes right into the water! (Another favorite as a kid was fishing out my ball!)
Village Greens is open through October, and it’s getting to be the best time of year for mini-golf – not too hot, and not too cold! Village Greens has a punch ticket, so make sure to ask for one – when you play 10 games, you get one free! Also look out for special events like Glo Golf with different themes, National Ice Cream Day, and coming up October 31, Trick or Treat Nite (4-9pm – 18 & under golf FREE). Get on out to Village Greens for some mini-golf – you’re never too young or old for it!
For more photos of this beautiful course, click here.