2014 Easter Egg Hunts in the DC Metro Area

easterThis past weekend, I stayed in denial of “Winter Storm Wiley,” hoping that by not acknowledging it, we would somehow escape its icy grasp.  The luck ‘o the Irish wasn’t with me, and our yard is blanketed in 8″ of snow…once again!  But, I comfort myself with the hope that Spring (and Easter!) are just around the corner; and it’s hopefully the last major snow event of this winter.

What better way to celebrate the coming of Spring than a list of top Easter Egg Hunts in the DC Metro area.  {If you’d like to add your event to our list, send me a quick email at capitallyfrugal(at)gmail(dot)com or through our Contact page.}

Alexandria, VA
Easter Egg Hunt at Lee-Fendall Center
Date: Friday, April 18, Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time: Friday, April 18th at 3:00 pm. (Rain Date: April 25th); Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, & 3:30 PM (Rain Date: April 26th); Sunday, April 20 at 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm. (Rain Date: April 27th)
Cost: Tickets are $12 for ages 0-12, and $5 for all older children and adults. Reservations are encouraged: they cannot guarantee that walk-ups will be accommodated.
Description: Children and families will hunt Easter eggs, have photos taken with the Easter Bunny, enjoy snacks, and make beautiful crafts to take home. The hunt is open to children ages 0-12 and their families.

Easter Egg Hunt at Great Waves Waterpark
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – Noon
Cost: $10/child
Description: The Easter Bunny is in town and can’t wait to visit with you! Choose your park, bring your basket to scramble for eggs and we guarantee an egg-cellent time! Additional activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old.

Upton Hill Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – Noon
Cost: $10/child
Description: The Easter Bunny is in town and can’t wait to visit with you! Choose your park, bring your basket to scramble for eggs and we guarantee an egg-cellent time! Additional activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old.

Annandale, VA
Woodland Wildlife Egg Hunt at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: $7/in-county, $9/out-county
Description: Meet costumed woodland characters along the 1/3- mile Old Oak Trail and learn how different animals raise their young in the spring. Hunt for eggs around some animals and get a treat from others. Finish with a small egg hunt in Nature Playce. Trail is not stroller friendly.

Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Hidden Oaks
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 & Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 (different times, depending on age)
Cost: $7/in-county, $9/out of county
Description: Enjoy a dinosaur-themed program and outdoor egg hunt while visiting dinoland in Nature Playce. Make a dino craft.

Ashburn, VA
Easter Egg Hunt at Brambleton Golf Course
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – Noon
Cost: $10/child
Description: The Easter Bunny is in town and can’t wait to visit with you! Bring your basket to scramble for eggs and we guarantee an egg-cellent time! Additional activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old.

Baltimore, MD
Bunny Breakfast and Train Ride
Date: April 18 & 19, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Cost: $34/adults & $26/children (ages 2 and up)
Description: Enjoy B&O Railroad’s annual Easter Bunny breakfast buffet in the Roundhouse. Then, listen to story time with Choo Choo Blue, the museum’s mascot, take a carousel ride, and have your photo taken with the guest of honor! Then “All Aboard” for an exclusive train ride with the B&O Bunny!

Chantilly, VA
Easter Festival at Ticonderoga Farms
Date: April 5 – 20, 2014
Time: 10am-5pm for Festival (Easter Egg Hunts on Weekends Only at 11AM & 2PM)
Cost: Weekdays – $9.95/person; Holidays and Weekends – $11.95/person (children under 2 are FREE)
Description Egg Hunts feature candy and toy-filled eggs.  Find those special golden goose eggs for a prize.  Kids and adults can get on the slides, take a hayride, visit their farm animals and roast marshmallows.  Bring your camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny.  Please, arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the Egg Hunt and remember to bring your own basket or bag for collecting eggs.  Baskets will be available for purchase.

Easter Egg Hunt at Sully Historic Site
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Cost: $5/child, adults free
Description:  For children, ages 2-7.  Bring your baskets and hunt for Easter eggs. Participate in an egg roll, visit baby animals and make an Easter craft. Egg hunts at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. Reservations required.

Fairfax, VA
Egg Hunt with the City of Fairfax at Van Dyck Park
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – Noon
Cost: Free
Description: Fun activities, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and purchase food items from area vendors!

Falls Church, VA
2014 Cherry Hill Park Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Description: The Easter Egg Hunt is held Easter weekend each year in Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue). In addition to scrambling for eggs, children ages 11 and younger participate in a make-your-own-candy-bag craft project and have a chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. This event is free to all participants!

Georgetown, VA
Evermay Estate Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets for children 2 and under are free. Please note: for safety and security reasons, S&R Foundation requires at least one adult for every two children.
Description: On Sunday, April 13, the S&R Foundation invites you to join its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Exhibition! From 1 to 4 p.m., the gardens at the historic Evermay Estate (3128 P St. NW) 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, done in partnership with Imagination Stage.

