Father’s Day Events, Kids Activities Celebrate Dads

A Dad And Son

Triangle venues are gearing up to celebrate dads with kids activities that feature crafts, gift-making, an outdoor game day and a 5K Run/Walk. See how to register your child now.

Who Lives in a Tree?
June 14 – Children and a caregiver learn about trees and the animals that call them home. Take a special tree home for Dad. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Registration required. $4/child. 10-11 a.m. for ages 1-3 and 1-2 p.m. for ages 3-5. Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill. 919-387-4342. wakegov.com/parks.

Father’s Day Workshop
June 15 – Kids create a gift for a special male in their life. Ages 4-12. Register online. $14. 10 a.m.-noon. KidzArt, 30 N. Main St., Wendell. 919-215-4870. swinson.kidzart.com/programs/p8.php.

Nature Crafts: Father Knows Best
June 15 – Learn about animal fathers and their roles in nature as you make recycled Father’s Day cards. Ages 6-8. Registration required. $8/child. 1-3 p.m. Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh. 919-870-4330. wakegov.com/parks/bluejay.

Superheroes and Superdads!
June 15-16 – Superheroes and their sidekicks show off their superpowers at Marbles’ Father’s Day celebration. Design a superhero cape and mask. Experiment with the power of flight and feature dad in his own comic book with comic adventures art. Catch Man of Steel 3D in IMAX. $5 ages 1-11; additional fee for the IMAX movie. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-834-4040. marbleskidsmuseum.org.

Family Feature: Daddy and Me Game Day
June 16 – Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor games and learn about fatherly neighbors in nature. All ages. Registration required. $5/family. 2-3 p.m. Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten Ten Rd., Apex. 919-662-2850. wakegov.com/parks/crowder.

Father’s Day 5K Run/Walk
June 16 – Maggiano’s Little Italy hosts a 5K run to benefit Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina. Kids can enjoy a 1-mile fun run and 100-yard dash at 8:30am. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. Register online. $5-$25. The Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Rd., Durham. ncraces.com.

Father’s Day Open Bounce
June 16 – Pump It Up of Raleigh is celebrating Dads with a Father’s Day Open Bounce event. Race Dad through an inflatable obstacle course, play on the slides and make a sundae. The event runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m. $8 per child – Includes ice cream sundae. Moms and Dads are admitted for free! Buy advance tickets at http://pumpitupraleighfathersdayjump2013.eventbrite.com/#.

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