***ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK WITH EVENTS FOR DATES, TIMES AND INFORMATION. SOMETIMES THEY CHANGE OR ARE CANCELED WITHOUT NOTIFICATION TO THE PLAYFUL PARENT***

< 2020 >
January 01 - January 04
  • 01
    01.January.Wednesday

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/01/2020

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    Date: Everyday December 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (CLOSED Dec 24 & 25)

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Piney Point Light House Museum

    Details: Enjoy a family friendly holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper’s quarters. This year’s theme is “A Very Retro Christmas” where visitors can see “retro” exhibits featuring holidays over the years. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Cost: Adults -$7.00; seniors, students and military – $3.50 and 5 years and under – FREE

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/01/2020

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS

    Date: December 1-January 5 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas)

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD

    Details: Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls (like Barbie, American Girl and more), classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting and recapture or share your youth by running the model trains.

    This year’s exhibit will be all about Christmases in St. Mary’s County and how it has been celebrated by locals in the past. Visitors can try their hand as a conductor by running some of the model trains, play with dolls, write Santa a letter, read a Christmas story, and more.

    The Black-eyed Susan Doll Club of Southern Maryland will have collections of antique and modern dolls on display. The life-like, hand-crafted felt creations of doll maker, R. John Wright,will be featured. There will also be an exhibit highlighting popular dolls and from the Victorian Era,1920’s, 1950’s and 1980’s.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus will setup their train-set and dollhouses for the Christmas season.

    Look for “Holiday Touch Zones.” Operate an O scale and a G scale Lionel train sets. Touch and learn about the different types of dolls children played with long go.

    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under

    Link

    GLOW JUMP- PUMP IT UP

    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    01/01/2020

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK

    5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    01/01/2020

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK

    Date: November 29, 2019-January 1, 2020

    Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Location: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

    Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.

    Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 02
    02.January.Thursday

    TODDLER TIME - SKYZONE SCHEDULE

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/02/2020

    TODDLER TIME – SKYZONE  SCHEDULE

    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

    SKYZONE TODDLER TIME LINK

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/02/2020

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS

    Date: December 1-January 5 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas)

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD

    Details: Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls (like Barbie, American Girl and more), classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting and recapture or share your youth by running the model trains.

    This year’s exhibit will be all about Christmases in St. Mary’s County and how it has been celebrated by locals in the past. Visitors can try their hand as a conductor by running some of the model trains, play with dolls, write Santa a letter, read a Christmas story, and more.

    The Black-eyed Susan Doll Club of Southern Maryland will have collections of antique and modern dolls on display. The life-like, hand-crafted felt creations of doll maker, R. John Wright,will be featured. There will also be an exhibit highlighting popular dolls and from the Victorian Era,1920’s, 1950’s and 1980’s.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus will setup their train-set and dollhouses for the Christmas season.

    Look for “Holiday Touch Zones.” Operate an O scale and a G scale Lionel train sets. Touch and learn about the different types of dolls children played with long go.

    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under

    Link

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/02/2020

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    Date: Everyday December 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (CLOSED Dec 24 & 25)

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Piney Point Light House Museum

    Details: Enjoy a family friendly holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper’s quarters. This year’s theme is “A Very Retro Christmas” where visitors can see “retro” exhibits featuring holidays over the years. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Cost: Adults -$7.00; seniors, students and military – $3.50 and 5 years and under – FREE

    LETS LEARN SPANISH!

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    01/02/2020
    WALDORF WEST LIBRARY
    10405 Odonnell Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    LETS LEARN SPANISH STORYTIME
    Date: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH – 2020 SCHEDULE
    Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Waldorf West Library
    Details: Let’s learn Spanish together! Enjoy an English based storytime with some added Spanish words and watch as our Spanish vocabulary grows. We’ll read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. It will be fantástico!
    Event Type: Family Storytime
    Age Group: 3 – 5
    CCPL CALENDAR LINK

    STEM CLUB

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    01/02/2020

    STEM CLUB

    Date: Thursday, January 02, 2020

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Library – Potomac Branch

    Details: Join us for fun, learning, and socializing as we explore STEM themes. In January we will be learning about Cells and Microscopes!

