As we close out the month of March and kids across the region get ready for spring break, starting planning your weekend full of family fun. From early Easter celebrations to kite flying in the backyard, these spring events are the perfect way to start off a school-free week.
Saturday, 10-11 a.m.
Skip the Saturday morning cartoons and go for story time with the kids. Gather around the computer to hear the lesser known Grimm Short Stories and learn the historical context behind the lessons. // $10
Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spend the afternoon welcoming in the new season. The square will be full of fun activities, including a photo booth, caricaturist, balloon artist, and a sighting from the Easter Bunny. The kiddos will also love trying out the window Easter egg hunt. // Dillingham Square: 12351-12555 Dillingham Square, Lake Ridge; free
Saturday & Sunday, times vary
Hop around the golf course for a round of mini golf. Groups of up to five players will be able to play 18 holes on the specially decorated course. As you golf, the little ones can also search for hidden eggs left behind by the Spring Bunny. // Burke Lake Park: 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station; $10
Saturday & Sunday, all day
Even though the big event at the National Mall isn’t happening, the event goes on in your backyard. Dust off your kite and pick out the perfect spot for a day of flying. Virtual workshops will also be available to help prepare for the big day. // free
Saturday through April 4, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Head to the park for a little holiday fun. Instead of the usual hunt, families will have all week to search for eight wooden eggs throughout the park. Once you complete the sheet, turn it in for a special prize. // Potomac Overlook Regional Park: 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington; $8 per child
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