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2013 Easter Family Fun!

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As Easter quickly approaches parents and grandparents eagerly peruse magazines, online sites, and other media outlets looking for the perfect festivities for the upcoming weekend.

With so much to do it can be difficult to decide on just one event. From scavenger hunts, to exciting festivals, to delicious holiday meals, Charlotte and the surrounding areas are buzzing with tons of special events.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite festivities that are sure to enhance your Easter holiday.

Friday, March 29

Easter Bunny Brunch   

Time: 10am-11am

Location: Tom Sykes Recreation Center, 1501 Euclid Ave., Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-432-4803

Price: $6, Registration is Required

Arts and crafts, delicious edibles, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are just a few of the finer moments of this merry holiday occasion.

http://www.parkandrec.com

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt   

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Ray’s Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St., Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-432-4729

Price: $6-$8

Summary: Kids will jump in and explore the water to find as many Easter eggs as possible. Please bring a (waterproof) basket. Children will be separated into different age groups.

http://www.rayssplashplanet.com

Grandparents-Grandkids Easter Basket Making   

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Methodist Home Recreation Center, 3200 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-432-6455

Price: $2

Spend quality time with the grandkids while encouraging them to use their imagination while releasing their creativity. Make the perfect basket for future Easter egg hunts!

http://www.parkandrec.com

The Easter Bunny Express   

Time: 10am-3:30pm

Location: North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC

Phone: 704-636-2889

Price:  $7-$30, Price includes museum admission.

Take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express.  The Easter Bunny will be riding alongside children and their parents, while handing out candy for the kids.  Kids can also get temporary tattoos and make a craft to take home!

http://www.nctrans.org

Saturday, March 30

Intro to Gardening/Spring Gardening

Time: 1pm-3pm

Location: Friendship Trays & Gardens, 2401 Distribution St., Charlotte, NC

Phone: (704) 333-9229

Price: FREE

Do you want to plant a garden, but not know where to begin? Learn everything you need to know in this two hour class. Find out when, what and how to plant. Make it a family affair! This is a hands-on class so make sure you come dressed to garden.

http://www.friendship-gardens.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=62

The Easter Bunny Express   

Time: 10am-3:30pm, Easter Egg Hunt at Noon

Location: North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC

Phone: 704-636-2889

Price:  $7-$30, Price includes museum admission.

Take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express.  The Easter Bunny will be riding alongside children and their parents, while handing out candy for the kids.  Kids can also get temporary tattoos and make a craft to take home!

http://www.nctrans.org

Easter Egg Scrambler   

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Ivory Baker Recreation Center, 1920 Stroud Park Ct., Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-432-4580

Price: $2

Collect as many eggs as you can, make an Easter craft and dance the Bunny Hop.

http://www.parkandrec.com

Albemarle Road Easter Egg Hunt   

Time: 1pm-3pm

Location: Albemarle Road Recreation Center, 5027 Idlewild Road N., Mint Hill, NC

Phone: 704-567-1941

Price:  Free

Bring your Easter basket and begin the search! How many eggs can you find?

http://www.parkandrec.com

Charlotte Easter Egg Hunt     

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Latta Park, 601 E Park Ave., Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-375-7355

Price: Free

Enjoy an afternoon of face painting, balloon animals, free doughnuts and juice. Bring a picnic lunch and make it a family event!

http://www.uptownchurch.org

Easter Egg Jam   

Time: 12pm-4pm

Location: Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Road, Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-432-1531

Price:  Free

Bring your basket to find and collect colorful eggs. There will be contests, games, food and prizes.

http://www.parkandrec.com

Family Fitness Hike   

Time: 3pm-4:30pm

Location: McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road, Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-588-5224

Price: Free

Hit the trail with the family!  Learn how to identify many common nests and make a take-home craft that will benefit birds in your own backyard.

http://www.parkandrec.com

Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Extravaganza   

Time: 8am-6pm

Location: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville, NC

Phone: 704-663-5100

Price: Free

The Extravaganza includes an Easter Egg Helicopter Drop, face painting, live rabbits, visits with the Easter bunny, scavenger hunt, and a coloring contest.

http://www.lazy5ranch.com

Naomi Drenan Easter Egg Hunt   

Time: 1pm-3pm

Location: Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St., Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-432-5231

Price: Free

Bring your favorite basket and collect colorful eggs.

http://www.parkandrec.com

West Charlotte Easter Egg Hunt   

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2401 Kendall Dr., Charlotte, NC

Phone: 704-432-6474

Price: Free

Bring your basket to find and collect colorful eggs. How many eggs can you find?

http://www.parkandrec.com

Zetas & Sigmas of Charlotte 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Time: 12pm-3pm

Location: Zeta House Charlotte, NC

Price: Free

Kids between the ages of 3 and 11 will have the opportunity to participate in the Easter egg hunt (grouped by age), get their face painted, and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Bring your Easter basket!

http://events.charlotteobserver.com/charlotte_nc/events/show/316139663-zetas-sigmas-of-charlotte-4th-annual-easter-egg-hunt#storylink=cpy

Looking for fun ways to celebrate Easter on a budget? Find your answer here.

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