Thursday, May 25, 2017

Route 1 Weekend Guide, Kids! May 25th-27th

Indian Creek Playground in Berwyn Heights! 
While the weather may be overcast, this delightful menu of indoor and outdoor options will brighten your day and get you out of the house! 

                                                  Special thanks to this week's sponsor! 👊

FRIDAY

Storytime PopUp! @ The Waterhole Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovation collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier's fabulous organic juice & smoothie joint, The Waterhole. Best for 0-5 years old. Curious? Click here for my review of The Waterhole!
When: 10am
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole's menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)
** Read our Waterhole review

This storytime works with Early Intervention families and others to discuss early developmental milestones and growth through books, games, and songs. 
When: 10:30-11:30am
Where: Laurel Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel 
Cost: Free!

Lane Manor Playground
Pack a picnic, check out the duck pond and then have fun at 1 of the 3 playgrounds at this park! There's one right at the entrance off of Wells Blvd but if you wander a bit on the bike path you'll find there's an even bigger one just down to the right with structures for the toddler and 5-12 crew.
When: Sunrise to sunset...
Where: 7601 W. Park Dr, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!
Smaland at College Park's Ikea (All Ages)
Free, 1 hour, supervised, enclosed, safe & clean play area near the entrance. Enjoy some shopping or just relax/eat/peoplewatch at the restaurant upstairs while your young one(s) has a blast at Smaland. Children must be potty trained and be 37'' to 54'' tall (so children typically b/w ages of 3-6). Tips: (1) Best to arrive earlier on in the day as day progresses, so do the entrances lines; & (2) Join Ikea Family & kids get extra 30 minutes to play (depending on capacity) & you get free coffee!
When: 10:30am - 7pm
Where: 10100 Baltimore Avenue, College Park
Admission: Free!

SATURDAY 

Wildlife Loop Adventure Scavenger Hunt 
All ages. Using clues and locations, families and groups can drive the North Tract's Wildlife Loop and nearby trails to hunt for sculptured stones, mystery objects, plants and animals while learning about the history of North Tract and other recreational opportunities. Arrive anytime between 9am & 1pm to begin your hunt and plan 1-2 hours! Call to register: 301-497-5887.
When: 9am-1pm
Where: North Tract, 230 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel
Cost: Free! Donations welcome.

Owl Pellets
Ages 7-15.  How can owls find food in total darkness? How can they stand to eat a smelly skunk? Learn about these nocturnal hunters and dissect an owl pellet. Registration required; call 301-497-5887.
When: 10am-1pm
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free, donations welcome!

Pajama Ready to Read Storytime: Ages 3-5
Kids may wear pajamas to snuggle in and join us for stories, songs and fun! If you haven't checked out the new Laurel library, you should - it's beautiful & its kids' room is top notch!
When: 10:30-11am
Where: Laurel Public Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!

National Paper Airplane Day 
Is your airplane a winner? Test different paper airplane designs and build your ultimate plane to compete in our annual derby. The derby starts at 2 pm. Prizes will be awarded!
When: 11am-3pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr, College Park
Cost: Free with museum admission

Spanish-English Ready 2 Read Storytime: Ages 3-5
Stories, fingerplays and songs will be presented in Spanish and English.
When: 11-11:30am
Where: Hyattsville Public Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Rollingcrest's Indoor Splash Playground! (All Ages)
Great for kids of all ages! Specialized water play area with slides and spray features, family pool with water slides and spray features, a vending area and shower /changing facilities with lockers (lockers are available but require you to bring your own lock). While parts of the facility are dated, kids always have a blast. When: 12-4:45pm
Where: Rollingcrest Chillum Splash Pool, 6122 Sargent Road, Chillum
Admission: 2 & under are free! Ages 3-17: $5. Adults:$6

Family Movie Series - A Little Princess 
When: 1pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Kids $5; Adults $7

Chess/Checkers Club
Hyattsville Chess and Checkers Club! Learn to play or improve your game. All ages welcome. Bring your own set or play with one of ours.
When: 1-2:30pm
Where: Hyattsville Library,
Cost: Free!

Raptors Reign
All ages.  Join special guest and licensed falconer, Rodney Stotts, as he shared the power of nature through discussions and up close encounters with birds of prey.  This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
When: 1-3pm
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free, donations welcome!
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SUNDAY 

Gametime @ Board & Brew
Board & Brew is a fun place to check out with your 5+year-old crowd. With over 500 board games including Operation, Perfection, Hungry Hippos, etc., you'll easily have a good time!  Speaking of eating up, they also have a good menu of kid-friendly options. And for my fellow coffee afficionados, they rotate between Vigilante, Mad Cap and Counter Culture coffee - so you'll be sure to get a tasty, quality brew while you're there!
When: Opens at 7 am
Where: 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $2.50 p/p for games + the cost of whatever you may order from menu.

Indian Creek Playground (All Ages)
Any time this weekend, check out this really fun and creative playground designed after Berwyn Heights' earliest residents - a group of Algonquian people known as Nacotchtank. Kiddos will have a blast climbing teepees, in an out of canoes and up and down dream catchers. If you get hungry afterwards, check out
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: 8900 56th Avenue, Berwyn Heights
Cost: Free!   

Rollingcrest's Indoor Splash Playground! (All Ages)
Great for kids of all ages! Specialized water play area with slides and spray features, family pool with water slides and spray features, a vending area and shower /changing facilities with lockers (lockers are available but require you to bring your own lock). While parts of the facility are dated, kids always have a blast.
When: 12-4:45pm
Where: Rollingcrest Chillum Splash Pool, 6122 Sargent Road, Chillum
Admission: 2 & under are free! Ages 3-17: $5. Adults:$6

Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments, and meet us at the Plaza screen for a FREE evening of fun for all ages! Also note that movie times/dates may be changed or cancelled due to weather. We will announce any updates via social media, so please make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates on Movies on the Potomac!
When: 6-8pm
Where: National Harbor, 165 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
Cost: Free!

Always call or check the event website before heading out; 
Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.


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