We’re 6 in Blog Years!

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Wow. It was six years ago today that I launched KidFriendly DC with a short post about the National Building Museum’s new Book of the Month program. It seems like yesterday — a true testament that time really does fly when you’re having fun.

At the time, I wasn’t even exactly sure what KFDC would be. I just knew that I wanted to fuse my professional experience with my passions — for adventure, this city, my children — and give back to DC and the people and places that make it such an amazing place to live, visit, raise a family, call home. I think KFDC has achieved that. I hope so, anyway.

And, of course, I have to say THANK YOU for following. I hope you enjoy reading KFDC as much as I enjoy creating it.

So, I have to admit this blog birthday kind of snuck up on me. Luckily, Facebook’s memories feature dropped an old status update in my feed as a reminder, and I have come up with a fun and easy way to celebrate: A giveaway for a getaway! That’s right, one lucky KFDC reader has a chance to win a CertifiKid voucher for one of these family escapes:

* 2-Night Waterfront Stay in Chincoteague, VA

* 2-Night Cabin or 3-Night Campsite Getaway in Williamsburg, VA
+ 4 Passes for Admission to National Building Museum Exhibits

* 2-Night Virginia Beach Getaway

*Be sure to read all fine print regarding dates and restrictions for each getaway!

Giveway: For a chance to win your choice of one of the above CertifiKid getaways, simply leave a comment below telling me the best experience you’ve had that you learned about from KFDC. To be eligible, you must follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (sign up on the left). It would also be awesome if you could click on the “Vote” button to the right and cast yours for KidFriendly DC (though not required). This giveaway will run through Sunday, February 28, then a winner will be selected and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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186 Responses to We’re 6 in Blog Years!

  1. Sadie

    Wow, so many to choose from…I guess I would say the best was the Wolftrap Family Sing A Long. I first heard about it on this blog and it has been a family tradition ever since.

  2. Liz Freedman

    I can’t pick one thing as I refer to your blog often for kid friendly activities.
    Thank you and congratulations for doing something you seem to enjoy!

  3. Elisabeth Kvernen

    Hmm, this is a hard one. Probably the PG County Sports & Learning Center Open Gym. We don’t make it all that often anymore, but every time we go, it’s so much fun.

  4. Sarah

    We’ve done a bunch of your suggested get outdoors hikes. Of those, the best idea was a day trip to Harper’s Ferry last Fall. We LOVE KFDC. We like to say “she knows what she’s doing”.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Ha, I like that you guys say that (though not always the case)! And Harpers Ferry is fantastic – so glad you guys enjoyed it!

  5. Jing Zhu

    It has almost become a routine for me to read your posts and find out what’s going on during the weekdays and weekends around DC area. I followed your suggestions to visit the museums, watch shows and attend other activities. Thank you for all the information and fun that you have shared with us! Our best experience this year is the DC auto show!

  6. Amy

    I get lots of great ideas from this blog… I constantly check my mail on Fridays so I can plan my weekends… Best thing was probably the Halloween guide!

  7. Jenny B

    I’m a huge KFDC fan! I read “What To Do on the Weekend” every week, and we take tons of your suggestions. It’s hard to think of a favorite experience, but highlights include the Wizard of Oz playground at Watkins Regional Park, the Wonder exhibit at the Renwick, and performances at Glen Echo. We’re looking forward to seeing the bunnies in Yards Park, too!

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for so many great weekends!

  8. Alena K

    Six years?!? That is a lot of hard work! Congrats!! I happily voted for your site-you are my go-to for kid activities!

    This Fall, we went to Great Country Farms and had such a blast. The kid activities were fabulous, the food (DONUTS) were out of this world and my daughter left exhausted (always a win ;). I never would have driven all the way to Bluemont (or even heard about this place) if it weren’t for your blog. So, thank you!

  9. Mark

    Probably would have never gone in the National Building Museum had it not been for KFDC…have been there 3 times since. I can easily say I’ve done over 50 of the KFDC suggestions in the last 6 years. Almost always the first go to when planning the weekend

  10. Christina F.

    Our best experience that we learned about from KFCD? Hands down it was WONDER at the Renwick Gallery (A WONDERful Reopening at the Renwick Gallery). Ah-mazing!

