Plenty of great ideas for (mostly) indoor fun this ☔ weekend! Try a kiddo-and-me music class at Music Together SoHy, Hands on STEM fun at Diven’s Den and also at STEAMFest, Make some Creepy Cupcakes, Strut all your stuff at the Mount Rainier Halloween Parade, Catch a UMD Volleyball Match & enjoy some pregame kids activities! All these and more fun events inside Route One Fun’s Kid’s Weekend Guide! Enjoy!
STEM-Fun at Diven’s Den
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! (And head to Sip at C Street for delish Ceremony coffee when in the area!)
Where: Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main Street, Laurel
This popular Greenbelt event is a family favorite! Come on out and decorate a pumpkin to be used on the Pumpkin Walk.
Where: Roosevelt Center, 131 Centerway, Greenbelt
Holy Redeemer School 5K Monster Dash, Kids’ 1K Trick-or-Trot & Fall Festival
Race packet pickup starts at 7:15am, the 1K is at 8:30am, 5K at 9am and the fall festival activities begin at 9am until noon! Food truck, pumpkin decorating and more!
When: 7:15am – 2pm
Where: Holy Redeemer Catholic School – College Park
Cost: Festival is free; 5K is $35; 1K is $15
University Park Children’s Clothing Co-Op Sale
Quality “pre-washed and gently worn” clothing for children from tots to teens will be available. Featured also will be seasonal clothing and accessories, swimwear, raincoats and boots, books, toys, sports equipment, baby/layette equipment, furniture, gear, and maternity items.
Where: First Baptist Church of Hyattsville, Hyattsville
Cost: $1 entry fee
Featuring haunted hallways, moon bounce, arts and crafts, games, face painting, costume parade, raffle and so much more!
Where: College Park Youth & Family Services, 4912 Nantucket Rd, College Park
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. (New to the area? Pre-game Toddler Time with a delish morning coffee at Hyattsville’s Vigilante Coffee, walking distance to AWN and then to adjacent Pizzeria Paradiso for lunch!)
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Calling all science. math, engineering, and technology, and arts lovers!! This is a great opportunity for youth and their families to explore, play and engage in a multitude of STEAM activities! Be sure to register to attend.
Where: The Showplace Arena, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Free (register above)
Spooky Fest will start with a Spooky Storytime at 12:30 followed from 1-3 by the Monster Mash Dance Party, photobooth, seasonal crafts to take home and a costume contest for ages 12 & under.
When: Saturday, October 27th, 12:30-3pm
Where: University Town Center, Hyattsville
The SoHy Spooktacular
Our businesses have lots of treats for you! There will be a Halloween-themed photo booth at Artist & Craftsman Supply Hyattsville, mask coloring station at Green Owl Design, Halloween games and pumpkin lantern + spooky silhouette crafts at Art Works Now, Harry Potter-themed crafts at Suffragette City, handprinted monster posters at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, paint pour pumpkin demo at Tanglewood Works, a big sale at Cookie Wear Boutique for Men and Women PLUS candy! Visit all the stops for maximum fun!
Where: Various stores in SoHy
Cost: Free! (no entry fee)
Calling all Ghouls and Goblins! This event is for kids who love being in the kitchen and parents who love to eat their creations! If you’re looking for a safe and exciting way to have some spOOky Halloween fun, bring your little ones dressed in their best costumes and let’s create!
Where: Creative Saints Loft, Hyattsville
Vigilante’s Halloween Party – Haunted Grounds
6-7pm Magician for the tiny ghouls; 7-10pm DJ, Food trucks, Kujo and a Halloween costume contest!
Where: Vigilante Coffee, Hyattsville
Scream in the Square
We’re feeling spooky this year and we’re celebrating by showing a classic, family friendly Hallloween movie! Please bring blankets and chairs for seating arrangements. Costumes always encouraged!
When: Saturday, October 27th, 6pm
Where: Riverdale Park Station, Bear Square, Riverdale Park
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Mount Rainier Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
Dress up your family in their Halloween finest and bring them to Joe’s Movement Emporium for the Mount Rainier Halloween Parade and Costume Contest! This is a casual and informal contest mostly geared for kids 10 and under; each category round participant will win something. All kids receive a goodie bag and candy plus glowstick to use on Halloween Night.
When: 11am-2pm (Costume contest at 11am, 12:30pm Halloween parade)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
UMD Family Volleyball Match
Watch the Terps play Iowa this Sunday and enjoy some fun pre-game activities for the kids! Face painting, pumpkin decorating, poster making and an autograph session will be held after the match! (Activities will start around noon.) Costumes are strongly encouraged! ***DISCOUNT: Use promo code “Kids18” to enjoy $3 tickets to the match!
Where: UMD’s Xfinity Center, College Park
Cost: $6 adults; $3 kids 3-17
Family Tennis Festival
Open to all ages, levels, and abilities, absolutely no experience necessary. Enjoy an afternoon of tennis with the whole family, under the guidance of our highly-experienced and trained coaches! We hope to see you there!
Where: JTCC, 5200 Campus Drive, College Park