Monday – Take advantage of Beauvoir’s Winter Break and head to their fantastic playground, open to the public when school is not in session. Open all day. Admission is free. And if you’re not used to the expected chilly weather just yet, find a place to romp inside.
Tuesday – Reach new heights of fun at ClimbZone in Laurel, MD. Kids and adults will have a blast scaling the many colorful, whimsically-themed walls at the new indoor climbing center. Hours are 10am – 9pm (10am – 8pm other weekdays). Admission is $25/ages 6 and up, $12/5 and under for a three-hour session.
Wednesday – Keep the kids entertained at a performance of A Year with Frog and Toad, running at Imagination Stage through January 10. Showtimes are 11am and 1:30pm. Tickets start at $12.
Thursday – Celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of several events around town that not only welcome kids, but in most cases, center around them. See this post for a list of family-friendly options to ring in 2016.
Friday – A couple of suggestions: Bundle up for a New Year’s Day hike — this post has details on a bunch of great places to hit the trail with the kids. Or, go out for a fun family meal. FireFlies in Del Ray is hosting Pajama Brunch all day. Pinstripes in Georgetown has a bistro, plus bowling and bocce. Jaleo in Penn Quarter and Crystal City has tapas to please everyone — and they might seat you at a Foosball table. Carmine’s serves family-style and is very family-friendly. Ted’s Bulletin is always a hit with kids.