The Playful Summer Series is a program was created by The Playful Parent to encourage learning through play and to provide opportunities for family bonding. Free or majorly discounted programs have been planned to help make summer fun more affordable and easy to access.


Summer Luau

Date: June 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD

Details: Let’s celebrate the start of summer with a pool party. Join us at the best aquatic center in Maryland for a splashing good time. Little ones are sure to enjoy the slides and water features not to mention prizes and giveaways!

Cost: Free adult admission with the purchase of kids admission


Family Fun Night

Date: June 16, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Blue Crabs Stadium

Details: Enjoy a night at the Blue Crabs and have a ball at Family Fun Night!

Cost: $3 discount off tickets/$2 discount off kid zone wrist bands


Fossils & Friends

Date: July 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Calvert Marine Museum

Details: Tour the Calvert Marine Museum with friends. Enjoy exploring the museum followed by a meet up for lunch and story time afterwards.

Cost: Discounted admission


Alice & Wonderland Tea Party

Date: July 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: La Plata Town Hall

Details: The town of La Plata hosts children’s shows throughout the summer. The Playful Parent will be at the Alice & Wonderland Show to provide snacks and refreshments, activities to advocate the importance of reading and give out prizes!

Cost: FREE


STEM Program

Date: July 25, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Patuxent Air Museum

Details: Join The Playful Parent for a tour around the Patuxent Air Museum and meet up afterwards for a snack and STEM activities.

Cost: Discounted admission

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A is for Astronomy

Date: August 3, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: James E Richmond Science Center

Details: Enjoy a night dedicated to astronomy. There will be engaging activities followed by a full dome show in the planetarium.

Cost: Discounted Admission


Fun in the Forest

Date: August 10, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Annmarie Garden

Details: Enjoy a walk through the gardens followed by playing on the nature inspired playground with friends.

Cost: Discounted Admission