Germantown, MD
Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard

Date: April 12, 13, 17-19, 21, 26, & 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $8.75/child, $6.75/adult
Description: An Eggstravaganza of fun! Bring your basket and take a hayride down the Bunny Trail, hunt for eggs, participate in the Rubber Ducky Derby and visit with Butler’s very own Country Bunny. All activities run continuously throughout the day. No reservations required.

Great Falls, VA
Easter Egg Hunt at Colvin Run Mill
Date: April 12, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM (45 minute slot, depending on your child’s age)
Cost: $6/child, in-county; $8/child, out-of-county
Description: Children ages 2-9, hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures o the grounds of Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. Separate hunts by age group. Before the hunt, make egg-cellent crafts to take home. Bring your own basket; program will be held rain or shine.  Pre-registration required.

Herndon, VA
Aqua Egg Hunt at the Herndon Community Center Pool
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM (time slot depends on age)
Cost: $10 (includes 1 parent and 1 child)
Description: Children will collect as many floating and sinking eggs as possible in the time allowed. Everyone will receive a prize. A special prize will be awarded to whomever collects the most eggs in each group. After your hunt, stay for an open swim. Children 6 years & under must be accompanied by a parent in the water. This event is popular, so it is highly recommended that you preregister. Each group is limited to 30 children. $10 fee includes one parent and one child.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Frying Pan Farm
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (45 minute increments, depending on age)
Cost: $6/in-county, 89/out-county
Description: Egg hunt and animal visit outdoors at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 703-437-9101. Hunt for eggs that contain treats and prizes. Weather decision will be made 10am and makeup date would be Sunday, April 6th at same hunt times.  You must register for this event here.

Herndon Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $7 advance, $9 day of, per participant
Description: A tisket a tasket, be sure to bring your basket for collecting eggs and other spring goodies at our old fashioned Easter celebration. Join the Easter Bunny and his helpers for an eggstraspecial event including games, craft projects, and egg hunts by age.

Easter Egg Hunt at Southview Community Church
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Description: They will start the Egg Hunt in the worship center with a time of celebration and the story of Easter with an experience designed for the entire family. The fun continues with an egg hunt! Younger kids will enjoy a traditional egg hunt while older kids (3rd-6th grade) will play fun games to earn their eggs.

Leesburg, VA
Easter at Morven Park
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – Noon
Cost: $10/child (ages 2-12) and $3/adult
DescriptionCelebrate Easter at historic Morven Park with crafts for kids and an egg hunt in the formal gardens plus a traditional egg roll on the Davis Mansion lawn.  Have a family photo taken with the Easter Bunny. For more information and to buy tickets online, click here.

Easter Hunt at Ida Lee Park
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: Noon – 4:00 PM
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 day of event (Parents and children over the age of 7 who won’t be hunting are free.)
Description: Hop on down to Ida Lee Park for an egg-citing day of fun! Candy filled eggs, prizes, entertainment, and more will all make this an event to remember.  In addition to all our egg hunt options, there will be UNLIMITED rides on a jumbo slide, jump climb & slide, rock climbing wall, obstacle courses, face painting, and other amusements. Food vendors will be on site or families are invited to bring lunches to enjoy a picnic at their favorite spot in the park.

Spring EGGstravaganza at Village at Leesburg
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Cost: Free!
Description: Photos with the bunny, music, an egg hunt and more spring fun!

2014 Easter Brunch at Lansdowne Resort
Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $80/adults;  $25/child (ages 4-11).  Children 3 & under are complimentary.
DescriptionCelebrate Easter at Lansdowne at their annual Easter Brunch at On The Potomac.  Reservations are required; please call 703-726-1449 to reserve your table today!  The children’s activities will be held on the Resort Lawn and Ballroom Patio, weather permitting, and includes an Easter Egg hunt and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Bunny!  Easter Egg Hunts are for all ages from Noon – 3:00 PM, at one-hour intervals.

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: Grounds open at 1:45 PM
Cost: FREE ($5 donation greatly appreciated)
DescriptionThe George C. Marshall International Center will welcome the Loudoun County community to its 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of The Marshall House. More than 2,500 Easter eggs full of surprises and treats will be hidden for the children. In addition to the hunt, there will be bag decorating, face painting, raffles and more! Registration is not required.  For directions, click here.

Manassas
Bull Run Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – Noon
Cost: $10/child, ages 2-8 (parents and grandparents are free)
Description: The Easter Bunny is in town and can’t wait to visit with you! Choose your park, bring your basket to scramble for eggs and we guarantee an egg-cellent time! Additional activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old. Accompanying adults are free!

