Kids Activities in Hillcrest Heights

The Sweet Spot DC: Red Light Special at Ibiza on Saturday, October 25, at 6 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

The Sweet Spot DC: Red Light Special

Ibiza

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Patriot Center or Verizon Center on March 13 or 14, 2015 (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Multiple Locations

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$76.55 $46

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Chant and Drum in a Rhythm Circle Led by a Pro Musician

Hands-On Drumming Circle

All Souls Unitarian Church

Musician and activist Kristen Arant invites you into a group circle to chant and embrace the therapeutic power of West African drumming

$35 $35

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Fright at the Museum Haunted-House, October 24–November 1 (Up to 40% Off)

National Museum of Crime and Punishment- Fright at the Museum

Downtown

Brave vsitors enter a haunted house themed around the criminally insane

$30 $18

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All-Day Admission for Two Kids or Birthday Party for Up to Seven Kids at Be With Me Playseum (Up to 36% Off)

Be With Me Playseum

Multiple Locations

Kids use play money to buy toys and activities in shops; fun experience that also teaches them how the real world works; ages 1–11

$14 $9

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Museum Visits for Two or Four Adults or StoryTime for Two Children at The Kreeger Museum (50% Off)

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

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

$20 $12

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Wax-Museum Visit for One or Two at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. (Up to 45% Off)

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

MADAME TUSSAUDS

Stand face-to-face with wax-made cultural figures, sports stars, and all 44 US presidents

$22.79 $13

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International Spy Museum for One, Two, or Four (Up to 46% Off)

International Spy Museum

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Centuries of international espionage history told through multimedia exhibits such as Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains

$21.95 $12

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$13 for $20 Groupon — Baby Loves Disco DMV LLC

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Trinidad - Langston

From the merchant: The Rock and Roll Hotel becomes a child proof “day club” providing a dance party, healthy snacks and activities.

$20 $13

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Visit for Two or Four to the National Building Museum (Up to 50% Off)

National Building Museum

Logan Circle - Shaw

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

$16 $8

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$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Turn 2 Notes

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$80 $45

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Two or Four 60-Minute Guitar Lessons from Planetary Music (Up to 54% Off)

Planetary Music

Redeem from Home

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

$140 $69

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$206 for $375 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — Bubba's Bounce Houses

Bubba's Bounce Houses

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$375 $206

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$39 for 1-Hour Music Lesson $70 — Love Music Lessons

Love Music Lessons

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$70 $39

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Admission for Two or Four at National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Up to 71% Off)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

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

$29 $10

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Laser Tag Games for Two, Four, or Six, or a Two-Hour Laser Tag Party at Wilson Ennis Clubhouse (Up to 67% Off)

Wilson Ennis Clubhouse

Huntingtown

Players wield laser guns to target and tag one another in an arena; a party includes unlimited games of laser tag and drinks

$40 $15

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Two Games of Bowling for Up to Four or Six Including Shoe Rental at Lord Calvert Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Lord Calvert Lanes

2, Prince Frederick

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

$43.80 $22

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Four Piano or Singing Lessons at Melody Sons Music Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

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

$120 $59

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One Hour of Bouncing for Two at Z Bounce (35% Off). Three Locations Available.

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

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

$19.98 $13

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6 or 12 Go-Kart Races at Go-Kart Track (Up to 46% Off)

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

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

$36 $20

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$35 for One 10-Punch Open-Jump Pass at Pump It Up ($80 Value)

Pump It Up of Lanham-Bowie

Lanham

Inflatable slides, obstacles, and other attractions safely located in an indoor, climate-controlled environment

$80 $35

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Up to 71% Off Ice Skating — Lanham Skating Center; Valid Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

$28 $8

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Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

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

$10 $5

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One-Month After-School Program or At-Home Birthday Party from Funfit's Organically Grown Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Sandy Spring

After-school program includes fitness and nutrition activities, art, and homework time; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

$480 $199

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$23 for $40 Toward 30 minute Individual Piano Lesson — Alla's Piano Studio

Alla's Piano Studio

Falls Church

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $23

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Two or Four Music Lessons at Falls Church Music Conservatory (Up to 55% Off)

Falls Church Music Conservatory

Jefferson

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

$122 $55

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2 Weeks in the K2 PowerHouse After-School Program for 1, 2, or 3 Kids at K2 Martial Arts Academy (Up to 61% Off)

K2 Martial Arts Academy

West Springfield

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

$290 $112

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Bach To Rock (66% Off)

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

Students can choose from one of 14 instruments, including voice; instructors use a social approach to get kids motivated to practice

$88 $30

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Inc.

