Kids Activities: Egg Hunts Across the Triangle
Grab your Easter baskets and follow Peter Cottontail as he hides thousands of Easter eggs across the Triangle. Kids of all ages love the thrill of an egg hunt and especially enjoy discovering the treasures hidden inside their eggs. Remember that egg hunts begin and end in a jiffy, so be sure to arrive early and take your cameras! Events listed below are free unless otherwise noted.
More than 3,000 eggs will be hidden, including several golden ones that offer a special prize, at Wake Forest’s E. Carroll Joyner Park. Three hunts are scheduled for different age groups at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
In the event of rain, the hunt will be at the Flaherty Park Community Center. Visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/residents/parksrecreation_specialevents.aspx for the day’s schedule of events.
Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Kiwanis Shelter in Cary’s Bond Park at 8:30 a.m., followed by the town’s egg hunts at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for children 10 and younger. The day also features cotton candy, hot dogs, inflatables and kid-friendly music from the Sandbox Band at Sertoma Amphitheatre. Tickets required. In the event of rain, the breakfast will be held in the Senior Center Ballroom. The rain date for the egg hunt is April 1 in the afternoon. Visit www.townofcary.org or call 919-469-4100 to learn more.
Irwin R. Holmes Recreation Center and West Point on the Eno Park are the sites of Durham’s egg hunts for children ages 12 and younger. Both hunts start at 10 a.m. Visit www.dprplaymore.org or call 919-560-4355 for more information.
Fuquay-Varina’s Parks and Recreation hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and younger at Fuquay-Varina’s South Park at 10 a.m. Downtown Fuquay-Varina merchants host a candy hop for families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.fvparks.org and www.fuquay- varinadowntown.com for details.
Lake Benson Park in Garner hosts the town’s Spring Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. featuring live music, food, games, inflatables, nature activities and more. An egg hunt begins at noon. Visit www.garnernc.gov or call 919-773-4442 for details.
Hillsborough’s River Park hosts a spring celebration with live entertainment beginning at 9:30 a.m. Kids 10 and younger are divided into age groups for egg hunts that begin at 10:30 a.m. The rain date is April 1, 2-4 p.m. Visit www.townofchapelhill.org/egghunt or call 919-968-2787 for details.
The Easter Bunny hides thousands of eggs on the lawn at Burwell School in historic Hillsborough. Two hunts begin at 1 p.m. for ages 6 and younger and ages 7-12. Visit www.burwellschool.org or call 919-732-7451 for more information.
Games, music and inflatables welcome families at Holly Springs’ Spring Fling in Womble Park from 10 a.m.-noon. An egg hunt for kids 8 and younger begins at noon on the baseball fields. Visit www.hollyspringsnc.us or call 919-557-9603 for details.
The Easter Bunny greets children 8 and younger at an egg hunt at Knightdale’s Harper Park at 11 a.m. Kids are divided into age groups to search for 8,000 eggs. To learn more, visit http://www.knightdalenc.gov/parksandrecreation.html or call 919-217-2236.
Food, crafts and a visit from a special bunny are part of a traditional egg hunt for children 12 and younger on the grounds of Mordecai Historic Park in Raleigh beginning at 11 a.m. Egg hunts are scheduled at various times for different age groups. Visit www.raleighnc.gov/mordecai or call 919-857-4364 for details.
Raleigh Parks and Recreation will host egg hunts for kids 10 and younger at a variety of community centers throughout the city. Visit www.parks.raleighnc.gov for a complete list of locations and times.
Selma celebrates Easter with an egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Selma Middle School. Children ages 3-10 can search for eggs on three separate fields and meet a very special bunny. For more information, call 919-975-1411.
Zebulon Community Park hosts the town’s egg hunt at 10 a.m. Visit www.townofzebulon.org or call 919-823-0432 for details.
More than 2,000 eggs await kids 8 and younger at Smithfield Community Park for a hunt that begins at 3 p.m. To learn more, call 919-934-2148.
Kids 12 and younger with special needs can take part in a special Easter Eggstravaganza at Cary’s Bond Park from 6-8 p.m. The event features an egg hunt, fun activities, entertainment and a visit with Peter Cottontail. Hunts are at 6 p.m. for ages 7 and younger and 6:30 p.m. for ages 8-12. For more information, call 919-469-4100.
The Easter Bunny arrives by fire truck prior to an egg hunt that begins at 10:30 a.m. at Clayton Community Park. More than 12,000 eggs will be hidden and special prizes awarded to children ages 5 and younger. Visit www.townofclaytonnc.org or call 919-553-1550 for more information.
Kids ages 3-10 are divided into three age groups to find thousands of candy- and toy-filled eggs at 10 a.m. at Cedar Fork District Park in Morrisville. One golden egg awarding a special prize is hidden in each of the sections of the hunt. For more information, visit www.ci.morrisville.nc.us or call 919-463-7110.
Kids can search for several golden eggs among thousands that award special prizes at Smith’s Nursery in Benson. The hunt begins at 1 p.m. and older children can search for eggs on the hiking trail. Families can purchase hot dogs and ice cream after the hunt. Visit www.upickberries.com or call 919-934-1700 for details.
Easter festivities at Crossroads Plaza in Cary feature face painting, balloon art, an egg hunt, games, a moonwalk, a 22-foot slide and a whirly bird ride. A visit from a very special bunny rounds out the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more, visit www. shopcrossroadsplaza.com or call 919-233-8087.
The Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill invites children 8 and younger to search for candy-filled eggs and 10 special prize eggs on the lawn at 10 a.m. Outdoor games and contests follow. Visit www.chapelhillpreservation.com or call 919-942-7818 for more information.
An egg hunt, games, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny are all part of the festivities at the Easter Eggstravaganza at 11 a.m. at RTP Community Church in Durham. The rain date is April 8 at 1 p.m. Visit www.rtpcommunitychurch.com for details.
Raleigh Easter, which features inflatables, food and egg hunts every half hour from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., takes place at Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.raleigheaster.com to learn more.
More than 3,000 eggs stuffed with candy and prizes will be hidden on three golf courses at Raleigh’s Adventure Landing. Ages 4 and under can search the Miner’s Trail; ages 5-7 can scour the Adventure Trail; and ages 8-10 can search the Lagoon Trail. A $3 donation benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina. Be sure to arrive early. Registration takes place from 8-8:45 a.m. and the hunts begin promptly at 9 a.m. Each child must have an Easter basket. For more information, visit www.adventurelanding.com or call 919-872-1688.
Kids can visit with Peter Cottontail when he decorates Wake County Speedway in Raleigh with 30,000 colorful eggs for a hunt that begins at 2 p.m. Several eggs award special prizes. Visit www.wakecountyspeedway.com for details.
Wendell Community Center hosts an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Children can enjoy a special Easter story after the hunt. To learn more, call 919-366-6101.