Kid-Friendly Easter Events in Washington, D.C.

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(Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to get picked for the White House Easter Egg Roll this year, don’t worry.  There are plenty more Easter events that you and the family can attend this weekend.

Love dying eggs? Finding hidden treasures? Meeting the Easter Bunny?  Then these events in and around D.C. are perfect.

Spring Easter Festival
Ticonderoga Farm
26469 Ticonderoga Road
Chantilly, VA 20152
(703) 327-4424
www.ticonderoga.com

Date: Weekends through April 20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are several Easter egg hunts and events in gardens and yards around the DMV that you can attend, but an Easter festival at a farm is more interesting. On top of the traditional egg hunt, families can go on hay rides, roast marshmallows, go on slides, visit the farm animals and take photos with the Easter Bunny. The Easter eggs have toys and candy, but look out for the golden eggs that have special prizes. Visit Ticonderoga Farm this Easter and make great family memories.

Easter Monday: A DC Tradition
The National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 633-4888
www.nationalzoo.si.edu

Date: April 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It is a tradition for the National Zoo to hold a special Easter event every year. This year is even more special because the zoo will be combining its Easter celebration with its Earth Day celebration. Families can look forward to an Easter egg hunt, live entertainment, learning about sustainability initiatives at the zoo and more fun family activities. And while everywhere else will probably have an Easter Bunny, the National Zoo has an Easter Panda.

Meadowside Nature Center’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855
(301) 258-4030
www.montgomeryparks.org

Date: April 18, 2014 at 10 a.m.

An Easter egg hunt in a real park with real eggs is pretty much as good as it gets. The Meadowside Nature Center’s annual egg hunt gets your kids active and they learn a lot throughout the day. After they dye and decorate the eggs they found, they can enjoy the other activities the nature center has to offer. Take your kids to the Meadowside Nature Center this Easter, the Easter Bunny approves.

Fairfax Easter Egg Hunt
Van Dyck Park
3720 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

www.fairfaxva.gov

Date: April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This Easter egg hunt has specific age group hunts so the little kids can get a chance to leave with great treats. The Easter bunny will be hanging out and taking pictures with kids while they hunt for eggs at the park.  The 2 to 3-year-olds start at 10:30 a.m. so get there early.

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