Spring Break Staycation


You may have spent past Spring Breaks on the beach with a drink in your hand and the wind in your hair. Let’s be honest, these days it looks more like a baby bottle in your hand and spit up in your hair. Even though life looks a bit different these days, there are still some fun ways to celebrate Spring Break and the weeks beyond. You are probably sticking a little closer to home these days instead of doing big trips with your kids. Never fear; there are so many fun things going on in Raleigh and the surrounding areas that you are sure to find some family-friendly fun. Check out this fun list!

1. Egg Hunt at Spring Haven Farm:

When: April 6-April 17th

What: Goat snuggles, egg hunt, dying Easter eggs, food trucks

Where: Spring Haven Farm (5306 Homer Ruffin Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516)

More details: https://fb.me/e/1oilTTOSq

2. Clayton Parks & Rec Easter Egg Hunt

When: April 15, 2022 10am-11am

What: More than 10,000 eggs placed around the baseball fields for children to find. Children are split into 3 age groups. Photos with the Easter bunny. For ages 5 and under.

Where: 1075 Amelia Church Road Clayton, NC 27520

More details: https://fb.me/e/1cNdss6Ih

3. Bunny Brunch

When: April 13th, 2022 10am-11am

What: Brunch for ages 2-6. Apple juice, fruit, go-gurt, special themed donut. Crafts, storytime, photos with Easter bunny. Bring your own blanket & camera for photos. I think registration is only for the children, I don't think there is brunch for the adults.

Where: Clayton Community Park

More details: https://fb.me/e/fqSoRUl0u

4. Spring Fling Festival

When: April 9, 2022 1pm-4pm

What: Live music, food trucks, inflatables, vendor market. Vendor market & food trucks start at 12pm;live music & inflatables start at 1pm

Where: Knightdale Station Park (810 North First Avenue Knightdale, NC 27545)

More details: https://facebook.com/events/s/spring-fling-festival/485881329901230/

5. Spring Fling Pop Up Market

When: April 10, 2022 11am-3pm

What: Live Band (Ranchero Band), Fresh Flowers, FREE Fairy Hair (11am-1pm), 45+ local vendors, Food Trucks (Chick-N-Que, Jam Ice Cream), The Poetry Fox, Crafting Classes (Watercolor & illustrations, Kids activities- edible bubbles, Paint splatter or pouring), Picnic area by Picture Perfect Picnics

Where: North Hills (4011 Cardinal at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC, 27609)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645015556790232

6. Stroller Barre with Fit4Mom

When: Every Monday thru May 31st 9am-10am

What: Stroller Barre is an outdoor stroller-based workout that draws from barre, Pilates, yoga and includes silly songs and movements that keep the little ones entertained while the mamas workout. Appropriate for all fitness levels and stages of motherhood. Your first class is free.

Where: North Hills Commons, 4191 Main at North Hills Street Raleigh, NC 27609

More details: https://fun4raleighkids.com/calendar/eventdetail/140462/-/fit4mom-stroller-barre-at-north-hills-commons

7. Mini Movers with Babies ON THE MOVE (Virtual)

When: May 8, 2022 10am-10:45am

What: Join us for a virtual Babies on the MOVE class to learn about the importance of movement for your baby. This class will teach you how to position, carry, and play with your baby to encourage them to move. The casual and comfortable environment encourages parent and child interaction while learning from expert pediatric physical therapists in a social setting.

Where: Virtual

More details: https://fun4raleighkids.com/calendar/eventdetail/138883/-/mini-movers-with-babies-on-the-move-virtual

8. StoryWalk at Joyner Park

When: Month of April

What: The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and Page 158 Books are partnering to offer a free program throughout April that encourages families to read while enjoying the greenways at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. StoryWalk is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time.
Where: Joyner Park (701 Harris Rd Wake Forest, NC)

More info: https://fun4raleighkids.com/calendar/eventdetail/142009/-/storywalk-at-joyner-park

9. Strawberry Picking - U pick & pre-picked + more activities at various farms around the triangle. Strawberry season is late April-early June.

More info: https://triangleonthecheap.com/triangle-pick-your-own-farms/

10. Little Explorers: Preschool Nature Program EGGcellent Adventures

When: Tuesday, April 16 at 11am

What: Children ages 2-6 will have fun learning about animals who begin life in an egg! There will be stories, crafts, and games.

Where: Dorothea Dix Park

More info: https://dorotheadixpark.org/node/2541

11. Open Farm every Saturday with Sunrise Community Farm Center

When: Saturdays 10am-5pm

What: Open farm, pony rides, produce garden, meet the animals (chickens, bunnies, goats, pigs, horses). $5 admission, $15 to ride the pony.

Where: 6407 Millhouse Road Chapell Hill, NC

More info: https://triangleonthecheap.com/sunrise-community-farm/

12. Easter Eggstravaganza at Old Mill Farm

When: April 16th 9am, 1pm, 5pm; April 17th 3pm

What: Easter egg hunts, live music, contests, visits with the Easter Bunny. $12 per person or $40 family four pack.

Where: 8913 NC 751 Durham, NC

More info: https://triangleonthecheap.com/old-mill-farm-durham/

13. Baby Time at Little Doodles Play Cafe

When: Every Wednesday at 9:30am

What: Stories, songs, and crafts for children up to 2 years old and their caregiver.

Where: 6548 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27612

More info: https://fun4raleighkids.com/calendar/eventdetail/139254/-/baby-time-at-little-doodles-play-cafe

14. Equity Before Birth's Dance-a-Thon Fundraiser

When: Friday, April 15 4pm-7pm
What: Black Mental Health Awareness Week Dance-a-thon Fundraiser. All ages are welcome and all proceeds go towards funding saving Black lives. There will be FUN, food, and music…go and dance your heart out! $25 per adult is the suggested donation.

Where: Museum of Life and Science , 433 W Murray Ave, Durham 27704

More info: https://www.equitybeforebirth.com/

15. Bunny and Blossoms Tea Party

When: April 16, 2022 10am-12pm

What: crafts, sweets, baby farm animals, Easter egg hunt in the flower garden, professional portraits. Recommended for ages 3-12. $50

Where: Poole Family Farm (1927 Elevation Road Four Oaks, NC 27524)

More info: https://fun4raleighkids.com/calendar/eventdetail/142125/-/bunny-and-blossoms-tea-party-at-poole-family-farm

16. Open Play at the Playhouse Museum

When: Thursday April 14, 2022 9am-12pm

What: Open play at a museum style indoor play area

Where: The Playhouse Museum (1520 Broad Street Fuquay-Varina NC 27526

More info: https://fun4raleighkids.com/calendar/eventdetail/137914/-/open-play-at-the-playhouse-museum

Whether you do one-or all-the events on this list, you will be sure to have a wonderful time this Spring making memories with your little ones.

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