Category Archives: Outdoor

Camping and Hiking and Bears (Oh, My!) in Shenandoah National Park

There are plenty of great destinations for camping with kids within an easy drive from DC, and one of the best is Shenandoah National Park. At nearly 200,000 acres, you really feel immersed in its glorious nature. There are woods … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 15-19

Monday – Stay cool in the sprays and wading pool at Yards Park. The lovely recreational space in the Navy Yard is a perfect place to spend a summer day. Hang out in the grassy areas, stroll the boardwalk, take … Continue reading

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The Weekend Round-Up: August 12-14

The weather will likely be a major factor in your weekend planning, so keep The Great Indoors list handy along with these ideas. Happy Weekend! All’s Fair Where: Montgomery, Prince William, & Howard Counties When: Throughout the weekend Admission: Varies … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 8-12

Monday – Play paleontologist for a day at Purse State Park, where you can hunt for fossilized shark teeth and other fragments of prehistoric sea creatures. Be sure to check the tide table before you go (select Potomac River and … Continue reading

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The Weekend Round-Up: August 5-7

This new batch of events and activities contains all kinds of awesome. But if you want even more ideas for family fun, check out the Everyday Play page, too. Happy Weekend! Harry Potter Symphony Where: Strathmore When: Friday, 8pm Tickets: … Continue reading

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