Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to experience all the beauty and family bonding spring has to offer. The Baltimore area has no shortage of fun family activities to get you and your kids out in the community making memories.
This spring, many festivals, fairs and businesses are back open after seasonal hiatuses (or even longer closures during the pandemic), and you can experience them to the fullest. So, get out there and enjoy!
Here are five family- friendly activities that will put a spring in your step.
Clark’s Elioak Farm Opens for the Season
10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City; April 1 – Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate spring the natural way, with the animals! Lots of Baltimore petting zoos are opening the barn doors for business after the long winter season has finally come to an end. Clark’s Elioak Farm will have plenty of family fun all spring long with egg hunts throughout the spring break week. Kids ages 1-3 and 4-6 are invited to find eggs from April 1-9 and turn them in for a goodie bag! Admission to the farm is $8 per person, but there is no extra fee to participate in the hunts.
At the farm, kids can see and interact with pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, emus, goats, horses, ducks, cows, rabbits and even turkeys! Clark’s Elioak Farm is also home to the Enchanted Forest attractions — larger-than-life storybook displays dating back to the 1950s which will have your child’s imagination spinning. Tickets can be purchased in advance at clarklandfarm.com.
333 W. Camden St., Baltimore; April 6, 3:05 p.m.
Catch the opening game for our very own Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in vibrant downtown Baltimore! Spring is the season for getting back outside and taking in America’s pastime. Families can don their spirit wear, order concessions and bond over shared love of baseball, Baltimore and beating the other guys. Support our team in their opening home game against the New York Yankees on April 6. Purchase tickets in advance at mlb.com.
Baltimore’s Spring Fairy Ball
2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore; April 22, 6 – 11 p.m.
Dress up, sparkle and dance the night away to live music at Baltimore’s Fairie Faire! This unique magical event features craft vendors, dancing, performances and fae festivities. Live bands include Clipper
City Combo, 27th St. Klexmer Band and Pirates for Sail! Tickets range from $35 to $50. Purchase them in advance at eventbrite.com/e/baltimores-spring-fairy-ball-tickets-484335238737.
Sherwood Gardens Tulip Display
4310 Underwood Road, Baltimore; April-May, 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Help your junior gardener blossom by taking them to see the awe-inspiring tulip gardens, with blooms in April and May. The best time for viewing is the last week in April, when the blooms are at their height. Sherwood Gardens also has an egg hunt April 1, a community party April 14 and an annual tulip dig May 27, so mark your calendar to enjoy and experience this season to the fullest. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Plan your family’s visit at sherwoodgardens.org.
Towson Spring Festival
Chesapeake, Pennsylvania, Washington and Baltimore Avenues, Towson; May 6-7
Make a memory at the Towsontown Spring Festival! This annual event, now in its 54th year, promises thrills, cotton candy, music and a chance to explore Baltimore’s craft scene! With more than 300 vendors, there’s something for every family member to enjoy. The carnival boasts more than just your standard roller coasters, too. They’ll have flying scooters, spinning rides and more. For a map of the festival and more details, visit towsontownfestival.com.