Chantilly


Summertime is upon us, and it is a great time to get out of the house and take a ride (or watch one).  WIthin just a few miles, there are several miniature trains to ride, beautiful carousels to enjoy, and places to watch planes take off and land.

 


Trains









Burke Lake Regional Park Train, Fairfax Station, VA

This train is a one-third-scale replica C.P.Huntington.  It costs $2.50 for ages 3 and up (2 and under are free), and is open every day from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The ride is over 1.75 miles and takes 10 minutes.  It reaches speeds of 10 to 12 miles per hour, and runs on the 15 and 45 past the hour.  The first train leaves at 11:15am and last train ride is 5:45pm

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burkelake/

Cabin John Train, Rockville, MD

This miniature train is really affordable- $1.75 for ages 3 and up, free for 2 and under with adult.  The train is a replica of the 1863 C.P. Huntington, a 4-2-4T steam locomotive.  The train leaves on the half hour and hour, and is around a 15-minute ride.  Check out the talkative trash-eating pig and the hippo water fountain after the ride.  The train depot is just across the parking lot from the huge playground, so after the train you can head to the playground where there are 7-8 play areas within the shaded playground.  It is huge- there are places to climb, slide, run, and swing for all ages of kids.  There’s a lot of open space to run around.  You can also have lunch at one of several picnic tables.  This is one of our favorite parks!!  The train runs Monday – Thursday, 10am – 5:30pm (1st train at 10:30) and Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays, 10am-7pm (1st train at 10:30; last train at 7:30pm) from June 1st – August 28th.
http://www.montgomeryparks.org/enterprise/park_facilities/trains/cabin_john.shtm 

Tysons Corner Center Train, McLean, VA

Tysons Corner Express indoor train is trackless and takes two loops around the 3rd level on the 8-minute ride.  Tickets are $3 each or $5 for two tickets.  The train starts out at the soft play area, and runs beside TGIFridays, by the movie theaters, and along the food court area.  The train is self-contained, and runs on batteries, which are charged overnight at the mall.

http://www.shoptysons.com/shopping/Details/51009

Wheaton Regional Park Train, Wheaton, MD

This is another great Maryland miniature train.  This train is a replica of the 1863 C.P. Huntington, a 4-2-4T steam locomotive.  A 12-minute ride, this train tours the park’s forests and meadows, through a tunnel, over a trestle bridge, and past Pine Lake.  It is located in the Shorefield Area of the park.  The train station is just a short walk from the parking lot, and tickets are $1.75 each (children age 2 and younger with a paying adult ride free).  The tickets are actually good for the carousel as well.  From May 1- August 28, the train is open 7 days a week.  From Monday – Thursday it runs from 10am – 5:30pm (1st train at 10:30; last train at 6pm), and Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays it runs from 10am-7pm (1st train at 10:30; last train at 7:30pm).  The park also has a playground with many different play areas.  Check out Our Kid’s review– 

http://www.montgomeryparks.org/enterprise/park_facilities/trains/wheaton.shtm

 


Planes










Gravelly Point, Arlington, VA

One of the best places to see Reagan National (DCA) planes take off and land is Gravelly Point in Arlington.  Check out this post for more info. http://arlingtonmama.com/2010/05/26/gravelly-point/

Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, VA

If you are closer to Dulles (IAD), go to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum in Chantilly.  You can watch planes land and take off from the Donald D. Engen observation tower.  Admission is free to the museum, but is is $15 to park.  After 4pm parking is free.

 


Carousels

 

 







Burke Lake Park Carousel, Fairfax Station, VA

This carousel runs on the hour and half hour, with the first train running at 11:30am.  The fee is $1.75, and from Memorial Day through Labor Day it is open every day.  To find both the train and carousel, as you drive into Burke Lake Park, stay left and follow the signs for the train and carousel.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burkelake/rides.htm

Clemyjontri Park Carousel, McLean, VA

This wheel chair accessible carousel runs from 9:30am – 1pm on weekdays  and 9:30am – 6:30pm on weekends from May 30th – Sept. 5th.  The cost is $1.75 per ride.  Kids under 42 inches must be accompanied by an adult, but this adult does not need a ticket to ride.  There are chariots, a spinning tea cup, and 14 prancing horses.  The carousel is recessed to ground level so that it is wheelchair accessible.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/clemyjontri/carousel.htm

Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel, Herndon, VA

This carousel arrived just this year.  It is a 20-horse antique Allan Herschell carousel was built in 1918.  Tickets are $1.75.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/

Glen Echo Carousel, Glen Echo, MD

This Dentzel Carousel was built in 1921.  The cost is $1.25 per ride, and all riders require a ticket.  There are jumping and standing horses, a giraffe, a lion, ostriches, rabbits, a tiger, a deer), and 2 chariots.  From June – August the carousel is open 10am – 2pm Wednesday – Thursday (also open on Fridays in July and August), and 12pm – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

http://www.glenechopark.org/node/48

Inner Harbor CarouselBaltimore, MD

It is an1906 antique Herschell-Spillman carousel with horses, dogs, pigs, roosters, zebras, frogs, and chariots.  It is located in downtown Baltimore at Inner Harbor next to Maryland Science Center.  Cost is $1.25 per person.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Baltimore-Inner-Harbor-Carousel/

National Mall Carousel, Washington, DC

There are 60 animals (horses, cats, lions, zebras, dragons and more) on this Allan Herschel carousel, which was built in 1947.  Cost is $3.50, and an adult must ride with those under 42″.  It is open 10am – 5:30pm daily.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/misc-locations/the-carousel-on-the-national-mall,1027953.html

Wheaton Regional Park Carousel, Wheaton, MD

This is an Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel built by the Herschell Spillman in 1915. There are horses, zebras, and chariots.  It is under a pavilion, which allows it to operate in the rain.  From May 1- August 28, it is open 7 days a week- Monday – Thursday from 10am-5:30pm, and Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays from 10am-7pm.  Tickets are $1.75 each, and children age 2 and younger with a paying adult ride free.

http://www.montgomeryparks.org/enterprise/park_facilities/trains/wheaton.shtm

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Egg Hunts abound (for even more check out my post) and lots of outdoor activities are on tap for this weekend.  Hope you have a great one!

Saturday, April 16th

Center for Alexandria’s Children (CAC) Family Fun Day

11am – 3pm @ William Ramsay Recreation Center, Alexandria

The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and the Center for Alexandria’s Children, the City of Alexandria, and Alexandria City Public Schools are partnering with Capital One Bank to host a Family Fun Day.  Admission is free, and there will be a ton of fun things to do for kids.  Kids can visit with the D.C. United Mascot Talon and check out a kid’s Deejay.  There will also be moon bounces, a petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts, and more.
http://centerforalexandriaschildren.org/index.php?id=40 

Northern Virginia Easter Eggstravaganza

10:30am – 1pm @ Top Golf of Alexandria, Alexandria

Two Egg Hunts, a life sized Easter Bunny, moon bounce, face painting, balloon artistry, magic show, musical performances, prizes, and games.

http://www.eggstravaganzadc.com/

2011 Georgetown Easter Eggstravaganza

9:30am – 11am @ Lawn at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC

There will be 2,500 eggs in 2 egg hunts- one for pre-k and under, and one for kindergarten to 6th grade.  There will be prizes, a bike giveaway, cotton candy & popcorn, face painting, games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!  This is sponsored by National Community Church – Georgetown.

http://theaterchurch.com/ev

Sunday, April 17th

Save the Kids’ Farm! 

10:30am @ Horace Mann Elementary School, Washington, DC
Have you and your family enjoyed the petting zoo & pizza playground at the zoo?  It might be closing this Summer….The Great Zucchini, John Henry, Marsha Goodman-Wood, and Bingo the Clown are teaming up to help save the petting zoo and pizza playground in Kids’ Farm and they need your help.  Come for an unforgettable show with the Great ZucchiniJohn Henry, the Guitar Playing ManMarsha Goodman-Wood, and Bingo The Magic Clown.  Doors will open at 10am.  Every child who attends will recieve a farm coloring book!  Visit their website to see how you can help  and join them on Facebook.  Tickets are $10.

http://savethekidsfarm.eventbrite.com/

Dairy Day 

1pm – 4pm @ Claude Moore Farm, McLean

Have you ever wondered what curds and whey look like? Do you know how to wash butter? Join in as the farm wife makes soft cheese and churns butter, and gain a new appreciation for these foods, so precious to the Farm family.

http://www.1771.org/ev_dairy.htm

Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House

12pm – 4pm @ Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

Come celebrate Shakespeare’s 447th birthday!  There will be jugglers and jesters, birthday cake, Renaissance music, song, and dance, free kid’s activities, Elizabethan crafts, and a Scavenger Hunt.  It is a free event!

http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=575

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock!

2pm @ Jammin’ Java, Vienna

A very interesting show!  Gustafer is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and has an unusual way of  making friends with some of Earth’s strange creatures.  Tickets are $10 for everyone 1 year and older.

http://jamminjava.com/home/kids-events/gustafer-yellowgold1

Del Ray’s 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

1pm- 4pm @ Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria

There will be two egg hunts from 1pm – 2pm (based on age), and the Easter Bunny will also pose for pictures.  At 1pm there will be a hunt for kids under 6, and at 1:30 for kids 7- 10.  There will also be a hunt for adults and dogs.  From 1-4 p.m., specific shops along Mt. Vernon Ave. will provide eggs filled with coupons and/or candy for adults and baskets of treats for dogs.

http://www.alexandrianews.org/2011/04/hop-over-to-del-ray-april-17th-for-the-3rd-annual-easter-egg-hunt/

Sunday, April 16th & Sunday, April 17th

Ticonderoga Farms Easter Egg Hunts

11am and 2pm @ Ticonderoga Farm, Chantilly, VA

Egg Hunts feature candy and toy-filled eggs.  Find special golden goose eggs for a prize.  Kids and adults can visit the slides, playground ark, take a hayride, visit our animal center and roast marshmallows.  Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.  Bring your camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny.

http://www.ticonderoga.com/

Pump It Up Easter Egg Hunt

9:00am – 10:30am @ Pump It Up, Manassas

Kids can search for eggs and bounce on their giant inflatables.  The Easter Bunny will also be there.  For kids ages 2-11, and cost is $15 per child.  Reservations are required.

http://easterbounce.eventbrite.com/

15th Annual Bunnyland

9am – 3pm @ Butler’s Orchard, Germantown MD

There are hayrides, rubber ducky derby, kiddie Hayromp and castle, inflatables, giant slides, and bunnies, lambs, and chicks.  Hunt for colorful eggs, and get a Goody Basket to take home.  There are also food vendors, and face painting, kids crafts, and pony rides for purchase. Cost is $8 per child and $6 per adult.

http://www.butlersorchard.com/BunnylandFlyer.pdf

Last Weekend of The Magic Paintbrush

11am @ Synetic Family Theater, Arlington

A new Synetic Family Theater show is opening this weekend at the Shirlington Village theater- The Magic Paintbrush!  They recommend ages 4+ for this performance, but have had some kids as young as 2 come to see their shows and enjoy them.  Check out my post for more info.

http://www.synetictheater.org/

Family Fun Packs Weekend and Kids Run the Bases on Sunday

1:05pm on Saturday, and 1:35pm on Sunday @ Nationals Park, Washington, DC

This is a great way to see the Nationals play for a good price.  You can choose from two seating options- $14 – Upper Right Field Terrace and $25 – Outfield Reserved.  You will receive a voucher for a hot dog, a bag of chips, and a beverage.  Also, on Sunday, April 17th, kids ages 4 – 12 can run the bases after this weekends’ National games.  Starting at first base, kids will be directed to run around the bases as the adults continue along the warning track and meet the runners near home plate.  You can become a Jr. Nationals MVP member and have access to an exclusive line that will go onto the field first.

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/ticketing/family_fun_days.jsp

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/fan_forum/kidsrun.jsp


Sunday is going to be a beautiful day, and there is a lot going on this weekend!

 

Saturday, April 9th

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

11am, 12pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm @ Frying Pan Farm, Herndon

Hunt for eggs that contain treats and prizes.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/events.htm

Annual Citywide Cheerleading Competition

11am – 2pm @ T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA

Come see a cheerleading competition featuring city neighborhood recreation center For more information, call 703.746.5407 or email mac.slover@alexandriava.gov.

http://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/Detail.aspx?si=653

Sheep Sheering Days

11am, 12pm, 1pm @ Reston, Zoo, Vienna

Watch the Reston Zoo wooly sheep get their yearly hair cuts and learn how raw wool is processed from start to finish.  Watch spinning and weaving demonstrations all day, and enjoy bottle feeding baby lambs in the main petting barn.

http://www.restonzoo.com/news.html

Ralph’s World

12pm & 3pm @ National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium, Washington, DC

Come see kids’ rocker Ralph Covert and his band Ralph’s World, for a fun family friendly concert.  Kids and parents both love him.  Definitely a good time for the whole family.

http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/concerts/2011/04/09/ralphs-world/

Leesburg Easter Egg Hunt

12pm – 4pm @ Ida Lee Park, Leesburg, VA

There will be candy filled eggs, prizes, entertainment, and more.  Gates open at 12:30pm and event runs until 4:00pm.  In addition to all the 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. Tickets can be purchased in advance by stopping in or calling Ida Lee Park Recreation Center or online at www.idalee.org. Tickets are $10 per child in advance and $15 at the gate. The price of admission includes all attractions except food vendors. Parents pay no admission fee and children over the age of 7, who are not hunting, will be admitted free.

http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=565

Sully Historic Site Easter Egg Hunt

1pm – 3pm @ Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, VA

Children 3 – 7 old are invited to hunt for filled Easter Eggs on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. Make a spring craft to take home and visit with baby animals. Participate in Sully’s egg roll for a look back at early American holiday customs. Hunts are scheduled at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Call 703-437-1794 to reserve your space. The cost is $5 per child. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the grounds for $2, weather permitting.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/psa016-11.htm

 

Sunday, April 10th

Spring Eggstravaganza Puppet Show

2pm @ Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA

Celebrate spring with an egg-cellent puppet show, stories, crafts and meet live animals while learning about the awakening of many woodland creatures. Naturalists highlight the natural and cultural history of eggs.

Click here for more info.

