Cromwell Valley Park's Easter Egg Hunt
2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, Md. 21234
Date: April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon
This 426-acre park full of gardens, woods, orchards, open fields and wildlife is also teeming with Easter eggs this spring. On Saturday, April 19, Cromwell Valley Park will be hosting a candy-filled Easter Egg Hunt for families that does not require reservations and is absolutely free. Kids will be divided into age groups for the hunt (ages three through 10 can participate), and parents are not allowed in the egg-hunting grounds in order to ensure a fair hunt for all. Other fun activities include egg dying, making a spring hat and other games that the whole family can join in. Additionally, the prior weekend on Sunday, April 13, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., kids ages 8 and older can stop by for the GOURDgeous Eggs event, where you can transform an egg-shaped gourd into a beautiful ornament to take home. This event costs $3/members and $5/non-members as well as patience, as this craft can get a bit sticky.
Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21217
Date: April 12, 2014 at 6 p.m.
On April 12, 2014, children up to 12 years of age are invited to bring their baskets and experience a one-of-a-kind egg hunt in celebration of the Easter holiday. The Rawlings Conservatory's Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt promises to deliver that something eggs-traordinary that families are looking for. The event starts at 6 p.m. with some fun activities to get everyone mingling; however, the egg hunt won't start until 6:30 p.m. and then lasts until 8:30 p.m. Comfortable shoes are a must as the kids will be divided into age groups before being set free to roam the property for glowing treats.
Breakfast Buffet & Train Ride with the Easter Bunny
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Md. 21223
Date: April 18-19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Jump aboard for an exclusive train ride with the Easter Bunny at the B&O Railroad Museum on April 18 and 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Start the morning off right by enjoying a hearty buffet breakfast in the historic roundhouse and then don't miss the opportunity to get photos taken with the Easter Bunny. There's also a carousel ride that is sure to keep the kids occupied. Advance registration is required since spacing is limited, so call Dana Kirn at (410) 752-2462 x 221 ASAP to reserve. If you should miss this breakfast event, it is still possible to ride the rails with the bunny at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on both April 18 and April 19.
Natural Egg Dyeing & Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
Robert E. Lee Park
1000 Lakeside Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21210
Date: Egg Dyeing: April 12, 2014 at 2 p.m.; Flashlight Hunt: April 19, 2014 at 6 p.m.
In remembrance of the ancient traditions of egg-dyeing, come to Robert E. Lee Park on April 12 at 2 p.m. to learn how to use natural materials to decorate your own hard-boiled eggs. A variety of styles will be taught that are appropriate for children of all ages; however, be sure to register in advance (cost is $3/person or $2/member). Then on the following weekend, April 19 starting at 6 p.m., it's time for an expert-level egg hunt that requires a flashlight to find eggs hidden along the park trails. This event is split into two times, the first catering to kids ages 5-12, and the second starts at 8 p.m. for ages 10 and above. Advanced registration is required along with a nominal fee of $5/person or $3/member.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Bunny BonanZOO Festival
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21217
Date: April 19, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
There's no better place to catch glimpses of bunnies and, of course, the Easter Bunny than at The Maryland Zoo. Hosting its popular annual breakfast event at the Mansion House, this VIP breakfast event includes a delicious buffet, photo opportunities and visits from the zoo's animal ambassadors, as well as same-day admissions to the zoo and subsequent Bunny BonanZOO Festival. Kids can also make a special spring craft by stopping by one of the craft stations during this event. Tickets must be bought in advance online and will not be sold at the door, so visit the zoo's website for more details and to register.
Related: A Guide To The Maryland Zoo
Keri Ann Beazell is a Baltimore writer following the latest developments in arts and culture, natural wonders, lifestyle and pets. She enjoys promoting thought-provoking discussions, education, new ideas and smiles among readers. Follow her online at beazellblog.com and Examiner.com.
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