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Easter Egg Hunts in Florence | South Carolina

April 10, 2022

Here's a list of Easter egg hunts in Florence County, South Carolina:

  • April 8 - 10, 2022 - Hoppin' Around Flo-Town City-Wide Easter egg hunt. Large Easter eggs will be hidden around the city for you to find! Each egg will have a unique QR code to be scanned with your smart phone to be entered to win a prize! One entry per family per location. Clues will be posted on Flo town Recreation's Facebook and www.CityofFlorenceRecreation.com the morning of April 8th before sunrise. Please respect and follow all park rules, parks are open one our before sunrise to one hour after sunset. For each location that you visit, scan the QR code, and fill out the necessary information your name will be put into a random generator. Three names will be randomly chosen to win one of our prizes! In addition we will have a funny photo contest. Share your funniest photo with us at each location - email the photo to gsturkie@cityofflorence.com along with your full name. After you have shared your photo it will be put on Facebook for everyone to vote! The most voted on by the public will win a prize, as well as the most voted by City of Florence recreational staff.
  • April 16, 2022 (Sat) - Mega Egg Hunt 2022 by Hoffmeyer Road Baptist Church at 10AM. Over 7,000 eggs for kids ages 0 - 12 years old. There will be 4 age groups. Registration begins at 10AM. Address: 2317 Hoffmeyer Rd., Florence, SC 29501
  • April 16, 2022 (Sat) - Eggstravaganza at Moore Farms Botanical Gardens from 10AM - 12PM. This is a ticketed event! $5 (plus fees) for kids 1 - 13 years old and $10 (plus fees) for 14 years old and older. Address: 100 New Zion Rd., Lake City, SC 29560

Here's a list of Easter egg hunts in Darlington, South Carolina, in the next county over:

  • April 16, 2022 (Sat) - Easter Eggstravaganza at Dominion Church in Darlington starting at 11AM by age groups with special needs egg hunt scheduled to go first. Free event. Address: 1030 Pearl St., Darlington, SC 29532
  • April 16, 2022 (Sat) - Easter Egg Hunt at Murphy Farm. $10 pre-sold/$12 at entry from 1PM - 3PM. Bouncy House, Ice Cream, Truck, Crafts, Petting Zoo and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. To save on an adult ticket, you will receive 50% off if you bring cat/dog food to the event to donate with the purchase of a child’s ticket! Address: 1490 Cashua Ferry Rd., Darlington, SC 29532
 

How to Dress and Be Prepared for the Weather in Florence

April 5, 2022
Here are some seasonal suggested buys for the seasons in Florence, South Carolina.

Spring

  • Spring Dresses
  • Bow Ties for the boys
  • Dress Shoes
  • Hair Bows for the girls

Summer

  • Swim Suits
  • Swim Wear or Swim Shorts for the boys
  • Life Jackets or Swim Vests for kids
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen

Fall

  • Dresses
  • Scarves
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Umbrella

Winter

  • Leggings
  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Warm Hats
  • Scarves
  • Rain Boots
  • Umbrella
 

Water Park and Water Play Options Near Florence

June 14, 2021
There's no water park in Florence yet but we do have many options within a couple of hours or less away!

Waterpark & Splash Pad Options
  • A favorite place for some water fun is taking the kids to the Waterfall Junction and it's part of the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC. It's like an upscale splash pad. They do center on kids. There are areas that are more toddler friendly so you can find the area that is best for your family to sit nearby. I love that zoo and it has a wonderful gardens area, which is where you'll find their splash zones and tree houses! Columbia, SC is only about an hour from Florence. They are only open during the warmer seasons.

  • There is a waterpark in Hartsville, SC called Neptune Island. Neptune Island Waterpark has a lazy river and is for kids and adults. It could cost a lot though if you have a big family. Hartsville, SC is about 30 - 45 min from Florence.

