Spring is hopping its way here fast!  Easter is one of my most favorite times of the year for many reasons; from it being a season of great Joy and forgiveness to the simple reasons of blooming flowers and warmer weather. Welcoming spring always makes me look forward to fun festivities like; dying eggs and having a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt! The following is a list of local events and activities you won’t want to miss this Spring 2019. You can also find all these event details on The Playful Parents calendar (I update the article and print friendly list as I collect data. If you have a event to add please email me at theplayfulparent@yahoo.com.) GIVEAWAY RULES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

***Make sure you check with businesses hosting the events before attending in case of changes or cancellations due to weather etc.***


CHARLES COUNTY EVENTS


MICHAEL’S SPRING CRAFT    
Date: Saturdays March 9- April 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Michaels Craft Store
Details: Michaels Craft store offers kids club crafts every Saturday. Through out March and April the theme will be on Easter and Spring related.
Cost: $2.00
Website Link

HOP HOP HIPPITY
Date: April 5, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: My Gym, Waldorf, MD
Details: The Easter Bunny will be awaiting visits by each child, so bring the camera for a great photo op! And did we mention, your child will have fun with favorite My Gym activities, glow in the dark egg hunt, and explore time while you wait. Snacks will be served. (Up to age 6) Advance registration is required!
Cost:  $15
Event Link 

GLOW-N-DARK HOP HOP HIPPITY
Date: April 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM -8:30 PM
Location: My Gym, Waldorf, MD
Details: The Easter Bunny will be awaiting visits by each child, so bring the camera for a great photo op! And did we mention, your child will have fun with favorite My Gym activities, glow in the dark egg hunt, and explore time while you wait. Snacks will be served. (Up to age 10) Advance registration is required!
Cost:  $15
Event Link

LATTES WITH LAMBS
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: National Colonial Farm, Accokeek, MD
Details: Meet the National Colonial Farm’s new baby lambs and calves at the 5th Annual Lattes with Lambs! Enjoy coffee from Wee bean Coffee Roasters and Krispy Kreme donuts, sheep shearing demonstrations, milking demonstrations, wool spinning demonstrations, a 4-H livestock show, and live music by Broad Run String Band.
Cost:  $5-$10
Event Link 

INDOOR EGG HUNT AND SPRING EGGSTAVAGANZA   
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: St. Charles Towne Center
Details: On Saturday, April 6 from Noon – 5PM, St. Charles Towne Center will have our Indoor Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Egg-stravaganza…It’s five full hours of Family Fun!
Cost: FREE
Event Link

SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA   – CANVAS PAINTING
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: St. Charles Towne Center – Join us on the lower level of the mall near Starbucks
Details: Parents & Guardians are invited to spend quality time with their children and paint Easter/Springtime designs on an 11” x 14” canvas during St. Charles Towne Center’s Spring Eggstravaganza. You do not have to be an artist to create one of these masterpieces! Wonderfully Made4You will guide you through the process. Please note the session starting times for each canvas design. Any questions please call us 240-389-5824.
Cost: Space is limited. The cost per canvas is $20 and is paid at the time of your session. Advance purchase online is also available to secure your seat.
Event Link

CARING BUNNY   
Date: April 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: St. Charles Towne Center
Details: Caring Bunny provides an exclusive, subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families.
Cost: FREE
Event Link

SPRING PARTY & EASTER EGG HUNT
Date:  April 7, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Village Green Pavilion, Indian Head, MD
Details: Ticket includes lunch, carnival & guessing games, 4-H bunnies display, children’s craft-making, door prizes and Easter egg hunt. Photo with the Easter Bunny $1.00 each.
Cost: $2.00/all ages at the door…Infants under 1 free (No ticket bag or lunch)
Event Link

TODDLER TIME EASTER BUNNY EGG HUNT- SKYZONE 
Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Location: Skyzone
Details: Hop into Toddler Time at Sky Zone Waldorf on Thursday, March 29 from 10 am-12 noon for some Easter FUN! Join us as we hunt for eggs, take pictures with the Easter Bunny and create a cool craft! Available to walking age – 5 years old.
Cost: Price is $13 for first toddler, $10 per additional toddler, $7 per parent. Reusable Sky Socks are $2 per pair.
Event Link

