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Easter & Spring Celebrations for DC Peeps

Best part of an egg hunt: Enjoying the loot!

Best part of an egg hunt: Enjoying the loot!



Don’t put your eggs all in one basket when it comes to Easter celebrations. Numerous places around the area are hosting egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, and more spring fun. Even if you’re not big on the holiday, there are attractions and activities beyond bunnies and candy-filled eggs that will have the whole family hopping with joy. Here’s where you can find them, listed in order of start date. (And if I’ve left out any good ones, feel free to let me know in the comments!)

Spring Easter Festival
Where: Ticonderoga Farm
When: Weekends March 21- April 5, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $12.95

With giant slides, an awesome jumping pillow, playgrounds, animals, mazes, and more, the farm in Chantilly is a blast everyday (it’s open daily), but they take the fun up a notch on weekends for their annual Spring Easter Festival. Along with the permanent amusement, there are egg hunts, face painting, children’s games, and visits from the Easter Bunny. Be sure to check the website for timing of specific activities. For an idea of what’s there, see this post about their Winter Festival, which is much of the same, but with Easter instead of Christmas festivities. And this post about a class field trip has info and pics, too.

Easter Party
Where: Marriott Courtyard Navy Yard
When: March 22, 4-6pm
Admission: Free

Join the Waterfront Church for an evening of good, clean, family fun to celebrate Easter early. The party will include carnival games, bounce houses, and candy-filled eggs. The Courtyard Marriott is located at 140 L Street SE.

Bunnyland
Where: Butler’s Orchard
When: March 28-29 & April 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 9am – 4pm
Admission: $8.75/child, $6.75/adult

One of the more popular spring festivals in the area, Butler’s has all the trappings for seasonal fun: bunnies, eggs, and other Easter-related treats to get young guests in the holiday spirit. Attractions include hayrides down the Bunny Trail, egg hunts, the Rubber Ducky Derby, giant slides, and a small petting zoo. Face painting and pony rides are also usually offered for an extra fee. Concessions are available, and there are also plenty of picnic tables if you prefer to pack a lunch.

Easter Egg Decorating
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange
When: March 28, 1pm
Admission: Free

Fun! Glitter! Eggs! The Brentwood Arts Exchange promise all three at this free family-friendly workshop. Create beautiful decorated eggs that will impress friends and even the Easter Bunny. Children will receive their first two eggs for free. Additional eggs will be available to purchase 2 for $1.

8th Annual Eggstravaganza
Where: Tudor Place
When: March 28 & April 3-4, 10am – 12pm
Admission: $10/child, $8/child member, $5/adult

Rolling green lawns, bobbing spring blooms and the elegant mansion on a hill serve as backdrop for this festive annual attraction. Join the Easter Bunny as children of all ages enjoy an Egg Hunt (at 10:30 a.m.) and thrilling Egg Roll Contest (at 10:45) down the grand South Lawn. Ongoing activities include decorating bunny masks and playing games from the past. Bring your camera! Self-guided tours of Tudor Place’s 5½ acres of glorious gardens are also available.

Fabergé Egg Family Festival
Where: Hillwood Estate and Gardens
When: March 28, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $18/adult ($10/members), $5/ages 6-18, free for 5 and under

Celebrate spring’s arrival in traditional Russian style! Hillwood’s annual festival has programs, music, art, and activities for all ages. Adventure Theatre will apply their clever stagecraft to the Fabergé story with the new play, Fabergé’s Treasures. A favorite for all ages is the fun of stepping into “Fabergé’s Workshop” and using ribbons, gems, and appliqués to create delicate works of art in the style of Fabergé. Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble takes visitors back to Old Russia as they perform on traditional instruments, and the Kalinka Dance Ensemble performs Russian folk dances. And centuries-old Russian springtime games like egg-rolling and egg and spoon racing will entertain children of all ages. All activities take place throughout the day – see the schedule for specifics.

Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Where: Hidden Oaks Nature Center
When: March 28-29 & April 5
Admission: $7/child

Children ages 2-8 can enjoy a dinosaur-themed program and outdoor egg hunt while visiting dinoland in Nature Playce. Look at newly emerged tadpoles in the pond and make a dino craft.. Canceled in case of rain. Pre-registration is required. Programs run at 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm and 4pm for 45-minute sessions.

