{Weekend Wednesday}: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar Rapids March 30th-April 1st

Happy Wednesday!! Are you wondering what to do with your family this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Here are our Top Picks of this weekend’s family friendly activities in the Cedar Rapids area! 

Weekend Wednesday: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar Rapids

Friday, March 30th

Airplane Rides and Grill Out |  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ P&N Flight and Charter – Marion Airport

There will be airplanes rides and grilling hot dogs, hamburgers, and lots more!!! Once the food is ready, hang out and watch the airplanes takeoff and land. If anyone would like to take a ride in an airplane, tickets are $20 per person and any age can ride along.

STEM Family Free Night |  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ The Iowa Children’s Museum

 Kids will take part in fun financial literacy activities including: 1. What Am I? 2. Piggy Bank, 3. Dice Game, 4. Card Probability, 5. Guess How Many, 6. Guess What’s Inside, 7. Heads or Tail. Admission is FREE to all visitors.


Saturday, March 31st

Annual Robins Easter Egg Hunt |  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ East Knoll Park, Robins

Egg hunt begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp Through a special arrangement with the City of Robins and the Easter Bunny, the Civic Club brings the annual Easter Egg Hunt along with lots of prizes and a visit by the Easter Bunny himself.

Easter Celebration at the Play Station |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ The Play Station

Celebrate Easter at The Play Station with fun filled activities for the whole family! At 10:15am there will be an Easter Egg hunt inside The Play Station. Doors will open at 9:45am and the Egg hunt will begin at 10:15am. (Easter Eggs will include candy, game card credits and free admission tickets). Additional activities: Meet the Easter Bunny, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Cookie Decorating & Much More! Kids ages 1-15 are $9.99 and adults are always FREE!! Purchase tickets here.

Spring Sunshine Spectacular |  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Cedar Rapids Public Library

Come and join us for our annual Spring Sunshine Spectacular. Play games, craft, hunt for eggs, dance and listen to seasonal stories. Our friend the Easter Bunny will be here and is ready to have his picture taken with you! It’s sure to be a fun-filled day. Free & open to the public.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt & Paint ‘N Plant |  10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Culver’s Garden Center & Greenhouse

Culver’s will be doing a scavenger hunt throughout the greenhouses, nursery, and grounds. Each child will need to find the items on their scavenger hunt list to claim their prize. Hunts will begin every hour (10:30, 11:30, 12:30, & 1:30). Each hour a new gold egg will be hidden for a grand prize. No registration required for the scavenger hunt. They will also have the Paint ‘N Plant workshop available for kids from 10:30-2:30. The workshop fee is $5.00 and includes all instruction and materials for painting and planting.

7th Annual EGG-Stravaganza Family Fun Day and Expo! |  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Lindale Mall

It’s an EGG-stravaganza! Bring your Easter Baskets and come out to our 7th Annual Family Fun Day & Egg-Stravaganza with Macaroni Kid! Come out and see the Easter Bunny, enjoy unique shopping from vendors, activities & crafts for kids and fill your Easter basket “treat hunt” and much much more! Have your children bring in their Easter Basket and go on a treat hunt throughout the mall! Your kiddos will search for the Macaroni Daisy Egg receive a treat from businesses to put in their baskets. This is not an Easter Egg Hunt – we will have eggs hidden throughout the event as special finds, but this is NOT your typical Egg Hunt.

HD Youth Center Easter Egg Hunt |  1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ NewBo City Market

The HD Youth Center Easter Egg Hunt is a springtime community tradition for youth to gather to find hidden eggs filled with candy. Since 2013, they have held their event at the NewBo City Market. This year join them as the Easter Bunny joins them to partake in all the fun! Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their own baskets and bags. This event is frenzied, fast and free, and is open to the public.


Sunday, April 1st

Chef’s Table Easter Brunch |  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Granite City Food & Brewery

Start or continue a family tradition, and enjoy Easter Brunch with Granite City Food & Brewery. They will be serving Granite City favorites such as: Signature Caramel Rolls, Eggs Benedict, RumChata French Toast, Waffle Station, Omelet Station, Carved Prime Rib, plus more! Visit https://www.gcfb.com/sunday-brunch for the full menu. Call (319) 395-7500 to make your reservation today!

A Very Special Easter Brunch! |  9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Longbranch Bar in Cedar Rapids

A VERY SPECIAL – Easter Brunch Buffet – Served 9:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. Menu items include: Tender Carved Easter Ham, Carved Roast Baron of Beef, Longbranch Baked Chicken, Broiled Cod with Dill Sauce, Whipped Potatoes and Gravy, Sugar Glazed Carrots, Golden Sweet Corn, Deluxe Salad Bar, French Bread and Fresh Rolls, Belgian Waffles with Toppings, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links & Smoked Bacon, Fruit, Cream Cheese Crepes, Strudel and Danish Pastry, Fresh Fruit Assortment, Freshly Baked Pecan Rolls, Fresh Dessert Assortment. Prices: Adults – $25.99 Seniors – $24.99 Children – Under 12 $10.99 – Under 4 Free. Beverage, Tax and Gratuity are Additional. For Reservations call 319-377-6386 or visit thelongbranch.com.

Easter Brunch |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Make your reservations for Easter Brunch at The Hotel. Their decadent buffet will feature made-to-order omelets, premium meat carving stations, as well as many of your brunch favorites. They will also have a special appearance from the Easter Bunny! Prices: $39.50 per person, $12 for kids under 12. Complimentary glass of champagne and non-alcoholic beverages included. Now accepting reservations. Call 319-848-8703.


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