  • The Lynches River County Park's Splash Pad in Coward, SC is the best price for the kids! They are strict on what you wear so you can't have any cotton attire on. They will not be shy to point out that your gym wear is not swim wear. I think it's because it does clog up the system if some of that fabric gets in there. Lynches River County Park is about 30 - 45 minutes from Florence.

  • If you're planning on being in Myrtle Beach anyway, you'll be able to enjoy hotel stays that already have a lazy river! That's the joy of Myrtle Beach! The city also has a handful of big water parks that you can pick from. Myrtle Beach is only about an hour away from Florence and has so many attractions and things to do.

  • The newest additional to this list is the Splash Pad in Downtown Florence. It opens every Summer. Downtown guests and residents are invited to enjoy it in the Andrew H. Griffin Plaza at 146 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29501. The Splash Pad is an interactive water feature designed for children 12 & younger and includes eight spray jets and one column of water with various spray and LED lighting effects. You can read their rules here. It's a free splash page but it is only open in the summer time and between certain hours.

Go to the Day Trips to see other places you can visit for the day.

 

Santa Mini Sessions in Lamar

November 13, 2020
Kimberly Patrick Photography is having a 2 day Santa Mini Studio Photo Sessions for $125 at her indoor studio. Each session is 15 minutes and includes 5-8 images with print release.

Theme:  North Pole Mailbox - All letters to Santa will be answered and delivered by UPS!
Dates: Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 between 12PM - 5PM & Sun, Nov 22, 2020 between 1PM - 5PM. 


They are covid-friendly and will be disinfecting all hard services, hand sanitizer, and using a UV room sanitizer between sessions. There is a $50 non-refundable fee due to reserve your session. Please message Kimberly Patrick Photography via Facebook to schedule your session. 

Address of Santa Mini Photo Sessions: 179 Lorans Dr, Lamar, SC 29069-8865

More about Kimberly Patrick Photography. Kimberly Patrick is a mommy. She is "a creative imagery portrait photographer and visual story teller, dedicated to capturing the interaction, personality, and beauty of people ", as quoted on Kimberly Patrick Photography's facebook page. If you don't have Facebook, she can also be contacted at (815) 600-4741 or kimberlypatrickphotography@gmail.com.
 

Tami Bachman, a Florence Mom, and her family will serve with Samaritan Foundation for a mission in Dominican Republic

July 27, 2020
Tami Bachman, her husband Skip and her children: Koa, age 7 and Ayla, age 4 are moving to Dominican Republic at the end of 2020 to serve as missionaries with an organization called The Samaritan Foundation. 

They will be sent from Church at Sandhurst (Florence, South Carolina). 

"Once we get there, Skip will help with the current construction projects on the north coast (a pediatric hospital, a school and homes for families in need) and Tami will serve in women's healthcare. We are excited to join in the amazing work being done in Sosua to show Jesus's incredible love and hope for all people by working against poverty, racism and modern day slavery."

If you are interested in partnering with the Bachmans by praying or investing in their mission work in the Dominican Republic, you can contact the Bachmans via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bachmanfam/ or visit their Mission Quest page: https://give.missionquest.org/missionary/203

Social Media handle for both Facebook & Instagram: @bachmanfam
https://www.facebook.com/bachmanfam/ 
https://www.instagram.com/bachmanfam/

Read the Bachman's August 2020 Newsletter(this will open to a PDF file) to see ways that you can help support them.

More about Samaritan Foundation
The Samaritan Foundation uses ALL of its funds for its building projects and to pay its local staff, providing up to 100 jobs for locals. We really respect this approach to boosting the local economy and promoting dignity by providing training and jobs for the local people, rather than paying foreigners to move there to work.
 
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FlorenceMom.com Originally from Southern California, we had moved here when my husband got out of the military and began his civilian work at the Duke Energy Power Plant in Hartsville. I had a hard time finding family-friendly resources online in Florence when we moved here in 2013 so I started writing and taking pictures of our adventures and places we've been. This website is a collection of several years of adventures. I hope this helps you as a transplant or new mom. I have two sons who were both born in Florence at the McLeod Hospital.
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