Easter Eggstravaganzas
Where: Various locations around the DC-Metro
When: March 28 & April 4
Admission: Free

These festivals held in several neighborhoods around the area will offer all kinds of Easter fun and more – egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, face painting, yummy treats, games, prizes, and more. They’ll take place on March 28 in Springfield, Gainesville, and Alexandria, then on April 4 in Georgetown and Capitol Hill. Visit the National Community Church website for more details, including specific locations.

Easter Egg Hunt & Exhibition
Where: Evermay Estate
When: March 29, 1pm & 4pm
Admission: $12, under age 2 are free

The gardens at the Historic Evermay Estate will be open for an afternoon of festive spring fun, including crafts, a visit from some Easter friends, and of course, an expansive egg hunt. Also included in each session is a special musical rendition of the Teddy Bear Picnic in partnership with Imagination Stage. Join the bunnies and teddy bears in the gardens at Evermay with your family to welcome spring. Get your tickets before they sell out! The garden at Evermay are located at 1623 28th Street NW.

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Madame Tussauds
When: April 4, 7:30am, 8:00am, 8:30am, and 9am
Admission: $25/adult and two children

If your kids are early risers, then keep this event in mind: A fun and educational “eggs-ploration” through American History at the wax museum! Tons of eggs will be hidden throughout our Presidents Gallery, and once children have collected the empty eggs, they can then trade them in at the end of the hunt for an Easter gift bag full of fun goodies (1 per child). Guests can also enjoy a meet & greet with the Easter Bunny, an on site petting zoo, plus Easter crafts and face painting! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased online.

Falls Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Cherry Hill Park
When: April 4
Admission: Free

Join this annual family celebration hosted by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department. Children dressed in their spring finest can hunt for candy and special eggs in Cherry Hill Park and have their photo taken with our special guest, the Easter Bunny! BYO basket — they’ll supply the candy, fun, and happy springtime memories. In addition to scrambling for eggs, children ages 11 and younger can participate in a make-your-own-candy-bag craft project and have a chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Spring Fest
Where: McLean Community Center
When: April 4, 10am – 12pm
Admission: $5, free for 2 and under

Spring Fest is a special event that includes self-guided arts and crafts projects, entertainment and the opportunity for your children to get a professional photo with Bunny. Remember to bring your Easter basket for our parent/child Easter egg hunt. Registration is required for all participants, and sign up soon, as space is limited. Recommended for ages 3-8.

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
Where: Pinstripes Georgetown
When: April 5, 9am – 3pm
Admission: $30/adult, $15/ages 6-12, free for 5 and under ($3/baskets)

Kids can go hunting for eggs, and the whole fam can enjoy Easter brunhc out at the bowling, bocce, and bistro venue in Georgetown. To participate, guests must purchase an Easter basket (only 150 available!) from Pinstripes for $3 — all proceeds got to Taste of the Nation #NoKidHungry. The egg hunt begins at 9am, and after that you can celebrate the holiday with Pinstripes’ Easter Brunch. Check out the menu Easter Monday: A Washington Family Tradition
Where: National Zoo
When: April 6, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free
Celebrate Easter on Monday at the Zoo! Join them for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. A traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda will be part of the festivities! This event will be held rain or shine.

White House Easter Egg Roll
Where: White House Lawn
When: April 6, 8am – 5pm
Admission: Free, tickets required

The mac daddy of Easter events in DC, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll requires tickets won through lottery for admission. You should know by now if you were “successful” or not; but if you don’t, you can check your status on recreation.gov. Unofficial tip: I heard from a friend who was lucky enough to go one year that people were giving away extra tickets at the entrance. While I can’t confirm that’s always the case, if you’re going to be in that area and really want to go, it wouldn’t hurt to stop by and see if folks are being so generous. Note that entries are timed, so while it goes all day, guests only stay for their designated amount of time.

Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest
Where: Great Country Farms
When: April 11-12, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $10/child $12/adult at the gate

After a long cold winter, nothing chases away the chill like a visit to the farm. Head to Great Country for the first “crop” of the spring– Marshmallow Picking! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob. You can even purchase a s’more kit to melt away that chocolate craving. The Easter Bunny also hid some eggs, so guests can help find them during multiple egg hunts (by age – se the schedule) with over 18,000 treat-filled eggs. Plan to visit spring chicks and baby animals, check out the spring plantings in the greenhouse, take a hayride and rejoice in the new season. Don’t forget to bring your camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Buy advance tickets online for only $10/adult — visit the website to purchase, and look for the schedule of events there, too.