Easter at Chick-fil-A at Bristow
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Description: Bristow Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the Chick-fil-A Bristow location. Easter Egg Hunt for the little kids from 10:00 to 11:00 and the older kids from 11:30 to 12:30. Come out and join the fun and festivities on site. Moon Bounce, Craft Table, Bunny Rabbit and so much more. Check their website for more details!

Purcellville/Bluemont
Marshmallow Peep Harvest at Great Country Farms
Date: April 5 & 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $10/child (ages 3 and up) and $12/adult.  Children 2 years and under, Active Duty and Retired Military ID card holders, CSA members and Fan of the Farm Season Pass holders, are free of charge.  Buy tickets ahead of time for $10/person.
Description: There will be multiple egg hunts each day this year with over 18,000 eggs filled with treats. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can take a photo with the Easter Bunny. See their spring chicks and baby animals, check out the spring plantings in the greenhouse, take a hayride and rejoice in spring!  Their annual Easter Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Peep Harvest is included with your paid farm admission.

Reston, VA
Eggnormous Egg Hunt at Brown’s Chapel Park
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Cost: Free!
Description: Come enjoy a great community tradition, the Eggnormous Egg Hunt, at beautiful Brown’s Chapel Park. Carnival games, entertainment, moon bounces, prizes and a strolling magician will be featured along with our ever-popular egg hunt.

Rockville, MD
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Meadowside Nature Center
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (be sure to reserve your time slot)
Cost: $8.00/child
Description: Search for real eggs through the meadows, then dye and decorate the eggs you find. Event includes other ongoing spring-related activities throughout the day. Fun for the entire family! Reservations are required (we want to have enough eggs for all!)

Sterling, VA
Bunny Bonanza at Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $5/adults, $3/child (ages 2-12)
Description: Interact with live rabbits, meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy hands-on exhibits and crafts for all ages. Discover opportunities to volunteer to work with animals in our area. A “must-see” for anyone who owns a rabbit or is thinking about becoming a rabbit owner.  Bunny Bonanza is free with paid Museum admission.

Easter Egg Hunts at The Woodlands in Algonkian
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Cost: $10/child
Description: The Easter Bunny is in town and can’t wait to visit with you! Bring your basket to scramble for eggs and we guarantee an egg-cellent time! Additional activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old.

Washington, DC
Tea with the Easter Bunny at Tudor Place
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM or 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Cost: Members: child, $20, adult, $25 | Non-Members: child, $20, adult: $30
Description: Enjoy a festive spring tea with special guest, the Easter Bunny! Families will sample spring tea blends and other tasty beverages with sandwiches, petite desserts, and scones, while visiting with the season’s favorite celebrity. After tea, they will 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.

7th Annual Eggstravaganza at Tudor Place
Dates: April 18 & 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – Noon
Cost: Member Child: $7 | Non-Member Child: $10 | Accompanying Adult: $5
Description: 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 (starting 10:30 a.m.) and thrilling Egg Roll Contest down the grand South Lawn (10:45 a.m.). 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.

Easter Egg Hunt at Madame Tussauds
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Cost: $25/adults (13 and older) and FREE for children (12 and under). All children must be accompanied by an adult and there is a maximum limit of 4 children for every 1 adult.
Description: Price of admission will include FULL access to Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., an Easter egg hunt through the Presidents Gallery, 1 gift bag per child, a meet & greet with the Easter Bunny, access to an on site petting zoo, and Easter storytelling and crafts.  Tons of eggs will be hidden throughout their Presidents Gallery. 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)!

Easter Monday at National Zoo
Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Description: Since 1891, Easter Monday at the National Zoo has been a historic tradition in the African American community. The National Zoo proudly commemorates this family tradition that has grown to include all families in the metro area.  Please join them for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. They will have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda! Admittance is free!

Easter Egg Hunt at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Dates: April 14 – 25, 2014
Cost: Rates start at $229/night
Description: From April 14 – 25, 2014, checking into The Mayflower will yield more than a nice getaway; guests will also receive EGGcellent prizes too. Honoring the hotel’s 89th birthday, a total of 89 decorative Easter Eggs will be hidden in randomly selected guest rooms (up to 9 eggs each day). Before unpacking, guests are encouraged to give a quick look around the room because an egg could be hidden on the bed, on top of towels, on one of the couch pillows, etc.   Lucky guests who find the eggs can head to the front desk to redeem one of the adult or kid-friendly prizes.

PEEP Easter Weekend at Gaylord National Resort
Date: Saturday, April 19th
Cost: Rates start at $239/night
Description: The PEEP packages includes: a PEEPS kids craft activity* on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.; a PEEPS Easter Egg Hunt for kids 12 and younger with the opportunity to win PEEPS prizes** on Saturday at 5 p.m.; a $50 resort credit (can be used at Relache Spa and/or food and beverage outlets at hotel during stay); a $10 gift card to the PEEPS Store in National Harbor; and one welcome PEEPS treat bag.

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