Kids Activities in Fort Washington

Up to 50% Off Bowling for Four or Six

Lord Calvert Lanes

2, Prince Frederick

$43.80 $22

Groups strap on a pair of slip-resistant heels for two games of bowling on automated lane

Up to 41% Off at Great Waves Waterpark

Great Waves Waterpark

Alexandria

$74 $46

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All-access to 20-acre park’s wave and play pools, waterslides, and Paradise Play; optional access to mini-golf course, batting cages

Up to 43% Off Tennis Camp

American Sports Management

Multiple Locations

$385 $229

Students practice "techniques of the day" Monday-Friday as they perform drills, workouts, and competitions

Up to 45% Off Ice Skating at Capital Clubhouse

Capital Clubhouse

Waldorf

$40 $23

An NHL-sized ice arena welcomes skaters of all ages for public skating sessions

Half Off Visit to Berkeley Plantation

Berkeley Plantation

Charles City

$22 $11

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In period garb, guides lead tours of a Georgian mansion built in 1726 follow by self-guided tours of its garden, situated on the James River

50% Off at P. A. Bowen Farmstead

P. A. Bowen Farmstead

Brandywine

$40 $20

1.5-hour walking tours educate guests on the farm’s cheese-making process and methods of naturally raising animals and organic food

48% Off Batting Practice

Koa Sports League

Kensington

$100 $52

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Up to 69% Off Basketball Camp

Better Basketball Academy

Capital Sports Complex

$200 $65

Kids learn how to improve their all-around game with customized drills and instructions

Up to 63% Off Swim Club Membership

Edsall Park Swim Club

Springfield

$70 $35

Membership to a private swim club with a lap/diving pool, a wading pool, and picnic areas with gas grills

Up to 52% Off Martial Arts for Kids

K2 Martial Arts Academy

West Springfield

$290 $139

Tae Kwon Do classes taught by black-belt instructors help kids improve their focus and discipline while staying strong and flexible

Up to 41% Off Waterpark Outings

Atlantis, Pirate's Cove, Ocean Dunes, and Volcano Island Waterparks

Multiple Locations

$48 $29

Themed waterparks feature waterslides, pools, and other recreational activities

Up to Half Off Visits to Historic Gunston Hall

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

$20 $10

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Guided tours through 18th-century Georgian mansion with period furnishings and historical recreated grounds

Up to 51% Off a Youth Baseball Camp or Lesson

Richmond Baseball Academy West

Multiple Locations

$155 $80

Four-day youth baseball camps from an academy that has trained more than 30 MLB draft picks; private lessons focus on individual needs

Up to 51% Off Piano or Singing Lessons

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

$120 $59

Supportive and encouraging teacher for kids and adults in piano and vocal techniques at all skill levels

Up to 57% Off Soccer Training Camp at Arlington Futbol Academy

Arlington Futbol Academy

Arlington Futbol Academy

$300 $129

Kids and Teens improve their skills and play ball under the direction of a passionate coach

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

McFadden's

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

The Kreeger Museum – 50% Off Visits

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

$20 $12

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Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

National Building Museum – Up to 50% Off

National Building Museum

Logan Circle - Shaw

$16 $8

Colossal 19th-century building's array of exhibits explores the principles of architecture, engineering, and design

44% Off Music Lessons

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

$80 $45

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Up to 54% Off Guitar Lessons from Planetary Music

Planetary Music

Redeem from Home

$140 $69

Professional guitar instructors arrive at students' homes to teach them how to play one of the most popular instruments in modern music

45% Off Moonwalk Rental

Bubba's Bounce Houses

Redeem from Home

$375 $206

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44% Off Music Lessons

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

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Up to 63% Off Face Painting

Faces By Jehan

On Location

$214 $99

Professional artist paints your party guests' faces with butterfly wings, superhero masks, and temporary glitter tattoos

Up to 71% Off at National Museum of Civil War Medicine

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

$29 $10

Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon's tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations

Up to 54% Off Bocce League Registration

DC Bocce League

Kalorama Park - Adams Morgan

$60 $29

Glo bocce played on Wednesday nights at Kalorama Park in Adams Morgan features light-up balls and post-game bar time

Up to 50% Off Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington

$30 $15

Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

Up to 47% Off Ivan Amodei Magic Show

Ivan Amodei

The Historic Mayflower Hotel

$85 $45

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Up to 55% Off Scavenger Hunt

