Eager for Easter fun? Start with these 5 events

Children visit with the Easter Bunny at the Historic Latta Plantation’s Egg Hunt in Huntersville in 2010.
Children visit with the Easter Bunny at the Historic Latta Plantation’s Egg Hunt in Huntersville in 2010. 2010 OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Got kids in need of Easter-holiday cheer? Hop on over to one of these five family-friendly holiday happenings this weekend.

Romare Bearden Park’s Eggstravaganza

Noon. 300 S. Church St. Free. www.charmeck.org.

On tap: music, face-painting, balloon twisting, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, a variety show at 12:30 p.m., a juggling show at 1:30 p.m., and a dash to gather colorful Easter eggs on the “Big Moon” lawn at 2:30 p.m.

Carowinds’ Eggstravaganza

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. 14523 Carowinds Boulevard. 704-588-2600.

Kids can get their photo taken with Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle while taking part in “eggstra”-special activities, crafts and entertainment. Adults, meanwhile, can sneak off to ride the new Fury 325 roller coaster.

Historic Latta Plantation’s Egg Hunt

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road. $6 per child, $6 for adults (one free adult per child). www.lattaplantation.org.

Kids ages 1-10 can hunt for toy- and candy-filled eggs across the plantation grounds. Grand prizes include Easter baskets, summer camp scholarships, family memberships and more. Hunt times are determined by age of child (see website for details) – and bring your own basket!

Lazy 5 Ranch’s Eggstravaganza

All day Saturday. 15100 N.C. 150 East, Mooresville. $11 ($8 for kids ages 2-11 and seniors). 704-663-5100.

Activities include: a Helicopter Egg Drop (see website for drop times, determined by age of child), interactive activities focused on food and agricultural education, coloring contest, face painting, scavenger hunt and an opportunity to pet live bunnies.

Historic Rural Hill’s Egg Hunt

11 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. Free. www.ruralhill.net.

Kids can explore the 250-year-old property, gardens and farmland as they hunt and compete in spoon races, balloon tosses and more. Two hunts will be held: one at 11 for ages 4 and younger, and one at 11:30 for ages 5 and older.