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Easter Egg Hunts in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia


Easter Egg Hunts in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
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Looking for a good Easter egg hunt in or around Washington, DC? Family Easter fun can be found in the city and around the region in Maryland and Virginia.

In Washington DC

White House Easter Egg Roll
April 21, 2014, 8:00 a. m. - 5:00 p. m. White House Lawn, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC (202) 456-7041. Bring the kids to hunt for Easter Eggs and enjoy a morning of storytelling and a visit with the Easter Bunny. This is a special Washington, DC tradition that dates back to 1878.

Easter Egg Hunt at Madame Tussauds
April 19, 2014, 7:30am - 9:30 a.m. 1025 F Street, NW Washington DC. The wax museum is hosting a fun and educational “eggs-ploration” through American history and pop culture, with more than one thousand eggs hidden throughout the Presidents Gallery. Various trinkets and prizes will be contained in every egg. Live bunnies will be on-hand for special Easter photo-ops in the attraction’s replica Oval Office. The event is free for ages 12 and under.

Eggstravaganza at Tudor Place
April 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1644 31st Street NW Washington, DC. Children of all ages enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and a thrilling Egg Roll Contest. After the exciting games, spend the morning decorating festive eggs and building a spring basket. Visitors also enjoy a self-guided tour of Tudor Place’s gardens. Bring your own basket, spoon, and one hard-boiled egg per child. Admission: Member Children: $7, Nonmember Children: $10, Adult Chaperones: $3.

Stead Park Easter Egg Hunt
April 19, 1014, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1625 P Street NW Washington, DC. Free event. Bring your Easter Baskets and join in on the fun for children of all ages. There will be face painting, balloons, toys, candy and The Easter Bunny. Children must be chaperoned by a parent or guardian. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Pinstripes Epic Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch
April 20, 2014.  1064 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC (202) 625-6500. On Easter Day, the C & O canal and patio areas around Pinstripes Georgetown will be lined with more than 1,500 colorful eggs full of everything from candy to complimentary brunch, bowling and bocce coupons. To participate, guests may purchase an Easter basket for $4. 100% of the 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 10:30 a.m. and the Epic Egg Hunt begins at 11:00 a.m. Easter Brunch runs from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30 per adult, $15 per child 6-12 and free for children under 5. 

Café Dupont and Bar Dupont Easter Egg Hunt
April 19, 2014, 11 a.m. The Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC. The restaurant will distribute decorative eggs with special promotions and deals from neighboring businesses including Axis Salon, Beadazzled, Jordin’s Paradise, Secondi, Tranquil Space, and the Washington Sports Club. The café and bar will also hide festive eggs filled with sweet treats on the outdoor patio for guests to scavenge from 2 – 5 p.m. while they enjoy music from featured DJ Wolf Detrix.

In Maryland

Bunnyland at Butler's Orchard
April 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 21, 26, 27, 2014 (closed Easter Sunday), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland (301) 428- 0444. Welcome spring with a hayride down the Bunny Trail, hunt for colorful eggs, Visit with the farm’s very own Country Bunny, ride a pedal tractor, play in Kiddie Hayromp and Castle, see live bunnies, lambs and chicks. Admission: $8.75 per child and $6.75 per adult.

Meadowside Nature Center's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 18, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, Maryland (301) 258-4030. Children ages 2 through 12 can search for real (hard-boiled) eggs hidden in the meadow, then dye and decorate the eggs they find. There will be other spring-related activities throughout the day, including bunny hat and frog puppet crafts, ‘egg’ games, live animals and a meet-and-greet with Otus the Owl mascot. Register in advance at ParkPASS.org for the 30-minute hunting sessions. Admission: $8 per child.

Easter Scavenger Hunt at Surreybrooke
April 19, 2014, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 8537 Hallow Rd, Middletown, Maryland (301) 606-3310. Children are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt where they will receive clues to run through a maze and the Alphabet Garden to find special treats. Reservations required.

Easter Egg Hunt at Green Meadows Petting Farm
April 16 - 20, 2014. 10102 Fingerboard Rd. Ijamsville, MD. (301) 865-9203. Bring your own basket. Enjoy visits with the East Bunny plus family fun farm activities. Touch and feed animals. Milk a cow. Watch pig races. Take a hayride and more.

In Northern Virginia

Easter Egg Hunts at Ticonderoga Farms
Weekends, April 5-20, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 26469 Ticonderoga Rd. Chantilly, Virginia (703) 327-4424. Join the Easter Bunny and search for candy and toy-filled eggs. The spring festival includes slides, playground ark, hayrides, a visit with farm animals and more.

Great Country Farms Easter Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest
April 5-6, 2014. 18780 Foggy Bottom Road. Bluemont, Virginia (540) 554-2073. More than 10,000 treat filled eggs will be specially hidden for four separate aged based hunts daily. 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. The 5 acre play area features unique attractions like the giant jumping pillow; pedal carts, rope mazes and more.

Easter Egg Hunt at Ida Lee Park
April 12, 2014, 12 - 4 p.m. Rt. 15/North King Street. Leesburg, Virginia (703) 777-1368. Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an annual Easter Egg Hunt of more than 15,000 eggs throughout Ida Lee Park. For ages 7 and under. Separate hunts for each age group. Other activities include a moon bounce, jumbo slide, fire truck train, and balloon artists. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate.

Easter Egg Hunts at Reston Zoo
April 12-13, 19-20, 2014, 9 a.m - 4 p.m. 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, Virginia (703)757-6222. Visit this small family friendly zoo and enjoy an easter egg hunt with pony rides, raffle tickets, candy, face painting, Easter pictures, and more!

New Life Linton Hall Fire Truck Easter Egg Drop
April 12, 2014, 2-4 p.m, Piney Branch Elementary School, 8301 Linton Hall RD, Bristow, Virginia. FREE event. Fire truck, Easter bunny, 5,000 eggs, cotton candy, popcorn, face-painting, balloons, arts & crafts, and games. The hunt will be for ages 0-10 years old.

The Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt
April 18-20, 2014. 614 Oronoco Street Alexandria, VA. The museum’s garden will be filled with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs! Other activities include games, crafts, refreshments, and photos with the Easter Bunny. All children of elementary school age or younger (children aged 0-12) are eligible to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. Older children and adults are welcome to enjoy the other activities. Tickets are $12 for children aged 0-12, and $5 for all others.

Morven Park’s Eco-Friendly Easter
April 19, 2014, 10 a.m.-noon. 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, Virginia. Romp and roll in Morven Park’s expansive lawn! Activities include story time, natural egg dying, basket making, an egg hunt, and learning about healthy Easter treats, topped off with an Easter egg roll on the Mansion lawn. $10/adult; $5/child.

George C. Marshall International Center Easter Egg Hunt
April 19, 2014, 2-4 p.m. The Marshall House, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg, VA. More than 2,000 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! A $5 donation per family at entry is greatly appreciated. Registration is not required.

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