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Easter Egg Hunts and Celebrations Around Washington, D.C.

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Clark's Elioak Farm Easter Egg Hunts, Ellicott City, MD Clark's Elioak Farm Easter Egg Hunts, Ellicott City, MD

Hippity hop, Easter's on its way! Celebrate spring by getting the family out to enjoy the weather while having a little Easter egg-hunting fun in the process. The joy and excitement brought to a child as they find those colorful eggs filled with candy and prizes definitely creates lasting childhood memories. And the Washington, D. C. area is filled with opportunities to egg hunt, from the South Lawn of the White House to the National Zoo to local parks and farms. Grab your Easter baskets and let the adventure begin!

We've rounded up a list of the best Easter egg hunts and celebrations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Washington, D.C.

Fabergé Egg Family Festival at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
What better time to admire the exquisite Fabergé egg creations than at Easter time? Join the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens as they celebrate spring's arrival Russian-style with festive folk music and dancing and lively family-friendly Russian Easter traditional stories produced by Happenstance Theater. Participate in the traditional Russian egg-rolling game and create your very own Fabergé-inspired decorated egg. The Festival takes place on April 6th and 7th.

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
Fabergé Egg Family Festival at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Tudor Place Eggstravaganza
Tudor Place's annual Eggstravaganza features an egg hunt, egg roll and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. The experience includes decorating a festive animal magnet, making a jumbo egg hanging decoration and playing children's games. There are four dates to choose from: April 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This program sells out quickly, so secure your tickets early!

Tudor Place
Tudor Place Eggstravaganza, Photo by  An Endless Pursuit

Stead Park's 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - FREE
Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, the Stead Park's 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 20th offers up a fun family day at the Park with egg hunting, crafts, snacks and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt times are divided by age categories starting at 10:45 a.m. (baby to 3), 11:15 a.m. (ages 4-6) and 11:45 a.m. (ages 7 and up).

Stead Park
Stead Park, Washington, D.C.

White House Easter Egg Roll
A time-honored tradition dating back to 1878, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy the seasonal festivities as a family on the South Lawn of the White House. A public lottery is utilized to select the lucky winners that are invited to attend. This year's 141st Egg Roll, hosted by First Lady Melania Trump, will take place on April 22nd (The lottery closed on March 7th; mark your calendars for next year!). 

Easter Monday & Earth Optimism Celebration at the National Zoo - FREE
Since Easter Monday coincides with Earth Day this year, the National Zoo is doubling down on the fun with their Easter Monday and Earth Optimism Celebration on April 22nd from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., featuring egg hunts, games, food trucks, educational programs, live music from family-friendly Rainbow Rock Band and more. The event offers hands-on learning opportunities with special animal demonstrations, zookeeper talks, and meet and greets with wildlife professionals and scientists.

Maryland

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Bunny Hop Train Ride, Cumberland, MD
Take a scenic train ride from Cumberland to Mountain View while listening to Easter stories, singing along to your favorite Easter tunes, meeting the Easter Bunny, playing games, and going on an Easter egg hunt. Lemonade and cookies are served on this 2-hour train excursion. The exciting adventure takes place on select dates in April. Save 60% on Bunny Hop train tickets.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Bunny Hop Train Ride, Cumberland, MD
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Bunny Hop Train Ride, Cumberland, MD

Easter Egg Dyeing, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Hyattsville, MD - FREE
Don't want to make a mess at home dyeing Easter eggs? Head over to Brentwood Arts Exchange for the Easter Egg Dyeing family program on April 13th from 2 - 4 p.m. Each child will receive their first two eggs free; additional eggs may be purchased for a small fee.

Green Meadows Easter Egg Hunts at the Farm, Ijamsville, MD 
Located south of Frederick, Maryland, Green Meadows Easter Egg Hunts at the Farm offers three hunts per day from April 13th-14th and April 18th-21st at 11 a.m, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Whiskers, the farm's Easter Bunny, will be hopping in for photo opportunities. During your visit, enjoy cow milking, the petting farm, a wagon ride, goat feeding and pig races. No reservations needed for event dates, but your child must be signed up 30 minutes prior to the start of the hunt to participate.