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

Greenbelt

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

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On-the-Farm or On-Location Farm to School Healthy Eating Program for Kids Aged 3–12 from C & E Farm (Up to 48% Off)

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

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

$249 $129

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$52 for $100 Worth of Batting Practice — Koa Sports League

Koa Sports League

Kensington

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $52

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Two Games of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Six at The Castle Laser Tag (Up to 45% Off)

The Castle Laser Tag

Bowie

Multi-level, castle-themed arena filled with fog, lights, and sound

$29.90 $17

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$48 for Canopy Zip-Line Tour at Virginia Canopy Tours ($84 Value)

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

Canopy tours last around 2.5 hours and include 8 zip-lines, rappelling, a nature walk, and a picturesque education on the Shenandoah Valley

$84 $48

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Berkeley Plantation Visit for Two or Four (Half Off)

Berkeley Plantation

Charles City

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

$22 $11

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Farm Tour for Two Adults or a Family of Four and $10 Voucher to the Farm Store at P. A. Bowen Farmstead (50% Off)

P. A. Bowen Farmstead

Brandywine

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

$40 $20

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$43 for a Three-Hour Intro to Pottery-Wheel Workshop at Kiln & Co. ($100 Value)

Kiln & Co.

Vienna

The three-hour pottery workshop for all ages is taught by experienced ceramic artists and includes a follow-up visit to paint pieces

$100 $43

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Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults at Gunston Hall (Up to Half Off)

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

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

$20 $10

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$10 for Ice Skating Admission for Two at Fairfax Ice Arena (Up to $17 value)

Fairfax Ice Arena

Fairfax

Long-running ice arena offers public skating, lessons, and leagues, as well as a pro shop and onsite café

$17 $10

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Open Play Sessions at Kids N Motion (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Kids N Motion

Potomac Mills

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

$18 $10.25

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Open Play for Two or Four, or Party Package for Up to 15 at Kid Junction (Up to 43% Off)

Kid Junction

Chantilly

Tykes gambol about a two-story, indoor jungle gym or build their fine motor skills at an arcade designed for younger children

$12.20 $7

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At Rivertowne 12 Cinemas, children’s films, supernatural thrillers, comedies, and superhero blockbusters all share equal billing. Twelve auditoriums light their silver screens with 3D and digital projections, carrying audience members to other worlds so they don't blow their savings accounts while trying to make a space elevator.

6075 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill,
MD
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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

It?s 1:29 p.m. and the wave pool at Great Waves Waterpark has been calm for nine minutes. The mood on the surface, however, is anything but. An anticipatory energy has been transmitted through the water as sunbathers migrate from the sun deck, giddy youngsters from the various kids? areas, and thrill seekers from one of the park?s waterslides. The anticipation ends at 1:30 p.m. when three 80-horsepower motors begin to churn the large fans that whip the pool?s 475,000 gallons of water into waves as high as four feet for 10 minutes. This increment of waves?10 minutes on, 10 minutes off?runs like clockwork at the 20-acre facility, which also features dry attractions such as miniature golf, batting cages, and grassy areas for practicing the backstroke.

In addition to offering sun-soaked thrills of simulated waves, the park's Paradise Play boasts 30-foot slides, pogo sticks, rock walls, and a non-aqueous playground area. A faux beach with sand invites revelers to unwind while snacking on a funnel cake purchased from Riptide Caf?, while a nearby play pool with pint-sized slides lets little riders get into the summertime mix. After a full day of sliding and swimming, guests may purchase souvenirs from the Shark Shack gift shop.

4001 Eisenhower Avenue
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