The Playful Summer Series was created to encourage learning through play and to promote family bonding. The Playful Parent put together an awesome list of activities for families that are either free or majorly discounted to help make summer fun more affordable and easy to access. If you have questions about the events please email The Playful Parent at theplayfulparent@yahoo.com. Email or visit The Playful Parent Facebook Page to RSVP for events- . Registration is not required for these events but helps with planning.

All Aboard

Date: June 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: La Plata Train Museum

Details: “All Aboard!” Join us for a fun morning at the La Plata Train Museum for story time, craft, activities and exclusive tours of the red caboose and train museum open special just for this event. This is a fun way to learn all about the rich history trains have in the little town of La Plata. (FREE)

Summer Luau

Date: June 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Edward T . Hall Aquatic Center

Details: What better way to celebrate the summer than with a Luau! Come out for a splashing good time. If you haven’t been to the Aquatic Center before be prepared to have fun in the kid’s zone that has four water slides and water features that are sure to keep everyone entertained for hours. Admission is discounted for all Playful Parent Fans. There will also be fun giveaways and prizes.

Family Night

Date: June 16, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Blue Crabs Stadium

Details: Make memories and summer family traditions that last a life time. Enjoy attending a Blue Crabs baseball game at a great discount. All Playful Parent fans get $10 admission instead of $13 plus kids get $5 wrist bands to play in the kids area.

Fossils & Friends

Date: July 6, 2017

Time: 10 AM

Location: Calvert Marine Museum

Details: Learn all about fossils at the Calvert Marine Museum. The Playful Parent and the Calvert Marine Museum are putting together an exceptional program. Admission is discounted for Playful Parent Fans.

Alice & Wonderland Tea Party

Date: July 11, 2017

Time: 10 AM

Location: La Plata Town Hall

Details: The Town of La Plata is hosting a puppet show and The Playful Parent will be providing refreshments. This event is FREE!

Flight STEM Program

Date: July 25, 2017

Time: 10 AM

Location: Patuxent Air Museum

Details: Come out and explore the Patuxent Air Museum as well as participate in engaging and educational activities that promote science, technology, engineering and math.

Fun in the Forest

Date: August 1, 2017

Time: 10 AM

Location: Annmarie Garden

Details: Enjoy frolicking through the forest to admire the artwork in the sculpture garden and play on the playground. Annmarie Garden is offering Playful Parents a special discount.

A is for Astronomy

Date: August 10, 2017

Time: TBD

Location: James E Richmond Science Center

Details: Catch a show on the Full Dome Screen at James E Richmond Science Center’s Planetarium. The Playful Parent will offer information about the solar eclipse as well as hand out prizes and giveaways.

Circus Training

Date: August 29th

Time: 9 AM

Location: My Gym

Details: Let’s have some fun clowning around at MyGym where your little one will have a chance to let out energy and explore different skill stations that will prepare them for the circus. There will also be face painting and snacks all for just $10 per kid and $8 for siblings.

***The Playful Parent is not paid to advertise for partnerships. The Playful Summer series was put in place to provide families with a fun way to celebrate learning through play. I will be updating this page through out the summer to include more information.***