|Great weekend for some fun at Wizard of Oz Playground at Watkins Regional Park!|
Yahoo! The forecast calls for sun this weekend! 😊🌞😊! Get a head-start on making your plans with Route One Fun’s Kids’ Weekend Guide!
Route 1 Corridor’s Kids’ Weekend Guide!
Storytime PopUp! @ The Waterhole
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovation collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s fabulous organic juice & smoothie joint, The Waterhole. Best for 0-5 years old. Curious? Click here for my review of The Waterhole!
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St, Mt Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole’s menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)
Get outside! Head to Bladensburg Waterfront Park (BWP) and explore the 4-mile segment of the Trail connecting the District with BWP! We packed lunches, parked at BWP and then walked the Trail all the way to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. It was lovely! Grab a bit of respite at Kenilworth, maybe eat that lunch you packed and then head back to BWP, where the kids can play/climb/laugh in an old B & O caboose.
When: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Start at BWP, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg
Crafternoon: Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us for an afternoon of making castanets and papales picado. Families welcome!
Where: Hyattsville Library
G.E.A.R. Girls Basketball Tournament (Ages 10-17)
Bring your “A” game and your most competitive team to this 3-on-3 tournament.
Where: Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, Hyattsville
Xtreme Teens: Lip Sync Contest (Ages 10-17)
Join us as we lip-sync to some of your favorite tunes! Let’s see who has what it takes to go home wiht the grand prize!
Where: Berwyn Heights Community Center, Berwyn Heights
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.
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Stories, fingerplays and songs will be presented in Spanish and English.
Where: Hyattsville Library
Mt. Rainier Nature Center
Check out some hands-on exhibits, live animals, educational displays, a play area and more at this fun, free, petite, local site. For a sneak peek, read about our time here! (Tip: Build in some time to check out The Waterhole (organic juice) in Mount Rainier as well as time to play at the adjacent playground! ** Route One Fun reader Megan shared a tip: If you go around feeding time (11:45/12), you might catch them feeding the creatures/animals!
Where: Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place, Mt. Rainier
Learn coding basics with game-based activities that will challenge skills while teaching core concepts of computer science and programming. Limit 14. Register here.
Where: Laurel Library
Join special guest and licensed falconer, Rodney Stotts, as he shares the power of nature through discussions and up close encounters with birds of prey. This is a drop-in program = no registration required. (We’ve done this before and consider it a cool opp to see a huge owl up close and then head outside to explore the Patuxent Research Refuge. Pack a picnic! (No food allowed indoors but plenty of space to eat outside; note that there are no garbage cans on site so plan accordingly.)
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Watkins Regional Park Playground
This. Place. Is Awesome. Truly awesome Wizard of Oz-themed playground where you literally follow the yellow brick road under a rainbow arch as the Scarecrow shows you the way through this amazing playground! Read about our experience here!
When: 9 am – 6 pm
Where: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro
Any time this weekend, check out this really fun and creative playground designed after Berwyn Heights’ earliest residents – a group of Algonquian people known as Nacotchtank. Kiddos will have a blast climbing teepees, in an out of canoes and up and down dream catchers.
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: 8900 56th Avenue, Berwyn Heights