Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 29 – September 2

The centerpiece of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

I hope everyone weathered the storm okay and the natural disasters are behind us for awhile.  We have a week full of nice, sunny days ahead, and these ideas for kids activities urge you to take advantage of them. Have a great week!

Monday – Pay tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which just opened last week. Make a day of it and visit other nearby memorials — the FDR, Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans Memorials are also on the Tidal Basin or nearby on the National Mall.

Tuesday – Take the kids to one of the area’s best playgrounds at Clemyjontri Park.

Wednesday – Head to the National Children’s Museum Launch Zone from 11am – 4pm to make crafts for the classroom at their Back to School Week program. While you’re at National Harbor, grab lunch at one of several eateries, check out The Awakening sculpture on the riverfront, and visit the Peeps store.

Thursday – Enjoy the fruits of your labor at a pick-your-own farm.  Peaches are still available at most of the places listed in this post about berry picking, but it’s always a good idea to call ahead to see what’s available.

Friday – Visit the enchanting Clark’s Elioak Farm,complete with hayrides, cow train rides, pony rides, farm animals to pet, a playground, and recovered installations from an old storybook park that will delight all ages. Open 10am – 4pm.  Admission is $5, rides are extra.


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