Memorial Day weekend is around the corner, and with it the unofficial start of summer season. There’s no better way to beat the DC-area heat and humidity than a day splashing and sliding at the water park. From toddlers to teenagers, every kid can enjoy some good, wet fun (and thrills) at these eight water parks near DC in Maryland and Virginia.
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Families in the Washington, DC area are fortunate to have an abundant selection of neighborhood playgrounds and parks for kids to play, explore, and work out their energy. The playgrounds on this list take it a step further with unique themed play equipment, splash pads, mini golf, trains and carousels to amp up the fun.
When you’re looking to spend the whole day at the park, these 15 playgrounds in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are worth the drive.
As spring weather arrives in DC, families are no doubt eager to enjoy the fresh air and let their kids play outside. Parks and playgrounds are great gathering spots for neighbors, and these parks and playgrounds in the DC area all received upgrades in 2020 or will be upgraded by early 2021.
From splash pads to street hockey courts to fun, new playground equipment, these parks have lots of new features for your kids to enjoy. If you're looking for more spring fun in DC, see our rundowns of the best mini-golf courses and family-friendly campgrounds in the area.
Feeling cabin fever from COVID-19, but looking for something besides a hotel? We’ve got you covered with kid-approved camping destinations, all within less than a four hour drive of Washington, DC and at a range of price points to fit any budget.
These locations all have attractions that will appeal to kids and parents alike. Whether you’re an experienced, nature-loving outdoors family or glamping is more your speed, a weekend camping expedition at one of these destinations could be just what you need for a family reset. Let the kids run wild and experience the beauty of our region safely.
Our kids have been through plenty this year, from virtual learning to separation from family and friends. After all that, they deserve an amazing birthday celebration.
If you are looking for a special way to celebrate your kid’s birthday right now, check out our roundup of fun, unique birthday party venues in the DC area that are available for private parties. Whether your child wants to be a ninja for a day, host a fancy tea, or is a budding master chef, there’s a party venue in the area that will make your kid’s day even more special.
Need more inspiration? Take a look at Mommy Poppins DC's list of the best indoor birthday venues and best indoor play places. As always, check venue websites or call to make sure they are currently open and what COVID safety policies are in place.
With COVID-19 transmission rates starting to drop across the region, public indoor spaces are beginning to reopen.
Restrictions have eased across DC, Maryland, and Virginia, allowing some museums and indoor play spaces to reopen. If you and your kids are feeling cabin fever from winter months spent at home, consider a safe visit to one of these museums, historic homes, and indoor attractions.They remain some of our favorite winter break destinations.
Visitors must still wear masks and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all of these locations.