Saturday, April 9th & Sunday, April 10th

24th Annual GW Invitational Regatta/Potomac Challenge Cup

Saturday, 8:24am – 4pm & Sunday, 9am – 12pm @ Washington Harbour, Washington, DC

Come see one of the oldest Olympic sports, rowing, in the largest collegiate rowing competition in the Washington metropolitan area.  Men’s and women’s crews from 11 universities, including Oxford George Washington, with more than 300 rowers.  Admission is free. Spectator viewing areas are located at Washington Harbour near the 3000 block of K St., NW.

http://www.gwsports.com/sports/m-rowing/spec-rel/040711aae.html

Fabergé Egg Family Festival

Saturday, 10am – 7pm & Sunday, 1-5pm @ Hillwood Estate and Gardens, Washington, DC
There will be an egg roll (as well as other traditional Russian folk games), decorate your own Fabergé-style egg, storytelling, a Russian Folk Music Ensemble, and much more.

http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events/Faberge_Festival_2011.pdf

Great Country Farms Marshmallow Harvest & Egg Hunt

9am – 6pm @ Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA

Come for a fun filled day!  Visitors to the farm will be able to harvest marshmallows from 11 am -1 pm and then roast them on a bonfire with Farmer Bob. The first of three Easter Egg Hunts will start at 1pm each day for children under 3 years of age, followed by the hunts for kids aged 4-6 years and 7-10 years.  There will also be live music on both days from noon – 4 pm.  Included in the general admission price are the farm animal barnyard with new baby animals (including piglets born March 24th), mazes, slides, swings and hayrides.  Rides on the cow train are available for $ 2.  The brand new Farm Market will be filled with a wide variety of new jams, jellies and goodies to welcome spring, and the “Roosterante” will serve burgers, bbq & kettle corn from 11 am to 4 pm.

There is no charge for children under 2.  Admission for Fans of the Farm season pass holders, CSA members and Military ID holders is also free of charge.    Marshmallow Harvest Admission: $10 per child, $12 per adult

http://www.greatcountryfarms.com/index.php/annual-events/marshmallow-harvest.html

 

It is that time of year, and there is an Easter Egg hunt in almost every town in the DC Metro area.  Here is a list of many of the hunts, sorted by city.  If I have missed any, please let me know!  I will be adding more everyday, so check back!

Virginia

Arlington

Ballston Easter Eggstravaganzza– April 23rd @ 10:30am

Quincy Park, Arlington- Egg hunt, life sized easter bunny, face painting, moon bounce, bike raffle, and other fun games.  No ticket or registration required.

http://eggstravaganzadc.com/

The Lyon Village Annual Easter Egg Hunt- April 16th @ 9:30am

Lyon Village, Arlington- There will be three separate hunts by age group: 1- 3, 4-6, and 7-10. Each group will start at different times, approximately 15 minutes apart. Baked goods and coffee will be sold.

http://lyonvillage.org/bulletin/2011-03-bulletin.pdf

Upton Hill Easter Egg Hunt, April 21st @ 10am

Upton Hill Regional Park, Arlington- REGISTRATION IS FULL  The egg hunting will begin at 11am, but it is best to arrive early.  Check-in starts at 10am and they will have games, crafts, a moonbounce, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and other activities between 10:00 and 11:00.  The cost for the event is $6 per child, which you can pay when you arrive.  The children will be divided into groups by age:  2-3, 4-6 and age 7 and above.  The groups will be hunting in separate areas at the same time, so have an adult for each age group your children will belong to.  Registration began March 12th. To register call the park office at 703-534-3437 or email Uptonhill@nvrpa.org.  Registration is limited to children ages 2 to 10.

http://www.nvrpa.org/events/view/1511

North Fairlington Easter Egg Hunt- April 23rd @ 10am
Community Center, Arlington- The Easter Bunny will return for the fifth annual North Fairlington Easter Egg Hunt. Children 10 and younger can meet the Easter Bunny and search for goodie-filled Easter eggs. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 10am at the community center, so families are encouraged to convene shortly before then.  Parents, please BYOB (that’s Bring Your Own Basket)! Festivities will last until 11:30 a.m. and include light refreshments and photo ops with the Easter Bunny in the community center.
http://www.fairlingtonvillages.com/

Westover Village Civic Association- April 23rd @ 8:30 – 10:30 

Westover Village, Arlington- Annual Egg Hunt & other fun activities

Westover Baptist Church Easter Party– April 24th @  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Come to the annual Easter Party on Easter Sunday.  After the service they will have a egg hunt and make an Easter craft while enjoying bunny cake.  All children are invited.

http://www.westoverbaptist.org/children


The Church at Clarendon Easter BBQ & Egg Hunt-
April 24th following Easter service

Quincy Park, Arlington- There will be a BBQ and a kids Easter egg hunt at Quincy Park (1021 N. Quincy St. Arlington).  Bring a basket or tote for your child to collect eggs in.

http://www.1bc.org/?p=397

St. George’s Episcopal Church Easter Egg Hunt– April 24th following 10:30 service
St. Georges Church, Arlington- Children nine years old and under are invited to participate in the St. George’s Easter Egg Hunt. It will take place after the 10:30 AM service. Children, bring a basket or bag to collect your eggs, and meet in the Parish Hall to line up for the Egg Hunt.

http://www.saintgeorgeschurch.org/article287608.htm


Alexandria

Mount Vernon Unitarian Church Easter Egg Hunt– April 9th @ 10:30am

MVUC, Alexandria, VA- Join family, friends and the community for Easter egg hunts in the Boxwood Garden (under age 6) and the Meadow (age 6+).  Email re@mvuc.org or call 703-765-5950 x105 for more info.

Del Ray United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt, April 10th @ 9:45am

Del Ray United Methodist Church, Alexandria- Del Ray Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt on the church’s front lawn! The hunt will begin at 9:45 AM. Come join the fun!  For more info, call the office at 703-549-2088 or email: office@delrayumc.org.

http://www.delrayumc.org/498142.ihtml

Northern Virginia Easter Eggstravaganzza– April 16th @ 10:30am – 1pm

Top Golf of Alexandria- Two Egg Hunt, life sized Easter Bunny, moon bounce, face painting, balloon artistry, magic show, musical performances, prizes, and games.

http://eggstravaganzadc.com/

7th Annual Egglectic Nature Easter Eggstravaganza- April 16th @ 11am

Eclectic Nature Gift & Garden Center, Alexandria- For kids ages 3-8, an Easter Egg hunt at the Eclectic garden.

http://www.engiftandgarden.com/

Del Ray Business Association’s 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt- April 17th @ 1pm

There will be two egg hunts from 1pm – 2pm (based on age), and the Easter Bunny will also pose for pictures.  At 1pm there will be a hunt for kids under 6, and at 1:30 for kids 7- 10.  There will also be a hunt for adults and dogs.  From 1-4 p.m., specific shops along Mt. Vernon Ave. will provide eggs filled with coupons and/or candy for adults and baskets of treats for dogs.

