It’s spring and the weather sure tells us it is! Easter weekend is fast approaching and there are lots of family friendly activities around town. These events are perfect for families who live in town or are coming for a spring vacation. Don’tget left out, pre-registration is required for some of these activities.
March 31 & April 6 & 7: ALLIGATOR EGG HUNT. 10am & 1pm. See a live baby alligator and learn about these fascinating animals. Next, create an alligator egg basket and search for candy-filled “alligator eggs.” Recommended for ages 3-10; must be accompanied by an adult. Admission charge for kids and adults. Pre-registration required (by March 28 & April 4). NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach; 910-458-7468
April 5: SPRING EGG-VENTURE AT HALYBURTON PARK. 1pm–4pm. Join the ‘eggcitement’ at Halyburton Park. Programs include Animal Eggs & Nests, Egglympics, Storytime, and Spring Nature Hike. Egg hunts for children ages 3-5, 6-7 and 8-10 will take place at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Admission charge. Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th St., Wilmington. 910-341-0075
April 6-7: BUGS & BUTTERFLIES SPRING EVENT. 9am-12noon. Bug egg hunt, face-painting, bee and butterfly balloon animals, spring outdoor games, flower-planting, and egg-citing art activities. Museum admission charge includes event. Children’s Museum of Wilmington.
April 6-7: SOUTHPORT SPRING FESTIVAL. 10am until 5pm on Friday and 10am until 4pm on Saturday. Come out and welcome spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years. This festival features a wide variety of activities such as musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, azaleas and other plants for sale, and food vendors. Included is a Chili Cook-off and a 5K Run/Walk. No admission fees but a small charge for some kid’s activities and participation in the 5k run/walk. Franklin Square Park E. West Street, Southport; 910/454-9608 .
April 6: EASTER EGG HUNT & CARNIVAL AT BATTLESHIP PARK. 10am-2pm. Kids ages 2-9 are invited to join Buddy the Battleship Bunny for continuous egg hunts, games, inflatable bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, and more. Admission charge; pre-registration required. Battleship Park, Wilmington; 910-251-5797.
April 6-9: EASTER ‘BUNNY’- DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS. 10am-10pm, weather permitting.Experience the beauty of spring in historic Wilmington via a ‘Bunny’ horse-drawn carriage or trolley. Treats for kids. Admission charge. Market & Water Streets, Downtown Wilmington; 910-251-8889.
April 6-8: BALD HEAD ISLAND EASTER CELEBRATIONS. Live entertainment, family picnic, egg hunt, culminates with Shoals Club Recreation Egg Hunt Bald Head Island, Admission/Fees: Fee Charged. Contact: Bald Head Island Limited Rental Relations 1-800-432-RENT.
April 7: OAK ISLAND ANNUAL EATER EGG HUNT. Annual Oak Island Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under-divided into the following age groups: 3 & under; 4-6, and 7-10. The hunt begins promptly at 10am. Admission/Fees: Free; Bill Smith Park Fish Factory Road, Oak Island, NC; 910-278-5518.
April 8: MASONBORO ISLAND EASTER EGG HUNT. 11am; 2pm & 4:30pm. Cruise to Masonboro Island, one of the largest marine sanctuary islands in Southeast NC, and experience a unique Easter boat trip & egg hunt. Adults must accompany children. Admission charge; advance reservations. Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours departs across from Blockade Runner Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach. 910-200-4002.