Monday – Go bowling! Take advantage of Kids Bowling at Pinstripes in Georgetown. From 11am – 1pm Monday – Thursday, kids can bowl for $6/hour and parents are free (limit 4 kids per adult). Eat while you bowl or stay after for lunch — they have a good kids menu and a pretty extensive main menu, too.
Tuesday – Let the kids burn some energy in a Gymnastics Workshop at Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex. It might sound structured, but it’s really more of open play with soft mats, balance beams, trampolines, a rope swing and foam pit, and soft climbing apparatus for little one to explore in a fun and safe environment. The hour-long session begins at 11:30am (on Wednesdays, too). Admission is $7. Read a KFDC write-up about it here — we were regulars when the kids were little!
Wednesday – Plan an outing to the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. Take little ones to Story Time in the Explore! activity space at 11:45am, and plan for play among the interactive stations after. Of course, make time to tour the collections and hang out in the beautiful Kogod Courtyard, one of DC’s most stunning spaces where you can hang out with kids. Museum hours are 11:30am – 7pm. Admission is free. Read more about the Penn Quarter galleries in this KFDC post and this one.
Thursday – Catch a performance of Beep Beep, the newest production for little ones by Arts on the Horizon. Showtime is 10:30am at The Lab at Convergence in Alexandria. Tickets are $10.
Friday – Find indoor adventure at the new Summit Ropes in Sterling, VA. Full disclosure: We have yet to check it out ourselves, but with over 16,000 feet of ropes courses and climbing, it sounds like a fantastic way to enjoy some active fun (and spend the DCPS day off from school)! Admission is $35/ages 7+ and $20/ages 4-6 for a two-hour session. Reserve a time slot in advance online.