Are your kids excited about being home for spring break but you’re starting to worry about how you’re going to fill the days? Then have no fear! Route One Fun’s 2019 Spring Break Guide’s got you covered with plenty of fun spring break activities along Maryland’s Route 1 Corridor, DC & beyond (couple of day-trip […]
With snow continuing into this evening in Maryland and a snow day already called for Prince George’s County Public Schools, here’s a list of great places to go sledding along Route 1 as recommended by Route One Fun readers themselves! Know of other places? Enter your recommendation in comments below and I’ll add to the […]
Searching for something different to do with (or without) your guests over the holidays? Then consider exploring the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC (it’s free, though donation welcomed). Open to all, the Franciscan Monastery is full of amazing architecture, incredibly beautiful stained glass windows, breathtaking art, relics of pilgrimages from around the world, shrines that make room for you to spend a moment and grounds that remind you of what it’s like to feel peaceful (except if you have a 4-year old child nipping at your proverbial heels. Tips on visiting with kids, below…).
Route One Fun’s got five car passes to give away to the enchanting Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland! Five lucky Route One Fun readers will each win a car pass to this fun festival! See below for instruction on how to enter for your chance to win!👏 Winner will be announced on Monday, December 10th. Good luck!
Get out and play during this great fall weather! We recently explored the Frontier Fort Playground at the Good Luck Community Center in Lanham, Maryland and had a great time climbing up, sliding down and hiding amongst this Imagination Playground’s fort structures and swing sets. With plenty of parking, a gazebo with picnic tables, ample seating, restrooms nearby, and about a ten minute drive from East West Highway and Route 1, the Frontier Fort Playground in Prince George’s County is definitely a kids’ playground worth visiting soon!
Stonyfield Organic is teaming up with the City of Hyattsville to bring its StonyFIELDS Initiative to Magruder Park and you’re invited to the celebratory StonyFIELDS Field Day kick-off event this Sunday, October 21st! There’ll be free organic BBQ, face painting, kids crafts and activities, live music, organic landscaping education and a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this great new partnership!
Searching for an easy, kid-friendly day trip destination from Route 1 and D.C. that combines your love of hiking and history with my love of craft beer? 😉 Then head to Maryland’s Historic Ellicott City for a leisurely hike along the #9 Trolley Trail, take the detour to the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum in Oella for some history about Mr. Banneker (astronomer, farmer, mathematician and a subject of Stevie Wonder’s song, “Black Man” 🎵); then jump back on the trail and back to Ellicott City for some food and craft beer at a local restaurant (like Manor Hill Tavern or Ellicott Mills Brewing Company). Great day out with (or without!) the kids and less than an hour from Route 1 / DC area. 👊
Kids love – we love – the Wizard of Oz-themed playground at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro yet! If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s a peek at what you’ve got to look forward to at this truly amazing, huge, colorful and creative playground!
Every season is a good season to explore the National Arboretum, though springtime does kinda rule! Everything’s in bloom, colors as far as the eye can see, bees buzzing, temps perfect for strolling through the beautiful park. At only 15 or so minutes from the Gateway Arts District, it’s a great destination when you just want to go and enjoy the great outdoors.
Last Sunday, March 18th, marked the groundbreaking for the new Wells Run playground in University Park. As you can see, looks like work has already begun to bring this new, multi-age playground to life! Multi-Aged Playground Coming to University Park From what I’ve gathered, they expect for the new playground to be up and ready […]