  11. Jessica M

    Happy anniversary! Your ideas for both the week and weekends are always terrific but I especially appreciate the “one stop shop” blog posts about the holidays, local farms for the fall, etc. Many I had not heard of and all we have visited have been great!

  12. Brittany Palmer

    When I first moved to DC I had no idea all of the fun things I could do with my children. I began Googling “kid-friendly things to do in DC,” and I came across your blog. I look forward to the weekly emails especially in the Spring because we tend to get Cabin Fever and are always looking for fun new things to do. Since I have joined the site, I refer it to friends, and also to coworkers who ask me how do I always know what’s going on, for children on the weekends.

    Thank you for your blog!

  13. Joyce

    My favorite posts are the Weekend Roundup posts….they help me plan our weekends to make them fun. Congratulations on 6 years!

  14. Victoria Halls

    This blog is such an awesome resource! Hiking from Riverbend to Great Falls has to be the best experience! Riverbend park is a hidden and free gem and the hike is a family fav. Thank you!

  15. Diamond

    I read your posts all the time and have found many wonderful ideas and helpful hints. I think my favorite is your recommendation on Huntley Meadows Park. It’s been a favorite spot for our family since! Congratulations on this milestone!

  16. Sarah

    I’ve learned about so many great family festivals, especially at the portrait gallery and the American Indian museum.

  17. Kelly

    Congratulations! We moved to DC 4 years ago and your blog was an amazing introduction to our new home. I tell all new parents about it. THANK YOU! This is such a great resource for us.

    I appreciate all of your tips but have to say Flag Ponds. We love it!

  18. Lilly

    Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center!!

  19. AFenia

    Where do I start? I think the best experience is the Noon Years event at The Yards DC. My son feels like this is a celebration for him and all of the other children. We have been to so many events that I dont even know the number. Like this weekend, we are attending Light Yards’ Giant Bunnies family event. I want to say Thanks again for this blog because sometimes it is hard to keep up with all of the happenings around the DMV.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      You’re welcome! Yards Park has great events for kids – and Noon Years WAS for him and all the children. πŸ™‚

  20. Alicia Plerhoples

    My favorite post was about the shark teeth to be found on the Chesapeake at Calvert cliffs. What a great spot for folks who want to get out of DC but not be stuck in Bay Bridge traffic during the summer. Love your blog!

  21. Danielle Werchowsky

    Congratulations on this milestone! We have done, and enjoyed, many things thanks to your posts. It is hard to pick just one thing we liked best. Some of our favorites were Wonder at the Renwick and a trip to Harper’s Ferry. We are planning to go fossil hunting soon which we are really excited about.

  22. Preethi

    Purse State Park – we loved the fossil hunting!!

  23. Chelai

    I would have to say the Oliviero at the Kennedy Center. I saw the information about it but wasn’t sure if my daughter would enjoy it. I read your review and invited my daughter’s friend and her mother to go. The kids loved it!

  24. Laura Steichen

    I love your blog! I’m always referring to it and forwarding posts to friends. I think your lists (great outdoor things to do; great indoor/rainyday activities or birthday venues in the area) have been the most valuable to me. I’m always looking back to them. Thank you for sharing all your adventures and encouraging me to be adventurous with my sons. Happy birthday! πŸ˜‰

  25. Erik Pelton

    we loved finding the secret Glass Forest in Palisades! thanks

  26. Heather

    I can’t even begin to pick a favorite from your blog. We plan our weekend activities based on your suggestions. If I had to narrow it down to one, I would say the fall festivals and pickings. Congrats on 6 years!

  27. Jackie Lai

    Congratulations/happy birthday! I live in Central Maryland, so I don’t venture out to DC as often as I like to. Your blog introduced my family to the Navy Yard and the fountains that you can play in there. My girl loved it! We’re looking forward to checking out Beauvoir Outdoors.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Thanks! Yards and Canal Park are local go-to spots for us…so glad you enjoyed them, too! You’ll love Beauvoir.

