Whether you’re seeking the more traditional Easter egg hunt or a new, out-of-the-box activity like a boat or pony ride for your child, there’s lots of ways to have a festive Easter celebration in and around Baltimore. Plus, while many of these events incorporate some special twists to keep kids guessing, most continue to celebrate the holiday with annual favorites like breakfast with the Easter Bunny. So, before falling back into the same old routine this Easter, check out the list below for some of the most fun and memorable Easter activities in town.
Clark’s Elioak Farm
10500 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, Md. 21042
Join Clark’s Elioak Farm for its opening egg hunt weekend on March 30 to 31 for more than just your traditional Easter activities. The farm boasts a friendly petting zoo, hay and pony rides, playground areas, picnic spots and much more. Children will love the Enchanted Forest Maze, which comes with an activity book that can only be answered by exploring the adventures located inside the maze. Additionally, kids and adults can learn about the importance of sustainable practices at a local, preserved farmland that has been operating in Howard County since 1797.
Egg Hunt with Easter Bunny
7 Fox Trail Road
Timonium, Md. 21093
Explore, learn and discover at Kiddie Crusoe’s indoor playground that is filled to the brim with interactive attractions and adventures. From an inflated pirate bounce house to the castle fort, kids will crawl, run, slide, dance and bounce their way to a much-needed nap time after visiting this ultimate fun center. Plus with a Wii Gaming Lounge, there’s guaranteed to be something to entertain kids of any age. This Easter during open playtimes, kids can participate in egg hunts for prizes, take pictures with the Easter Bunny and make one-of-a-kind spring crafts to take home. Also on March 24, families can stop by between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. for all these activities plus a delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny (pre-registration is required).
All Family Center Ys
Celebrating all things spring on the weekend of March 30, the Family Center Y’s Spring EGGstravaganza hosts a very special breakfast with the Easter Bunny, plus a variety of seasonal games, crafts and more. For those yearning for the more traditional holiday activities, an egg hunt will also be offered. Since times and activities will vary by location, visit their website to find the nearest center to you. While this event is free for Y members, advanced registration and tickets are required as space will be limited. (Non-members pay a reasonable $5 per individual or $10 per family.)
Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise
Spirit of Baltimore Cruises
561 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Departing at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, the Spirit of Baltimore cruise line will be providing a unique Easter experience for kids out on the water, including a tasty buffet, fun DJ entertainment and dancing. The Easter Bunny will also be visiting with guests during this 3-hour cruise around the Inner Harbor. With discounted pricing for children ages 3 to 12 and kids under 3 cruising for free, parents can plan to enjoy a stress-free holiday without breaking budget. Moreover, families can get unforgettable Easter pictures out on the decks with Baltimore’s very own city views as the backdrop.
Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZOO
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, Md. 21217
Truly an egg-citing annual tradition in Baltimore, the Maryland Zoo’s well-known Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZOO event ushers in the spring season through fun games, crafts and live entertainment for kids and their families. This year from March 29 to March 31, children can participate in an egg hunt where they can trade in their plastic eggs for yummy Mary Sue Candies’ chocolate eggs. Then be sure to check out the daily schedule for a special interactive puppet show with Silly Goose & Val. Kids will also enjoy watching the animals receive some holiday treats of their very own.
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