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Family Activities for Spring Break in Washington DC and Baltimore Area

Looking for fun family activities for spring break in Washington DC and Baltimore area?

At Pirate Adventures we are getting ready for our season which will begin on Saturday, April 8th 2017 just in time for spring break!  We are dreaming of warmer weather to come and thought we would put together a resource for fun family activities for spring break in the Washington DC and Baltimore Metro areas.  With the  winter we have had the we are willing to bet that  families will be wanting to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful spring weather that Washington DC and Baltimore are known for!  Check out our ideas and leave a comment, let us know what family activities you have planned for spring break in our area.

  1. Family fun in Annapolis at Pirate Adventures
    Come search for sunken treasure aboard the Sea Gypsy at Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake all summer long!

    Come aboard our pirate ship of course!

    Get the kids out of the house and experience a Pirate Adventure this spring break.  If we have been on your list of things to do with the kids spring break is a great time to come.  We will be sailing daily starting Saturday, April 8th.  Watching Pirate Pete fall into the water at this time of year is a little more thrilling than July when the water is nice and warm.  We have a limited capacity on the boat so spring break crowds are not a problem.  Check out our sailing times and make your reservation for spring break today.  Plan to spend a day in Annapolis and feast on some crabs during spring break with our guide What to do with Kids in Annapolis.

  2. Potomac Falls Family Hikes
    photo by National Park Service

    Take a Hike or visit a Spring Garden

    Head out to one of our areas incredible parks and let the kids run. is a great resource with these posts: The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids, and Walks in the Woods.  The Baltimore Sun has a thorough article about Family Friendly Hiking Trails in Maryland.  We are lucky to be close of lots of amazing gardens.  Find out more with our post Family Day trip Ideas to Spring Gardens.

  3. PIrate Playground at Anacostia Park
    Pirate Playground at Anacostia Park

    Hit a Playground

    The DC and Baltimore area have some top rated playgrounds and we know you are tired of indoor play spaces after this winter!  There are pirate themed playgrounds at Broadneck Park and Anacostia Park.  As parents of young kids we know a thing or two about playgrounds find our favorites with these posts: The Big Playground List and Pirate Playgrounds in MD, DC, and VA.  Baltimore’s Child has published a list of great area playgrounds in Baltimore County, Harford County, and Howard County.  Washington FAMILY Magazine has published a list of  top playgrounds in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

  4. Easter Egg Hunt - Family Activities for Spring Break in the Washington DC and Baltimore area

    Hunt for Easter Eggs

    Our area has some pretty unique places for Easter Egg Hunt, #1 being the White House Easter Egg Roll which will take place on Monday, April 17th 2017.  Check out for  fun Easter Egg Hunt locations in Washington DC, Maryland and Virgina.

  5. fly a kite in annapolis during spring break

    Go Fly a Kite

    The National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival takes place on April 1st, 2017 and every kid in our area should fly a kite on the National Mall at least once.  Make your own kite with this post from National Geographic and watch the video of the Kite Festival for inspiration!

  6. Oxford Bike Ride
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    Take a Family Bike Ride

    This list of bike rides from Chesapeake Family lists a variety of trails including some flat terrain for families with tricycles.  For an adventurous family bike ride on the Eastern Shore try taking your bikes on the Oxford Ferry across the Tred-Avon River on this round trip that leaves from Easton.  You could also leave a car halfway if the whole ride is a little too much for your family.  This ride is totally worth it, pretty flat and takes advantage of back roads.

  7. fun things to do with kids Pirate Adventures

    Find more ideas for kids attractions around Washington DC

    We publish lots of articles to help families find fun things to do with the kids.  Check out our page Fun Things to Do with Kids for inspiration and ideas when planning a trip with kids to Washington DC.  Our popular posts in this category include: 101 Things to do with Kids in Maryland, Day Trips from DC for Family Fun, Staycation Ideas in MD, DC and VA.

Hope we have helped in planning your family activities for spring break in Washington DC and Baltimore areas.  Let us know what you have planned and give us a call at (410) 263-0002 if boarding a pirate ship in search of sunken treasure is on your list of things to do this spring break!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2014 and is republished each year with updated information.

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