Plenty of fun activities for Route 1 Kids this weekend! We’ve got Storytime at Mount Rainier’s amazing juice bar, Summer Skating in Greenbelt, Outdoor Movie in Hyattsville, an Ethiopian Buhe Celebration in DC, Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Annapolis & more!
Storytime PopUp! @ The Waterhole
Storytime tucked inside a delicious juice bar in Mount Rainier! Curious? Check out our post about Storytime here. Round out your visit with a trip to the nearby Nature Center (also free!).
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St, Mt Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole’s menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)
Performance Camp – At the Circus
Check out an original show of dances and monologues inspired by the people, animals, sights and sounds of the circus. Youth performers featured!
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt
Summer Skate Series (Ages 8-17)
Lace up some skates and come and roll in the gymnasium. Bring your own skates or let them provide a pair for you! Parents, you’re always welcome here!
Where: Springhill Lake Recreation Center, Greenbelt
Outdoor Summer Movie Series: Coco (All Ages)
District 2 representatives are bringing the family fun this summer. Enjoy a movie outdoors and fill up on yummy treats to support local PTA/Os. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Get cozy under the stars!
Where: Casa de Maryland, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, concessions for sale to benefit local schools
Learn engineering basics through an interactive, hands-on challenge. Construct your own design from plans to prototype. Learn something new – have fun! Stick around and enjoy the museum afterwards.
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Cost: $5, includes museum admission
BTS Shopping Party
Get ready for Back to School and have a great time at MPG with some fun activities! Have your photo taken with the Genie lamp from the show Disney’s Aladdin The Musical! Art Works Now will do fun badge making activity. Strolling Characters, Sparkle Makeovers & more! First 100 kids in line for BTS Shopping Party get a free backpack!
Where: Mall at Prince George’s (center court), Hyattsville
Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Ages 5-12)
Talk about nifty! Kids get to read to a specially trained therapy dog. Each slot is 15 min. Kids can bring a book or choose one from the library. Sign-up in advance!
Where: Beltsville Library, Beltsville
Annapolis Stand Up Paddleboard (Teens)
Intro lesson to stand up paddle boarding. Equipment included, first time paddlers and beginners welcome! Take some time after the lesson to practice your paddle stroke!
Where: Capital SUP Annapolis, Annapolis
Cost: $45, BYO snacks
Movies in the Park (All Ages)
It’s showtime at the park! Come watch a movie (TBA) on the Greens at Watkins. Add more family fun by bringing snacks or a picnic dinner. Don’t forget blankets or lawn chairs!
Where: Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
Best Horse Show Series (All Ages)
Check out this ongoing horse show series. Rated as one of the areas best several years in a row!
Where: The Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Free for spectators!
Kids Show – Groovy Nate (All Ages)
It’s a fun and educational show with various genres of music and puppet skits! Kids and adults are encouraged to move, sing, and play creatively with one another. Enjoy!
When: 10:30-11:30am (doors open at 10am)
Where: Capitol Cider House, Washington, DC
Cost: $5, food and beverages for purchase, happy hour specials for adults!
Hirshhorn/Draw (All Ages)
A super cool sounding drop-in gallery sketching session. Create your own masterpiece with inspiration from the Abstract Expressionist paintings at the museum. Everyone’s an artist here – no experience required!
Where: Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Kids Culture Day: Buhe Celebration
Experience an annual Ethiopian celebration for children at the local embassy. The holiday festival takes place in the rainy season and includes a special door-to-door singing ritual. Come see what the long-standing tradition is all about!
Where: Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, DC