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7 Kid-Friendly Egg Hunts and Easter Festivals Around DC

Flower farms, resorts, and pick-your-own orchards are getting into the Spring spirit.

The White House has once again cancelled its annual egg roll, but plenty of Easter activities are still on. Social distance policies vary by location, and many events are weather-dependent. Some sell out fast, so definitely book in advance.

Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard
22222 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown
Offerings: The popular pick-your-own farm is putting on a spring festival with pony rides, jump pads, face painting, hay rides, and goodie baskets, among other things.
When: March 27, 28, 30, 31, and April 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11.
Cost: $10 (free for children under 24 months). Some attractions (like pony rides) cost extra. Book in advance.
Distance from DC: 33 miles.

Clark’s Elioak Farm
10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City
Offerings: This fanciful Howard County “petting farm” reopens for the season with egg hunts, train rides, its fairy-tale-inspired “enchanted forest,” and plenty of animals.
When: Starting April 1, Tuesday through Sunday. It will also be open Monday, April 5.
Cost: $8 per person.
Distance from DC: 38 miles.

Great Country Farms
34345 Snickersville Tpk., Bluemont VA
Offerings: A ticketed and timed hunt for candy-filled eggs, plus “marshmallow picking” and roasting, baby animals, and wagon rides.
When: Daily from March 26 to April 3.
Cost: $10 (child) and $12 (adult) farm admission, plus $5 extra for the egg hunt. Book in advance.
Distance from DC: 58 miles.

Roer’s Zoofari
1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna
Offerings: A daily animal parade, plus crafts, photo set-ups, egg races, and glitter tattoos.
When: March 27 and 28 and April 3 and 4. The parade begins at 12:15 each day.
Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for children. Walk-in tickets are available, but cost more.
Distance from DC: 20 miles. 

Salamander Resort & Spa
500 N. Pendleton St.,  Middleburg
Offerings: You can’t get more socially distant than this luxe horse country resort’s private egg hunt. The Easter bunny will come say hi to your crew, too.
When: March 27 and 28; April 2 and 3.
Cost: $200 per group (up to eight people).
Distance from DC: 43 miles.

Whitehall Farms
12523 Popes Head Rd., Clifton (park at 6080 Colchester Rd., Fairfax)
Offerings: Sustainability, agritourism, and education are the usual focus at this bucolic farm. The day before Easter, you’ll find timed hunts for (biodegradable) eggs, plus chances to feed chickens and meet cows and pigs.
When: Saturday, April 3.
Cost: $7 for one adult, $10 for two adults, $15 for children (free for kids under 3).
Distance from DC: 26 miles.

Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm
8109 Telegraph Rd., Severn MD
Offerings: The small, flower-focused farm in Anne Arundel County is hosting a day with egg hunts, crafting tables, and Easter bunny appearances.
When: Saturday, April 3.
Cost: $10 per child.
Distance from DC: 30 miles. 

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.