EASTER TOTSICLES
Date: April 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Description: Speical Easter themed totsicles. Totsicles is a half-hour of self-paced orientation to movement on ice, followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Stickers for all after storytime! Children may wear skates or shoes for snow and ice (no smooth-sole or open-toe shoes). Adults wear shoes for snow and ice.
Location: Capital Club House
Event Type: Parent/Child
Age Group(s): 2-5
Registration: Not Required
Cost: $7/Visit
Event Link

FLASH LIGHT EGG HUNT
Date: April 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Location: Smallwood Community Center
Details: Enjoy games, activities, photos with the Easter Bunny, and a flashlight Easter
egg hunt! Prizes will be awarded to those who find the most Easter eggs
and the prize egg, the jelly bean count, and coloring contest. All participants
must be accompanied by an adult and must bring their own flashlight and
Easter basket or bucket.
Cost:  $15
Event Link

EASTER EGG FESTIVAL
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location:  Charles County County Fairgrounds, La Plata, MD
Details: Join in the fun for United Ways inaugural Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Southern Maryland’s largest Easter egg hunt will be held April 13, 2019 from 10am – 2pm at the Charles County Fairgrounds!
Cost: Parking/Admission FREE
EVENT LINK

EASTER FUN – AR WORKSHOP   
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: AR Workshop, La plata, MD
Details: Hop on over to AR Workshop for some Spring and Easter Crafternoon fun with the family! Make a Canvas Easter Egg Tote or our specialty Mini Wood Signs! (One registrant can make 1 mini wood sign for $15, or 2 for $25). Perfect for even the youngest DIYers!
Cost: $ Price Varies by Project
Website Link

SPRING PARTY – SERENITY FARM
Date: April 13, 2019 & April 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Serenity Farm
Details: There will be professional photos with the Easter bunny, a large Easter egg hunt, face painting, prizes, raffles, a fire truck and ambulance for the children to explore and much more! All proceeds go towards Farming 4 Hunger. So please be sure to invite your friends, family, and co-workers!*Entry fees will be collected at the registration table on the day of the event*
Cost:  Adults: FREE, 4-12 years old: $2, Under 3: FREE
Event Link

EASTER EGGSTRAVGANZA
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: NSF Indian Head
Details: Hop on over for the annual MWR Easter Egg Hunt. ***Open to all with base access***
Cost: FREE
EVENT LINK

ZING ZANG PANG – MY GYM    
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 6:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: My Gym, Waldorf
Details: Special Parents night out egg celebration. Also, be sure to check their site for Spring Break camps and other fun events March-April.
Cost: $29 Member/ $34 Non-Member (Sibling discount available)
Event Link

 

EASTER EGG – NEW LIFE
Date: April 13, 2019
Start Time:  10:00 AM – 2:00  PM
Location: New Life Church White Plains, MD
Details: Join us Saturday April 13th for our community wide Easter egg Hunt! All ages are welcome and there will be food trucks, music, games, bounce houses, concessions, and fun for the entire family!!! Admission is FREE! For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please give us a call at 301-609-8423 or email us at info@newlife.live . We can’t wait to see you there!
Cost: FREE
Event Link

EASTER EGG – CUM
Date: April 13, 2019
Start Time:  10:00 AM – 12:00  PM
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church
Details: A fun hunt for Easter eggs will entertain children, while youth and adults are invited to fellowship as we all prepare for Easter!
Cost: FREE
Event Link

EASTER EGG HUNT GSUMC
Date: April 14, 2019
Start Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30  PM
Location: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Waldorf, MD
Details: Families with children in 5th grade and younger are invited to join the fun as we head into Holy Week together. There will be crafts, games, story time and of course an egg hunt!
Cost: FREE (will be collecting non-perishable/can food for SOMD Food Bank)
Event Link

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT- SSP
Date: April 14, 2019
Time: Activities begin at 10:00 AM/ Egg Hunt at 10:30 AM
Location: Smallwood State Park, Marbury, MD
Details:   Egg hunt is for ages 0-10, but all are welcome to come out and enjoy the festivities.
Cost: A donation of $3/ child is requested.
 Event Link

 FAMILY FUN NIGHT – HOP INTO SPRING
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 5-7 PM
Location: IHOP, La Plata MD
Details:  This event is set for April 17, 2019 at IHOP in La Plata from 5-7 PM. This family fun night is great for kids of all ages! The Playful Parent will have spring themed crafts and other fun activities to keep the littles entertained! Please present this flyer to the cashier as this is a fundraiser event.
Cost: Activities FREE/Food available for purchase (Remember kids eat free for each adult entree. )
 Event Link

