Hop into Fun! 12 Family-Friendly Things to Do This Easter and Passover


Easter Monday at the National Zoo

April 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Throughout the day, the zoo will offer family-focused activities, including an Easter egg hunt with prizes for participating kids, field games, special animal demonstrations and live entertainment. Don’t miss a chance to meet Easter Panda! FREE, National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave., N.W., D.C.

19th Annual Downtown Seder at City Winery

April 7, 6 p.m.

Come out to City Winery’s wildly imaginative and interactive 19th annual Passover seder dinner. Guests will be seated at elegant, long family-style tables which are set with the traditional accoutrements. Performers, who are seated with guests throughout the room, will creatively expound on various sections of the Passover Haggadah. $70, City Winery DC, 1350 Okie St., N.E., Washington, D.C.

Sixth & I Community Seder

April 19, 7 p.m.

Spend the first night of Passover celebrating freedom at Sixth & I’s festive Passover seder. Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner will lead participants through a traditional seder, complete with reflection and singing. $36-$54, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 438 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

White House Easter Egg Roll 2019

April 22, 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (various time slots)

Get ready to rock and roll at the White House! Hunt and race for Easter eggs on the White House Lawn as part of their annual Easter Egg Roll. Families will also enjoy storytelling, fun activities and a visit with the Easter Bunny. A lottery is available for families to access free tickets. FREE, White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,

NW, D.C.

Tudor Place’s 13th Annual Eggstravaganza!

April 18 & 19, 10 a.m.

Rolling green lawns, bright spring blooms and the elegant mansion on a hill serve as the backdrop for this festive annual attraction. Join the Easter Bunny for a special day as children of all ages enjoy games, crafts, an egg hunt and the “Egg Roll Contest” on the grand South Lawn. Crafts include paper chick “pets” and colorful butterflies. $10-$15, Tudor Place, 1644 31st St., N.W., D.C.

Jewish Flavor: Passover Prep

April 2, 6:30 p.m.

If you’re hosting a Passover seder, this event if for you. Learn to cook delicious kosher-for-Passover recipes by in-house chef Vered Guttman. Menu includes Moroccan haroset with dates, wine and nuts, gluten free tahini bread, quinoa, sweet potato and Tuscan kale salad, roasted chicken with pomegranate and date molasses and more. $40, Sixth & I, 600 I St., N.W., Washington, D.C.


Green Meadows Petting Farm Easter Egg Hunts

April 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21, 10 a.m.

Search for eggs and take a photo with the Farm’s Easter Bunny, Whiskers! Enjoy other spring-themed activities throughout the event like pig races and a wagon ride. $14, 10102 Fingerboard Rd., Ijamsville, MD.

Bunnyland at Butlers Orchard

April 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 27 & 28, 9:30 a.m.

Bunnyland is the place to be this April! You can take a hayride down the Bunny Trail, or participate in the “Rubber Duck Derby.” There’s an Easter egg hunt (baskets provided) and a visit from the farm’s very own Country Bunny! You can even ride in pedal-tractors, have a hopping good time in a bounce house, visit with live farm animals … and so much more! Butler’s Orchard, 22200 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown, MD.

Passover Dinner at Summer House

April 19 & 20, 5 p.m.

Join Summer House for their annual Passover dinner. Enjoy a traditional menu featuring a variety of staples, including matzo ball soup, housemade gefilte fish and chicken liver pâté, followed by slow-braised beef short rib and warm flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Dinner is served family-style. $12.95-$39.95, Summer House Santa Monica – North Bethesda, 11825 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda, MD.


Second Night Seder

April 20, 5:30 p.m.

This Second Night Seder at Temple Rodef Shalom is a family-friendly, lively and captivating event. Enjoy a retelling of the miracle of liberation from Egypt through story, song and dance while exploring the meaning of the Exodus story. Enjoy the traditional foods of the seder meal as well. $15-$70, Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA.

Great Country Farms Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest

April 6 & 7, 11 a.m.

There’s something rejuvenating about visiting a farm in the springtime — from baby animals to fresh spring buds. There will be multiple egg hunts each day, with over 18,000 treat-filled eggs. Children can also roast marshmallows on a bonfire! Come see the spring chicks and baby animals, take a wagon ride and rejoice that it is spring! $10-$12, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont, VA.

Falls Church Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 10 a.m.

Children dressed in their spring finest can hunt for candy and special eggs in Cherry Hill Park and have their photo taken with their special guest, the Easter Bunny! Bring a basket and they’ll supply the candy, fun and happy springtime memories! FREE, Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA. 

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