Get the whole family out for some fresh air this weekend as local venues host springtime events celebrating Easter, the outdoors and cherry blossoms. Hunt for Easter eggs at Camp Teekna's open house or track down the Easter Bunny himself at Linvilla Orchards or Radnor Fire House. Enjoy the outdoors at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation's Spring Fun Day or at Fairmount Park's Cherry Blossom Festival. Also, don't miss the Second Time Around consignment sale for some great bargains on spring clothes or outdoor toys.
Patch's Family Best Bets for the Week
Where/When: from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Get incredible bargains on gently used items for infants, moms-to-be, children and teens. Sale items include Easter dresses, summer outfits, children's shoes, maternity clothes, bedding and decor, toys, books, videos, baby equipment and more. Food items will also be available for purchase for a quick lunch or snack during the sale.
Pricing: Free admission, purchases are cash only
CAMP TEEKNA OPEN HOUSE AND EGG HUNT
Where/When: 's elementary campus in Devon at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Bring the whole family for Camp Teekna's annual egg hunt and open house beginning in the elementary gym with the comedy and magic of Jeffery Blum. Meet the Camp Teekna staff and find out more about the summer camp program. Then, enjoy a giant egg hunt with plenty of candy and prizes for the kids.
SPRING FUN DAY
Where/When: Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation in from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Enjoy a day in the country that is close to home. Kids of all ages can participate in games, races, activities, and craft making. Find a needle in the hay stack and roll down the hill on the hay slide. Plus, check out the animals including a new draft horse and nine new baby pigs.
Pricing: $8, children under 4 admitted free
HAYRIDES TO BUNNYLAND
Where/When: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Why Go: Bounce along on a hayride through the woods to visit the Easter Bunny's house. After visiting with the Easter Bunny and getting a special treat, enjoy pony rides, face painting and train rides. Also, don't miss seeing the baby animals or the baby chicks display in the farm market. While there, consider going home with some Easter flowers, candy or one of their world-famous pies.
Pricing: $8 per person
BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Where/When: from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
Why Go: See the Easter Bunny up close as he stops for his annual breakfast at the Radnor Fire House. Plus, your attendance helps to support a hardworking local fire company.
Pricing: $7 adults, $4 children under 10, under age 4 admitted free
SUBARU CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: SAKURA SUNDAY
Where/When: Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Why Go: Enjoy an action-packed spring celebration of Japanese arts and culture. Activities include karate demonstrations, origami and calligraphy workshops, a "prettiest pet in pink" contest, a fashion show, roving storytellers and plenty of hands-on fun. Take in a day of captivating festivities or simply come out with friends and family to picnic under the cherry blossoms.
Pricing: Adults $5, ages 14 and under are free