  28. Melanie

    Just visited the Wonder exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. All family members were fascinated with the exhibits. Thanks for the post.

  29. Danielle Dotson

    Cabin John train system, the US Botanical gardens.

  30. I.F.

    We first learned about the Building Museum activities for kids when my older son was a toddler. We’ve been members since! Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Building Museum is great for toddlers…and older children…and adults! The membership is such a great deal, too.

  31. Laura Osborne

    Fossil hunting at Purse State Park was awesome! That is when I subscribed!

  32. Diana

    i learned about the Chinquapin Soft Playroom and Huntley Meadows through this site! both outings were a success and i have so many more blog posts saved for things to do with my son!

  33. Jessica

    Loads of great recommendations over the years but one that stands out the most for me was your recommendation of Pirates! when it was at the National Geographic Museum. What an awesome little jewel of a museum and that exhibit in particular was Smithsoneum quality!

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      We looooove the Nat Geo Museum! They’re exhibits are always so interesting, and the Pirates was especially cool for kids.

  34. I love your comprehensive list of weekend happenings, especially during fair and festival season. And there are still more that I want to check out based on your recommendations, like fossil hunting at Purse State Park, the Anna Marie Sculpture Garden, and the exhibit at the Renwick. Thanks for putting so much time and effort into your blog. Not only do you inspire me with great outings and activities, but it has helped foster a sense of community connectedness and I appreciate that! Happy Birthday!

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Aw, thanks for that feedback, Elaine. Do get to those places – they are great. And part of WONDER at the Renwick closes in May, so go soon!

  35. Piper

    Our favorite adventure was Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. We can’t wait to check out the Lotus and Lily festival this year!

  36. Marjorie Childs

    The best experience I had was going to see Chicago the Musical…that was through Kid Friendly DC! I also was able to check out the Adventure Park with my kids and do some zip lining.

  37. Rachel Bradford

    One of my favorite posts is the one that is published each winter giving idea, suggestions, and places among other things of how and where to celebrate the holidays. The information in invaluable in finding new and interesting things for our family to experience.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      There is so much to do during the holiday in DC. Happy to hear the guide helps you find new things to experience!

  38. Ann

    We are new to DC and can’t wait for the rain, snow and runny noses go away to do some of the things on your blog!

  39. Charmaine

    Also a big fan of the Weekend Roundup, but favorite event so far is Opera in the Outfield! It’s become a tradition for my family

  40. Doreen Morgan

    Our all time favorite is the heads up on the kids programs at the art galleries in dc. I feel in love with those galleries and the programs. THANK YOU!

  41. Becky S.

    I check this site on Fridays to check upcoming weekend activities. I also enjoyed the winter entertainment section.

  42. Laura

    I enjoy the weekend roundup posts to help us plan our weekends and keep the kids entertained. Thanks for all your hard work and congrast on 6 years!

  43. Deborah Bouvier

    Too many to list! Most recently, I loved learning about the Anne Marie Sculpture Garden! Such a lovely place! We can’t wait to go back in the warm weather!

  44. Hello!
    I became a mom 2.5 years ago and decided to stay at home as well. I now have 2 kiddos and I am SO GRATEFUL that I found your blog awhile back. I love the DC area for all the amazing activities and cultural experiences it offers… but it can be a little overwhelming trying to organize and sort through all there is to do. Your blog has truly helped me to stay active, keep variety and have fun with my kids! We love all the recommendations for seasonal activities (especially anything with trains!). However, one particular activity that my family and I did per your recommendation/blog sticks out as most memorable. It was this summer when I was a few weeks away from my due date with #2. Our family is living on a very tight budget so most things we do need to be free. I was looking for ideas and found your review of “Cabin John Regional Park.” We drove there on what turned out to be an absolutely perfect day weather wise. We spent several hours just hiking, exploring and of course, playing on the playground. Despite it being such a perfect day, we found ourselves completely secluded and by ourselves on one of the trails. We walked and talked for a long time just our little family of 3. It was a really sweet time and really our last big activity with our son before he became a big brother. He’s a wild and active kid and never seems to want cuddles that much anymore. However, the hike wore him out so much that he ended up falling asleep in my husband’s arms as he carried him on the walk back to our car. It was priceless. To this day, our son asks, “can I see pictures of when we went hiking?” Thank you for helping us make a special, special memory!