 

UNDER WATER EGG HUNT
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Location: Lackey High School Swimming Pool
Details: Bring your swimsuit and goggles to help the Easter Bunny collect his eggs – IN THE POOL! There will be an underwater egg hunt, fun activities, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration is required. Registration at the door accepted based on availability.
Cost:  $5
Event Link

1ST ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT FOR HUNGER
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM -3:00 PM
Location: Lackey High School Swimming Pool
Details: There will be professional photos with the Easter bunny, an Easter egg hunt for each age range, face painting, prizes, raffles and much more!
*Entry fees will be collected at the registration table on the day of the event*
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT FARMING 4 HUNGER! Please be sure to invite your friends, family, and co-workers! Please RSVP through our Event Bright link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-easter-egg-hunt-for-hunger-tickets-58115073750) so we know how many people to expect.
Cost:  Adults (13+): FREE, Children (3-12yrs):$2, Under 3: FREE
Event Link

ANNUAL EASTER CELEBRATION & EGG HUNT- CGC
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Calvary Grace Church
Details: 5th annual Community Easter event is fun for the whole family with egg hunts for kids ages 1-5 & 6-10, photos with the bunny, moonbounce, petting zoo, games and lots of prizes. Don’t forget to bring your basket.
Cost: FREE
Event Link

EASTER EGG HUNT- GRACE CHURCH
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: Grace Church, 13000 Zekiah Dr, Waldorf, MD 20601
Details: Everyone is welcome to the Easter Egg Hunt. Plan to be there, spread the word and bring your friends. This helicopter egg drop is always a lot of fun!
Event Calendar Link

PRE-EASTER JAM FOR KIDS
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: Old Waldorf School
Details:Face painting, dance contest, clown,egg hunt, music chairs contest! Purchase tickets in advanced see link.
Event Link

FAMILY EASTER PARTY- FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WALDORF
Date:  April 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: First Baptist Church of Waldorf
Details: A wonderful family time of games, face painting, a puppet show and an Easter Egg Hunt.
Cost: FREE
Event Page

EASTER CELEBRATION
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Restore Health Center- 4615 Einstein Pl. White Plains, Md 20695
Details: Egg hunt, photos with the bunny, crafts and more.
Event Calendar Link

ICE CREAM WITH THE BUNNY
Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: La Plata Town Hall
Details: Hop on in for a sweet treat with the Easter Bunny!  Stop by the La Plata Town Hall on the Monday after Easter, April 17th from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Bring the kids for sweet treat, crafts and visit with the Easter Bunny.
Cost: FREE
Event Link

EGG HUNT- ACFH
Date: TBA
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Alexandria Chapel Fellowship Hall, 5601 Chicamuxen, Indian Head, MD 20640
Details: It’s an Easter Egg Hunt and you’re Invited! We will be hiding over 600 easter eggs! Easter Egg Hunts will go in timed waves determined by age group. Everyone is encouraged to bring their Easter basket as well as dress comfortably! We will also have games, door prizes, golden egg contest, storytelling, arts and crafts. (FREE)
EVENT LINK

SPRING PARTY 
Date: Not doing an egg hunt this year/Spring Party in Planning
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Unique Sports Academy
Details: Join in this special Free Play that will feature an Easter egg hunt, crafts and snacks. $5 per kid.
Cost: $5 per child.
Event Link

 


CALVERT COUNTY


LOBBYS LITTLE – SPRING CRAFT

Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Location: The Lobby Coffee Bar, Huntingtown, MD

Details: Spring is in the air, and we are planning for a fun workshop on Saturday, March 23 from 10A-12P for $5. For our Lobby Littles: Spring Workshop, we are going to make rice krispy nests! Each kid makes two nests in our shop that come complete with chocolate eggs, edible grass, our house-made buttercream frosting, and more little decorations. Sign-up for your time slot today, and join us on the fun! Proceeds support the missions of End Hunger In Calvert County + Honduras Compassion Partners.