Green Meadows
Green Meadows Easter Egg Hunts at the Farm, Ijamsville, MD

Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard, Germantown, MD
Have a hopping good time at Butler's Orchard's Bunnyland, featuring adorable spring animals, like bunnies, lambs and chicks, hayrides, Hilltop Hop jumping pad, egg hunt, playground, giant slides, pedal tractor rides, a rubber ducky derby, visits with the farm's Country Bunny, and a take-home goodie basket for the kids. Face painting and pony rides are available on the property for an additional fee. Bunnyland is open April 13-14th, 18th-20th, 22nd, 27-28th.

Butler's Orchard Bunnyland
Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard, Germantown, MD

Walkersville Southern Railroad, Walkersville, MD 
Experience a fun 80-minute ride on a train on the Walkerville Southern Railroad as Mr. Bunny makes his rounds meeting and greeting each family board. Enjoy free juice and Uncle Ralph's cookies served in their museum after your excursion. Bunny train rides take place on April 13th, 14th and 20th at the following times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Historic Savage Mill's Easter Egg Hunt, Savage, MD
Once a cotton mill, now a shopping and restaurant complex, Historic Savage Mill is hosting an Easter egg hunt event on April 14th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic. Price includes a basket, egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny (from 12 - 2 p.m. ). 

Historic Savage Mill

Black Hill Visitor Center Nature's Egg Hunt, Boyds, MD
Experience a different kind of egg hunt that doesn't require a basket at Nature's Egg Hunt at Black Hill Visitor Center. Learn about what eggs look like in nature and set off on a scavenger hunt for hidden egg clues. After the hunt, participate in a craft to make your own natural looking egg. The event takes place on April 19th at 10 - 11 a.m for ages 3 - 6 and 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for ages 7-11.

Clark's Elioak Farm's Egg Hunt Weekend, Ellicott City, MD
Spend a fun spring day on the farm at Clark's Elioak Egg Hunt Weekend. Cuddle with the furry farm animals in the petting farm, enjoy rides, participate in an egg hunt (for ages 1-6) or mine for gems. At the end of the hunt, the kids will turn in their eggs for a goodie bag. Egg Hunt weekend is April 20th/21st with egg hunts happening every 30 minutes from 10 a.m - 5 p.m.

Clark's Elioak Farm's Egg Hunt, Ellicott City, MD
Clark's Elioak Farm Easter Egg Hunts, Ellicott City, MD

Virginia

Ticonderoga Farms Weekend Easter Egg Hunt, Chantilly, VA
Celebrate spring with Ticonderoga Farms all weekends from March 30th - April 28th with Easter egg hunts, giant hill slides, jumping pillows, hayrides, animal feedings, tepees, swinging bridge, pedal kart track and more! Bring your camera for the meet and greet with the guest of honor, the Easter Bunny.  Egg hunts begin promptly at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Check in 30 minutes prior to hunt time.

Ticonderoga Farms Weekend Easter Egg Hunt, Chantilly, VA
Ticonderoga Farms Weekend Easter Egg Hunt, Chantilly, VA

Great Country Farms Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest, Bluemont, VA
Head to Great Country Farms' Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest to enjoy the first "crop" of the season, marshmallow picking to roast on the bonfire! Discover the hidden eggs left by the Easter Bunny filled with enchanting treats. While there, visit the baby animals and spring chicks and hop on the wagon for a ride around the farm. This unique experience takes place on April 6th and 7th. The egg hunt is arranged by age groups and takes place at specific times. Advance tickets may be purchased online for a discounted rate.

Great Country Farms
Great Country Farms Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest, Bluemont, VA

Arlandria Eggstravaganza, Four Mile Run Park, Alexandria, VA - FREE
Located in the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood, the Arlandria Eggstravaganza is an extremely popular annual tradition with activities and entertainment for all age groups (even teens/adult egg hunts!). The fun takes place on April 13th with a variety of activities, including over 10,000 eggs for hunts, games, crafts at the Mobile Art Lab, contests, music, demonstrations, food and more. Carnival style treats are available for free, such as cotton candy and popcorn. The first 3,000 people even get free lunch!