    Cabin John Regional Park.

  45. Amanda

    So hard to pick one – KFDC has been the source of so many of our best family adventures. I think the Anne Marie Sculpture Garden is our fave. I guess it isn’t technically DC, but what a magical place and we would have never discovered it without you!

  46. One of my favorite experiences was when I followed your recommendation to visit Flag Ponds Nature Park. My brother was visiting from Australia and he and I took my two young children on an adventure over to Maryland one morning. It was October and we were the only ones there. We were even lucky enough to go on the day where admission was free – Monday I think. I loved the peacefulness of the woods driving toward the beach, the recepticle of beach toys free for use, the shells and tide pools, and the view of the bay. We walked along the shoreline, chatted, and took silly photos. This is a precious memory that I now share with my brother. Since we live far apart these moments together are kept close. Thank you for all of your weekly suggestions! I’m fairly new to the area and they have been a life saver.

  47. Gayle

    Happy Blogiversary! Your blog is the first place I go when I see we have a free weekend day and need an activity. Most recently we saw Oliverio following your review, and some day we will get to one of those beaches where you can find shark teeth and other fossils

  48. Julie

    Our family had been to so many events posted on this site. Our latest favorite was The Valentine’s Day actives at the Postal Museum and the card making at the Asian museum. Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions. I check this site at least once or twice a week and even more frequently during the summer.

  49. Kate

    I first learned about the Wolf Trap Holiday Singalong on KFDC, and it has since become a family tradition of ours. Thank you! We always check KFDC before we head into the city.

  50. Wonder at the Renwick Gallery!

  51. Terri

    We have had so many adventures thanks to this blog! Aside from the obvious like info on the Cherry Blossom Festival and Holiday activities I would have to say my favorite was taking my 5 year old to Dr. Seuss’ Birthday that was held at the Imagination Stage. I had just found your blog and being a theater lover myself, it was a great chance to introduce my (then) toddler to the stage. Have been hooked to your blog ever since!

  52. Tricia

    I was glad to discover you when the Air Force moved us to DC 4 years ago. I learned so much about the area and fun things to do with the kiddos from your site. KFDC is the one I share with friends and clients when they are coming to town to visit. My favorite finds from KFDC are the Stories in Art program at the National Gallery of Art and The US Postal Museum. We’ve had lots of fun and discovered so many new places thanks to your site. Happy Blogaversary!

  53. mayra

    climbzone
    dumbarton oaks
    so many!!!

  54. sandy

    I love hearing about all the events around the city that I would never know about…

  55. Rachel

    We first learned of the Wonder Exhibit through Kid Friendly DC and my daughters LOVED it! Also, ClimbZone is a new favorite. We had my 10-year-old’s bday party there this year.

  56. Elise

    The postal museum! There are too many to list, and I have so many more to try still! Thank you for helping to fill our days with adventure.

  57. Bridget

    Happy anniversary! Thank you so much for being the best kids resource in the DMV.

    So many adventures were prompted by your site. Some favorites would be NSO in your neighborhood and cabin john. Based on these posts we’ll be heading to wolf trap and wonder soon.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Aw, thanks (and you’re welcome)! πŸ™‚

      Get to Wonder very soon – the whole exhibit will only be there through early May.

  58. Katie

    It is hard to choose just one moment, but several years ago when my daughter was 2 I felt very alone as a mom in my early 20s in DC. Your listed events helped me meet other moms and get some of the best hints of the trade. Thank you so much.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      You are so welcome. I think many of us can relate to feelings of anxiety or isolation in some way when it comes to new motherhood, and finding mom friends makes a huge difference. Really happy to hear KFDC helped you meet them.

  59. Jill

    Congrats on 6 years! I’ve learned about so many different things here, I’m so glad you started this site for moms like me! The Yards Park was the best find thanks to KFDC! Keep up the great work!