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: Recommended for ages 6-11

    Cost: FREE

     Register Link

    TEEN FILM CLUB

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    01/02/2020

    TEEN FILM CLUB

    Date: Thursday, January 02, 2020

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Location: Charles County Library – Waldorf West Branch

    Details: Film Club is dedicated to learning and actively participating in the filmmaking process. We will progressively go through the process of writing scripts, pre-production, filming, and post production of movies, including promotional projects for the library Recommended for ages 12+.

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: 12-18

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 03
    03.January.Friday

    TOTSICLES

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    01/03/2020
    CAPITAL CLUB HOUSE
    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    TOTSICLES
    Date: FRIDAY’S ONGOING (Call first on holiday’s to double check the schedule)
    Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
    Description: A half-hour of self-paced orientation to movement on ice, followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Stickers for all after storytime! Children may wear skates or shoes for snow and ice (no smooth-sole or open-toe shoes). Adults wear shoes for snow and ice.
    Location: Capital Club House
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $10 (2018 Price Change)
    More Information: https://www.charlescountyparks.com

    LITTLE JUMPER- PUMP IT UP

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/03/2020
    PUMP IT UP
    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date :  Most Monday’s  & Friday’s (Always check their calendar or call first)
    Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
    Details : This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. If you’re worried about older kids running around the smaller ones, this is the perfect time for your little jumpers. Our designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables. Daycares are more than welcome to participate in Little Jumpers. We ask that if you are going to bring more than 5 participants that you call ahead to let us know.
    Cost: $5.00 per child
    Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

    ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

    STORY TIME AT WHITE RABBIT BOOK STORE

    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    01/03/2020

    STORY TIME AT  WHITE RABBIT BOOK STORE

    Date/Time:

    • Friday’s January 3, 2020 – January 24 2020
    • Puppet Show January 31, 2020 11:00 AM

    Time: 11:00 AM,  12:00 PM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

    Location: White Rabbit  Children’s Books & Gifts-  23415 Three Notch Road, Unit 2032
    California, Maryland

    Details:  Mostly every day through out January The White Rabbit hosts story time and other activities that are fun and engaging. Visit their Facebook page for details.

    Event Type: Kids Program/Story Time

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/03/2020

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS

    Date: December 1-January 5 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas)

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD

    Details: Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls (like Barbie, American Girl and more), classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting and recapture or share your youth by running the model trains.

    This year’s exhibit will be all about Christmases in St. Mary’s County and how it has been celebrated by locals in the past. Visitors can try their hand as a conductor by running some of the model trains, play with dolls, write Santa a letter, read a Christmas story, and more.

    The Black-eyed Susan Doll Club of Southern Maryland will have collections of antique and modern dolls on display. The life-like, hand-crafted felt creations of doll maker, R. John Wright,will be featured. There will also be an exhibit highlighting popular dolls and from the Victorian Era,1920’s, 1950’s and 1980’s.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus will setup their train-set and dollhouses for the Christmas season.

    Look for “Holiday Touch Zones.” Operate an O scale and a G scale Lionel train sets. Touch and learn about the different types of dolls children played with long go.

    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under

    Link

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/03/2020

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    Date: Everyday December 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (CLOSED Dec 24 & 25)

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Piney Point Light House Museum

    Details: Enjoy a family friendly holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper’s quarters. This year’s theme is “A Very Retro Christmas” where visitors can see “retro” exhibits featuring holidays over the years. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Cost: Adults -$7.00; seniors, students and military – $3.50 and 5 years and under – FREE

