Monday – Savor the spring day at River Farm. The American Horticulture Society’s headquarters overlooking the Potomac River in Alexandria are as lovely as they are fun. The kids will love playing in the delightful Children’s Garden, and you’ll all love exploring the grounds. Hours are 9am – 5pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Later on, join a Family Night at The Miracle Theatre in support of the Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School! Enjoy dinner, the Trolls movie, and door prizes. The fun starts at 5:30pm, and admission is $15/person or $48/family.
Tuesday – Take a hike at Turkey Run Park. Located right off the GW Parkway near 495, it contains nearly 700 acres of woods, easy trails that ramble along the Potomac, streams that flow down from the woods to the river, great views from the shoreline, and lots of tall leafy trees shade on a warm day. Hours are 6am -10pm. Admission is free.
Wednesday – Discover American Indian culture with all kinds of hands-on pursuits at imagiNATIONS, the family activity center at the National Museum of the American Indian. Weave a big basket, play in a teepee and models of native dwellings, do some arts & crafts, hear bird calls of the wild, read kids books in the library, and much more. There will also be a “spontaneous” performance in the atrium at 1pm if you want to add some entertainment to your outing. Museum hours are 10am – 5:30pm. Admission is free.
Thursday – Go strawberry picking! There’s a good chance at least one place in the area, Schlagel Farms, will open their fields this week for pick-your-own opportunities. If so, they’re open 8am – 6pm, and admission is free (but plan to spend on berries, of course). See where else you can PYO around the area very soon!
Friday – Spend the day at Flower Mart, the annual spring festival presented by the All Hallow’s Guild of the National Cathedral. Don’t let the name fool ya — along with plant sales and floral and horticultural displays, there is tons of fun for all ages. Music and entertainment, games and rides, tasty foods, the All Hallows Guild antique carousel, and other activities will delight the younger set. Admission is free, though concessions and some activities will cost a fee. Read about one of our experiences at the fair. (KFDC tip: The Beauvoir Playground will be open to the public that day since The Cathedral School is closed, so take advantage of weekday play there!)