10 COVID-Safe Easter Events for Families in the DMV

Family Easter Events for Kids in the D.C. area
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Easter is a time for fun with the family. Although seasonal celebrations may be modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still lots to do around the DMV, from socially distanced egg hunts to arts-and-crafts activities.

Editor’s Note: Our staff verified information to the best of our ability at press time. Please check with event organizers prior to attending to confirm dates, times, locations and details.

Various Dates

Hop to It, Kids!: The Online Easter Egg Hunt
This Zoom-based egg hunt was designed for kids ages 10 and older. Join a public game or reserve a private session to play with family and friends. Tickets cost $19.

Bunnyland Festival
Race down giant slides, bounce on jump pads, take a hayride, visit friendly farm animals and more during your two-hour visit. Face painting, pony rides and food cost extra. Open Mar. 27 to April 11. Reservations required.
Butler’s Orchard, Germantown, Md. $10 per person. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Egg Hunts Galore
Between April 2 and 11, socially distanced egg hunts are included in your admission to the petting farm, and kids can trade in their eggs for a goodie bag.
Clark’s Ellioak Farm, Ellicott City, Md. $8 per person. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Easter Egg Hunt
Eight wooden eggs are hidden throughout the park. Fill out your egg hunt sheet as you find them, then return it to the nature center for a prize. Through April 4.
Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, Va. $8 per child. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Saturday, April 3

3rd Annual Eco Easter Egg Hunt
There will be three chances for kids to find candy-filled biodegradable eggs. Other activities include wagon rides, Easter games and feeding the animals.
Whitehall Farm, Fairfax, Va. $7.50-$15 per person. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bunny Hop Parade
Put on a pair of bunny ears and hop to Stead Park for socially distanced games and treats, hosted by Friends of Stead Park. Register for a 15-minute time slot online.
Stead Park, Washington, D.C. FREE. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Easter Egg Hunts
Bring your own basket for hourly egg hunts in the garden at Lee-Fendall House. Reservations are required for this socially distanced family event.
Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, Alexandria, Va. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15 per child ages 2-12, $5 per accompanying adult. 

Saturday, April 3 & Sunday, April 4

Kids Easter Crafting Workshop
Young artists will enjoy this afternoon of making crafts, from Easter Bunny masks to spring-themed paintings. There will be workshops for kids ages 4-9, kids ages 5-11 and one for all ages. Supplies are included.
FSC Workshop, District Heights, Md. $38. Times vary. 

Easter Egg Hunts
Reserve a morning or afternoon session for some good old-fashioned egg hunting. Bags will be provided, and each age group will have its own start time.
Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, Va. $13.95-$18.95 per person. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Easter Spring Fling
Grab a pre-packaged coloring kit for some arts-and-crafts fun, get a glitter tattoo or race with an egg and a spoon. Just don’t miss the zoo’s warthog, pony, tortoises, goat and macaw on parade.
Roer’s Zoofari, Vienna, Va. $20 per child, $25 per adult. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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