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN

    2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    01/03/2020

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
    Date: November 2019 -January 5, 2020 (WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL DEC 9)
    Place: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
    Price: Cost of Admission to park/ FREE to Season Pass Holders
    Information: Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America. Enjoy kid-friendly, thrill rides, merry entertainment and dining options. Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, meet Santa Claus in the North Pole and capture an unforgettable memory with a Christmas photo. Most of all, enjoy this most wonderful time of year with friends and family. CHRISTMAS TOWN PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE

  • 04
    04.January.Saturday

    OPEN GYM 2020 SCHEDULE

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    01/04/2020

    OPEN GYM

    Date:

    • Wednesday /Friday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Thursday 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Location: Elite Gym

    Details:  Come in for our Open Gym to practice your gymnastics skills and have fun while using our trampolines, tumble track and foam pit. Gymnastics instructors will be available for assistance.

    Event Type: Sports

    Age Group: 6+

    Cost: Non-RecPASS Drop-In Fee: $5 for 1-hour sessions, $10 for 2-hour sessions

    Link

    Schedule:

    AgeLocationDayDateTime
    6+Elite Gymnastics & Recreation CenterWOngoing6:00pm—8:00pm
    6+Elite Gymnastics & Recreation CenterThOngoing8:00pm—9:00pm
    6+Elite Gymnastics & Recreation CenterFOngoing6:00pm—8:00pm
    6+Elite Gymnastics & Recreation CenterSaOngoing9:00am—10:00am

    SENSORY TIME - SKYZONE

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    01/04/2020

    SENSORY TIME- SKYZONE 2020 SCHEDULE

    Date: 2nd Saturday of Every Month

    Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Location: Skyzone, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Enjoy the freedom of jumping in quieter, relaxing environment for those of special needs. ( Always verify with location before attending, especially on holidays.)

    Cost: $13 Per Person

    Event Link

    FREE HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    01/04/2020

    HOME DEPOT BUILD

    Date: 1st Saturday of each month

    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: HOME DEPOT – WALDORF

    Details: Create your own wooden project each month. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

    January – Mini Hockey Game

    Event Type: Educational

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

    TODDLER HAPPY HOUR- CCPR FREE SWIM

    9:15 AM-11:45 AM
    01/04/2020
    ST CHARLES HIGH SCHOOL
    5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20603

    TODDLER HAPPY HOUR SWIM- CCPR FREE SWIM

    Date: SUMMER SCHEDULE- Saturdays

    • Lackey Pool- Saturday’s January 4, 2020- February 28, 2020  (10:45 AM -11:45 AM )
    • Wade Pool (St.Charles High)-  Saturday’s January 4, 2020- February 28, 2020 (9:15 AM -10:15 AM)

    Details: Enjoy time with your little fish in the zero-depth entry area. Adult required to be in the water with their children. Keep in mind weather contingent. If Charles County Schools are closed so is the pool.

    Age: 3 months – 5 years

    Cost: Resident Fee- FREE ages 3-5/ $2 per adult

    Event Link

     

    WEEKEND PROGRAMS AT WHITE RABBIT BOOK STORE

    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    01/04/2020

    WEEKEND PROGRAMS AT WHITE RABBIT BOOK STORE

    Dates:

    • January 4, 2020 – Sofia Valdez, Future Prez Party
    • January 11, 2020 – Snowman Story & Craft
    • January 18, 2020 – Winnie The Pooh  Day
    • January 25, 2020 – Chinese New Year Activities

    Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: White Rabbit  Children’s Books & Gifts-  23415 Three Notch Road, Unit 2032
    California, Maryland

    Details:  Every Saturday through out January The White Rabbit hosts story time and other activities that are fun and engaging. Visit their Facebook page for details.

    Event Type: Kids Program/Story Time

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

    OPEN SWIM -CCPR

    12:00 PM-6:00 PM
    01/04/2020

    OPEN SWIM – CHARLES COUNTY PARK & REC

    Dates/Times/Location:

    • Monday – Friday 7PM – 9PM (Wade)
    • Monday – Friday 5:30 PM – 9PM (Lackey)
    • Monday – Friday 6:00 PM – 9PM (North Point)
    • Saturday 12PM – 6PM (Wade/Lackey/North Point)

    Details: Enjoy indoor swimming pool.

