Egg hunts will be hatching at parks throughout Fairfax County in the month of April, and the Easter Bunny will be making some appearances, too. Contact the sites directly or visit Eggcellent Events for a full list of egg hunts and programs.
Things kick off on Sunday, April 7, with the “Easter Eggstravaganza” at the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center. Children ages one to six can hunt for eggs filled with treats and prizes and visit animals outdoors. Hunts are scheduled by age from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per child.
On that same afternoon Hidden Oaks Nature Center hosts a “Woodland Wildlife Egg Hunt” for children age three to eight. Enjoy an easy walk to meet costumed woodland characters and collect 10 eggs with non-candy treats. See live frog eggs and meet some spring critters. Programs begin at 1 and 1:30 p.m., and the cost is $9 per child.
On five days in April, go on a “Dinosaur Egg Hunt” at Hidden Oaks. Enjoy a dinosaur-themed program and outdoor egg hunt and make a dino craft. The program for children ages two to eight runs on April 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at various times. The cost is $10 per child.
The “Easter Egg Hunt at Sully” takes place the weekend of April 13 through 14. Children ages one to eight can bring baskets and go on an egg hunt like the Noltings had at Sully in the early 1950s and participate in an egg roll and egg carry. The Easter Bunny will be there, too. The cost is $8 per child.
Children age two to nine can join the Easter Egg Hunt at Colvin Run Mill on Saturday, April 13. Hunt for eggs and make crafts to take home. Hunts are scheduled by age from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and the cost is $8 per child.
On Sunday, April 14, register for the Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Fairfax Park for children age one to four and hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures. Hunts are scheduled by age from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the cost is $8 per child.
Saturday, April 20, is also a big day for egg-citing events.
Burke Lake Park hosts its annual “Baskets & Bunnies” celebration featuring egg hunts, rides, mini-golf, vendors and other activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase a pass in advance for $12 to save money. This event is for family members of all ages.
The Easter Egg Hunt at Clemyjontri Park gives children ages one to nine a chance to enjoy egg hunts, crafts, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and more. Egg hunts are split by age and run every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per child. Carousel rides are available for $3 per child.
Bring your own basket and hunt for candy and eggs filled with treats at the Easter Egg Hunt at Nottoway Park for children ages one to nine. Hunts are scheduled by age from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10 per child (cash only).
For the science-minded, don’t miss The Egg Challenge at Riverbend Park. All ages are invited to join a classic STEM design challenge -- the Egg Drop. Build a structure that will protect your egg in a 10-foot-plus drop, then participate in a fun egg hunt for children age one to nine by the Potomac River. The program runs from 1 to 3 p.m., and the cost is $10 per person.