Happy Easter weekend!
We still have egg hunts, visits with mall Easter bunnies and more this weekend. They include Raleigh Easter
, which will feature 60,000 eggs on Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh.
Strawberry farms also are starting to open. Check our database of farms
to find one near you (just check with the farm before you go to make sure they're ready for customers!).
rocks the PNC Arena (formerly RBC Center) in Raleigh with shows Friday and Saturday. Kids ages 2 to 12 get $10 off on the $20 and $25 seats. Here's your chance to see Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, AAP Grinder, Ironman, Stone Crusher and Monster Magic. Lots of big trucks and lots of noise.
The Carrboro Farmers' Market
will switch over to its summer hours on Saturday. They are 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Wednesday afternoon market will open on April 11. The hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Western Wake Farmers' Market
in Cary also will launch its summer hours this weekend. They are 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays. To mark Easter, the market will host an egg-themed market day with activities for kids including a make your own eggshell flower pot and an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. There also will be face painting.
Marbles Kids Museum
will hold one of its Barbie Bashes on Saturday. The event includes a viewing of "Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2" at Marbles' IMAX theater, followed by themed activities. All you need is a ticket to the 10 a.m. movie to participate. Friday also is the first Friday of the month, which means Marbles will stay open late and offer some special deals. It's just $10 for an entire family to play after 5 p.m. An adult and a child can play for $6. It's $2 more per additional guest (such as a friend or neighbor).
As I wrote last week, Duke Gardens' nature storytime
is from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, for ages 3 to 7. The free, drop-in event includes a book and other activity. Duke's nature ranger cart, with free drop-in activities for kids and their adults, will be in the gardens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday.
And here are the holiday hours for family destinations in the Triangle:
The N.C. Museum of Art
in Raleigh is open Sunday. One of the museum's free family tours is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
in Asheboro is open and recently unveiled a new Dinosaurs exhibit.