Start decorating your Easter baskets because the Raleigh-Durham area has some exciting events lined up for families this Easter. Here are some of the biggest events.
April 9 – 23
While you and the kids are out shopping or grabbing a bite to eat at the Streets of Southpoint in Durham, visit the Easter Bunny so your child can take a Spring Photo with him. The package prices start at $20 and go up to $45, and kids 12 and under will receive a free animal mask during their visit. A a subscription to Better Homes & Garden magazine also comes with any photo purchase so mom will get something cool too!
Get your tickets in advance and eat breakfast with the Easter bunny at the Kiwanis Shelter in Cary’s Bond Park at 8:30 a.m. Don’t get too full though because the egg hunt is immediately after for ages 10 and younger. Families also have the option to watch a magic show at the Sertoma Amphitheatre from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Arrive at the Homestead Community Park in Chapel Hill -minutes away from Durham- at 9:30 am to jam to live music. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 am, and kids ages 2 to 10 are welcome to participate in the search of eggs that are filled with candy and prizes. After the Hunt, the kids can visit the Easter Bunny, make crafts, and play games. Parents are welcome to accompany the kids when visiting the Easter Bunny, and help them make their arts & crafts.
Lake Benson Park in Garner, Just minutes away from Raleigh, the park will host an Easter Egg Hunt and kite flying. Kids 8 and younger will get to meet the Easter Bunny and decorate a kite they can show off in the air at 10 a.m. Friends and family, make sure you catch this special moment on camera.
For children ages 5 and younger, Clayton Community Park will have an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. where more than 6,000 eggs and special prizes will be hidden. The Easter Bunny will arrive on a gigantic red truck before the hunt!
More than 2,000 eggs stuffed with candy and prizes will be hidden on three golf courses at Raleigh 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. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the hunts begin at 9 a.m. Parents are welcome to watch the kids, take pictures, and donate money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation while the children enjoy the festivities. Each child must have an Easter basket. For more information, visit www.adventurelanding.com or call 919-872-1688.
Kids can search for 5,000 eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy other activities during the Easter EGGstravaganza at noon at RTP Community Church in Durham.