Are you staying around town this Easter Weekend? Why not hop on over to a few of these fun family-friendly events happening in and around Raleigh from Easter Egg Hunts, storytimes, nature challenges, a New Orleans-inspired seafood festival and much more.
Weekend Family Fun In & Around Raleigh: April 14th – 16th
6th Annual Spring Egg Hunt. Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 16th. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh
FREE event for all ages. This isn’t your typical egg hunt. This is a self-guided, fun family activity for all ages. Pick up an answer sheet and find the brightly painted wooden eggs hidden in the Arboretum garden to unscramble the hidden letters and discover the secret word to win a small prize. No baskets or registration required. Visit their website to view days and times of the event.
Dino Egg Hunt. Friday, April 14th – Sunday, April 16th. Museum of Life & Sciences, Durham
Unearth colorful eggs, take a photo with their resident dino, and dig up some real fossils for your personal collections. Find activities & adventure on the Museum’s Dinosaur Trail. Cost: $7 to participate in the Dino Egg Hunt activities. Recommended for ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration required.
Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Bunny. Friday, April 14th. 10:30 a.m. Clayton Community Park, Clayton
The Easter Bunny will arrive on a Clayton Fire Engine ready to meet and take pictures with the entire family. Preschoolers (ages 5 & under) can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt, pancakes with the Bunny, crafts and a story time. Breakfast with the Bunny will take place at the Clayton Community Center.
One World Athletics 5th Annual Egg Hunt with NCFC. Saturday, April 15th. 5:30 p.m. WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary
This soccer themed Easter Egg hunt and soccer tennis event hosted by One World Athletics and NCFC is bringing out all the soccer fun! Register in advance. Donate your gently used soccer equipment during this event.
Wendell Community Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, April 15th. Starts at 10:30 a.m. Wendell Community Center
Join in for a fun morning of bounce houses, face painting, music, and of course LOTS of eggs! This year we’ll even have public safety vehicles for the kids to check out. It’s just a short “hop” from Raleigh or Knightdale.
Full STEAM Ahead. Saturday, April 15th. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh
The art of atoms, experiments with chemistry and more are happening during this NC Science Festival event. Join guest star artists Shannon Newby and Alicia Moyez Mendez and Marbles STEM play Corps to explore science and art through different lenses.
Storytime with Local Author Brenda Harris. Saturday, April 15th. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Read with Me, A Children’s Art & Book Shop, Raleigh
Have you visited the new children’s bookstore in Raleigh right down the street from Marbles? Come visit and listen to local author Brenda Harris read from her book, Poultry at Lavender Cottage. Afterward, kids will learn how to tell a good egg from a bad egg and enjoy a “Poultry” activity. Special baskets filled with a signed copy of Brenda’s book and a poultry stuffy will be for sale. Check out our visit during their Pre-Grand Opening Day.
Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Color My World. Saturday, April 15th. 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
Discover bright and beautiful colors all around you in art from around the globe. Join a Museum guide for a half-hour tour through the galleries with a lively discussion and activity. For ages 5-11 years with an adult companion.
City Nature Challenge: Triangle Area at Prairie Ridge. Saturday, April 15th. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Prairie Ridge, Raleigh
Be a North Carolina Citizen Scientist and participate in the nationwide challenge with Biodiversity Walks, Exploration Stations and more. No cost and no registration required.
Corn Grinding & Costumed Tours. Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th. Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh
It`s 1863 at Yates Mill, and the yard is alive with activity! Step back in time with 19th-century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Tour fee: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60 & over), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Children ages 6 & under are free. Preregistration is encouraged. Tours are not available between 12-1 pm and the last tour of the day begins at 3:40 pm. Limit: 15 people per half-hour tour. Tickets are available at the Mill.
French Market & Seafood Festival. Saturday, April 15th. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lafayette Village, Raleigh
Join a total immersion into New Orleans during this festival. Stroll through the village for the French Quarter inspired experience. Art, shopping, and tasty seafood. Get there early because the seafood will be first come; first served. Youngsters can enjoy a Rainbow Fish storytime and craft from St. Phillip Lutheran Preschool.