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Eggcellent Spring & Easter Celebrations

On the hunt for eggs - and fun! - at Ticonderoga Farm

On the hunt for eggs – and fun! – at Ticonderoga Farm



Don’t put your eggs all in one basket when it comes to Easter celebrations. Numerous places around the area are hosting egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, and more spring fun. Even if you’re not big on the holiday, there are attractions beyond bunnies and candy-filled eggs that will have the whole family hopping with joy. Here’s where you can find them, listed in order of start date. (And if I’ve left out any good ones, feel free to let me know in the comments!)

Spring Easter Festival
Where: Ticonderoga Farm
When: April 5-20, 10am – 5pm weekends
Admission: $9.95/weekdays, $11.95/holidays & weekends

With giant slides, an awesome jumping pillow, playgrounds, animals, mazes, and more, the farm in Chantilly is a blast everyday (it’s open daily), but they take the fun up a notch on weekends for their annual Spring Easter Festival. Along with the permanent amusement, there are egg hunts, face painting, children’s games, and visits from the Easter Bunny. Be sure to check the website for timing of specific activities. For an idea of what’s there, see this post about their Winter Festival, which is much of the same, but with Easter instead of Christmas festivities. And this post about a class field trip has info and pics, too.

Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest
Where: Great Country Farms
When: April 5-6, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $10/child $12/adult at the gate

After a long cold winter, nothing chases away the chill like a visit to the farm. Head to Great Country for the first “crop” of the spring– Marshmallow Picking! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob. You can even purchase a s’more kit to melt away that chocolate craving. The Easter Bunny also hid some eggs, so guests can help find them during multiple egg hunts (by age – se the schedule) with over 18,000 treat-filled eggs. Plan to visit spring chicks and baby animals, check out the spring plantings in the greenhouse, take a hayride and rejoice in the new season. Don’t forget to bring your camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Buy advance tickets online for only $10/adult — visit the website to purchase, and look for the schedule of events there, too.

Easter Basket Crafting
Where: 529 Kids Consign – Hollin Hall
When: April 6, 12-1pm & 2-3pm
Admission: $20/child

The high-end consignment shop 529 Kids Consign is hosting a special Easter basket crafting workshop with Little Pincushion Studio in partnership with Little Choux Kidgoods. During the event, boys and girls ages 4 and older will have the opportunity to design and decorate Easter baskets with author, Little Pincushion shop owner and crafting extraordinaire, Annabel Wrigley. Parents will also enjoy 25% off a fabulous selection of full-price Easter attire.

Bunnyland
Where: Butler’s Orchard
When: April 12-13, 17-18, 19-21, & 26-27, 9am – 3pm
Admission: $8.50/child, $6.50/adult

One of the more popular spring festivals in the area, Butler’s has all the trappings for seasonal fun: bunnies, eggs, and other Easter-related treats to get young guests in the holiday spirit. Attractions include hayrides down the Bunny Trail, egg hunts, the Rubber Ducky Derby, giant slides, and a small petting zoo. Face painting and pony rides are also usually offered for an extra fee. Concessions are available, and there are also plenty of picnic tables if you prefer to pack a lunch.

Tea with the Easter Bunny
Where: Tudor Place
When: April 12, 10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm
Admission: $20/child, $25/adult member, $30/adult non-member

Take tea with the Easter Bunny!  Families can sample spring tea blends and other tasty beverages with sandwiches, petite desserts, and scones, while visiting with the celebrity of the season. After tea, join in a scavenger hunt through Tudor Place’s 5 1/2-acre garden to find the Easter Bunny’s favorite flowers and animal friends. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Fabergé Egg Family Festival
Where: Hillwood Estate and Gardens
When: April 12 10am – 5pm & April 13, 1-5pm
Admission: $15/adult, $5/child, $12/seniors, $10/members

With spring finally in full swing, Hillwood’s Fabergé Egg Family Festival celebrates its arrival in traditional Russian style, featuring programs, music, art, and activities for all ages. Adventure Theatre will apply their clever stagecraft to the Fabergé story with the new play, Fabergé’s Treasures: A Hunt for the Easter Treasures of a Tsar. A favorite for all ages is the fun of stepping into “Fabergé’s Workshop” and using ribbons, gems, and appliqués to create delicate works of art in the style of Fabergé. Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble takes visitors back to Old Russia as they perform on traditional instruments, and the Kalinka Dance Ensemble performs Russian folk dances. And centuries-old Russian springtime games like egg-rolling and egg and spoon racing will entertain children of all ages. All activities take place throughout the day.

