So many fun things to do with kids this weekend! Will it be some roller skating in Greenbelt, crafty fun in College Park, Brazilian Capoeira Angola class in Hyattsville, Jitterbug Club in Mount Rainier, Bird in Flight in DC or…Check it all out inside Route One Fun’s latest Kids Weekend Guide! For even more activities, don’t forget to check out Route One Fun’s Spring Break Guide! Happy Easter
Friday Activities Along Route 1 (Happy Passover!)
Spring Break Make & Take Activities – Personalized Cushion Covers (Ages 12 and under)
Head to Ikea for this free workshop where kiddos can make personalized cushion covers! Space is limited to the first 20 kids (12 and under) each session so RSVP here to hold your spot.
When: 11am-12pm & 1pm-2pm
Where: College Park Ikea (restaurant area)
Spring Skate Series @ Springhill Lake Recreation Center (Ages 6-12)
Lace up some roller skates, let them provide the skates for you and have a blast at this indoor gymnasium come skate rink. Bring helmets and guards if you wish. Ice not included (jk, jk). No excuses!
Where: 6101 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt
X-treme Teens: Fitness Circuit Training (Ages 10-17)
Reach your fitness goals with a personal trainer and learn how to use fitness equipment safely. Optimize your fitness routine and practice some structured circuit training. Athletic shoes and attire required. Perfect time to show off your cool gear.
Where: 6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights
Cost: Free! with MNCPPC youth ID
Saturday Activities Along Route 1
Bibliobop Dance Party (Ages 0-5)
Calling all Preschoolers and Toddlers! Come and bust a move and shake your sillies out at the Greenbelt Bibliobop Dance Party. Bring your parents or caregivers and prepare to boogie and bop until we all drop!
Where: Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Road, Greenbelt
Culture Playdate (All Ages)
Learn about African American history and tradition and make a craft to take home. All materials provided, you provide the creativity. A monthly not to be missed museum event.
Where: 4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood
Jitterbug Club (Ages 2-6)
Children love this open play date filled with movement, music, and fun (taught by Kendra and Marcel, 2 instructors at Joe’s who are SOOOO good with kids and who the kiddos love!)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $10 drop-in
Gymnastics Workshop / Open Gym at PG Sports & Learning Complex (Ages 0-12)
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). Travel tips and our rec here!
Where: 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover
Cost: $7 per child.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Ages 5-12)
Grab a book or borrow one from the library and sign your kid up for 15 minutes of reading practice with a trained therapy dog. They promise to be all ears, wags and tails. Register in advance by calling 1 of 2 libraries offering this event. 2 locations + 2 times = extra doggone fun!
When: 1-2pm @ 7414 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton; 2-3pm at Beltsville Library
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Kids Sip & Paint
Bring your kids out for an afternoon of sipping juice boxes and painting canvases. It’s the first event of it’s kind at this boutique shop. Art supplies and snacks included.
Where: Queens Unique Boutique, 6340 Marlboro Pike
Cost: $25, purchase tickets here
Capoeira Angola Class (Ages 5-13)
Check out a Capoeira class and your kid could learn some powerful twists and turns to the beat of Brazilian music they sing and play. Requires no experience. Wear comfortable shoes, pants, and a loose t-shirt. Discounts for class passes and monthly rates. Check here!
Where: 4318 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Engineering 101: Self-Deploying Satellites @ College Park Aviation Museum (Ages 9+)
Kids make a self-deploying satellite and practice their engineering 101 with museum staff. Museum admission included in price for additional fun. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a close view of a plane landing or taking off on the landing strip next to the museum.
Where: 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5, pre-registration not required
Kids Night Out
Go ahead and make plans for your date date. These sitters provide the food and entertainment for hours. Trampoline, obstacle courses, games, movies and pizza for dinner. Psst, check out this to save $10. Everyone enjoys a night out in this deal.
Where: Emilia’s Gymnastics, 9385 North Washington Boulevard, Laurel
Cost: $35 per child, $15 per sibling. Bring a friend and both get in for $25 each!
Sunday Activities Along Route 1 (Happy Easter!)
Birds in Flight @ National Zoo
A limited edition show for meeting exotic birds like owls, falcons and more. Enjoy watching them fly, feeding them by hand and taking photos with them.
Where: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Capital Wheel & Carousel @ National Harbor
Enjoy a ride on the ferris wheel at the Harbor and spend hours at the nearby carousel. One price includes unlimited rides on the merry go round. They have picnic tables and a playground to make it an afternoon. Get discounts on combination tickets here!
When: 12-8pm carousel, 12-10pm ferris wheel
Where: 137 National Plaza (carousel), 116 Waterfront Street (ferris wheel), both located on same property within walking distance in Oxon Hill
Cost: $7 unlimited carousel rides, adults ride free; $15.50 carousel and wheel combo for kids; ferris wheel prices for 12+ here
PINBALL! (Ages 5+)
Over 29 pinball machines to choose from! Young’n plays pinball while you enjoy some fresh coffee or tea from their Witches Brew Cafe. Or you play pinball, too! See what fun we had at MOM’s Organic Market here!
Where: MOM’s College Park
Cost: Up to you! (Bring dollars/quarters (they have a change machine). Most games are 50 cents to play.)
The Spark! Lab (Best for ages 6+)
This place is full of ways for your budding scientists to test their problem-solving skills with fun, hands-on experiments and more.
Where: National Museum of American History