Weekend Kids Activities: Egg Hunts, Bunny Visits, Story Times
This weekend, you'll find lots of free egg hunts and bunny visits in Triangle towns as well as story times for kids. Visit our Things to do page and Spring Family Fun in the Triangle Guide to find more family events.
Thinking of taking an outing with the kids in the coming weeks but don't have a lot of cash to spend? See these ideas for Spring Getaways at Museums and Historic Sites. They include a ride on the Easter Bunny Express and other spring train rides leaving from the N.C. Transportation Museum, in Spencer, N.C. Here's a look at what you can do with the kids this weekend. Unless otherwise noted, you'll find details of the following events and more in our Daily Calendar.
In Clayton at 10:30 a.m. Friday, enjoy a free egg hunt for ages 5 and younger at the Clayton Community Park. Catch the arrival of the Easter Bunny by fire truck before an egg hunt See our Daily Calendar for details.
In Morrisville at 10 a.m. Friday, kids ages 3-10, are invited to a free egg hunt, at Cedar Fork District Park. See our Daily Calendar for details.
On Friday at 7 p.m., the American Girl Club at the Barnes & Noble, in Cary, will be discussing Kaya, a free event.
Saturday is prime egg hunting season! You'll find lots of free egg hunts and Easter festivities with kids activities at Triangle towns that include Benson, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. See our Daily Calendar on Saturday or our roundup of egg hunts and bunny visits for details on the event closest to your home.
Adventure Landing, at 3311 Capital Blvd., in Raleigh, will also host egg hunts on Saturday by age group on its golf courses. Learn more about when to register and ticket prices in our Daily Calendar. A $3 donation benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina.
BounceU, located at 3419 Apex Peakway, in Apex, is offering a Bunny Bounce from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Families can enjoy a day of bouncing, a new twist on the traditional egg hunt and a special visit from a really big bunny. Kids will have a chance to make their own Easter craft, and snacks and drinks included in the $10 price per child. See our Daily Calendar for details.
You'll also find these two free story times in our Daily Calendar:
In Durham, The Doris Duke Center at Duke University will host a Nature Storytime from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 3-7 with their parents. Enjoy a story in the gardens, then discuss the garden connection.In Chapel Hill, Flyleaf Books will host Saturday Morning Storytime from 10-10:30 a.m. followed by an activity.
In Cary, Saturday (from 8 a.m.-noon) is Opening Day for Western Wake Farmers Market. Kids can make an eggshell flowerpot and take part in an Easter egg hunt. Visit our Daily Calendar for details.
If you're looking for Farmers Markets in other Triangle towns, check our resource, Farmers Markets Grow In the Triangle.
Got a Barbie fan? Don't miss the Barbie Bash, at Marbles Kids Museum, in downtown Raleigh on Saturday. Take in Barbie in "A Mermaid Tale 2" at 10 a.m., and then Barbie activities, including creating surfer fashions from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For details on ticket prices, see our Daily Calendar.
Are you entertaining visiting relatives? Take them for to the JC Raulston Arboretum, in Raleigh for a free guided tour starting at 2 p.m. The kids can also enjoy a self-guided "Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt" at the arboretum by picking up a clue sheet in the arboretum's Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center during open hours, which are 1 p.m. – 4 pm. Sunday. You'll find details in on the arboretum's website.
Headed to the movies? Don't leave home without checking Jean's Movie Choices for Kids to see what's age-appropriate and worth watching with your children.