INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
Date: OPEN DAILY
Time: ALL DAY
Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
Age Group: All Ages
Date: Every Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Crain Highway, White Plains, MD
Details: Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Visit their website or Facebook Page to find out about special seasonal Toddler Time Events
Event Type: Parent/child
Age Group: Walking to 5 years old
Registration: Walk-in welcome!
Cost: $10 Toddler, $8 Additional Toddler, $7 Parent
Information: SKYZONE TODDLER TIME LINK
DROP IN FREE PLAY
Date: TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Description: Come join Unique Gym for their drop in free play. Lots of fun for your little ones including, obstacle courses, foam pit, trampoline time. These are just some of the activities your child will enjoy. Parent participation is required during floor activities. No registration required to participate in the fun.
Location: Unique Sports Academy
Event Type: Parent/Child
Age Group(s): 2-5
Registration: Not Required
Cost: $5 for one hour/ $10 for two hours per child.
More Information: www.uniquesportsacademy.com
Date: NOVEMBER 13-16, 2018
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM Daily
Location: Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore, MD
Details: Discovery Week features opportunities and programs designed especially for children with special needs. Children of all abilities are invited to play, learn and explore together in a safe, inclusive environment during this fun week filled with special sensory activities, story times and performances.
Date: Most Tuesday’s & Thursday’s (Always Check first)
Time: 11:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Pump it Up Waldorf
Details: Vome enjoy a special open jump available for children and parents that home school. Come join us at Pump It Up for a few hours of jumping, socialization, and creative time. Be sure to call ahead!
HOME SCHOOL HANG OUT
Date: 9/11 & 10/9
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: PD Brown Library
Details: Come hangout with other homeschoolers and chat or exchange resources. Make contacts and explore opportunities available in the area.
Age Group: School Age
Event Type: Library
LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Weekly hours: Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.
**Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**
Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/
Youth & Teen Drop-In
Open style sports and semi-organized games. Registration form with parental consent required each school year. Sign-in by youth required each day of participation. Dates and times subject to change. Contact the center for schedule changes.
|Age 8-10||Wade||M/W||Sep 5-Nov 19||4:00-5:30p|
|Age 8-13||Somers||M/W||Sep 5-Nov 19||4:00-6:00p|
|Stoddert||M/W||Sep 5-Nov 19||4:00-6:00p|
|Hanson||M/W||Sep 5-Nov 19||4:00-6:00p|
|Henson||M/W||Sep 5-Nov 19||4:00-6:00p|
|Smallwood||M/W||Sep 5-Nov 19||4:00-6:00p|
|Piccowaxen||W||Sep 5-Nov 14||4:00-6:00p|
|Age 11-14||Wade||Tu/Th||Sep 4-Nov 20||4:00-5:30p|
|Davis||M/W||Sep 5-Nov 19||4:00-6:00p|
|Age 14-17||Davis||Tu/Th||Sep 4-Now 20||4:00-6:00p|
|Piccowaxen||Tu/Th||Sep 4-Nov 20||4:00-6:00p|
|Smallwood||Tu/Th||Sep 4-Nov 20||4:00-6:00p|
|Stoddert||Tu/Th||Sep 4-Nov 20||4:00-6:00p|
|Hanson||Tu||Sep 4-Nov 20||4:00-6:00p|
|Somers||Tu||Sep 4-Nov 20||4:00-6:00p|
|Henson||Th||Sep 4-Nov 20||4:00-6:00p|
|Davis||F||Sep 7-Nov 16||4:00-6:00p|
|Somers||F||Sep 7-Nov 16||4:00-6:00p|
|Stoddert||F||Sep 7-Nov 16||4:00-6:00p|
|Stoddert||Sa||Sep 22-Nov 17||Noon-2:00p|
|Girls – Age 8-13||Mattawoman||M/W||Sep 5-Nov 19||4:00-6:00p|
|Girls – Age 14-17||Mattawoman||Tu/Th||Sep 4-Nov 20||7:30-9:00p|
|Somers||Th||Sep 6-Nov 15||7:30-9:00p|
Cost: $3 Drop-In (RECPASS)
FREE FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT
Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 5-7 PM
Location: Scary Strokes Mini Golf Facility
Details: This is a Playful Parent sponsored event. Please come out to play board games with family and friends. I will bring my library of over 50 games for guests to check out. There will be giveaways and door prizes too!!!
Event Type:Family Fun
Age Group: All Ages (Games available for ages 2 – 100 years old )
Cost: FREE (Golf and arcade cost extra)
KIDS NIGHT- TEXAS ROADHOUSE
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Texas Roadhouse, La Plata, MD
Description: Round up the lil’ Roadies and join us for our Legendary Kid’s Night:
$1.99 Kid’s Meal, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Arts & Crafts, Andy Armadillo and THE
Balloon Nerd!!! Kid’s Night is a ton of fun for the whole family so mosey on down to Texas Roadhouse! Please contact us at the restaurant to learn more specific details about this exciting night. *Limit 2 offers per 1 Adult Entree Purchased. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offer. Valid at this location only. Not valid on holidays.*
Age: All Ages
Cost: Activities free, kids meals $1.99, Adult entrees see menu
SEWING LOUNGE- TEEN
Date: November 13, 20-18
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: CCPL / West Branch
Details: Is sewing your thing, but you don’t have a sewing machine or don’t have a sewing space to start creating? Come to our Sewing Lounge! We’ll have our three machines ready for you to start on your new project. First-come, first-served.
Event Type: Library/ Teen
Age Group: 14+
Details: A magical thing will happen when your child joins the Children’s Voices of Southern Maryland. They will come because they like to sing. But they will stay because they will gain so much more. Children flourish when they become choristers. Their confidence increases. Their ability to work in a group improves. Even their study habits and grades get better. But the best thing of all is that they love it.
FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
Date: Monday – Friday
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
Event Type: Performance/Concert
Age Group: All Ages
Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK
INTRO TO 3D PRINTING
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: CCPL / West Branch
Details: Create a simple design using our 3D printer!
Event Type: Library
Age Group: Recommended for ages 12-18
Details: Toddlers love getting creative and messy! Explore your toddler’s artistic abilities as they create their own masterpiece. All supplies provided. Adult participation required. Registration strongly recommended.
Online Registration: http://bit.ly/2OTBlv1
Resident Fee: $12 • Non-Resident: $14
Welcome to The Playful Parent! My name is Kristy and I am a mother of two energetic boys. I believe that children learn through play! I love to do fun things with my children and hope that sharing our adventures provides other families with inspiration and resources that lead to quality time together and a love for learning! I started this site so parents would have a family friendly place to come to, feel supported and leave with information that is useful. This site is kept advertisement and influence free in order to keep the site from clutter and non-bias opinion. since it is non-monetized and profit free; your feedback, likes and comments on social media is how I get support from other companies to provide the community with free events and information.
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