  60. Lisa

    I found out about The Beach exhibit at the building museum on KFDc. I loved it!
    My friends always ask me how do I know about all these cool events for kids. I say I follow this awesome site. It has everything.

  61. Josh

    Many great finds, including the glass forest in Palisades.

  62. Patti

    I love your blog! I enjoyed the very first Noon Years Eve party at Yards park. Also, the National Building Museum–The Play, Work, Build exhibit as well as The Beach. I’m not sure that museum would have ever been on my radar were it not for your Blog….please keep blogging πŸ™‚

  63. Jessica

    My daughter (3) and I absolutely enjoyed our visit to the Air and Space museum this past Fall and really loved the puppet show. My daughter still talks about it anytime I mention the word “museum”!

  64. Natasha

    I would have to say that our favorite activity that we learned about from KFDC was Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Such a gem, and we never would have heard about it otherwise! We also loved Riverbend when the wildflowers were blooming. There are so many other events and experiences that we’ve enjoyed after reading about them on your blog. It’s been a fantastic resource for us – thank you!

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Both are awesome outdoor activities. Kenilworth is also amazing when the flowers – lotus and water lillies – are in bloom.

  65. Londonberry

    My absolute favorite was Rainbow Park at Watkins Park. My girls had a blast and so my husband and I. The park was gorgeous – it really did remind me Oz. There were so many things to do. It was hard to pull the girls away and they can’t wait to go back. I would not have known about this gem practically at my back door without KFDC. Many thanks for making such a positive difference in my family’s “funstyle”. Congratulations!

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      The Wizard of Oz playground is a great addition to all of the fun at Watkins! And “funstyle”… I like that!

  66. KC

    Your blog is super awesome, I’ve found so many wonderful activities in and around DC!! My favorite is definitely holiday activities – like train exhibit at National Botanicals, Santa workshop, etc in DC, which became yearly tradition for our family!

  67. Darlene

    Happy Anniversary! Only one?? You are a favorite of our family as a ‘go to’ for great ideas and inspirtation to get out, explore and experience. One of our favorites is the playground at Beauvoir School…we had no idea that this was available to families and it is such a fun and friendly place to visit.
    Thank you!

  68. Cristina

    My favorite memory was finding a free kids yoga hike via lil omm in Rock Creek Park. My daughter and I were the only ones to show up but it was so much fun and we have made life long friends with the founder of lil omm and her daughter. It has led to many more yoga adventures in DC ! Thank you for helping a family new to the DC area feel right at home πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday!

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      I remember posting about the class. How lovely that it led to a lasting friendship, too. πŸ™‚

  69. Linda

    Happy anniversary! Love your blog! We had a blast at the BEACH exhibit at the Building Museum. I took my kids and 2 nephews who were visiting from Korea and we spent the entire day there! At the end of their trip, we asked what their favorite memory was. They said hands down, the BEACH exhibit!

  70. Erin

    I think the best thing I received from this post was about the Building Museum (oh, three years ago at least, I think). Now we go at least once or twice a year.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Building Museum was a regular outing for us when the kids were younger. We still enjoy it from time to time. πŸ™‚

  71. Ashley

    There are so many to choose. But, I would have to pick Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch and Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park. I stay at home with my daughter and I’m originally from NYC. So, that means I am always searching for something to do with my little one (which used to be tough since I wasn’t from DC/MD). Also, I am always on the hunt for something that won’t break the bank!

    Since, finding KFDC, I have found many activities to do with my little one and family activities with my husband included too. That’s why I picked the pumpkin patch/light show, it was something we truly all enjoyed together. Thanks and happy anniversary!

  72. Julie

    Thank you for all of the years of consistently great posts and ideas! So many favorites, but two that stand out are the fairy houses at the AnnMarie Sculpture Gardens and fossil hunting at Purse State Park. We would never have discovered them without your blog. Thank you!

  73. Sandy

    We would never have found out about the awesome playground at the National Cathedral without your posts. Also, without the pictures you posted, we wouldn’t have been lured to Yards Park. My daughter loved the wading area and fountains.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Beauvoir has to be the best playground in the city. And glad to hear my photos did the Yards justice (enough to get you there anyway) πŸ™‚

  74. Daniel

    We loved checking out the Beauvoir playground!

