Monday – Get out for some active fun amid the lovely woodsy setting of Cabin John Regional Park. Kids can climb, swing, jump, slide, and run on the sprawling playground. The Miniature Train isn’t open right now, but the playground alone has plenty to keep children happy. Bring along food for a picnic — several tables are right there for lunch al fresco. Admission is free.
Tuesday – Savor the sunshine and some outdoor time at Roosevelt Island, where you can hike and get a dose of history in one fell swoop. The trails are easy for little legs to tramp, and you can explore the Memorial Plaza to learn about the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt. The entrance to the park is located right off the GW Parkway, just past the Roosevelt Bridge, and accessible only from the northbound lanes. Hours are 6am – 10pm, and admission is free. Get a little more of the KFDC take on it in this post about local walks in the woods with kids.
Wednesday – Learn about the area’s wildlife, enjoy hands-on activities in the Nature Center, take a hike, and visit horses at Rock Creek Park. The Nature Center is open Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm, and admission is free. There are nearby trails for walks in the woods. You can also visit the equine residents at the nearby Horse Center — guests are welcome to stop by the stables, though pony rides are not offered this time of year.
Thursday – Join a Tunes for Tots Music Class at Kinder Haus Toys in Arlington, where they teach actual music concepts to children in a fun and interactive way through a variety of age-appropriate aural, visual, and physical activities. Sessions are at 10:05am and 11am. Admission is $16/child — call 703.527.5929 to sign up. Recommended for ages 6 months – 3 years.
Friday – Rock out with The Not-Its at Discovery Theater. The Seattle band will play their music that empowers kids to be innovators, protect the environment and wildlife, and be proud of who they are as part of the Tot Rock series. Showtimes are 10:15am and 11:30am (on Thursday, too). Admission is $3-8.