Family Activities for Spring Break in Washington DC and Baltimore Area

Feb 14, 2020 | Fun Things To Do With Kids in MD, DC, and VA

Find Family Fun at Pirate Adventures

Set sail in search of fun with us and experience a Pirate Adventure with your family aboard the pirate ship Sea Gypsy in the Annapolis Harbor.

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 18th. We will open just in time for spring break!  We are dreaming of warmer weather to come and we have put together a resource for fun family activities for spring break.  Our list includes activities that are perfect for spring break in the Washington DC and Baltimore Metro areas.  Take advantage of the time off of school and enjoy the beautiful spring weather that Washington DC and Baltimore are known for!

Sail away on our pirate ship built for kids

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 join us for spring break.  We will be sailing daily starting Saturday, April 18th.  Watching Pirate Pete fall into the water at this time of year is a little more thrilling than the summer months.  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.  We are offering a 10% off discount for spring break.  Plan to spend a day in Annapolis and feast on some crabs with our guide What to do with Kids in Annapolis.

Take a hike or visit a spring Garden

Opt outside and let the kids run.We are lucky to be close of lots of amazing gardens.  Find inspiration with our post Family Day trip Ideas to Spring Gardens. 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.

Picnic at a Playground

The DC and Baltimore area have some top rated playgrounds.  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.  Break out of the indoor playground rut this spring.

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 13th, 2020.  Find a complete list of Easter Egg hunts in our area from Capital Moms or Red Tricycle.

Go Fly a Kite

The National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival takes place on March 28th, a little early for spring break. You don’t need a festival to fly a kite on the National Mall. Make your own kite with this post from National Geographic and go fly a kite!

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. This round trip ferry bike ride leaves from Easton and includes a trip on the ferry.  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.  Another favorite with kids is the Chesapeake Rail Trail in Southern Maryland.

Find more ideas for kids attractions around Washington DC

Our blog is filled with ideas for family fun.  Spring is one of the best times to visit kids attractions in Baltimore and Washington DC.  Find more ideas to celebrate spring here.  If you can’t make it to Pirate Adventures this spring break visit us for another one of our special events this season.

Hope we have helped in planning your family activities for spring break in Washington DC and Baltimore.  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!

[nbox type=”notice”] Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2014 and is republished each year with updated information. [/nbox]

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