  75. Katie Francis

    KFDC is a go to resource for our family. One of our favorite outings was the goats in the graveyard at the congressional cemetery.
    My kids had a blast with the goats and were featured on the news being interviewed about their experience!

  76. Kris

    What a great blog! We plan on going to the light up bunnies event this weekend. Really enjoyed your list of local farms to pick our own produce last spring.

  77. anna

    we really enjoyed the Wonder exhibit at the Renwick gallery!

  78. Chrissie Tsaturyan

    We are new to the blog because we just moved to the area, but we did go to the National Building Museum per some posts we read, and it was great! Love the area that has the blue foam blocks…my kids didn’t want to leave. πŸ™‚

  79. Tom

    Your blog pushed me to check out the Beauvoir playground, but it’s one that I keep high on my feed list because it’s so consistent, wide-ranging, charming, and articulate. Thanks for such providing such a great service to parents in this area!

  80. Ana Montalvo

    This blog is just amazing! Thanks for letting us know about great event sin the area where our kids could go and learn and have fun!

  81. Rita

    Thanks for always reminding to enter the White House Egg Roll lottery (although we never win) and listing all the theater shows for kids. Very useful to have everything in one place!

  82. S Walters

    Congratulations on the 6th year and to many more to come! I have been following you the last 3 years. But most memorable was ICE at Gaylord National Harbor in 2013. Although we lived in Oldtown we had never been at the Harbor until we came to see ICE. Liked the area and moved in 2014 and thanks to you I was brave enough to create National Harbor Kids&Families FB. I appreciate how easy your website to use, detailed and uptodate.
    Thank you!

  83. I arrived in DC four years ago with three small kids in tow. Being a techie I immediately set out to find good sources of information online and your blog has been in the top list since the beginning. I have to say that I have shared it with my friends in the DC expat community more than once!
    I check it every weekend when I want to have a fun plan. And the one that I can say was a great experience was the visit to the Great Falls park. But that is juts one example. Thanks to you we’ve discovered the strawberry/blueberry/apple picking farms, the Wolf Trap concerts, the building museum, the postal museum, etc., etc. Thanks for the four years of endless fun and learning!

  84. Pammy Lowman

    I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one but I love getting the heads up for things for the seasons greetings display US botanic Gardens, Chinese lunar new year Parade in DC in the indie arcade at Smithsonian. We have had a lot of fun adventures and a lot of fun free family time !

  85. Rocio

    DonΒ΄t remember the names but one beach in a natural park and Christmas lights in another park. Many other plans have been also fantastic though.

  86. ST

    Thank you so much for the effort that you put into this wonderful site/blog/email, whatever you want to call it πŸ™‚ We’ve been to MANY places that we would not have tried or even known about had I not received your email. Just to name a few: WONDER at the Renwick (I think the last time I’d been to an art museum was in high school!), Great Country Farms, The mansion in Georgetown, Magic Grounds in Columbia Heights, many of the Smithsonian museums, National Geographic, and many more! I tell everyone – whether they have kids or not – to check out your site for great ideas of places to visit beyond the tourist traps, and it’s one of the few mass emails that I actually have delivered to my primary inbox πŸ™‚ So on the days that you’re not in the mood, or aren’t motivated, please know that your blog makes it soo much easier for many of DC parents to expose our kids to great experiences and spend quality time with them. To many more years of KFDC!

  87. Kathy Bergren

    Thanks for the posts on hunting for shark teeth fossils — my husband might have enjoyed that outing more than our kids. Waiting for it to warm up a bit more so we can go on another hunt…

  88. Robin

    Sooo many great things (I read KFDC religiously), but most recently – Pretty in Pink! So cool to see it again in the theater, and I would have missed it if not for this awesome blog.

  89. Clara

    Ice slide a couple of years ago.

  90. Kara

    We check your blog often and almost always find something new and fun to try; but most recently, we checked out the National Postal Museum on V-day weekend. My 4 year old is obsessed with sending and recieving mail right now, so he loved it! And we didn’t even know that museum was there before we found it on KFDC – thanks so much!

