Tons of kid-friendly fun this weekend, Route One! As many kiddos are off on Friday for Spring Break, I stocked that day up with plenty of options as well as ideas for the weekend!
FRIDAY – Happy Passover! Chag Sameach!
Gametime @ Board & Brew
Board & Brew is a fun place to check out with your 5+year-old crowd. Why? Read my review here. 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: (Before 4pm) $2.50 p/p for games + the cost of whatever you may order from menu.
Check out this new-to-you STEM-inspired playroom, teaching the kiddos about life in 1800s Laurel. Curious? Read my review of Diven’s Den!
Where: Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main Street, Laurel
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!
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole’s menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)
Women’s History Month: Nevertheless, she persisted (Ages 5-12)
Celebrate National Women’s History Month with us! Honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls.
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Open Gym at PG Sports & Learning Complex
This place is really great for 1-12 year olds! HUGE. Two climbing walls. Two foam pits. Tons of equipment for curious ones to explore and blow off some steam. Very clean. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents are required to be on the floor with the children (Maximum 3 child:1 adult). Check out my review here!
Where: 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover
Cost: $7 per child.
Annual Egg Hunt (Ages 18 months to 4th grade)
Egg hunt starts at 10am sharp! Entertainment to follow. Call weather hotline morning of for status of event: 301-474-0646.
Where: Buddy Attick Park, 599 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Mount Rainier invites you to its annual Springtime Egg Hunt. Come meet and take pics with Monchito the Clown and Bugs Bunny. gg hunt, games, and prizes for kids under 10, but all are welcome. Activities in English and Spanish.
It is a BYOB event- Bring Your Own Basket
Where: Mount Rainier Nature Center, 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier
Join us as we close out Women’s History Month with a scavenger hunt! We are going to discuss its history and famous women who have made a difference.
Women’s History Month with the Female Re-Enactors of Distinction
Learn about the past to commemorate Women’s History Month. The Female Re-Enactors of Distinction will tell the story of women from another time.
Where: Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St, NE Washington DC (Stone’s throw from Mt. Rainier)
Easter Egg Hunt at JC Penney
Bring the kids for the Easter egg hunt inside JCPenney. Located in Fashion Jewelry near the UP escalator.
Where: JC Penney inside Mall at Prince Georges, Hyattsville
Puppet shows, dino mascots, live birds of prey, creataceous campfire, dino tattoos, dino egg games, bone yard dig.
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4401 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg
Did you know that bees, butterflies, and even bats help to make 70% of the food we eat? Make a pollinators wheel and learn more about the fascinating world of pollinators.
Join us for fun time to bond with Mom, Dad or caregiver & little one through yoga. Presented Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Yoga and Wellness Kids.
Interactive Passover Seder
The community is invited to make their way through the Passover Seder on the second night, with creative tasks and questions to inspire you at each step of the way. No sit-down round-robin reading, but inspired movement and small group discussions to truly delve into the symbolism and timelessness of the story of the Exodus! When: 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Mishkan Torah Synagogue, 10 Ridge Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: $5 (covers cost of food)
Playground at University Hills Duck Pond Park (All Ages)
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. My review here!
When: Sunrise to sunset…
Where: 3400 Stanford St, Hyattsville
Paint Branch Parkway Park Playground (All Ages)
Get outside and check out this recently renovated playground, rivaling any great playground you’ve been to in DC, NYC or anywhere! Among other great things, its fireman’s pole use a fun hydraulic lift to boost kids (and adventurous adults…) up and down a log plank is a blast! (I know some folks have had trouble locating this playground, so sharing some notes from our recent visit: If heading north on Route 1, make R on to Campus Drive, pass Aviation Museum, pass Ice Skating rink and shortly thereafter, will see small sign for “Calvert Road” (as well as sign for “Paint Branch Parkway” & “Disc Golf”). Make L and playground will be down a bit on your left.)
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: 5202 Campus Drive (if old GPS, enter 5202 Paint Branch Parkway), College Park
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
- Peek Inside Gold’s Gym, Riverdale Park!
- Organic Juice at Mt. Rainier’s The Waterhole
- Duke Ellington in North Brentwood
**Did I miss any events? Add them to the comments below and I’ll try to update ASAP!