Spring is almost officially here and I have 10 wonderful DC Area Family Spring Events to share with you!
I organized these DC area family spring events by date so most recent are first. And I also included some fun Spring/Easter treats for your kids to make your outing extra fun. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is at no extra cost to you. Thanks!)
1. Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard – specific dates March 27-31 and April 1-11
Bunnyland is coming back this year at Butler’s Orchard in Germantown MD. The link is here to register and recommend reserving tickets ASAP as many of the morning slots are already sold out. https://butlersorchard.ticketspice.com/bunnyland
Dates: March 27, 28, 30, 31 and April 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11
Hours: 9 am – 6 pm (Last entry 4 pm)
Cost: $10.00/Person (Children Under 24 Months Free)
Your ticket gets you a 2 hour time slot for the following activities: Giant Slides, Egg Hunt(eggs are NOT filled and are returned), Goodie Baskets, for children under 12, 2 Hilltop Hop Jump Pads (New this year – an additional jump pad for children under 40″ tall.), Farm Animals in our Hayloft and Barnyard Buddies, Pedal Tractors, Combine Slide, Straw Pyramid, Farm Fun Zone(Ball Tosses, Cornhole, Horse Hoop Toss), Hayride through our decorated Day Trail, Country Bunny Character Photo Op (11:00am – 3:00pm)
Additional Activities for added cost: Face painting, pony rides and snacks.
2. Egg Hunt at Potomac Overlook – now until April 4th
Visit Potomac Overlook park and from now until April 4th between 11 AM and 4 PM stop into the Nature Center to purchase a map and answer sheet for $8 per person. Use the map to find all 8 “egg-stands” Bring completed answer sheet back to receive a prize!
More info here!
3. Easter Treasure Hunt at O Street Museum Mansion – Now until April 5
The O Street Museum in the Mansion in holding Easter Treasure Hunts from now until April 5th. Check out their website here to reserve a time slot. I contact the museum and they said its fun for all ages.
Hours: 11 am to 3 PM
Cost: $40 per person
Activities: “Don your favorite Easter bonnet and celebrate spring with a fun filled treasure hunt at The Mansion! Search for special Easter & spring themed items found only at The Mansion. Includes: Treasure Hunt, Easter Candy, Exploration of our themed rooms & secret doors. Prizes for best dressed and best Easter bonnet.”
4. Occoquan Peep Week March 25 – April 4
Check out the cute town of Occoquan, VA for their 2021 Peep Week March 25 where businesses around Occoquan will display creative dioramas using Peeps! You can judge for your favorites or even submit your own photo of a diorama by march 25 for prizes. Check out the town’s website here for all the info.
5. Great Country Farms Easter Egg Hunt March 26 – April 4th
We love Great Country Farms during the Fall but never knew they have Easter Egg Hunts! This year, they will have advanced tickets and social distancing egg hunts. Beyond the egg hunt you can see the live animals, Marshmallow picking for the bonfire and wagon rides.
Cost: $10/child & $12/adult then Add -On Egg Hunts for $5/child age 0-10yrs. Children 2 years and under do not pay admission but do need an Egg Hunt Ticket ($5) to enter the egg hunt area. Purchase tickets here.
Egg Hunt Schedule:
- Separate 2 & 3 year old area where 1 adult can enter with each child
- The Egg Hunt Areas will be open form 10am-3pm.
- Hunts Daily~ Please enter the hunt area within an hour of your arrival time
- Hunts include a pick your own bucket and up to 25 treat filled eggs to gather in the bucket
- Raffle Ticket Winners will be announced on Facebook Live on Saturday, April 3 at 4:30pm
6. Bunny Train – March 27 & 28 and April 3
Just 1 hr from DC, check out the Walkersville Southern railroad’s Bunny Train Rides! Visit with the Easter Bunny on the train who will have a small surprise for each child. tickets can be booking on their website here.
Dates: March 27 & 28 and April 3 – 11 AM, 1 PM & 3 PM
Cost: Adults $18, Seniors 55+ $17, Children 2 -12 $14, under 2 free. Reservations required.
Covid Protocols: 2 train cars are completely open air and 3 train cars have windows that open. They are wiping down the seats between train rides and require masks (the Easter bunny will have a mask on under his costume!) Also, the train will run at a 50% reduced capacity in order to socially distance 6 feet inside the cars.
7. Easter Spanish Playtime – April 3rd at 10 AM
My friends at District Playgroup are holding a Bilingual Easter Playtime on Saturday, April 3rd at 10 am in Rose Park Georgetown. Check out more info and register here.
Date and Time: Saturday, April 3rd at 10 am
8. Eco Easter Egg Hunt at Whitehall Farms – April 3rd in Clifton VA
Whitehall Farm in Clifton, Virginia will host their Eco Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd. Reserve tickets on Eventbrite here.
Cost: $15 for kids, $7.50 for 1 adult and $10 for 2 adults (plus eventbrite fees)
Activities from their website: Come play Easter games and search for biodegradable Easter Eggs! You can meet all Whitehall’s farm animals like Henry the curious cow, feed our flock of 200 hungry chickens, and see the baby piggies! Take a socially distanced scenic wagon ride* through the woods around the farm, and check out our farm store featuring freshly pastured eggs, pork, and beef from our farm, and unique local products from across the region. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our tables, or bring a blanket so you can relax while the kids have a blast! All mentioned activities are included in the price of admission. Non-participating children 3 and under are free, so bring the whole family!
How will the hunts work?
Each participating child will get a basket, a Whitehall Farm coloring book with crayons to take home, and the opportunity to find approximately 10 eco eggs filled with candy. If you choose to we are happy to reuse baskets and eggs in good condition for future hunts! Our hunts are staggered by age group starting with our youngest participants to make sure everyone gets the opportunity to find plenty of eggs. There will be three egg hunts at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. **last wagon ride at 3:30 pm**”
9. Tulip Picking at Burnside Farms (TBD early April) – My fav DC Area Family Spring Event!
Our family’s favorite spring tradition! Picking Tulips at Burnside Farms in Haymarket Virginia. We’ve been the past 2 years and loved their COVID protocols last year. Their Festival of Spring dates are announced about a week before because it is based on the blooms. Check their Facebook page for daily updates at the end of March. Last year you signed up for a time slot to ensure social distancing.
10. Georgetown Spring Glow April 9 to June 27
Georgetown Glow is coming back! It was rescheduled from this winter to spring and will be free to view starting April 9th. All the details on their website: http://www.georgetownglowdc.com
Treats to make your Spring outing fun!
My daughter has this hat and loves wearing it and moving the ears!
Affordable pack of 6 bunny ears for everyone in your family!
We love Biscuit books in our family and this touch and feel board book would be great for a car ride to the farms listed above.
Please let me know what other fun DC Area Spring Family Events I missed in the comments!
And don’t forget to check out the 26 Family Friendly Social Distancing Spots in the DMV here or my Best of Playgrounds in DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.