Age Group: Ages 3+

Cost: $5

EVENT LINK

SPRING FUNDRAISER AND CRAFT FAIR
Date: March 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Prince Frederick, MD
Details: Come shop local crafters and direct sales vendors, purchase lunch and a homemade baked good, take your chance on some fun raffles. All proceeds to benefit our Therapeutic Summer Day Camp!
Cost: FREE
EVENT LINK

BOWLING WITH THE BUNNY    
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Lord Calvert Bowling Center- 2275 Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown, MD
Details: Bowl with the Easter Bunny includes 2 hours of bowling, shoes, snack, craft, goody bag and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Cost: $14.50
Event Link

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Date: April 6, 2019
Start Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Calvert High School
Details: The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you all to bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast. We are serving bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee. Bring your camera and get a picture with the Easter Bunny!
Cost: Admission by donation.
Event Link

DELILAH’S EASTER HOP
Date: April 13, 2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 pM
Location: Freedom Hill Horse Farm
Details: The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad invites you all to bring your family and enjoy a home cooked breakfast. We are serving bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee. Bring your camera and get a picture with the Easter Bunny!
Cost: $25 Per Kid
Event Link

TEA WITH THE  BUNNY
Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: The Cottage Boutique, 2440 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick, Maryland
Details: Tea with the Easter Bunny, & Egg Hunt, wear your Easter hats and dresses.. Lots of pictures too. Call for reservations 240-299-4349  Or stop by the Boutique.
Cost: $10.00 per child.
Event Link

FAIRY AND GNOME FESTIVAL
Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Anne Marie Garden
Details: Enjoy an over-the-top magical afternoon of creative play, games, unicorn rides, a petting zoo, face painting, crafts and more! Meet the Chesapeake Mermaid and the Green Man of the Forest. Journey to the magical realms of Fairy Lolly, Stone Spire Circle, Bubblelandia, Gnomeville, Treetopia, Land of Mystical Creatures, and The Dragon’s Lair. Build your own fairy house or gnome home, make a journey stick, craft a fairy house finder, make a pinecone suncatcher, visit the Wishing Tree, and engage in a variety of imaginative activities! It’s an unforgettable day in the garden! Music, food, and drinks will be available as well!
Event Type: Family
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: FREE
Event Link

TR EGG HUNT
Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Hallowing Point Park
Details: Join Therapeutic Recreation Services for our annual egg hunt designed specifically for children with various disabilities. This event will be held on the playground next to fields 1, 2, and 3. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough prizes will be available for all children.
Event Type: Family
Age Group: Children
Cost: FREE
Event Link

TINY TOT EGG HUNT
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Hallowing Point Park
Details: Bring your little ones to hunt for lots of colored eggs, some of which are prize eggs. Each child is allowed one prize. This event is open to 1 to 4 year olds only! The Easter Bunny will visit and be available for pictures. Please pre-register for this event.
Event Type: Family
Age Group: 1-4
Cost: FREE
Event Link

SENSORY SENSITIVE BUNNY
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Harriet Brown Community Center
Details: On one very extraordinary day, children with special needs can visit the Easter bunny in a “sensory friendly” atmosphere. Games and other fun will be held in a separate area while they wait for their visit with the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration is required.
Event Type: Family
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: FREE
Event Link

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Mt. Hope Community Center
Details: Come enjoy a light pancake breakfast with us. After we finish, the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures with all participants. If you intend on eating breakfast, please ensure you register for the event.
Event Type: Family
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: FREE
Event Link

EASTER EGG HUNT – COLONIAL BEACH
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Town Hill, Colonial Beach, VA
Details: Bring the kids and grands and come on out for the Annual Colonial Beach Easter Egg Hunt on Town HIll. Make a memory!
Cost: FREE
Website Link

EGG HUNT & ARCHAEOLOGY DAY 
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
Details: Experience, discover, learn, and have fun exploring the “what, where, and how’s” of ar-chaeology! Demonstrations, tours, and activities for budding archaeologists of any age! Come for Discovering Archaeology Day and stay for the free Egg Hunt at 1:00 PM.
Event Link


ST MARY’S COUNTY

 


EASTER EGG FESTIVAL
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 11:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown
Details: Easter Egg Festival is annual event you won’t want to miss. Activities include: A Easter egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, fun crafts, food and more.
Cost: Parking/Enterance are FREE/$5 to participate in egg hunt
EVENT LINK

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY & EGG HUNT
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Deal VFD- 6007 Drum Point Road Deale, MD 20754
Details: This breakfast will be a special one as there will be a visit from the Easter Bunny and also an Easter Egg Hunt for the children attending the breakfast! Remember to bring a bag to collect as many Easter eggs that will be hidden to find! Menu Includes: Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Scrapple, Home Fries, Sausage Gravy, Cream Chip Beef, Biscuits & Toast, Fruit and more!
Cost:  $9.00/person (5 and under free)
Event Link

