Leaves are drifting to the ground, school is fully back in swing, and you and your little ones are looking for some new things to do—preferably ones that won’t take you too far from home this busy time of year. For those in Chevy Chase and Bethesda, check out the below KidPass partners to find tons of fun, local activities for kids of all ages!
4 – 17 years old
Whether you keep score or throw up the bumpers and roll for fun, this bowling alley is a hit for the whole fam. Make a day out of it and enjoy tasty snacks and meals lane side and let the kids hit up the arcade for some extra fun.
1 – 6 years old
The coolest indoor playground for kids under 48 inches! Little ones are promised a fantastic time in a safe and clean environment. Drop by for open play—with lots of time slots available, you’re sure to find one that works for you and your busy little bees!
0 – 5 years old
Designed by experts in both education and in play, Gymboree’s age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical, and social skills of children as they play. Classes are designed in 6-month increments to continue to meet a child’s growing interests and abilities. You can read more about Gymboree and its philosophy here.
4 – 13 years old
Calling all thinkers and tinkerers! There’s now a museum that’s just for you. KID offers unique, maker experiences that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship.
Master Lee’s Martial Arts
3 – 12 years old
Master Lee’s Martial Arts programs are designed to help kids achieve greater success in life by providing training designed to enhance physical and mental development. The energy instructors share in class is tremendous and a great way to combine workout time with family time, so that everyone can have fun while staying healthy!
MOCO Movement Center
6 months – 12 years old
This physical therapy facility takes evidence-based therapy out of the clinic and integrates it into real life activities. Children have access to a synthetic ice rink, climbing walls, agility courses, music studio, and much more! Therapists work with children on foundational skills then take them out in the ‘field’ where the child can practice real-life skills needed to participate with their community, peers, and family.
3 months – 12 years old
My Gym has an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. With structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports, and more, children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence, and self-esteem.
Simon Says Yoga
8 – 17 years old
Your little yogis will bend, stretch, and reach in these classes without even realizing they’re exercising! Kids will enjoy the benefits of yoga while acting like animals in nature, playing yoga freeze dance, learning to breathe, and enjoying moments of quiet.
Sport Proformance Group Basketball Session
5 – 17 years old
Calling all basketball lovers! This basketball training company in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area holds group lessons where participants are put through a series of drills to assess their skill levels. Then instructors work on teaching the players the fundamentals of the sport in a more team-like environment.
Tru2Form Hoops Group Training
7 – 14 years old
Another option for basketball is Tru2Form Hoops. It’s the premier basketball training organization dedicated to athletes of all ages and skill levels. Group Training sessions consist of 1-4 kids approximately the same age and skill level. They allow kids to work together and cover the fundamentals then implement them in actual game scenarios.
5 – 17 years old
If your kid has excess energy to burn, why not get them into boxing? Kids boxing classes are the perfect combination of fast-paced cardio, strength training, and technique development, designed to help your child develop their stamina, agility, and body strength.