These Easter Events for kids in Maryland are so much fun. You will have a hard time deciding which ones to pick from Easter egg hunts to Bunny trains and more!
Easter is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a comprehensive guide of fun Easter activities in Maryland, we have got you covered! These events happen every year and they are guaranteed to give you and your kids a reason to celebrate Spring and that super cute Easter Bunny!
Check out the best Easter Events for Kids in Maryland list here!
Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard
You have likely visited Butler’s Orchard in the Fall for their amazing Pumpkin Festival. But, I have to tell ya… Bunnyland is every bit as much fun too! All the slides and rubber ducky race from the fall festival are available. And they have a very fun Bunny hayride and Easter egg hunt as well. You can read more details about Bunnyland here.
The 2023 dates are April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16; Closed Easter Sunday, April 9; Open Monday, April 10
Clark’s Elioak Farm
Starting in the spring, Clark’s Elioak Farm in Clarksville holds special event days that are really super fun for kids, especially younger kids (although older kids won’t be able to resist the animals and the Instagram-worthy Enchanted Forest). Clark’s Elioak Farm is not overwhelming for little kids and they split the Easter Egg hunts up by age. In 2023 they are having Spring Egg Hunts from 1-9 April.
Green Meadows Petting Farm
We were totally impressed by the Green Meadows Petting Farm Easter fun! Wow. First of all, they have loads of newborn baby animals for your kids to hold and pet. Then, there are tons of fun play structures and a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt. Click here to read more about our experience at Green Meadows Farm.
2023 Easter Egg Hunt dates are 25-26 March, April 1-2 and 6-9.
Milburn Orchards in Elkton, MD is totally worth the drive. Like with some of the other fantastic Easter event places, there are plenty of play structures for kids and a decent petting farm. I really loved this Easter Egg hunt too because there are loads of eggs.
Afterwards you cash your eggs in for cool prizes! On select days, you can also sign up for breakfast with the Easter Bunny. How fun is that? Click here for more information.
2023 Easter Egg Hunt dates are April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and 10.
Spring Eye Spy Trains
Montgomery County Parks has the perfect Easter event for young ones. Technically this isn’t an Easter event, but it does feature Spring items.. so you might see a bunny or chick. You never know. The miniature trains run weekends in April at both Cabin John and Wheaton Regional Park (read our in depth review of Wheaton park here.)
Did you hear that the lion exhibit is now completed? That is just one more reason for you to visit the Maryland Zoo for Easter festivities.
Over Easter weekend, the zoo will have special enrichment for the animals (meaning awesome photo opportunities) and Easter egg hunts, among other entertainment. We love the Maryland Zoo. You can read more about Bunny BonanZoo here.
The 2023 Bunny BonanZoo will be 7 and 8 April.
Bunny Trains In Maryland and Pennsylvania
There are so many fun Bunny Train options. Here are some of our favorites:
- The Walkersville Southern Railroad is one of the best train experiences for kids in the region. The bunny train is awesome. You can purchase tickets here. Bunny train dates are 1, 2, and 8 April.
- The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland also has a great Spring-themed Train. This is not an Easter train, but it is Spring-themed and runs in April. Click here for details about their Spring Fling Train.
- The Northern Central Railroad in York, PA has a great Easter event! The Eggspecially Fun Bunny Run includes an Easter Bunny visit, games, and a goody bag! Click here for ticket details.
- The Strasburg Railroad in Ronks, PA also puts on an awesome Easter Bunny Train! Peter Cottontail is actually the train conductor! Click here for more info!
Robinson Nature Center
The Robinson Nature Center is completely awesome for kids of all ages and adults. It is really a state of the art facility with fantastic programs (you can read our complete Robinson Nature Center review here).
For Easter, you can sign your kids up for the Spring Eggstravaganza Easter Event. But even if you can’t make it for this event, this is a great place to visit in the Spring regardless!
When: The 2023 Spring Eggstravaganza is April 1st and 2nd.
Westminster Peep Show
Westminster has put on the PEEPshow for 16 years and host the event in April that is a marshmallow display must see! Competitors must turn PEEPS into a masterpiece all their own with the themes changing from year to year.
This is a super awesome Easter event for kids because many of the PEEPS displays are very recognizable. It is such a fun event!
The 2023 PEEPshow will run from March 31-April 10.