Lee-Fendall House Egg Hunt– April 23rd @ 9:30am – 2pm

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, Alexandria- SOLD OUT- A festive Easter Egg hunt in the Lee-Fendall House garden. This is a ticketed event, and there will be three sessions – 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per child. Each adult chaperone is $3. (If you hold a membership with the museum, adult chaperones are free.)  An Easter bunny will be visiting during all sessions. In the event of rain, they will still hold an event featuring Easter-themed crafts and the Easter bunny. To make reservations for this popular event, please call 703-548-1789. Please note that the number of tickets available for each session is limited.

http://www.leefendallhouse.org/calendar_day.asp?date=4/23/2011

DC Metro Church Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Celebration– April 23rd

Mount Vernon Recreation Center, Alexandria- At 9:30am there will be a Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt for children with mobility challenges or on the autism spectrum, under 9 years old (RSVPs required).  Starting at 11am, there will be 3 hunts based on age (under 5, 5-8, and all ages). There will also be face painting and other family oriented activities.  The event will occur rain or shine.  All activities are free!  To RSVP, email Maria Lewis, dcmetroeasteregghunt@gmail.com

Franconia United Methodist Church Egg Hunt and Bake Sale– April 23rd @ 10am – 12pm

FUMC, Alexandria- Children (toddlers – 6th graders) are welcome to come to a free Easter Egg Hunt.    There will be prizes for the children who find specially marked eggs and baked goods available for purchase.  Contact at 703 971-5151 or admin@franconiaumc.org.

http://www.franconiaumc.org/news_calendar.html

Calvary Presbyterian Church Egg Hunt- April 24th, following service at 10

Calvary Presbyterian Church, Alexandria-  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt and refreshments on the front lawn for youth from the congregation as well as the neighborhood.

http://mychurchevents.com/calendar/calendar.aspx?list_by=calendar_month&begin_date=4/1/2011%2012:00:00%20AM&ci=L6F0F0K5H2F0O9N8H2&igd=

Annandale

Dinosaur Egg Hunt– April 16th @ 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm

Hidden Oaks, Annandale- Come for a dinosaur-themed program and enjoy an outdoor egg hunt while visiting Dinoland.  Kids 3 – 8 will make a dinosaur craft. This is a one-hour program. The cost is $6 per child. Registration is required.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hiddenoaks/public.htm

Meet the Easter Bunny- April 22nd

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA- earn about the tradition of the Easter bunny and meet a rabbit in person at HONC on Friday, April 22. The program for 3-to-10 year-olds costs $5.  Call (703) 941-1065 for more info.

Click here for more info.

Mason District Park Easter Egg Hunt– April 23rd @ 10am – 12pm
Mason District Park, Annandale- An egg hunt with a moonbounce, popcorn, and even more fun.  There will be hunts based on age group.  The hunts begin at 10:45.  Walk-in registration is available, and cost is $7 pr person.  For information, call 703-941-1730.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/psa024-11.htm

Bluemont

Great Country Farms Marshmallow Harvest & Egg Hunt April 9th & 10th @ 9am – 6pm

Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA- Come for a fun filled day!  Visitors to the farm will be able to harvest marshmallows from 11 am -1 pm and then roast them on a bonfire with Farmer Bob. The first of three Easter Egg Hunts will start at 1pm each day for children under 3 years of age, followed by the hunts for kids aged 4-6 years and 7-10 years.  There will also be live music on both days from noon – 4 pm.  Included in the general admission price are the farm animal barnyard with new baby animals (including piglets born March 24th), mazes, slides, swings and hayrides.  Rides on the cow train are available for $ 2.  The brand new Farm Market will be filled with a wide variety of new jams, jellies and goodies to welcome spring, and the “Roosterante” will serve burgers, bbq & kettle corn from 11 am to 4 pm.

There is no charge for children under 2.  Admission for Fans of the Farm season pass holders, CSA members and Military ID holders is also free of charge.    Marshmallow Harvest Admission: $10 per child, $12 per adult

http://www.greatcountryfarms.com/index.php/annual-events/marshmallow-harvest.html

Bristow

Easter in Historic Brentsville– April 16th @ 11am – 2:30pm

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Center, Bristow- Children will participate in an Easter egg hunt and play games and make crafts that children might have done in the 19th century. Free admission for children under 2.  $5 per child, free for children under two

http://www.virginia.org/site/description.asp?attrid=72666


Centreville

Bull Run Easter Egg Hunt– April 20th @ 10am

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA- Come out and enjoy an exciting spring morning with the Easter Bunny! There will be crafts, games, prizes, refreshments, an egg hunt, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Admission is $10 per child (ages 2-8) Parents and Grandparents are free. Sign up here http://www.nvrpa.org/forms/view/bullrunegghunt Call 703-631-0550

http://www.nvrpa.org/events/view/1482

Easter at Cox Farms– April 23rd @ 11am

Cox Farms, Centreville, VA- There will be 2 egg hunts (11am and noon), with very limited space- no pre-registration.  Arrive at least 10 minutes before the egg hunt start time.  There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny, with Bunny Games, egg coloring, and goats, chickens, bunnies…and emus.  Cost is $4 per child for the egg hunt.  All other Easter activities are free and open to everyone!

http://www.coxfarms.com/


Chantilly

Ticonderoga Farms Easter Egg Hunts, March 26th & 27th and April 2nd & 3rd @ 12:30pm —- April 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th @ 11am and 2pm

Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, VA- Egg Hunts feature candy and toy-filled eggs.  Find those special golden goose eggs for a prize.  Kids and adults can visit the slides, playground ark, take a hayride, visit our animal center and roast marshmallows.  Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.  Bring your camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny.

http://www.ticonderoga.com/

Sully Historic Site Easter Egg Hunt– April 9th @ 1pm – 3pm
Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, VA- Children three to seven years old are invited to hunt for filled Easter Eggs on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. Make a spring craft to take home and visit with baby animals. Participate in Sully’s egg roll for a look back at early American holiday customs. Hunts are scheduled at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Call 703-437-1794 to reserve your space. The cost is $5 per child. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the grounds for $2, weather permitting.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/psa016-11.htm

Cub Run RECenter Easter Egg Decoration– April 11th

Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly, VA- Come decorate Easter eggs with natural materials, and learn the Ukrainian art of Pysanky.  The cost is $10 per person plus a $2 craft fee. For kids ages five and older.  Call Cub Run 703-817-9407 to register.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/psa024-11.htm

Fairfax

City of Fairfax/Chick-fil-A Egg Hunt– April 22nd @ 10am

FHS Field House, Fairfax, VA- Join us for this free event. Children will ‘hunt’ for eggs during their specified age group time. All eggs will contain candy and some will have tickets which can be redeemed for prizes the day of the event. You find it, you keep it! Chick-fil-A food will be available for sale. Don’t forget your camera!

http://www.fairfaxva.gov/parksrec/EggHunt.asp

Falls Church

Falls Church Easter Egg Hunt- April 23rd @ 10am

Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church-  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.  Click here for the PDF.

http://www.fallschurchva.gov/Content/Government/Departments/CommunityServices/RecsParks/Events.aspx

Herndon

Easter Eggstravaganza- April 9th, 11am 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:15

Frying Pan Farm, Herndon- Hunt for eggs that contain treats and prizes.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/events.htm

Herndon Aqua Egg Hunt, April 16th @1pm

Herndon Community Center Pool, Herndon- An Aqua Egg Hunt where children will collect as many floating and sinking eggs as possible in the time allowed. Everyone will receive a prize.

http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/SpecialEvents/AquaEggHunt/default.aspx

Town of Herndon Easter Egg Hunt– April 23rd @ 10:30am-12:30pm

Herndon Municipal Center, Herndon- Join the Easter Bunny and his helpers for an eggstraspecial event. Hands-on art projects, baby animal petting zoo, and egg hunts by age.

http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/SpecialEvents/Easter_Egg_Hunt/default.aspx

Leesburg

Leesburg Easter Egg Hunt- April 9th @ 12 – 4pm

Ida Lee Park, Leesburg, Virginia- Candy filled eggs, prizes, entertainment, and more.  Gates open at 12:30pm and event runs until 4:00pm.  In addition to all the 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. Tickets can be purchased in advance by stopping in or calling Ida Lee Park Recreation Center or online at www.idalee.org. Tickets are $10 per child in advance and $15 at the gate. The price of admission includes all attractions except food vendors. Parents pay no admission fee and children over the age of 7, who are not hunting, will be admitted free.

http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=565

Leesburg Animal Park Egg Hunts– April 23rd-24th @ 2pm

Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, VA

http://www.leesburganimalpark.com/Activities.html

1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt– April 23rd @ 2pm – 4pm
Dodona Manor, Leesburg, VA- You can meet the Easter Bunny and decorate eggs and bags.  There will also be face painting, scavenger hunts, and egg rolls with prizes.
http://www.georgecmarshall.org/images/FrontPage/easter-egg-hunt-flyer.png

Morven Park Eco-friendly Easter– April 23rd @ 10am – 12pm

Morven Park, Leesburg, VA- In addition to an Easter egg roll on the Mansion lawn, there will be story time, natural egg dying, basket making, an egg hunt, and learning about healthy Easter treats. Cost is $10 per adult and $5/child.

http://www.morvenpark.org/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=907&year=2011&month=04

Annual Easter Brunch- April 24th @ 11am – 3pm

Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg VA- There will be an Easter Egg Hunts, Balloon Artist, and Arts & Crafts Area for the kids. And, be sure to look for Mr. & Mrs. Bunny hopping around the resort!  Call 703-729-8400 to make reservations.

Click here for more info.

Manassas

Pump It Up Easter Egg Hunt- April 16th & 17th @ 9:00am – 10:30am

Pump It Up, Manassas-  Kids can search for eggs and bounce on their giant inflatables.  The Easter Bunny will also be there.  For kids ages 2-11, and cost is $15 per child.  Reservations are required.

http://easterbounce.eventbrite.com/

Sudley Manor House Assisted Living Community Easter Celebration– April 16th @ 2pm 
Sudley Manor House Assisted Living, Manassas, VA- They would like to extend an invitation to the community.  There will be refreshments, games, raffles, and prizes.  There will also be a pecial appearance by the Easter Bunny, so don’t forget your cameras.  This is a free event, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Alzheimer Association Memory walk for TEAM SUDLEY!

http://www.sudleymanorhouse.com/

STUMC Easter Egg Hunt– April 23rd @ 10 – 11am

St. Thomas United Methodist Church, Manassas. 703-368-5161

http://www.mstumc.org/News/mst_cal.html

McLean

Banjo Man Frank Cassell & Easter Egg Hunt– April 23rd @ 6:30pm – 9pm
New Life Christian Church, McLean, VA- A free concert from 7:00-8:00 p.m. by award-winning Banjo Man Frank Cassel.  An Easter Egg hunt will follow, so bring your flashlights!!  Contact 703-222-8836 or mail: darrahd@verizon.net for more info.
http://www.newlife4me.com/calendar/

Bunny Tales- April 23rd @11am – 1pm
McLean Community Center, McLean- There will be arts and crafts projects, refreshments, entertainment, and more.  Participants will be able to take a picture with the Bunny and photos will be e-mailed after the event.  Cost is $5 per person including adults.  For ages 3-6; children 2 and younger are free.

http://www.mcleancenter.org/kids-teens/childrens-events.asp#bunny_tales

Occoquan

Easter Event: Egg Decorating & Book Signing– April 23rd @ 11am – 12:30pm

Story Tellers, Occoquan, VA- Have fun decorating Easter eggs- they provide the decorations, you bring the eggs.  Jamey Long will be signing, A Possum’s Happy Easter, as well as his other books. This is a FREE event.  They would like that you RSVP- email them with the subject Easter Egg to info@3storytellers.com.  Ages: Toddler to Teens)

http://www.3storytellers.com/?page=shop/disp&pid=page_calendar&CLSN_3071=130092697330714744ba82af6ba5569d

Reston

Reston Eggnormous Egg Hunt, April 16th @ 10am – 11:30 am
Brown’s Chapel Park, Reston, VA- The egg hunt is at 10:30am, and there will be carnival games, two moonbounces, and a “human statue.”  For ages 1- 8.

http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/arts_community_egghunt.shtml

Reston Zoo Easter Egg Hunts– April 23rd & 24th @ 10am, 12pm, 2pm

Reston Zoo, Vienna- Bring your Easter Baskets for an action packed zoo day! Meet baby bunnies, bottle feed little lambs, and enjoy Easter egg hunts, face painting and special visits from the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts take place on Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm. Special egg hunts for children 4 and under take place in our picnic area at 10am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Egg hunts are FREE with admission to the zoo. (1 egg hunt per day per child.)

http://www.restonzoo.com/news.html

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt- April 24th @11 am – 3 pm

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, Reston, VA

Join them for a Sunday brunch and festive activities, including a petting zoo, two Easter egg hunts, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself.  Easter Brunch will be served a la carte from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Easter egg hunts will be held at noon, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., in which participants can win holiday treats. Reservations required.

http://www.viniferabistro.com/index.php?view=details&id=6%3Aeaster-brunch&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=6

Springfield

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza- April 23rd

South Run RECenter, Springfield- The festivities include an Easter egg hunt and face painting, pictures with the “Bunny” and arts and crafts. The registration cost is $10 per child. Register at online or by calling 703-866-0566. For children ages eight and under.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/psa023-11.htm

Sterling

Bunny Bonanza– April 20th @ 10am – 1pm

Heritage Farm Museum, Sterling, Va- Visitors get the opportunity to meet live rabbits, talk with local animal organizations, and participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176837825696547

Sterling UMC Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival– April 16th @10am – 12pm

Sterling United Methodist Church, Sterling- Games and activities for ages 2 – 12.  There will be fun, games, crafts, an Easter Egg Hunt and more!  You can also meet the Easter Bunny and get your picture taken.

http://sterlingumc.org/templates/System/details.asp?id=29566&PG=Events&LID=&CID=927114

Vienna

Egg Roll on Vienna’s Town Green- April 16th @ 10:30am

Vienna, VA- Join them for a great family time.

http://historicviennainc.org/?p=262

Old-Fashioned Egg Roll at Freeman House- April 16th @ 10:30am

Freeman House, Vienna, VA- An old-fashioned Easter egg roll for children age 12 and under and their parents will be held on the lawn of Vienna’s historic Freeman House, 131 Church St., N.E., on Saturday, April 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This activity is free of charge and no registration is required.  Roll eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny, and listen to a storyteller.  Admission is free.  Call (703) 938-5187 for more info.

http://www.fxva.com/seedoplan/fairfax-virginia-events/

Easter Egg Hunt at Nottoway, April 23rd @ 11am

Nottoway Park, Vienna, VA- There will be a special appearance from the Easter bunny. The event is for children ages 1 to 9 and the fee is $7 per child. Divided by age groups, children will for hunt for eggs and candy and win special prizes. Egg Hunts: 11 AM (1-3 yrs), 11:20 AM (4-6 yrs) and 11:40 (7-9 yrs). Please bring your own basket. Call 703-324-8566 after 8:30 AM for a cancellation update.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/providence/events.htm

