Weekend Fun: Egg Hunts, Seals, and Mary Poppins, April 1-2

The weekend forecast doesn't promise the warm and sunny blast of spring that we've been longing for so it looks like we're going to have to make our own fun. With an event calendar as busy as ours, that shouldn't be too hard. Kick the Easter season off with egg hunts in New Canaan and Fairfield or enjoy some fantastic performances including Peter and the Wolf, Mary Poppins, Pete the Cat, and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Be sure to check with the venues directly for any outdoor activities in the event of weather-related schedule changes.

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Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: April Fool's, Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

There’s no family fun to be had this weekend in Westchester and the Hudson Valley—April Fool’s! In fact, it would be fun to attend the April Fools! event where the origin of the holiday will be explained and related fun is in store.

Spring is in the air at the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Easter season kicks off with Hilltop Hanover Farm Annual Egg Hunt. View our newly posted roundup of other Easter egg hunts to plan ahead for more. Go retro at the Family Saturdays @ the Lab, where kids can get hands-on learning about analog film-making, while budding engineers can map out their future at the Engineering EXPO.

Incredibly, all of the above are FREE—and that’s no joke! Find more among the rest of our top picks below, then head to our Event Calendar for many more super-fun options to choose from. 

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Red Riding Hood, Acrobatics, Easter Bunny

Take a trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house while watching Red Riding Hood on the Long Island Children's Museum stage. Roll, pull, sculpt clay creations and more at the Family Ceramics Workshop at Gold Coast Arts Center. Send your imagination soaring with gravity-defying acrobatics performed by the Cuisine & Confessions acrobatics troupe at Staller Center. 

Easter's just around the corner. Check out our roundups of bunny brunches and breakfasts and egg hunts. And for more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our April GoList or the just-released Spring Fun Guide.  

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event here? Add it to our calendar yourself

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Children's Festival, Easter Bunny, April 1-2

This weekend, plan to enjoy the warm weather at the Houston Children's Festival - it's the largest one of its kind in the country! Or for some grownup fun, try the Texas Wine and Art Festival or the Houston Home Show. If you prefer to stay away from the crowds, we have the perfect list of mom-approved destination parks all over town worth a visit this Spring. 

The Easter Bunny is hopping to locations all over Houston this weekend, be sure to check out one of the many places offering brunch with the Easter Bunny, or maybe a mall with photo opportunities like Memorial City Mall and The Galleria. Egg hunts are starting to pop up on the calendars and if you are organizing one yourself, check out these 10 tips to Organize a Community Easter Egg Hunt.  Are you are a prankster parent? Then you'll love our post on 15 Super Easy April Fools' Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids

Before I moved to Texas, I knew nothing about "mud bugs," but now I want to eat some every weekend when they are in season. If you are in the mood, check out our calendar for this weekend's boils, or plan to visit to one of these many Crawfish Festivals this Spring. 

If you haven't booked a summer camp, let us help you with our summer and vacation Camp Guide. We are constantly adding more and more camps, including Dance CampsOvernight Camps,  Outdoor CampsMusic and Theater Camps, Science Camps, Art Camps, and more. 

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Read on for more things to do this weekend. 

Hop Aboard the Easter Bunny Express: Train Rides for Kids Near Philly

Spring is in the air, and many of our scenic railroads are celebrating the season with Easter excursions. Families are invited to get outside after a long winter to enjoy a trip through the countryside with Peter Cottontail himself! We have rounded up several Easter-themed trains that are running special events for kids in the Delaware Valley.

Some of these trains include an Easter Egg hunt at the halfway stop. It is helpful to check whether the railroad provides a photographer and charges for a picture with the Bunny or if you can bring your own camera.

These Easter Bunny Trains can be the start of a great family tradition to celebrate the Easter holiday and to welcome Spring!  Be sure to check our calendar for more fun spring events.

Weekend Fun: Children's Carnival, Easter Bunny, Wild Rumpus

What New York City kid doesn't love something odd and out of the ordinary? The city gets a bit weird on April Fools' weekend, and that's good. On Saturday, there's a giant Pillow Fight in Washington Square Park, and a wild rumpus in Brooklyn. On Sunday, the Rubin Museum of Art invites kids to draw sound (huh?) while the Museum of Jewish Heritage throws a Matzapalooza where kids can dress as a Passover plague. That's right: Biting insects. Fiery hail.

Not so odd, but certainly once-in-a-lifetime, this weekend is Prospect Park's 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend, which is so stuffed with fun that we can't detail it all here. But chief among its lures is FREE admission for kids all weekend at the Prospect Park Zoo.

Please welcome our April GoList and keep it well-combed through in the coming weeks, as well as our guide to the season's best children's theater (a new circus, Peter Rabbit, Peppa Pig). And by the way, check out our cool new tween-specific GoList.

Also, check out the Spring Fun Guide loaded with Easter fun and outdoor play. Egg hunts and bunny brunches kick off this weekend! And don't forget to peruse our packed Event Calendar.

35 Things We Can't Wait To Do with Kids this Spring in NJ

Spring has sprung! Now's the time to trade in boots, mittens, and winter coats for fresh air, outdoor fun, and festivals. Get outside and take advantage of all of the seasonal fun the Garden State has to offer. Here are 35 fantastic spring activities to enjoy with your family. Looking for more? Check out our Spring Fun Guide, with new events added throughout the season.

Weekend Fun For NJ Kids: Free Museum Day, Storybook Land, Easter Bunny

Who doesn't love a freebie? Whether your family likes science, art, or the great outdoors, options abound for no-cost fun this weekend throughout New Jersey. Bank of America cardholders can take advantage of Free Museum Day, which offers complimentary tickets to a variety of attractions at Liberty Science Center, Garden State Discovery Museum, and other NJ institutions. For more free fun, head to the Freehold Raceway Mall for Kids Club Powered by Nat Geo Kids; cuddle up for Storytime at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum; or get a Passport to Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. April is the last month for free entry to the Bergen County Zoo. Starting May 1, admission fees resume for the summer.

The Easter Bunny is hopping to locations all over the state this weekend, including Alstede Farms in Chester and Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford. For more Easter fun, hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express in Flemington, which makes three runs on Sunday, or take part in one of the many Easter egg hunts happening across New Jersey. 

Read on for more things to do this weekend. And don't forget to check our Events Calendar, with new activities added daily. 

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