Easter Eggstravaganzas
Where: Various locations around the DC-Metro
When: April 12 & 19
Admission: Free

These festivals held in several neighborhoods around the area will offer all kinds of Easter fun and more – egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, face painting, yummy treats, games, prizes, and more. They’ll take place on April 12 in Georgtown and on Capital Hill, and Gainesville, then April 19 in Alexandria. Visit the National Community Church website for more details, including specific locations.

Easter Egg Hunt & Exhibition
Where: Evermay Estate
When: April 13, 1pm & 4pm
Admission: $10, under age 2 are free

The S&R Foundation, a non-profit that with a mission to inspire innovation and excellence in arts and sciences, invites the public to join their annual Easter Egg Hunt and Exhibition. The gardens at the historic Evermay Estate will be open for an afternoon of festive fun, including crafts, an egg hunt, and a visit from some Easter friends. Also included is a special theatrical and musical concert of Peter and the Wolf, in partnership with Imagination Stage. The gardens at Evermay, located at 1623 28th Street NW, are a perfect place for your family to welcome spring.

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Madame Tussauds
When: April 19, 7:30am, 8:00am, 8:30am, and 9am
Admission: $25/adult, $12/ages 13 and up, free for 12 and under

If your kids are early risers, then keep this event in mind: A fun and educational “eggs-ploration” through American History at the wax museum! Tons of eggs will be hidden throughout our Presidents Gallery, and once children have collected the empty eggs, they can then trade them in at the end of the hunt for an Easter gift bag full of fun goodies (1 per child). Guests can also enjoy a meet & greet with the Easter Bunny, an on site petting zoo, and Easter storytelling and crafts! All children must be accompanied by an adult and there is a maximum limit of 4 children for every 1 adult. Tickets can be purchased online here.

7th Annual Eggstravaganza
Where: Tudor Place
When: April 18 & 19, 10am – 12pm
Admission: Members: $7/child | Non-Member : $10/child | $5/adult

Rolling green lawns, bobbing spring blooms, and the elegant mansion on a hill serve as backdrop for this festive annual attraction. Join the Easter Bunny and children of all ages for an Egg Hunt at 10:30am and thrilling Egg Roll Contest down the grand South Lawn at 10:45am. Decorate eggs, play games from the past, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and make the 5½-acre gardens your play space for the morning. Bring your own basket and spoon, and one hard-boiled egg per child. Festive or casual attire is appropriate.

Falls Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Cherry Hill Park
When: April 19
Admission: Free

Easter is on its way to the City of Falls Church, just in time for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! Hosted by the City’s Recreation and Parks Department, there will be opportunities for kids ages 0-11 to meet the Easter Bunny along with hunting for some festive eggs – BYOB (bring your own basket) to collect them! This event is free to the public, but donations are encouraged. In the event of rain, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Monday, April 21 at 4pm. Cherry Hill Park is located at 312 Park Ave.

Spring Fest
Where: McLean Community Center
When: April 19, 10am – 12pm
Admission: $5, free for 2 and under

Spring Fest is a special event that includes self-guided arts and crafts projects, entertainment and the opportunity for your children to get a professional photo with Bunny. Remember to bring your Easter basket for our parent/child Easter egg hunt. Registration is required for all participants; walk-ins will not be accepted. Register early! Space is limited. For ages 3-8.

9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Stead PArk
When: April 19, 11am – 1pm
Admission: Free

Bring your Easter baskets and join in on the fun for children of all ages! There will be face painting, balloons, toys and candy (in the eggs), and our special guest… The Easter Bunny! Be ready to start the hunt at 11am, so arrive early. Children must be chaperoned by a parent or guardian. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Stead Park is located at the 1600 block of P Street NW.

