Easter Egg Hunts in Alexandria VA & Surrounding
It’s that time of year! Easter is fast approaching and families throughout the area are looking for entertainment the whole family can enjoy… from egg hunts to brunches, Alexandria and the whole DC area have plenty of great options for you. Here are a few to consider in 2022:
This is an Alexandria classic, 23 years running! Bring-your-own-Easter-Baskets to fill up with eggs that are planted throughout the property. Find Easter eggs hidden in the Lee-Fendall garden during our popular annual egg hunt! Sessions also include crafts, games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Sessions are offered on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM and on Sunday, April 17 at 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Attendance is limited and reservations MUST be made in advance. Tickets are $15 per participating child aged 2-12. Accompanying adults are $5 each and infants under 2 are free. Face masks are recommended.
Temple Hall Park
Grab your Easter basket and join us at Temple Hall Farm for their annual Easter egg hunt. Children, ages 2 to 11 years old can celebrate with spring with crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Tickets are available online for $15 per child if bought online and $20 for walk up tickets (if available). Parents and grandparents are free.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
The Easter Egg Hunt activity fee at Meadowlark Gardens is $8 and includes the child’s Garden Admission and goodie bag of Easter Eggs. Regular Garden Admission fees (or Garden Membership*) apply to all others entering the Gardens with the Egg Hunting child. The Easter Egg Hunts run on April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 from 10 am – 6 pm.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Dating back to 1878, this event on the White House lawn is a national tradition. Free to the public, these tickets are highly sought after and are available exclusively through a lottery system. They have volunteer positions, and they offer commemorative eggs through the lottery website. If you missed tickets, I’ve heard that sometimes you can get one at the doors – or even on Craigslist – from someone who couldn’t attend after scoring these coveted tix – fingers crossed!
This is usually more fun than political, and is hosted by the First Lady, Jill Biden – but if your political leanings would prefer, you can always wait a few years and try back again.
Credit: The White House Historical Association, 1965
Take a trip with the Easter Bunny on a train that travels over tracks that the Pennsylvania Railroad originally built in 1872. The bunny train runs on April 9, April 10, and April 6. Visit a hundred+ year old train station, then get your little one a gift from the Bunny himself! All while cruising through picturesque Maryland farm country. Sip some juice and snack on Uncle Ralph’s cookies afterward. Get your tickets here.
BONUS: Joselito Easter Brunch
Capitol Hill, DC
After all that bunny action, why not wind down with a gourmet Easter brunch. One of the best in DC is at Joselito, which is an intimate Spanish spot tucked amongst the fabulous Capitol Hill neighborhood options. Celebrating Spain’s long tradition of Easter celebration, they go all out for the occasion. They have a bottomless brunch menu, as well as regular menu options and traditional Easter dishes from Spain.
Know about other Easter activities that we missed? Feel free to let us know! We would be happy to include it for next year: