It’s no surprise that of the many farms my family has been to in the area, that Butler’s Orchard is our favorite. From their yummy strawberry pies to their pick-your-own fields, it was time to visit Butler’s for a special event dubbed Bunnyland.
And boy is it popular with others too! For good reason!
We brought our Easter baskets from home but some are available there as well and at 11am, we headed in for a day of fun!
What to Do at Bunnyland
Bunnyland is more than just about collecting plastic eggs and seeing the country bunny and farmer. Activities at the orchard run all day long and there is SO much to do!
- Egg Hunt (of course!)
- Goodie Baskets for kids
- Giant Slides
- 2 Hilltop Hop Jump Pads
- Farm Animals
- Pedal Tractors
- Combine Slide
- Straw Pyramid
- Farm Fun Zone (Ball Tosses, Cornhole, Horse Hoop Toss)
- Hayride through our decorated Day Trail
- Visit with the Country Bunny
- Tractor Pull
Different areas are set up for egg hunts and after the hunt, the eggs are returned so the fields can be replinished.
The Farm Animals
Beyond this point you can see Pygmy and Nubian goats, chickens and learn a little about the important role these animals have on the farm. You can purchase a cup of feed to give to the goats too.
Using one finger, staff will allow families to pet baby chicks, ducks and bunnies.
Hand sanitizer is available but I always recommend bringing wipes.
The entire left side of the bunny trail is where you’ll find all the fun activities like the slides, playground with wooden train, tunnel, walk through pretend chicken coop, and pedal tractors.
We were going to board the hayride, but I couldn’t get my child away from all the playground fun. Other families seemed to be enjoying it!
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She had no interest in the pony ride, but wanted her face painted but do note there is an additional fee for it (see the pricing section below).
Head further up the hill to the left side where a giant open barn is decked out in hay. Young children can play with balls and hula hoops provided they can handle the itchiness of the hay.
We capped our adventure off with the slides. Burlap sacks, which are located at the bottom of the slides, are required.
Just for a bit more fun, there’s a tube tunnel to crawl through and a spiderweb to get tangled in with your friends.
We were hungry at this point, but the line was so long that we had to pass on the heavenly smell emanating from the food barn.
There looked like several food options which included some good looking treats like:
- Grilled, all beef hot dogs with a complimentary helping of Butler’s own relishes
- Veggie pitas
- Vegetable pie
- Cheese quesadilla
- Snacks: nachos, soups, locally made kettle corn, potato and apple chips
- Dessert including apple cider cake donuts, caramel apples and slices of fruit pie
- Variety of hot and cold beverages and soda are available
Picnic tables are located throughout the area.
How much time do you need?
The distance from one end of the property to the other is an easy walk with a slight hill up to the slides and we saw a lot of strollers.
While you could easily stay much longer than we did, after two hours of fun, it was time to leave. While smaller, there was still a line to enter the eggstravaganza.
Each child receives a goodie basket filled with a choice of an Easter cookie, lollipop, stickers, and an apple.
Before you leave, be sure to stop off at the market. When strawberry season begins in mid-May, be sure to pick up a fresh strawberry pie – they are to die for!
They will also have produce.
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Fresh pies are plentiful, country butter, preserves and salad dressing, all of which are made on the premises. There is a standard bathroom in the market.
When to Go
- Hop on over to the annual Bunnyland on April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16.
- The farm is open from 9am to 6pm on those days but the last reservation is at 4pm.
- Bunnyland will be closed on Easter (Sunday, April 9th) and will open again on the 10th.
If there is any weather, make sure to check the Orchard’s Facebook page or give them a call as the event is dependent on the weather.
Tickets & Pricing
Tickets are $12 per person when you reserve them online and $15 at the gate (kids under 1 are free).
Do note, however, that advanced tickets are strongly encouraged and if the event is full, you will not be able to get a ticket at the gate.
Season passes are also available to use throughout the year which you can find out more about here.
If you plan on attending their Bunnyland, Sunflower Festival and Pumpkin Festival, a season pass makes sense.
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You should also know that some of the additional activities have an additional cost like face painting and pony rides.
Good to Know Before You Go
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks are available for sale onsite at Farmer’s Porch.
- Portable bathrooms are available
- No animals are allowed (except service dogs)
- If it rains, they cannot hold the event and you can reschedule for another day
- You can bring strollers
Bunnyland is at Butler’s Orchard at 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876.