  91. Julie

    I probably use the “everyday play” section more than anything else, but all the info is great!

  92. sumaiya

    Every Friday I look for your post on the weekend roundup so that I can decide where we will be taking the kids on Saturday & Sunday. My daughters love Watkins regional park. Thank you for the posts. It makes my weekend planning quick & easy.

  93. Mike B

    Beuavoir school playground was a great find…thanks for all of your hard work on this website!!!

  94. Hi there! Happy Blog Birthday! I must admit I’m a new fan and am most excited about a future experience this summer that your blog will help wonders with! My husband and I are going to DC this summer with my little cousins and since we do not have kids yet, this is going to help tremendously with our trip planning! Found your site doing research and so happy to find it! Thanks for the opportunity!

  95. Vanessa

    Happy 6th Bday Kidfriendlydc!
    For us the most fun experience will have to be the MD ren fest. If it wasnt for you I wouldnt have known. Our entire family had a blast and now we go every year. I could probably list more places but i dont want it to be a testament. Thanks for all the wonderful info you provide for us weekly.

  96. Lindsey M

    I consider your site to be a wealth of information. We are fairly new to the area and you have certainly brought into light gems that we would never have known about. Shark tooth fossil hunting was my favorite that you’ve written about so far. My girls had a blast and requested to back again!

  97. Jeff Elder

    Wow, that’s a hard one, because when we’re stuck about what to do, we go straight to your website. And we get stuck a lot! But I’ll pull a few out of the archives of Kid Friendly DC- inspired activities… we got to see the “1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization” exhibit at the National Geographic Museum and I think it was even free (normally quite expensive to get in). Oh, and you turned us on to the TakomaFest, which we love. Lots of special days at Smithsonian museums that are sometimes hard to keep track of. Embassy days. Hillwood Estate activities. Someone mentioned the Rennfest, which was a big winner. You perform a great public service! I’m glad you’re getting some goodies tossed your way to reward you. Thanks again.

  98. Kate B

    A visit to the gorgeous Franciscan Monastery and gardens! One of best new finds in DC this year for us πŸ™‚

  99. Crystal S

    We absolutely loved finding the gnome houses at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. That might just have been how I won over my stepdaughters. : )

  100. Lisa

    I love your blog and have found lots of great activities here. I first learned about hiking at Great Falls here and we love going there as a family now. Thank you!

  101. Caroline

    Yards Park!
    I had no idea it existed when it first opened and it became our go to place on hot summer days!

  102. Cecile

    I am so happy your blog exists. We’ve moved to DC only three years ago from France and we’ve been on countless adventures thanks to your blog. The fossil hunt tour was the most extraordinary but we also cherish the National Building Museum and the Yards Park, which we might have never visited if it wasn’t for you. A big thank you!

  103. Sunitha Josepj

    Congratulations, Linda. I’ve been following your blog from the time I was both preggers and new in town, circa 2011. Thank you for making it easier for so many of us.

  104. Leslie Lamas

    Thank you for sharing about Flags Pond Nature Park. It’s a great place and the kids had a blast, swimming and collecting rocks and shells!!!

  105. Paula G.

    Congratulations on your anniversary! My family has only been in the DMV for about six months, and many of our weekends have been filled with activities you recommended, so it is difficult to choose just one! My children loved the playground at the National Cathedral, so I’ll go with that one. Thank you for your hard work and efforts. It has so very much appreciated in our household!

  106. Kat

    National Postal Museum – way more entertaining for kids than I would have thought.

  107. Mari G

    Flag Ponds Nature Park. But very hard choice, there were countless wonderful activities experienced by our family in the last frw years thanks to your blog. Thank you!

  108. Elisabeth

    We’ve done so many amazing things via KFDC with our 2 year old. Our favorites are Flag Ponds Nature Park, Shakespeare’s birthday at the Folger, The Beach at the NBM, and Kidwell Farm. We have such amazing memories of all of these and I know we will spend a lot of time at all of these places this year and for years to come. I always look forward to your weekly posts. Thank you!!

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