Happy Halloween Week, Route 1 Kids & Fams & Buds! And now for the weekend! The weather’s supposed to be good so take advantage and enjoy some outdoor fun with the ideas below. Indoors more your thing? Got you covered, too! Check out all the fun for Route 1 Kids below!
Many thanks to this Weekend Guide’s Sponsor!
Patuxent Research Refuge
Explore the exhibits, take your pick of any of the activities on the “Family Adventure Cart,” Scavenger Hunt, Bug Kits, Field Guides, etc. Our time here: Patuxent Research Refuge here!
Where: 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Ready 2 Read Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Storytime pop up at a local juice bar. Let the library come to you! They’ll read stories & sing songs. You’ll end the week on a high note!
Where: The Waterhole, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!, juice sold separately
Looking for some fab family fun? You got it right here. Take your beautiful self to Watkins & enjoy a hayride through the colorful Autumn panorama. Pics, please!
Where: Old Maryland Farm, Upper Marlboro
STEM for Families (Ages 5-12)
Learn by doing at this drop-in workshop. Their hands-on experiments & activities will have you exploring science, technology, engineering & math in no time!
Where: Upper Marlboro Library, Upper Marlboro
Family Movie Night
Make it a movie night this Friday w/ the fam. Pajamas & cozy blankets encouraged! Concession sales will benefit Mount Rainier Elementary PTO.
Where: Mount Rainier Elementary School, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!, concessions for sale
Enter for your chance to win TWO tickets to see RENT at the National Theatre!
The weather should be delightful for exploring the Bonsai Musem, the National Columns, frolick along the beautiful paths and more. Travel tips and more on our visit to the National Arboretum here.
Where: 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002
Jug Bay 10K/5K Run for Wildlife & 3K Fun Walk
Come join the fun at this benefit race & preserve the Patuxent River’s wildlife through projects, research & education. Over 3,500 acres of natural beauty in the watershed worth protecting!
Where: Patuxent River Park, Laurel
Cub Corner (Ages 0-5)
Calling all little aviators! Betcha wanna hear a flight-themed story followed by a craft activity that you get to take home? Perfect outing for our little learners w/ dreams of soaring high!
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Cost: Free! w/ museum admission
Families: Instant 3D Prints (Ages 5-12)
This is what cool is, my friends. 😉 Making your own rapid prototype of a robot face using thermoforming. You’ll get to take home your squishy foam 3-D designs!
Where: Greenbelt Library Auditorium, Greenbelt
Nationals Championship Parade
The parade begins at the corner of Constitution & 15th Street NW. The parade will then proceed east along Constitution Avenue and end on Pennsylvania Avenue NW at Third Street NW, where there will be a team rally.
Where: See above
Drum Circle w/ Katy Gaughan (All Ages)
Have fun w/ the community while making awesome music in a drum circle. Guaranteed to relieve stress & release those endorphins! Facilitator will provide world drums or bring your own!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food and drink sold separately
Celebrate the culture of Bulgaria through creative projects, performances & food. Kids can make a scary Kukeri mask, build a traditional Bulgarian house, learn cross stitch & more! Live performances include dance, poetry reading & interactive presentation.
Where: KID Museum, Bethesda
Cost: $12/child (includes 2 adults)
Fall Colors Walk
Get the kids moving outdoors on this nature hike & enjoy the warm colors of fall foliage. All levels welcome on this 1.4 mile hike!
Where: Greenbelt National Park (Meet @ HQ), Greenbelt
Children’s Fall Harvest Day
Exciting fall activities await you. Snack on goodies from the fall harvest, play games & take home crafts!
Where: Laurel Historical Society & Museum, Laurel
Cost: $3 suggested donation
A mashup of Dr. Seuss’s most popular songs in a musical. Colorful costumes & vivid stage. “Oh, the thinks you can think” in this unforgettable musical caper!
Where: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville
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