United Social Sports

John Marshall Park

$69 $35

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Teams travel around the city, solving puzzles in search of places, objects, and facts before enjoying live music at an afterparty

Up to 57% Off Indoor-Play Outings

MoBu Kids

Falls Church

$64 $29

Indoor playground boasts foam playground, springy gymnastics flooring, and rock-climbing wall

Ultrazone Laser Tag – 50% Off

Ultrazone Laser Tag

Multiple Locations

$19.99 $10

More than 66 players don high-tech vests to stalk opponents in fog-filled battlefield as scores are wirelessly tracked

43% Toward 30 minute Individual Piano Lesson

Alla's Piano Studio

Falls Church

$40 $23

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Up to 55% Off Music Lessons

Falls Church Music Conservatory

Jefferson

$122 $55

Adults and children with a variety of skill levels are invited to learn instruments at this classically focused music school

Up to 51% Off Play Sessions at Kids N Motion

Kids N Motion

Multiple Locations

$18 $10.25

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Soft inflatables help kids propel themselves through the air; elsewhere they race through obstacle courses or conquer a play castle

46% Off August Pool Membership

Adelphi Pool

Hyattsville

$185 $99

Olympic-sized lap pool with an 11-foot deep-diving well and water slide; fenced-in 30'x30' wading pool and play area

35% Off Bounce House Admission

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

Children's play place encourages climbing and exploring across inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses

Up to 46% Off at Go-Kart Track

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

$36 $20

In each race, drivers hug corners and speed on straightaways throughout six laps on the smooth track

50% Off an Educational Play Camp

Great Play

Fairfax

$195 $97

As they play games during camp days, kids hone motor skills, coordination, and other physical skills while having fun

50% Off Summer Sports Camp

On the Mat Sports International

Bethesda

$350 $175

Kids participate in 1.5 to 2.5 hours of tae kwon do per day, play a variety of team sports, make art and craft projects, and go swimming

72% Off Kids' Indoor Play Package

Kidville

Multiple Locations

$143 $42

3 classes in topics like art & music plus 2 passes to a playspace with climbing wall and tumble trak; $50 birthday day party credit included

Sandy Spring Museum – Up to 60% Off Visit

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$10 $5

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

Pump it Up – Up to 50% Off Playtime or Party

Pump It Up

Silver Spring

$40 $20

Kids explore inflatable play areas, build with giant blocks, and engage with interactive games; a party includes playtime and pizza

Up to 63% Off Kids' Camp or Birthday Party

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Olney, MD

$200 $75

Summer camp covers themes of fitness fun & nutrition, science, nature, and art & more; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

Up to 71% Off Lanham Skating Center

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

Up to 47% Off at EcoAdventures

EcoAdventures

Millersville

$15 $9

Super-sized Saturday classes offer a unique, hands-on program with many themes; courses held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

50% Off Camp - Sport

Greenbelt S.i.t.y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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Up to 48% Off Farm to School Healthy Eating Program

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

$249 $129

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

50% Off Laser Tag

Laser Tag Manassas

Manassas

$39.98 $20

Team of two or four indulge in three games of laser tag in arena full of fog, obstacles, and cover

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Manassas Joe's Piano

Bull Run

$120 $66

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Up to 42% Off a Water-Park Packages

Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

Reston

$80 $49

Take in a host of water-park attractions across more than an acre, including a lazy river, volleyball courts, and water slides

Up to 64% Off at BounceU

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and supervised place to play and bounce

Up to 60% Off Bowling with Snacks

Crofton Bowling Centre

Crofton

$73 $29

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Take up residence at one of the bowling alley's 48 lanes, competing against buddies and snacking on popcorn, beer, and soda

Up to 60% Off Sports Day Camp

PowerUP Sports & Training

South Laurel

$250 $99

Sport-specific and general day camps provide summer entertainment and physical activity for kids ages 8 and up

Up to 50% Off Kids' Ropes Course and Ziplining

Terrapin Adventures

Savage - Guilford

$50 $25

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Kids' adventure park with ziplines, ropes course, and 20-foot-tall rock wall

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Eastpoint 10 Cinemas showcases the latest Hollywood blockbusters on screens that face sloped or stadium-style seating. Digital and 3-D projectors entertain audiences with high-resolution images that virtually pop out of the screen, making viewers feel like a part of the film without having to actually fight off bloodthirsty aliens, wicked witches, or Gerard Depardieu. The theater occasionally pairs screenings with special tie-in events, such as karate demonstrations to go along with martial-arts flicks.

6075 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill,
MD
US

More than 150 varieties of wine, beer, and spirits flow freely into souvenir glasses, slaking thirsty throats with unlimited sips as guests nibble artisanal snacks at the National Harbor Wine and Food Festival's tasting stations. More than 100 international wines and local libations activate palates, and guests venture to the tasting theater to take in a seminar from wine pairers and gourmet chefs. Live steel-drum music sets the beachy airwaves quivering as attendees relax in the whiskey-and-bourbon lounge and experts demonstrate how to hand roll cigars, a skill that impresses friends and stops rival spies from secretly filling the cigar with live wolverines.

137 National Plz
Oxon Hill,
MD
US

Its red roof shining from the banks of the Potomac River, historic Mount Vernon bears the torch of gentleman planter and inaugural commander in chief George Washington via the home where he lived for 40 years. It takes about three hours to explore the estate, a visit which begins with a walk through the grounds and a short film before proceeding to a guided tour of the mansion. There, time-travelers visit 1799—the year Washington died—as recreated by preserved original furnishings and detailed reproductions. The home's windows look out on 50 acres of plantation, with 12 original structures, gardens, and a forest trail hemmed with holly and laurel. The museum and education center weaves a rich audio-visual tapestry of the general's life, filled with 23 theaters and galleries and 700 original artifacts that include his famous dentures.

3200 Mt Vernon Memorial Hwy
Alexandria,
VA
US

The Metropolitan School of the Arts—formerly the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center—was founded more than 14 years ago. This multidisciplinary performing-arts organization takes a holistic approach to teaching and encouraging performance-arts skills, creating performance opportunities in dance, music, and theater for a diverse population of students of all ages and abilities. Its students have gone to perform on Broadway, at The Juilliard School, and in highly esteemed companies, such as the Mark Morris Dance Company, The Washington Ballet, and Ford's Theater and Signature Theater. Youth programs include year-round programs in dance, theater, music, music-theater, and acting, as well as a performing-arts program in the summer, all for children as young as 2. Adult classes range from basic to advanced, including ballet, jazz, and tap lessons, plus yoga and ballet-barre fitness workouts.

201 Prince St
Alexandria,
VA
US

Since it was first settled in 1669, and officially established in 1749, the city of Alexandria has played a crucial role in American history. It has existed as a tobacco trading post, a busy port, home to a large free-black community, and a Civil War supply center for Union troops. Famous figures such as George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Mama Cass once claimed it as their hometown. Now, more than 260 years since the town’s first historic buildings were constructed, visitors can tour them year-round—with the aid of interpreters dressed in American colonial and Victorian garb.

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum displays artifacts unearthed from the city’s streets; the Alexandria Black History Museum welcomes visitors into African American heritage exhibits; and the Fort Ward Museum, a preserved Union fort, hosts regular Civil War reenactments and slumber parties. Along the town’s winding streets, visitors can also step over historic thresholds at Lee-Fendall House and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum; Carlyle House Historic Park, a Union hospital during the Civil War; and Gadsby's Tavern Museum, a favored haunt of founding fathers, journalists, and military officers. Historians and staff also bring history into the present through weekly activities such as fencing classes at the tavern, farmers’ markets at Market Square, restoration workshops, 18th century fashion shows, and film screenings.

121 N Fairfax St
Alexandria,
VA
US

Voted No. 4 in the Top 10 Birthday Chains for Kid Birthday Parties in 2010 by Parents magazine, Pump It Up pulses with inflatable play sets and actually encourages kids to bounce off the walls. Within the indoor playground, a stalwart staff oversees the neighborhood of bounce houses and air-filled playthings, such as a classic bounce castle and slick inflatable slide that cushions children's heartfelt reenactments of Cool Runnings. Throughout the week, families can pop in for open play, or tote along their own mini entourage for birthday-party packages complete with private rooms and complimentary invites. Parties come as straightforward packages or as themed events that place the birthday child in structured story adventures where they take on the role of a mighty and clever superhero or pirate captain that drank too much salt water.

109 Post Office Rd
Waldorf,
MD
US