Kids’ Weekend Guide: March 9th-11th

Ice Skating at College Park’s Herbert Wells Ice Skating Rink! 
Get a head start on planning your weekend with Route One Fun’s Kids’ Weekend Guide! Will it be super-saver ice skating, celebrating Women’s History Month, College Park Nursery School’s Fun Fair, Egg Marbling, UMD Gymnastics Home meet?  All of the above?! See below for more great ideas and details! 


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!)

Super Saver Ice Skating!
Huge indoor ice skating rink with a warming hut and a snack bar – what else do you need?! We did this before & enjoyed it; they have these plastic push things (words…?) to guide a beginner along.
When: 3:15-5:15pm
Where: Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Campus Drive, College Park
Cost: $4 (skate rental included)!

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.
When: 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Xtreme Teens Hip Hop Aerobics
Get movin’ to the music! Join the fun as you dance the night away, and get fit at the same time! That’s a combination that can’t be beaten!! 
When: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: College Park Community Center,
Cost: Free, with M-NCPPC Youth ID


Family Fun Walk/Run
We’re calling all Prince George’s County walkers and runners to join us for a fun walk/run at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex. This is a great way to enjoy time with loved ones and maintain a healthy lifestyle at the same time!
When: 9-10am
Where: Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center, 8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover
Cost: Free!

CPNS’s 2018 Fun Fair! 
Join us for College Park Nursery School & Kindergarten’s annual fun fair! Featuring a silent auction, games, raffle, food and a bake sale!
When: 10am-2pm
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Toddler Time @ Art Works Now
Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Even the youngest children can explore a variety of age-appropriate art materials in a safe, fun environment. What to expect? Read my review of Toddler Time at Art Works Now.
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $5

Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Mall at Prince Georges
Join us for a day of fun with the Easter Bunny and the annual Mad Hatter Tea Party! Enjoy crafts, games, treats and more!
When: 11am-2pm (register for a time slot)
Where: MPG: Mall at Prince Georges, 3500 East-West Highway, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! (Registration required)

Free Egg Marbling
Make vibrant, uniquely patterned eggs just in time for Easter! We’ll be using the Marabu Easy Marble kit to decorate foam and paper mache eggs at Artist & Craftsman Supply. Fun for all ages! Younger children will need help from an adult.
When: 11am-1pm
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply, Hyattsville, 4902 43rd Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Leap, Jump & Jam
A creative movement class for new dancers ages 3-5. Dancers will be introduced to the fundamentals of dance through fun movement games and exercises. *Use code ROUTE1MOVESITMINI to try this class for FREE!
When: 11:15am-12pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $10
Kid Flix 1: Best of the NY Children’s Film Festival (Great for ages 3-7+!)
As part of our Spring Family Series, don’t miss this exciting collection of films!
When: 12-1pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: $7 adults; $5 kids under 12

Screech & Kestrel 
Meet two of North America’s smallest birds of prey: the American kestrel and eastern screech owl. Both expert hunters, the American kestrel uses its acrobatic prowess, while the eastern screech owlis a stealthy silent hunter.
When: 1-2pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Xtreme Teens: Basketball Challenge
Come see if you’ve got what it takes to be the best as you are pitted against your friends in a game of basketball.
When: 7-10pm
Where: Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd, Beltsville
Cost: Free w/ M-NCPPC Youth ID Card


Owl Pellets Ages 7-12
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: 10-11:30am
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free, donations welcome!

Smaland at College Park’s Ikea
Kids play in indoor playground while yo enjoy some shopping or just relax/eat/peoplewatch at the restaurant upstairs. Kiddos 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 mildly-decent coffee!
When: 10:30am – 7pm
Where: 10100 Baltimore Avenue, College Park
Admission: Free!

Arts Drop-in – Watercolor Painting
All ages welcome! Bring the family, take a seat, order brunch and get started on your project. You’ll leave MilkBoy ArtHouse will a full stomach – and an artistic memento from your experience!
When: 11am-1pm
Where: Milkboy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: No entry fee.

UMD Gymnastics Home Meet & Fan Appreciation Day
DYK that UMD’s GymTerps are ranked #13 in the nation on uneven bars? Catch them at their last home meet of the season! (We’ve been and its a fun, free way to watch these talented gymnasts!)
When: 12pm
Where: Xfinity Center, 8500 Campus Drive, College Park
Cost: Free!


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Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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