Carnival at Riverdale Park Station, Halfway to Halloween in Cheverly, Blue Sky Puppets in College Park, Aladdin on Ice in Laurel, Indoor/Outdoor Nature Fun in Mount Rainier, Kids Zone Event in Hyattsville, Egg Dying in Brentwood, Easter Egg Hunts a-plenty – all this kid-frienly fun along Route 1 corridor of Prince George’s County this weekend!
Friday Fun Along Route 1 Corridor
Indoor/Outdoor Fun @ Mount Rainier Nature Center
Hidden gem full of indoor & outdoor fun. Play area, activity center, & small animal exhibits. Playground, gazebo & goldfish pond with turtles. Hi, turtles! You’re too cute for shells. Bonus: Word on the street noon = animal feeding time. If visit around that time, then might be able to see the action! Check out my our trip to the Mount Rainier Nature Center here.
Where: Mount Rainier Nature Center, 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier
Storytime PopUp! @ The Waterhole (Best for Ages 0-4)
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovative collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s fabulous organic juice & smoothie joint, The Waterhole. (While there, highly recommend getting the Berry Nice smoothie – delish and kid-approved!)
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mount Rainier
Ready to Read STEM @ South Bowie Branch (Ages 3-5)
Learn STEM outside the classroom with your kids. Innovative math or science activities & songs & games. STEM-smart friends abound at your local library. We love you, libraries!
Where: South Bowie Library Branch, 15301 Hall Road, Bowie
Gymnastics Workshop / Open Gym at PG Sports & Learning Complex (Ages 1-12)
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 our visit to this open gym here!
Where: PG Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover
Cost: $7 per child
University Town Center Carnival 2019
Get your tickets for some affordable family fun & bring your sweet tooth. Post-amusement rides, games & prizes, indulge in some carnival treats. Funnel cakes and corn dogs, yum!
Where: University Town Center, 6515 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville
Cost: Single tickets: $1.75 each;Book of 30 tickets: $40.00, etc.
Saturday Fun Along Route 1 Corridor
Toddler Time @ Artworks Now (Best for under age 5)
Join this arts drop-in; two hours of unadulterated access to books, blocks and more to experience art. You bring the party, they bring the entertainment and clean up the mess! Check out our time at Toddler Time here. (*Note price increase from $5 to $10)
Where: ArtWorksNow, 4800 Rhode Island Avenue Suite 1, Hyattsville
Cost: $10 w/ an adult
JCPenny Kids Zone Event
Fly by JCPenny by w/ your kids. Color & keep a Marvel cinch bag. Get a Marvel pin & superhero buttons. Parents, pick up your special store coupon & 20% off Hasbro toys. Parent superpower, activate!
Where: The Mall at Prince Georges, 3500 East West Highway, Hyattsville
Zumbini Demo Class: Kalino Finds the Music @ Joe’s Movement (Ages 0-4)
The ultimate bonding experience is right here. Right now. This weekend, at Joe’s. Explore music and movement with your little one while developing their social, cognitive, emotional, and motor skills. RSVP here as spots are limited!
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier
2nd Annual Spring Carnival@ Riverdale Park Station
Carnival games, bouncy house, balloon twisters, & so much more! Be one of the 50 first families & snag a swag bag (say that 3 times fast!). Bear Square is where it’s at. Can’t wait to see you there!
Where: Riverdale Park Station, 6621 Baltimore Avenue, Riverdale
Halfway to Halloween
Scare up some fun @ the Legion’s annual ‘Halfway to Halloween’ costume soiree. Spooktacular parade & contest, games & prizes & more (fortune teller, anyone?)! You’ll have an eerie good time. Muhaha! Donations help Maryland District & Department Children & Youth Projects & Legion Child Welfare Fund.
Where: Cheverly American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108, 3608 Legion Drive, Cheverly
Cost: $5 per child, adults free
Bowie Green Expo
Free family event w/ Kids Zone, make & take activities, puppet show, live entertainment, electric car display & over 50 vendors w/ green products & services. Open to the public!
Where: Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie
Fun Easter Events this Weekend
City of College Park’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt
Enjoy old fashion springtime fun. Face painting & games, prizes & arts & crafts. Meet the Bunny.
Where: City’s Youth and Family Services, 4912 Nantucket Road, College Park
Great Magruder Park Egg Hunt (Rain or shine!)
Fun-filled breakfast w/ the V.I.B. (Very Important Bunny). 3 egg hunts, by age. Reservations suggested. Call 301-985-5021 or reserve online.
Where: Magruder Park, Hyattsville
Cost: $5, under 3 free
Easter Egg Dyeing Workshop @ Brentwood Arts Exchange
Eggy dyeing just got a little funkier @ this free workshop. Try your hand at tie-dyeing eggs or dyeing eggs w/ shaving cream. Don’t worry, there’ll be traditional dip dyeing too. Leave w/ uniquely decorated eggs, sure to impress friends & the Easter bunny!
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood
Cost: Free, first two eggs per child are included (additional eggs 2 for $1)
Sunday Fun Along Route 1 Corridor
Pinball Parlor at MOM’s Organic Market
Pinball is back! Come play @ MOM’s Organic Market pinball machines. Only 50 cents a pop. Affordable entertainment in an unlikely place. Grab some groceries & veggie grub while you’re at it. Check out my review here!
Where: MOM’s Organic Market, 9821 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park
Cost: $.50 per game
Blue Sky Puppets – Superpig!
Meet “SuperPig!”, the story of an everyday pig, learning to be a hero. Nationally recognized puppet show teaches audiences anti-bullying strategies.
Where: Old Parish House, College Park Arts Exchange, 4711 Knox Road, College Park
Aladdin on Ice!
Figure skating portrayal of the adventures of Aladdin and Jasmine! Tickets available at the door or online. Fun for all ages!
When: 1pm, 3:30pm
Where: The Gardens Ice House, Laurel
Cost: $15, under 3 free
University Town Center Carnival 2019
Get your tickets for some affordable family fun & bring your sweet tooth. Post-amusement rides, games & prizes, indulge in some carnival treats. Funnel cakes and corn dogs, yum. Today is the final day for this (merry) go round! Take a peek at the carnival here.
Where: 6515 Belcrest Road, HyattsvilleCost: Single tickets: $1.75 each;Book of 30 tickets: $40.00; Book of 50 tickets: $60.00. *Rides Take 3-5 Tickets
Only a couple more days to enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see STOMP at the National Theatre! Check out the STOMP tickets giveaway here.
DYK that as of this month, the Hyattsville Residential Parking Ordinance requires residents and guests in Hyattsville to have a permit to park in a residential parking zone. More from Hyattsville Life & Times here.
Demolition’s started at the Hyattsville library site. Hyattsville Wire‘s got the story here.
The Route 1 Reporter is busy at work interviewing the candidates seeking elected office in Hyattsville. Check out Route One Reporter‘s work here.
Did you see this lovely 3BR penthouse-style condo for sale at Editors Park in Hyattsville? Swoon!
Riverdale Park Station blog reported here that Denizen’s has set May as their target opening month for their Riverdale Park Station location. Can’t wait!
Looking for the perfect springtime afternoon escape? Lake Artemesia’s where it’s at – and the College Park City-University Partnership‘s got some recommendations on where to go for ideal sunset views!
There’s a new log cabin-themed coffee shop coming to Hyattsville.