Epic Easter Egg Hunt & Homemade Peep Brunch
Where: Pinstripes Georgetown
When: April 20, 10:30am
Admission: $4 for baskets (brunch is separate)

Over 1,500 of colorful eggs full of everything from candy to complimentary brunch, bowling and bocce coupons will line the C&O canal and patio areas around Pinstripes Georgetown, as the bowling, bocce and bistro venue launches its first annual Epic Easter Egg Hunt for kids. To participate in the Pinstripes Epic Egg Hunt, guests must purchase an Easter basket from Pinstripes for $4.00. All proceeds from basket sales will benefit the Children’s National Medical Center, and all baskets come with a chocolate Easter bunny. Easter basket purchases start at 10:30am and the Epic Egg Hunt begins at 11am.  Before or after the hunt, celebrate the holiday with Pinstripes’ Easter Brunch. In addition to an impressive menu of handmade Nutella crème and bananas foster waffles, made-to-order omelets, carved prime rib, fresh seafood, a beautiful salad bar and a towering chocolate fountain, Chef Laurence Cohen will be creating a line of homemade marshmallow Peeps, the favorite Easter candy featuring fluffy, gooey fresh marshmallows rolled in sweet, colorful sugar and shaped into animal shapes. Easter Brunch runs from 9:30am – 3pm  and is $30 per adult, $15 per child 6-12 and free for children under 5.

Easter Monday: A Washington Family Tradition
Where: National Zoo
When: April 21, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free

Celebrate Easter on Monday at the Zoo! Join them for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. A traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda will be part of the festivities! And bring in your old cell phones to recycle at the MetroPCS booth. This event will be held rain or shine.

White House Easter Egg Roll
Where: White House Lawn
When: April 21, 8am – 5pm
Admission: Free, tickets required

The mack daddy of Easter events in DC, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll requires tickets won through lottery for admission. You should know by now if you were “successful” or not; but if you don’t, you can check your status on recreation.gov. Unofficial tip: I heard from a friend who was lucky enough to go one year that people were giving away extra tickets at the entrance. While I can’t confirm that’s always the case, if you’re going to be in the area and really want to go, it wouldn’t hurt to stop by and see if folks are being so generous. Note that entries are timed, so while it goes all day, guests only stay for their designated amount of time.


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Hop for Joy: Easter & Spring Celebrations Around the DC Area

Pure egg hunt madness!

Pure egg hunt madness!



Don’t put your eggs all in one basket when it comes to Easter celebrations. Numerous places around the area are hosting egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, and more spring fun early. At least one big festival has already begun, and even more will kick off festivities this weekend. Even if you’re not big on the holiday, there are attractions beyond bunnies and candy-filled eggs that will have the whole family hopping with joy. Here’s where you can find them, listed in order of start date. (And if I’ve left out any good ones, feel free to let me know in the comments!)

Spring Easter Festival
Where: Ticonderoga Farm
When: March 9 – April 7, 10am – 5pm daily
Admission: $7.95/weekdays, $11.95/holidays & weekends

With spring comes a host of seasonal activities at Ticonderoga. You can visit with the spring farm animals, do some bird watching and animal tracking, and pick daffodils along with their myriad year-round attractions – think swings, hayrides, a maze, and much more. On weekends, the farm takes the celebration up a notch with egg hunts, face painting, children’s games, and visits from the Easter bunny. Be sure to check the website for timing of specific activities. And for an idea of what’s there, see this post about their Winter Festival, which is much of the same, but with Easter instead of Christmas festivities.

Bunnyland
Where: Butler’s Orchard
When: March 23, 24, 28-30 & April 1, 6-7 9am – 3pm
Admission: $8.50/child, $6.50/adult

One of the more popular spring festivals in the area, Butler’s has all the trappings for seasonal fun: bunnies, eggs, and other Easter-related treats to get young guests in the holiday spirit. Other attractions include hayrides down the Bunny Trail, egg hunts, the Rubber Ducky Derby, giant slides, and a small petting zoo. Face painting and pony rides are also usually offered for an extra fee. Food vendors will offer hotdogs, veggie pitas, soup, popcorn, and more. There are also plenty of picnic tables if you prefer to pack a lunch. The Farm Market will be open, too, selling preserves, honey, home-baked fruit pies, and other local goods.

Tea with the Easter Bunny
Where: Tudor Place
When: March 23, 1-2:30pm
Admission: Members: $15/child, $20 adult | Non-Members: $20/child, $25/adult

Take tea with the Easter Bunny!  Families will sample spring tea blends, sandwiches, scones and petite desserts while visiting with the Easter Bunny.  After tea, families will partake in a scavenger hunt through Tudor Place’s 5.5 acres of gardens in search of the Easter Bunny’s favorite flowers and animal friends.

