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Giveaway: Join Montgomery Parks for MudFest on June 23!

Looking for ways to get more dirt on your family and friends? Montgomery Parks can help with their first-ever MudFest! The family-friendly event will be held Saturday, June 23, from 12-4pm at Woodstock Equestrian Park.
And three KFDC readers can win admission for their crew through the giveaway below!

Mud-seekers will find themselves in the rolling hills of the park with mud pools and puddles to slip, slide, and get dirty in. The event celebrates International Mud Day and encourages people to get outside and reconnect with nature. Cook up your favorite mud pie in their kitchen, create and display your best mud art, and capture amazing “mudgrammable moments!”

Woodstock Equestrian Park is located in Beallsville, MD. Admission to Mudfest is $15 per car — cash only at the gate or you can pre-register online. Get more event details here.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win free admission for your family to Mudfest on June 23, 2018, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite family outdoor activity. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through June 17, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and announced shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Montgomery Parks, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Montgomery County 3rd-5th Graders Can Win an Arbor Day Celebration for Their School!


Montgomery County 3rd-5th grade students are invited to participate in a poster contest for a chance to host an Arbor Day Celebration at their school in April! The theme for this year’s contest is “The Benefits of Trees in Montgomery County.”

Students are encouraged to get creative and submit a poster. Each school will select a winning entry and submit it to Montgomery Parks, who will then select a top winner. The school with the winning entry will have the chance to host Montgomery Parks’ Arbor Day Celebration for 3rd-5th grade students featuring tons of fun and educational activities! These will include canopy exploration, tree plantings, tree identification, compost demonstrations, photos with Montgomery Parks’ mascot Woody the Tree, and more. The winning entry will also be displayed at Montgomery Parks’ four nature centers throughout the month of April.

All Montgomery County elementary schools have received information about the contest, so interested students should talk to their teachers about submitting an entry. Posters must be submitted to the student’s elementary school no later than March 25, 2016. The winning submission will be chosen on March 31, and the winning school will be notified by April 4. Official rules and submission guidelines can be found here.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Montgomery Parks, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Enter to Win a 4-Pack of Passes for Skating at Montgomery Parks Ice Rinks!

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Did you know Montgomery Parks has two indoor ice rinks? That’s right, no matter the weather or the season, you can skate at Wheaton Ice Arena and Cabin John Ice Rink. Both offer public skating sessions during the week and on weekends — all year ’round!

Several types of public sessions take place at both rinks, including a Family Cheapskate and Parent & Tot Skate that are perfect times to bring little ones. And if your kids are newbie skaters or want to learn new skills, you can sign them up for lessons, everything from group instruction to ice hockey.


Even more, there is also space for affordable and fun parties, a great option for celebrating kids birthdays any time of year!

Wheaton Ice Arena is located at 11717 Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton, MD, and Cabin John Ice Rink is located at 10610 Westlake Drive in Rockville, MD. Regular admission is $7/ages 11 and up, $5.50/ages 5-10, $3.50/ages 3-4. Skate rentals are $3.25. Admission rates vary during some special skate sessions.

Giveaway: Want a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of passes, each good for one public skating session and skate rental at Cabin John Ice Rink or Wheaton Ice Arena? Simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to stay active with the kids in the winter. To be eligible to win, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (see sign-up to the left). The giveaway will run through this Friday, November 27, and a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Montgomery Parks, however, I only promote programs, activities, and products that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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