Kids’ Weekend Guide: June 1st-3rd

Hammerin’ away at a Kids’ Workshop at Home Depot! 

Nature Center fun, Classic Car Modeling, Afternoon Aviators, Pride Month Collage, Birds Gone Wild, Puppet Show & more indoor + outdoor fun inside this Kids’ Weekend Guide!

*Due to the forecasted rain, please be sure to call or check event website before heading out. Likewise, I will try to update the Route One Fun Facebook page when I learn of updates!
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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!
When: 10am-2pm
Where: Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!

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!)
Pride Month Collage (Ages 5-12)
Celebrate diversity by collaborating on a rainbow collage!
When: 10am-6pm
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Smaland at College Park’s Ikea
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) burns off some energy 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: Ikea, College Park
Cost: Free!

Let’s Go Bowling!
Check out the new bowling alley (in old AMF bowling location) for some Friday afternoon bowling! They’ve also got an arcade section. And the food was better than expected! 🙂
When: 3pm-1am
Where: Bowlero, 9021 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Impossible to find on site but recall average pricing.


Learn to Row Clinic (Ages 12+)
Washington Rowing School is having their annual free learn to row clinic in honor of National Learn to Row Day.
When: 8-11am 
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg 
Cost: Free! 
Classic Car (Best for ages 5-12)

Share the nostalgic pastime of car modeling with your child in our classic car hands-on workshop. Together you can build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car to put on display or take for a ride “with no particular place to go. Once your vehicle is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers.

When: 9am-12pm 
Where: Home Depot, Hyattsville & College Park 
Cost: Free! 

Mt. Rainier Nature Center
Check out some hands-on exhibits, live animals, educational displays, a play area and more at this fun, free, petite, local site. For a sneak peek, read about our time here!
When: 9am-5pm
Where: Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place, Mt. Rainier
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

Likin’ the Lichens (Ages 7+)
Join us on a field trip through the woods and learn how to recognize and appreciate the mysterious lichens! Bring water, insecticide and magnifying glasses.
When: 10:30-11:15am
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, 230 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Ride the bucket truck, climb on the work trucks, see the beautiful plants in the greenhouse, squirt the big water sprayer and more! 
When: 10:30am-1:30pm 
Where: Public Works Department Building, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free! 
Be Excited About Math Fair
Please join the PGCPS Elementary Mathematics Department and library staff for fun hands-on math games, math fact challenges and more!
When: 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: Free! 
Join us as we celebrate 96 years of community! Featuring vendors, food, volleyball and ping pong games, hula hoops, roller skating, 2 moon bounces, rock climbing wall, trackless train ride life music and more! Bring your friends and neighbors, too! 
When: 11am-5pm 
Where: Bartlett Park, 4300 39th Place, Brentwood 
Cost: Free!

Bowiefest 2018
Enjoy entertainment, food, children’s rides and over 250 vendors. There will also be a Home and Health Expo inside the Bowie Ice Arena and an Arts & Crafts area.
When: 11am – 6pm
Where: Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie
Cost: Free! 

Create a 12′ square acrylic art panel with instructor Shaymar Higgs. 
When: 1-3pm 
Where: Springhill Lake Recreation Center, 6101 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free for Greenbelt residents; $20 nonresidents

Afternoon Aviators
Join us the first Saturday of every month as we explore a different aviation themed topic through STEAM-based, hands on activities. This is a drop-in program, fun for children.
When: 2pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Cost: $5 (includes museum admission)


UMTTR 5th Annual 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament
Join this 3 x 3 basketball tournament fundraiser for teen suicide prevention.
When: Registration at 11am
Where: Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, 1901 East Jefferson Street, Rockville
Cost: Free for 6th – 8th grade students 

Workshop with Artist in Residence Rachel Cross. Help create a bird-themed, interactive art display! 
When: 1-3pm 
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free! 
This adaptation by Beech Tree Pupperts weaves two Native-American creation tales from the Lenape and Inuit tribes. 
When: 3pm 
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt 
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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