(The following guest blog was written by Stefanie Egee from Macaroni Kid Purcellville-Leesburg-Ashburn)

Can you feel it? Spring is finally in the air. Flowers are blooming, the temperature is rising and Easter is on its way. There are so many wonderful events happening in Loudoun next weekend to celebrate spring and Easter. Macaroni Kid’s top choices for the weekend are below. Find more local family-friendly events and activities on Purcellville-Leesburg-Ashburn Macaroni Kid.

Amazing Farm Fun @ Ticonderoga Spring Festival - Enjoy the Ticonderoga Spring Festival both Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend. Egg Hunts, Meet and Greet with the Easter Bunny and a hunt for the Golden Goose Egg for a special prize. Admission also includes the access to giant slide hills, the jumping pillows, hayrides, animal feeding areas, pedal kart track, swinging bridge, and much more.

Lansdowne Resort & SpaEaster Weekend @ Lansdowne Resort - Plan a family vacation or staycation and make a weekend of it at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. The Lansdowne Easter Weekend Package includes overnight accommodations, a brunch prepared by the award-winning culinary team including a newly designed kids’ menu, and an Egg Hunt for the kids. Lansdowne is surrounding by miles of hiking and biking trails and has rental bikes on the property. You can also enjoy a round of family-friendly FootGolf, which is a soccer and golf hybrid game good for all ages.

New Virginia Tractor Easter Egg Hunt - New Virginia Tractor in Purcellville knows how to throw a party and their Easter celebration is one of their best. From 11am-1pm on Saturday the 15th, you can enjoy face painting, tractor rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, an egg hunt at 11:30, and of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny. This event is free, which is nice because you will have extra cash to shop all the cool kid toys and clothes the store carries. Enjoy lunch after the event at one of our favorite family-friendly restaurants in Purcellville like Anthony’s or Petite LouLou Creperie.  

Egg-cellent Easter @ Salamander Resort - Plan an Easter weekend to remember at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg. On Salamander-stable-credit-Justin-Kriel-300x300Saturday, April 15th, you can join an Easter Cupcake Cooking Class, as well as get technical with your egg hunting by joining a team for the GPS Easter Egg Hunt. Bring blankets and chairs to watch the Secret Life of Pets on the Grand Lawn Saturday night. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is at 1pm on Sunday the 16th. Savor Easter Brunch on Sunday in the country setting at Harrimans or the more formal Middleburg Ballroom. Not enough adventure for you? Zipline with Empower Adventures your way through the Tree Top Egg Drop as you launch eggs at bullseyes on the way.

Easter Egg-stravganza  - On Sunday, April 16th, West Belmont Place at the National Conference Center is putting on its Easter Egg-stravaganza, which includes a Champagne Brunch for the adults and a Junior Bunny Buffet for the littles.  In addition to the great egg hunt and photos with the Bunny, kids can enjoy crafts, activities, cookie decorating, and a movie on the big screen. Support the “Baby Bunny Project” in partnership It Takes a Village, Baby by bringing diapers, wipes or other infant items for donation.

Leesburg Animal Park Egg Hunt - On Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend, Leesburg Animal Park holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2pm. Children ages 2-10 can hunt for thousands of eggs filled with candy and toys. The Easter Bunny will pay a visit at 1pm. Come early and stay late to take advantage of all the fun Leesburg Animal Park offers.  Spend the day enjoying wagon rides, camel and pony rides, animal shows, an awesome indoor play area, animal petting and feeding area, and much, much more at the park.

1757 Golf1757 Golf Club Easter Brunch On Easter Sunday, head on over to the 1757 Golf Club for their Easter Brunch. Enjoy an Egg hunt, Easter brunch and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The golf club is open to the public so be sure to check out the club, the driving range, and the golf academy while you there.

Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to enjoy your Easter weekend in Loudoun with so many fun, family friendly events happening. Happy Easter!

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