Monday – Watch the airplanes, kick a soccer ball, have a picnic, or just hang out at Gravelly Point. The park located just off the GW Parkway next to Ronald Reagan Airport is a great place to enjoy a nice day, offering views of the river and airplanes taking off or landing right overhead. (Warning: Some kids find that part exciting, others might be frightened by the loud noise and sight of an airplane coming right at them.)
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 – Catch the opening show of The Night Fairy at Imagination Stage. Based on the book by Laura Amy Schlitz, the play is running at the Bethesda theatre through October 26. Showtime of this premiere performance is 10:30am. Tickets are $10-25.
Thursday – Join the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the building it calls home. They are marking the occasion with a lunchtime program of fun and educational events. There will be live music by the Capitol Hillbillies, architectural tours, a historic printing press demo, and a slideshow of historic photos. And no celebration is complete without cupcakes — visitors can enjoy free petite cupcakes by Sweet Lobby while supplies last. Of course, the museum exhibits are always great to check out, too! The anniversary event runs from 12-2pm, and the Postal Museum is open 10am – 5:30pm. Admission is free.
Friday – Check out a city playground you haven’t yet visited. There are places all over DC where little ones can climb, swing, hang, slide, ride, and more. View the extensive list of them on the DC Department of Parks and Recreation website.