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Things To Do With Kids in Waldorf

Before Waldorf coined its current name, the area was a rural crossroads with a train station known as Beantown. In 1880, the town was renamed and later flourished through the tobacco industry in the mid-90s. Learn about the rich history of Waldorf at the American Indian Cultural Center and the Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum. Many Waldorf residents commute to Washington D.C. for work. Save yourself from more time spent on the road with dozens of fun kids activities right here in Waldorf.

Plan an unforgettable afternoon in Waldorf with outdoor activities, top-rated restaurants, sporting events, and other kid-friendly entertainment. Some of the kid-friendly things to do in Waldorf include:

  • Watching wildlife, fishing at the pier, hiking nature trails, wetlands, meadows, and woodlands at Piscataway Park
  • Seeing a family show at Tantallon Community Players
  • Horseback riding at Piscataway Riding Stables
  • Catching a game at Regency Furniture Stadium
  • Eating at local favorite Lefty’s Barbeque

Take the whole family shopping, hiking, bird watching, or to one of the beautiful Waldorf city parks. If you’re looking for something fun to do, try:

  • Shopping at St. Charles Town Centre
  • Hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and more at Cedarville State Forest
  • Walking around Hampshire Lake, or fishing if weather permits
  • Watching birds, reptiles, rabbits and more at Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton
  • A picnic at Tinkers Creek Stream Valley Park

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Waldorf has a unique, interesting history showcased through museums and historic homes throughout the city. Check out sightseeing attractions and other free things to do with kids in Waldorf:

  • Visit Dr. Samuel Mudd’s historic farm house and museum
  • The National Colonial Farm is another historic farm museum demonstrating 18th century farm life in Waldorf
  • Check out Surratt House, the historic house museum in Clinton
  • Rent and ride bikes along part of the 290-mile long Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail on the Potomac River
  • Score a free meal for the kids at The All American Steakhouse anytime Tuesdays with an adult meal purchase

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Book an afternoon of entertainment for the kids at one of Waldorf’s amusement centers, interactive farms, or museums. Other fun things to do with kids in and near Waldorf include:

  • Pick your own pumpkins, strawberries, and more at Shlagel Farms
  • Play rounds of mini-golf at Scary Strokes
  • Head to Sky Zone in White Plains just 10 minutes away
  • Bring the kids to open jump at Pump it Up or book an event
  • Score discounted admission to the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

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Groups might have a hard time choosing between all the fun activities in Waldorf. From river excursions to impromptu soccer games, Waldorf is full of group activities for the whole family. Find more fun things to do with groups below:

  • Book outdoor adventures with Atlantic Kayak in Fort Washington
  • Take a boat ride out of the Fort Washington Marina
  • Reserve private charters and book sightseeing tours with Fort Washington Potomac River Tours
  • Bowl, join a league, or schedule an event at the Brunswick Zone
  • Play a game of soccer at Pinefield Community Park

Showing the kids a good time is always a day well spent, but doing so in an educational manner can be a challenge. Make today learning-focused with these fun, educational activities in Waldorf:

  • Show the kids around the nation’s capital with DC Youth Tours
  • Sign up for Charles County Public Schools Summer Enrichment Camps
  • Reserve a spot at camp TLE in the summertime at The Learning Experience
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Piscataway tribe at the American Indian Cultural Center
  • Plan a visit to the Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Save big on guitar and piano lessons at The Guitar Lab in Falls Church or Learn Now Music where instructors come to you! Browse other creative and performing arts classes for kids in Waldorf:

  • Save on Kids' Paint and Pizza for one or two at Monet Gogh Sip & Spa
  • Buy one month of unlimited martial arts classes at Royal Martial Arts
  • Practice your dance skills at Elite Gymnastics & Academy of Dance
  • Sign up for ballet and yoga for kids and adults at The Studio Cooperative
  • Register for music lessons at Neil Puzon Music Studio

Some days in Waldorf are better spent indoors. Fortunately, the city is loaded with kid-friendly activities like ice skating and tumbling classes. Next rainy day check out these fun things to do with kids:

  • Unleash your competitive sides at AMF Waldorf Lanes Bowling
  • Spend the afternoon ice skating at Capital Clubhouse
  • Play games and win prizes at Chuck E. Cheese’s
  • Catch the latest blockbuster at AMC St. Charles Town Center 9
  • Enroll in gymnastics classes at My Gym