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Where to Play on the Weekdays: September 12-16

Tending to flowers at the Children's Garden


Keep the kiddos engaged and entertained all week!

Monday – Head to Old Town Alexandria for Tavern Toddlers at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Drop in between 10:30am and 12pm for playtime and a craft activity in the historic ballroom.  Admission is $7 for a group of three, which must include an adult.

Tuesday – Enjoy the forecasted sunshine at one of the prettiest places in the city, the U.S. National Arboretum. Bring lunch for a picnic, a ball to kick around in the open spaces, and a camera for photo ops amongst the variety of flora collections.

Wednesday – Discover and play at the U.S. Botanic Garden.  Kids can flex their green thumbs in the Children’s Garden, complete with water pump and fountains, shovels and watercans, a bamboo “forest,” and a mini garden house.  The collections are also wonderful to tour, the jungle exhibit being a highlight for little ones.  Stop in the West Gallery to sniff a variety of botanical scents. And be sure to visit the National Garden outside, too.

Thursday – Bounce on over to Pump it Up in Lanham for Pop-In Play Time from 10 – 11:30am. Kids ages 2-6 (and their accompanying grown-ups) can jump, slide, climb, and have a blast in a room full of giant inflatables.  Admission is $8/child. Be sure to wear or bring socks!

Friday –  Be among the first theatre-goers to see Tales of Beatrix Potter at The Puppet Co. Playhouse. Showtime is 10am.  Tickets are $10 and available for purchase online.


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