Woodbridge

Spring Egg Hunt at Rippon Lodge, April 23rd @ 11am – 3pm

Rippon Lodge, Woodbridge, VA-  Colorful eggs will be hidden all over the grounds of Rippon Lodge.  In addition to egg hunts, children can enjoy crafts, games and other activities. Bring a basket for egg collecting. Last egg hunt begins at 3 p.m.  $7 per child, free for children under two.

http://www.virginia.org/site/description.asp?attrid=72671

Easter Egg Hunt at Leesylvania State Park, April 24th @ 1pm

Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge- Hunt for colorful, prize-filled Easter eggs. Kids can color eggs, play games and make crafts. Learn about the history of the Easter egg and why it became a holiday tradition.  Call (703) 583-6904 or email: leesylvania@dcr.virginia.gov

http://dcrintra.dcr.virginia.gov/dcr_public/events/ViewEvent.cfm?id=LE110005-00

LRPRA Eggstravaganza– April 23rd @ 9am

Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association, Woodbridge- Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at the Eggstravaganza.  Children 10 and under are eligible and parents must pre-register children by Wednesday April 20, in order to participate. The cost is $3 for LRPRA Members and $5 for Non-Members.

http://www.lakeridgeva.com/cal/CalendarShow.asp?event_id=345574&event_batch=1

Washington, DC

Fabergé Egg Family Festival, April 9th @ 10am-7pm & April 10th 1-5pm

Hillwood Estate, Washington, DC- Celebrate spring’s arrival in Russian style! Meet historical characters Tsar Nicholas II and Peter Carl Fabergé, enjoy storytelling and folk music, take part in a centuries-old egg-rolling game, and decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg. Perfect for kids of all ages.

http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/calendar.html

2011 Georgetown Easter Eggstravaganza, April 16th @ 9:30am – 11am
Lawn at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC- There will be 2,500 eggs in 2 egg hunts- one for pre-k and under, and one for kindergarten to 6th grade.  There will be prizes, a bike giveaway, cotton candy & popcorn, face painting, games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!  This is sponsored by National Community Church – Georgetown.

http://theaterchurch.com/events/

Tudor Place’s Third Annual Eggstravaganza, April 23rd @ 10am – 12pm
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, Washington, DC- Children of all ages enjoy the largest Egg Hunt in DC and a thrilling Egg Roll Contest.  After the games, spend the morning decorating eggs and playing games from the past.  The Easter Bunny is available for pictures all morning.  Visitors also enjoy a self-guided tour of Tudor Place’s 5 ½ acres of gardens. The Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. and the Egg Roll follows at 10:45 a.m. Bring your own basket, spoon, and one hard-boiled egg per child.

http://www.tudorplace.org/calendar.html#april

Stead Park Easter Egg Hunt– April 23rd @ 11am – 2pm

Stead Park Field, Logan Circle, Washington, DC- An Egg Hunt for children of all ages.  A face painter and balloon artist will be there, as well as snacks and beverages.  Be ready to start the hunt at 11am, so arrive early.  Registration: 202-421-0702.

http://blog.reishmanrealestate.com/2011/04/18/stead-park-6th-annual-easter-egg-hunt-in-dupont-circle/

Capitol Hill Easter Eggstravaganzza– April 23rd @ 1 – 3pm

Lincoln Park, DC- Two egg hunts, life-size Easter Bunny, cotton candy, face painting, games, prizes, and bike raffles.  No ticket or registration required.

http://eggstravaganzadc.com/

EGGstravaganza 2011– April 24th @ 12pm

Walter Pierce Park, Washington, DC- There will be more than 1,000 candy-filled eggs to share with the children of the community.  They will start gathering at 12pm outside the gates to the children’s play area and the first hunt will kick off around 12:10pm.

Turtle Park Easter Egg Hunt, April 25th @ 3:30pm

http://turtlepark.org/docs/events.php

Maryland

Germantown

15th Annual Bunnyland- Begins April 16th @ 9am – 3pm each day

Butler’s Orchard, Germantown MD- There are hayrides, rubber ducky derby, kiddie Hayromp and castle, inflatables, giant slides, and bunnies, lambs, and chicks.  Hunt for colorful eggs, and get a Goody Basket to take home.  There are also food vendors, and face painting, kids crafts, and pony rides for purchase. Cost is $8 per child and $6 per adult.

http://www.butlersorchard.com/BunnylandFlyer.pdf

Bethesda

Pilgrim Lutheran Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 23rd @ 10:30-11:30am

5500 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda

http://www.pilgrimbethesda.org/cal/

Frederick

Rose Hill Manor Park Egg Roll- April 23rd, 1pm – 4pm

Rose Hill Manor Park, Frederick, MD- Bring your grass filled Easter basket to fill with crafts and prizes. Participate with stories, songs, and games. Enter the age-appropriate egg roll.

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=4020

Oxon Hill

Easter Monday Fun Day– April 25th- 1pm – 3pm
Oxon Hill Manor will have face painting, games, and an egg hunt!  Cost is $2 per person.  Contact 301-839-7782

http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/History/Oxon_Hill_Manor/Events_and_Programs.htm 

Rockville

Meadowside Nature Center Easter Egg Hunt– April 22nd @ 10am – 3:00pm

Meadowside Nature Center, RockvilleSearch for real eggs through their meadow, then dye and decorate the eggs you find.  There will also be other ongoing spring-related activities throughout the day.  Reservations are required.  Register online at www.parkpass.org, starting February 15th.  Cost is $8.

http://www.montgomeryparks.org/calendar//events/index.php?com=detail&eID=870

Connection Church Easter Community Egg Hunt– April 24th @ 11am

Lincoln Park Community Center, Rockville, MD-  First Easter Community Egg Hunt.  There will be a raffle with great prizes- as well as an Egg Hunt, lunch, and a whole lot of fun! Download the registration form below and send it to easter@ConnectionChurchMd.org.

http://www.connectionchurchmd.org


Takoma Park

Takoma Park Rec Department Annual Egg Hunt– April 16th @ 11am

Lee Jordan Field, Takoma Park-  There will be four age categories: 2 and under, 3 – 4, 5 – 6, and 7 – 8. Rain date is April 23rd.  Free event.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/51325865/5/Spring-Break-Camps

It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so head outside and enjoy!   Here are some indoor and outdoor ideas of where to go and what to do.

  1. Go to an early Easter Egg Hunt!  Easter Eggstravaganza (Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA) or Sully Historic Site Easter Egg Hunt (Chantilly, VA).  Check out my Easter Egg Hunt post for more information.
  2. Visit to NASA Goddard Space Flight Visitor Center, Greenbelt, MD.  Great for both school aged kids and toddlers, with hands on stuff for kids to do.  From the large bin of space toys and the dress-up chest to the animated data movie and real space shuttle cockpit, there is something for everyone.  Also on the 3rd Sunday of each month, there is the Sunday Experiment Event at the Goddard Visitor Center, a free afternoon of hands-on activities that will let you experience what it’s like to be a NASA engineer. NASA Goddard Space Flight Visitor Center Site
  3. Visit the Donald M Brown Planetarium, Arlington, VA-  Our Place in Space show- Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 1:30 and 3:00pm    Tickets are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for seniors 62 and older and children 12 and under.  Donald M Brown Planetarium Site
  4. Attend a tea with the kids- “Mad Hatter” Historic Tea, Tudor Place, Washington, DC-  Straight out of Alice in Wonderland, attend a “Mad Hatter” tea at Tudor Place, March 20 @ 1pm.   Families can try on period clothing and sample teas and desserts in Tudor Place’s historic homes.  Tudor Place site

Also, check out  this post by Fun Things to Do with Kids, Top 5 Things to do With-Kids This Sunny Weekend. Lots more fun ideas for the weekend.


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UPDATE- Check out this year’s list (2011)- http://arlingtonmama.com/2011/03/26/2011-easter-egg-hunts-dc-md-v/

It is that time of year, and there is an Easter Egg hunt in almost every town in the DC Metro area.  Here is a list of many of the hunts, sorted by date.  Let me know if I missed any….

Easter Eggstravaganza- Saturday March 20, 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15

Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA – There is an egg hunt and intro to friendly farm animals at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center.  Cost is $6 per child. To make a reservation, call 703-437-9101.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/events.htm

Sully Historic Site Easter Egg Hunt, March 20, 1-3pm
Chantilly, VA- For kids ages 3-7 yrs.  Easter egg  hunt for filled Easter eggs in Sully’s fields.  Kids can also participate in an egg roll as they may have done at the Capitol when James Madison was president.  Create an Easter craft to take home and enjoy yummy treats.  The egg hunts at 1:30 and 2:30pm. Reservations required. Rain date 3/27. $5/child

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully/calendar.htm

15th Annual Bunnyland- March 27, 28, April 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 & 11, 2010 (closed Easter Sunday)
Butler’s Orchard, Germantown MD- Take a hayride down the Bunny Trail, hunt for Easter eggs, enjoy face painting & crafts, Rubber Ducky Derby, ride ponies, giant slides, and tractors, see bunnies, lambs and chicks, and enjoy food and family activities.  $8 per child and $6 per adult. • Open 9am until 3:00pm each day.

http://www.butlersorchard.com/

Great Country Farms Marshmallow Harvest & Egg Hunt, March 27, 1-2:30pm

Travel to Great Country Farms for an egg hunt, train rides, marshmallow roasting, Marshmallow Peep Maze, and a hayride.  There will be 3 egg hunts this year with over 5000 eggs: 1pm ~ Children 3 and under…….1:30pm ~  children  4-6 years…….2pm ~ children 7-10 years

Reston Community Center Eggnormous Egg Hunt, March 27, 10:00am-11:30 am
Temporary Road Picnic Pavilion, Reston, VA- The egg hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp.  There will be carnival games, a moonbounce, and a “human statue”.

http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/arts_community_egghunt.shtml

Kingstowne Easter Eggstravaganzza– March 27, 11am

Top Golf of Alexandria, Kingstowne- Egg Hunt, life sized Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon artistry

http://eggstravaganzadc.com/

Easter Egg Hunt at Ida Lee Park, March 27, 2010, from 12 – 4pm

Ida Lee Park, Leesburg, Virginia- Annual Easter Egg Hunt with 15,000 eggs hidden throughout Ida Lee Park. For children 7 and under. There are also candy filled eggs, prizes, and entertainment. Admission is $10 per child in advance and $12 at the gate. (703) 777-1368.

http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=21&recordid=10193&returnURL=%2findex.aspx%3fpage%3d99

Herndon Aqua Easter egg Hunt, March 27, 1pm

Herndon Community Center Pool- An Easter Egg hunt in the pool! Some will be floating and some will be on the bottom. Collect as many eggs as you can and redeem for prizes. Mesh bags provided to collect eggs.  Pre-registration preferred but you can register up until 15 minutes prior to the hunt on day of the event. $10-includes one parent and one child

http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/Special_events/Easter_Egg_Hunt/default.aspx?cnlid=2485qua

Fabergé Egg Family Festival, March 27  10am-7pm & March 28 1-5pm

Hillwood Estate, Washington, DC- A Russian style festival.  You can meet historical characters Tsar Nicholas II and Peter Carl Fabergé, and listen to folk music and storytelling, as well as take part in an egg-rolling game.  Added bonus- decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg.  $12 adults, $5 ages 6–18, free kids under age 6

http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/calendar.html#

Del Ray Easter Egg Hunt, March 28, 11-12:30pm

The Easter Bunny is coming to Del Ray on the block of Mt. Vernon Ave. bounded by E. Howell and E. Windsor. Kids and their dogs are invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt. ACKC, Artfully Paper and Barkley Square are organizing the hunt with over 2000 eggs.   The eggs will be of two types– those for children with chocolate and a ticket and those for canine children with doggy treats in them and tickets. The tickets will be for prize drawings at the end of the hunt–some prizes being humans and others for our canine participants.

http://visitalexandriava.com/attractions-activites/calendar-of-events/

Bunny Bonanza– March 31, 10-1:00pm

Heritage Farm Museum, Sterling, Va- Learn about responsible pet ownership from the members of local animal organizations. Live animals, hands-on activities and demonstrations.  Bunny Bonanza is free with paid Museum admission. Bring a donation of canned pet food and receive one free child’s admission; one free admission per family

http://www.loudounfarmmuseum.org/events.htm

Upton Hill Easter egg Hunt, April 1, 2pm

Upton Hill, Arlington, VA- Official registration begins March 13th.  Participants must be at least 2 years of age to participate in the hunting.  Contact park director to register, John Sims — UptonHill@nvrpa.org.  The Easter Bunny will be there, as well as a moonbounce and crafts.

http://www.nvrpa.org/parks/uptonhill/

Bull Run Easter Egg Hunt, Apr 1 10am-11:30am

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Cost: $8 per child and is open to children ages 2 to 8 yrs

There is an Easter Egg hunt, crafts, games, and photos with the Easter Bunny.  Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available for purchase for $5. Reservations are required.

http://www.nvrpa.org/calendar_events.php?eid=948

Meadowside Nature Center Easter Egg Hunt– April 2, 10 am-3:30 pm

Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MarylandSearch for real eggs through the meadows, and dye and decorate the eggs you find.  Admission: $5 per child. Reservations are required. (301) 924-4141

http://www.montgomeryparks.org/nature_centers/meadow/index.shtm

City of Fairfax/Chick-fil-A Egg Hunt– April 2, 2010

Fairfax, VA- Hunt for candy eggs and search for the eggs with tickets that can be turned in for prizes. Enjoy Chick-fil-A food and meet the Chick-fil-A cow.  Ages 2-3: 10am, Ages 4-5: 10:20am, Ages 6-7: 10:40am, Ages 8-9: 11am

http://calendar.fairfaxtimes.com/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=427

Eggstravaganza at Tudor Place, April 3, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tudor Place, Washington DC,- Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Roll Contest, decorate festive eggs, and build 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.

http://www.tudorplace.org/calendar.html

Ballston Easter Eggstravaganzza– April 3, 10:30am

Quincy Park, Arlington- Egg hunt, life sized easter bunny, face painting, balloon artistry

http://eggstravaganzadc.com/

Capitol Hill Easter Eggstravaganzza– April 3, 1pm

Lincoln Park, DC- Egg Hunt, bunny petting zoo, carnival games, life size easter bunny, dace painting and balloon artistry

http://eggstravaganzadc.com/

Falls Church Easter Egg Hunt, April 3 10am

Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church- Easter Bunny will visit and take pictures with the kids.

http://www.fallschurchva.gov/Content/Government/Departments/CommunityServices/RecsParks/Events.aspx

Town of Herndon Easter Egg Hunt, April 3, 10am-12:30pm

Herndon High School Front Lawn, Herndon,VA-  There is an Easter Egg Hunt with over 7,500 candy and toy-filled eggs hidden. You and your children can also visit Funland, which includes a magic show, petting zoo, and a moonbounce. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos.  $7-Advance/$9-On site

http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/Special_events/Easter_Egg_Hunt/default.aspx?cnlid=2485qua

Rippon Lodge Egg Hunt, April 3  11am-2pm

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Woodbridge, VA- An Easter Egg Hunt from the 18th century.  Children will hunt for eggs, play games, do crafts, and visit the Easter Bunny.  Admission includes a tour of Rippon Lodge and the gardens.  Each child will receive a goodie bag to take home.  $5 per child

http://www.pwcgov.org/default.aspx?topic=010014001370003615#April

Ben Lomond Egg Hunt, April 3 10am- 1pm

Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, VA- Celebrate spring with crafts, games, entertainment, and egg hunts at Ben Lomond. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available for an additional fee.  $6 per child.

http://www.pwcgov.org/default.aspx?topic=010014001370003615#April

Franconia United Methodist Church Egg Hunt, April 3  10am-12pm

FUMC, Alexandria, VA- A free Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through grade 6. Information:(703) 971-51 
www.franconiaumc.org

Hopkins House Easter Egg Hunt, April 3  10am-12pm

Hopkins House, Alexandria, VA- Crafts, pictures with Easter Bunny, and story time.  There is also a $4 Picnic available (hotdog, drink & chips). Bring your own basket!

http://www.hopkinshouse.org/Easter%20flier.pdf

Lee-Fendall House Egg Hunt, April 3   10am-4pm

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, Alexandria VA- There will be two separate sessions for the hunt (10:30am and 1pm), and an area will be set up for kids under 3.  Reservations are required.  An Easter bunny will also be there.  $5 per child, free for adults  Call (703) 548-1789 for reservations.

http://www.leefendallhouse.org/calendar_day.asp?date=4/3/2010

Woodlawn Easter Egg Hunt, April 3  1:30-3pm

Woodlawn- Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, Alexandria, Va- A free egg hunt on the grounds of Woodlawn.  Lots of activities incuding face painting, balloon artistry, Easter Bunny, and 19th-century games.  (703) 780-4000

http://woodlawn1805.org/events/

6th Annual Egglectic Nature Easter Eggstravaganza, April 3 @ 11am

Eclectic Nature Gift & Garden Center, Alexandria, VA- For kids ages 3-8, an Easter Egg hunt at the Eclectic garden.

http://www.engiftandgarden.com/

Nottoway Park Easter Egg Hunt, April 3 @ 10am

Nottoway Park, Vienna, VA- For ages 1 to 9- children are divided in groups based on age, and can meet the Easter Bunny.  Cost is $7 per child.  Call 703-324-8566 for more info.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/

Easter Egg Hunts at Reston Zoo, April 3-4, 2010, 9 a.m – 4 p.m

Reston Zoo, Vienna VA- egg hunts per day at 11:15, 1:15, and 3:15. Go to Reston Zoo for an Easter Egg hunt- the child who finds the golden egg wins a prize.  There is also free face painting, and a small fee for pictures with the Easter Bunny and chicks, lambs, and bunnies.  The hunt is free with price of admission. (703)757-6222

http://www.restonzoo.com/special.htm

Leesburg Animal Park Egg Hunts, Apil 3-4   2pm

Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, VA- There will be hunts on both Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.  Visit with the Easter Bunny, and hunt for Golden Eggs for special prozes.  Cost for the event is $7.95 for children and $9.95 for adults.    (703)433-0002

http://www.leesburganimalpark.com/

Ticonderoga Farms Easter Egg Hunts, Apil 3-4   11am & 2pm

Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, VA- There will be two hunts both Saturday and Sunday with candy and toy-filled eggs (special golden goose eggs for a prize.  Play on the playground, take a hayride, visit the animal center and roast marshmellows.  There are also photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Call 703-327-4424

http://www.ticonderoga.com/

Freeman House Museum, April 4, 10:30am

Vienna, VA– Old fashioned Easter Egg hunt on the Freeman Store grounds.  The event will include an egg hunt, egg painting, a storyteller, and games.

http://www.historicviennainc.org/calendarofevents.html

Easter Egg Hunt at Leesylvania, April 4, 11:30am-1pm

Hunt for colorful, prize-filled Easter Eggs.  Kids color eggs, play games and make crafts. http://events.washingtonexaminer.com/venue.aspx?venue_id=10516

Turtle Park Easter Egg Hunt, April 5 @ 3:30pm

Washington, DC

http://www.turtlepark.org/docs/events.php

March is a HUGE month for consignment sales.  Children grow so quickly that many items like clothing, strollers, and toys are barely used.  This can mean huge savings for you at consignment sales.

Some tips….if you can, leave the kids at home- these sales can be VERY busy, and it is much easier to shop alone.  Bring your own shopping bags or a laundry basket for the loot.  Make a list of the things that you need- this is a great time of year to find Easter outfits, spring coats, rain boots, and summer toys.  Arrive early- if you are looking for a particular item, chances are many other people are too!  If you want to gain early entry into sales before the general public, you may want to be a volunteer or consigner.  Finally, bring cash- most sales don’t accept checks or credit cards.

Here are some of the upcoming March sales in the DC metro area.  Please comment if I missed any.

Classy Kids Consignment- Manassas: March 10-14, 2010

Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd, Manassas VA 20112

http://www.classykidsconsignment.com/

Tot Swap- Gaithersburg: March 10-14

16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD  20877

http://totswap.net/

Christ Church- Fairfax Station: March 13, 2010- 8:00am to 2:00pm

8285 Glen Eagles Ln, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

http://www.christchurchva.org/aspnet2/consignment_sale/index.aspx

Arlington Kids Stuff Sale: March 13

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 North Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA

http://www.kidsstuffsale.com/

Montgomery County Parents of Multiples: March 13, 9am- 1pm

Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD

http://www.mcpom.org/pdf/Sale_Flyer_Spring_2010.pdf

Kinhaven’s Annual Kids’ Sale: March 20, 8- 12

Kinhaven School, 4201 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA

http://www.kinhaven.com/KinhavenSchoolEvents.htm

No Virginia Mothers of Multiples Semi-Annual Sale: March 20, 2010

Wakefield High School, 4901 South Chesterfield Road, Arlington, VA 22204

http://www.nvpom.com/index.php?id=7

Northern Virginia Clothing Exchange: March 25-27

Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia

http://www.nvce.com/

CUMC’s Children’s Consignment Sale: March 26-27

Cameron United Methodist Church (CUMC), 3130 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA

http://cameronchurchccs.yolasite.com/

Junior League Tossed & Found Sale: March 26-28

2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, within the Crystal City Shops

http://www.jlw.org/?nd=tf_home

Tot Swap- Howard County: March 31- April 3

9033 Red Branch Rd, Suite A, Columbia, MD  21045

http://totswap.net/