Easter is an important holiday for millions of people around the world. For children, it is another excuse to have fun and eat sugary treats. There are huge Easter events around the country, but there are also some equally fun and festive events in Washington, D.C. These Easter events will keep your kids smiling.
Spring Easter Festival
26469 Ticonderoga Road
Chantilly, VA 20152
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, DC 20008
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
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.
Tea With The Easter Bunny
1644 31st St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Date: April 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Parents have been playing tea time with their children for decades, possibly centuries. Tudor Place Historic House & Garden takes tea time away from play time and turns it into a real event. Tea may seem too adult or sophisticated for little children, but you will be surprised by how much fun the children will have. Along with the sampling of tea, there will also be a scavenger hunt through the large garden, and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny.
White House Easter Egg Roll
The White House Lawn
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
Date: April 21, 2014 at 8 a.m.
The White House Easter Egg Roll has been a national tradition for over one hundred years. Thousands of families from across the country fill the White House lawn for a day including stories, the famous egg roll, games, souvenirs and more. Also, three will be cooking demonstrations and other activities to emphasize the importance of healthy eating and exercise; a part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign. If you were lucky enough to win tickets to this event, you and your family are sure to have a great time.
Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.