Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 29 – May 3

A winter hike at Roosevelt Island...it's even prettier in the spring.

A winter hike at Roosevelt Island…it’s even prettier in the spring.



Monday – Enjoy some interactive musical fun as “¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!” comes to the Northwest One Library. The local children’s entertainer will be playing at public libraries several times this week (see his website for details). Showtime on Monday is 10:30am, admission is free. Northwest One Library is located at 155 L Street NW.

Tuesday – Get a dose of nature and history in one fell swoop at Roosevelt Island. Hike the easy trails, look out for wildlife, and 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. It’s accessible only from the northbound lanes. If weather doesn’t permit, find an alternative activity here.

Wednesday – See a performance of From Here to There at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The show tops off the 2012/2013 season of the Atlas’ Theatre for the Very Young series. Showtime is 10:30am, tickets are $8. If you can’t make it Wednesday, catch it another time during its run from April 30 – May 5.

Thursday – Take the kids to play amid the lovely wooded setting of Cabin John Regional Park. They can climb, swing, jump, slide, and run on the sprawling Adventure Playland. Unfortunately, the Miniature Train is only open on weekends right now, but the playground alone has plenty to keep little ones thoroughly entertained for a good while. Bring along food for a picnic — there are several tables to eat on, or you can spread out a blanket in a nearby grassy area.

Friday – Bounce on over to Joyful Jumps in Bowie, Md. The indoor play center offers Open Play everyday, just drop in anytime for a two-hour session of amusement on their bouncing inflatables, slides, and obstacle courses. Admission is $8.50/ages 17 mos. – 16 years. Hours are 10am – 9pm on Fridays (10am-7pm Monday – Thursday).

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