Easter Eggstravaganzas
Where: Various locations around the DC-Metro
When: March 23 & 30
Admission: Free

These festivals held in several neighborhoods around the area will offer all kinds of Easter fun and more – egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, face painting, yummy treats, games, prizes, and more. They’ll take place on March 23 in Alexandria, Georgtown, and Ballston, then on March 30 on Capitol Hill. Visit the National Community Church website for more details, including specific locations.

Easter Make-and-Take
Where: Little Loft
When: March 23, 10-11:30am
Admission: $15

Kids ages 4-8 can drop in to decorate an ostrich sized papier mache Easter egg, perfect for storing jelly beans or other treasures. While you’re there, shop the retail section for art supplies for Easter baskets — they have paintbrushes, watercolors, crayons, pencils and more. Get inspired for spring!

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Pump it Up in Lanham, Md
When: March 29-30
Admission: $15/child, $5/adult

Grab the kiddos and hop on down to Pump It Up for an inflatably great Easter Egg Hunt! Search for Easter Eggs hidden in and around our huge inflatable arenas. Who will find the Golden Prize eggs this year?  Maybe you’ll see an Easter bunny too. Four time slots are available each: 10am – 12pm, 2-4pm, and 5-7pm on Friday, and 9-11am on Saturday. Friday sessions include pizza and beverage, plus lots of goodies for everyone. Sunday includes continental breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Everyone must have a ticket to enter – visit the website to purchase online. This event is expected to sell out!

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Madame Tussauds
When: March 30, 7:30-9:45 AM
Admission: Free for 12 and under, $10/ages 13 and up

If your kids are early risers, then keep this event in mind: Over 5,000 eggs will be hidden throughout our Presidents Gallery, containing a variety of goodies and prizes, including a handful of ‘Golden Eggs’ filled with a chance to win a personalized wax hand, Oval Office Photo, or family V.I.P package. All children must be accompanied by an adult and there is a maximum limit of 4 children for every 1 adult. Easter baskets will be provided and there will be photo-op’s with live bunnies in our Oval Office, as well as furry friends and companions for you to meet! Tickets can be purchased online.

Pâques: Storytime & Egg Hunt
Where: L’Alliance Française Washington, DC
When: March 30, 10:30am – 12pm
Admission: $10, $5/members

Celebrate Easter with the Alliance Française! The morning will kick off with a special story time, followed by an Easter egg hunt in the park. Guests will also enjoy a special treat from Paul Bakery. Purchase tickets online here.

5th Annual Eggstravaganza
Where: Tudor Place
When: March 30, 10am – 12pm
Admission: Members: $7/child | Non-Member : $10/child | $5/adult

It’s Washington’s other Easter egg hunt and the largest in Washington, D.C.! Children of all ages can take pictures with the Easter Bunny and go wild for eggs – egg rolling, egg hunting and egg decorating – at the Fifth Annual Tudor Place Eggstravaganza. After “egging themselves on,” young guests can play games from the past on the expansive South Lawn. And all visitors will enjoy roaming the estate’s 5 ½ acres of glorious gardens. (Self-guided tour maps available.) Note: The Egg Hunt starts at 10:45 a.m. and the Egg Roll follows at 11:00 a.m.  Bring your own basket and spoon, and one hard-boiled egg per child. Festive or casual attire is appropriate.

Spring Fest
Where: McLean Community Center
When: March 30, 10am – 12pm
Admission: $5, free for 2 and under

Spring Fest is a special event that includes self-guided arts and crafts projects, entertainment and the opportunity for your children to get a professional photo with Bunny. Remember to bring your Easter basket for our parent/child Easter egg hunt. Registration is required for all participants; walk-ins will not be accepted. Register early! Space is limited. For ages 3-8.

Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest
Where: Great Country Farms
When: March 23-24, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $10/child $12/adult at the gate

After a long cold winter, nothing chases away the chill like a visit to the farm. Head to Great Country for the first “crop” of the spring– Marshmallow Picking!! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob. You can even purchase a s’more kit to melt away that chocolate craving.What? The Easter Bunny also hid some eggs? Help find them! There will be multiple egg hunts with over 7,000 eggs filled with treats. Plan to visit spring chicks and baby animals, check out the spring plantings in the greenhouse, take a hayride and rejoice in the new season. Don’t forget to bring your camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Buy advance tickets online for only $10/adult — visit the website to purchase, and look for the schedule of events there, too.

Easter Fun at the Mayflower
Where: Mayflower Hotel
When: March 24-31
Admission: See rates below

If you’re visiting the area or have guests who are, check out The Mayflower for great rates and special Easter fun. The “Stay for Breakfast” package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast buffet for two, and rates starting at $159 per night from March 24 -31. With a location close to the White House, it’s easy to “roll” on over to the Lawn on Monday, April 1 if guests have tickets to the festivities. During that time, the Mayflower will yield more than an elegant getaway — guests can get EGGcellent prizes too. Honoring the hotel’s 88th Birthday, a total of 88 decorative Easter Eggs will be hidden in randomly selected guest rooms, up to 12 eggs each day. Before unpacking, be sure to give a quick look around the room because an Egg could be hidden on the bed, on top of the guest towels, on one of the couch pillows, etc. If you find a Mayflower Easter Egg, visit a hotel Navigator at the front desk to redeem a prize. Guests draw from either an Adult or Kid-friendly Easter Basket. Prizes include Marriott Rewards Points, a complimentary cocktail at the new Edgar Bar & Kitchen, a milk and cookie turndown, bag of candies and chocolates and more. During the course of the Easter Egg Hunt week, five golden eggs will be hidden and these qualify for complimentary future two-night weekend stays. For reservations, visit www.MayflowerRenaissance.com or call 888-236-2427.

Easter Monday: Celebrating the African American Family Tradition
Where: National Zoo
When: April 1, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free

Easter Monday at the National Zoo has been an African American community tradition for over 100 years, and the Zoo proudly commemorates it annually with special festivities that all families in the metro area are welcome to enjoy. An Easter egg hunt, animals demos, activities highlighting African animals, live entertainment, field and relay-style games, and visits from the Easter Panda will be part of the fun-filled day.

White House Easter Egg Roll
Where: White House Lawn
When: April 1, 8am – 5pm
Admission: Free, tickets required

The mack daddy of Easter events in DC, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll requires tickets won through lottery for admission. You should know by now if you were “successful” or not; but if you haven’t, you can check your status on recreation.gov. Unofficial tip: I heard from a friend who was lucky enough to go last year that people were giving away extra tickets at the entrance. While I can’t confirm that is always the case, if you’re going to be in the area and really want to go, it wouldn’t hurt to stop by and see if folks are being so generous again this year. Note that entries are timed, so while it goes all day, guests only stay for their designated amount of time.

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Eggcellent Celebrations this Easter

Thank you, Easter Piggy! (oink oink)

 

You don’t have to wait until Easter Sunday to get the celebration started.  Many places around the area are hosting egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, and more spring fun early.  At least one big festival has already begun and even more will kick off festivities this weekend. Even if you’re not big on the holiday, there are attractions beyond bunnies and candy-filled eggs that will have the whole family jumping hopping with joy.  Here’s where you can find them, listed in order of start date.

Spring Easter Festival
Where: Ticonderoga Farm
When: March 17 – April 15, 10am – 5pm daily
Admission: $7.95/weekdays, $11.95/holidays & weekends

With spring comes a host of seasonal activities at Ticonderoga. You can visit with the spring farm animals, do some bird watching and animal tracking, and pick daffodils along with their myriad year-round attractions – think swings, hayrides, a maze, and much more. On weekends, the farm takes the celebration up a notch with egg hunts, face painting, children’s games, and visits from the Easter bunny.

Bunnyland
Where: Butler’s Orchard
When: March 31 & April 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15; 9am – 3pm
Admission: $8.50/child, $6.50/adult

One of the more popular spring festivals in the area, Butler’s has all the trappings for seasonal fun: bunnies, eggs, and other Easter-related treats to get young guests in the holiday spirit. Other attractions include hayrides down the Bunny Trail, egg hunts, the Rubber Ducky Derby, giant slides, and a small petting zoo. There will also be face painting and pony rides for an extra fee. Food vendors will offer hotdogs, veggie pitas, soup, popcorn, and more. There are also plenty of picnic tables if you prefer to pack a lunch. The Farm Market will be open, too, selling preserves, honey, home-baked fruit pies, and other local goods.

