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Hippity Hoppity: Celebrate Easter with an Egg Hunt at Fairfax County Parks

Loads of Easter fun is just around the corner.

Two little ones enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt in Clifton in 2013; photo by Mary Ann Barton
Two little ones enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt in Clifton in 2013; photo by Mary Ann Barton

Fairfax County’s wooded trails, historic sites and working farm are perfect places to find treasure-filled eggs this spring. To celebrate the season of renewal, the Fairfax County Park Authority has scheduled multiple eggs hunts in April. Grab a basket and hop on over to one of these egg hunts where family memories will be made and remembered for years to come.

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, kids ages one to six are invited to hunt for eggs and visit animals during Frying Pan Farm Park’s Easter Eggstravaganza. The cost is $6 per child. Participants must register for time slots online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes.  For information, call 703-437-9101.

Also on April 5, Hidden Oaks Nature Center is holding a Woodland Wildlife Egg Hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. Kids will meet costumed woodland characters along the Old Oak Trail and hunt for eggs. The cost is $7. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks/public.htm. For information, call 703-941-1065.

The proverbial basket is overflowing with egg hunts on Saturday, April 12. Bring your baskets and hunt for Easter eggs at Sully Historic Site from 1 to 3 p.m. Participate in an egg roll, visit baby animals, and make an Easter craft. Hunts start at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per child. The rain date is 4/13. To register, call 703-437-1794.

Hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures on the grounds of Colvin Run Mill Historic Site starting at 10 a.m. The cost is $6 per child. Register for time slots online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvinrunmill/events.htm. For information, call 703-759-2771.

Stomp over to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to enjoy a dinosaur-themed egg hunt starting at    12:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per child. Register for time slots online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks/public.htm. This program is also available onSunday, April 13 and Saturday, April 20. For information, call 703-941-1065.

Lake Fairfax Park is hosting its Easter egg hunt on Sunday, August 13. Hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures starting at noon. The cost is $6. Register for time slots at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax/#classes. For information, call 703-471-5415.

And finally, on Saturday, April 19, kids can visit with the Easter bunny and hunt for candy, toys and eggs at Nottoway Park. Egg hunts start at 10:30 a.m. (1-2 yrs.); 11 a.m. (3-4 yrs.), 11:30 a.m. (5-6 yrs.), and noon (7-9 yrs.). Walk-in registration starts at 9:30 a.m. (cash only). The cost is $8. Call 703-324-8566 for weather information.

Find more Easter events in Fairfax County at Visit Fairfax.

Know about another Easter egg hunt not listed here? Tell readers about it in the Comments box below.

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