Eggstravaganza and Coppermine Cascade Park
This looks seriously awesome! There are multiple egg hunting events, including a helicopter egg drop and a Color Fun Run. Click the link below for 2023 event details when they are released!
Cromwell Valley Park- Self Guided Hippity-Hoppity Trail Hunt
Stop by the Willow Grove Nature Center, pick up a trek booklet and set off on a self-guided hike. When you finish the egg hunt, return to the nature center to pick up your prize! $4 members/ $6 non-members. Registration required.
When: April 9th
Easter at Weber’s Farm
Weber’s Farm has a great Easter event spread out over multiple weekends- April 1, 2, 7, and 8! Photo ops with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts (of course) with prizes, balloons, face painting… and cider donuts!
Easter Tea Party at The Playroom
The Playroom in Forest Hill is holding a fancy Saturday morning Tea for kids. This event includes Easter cupcake decorating, dance, stories, photo booth , play, and a tea party. Kids are encouraged to dress up!
When: April 1st
40th Annual Easter Egg Festival at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
This might be the biggest Easter event in Southern Maryland. There will be Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny visits, arts and crafts, face painting, live music, and more!
When: April 1st
Egg-citing Bunny Trail & Egg Hunt
The City of Westminster Parks and Rec is having their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 1st!
This Easter-themed trail at Wakefield Valley Park will feature children’s activities, crafts and an egg hunt for ages 1-4 (10:30 AM) and ages 5-8 (11:30 AM). There will also be a bunny petting zoo. Oh, and everything is free!
Easter Egg Hunt at Turner Ranch
This is the first annual Easter Egg Hunt at Turner Ranch in Havre de Grace on April 1st.
Your ticket purchase includes admission to the event, Easter egg hunt, bag of candy, take your own photo with the Easter bunny, face painting, games, and petting the barnyard animals.
Tickets are $5 per person (everyone needs a ticket)
Children under 2 are free
2nd Annual Cottontail Fun Run and Egg Hunt! Sophie and Madigan’s Playground
Sophie and Madigan’s Playground will host their 2nd Annual Cottontail Fun Run Walk and Roll followed by an egg hunt!
When: Saturday April 2 2023
Easter Egg Hunt at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm
This fun egg hunt will take place on April 8th. Eggs will be filled with candy, prizes and grand prizes! Egg hunt goes through our gardens and trails. $12 per child, please call 410-551-2237 for reservations
Easter Egg Hunt on the Mountain– South Mountain Creamery
The South Mountain Creamery Easter Egg Hunt includes a hayride out to the egg hunt and live music. And of course you will want to indulge in a scoop of ice cream and visit the calves!
When: April 8th
Adventure Park USA – Easter Bunny Breakfast
Adventure Park USA has returned with their popular Easter Bunny Meet & Greet and Easter Egg Hunt. Reserve your spot because space is limited.
When: April 8th
Berlin Spring Celebration
On April 8th, celebrate all things Easter and Spring on Main Street in Berlin, MD. There will be themed games and crafts, face painting, and Easter Egg Hunt, and an Easter Bonnet Parade.
Trimper Rides Easter Egg Roll
Easter weekend just so happens to be the grand re-opening of Trimper Rides for the 2023 season!
Festivities include an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Egg Roll Contest, photos with the Easter Bunny, and an Easter Bunny Dance.
When: April 8th-9th
There are so many fun Easter-themed activities you can do with your kids. Dye eggs, or even paint eggs. You can do a bunny or chick themed craft. Visit a petting farm and hold baby animals. Check out your local area (including churches and libraries) for Easter Egg Hunts or Easter Bunny breakfast events.
Easter is Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, many people don’t celebrate Easter as a religious holiday. Instead they focus on the Easter bunny (which has no connection to Jesus) and the arrival of Spring!
The easy answer is to decorate eggs and then an Easter egg hunt around your house or neighborhood. A lot of people like to have a big Easter brunch or dinner and spend time with family. But really there is no right or wrong way to celebrate Easter. You could attend an Easter church service, go on a hike, visit a zoo or other local attraction. Or, you could just stay home and play games with your family!
Here are some ideas: slime or silly putty, art supplies, water bottle stickers, fidgets, fancy erasers, pop-its, finger puppets, small stuffies, small toys, lip gloss and nail polish, jewerly and accessories, and tickets to a special event.
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