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8 Ways to Have Indoor Fun in DC!

Whether it’s raining or just too cold, there are some days that outdoor play is just not in the cards. But don’t go stir crazy—we’ve got you!  Read on for the most creative ways to keep your kiddies stimulated and happy in the DC area … despite the weather!

Bach to Rock
Gaithersburg / 6 months – 17 years old

This is not your average music studio. Your little rockstars can take a range of music lessons, from instruments like guitar and drums to learning to DJ. And if they really like hitting the stage, they can even join a jam session with a rock band or find some sweet harmony at Glee Club.


Bethesda / Rockville / 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.

Capital Badminton Academy
Gaithersburg / 8 – 17 years old

While you might normally think of this as a backyard game, your kiddos can hit the birdie while learning the rules and techniques of badminton at this indoor facility. You might even end up having a ringer at that next summer BBQ!


KID Museum
Bethesda / 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.

Monster Mini Golf
Chantilly / Columbia / 5 – 17 years old

Who says mini golf is an outdoor game?! At this awesome 18-hole indoor course, you can play rain or shine, summer or winter! Oh and did we mention that the entire course is completely under the luminescent glow of black lights? As if that’s not enough of a draw, your little ones can also hit the arcades, go mini bowling, find their way through a laser maze, and more.


Simon Says Yoga
Bethesda / 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.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Washington, DC / 4 months – 6 years old

At this center for children, parents, and teachers, educators engage students in meaningful museum experiences based upon developmentally appropriate educational strategies and techniques. Choose from Twos Travelers, Toddler Trailblazers, and Infant Investigators classes!

Vertical Rock
Manassas / 5 – 12 years old

Instead of climbing the walls at home, head to this indoor rock climbing facility for a day of fun. See how high your kiddies can climb and even try to scale a wall yourself.

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