Bunny ears and Easter egg hunts are just around the corner in the Washington metropolitan region, and that means another weekend with tons of friend and family outing options. Don your ears, grab your peeps, head to brunch, and snag a Peep on the way–or not, if they’re not your thing (they are very divisive).
Most importantly, head to one of these choice events. From decorating Easter bunny cookies to hayrides and more, we are pleased to present the 2018 guide to our favorite Easter activities for kids and parents in your communities!
March 24 – 25 & 29 – 31 | April 2, 7, 8 | Germantown, MD
Photo courtesy of Butler’s Orchard
Always a great spot for seasonal fun, this family-friendly farm offers what is sure to be a day to remember. There are no shortage of rollicking activities, from taking a hayride down the Bunny Trail, slipping down one of the Giant Slides, petting adorable bunnies, lambs, and chicks, or hunting for colorful eggs. You won’t want to miss the annual Bunnnyland Easter event at Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, Maryland.
March 30 – April 1 | Alexandria, VA
Photo courtesy of Lee-Fendall House
The Lee-Fendall House Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to Alexandria for the 19th year in a row. Bring your baskets and watch the little ones get intrigued by the garden Easter Egg Hunt, visit the Easter Bunny, and enjoy games, crafts and much more. This house museum has seen many Easters since it was built in 1785– why not check it out yourself and become part of the history?
Saturday, March 31 | Alexandria, VA
Photo courtesy of Buzz Bakeshop
Rumors say that the Easter Bunny has a bit of a not-so-secret sweet tooth, and will be making a special stop at Buzz Bakeshop for a cookie decorating party. Frost and sprinkle to your heart’s content to craft delicious and cute cookies, and also hunt for hidden eggs while satisfying your sugar cravings.
Monday, April 2 | Woodley Park, DC
Photo courtesy of The Smithsonian’s National Zoo
While we all love a good Easter bunny in full regalia, this year you might want an alternative furry friend to mark the occasion. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on April 2nd! Throughout the day, the Zoo will offer family-focused activities, from an Easter egg hunt with prizes to field games, special animal demonstrations and booths, and live entertainment. And don’t miss a chance to meet Easter Panda!
Weekends, March 10 – April 8 | Chantilly, VA
Photo courtesy of Ticonderoga Farm
An excursion you can plan this weekend or next, check out picturesque Virginia scenery and head to this family-friendly farm. They normally feature hands-on agricultural experiences and outdoor classroom programming, but they’ve the right philosophy for Easter: an egg hunt is not complete without a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. Enjoy classic activities including giant slide hills, huge jumping pillows, hayrides, animal feeding areas, pedal kart track, swinging bridge, and much more. Don’t forget to take your chance at finding the golden goose egg for an extra special prize!
April 1 | Leesburg, VA
Photo courtesy of West Belmont Place
Bring your Easter basket for the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunts for Children 5-12, and the Baby Bunny Easter Egg Hunts for Children 4 and under. Thousands of eggs filled with prizes and candy will be hidden. Adults will indulge in a lavish Champagne Brunch featuring many breakfast favorites, a seafood display, carvery station and more. The little ones can happily nibble on kid-friendly fare at the Junior Bunny Buffet. Rain or shine event!
March 24 | Alexandria, VA
Photo courtesy of Arlandia Eggstravaganza
Since it’s the weekend before Easter, why not add this crowd-pleasing event to your calendar? From activities, contests, games, food, entertainment, and an easter egg hunt for children in 5th grade and under, Arlandia Eggstravaganza boasts a little bit of everything– and a pun-y title that lives up to its egg-spectations. Over 5,000 people attended last year’s event, and this year’s attendance is expected to be even larger.