Easter Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest
Where: Great Country Farms
When: March 31 – April 1, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $10/kids, $12/adults, children 2 and under are free

Celebrate springtime amidst rolling hills, friendly animals, and special Easter activities. There will be four separate aged-based egg hunts both days with over 7,000 treat-filled eggs hidden around the farm! Visitors will enjoy the mysterious Marshmallow Harvest, which always blooms on or around April 1st and can be eaten straight off the tree or roasted over the bonfire. Visit with the Easter bunny, then lunch at the Farms’ signature Roosteraunt. Along with all this, the farm’s permanent attractions — the giant jumping pillow, pedal carts, rope mazes, and more — will also be open. Note: Due to popular demand, advanced Egg Hunt tickets are recommended and are available for purchase online.

Easter Eggstravaganzas
Where: Various locations around the DC-Metro
When: March 31 & April 1
Admission: Free

These festivals held in several neighborhoods around the area will offer all kinds of Easter fun and more – egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, face painting, yummy treats, games, prizes, and more. They’ll take place on March 31 in Alexandria and Columbia Heights, then on April 7 in Ballston, Capitol Hill, and Georgetown. Visit the National Community Church website for more details, including specific locations.

Fabergé Egg Family Festival
Where: Hillwood Museum
When: March 31, 10am – 7pm & April 1, 1-5pm
Admission: $6/ages 6-18, $15/adult, $12/senior, free for 6 and under

Celebrate spring’s arrival in Russian style! Enjoy festive folk music and storytelling, meet historic character Tsar Nicholas II, and take part in a centuries-old egg-rolling game. Step into Fabergé’s Workshop to decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg.

Egg Hunt & Bounce
Where: Pump it Up in Lanham
When: April 6, 10am – 12pm, 2-4pm, 5-7pm
Admission: $15/child, $5/adult

Grab the kiddos and hop on down to Pump It Up for an jumpin’ Easter Egg Hunt. Search for eggs hidden in and around the huge arenas filled with giant inflatables. Looks for special golden eggs, visit with the Easter bunny, and have a bouncy good time. Admission includes pizza, beverages, and goodies for everyone. Don’t forget socks!

Eggstravaganza at Tudor Place
Where: Tudor Place
When: April 6, 10am – 12pm
Admission: $3/adults, $6/member child, $7/non-member child

Celebrate spring and Easter at the historic Georgetown estate. Children of all ages can enjoy the largest egg hunt in Washington, DC, and a thrilling egg roll contest. After the games, spend the morning decorating festive eggs, playing games from the past, and taking picture with the Easter Bunny. Visitors can also enjoy a self-guided tour of Tudor Place’s 5+ acres of glorious gardens. The egg hunt begins at 10:45am, and the egg roll follows at 11am. Guests should bring their own basket and spoon, plus one hard-boiled egg per child. Tickets can be purchased through the website here.

Joyeuses Pâques
Where: Alliance Française de Washington D.C.
When: April 7, 10:30am
Admission: $5

Celebrate Easter with the Alliance Française! The morning will kick off with a special story time, followed by an Easter egg hunt in the park. Children who find a special Golden Egg will have an extra surprise. The egg hunt will be followed by a special treat from Paul Bakery. Call 202.234.7911 to RSVP.

Easter Egg Hunt and Basket Decorating
Where: Hill Center
When: April 7, 1-3pm
Admission: $15

Kids of all ages are welcome to join a class at the Hill Center to decorate baskets then fill them up with their gatherings from an egg hunt. To register, email: karen@alewter.com.

Presidents Gallery Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Madame Tussauds
When: April 7, 8-10am
Admission:
$10/ages 13 and up, free for ages 12 and under
In celebration of Easter and a White House tradition started by the 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, The Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds is hosting its first annual Easter Egg Hunt offering a fun and educational “eggs-ploration” through American history and pop culture. more than one thousand eggs will be hidden throughout the attraction, waiting to be uncovered by guests as they interact with and enjoy the wax figures. Various trinkets and prizes will be contained in every egg, including one Golden Egg that will award its finder a personalized wax hands souvenir, an Oval Office photo shoot or a family V.I.P. package. Additionally, live bunnies provided by the Be With Me Playseum will be on-hand for special Easter photo-ops in the attraction’s replica Oval Office.

Easter Monday: Celebrating the African American Family Tradition
Where: National Zoo
When: April 9, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free
Easter Monday at the National Zoo has been an African American community tradition for over 100 years, and the Zoo proudly commemorates it annually with special festivities that all families in the metro area are welcome to enjoy. An Easter egg hunt, animals demos, activities highlighting African animals, live entertainment, relay style games, and visits from the Easter Panda will be part of the fun-filled day.

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