Spring Break Activities for D.C. Kids

With spring break happening in mid-April this year, DC families can bank on a week that actually feels like spring. Take advantage of the warm weather and lengthening days with a trek into the natural world in the DC area. There are also museums to explore, festivals to enjoy, and bucket list items to check off.

Don’t have the week off along with your kids? Looking to keep young ones occupied in fun, active, and educational ways throughout spring break? Read on for our top picks of spring break activities that are sure to excite.

Spring Break Camps: 14 Fun Solutions for April Vacation around LA

Spring Break around Los Angeles is a moving feast; some districts have one week, and some have two. Some take a vacation in March, and some in April. Add to the mix the complications of Easter, Passover, and parent work schedules, and Spring Break camp can be a tough knot to untie. Whether your family needs two weeks full time or a day here and there, we've chosen a few of our favorites that run the gamut. From the Valley to the sea, surfing to soccer, we think you'll find something worthy of a few days away from school among the camps below.

And if you're so on the ball that spring is already covered and you've moved on to summer, check out some of our favorite art, cooking, horse, and classic outdoorsy camps in our Summer and Vacation Camp Guide!

Orlando's Wyndham Bonnet Creek Offers Disney-Adjacent Suites and Resort Amenities

Finding the perfect place to stay for your Orlando family vacation can be hard. You want a location with good proximity to the amusement parks, but don't forget there’s lots more to do in Orlando than just theme parks, so a resort that is fun on its own can save you a bundle and also be a whole lot more fun. Family-sized suites, kitchens, and laundry options bring the comforts of home that take the stress out of a family trip, too.

Wyndham Bonnet Creek offers luxurious condo-style one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom family suites adjacent to Walt Disney World and close to other Orlando attractions. With a full schedule of resort activities, five pool complexes, including a lazy river and water slides, it’s no wonder it ranks No. 4 on Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards list of Top Resorts in Orlando.

Fun Family Easter Egg Hunts Around Houston

Spring is in the air, and that means Easter is almost here! Easter egg hunts are one of those special events that adults remember fondly from their childhoods and that children look forward to every year. The Bayou City offers many exciting hunts at parks, churches, cultural locations, and other interesting venues. Most include other fun activities, such as crafts, face painting, petting zoos, live entertainment, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. There are also tons of breakfasts and brunches with the Easter Bunny you can choose from around town. So hop on over to one of Houston's many fun-filled egg hunts this spring.

Spring Festivals, Fairs, and Carnivals in April for NYC Kids

New York City's spring outdoor festival season kicks off this April with more than a dozen fun and mostly FREE fairs, festivals, parades, and carnivals. Some annual Mommy Poppins favorites take place too, including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival, the Queens County Farm Museum's Children's Carnival, Staten Island's St. George Day celebration, and the annual Street Games in East Harlem.

These events aren't just fun, they also foster community spirit by bringing folks together. Many fairs include old-fashioned games, eco-activities, homemade treats, and live performances. Here's your guide to the awesome NYC fairs, carnivals, and festivals happening for families this April.

Click through to our listings for all the details, including address, time, and recommended ages. And by the way, you can also find loads of fun spring festivals to our north in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, as well as out on Long Island.

Easter Egg Hunts Around the Philadelphia Area

As Peter Cottontail makes his way to the Delaware Valley, Philly kids should find their favorite basket and get ready to search high and low for eggs at these local Easter egg hunts. Most of these egg hunts are outdoors. In the event of questionable weather, please be sure to check directly with the organizers to see if they have a rain date. All of our event listings link to official websites. Also, make sure to click through to our events calendar for exact times since many hunts have multiple time frames based on age.

The majority of these egg hunts are FREE and are a great way to welcome spring and create Easter traditions with your kids. Be sure to check our Easter Bunny Express post for information on special holiday train rides and our Easter Bunny Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner post with plenty of eating options for your family.

Easter Egg Hunts for Long Island Kids, 2019

Nothing is more invigorating than a warm spring day. And nothing says spring better than a bright green lawn dotted with pastel treasures.

This year, Long Island Easter egg hunters will discover more than just hidden candy and change. Bouncy houses, petting zoos, and even the bountiful bunny himself will be present at many local events.

Below is our initial roundup of Easter egg hunts from Manhasset to Montauk and all across Long Island. Many are FREE, but some require advance tickets or reservations. As always, dress appropriately and call or check websites for any potential weather postponements.

For more seasonal fun, check out our roundups of Easter Bunny brunches and spring festivals for families across Long Island.

Easter Egg Hunts for Westchester Kids in 2019

An annual rite of spring is the magical scattering of eggs on lawns, said to be left by a certain bunny for children to gather. Watching the children scurry about in search of the treasured eggs is a picture-perfect sight.

Below we’ve rounded up a dozen egg hunts—scattered, like the eggs themselves, throughout Westchester. Some involve prizes or an appearance by the Easter Bunny; one involves a map, one requires flashlights, and others include live-animal encounters and face painting. 

If you’re looking for more Easter Bunny action, shake your cottontail over to one of the Easter Bunny encounters we’ve rounded up, like train rides, meals, and other fun with the fluffy guy.

If you're looking for more activities, check out our Event Calendar and Spring Activity Guide for Westchester Kids, which is filled with seasonal fun for children of all ages.

Easter Egg Hunts for New Jersey Kids in 2019

The hunt is on!  From train rides to photo shoots and brunches, the Easter Bunny is hopping through the Garden State—and he's hiding thousands of eggs from Cape May to Hoboken and beyond.

Grab your baskets and head to one of New Jersey's fabulous Easter egg hunts this spring. We've rounded up nearly two dozen eggs-traordinary events happening throughout the state, many of which are free!

Governors Island: Playgrounds, Camping, Art, Adventure, and More 2019 Highlights

Governors Island opens to the public on May 1 this year and its season, which again runs through October 31, promises plenty of family-friendly programming, plus the return of spectacular overnight accommodations that give you even more time to play on the island!

The opening of Governors Island is an event we anticipate annually as the island seemingly reinvents itself with new attractions and old favorites return. The aforementioned glamping accommodations are sure to be a big draw; while The Yard returns, plus inventive new family-friendly programming and an always jam-packed events calendar stocked with family-friendly events.

Read on for the scoop on the very best things to do on Governors Island with kids, plus important visitor tips, such as ferry schedules, and where to score free biking and kayaking. Note: Details are still being finalized for Governors Island's 2019 season and we'll update this post as more information is released. 

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