    Event Type: Sport & Leisure

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost:  2 and under – FREE/3-12 –  $5/ 13-59-  $6

    Link

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/04/2020

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS

    Date: December 1-January 5 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas)

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD

    Details: Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls (like Barbie, American Girl and more), classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting and recapture or share your youth by running the model trains.

    This year’s exhibit will be all about Christmases in St. Mary’s County and how it has been celebrated by locals in the past. Visitors can try their hand as a conductor by running some of the model trains, play with dolls, write Santa a letter, read a Christmas story, and more.

    The Black-eyed Susan Doll Club of Southern Maryland will have collections of antique and modern dolls on display. The life-like, hand-crafted felt creations of doll maker, R. John Wright,will be featured. There will also be an exhibit highlighting popular dolls and from the Victorian Era,1920’s, 1950’s and 1980’s.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus will setup their train-set and dollhouses for the Christmas season.

    Look for “Holiday Touch Zones.” Operate an O scale and a G scale Lionel train sets. Touch and learn about the different types of dolls children played with long go.

    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under

    Link

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/04/2020

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    Date: Everyday December 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (CLOSED Dec 24 & 25)

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Piney Point Light House Museum

    Details: Enjoy a family friendly holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper’s quarters. This year’s theme is “A Very Retro Christmas” where visitors can see “retro” exhibits featuring holidays over the years. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Cost: Adults -$7.00; seniors, students and military – $3.50 and 5 years and under – FREE

    FAMILY NIGHT - WALDORF SKATING CENTER

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/04/2020

    FAMILY NIGHT – WALDORF SKATING CENTER

    Dates & Times:

    • Tuesday Evenings – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Discount $4 Admission/$1 Skate Rental)
    • Friday Evenings – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Saturday Afternoon – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Saturday Evening – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Sunday Afternoon – 1:00 – 4:00 PM

    Location: Waldorf Skate Center –  3410 Leonardtown Rd. Waldorf, MD 20601 (Behind Tropical Smoothie)

    Details: Enjoy indoor roller skating with family. Roller-skating is one way for kids to get some exercise and it’s something the whole family can do. Waldorf Roller Skating Center Roller and Inline Skating Rink offers open skating, where the rink is open to the public, as well as private access to the skating rink for events such as a birthday party. The rink offers rentals for regular roller skates and you are free to bring your own regular or inline skates. For beginners, skating classes are available for kids and adults of all ages.

    Event Type: Family Fun

    Age Group: Recommended ages 3 and up

    Cost: $7 Admission Per Person/ $2 Skate Rental Per Person (Show the flier below Fri/Sat/Sun and skate center will donate $1 to SOMD Christian Academy)

    Link

    KIDS BINGO

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    01/04/2020

    KIDS BINGO

    Date: January 4, 2020

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Location:  Accokeek VFD –  16111 Livingston Rd, Accokeek, Maryland 20607

    Details: Kids Bingo, all ages can play our bingo, bring the whole family for a great time at a low price with a chance to win some gift cards. Each $15 packet includes: bingo cards, dabber, hot dog, hamburger or cheeseburger, chips and a drink. We except cash or credit, pull tabs will be on sale for adults 18 and over, pull tabs will be cash payouts. For more details call 301-751-6618

    Event Type:  Kid Program

    Age Group: Kids

    Cost:

    Link

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN

    2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    01/04/2020

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
    Date: November 2019 -January 5, 2020 (WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL DEC 9)
    Place: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
    Price: Cost of Admission to park/ FREE to Season Pass Holders
    Information: Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America. Enjoy kid-friendly, thrill rides, merry entertainment and dining options. Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, meet Santa Claus in the North Pole and capture an unforgettable memory with a Christmas photo. Most of all, enjoy this most wonderful time of year with friends and family. CHRISTMAS TOWN PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE