Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 28 – May 1

We heart Yards Park

We heart Yards Park



Monday – Roam around the lovely grounds, view wildlife in the ponds, and visit the Korean Bell Garden at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. Admission is $5/adults, $2.50/ages 7-17 and seniors, free for ages 6 and under. Hours are 10am – 7pm.

Tuesday – Let the kids bounce, climb, swing, tumble, and slide at the PG Sports & Learning Complex Gymnastics Center. The hour-long open play session begins at 11:30am, and admission is $6/child. (This also takes place on Wednesday at the same time.)

Wednesday – See a show especially for little ones at The Puppet Co. During the theatre’s Tiny Tots series, the lights stay on, and doors remain open during these performances for the youngest audiences. Old McDonald’s Farm is this week’s production. Showtime is 10am. Tickets are $5 for everyone, including babies.

Thursday – Take a tour of the Capitol! Even if you can’t get on a tour day-of, there still are exhibits and statues to see in the Visitor’s Center, which is open 8:30am – 4:30pm daily. Both admission to the Center and tours are free. And something fun to do after (or before): Walk the tunnels between the Capitol and Library of Congress to show the kiddos a “secret” way to get from building to building.

Friday – Splash around in the sprays at Yards Park! The sublime recreation space in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is expected to have its water features running at the start of May. If not, hang out in the grassy areas, stroll the boardwalk, take in the views, and have a picnic by the water. Or grab some lunch at one of the many new nearby eateries. Admission to the park is free.

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One Response to Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 28 – May 1

  1. Mara

    Living in Capitol Hill and would live to receive updates on activities for the kiddos! Thanks!

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