SPRING TEA WITH DOLL AND ME
Date: April 7, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Mother Catherine Academy – Mechanicsville, MD
Details: Tea, Beverages, Sandwiches and Desserts, Hair Salon for Dolls, Custom Doll Clothing, Photo Booth, Grab Bags, Door Prizes and Bow Shop and much more.
Cost:  $
Registration: For any questions about registration & the event please email Denise Skotek at
dmskotek@live.com

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Date: April 14, 2019
Start Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Mechanicsville VFD 28165 Hills Club Road Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Details: Hop on over to enjoy a home style breakfast. Serving Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Bacon, Sausage Links, Biscuits & Gravy, Milk, Orange Juice, Apple Juice or Coffee. Bring your camera and get a picture with the Easter Bunny!
Cost: Adults $10.00/Children 5-12 years old $5/Children 4 and Under Free
Event Link

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Date: April 14, 2019
Start Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Details: The Lexington Park Vol. Rescue Squad (LPVRS) are hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet with the Easter Bunny. Bring the kids and come out and meet the Easter Bunny!
Cost: Adults $10.00/Children 5-12 years old $5/Children 4 and Under Free
Event Link

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Date: April 14, 2019
Start Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Details: 2nd Dist. VFD&RS, 45245 Drayden Rd., Valley Lee, MD 20692 is hosting an Breakfast with Easter Bunny (If weather permits) —All-You-Can-Eat. Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, Bacon, Creamed Chipped Beef, Sausage Gravy, Hot Biscuits, Spiced Applesauce, & Grits. Drink: Assorted Juices, Milk, & Coffee
Funds from this event go to the Volunteer Fire Dept, & Rescue Squad to keep community safe.
Cost: Adults $10:00; Children 6—12 $5.00; & Children 5 & under are free
Event Link

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
Date: April 14, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 PM– 2:00 PM
Details: Join Mt Zion United Methodist church for a day of family fun. There will be a egg hunt, crafts, face painting, photos with the bunny and food for purchase.
Cost: FREE
Event Link

EASTER CELEBRATION – HFB CHURCH
Date:  April 20, 2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Hughesville Baptist Church- 8505 Old Leonardtown Rd, Hughesville, MD
Details: Games, Snacks, Entertainment/Message and More!!!!
Cost: FREE
Event Link

EASTER HUNT 
Date:  April 20, 2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00PM
Location: 26061 Jones Wharf Rd, Hollywood, Maryland 20636
Details: Come join us April 20th from 1pm till 5pm in our 3rd annual Easter egg hunt here on the farm. Rain date April 27th. We will have lots of activities to participate in such as pony rides, face painting, a bake sale, games, 50/50 raffle, balloon designer and some silent auction items and also local businesses to attend as well. We will have 2 categories for the Easter egg hunt little bunnies and big bunnies. Little bunnies 6 and under big bunnies 7 to 14. We will have food and beverages as well for sale.
Cost: $
Event Link

 


VIRGINIA


EGG HUNT ON THE HILL 
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: DAHLGREN FFR
Details: The Easter Bunny dropped all his eggs hopping through the woods! Help him collect all the eggs and enjoy crafts, bounce houses and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Light refreshments and snacks will be available. (BASE ACCESS ONLY)
Cost:  Active duty dependents, FREE | All others, $5/child
Event Link

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Date: April 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Get ready for a hoppin’ good time! Macaroni Kid Fredericksburg has once again teaming up with Spotsylvania Parks Recreation and Central Park Fun-Land to bring you a fun packed family Easter event! Free activities include Arts & Crafts with Creative Art Studio, Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (Easy, Aimed for ages 2-5), Bunny Scavenger Hunt (Hard, Aimed for ages 5-12), Face Painting with Face Painting By Ivy, lots of cool prizes and a special visit with the Easter Bunny!
Cost: Admission FREE
Event Link

EGG HUNT- STRATFORD HALL
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Stratford Hall, Stratford, VA
Details: Attention families of the Northern Neck! The Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance at Stratford Hall on Saturday, April 20, for our FREE Easter Egg Hunt! Sponsored and organized by the local #32 Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of the Northern Neck, the Hunt will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Event Link

KINGS DOMINION SPRING HOURS
Date: March 30- April 7, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM –  8:00 PM (Most Days) 10:00 PM (Saturday)
Location: Kings Dominion, Dowell, VA
Details: Spring is in the air at Kings Dominion! Visit Kings Dominion during spring break open everyday March 30 – April 7!
Cost: Visit site for ticket prices
Event Link


WORTH TRAVELING FOR – PG, DC & BEYOND


NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Date: March 20 – April 14, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Washington, DC
Details: Details: The best way to get direct information about the National Cherry Blossom Festival is by visiting the official website; where you will find details about the festival and a list of events. What I love best about this festival is, it’s not just about celebrating; the events are really about education and culture. No matter what age or budget there is something for everyone. The festivities start off on March 22, 2019 with a Pink Tie Party; which is a fundraiser. The fun really kicks off the Opening Ceremony on March 23, 2019, this free event will be held at the Warner Theatre and will showcase traditional and contemporary performances from American and Japanese artists. You wont want to miss the popular Blossom Kite Festival on March 30, 2019. Our  families favorite that we try to attend annually is the Petalpalooza taking place on April 6, 2019 and last but not least the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is April 13, 2019. The events listed above are just the tip of the ice. Visit the National Cherry Blossom Event Page for a list of more events.
Cost: FREE

BUNNIES & EGGS- JBA
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: AAFB- JABA (Base Access Only)
Details: Bring your Easter baskets and enjoy a day packed with fun-filled activities for family members of all ages at JBA’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Win prizes, play with animals, get your face painted, listen to hourly story times, create masterpieces at themed craft tables, and take pictures with the Easter Bunny! Egg Hunt times will be divided into age groups! Check back on this page for more information as it comes! EFMP and Deployed Families, please call and register with the M&FSC at 301.981.7087 for free V.I.P. access. ***Military-Base Access Only***
Cost: FREE
Website Link

ANNUAL EGG HUNT & PARADE
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 11 AM & 2 PM
Location: Greenstreet Gardens
Details: Enjoy a spring day with the family on the farm to celebrate the Easter holiday. Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade and the Easter Bunny! Photo Ops will be available with the Bunny throughout the event. Additional activities include our jumping pillow, egg toss, underground slide, tractor playground, live goats, snacks and more! Remember to Bring Your Own Basket!!
Cost: $6.00 per Child – Tickets also available in stores
Event Link

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS 
Date: April 26 – 28 & May 3 – 5, 2019
Time: Check Site Calendar for times
Location: B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
Details: Don’t miss an opportunity to spend a day with Thomas the Tank Engine™ at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Little Engineers and families take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun! NEW this year and for the first time ever children will be able to meet Thomas’ animal loving friend Nia in the form of a ten-foot inflatable—perfect for photo ops!
Cost: Visit site for ticket prices
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AWESOME CON JR
Date/Time: April 26 -29, 2019 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center- 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Details: Awesome Con Jr. brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together in one area for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to families, fans, and media! Families can expect to meet their favorite characters, experience tons of hand-on activations and visit an entire stage dedicated to kids programming the whole weekend!
Cost: Junior Kids Passes start out at $15
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WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL
Date: April 22, 2019
Time: Slots
Location: White House Lawn, Washington, DC
Details: The third Easter Egg Roll of the Trump Administration will be held on Monday April 22nd. Nearly 30,000 adults and children from across the nation will gather on the South Lawn of the White House for egg rolling, storytelling, picture taking, entertainment and fun activities.
Cost: FREE/The 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery is now closed
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EASTER MONDAY
Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: The National Zoo, Washington, D.C.
Details: The Zoo is always a fun place to celebrate the Holidays! For Easter every year the Zoo hosts Easter Monday’s where little ones can participate in; Easter egg hunts, games, demonstrations and more.
Cost: FREE
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*** Feature Image Photo credit to Marizabeth Photography aka Scribbles in Stitches***


GIVEAWAY


For the past three years around Easter time The Playful Parent has partnered with B&O Railroad to host a Spring Giveaway. Usually around this time of year everyone is hosting guess the jelly beans in the jar type of contests. However, on The Playful Parent we guess how many Thomas Minis are in the jar. I love hosting a live video to reveal the answer with my boys helping me count out the trains. To enter the giveaway… guess how many minis are in this container for a chance to win tickets to A Day Out With Thomas at the B&O Railroad on May 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Rules:

  • LIKE the post
  • COMMENT how many Thomas minis are in the jar
  • TAG a friend
  • MUST be a Playful Parent fan to win
  • GIVEAWAY closes March 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • This giveaway is not Facebook affiliated.

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