Kids Activities in Saint Charles

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

$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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Fall Festival and Maze for Two or Four at Zekiah Farms (Up to 41% Off)

Zekiah Farms

Waldorf

$16 $11

Traverse over 3 miles of pathways in a 10-acre maze and then check out a fall fest with rides, games, and activities for the whole family

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

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

$84 $48

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

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

$40 $15

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

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

$43.80 $22

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

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

Koa Sports League

Kensington

$100 $52

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

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

$20 $10

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

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

$290 $112

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

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

Kids N Motion

Potomac Mills

$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

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

McFadden's

$90 $45

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

Follow an Art Curator Through D.C.’s Contemporary Galleries

Contemporary Art Gallery Tour

Dupont Circle

$40 $40

Art curator and enthusiast Roxanne Goldberg leads a tour of local contemporary art galleries, discussing their works along the way

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

Hands-On Drumming Circle

All Souls Unitarian Church

$35 $35

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

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

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

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

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

MADAME TUSSAUDS

$22.79 $13

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

Visit for Two or Four to the 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

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

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

$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

$140 $69

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

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

Bubba's Bounce Houses

Redeem from Home

$375 $206

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

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

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2 Hours of Face Painting with Option for Glitter Tattoos for Up to 30 Guests from Faces By Jehan (Up to 63% Off)

Faces By Jehan

On Location

$214 $99

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

Two Private Music Lessons from Études (44% Off)

Études

Georgetown

$90 $50

With two introductory piano lessons, your child can begin developing a lifelong love of music!

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

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

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

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

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

Alla's Piano Studio

Falls Church

$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

$122 $55

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

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

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

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

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

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

$36 $20

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

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

Pump It Up of Lanham-Bowie

Lanham

$80 $35

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

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

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

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

The Castle Laser Tag

Bowie

$29.90 $17

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

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

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

$88 $30

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

$50 for a Three-Hour Intro to Pottery-Wheel Workshop at Kiln & Co. ($100 Value)

Kiln & Co.

Vienna

$100 $50

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

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

$10 $5

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

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

$480 $199

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

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

$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

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

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

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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$66 for $120 Groupon — Manassas Joe's Piano

Manassas Joe's Piano

Bull Run

$120 $66

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Four Private Music Lessons from Sky Music Instruction LLC (41% Off)

Sky Music Instruction

Centreville

$120 $71

Offering comprehensive guitar and voice instruction; lessons include technique, theory, and ear training

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

Kid Junction

Chantilly

$12.20 $7

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

$43 for $85 Worth of Music Lessons — Stafford Regional Handbell Society

Stafford Regional Handbell Society

Fredericksburg

$85 $43

After-school music instruction through handbell techniques and rhythm in a fun, group environment; for kids in grades 2–8

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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

For 350 years, the Middleton family has proudly worked the 280 acres of Cedar Hill Farm. Their fields used to be only sewn with tobacco and corn, but now, the Middletons have carved out space for their annual fall festivities. In their 6-acre corn field, they've devised a maze where guests can test their navigation skills through towering stalks of corn. They've also summoned the Great Pumpkin to endow them with a pumpkin patch filled with jack-o-lantern-ready gourds, accessible via a rumbling 30-minute hayride. Nearby, farm animals await to meet families, so kids can finally learn about country life from someone other than an imaginary scarecrow friend.

13070 Legacy Farm Place
Waldorf,
MD
US

Colleen Seely, a horse trainer and judge for local equestrian shows, channels her love for the gentle creatures into Fox Pointe Farm, L.L.C., which she opened in 2005. The 27-acre expanse houses two arenas—one lighted with professional footing and the other sandier than a hermit crab's beach house—as well as two barns' worth of stables, grassy pastures, trails, and a swimming pool. Within the tranquil setting, Colleen and her staff train and board steeds for showing at local venues or the farm's own school. Focus shifts from horses to riders during lessons for all ages and abilities, in addition to summer camps for avid athletes. Some overnight camps span an entire week, during which 10 girls bunk in the air-conditioned Fox Den cabin after a day of riding.

5205 Wildlife Ridge Trl
Quinton,
VA
US

At Chesapeake Beach Water Park, guests swiftly wind down eight curling waterslides, skimming through fast-paced twists and gravity-defying turns before shooting out into the pool's calm, cerulean waters. A league of EMT-trained, certified lifeguards watch over the waters, ensuring visitors stay safe as they romp through the beach-like lagoon and the kids' activity pool. Glistening streams flow over picturesque rock faces, splashing onto guests as they float lazily beneath on complimentary rented tubes or pet sea monsters brought from home.

Those who've tired themselves out with daylong Marco Polo matches can sunbathe on lounge chairs on the expansive decks, or walk to the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa to rejuvenate. Further connecting with the community, the park supports local organizations such as Relay for Life, the Red Cross blood drive, and Great Dane Rescue.

4079 Gordon Stinnett Avenue
Chesapeake Beach,
MD
US

  • Number of Lanes: 22
  • A Party Destination: Lord Calvert Lanes hosts corporate events as well as birthday parties that include bowling, shoe rental, soda, and food
  • Feature That Would Blow the Actual Lord Calvert's Mind: laser-light bowling, which happens every Friday night starting at 10 p.m.
  • Non-Bowling Amenities: arcade; restaurant
  • Midframe Snacks: philly cheesesteak sub; funnel-cake fries

2275 Solomons Island Rd.
Huntingtown,
MD
US

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
US