Easter Egg Hunt at Ida Lee Park, Leesburg, VA
Bring the family out for a day of fun at the Easter Egg Hunt at Ida Lee Park on April 13th from 12 - 3 p.m. Beyond the egg hunt, enjoy unlimited rides on a jumbo slide, obstacle courses, bounce houses and more amusements. Bring a lunch to enjoy a picnic at the park. Registration for the egg hunt is required and ends at 8 p.m. on April 12th. 

Sully Historic Site Easter Egg Hunt, Chantilly, VA
Visit this Virginia landmark near Dulles Airport for the Sully Historic Site Easter Egg Hunt to hunt for eggs, create a take-home craft, ride on a wagon (additional fee) and play games. Meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny strolling the grounds. The event dates are April 13th - 14th. Space is limited, so register ahead of time HERE.

Roer's Zoofari Easter Eggstravaganza, Vienna, VA
Experience a day full of springtime fun at Roer's Zoofari Easter Eggstravaganza, including an open-air bus tour, aviary adventure, bounce houses, face painting, environmentally responsible crafts and barnyard petting and feeding of the animals! New this year, the event will be plastic-free; the farm will be using reusable eggs that children will turn in for prizes and kids that sign a plastic pledge to reduce their use of plastics will receive an additional gift. The Eggstravaganza takes place on two weekends, April 13th - 14th and 20th - 21st from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

NoVa Parks Egg Hunts
If you live in Northern Virginia or don't mind the drive, you are in luck, there are many area parks offering egg hunts this year. The list includes at least 10 different parks with dates ranging from April 14th - April 20th. Get busy - that's a lot of eggs to hunt!

The Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt, Alexandria, VA
Come out for the 20th annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Lee Fendall House where the Easter Bunny has filled the garden with hundreds of toy-filled Easter eggs! Lots of activities will be available for young guests to enjoy, from games, crafts, sticker station and temporary tattoos to photos with the Easter Bunny. The event takes place on three dates, April 19th - 21st and is expected to sell out due to space limitations. Secure your tickets early!

The Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt, Alexandria, VA
The Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt, Alexandria, VA

Easter Egg Hunt at Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church, VA - FREE
Hop on over for this annual family celebration at Cherry Hill Park for a fun hunt for candy and special eggs on April 20th at 10 a.m. (rain date is April 22 at 4 p.m.). Bring your camera to get a photo with the special guest, the Easter Bunny! 

Falls Church Easter egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt at Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church, VA

Morven Park's Easter at the Park, Leesburg, VA
Bring in spring at the historic Morven Park's Easter at the Park event with games, egg hunts, live rabbits, crafts and an egg roll down the Davis Mansion lawn. Bring a camera to take a family photo with the Easter Bunny in the lovely garden setting. Event takes place on April 20th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Morven Park
Morven Park's Easter at the Park, Photo by Chas Sumser

West Belmont Place Easter Egg-stravaganza at the National Conference Center,  Leesburg, VA
Celebrate Easter with a bountiful brunch and egg hunt with West Belmont Place's Easter Egg-stravaganza on April 21st. Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny has hidden over 3,000 eggs filled with prizes and candy. Beyond the delicious meal, which includes a Junior Bunny Buffet for the kids, get a photo taken with the Easter Bunny to take home, decorate Easter cookies, create crafts, and watch an Easter movie on the big screen. There are two separate seating times for the brunch at 11 a.m. (egg hunt 12:30 p.m.) or 1 p.m. (egg hunt 2:30 p.m.).

West Belmont Place
West Belmont Place Easter Egg-stravaganza at the National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA

Nottaway Park Egg Hunt, Vienna, VA
Head over to the Nottaway Park Egg Hunt for some family fun on April 20th. Kids from 1-9-years old will enjoy hunting for candy and eggs filled with treats, plus there will be door prizes for each age group. While there, visit with the Easter Bunny to snag those priceless photos. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on April 20th.

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