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10 family-friendly activities for weekend of Nov. 1 to Nov. 3

Posted October 30, 2019 9:01 p.m. EDT

The festival took place in historic downtown Wilson on Saturday.

Happy weekend! Here's what's happening on the family fun front. As always, check's Out & About calendar and Go Ask Mom's very own Halloween and fall fun database to find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more across the region. Halloween may be behind us, but some are still open.


Marbles Kids Museum will host its fifth Kids Code event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2. Kids and families will get a chance to get involved in some hands-on coding and computer science activities. It's free with admission, which is $7 per person.

Raleigh Dance Theatre, a pre-professonal dance program, will present Storybook Tales at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, featuring "The Rainbow Fish" and "Snow White." Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the door. It's at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts.

Raleigh Little Theatre continues its performances of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a musical comedy based on Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip. The show runs on select days through Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, 301 Pogue St. A special sensory-friendly performance is slated for 1 p.m., Nov. 9.


Bull Moon Rising is stopping in Durham as part of a four-day community event. The touring art installation features a giant replica of the moon.


The Old North State Storytelling Festival is Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Cary Theater. None of the four shows are designed just for kids, but all are family friendly. Tickets are $15 per show or $50 for all four concerts.

Kids Together Playground will hold its annual Fall Foliage Stroll from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 2. Take a kid-friendly, guided stroll and learn about the plants that make the playground special, gather natural materials from the playground, then make something special to take home. Refreshments included. It's all free. Wheelchair and stroller friendly.

The grand opening for the new 30,000-square-foot Cary Regional Library is 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3. The library is at 315 Kildaire Farm Rd.


Three Bears Acres' Great Pumpkin Smash is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the outdoor destination. The day includes all kinds of opportunities to smash pumpkins and play on Thee Bears' sprawling outdoor playground. Tickets to Three Bears Acres are $15 for kids and $8 for adults. But there's an online coupon that will get you $5 off child admission and $3 off adult admission.


Clayton Harvest Festival runs through Sunday, Nov. 3, and features carnival rides, games, performances, a BBQ contest, pig cooking demonstrations, a children's village with arts and crafts, Disney characters, balloon artist and more.


The town's Whirligig Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 2, and noon to 5 p.m., Nov. 3, in downtown Wilson. The festival includes a Whirlikidz Zone with lots of kid-focused performances and activities, vendors, an American Ninja Warrior Competition and more.