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11 Things To Do With Kids in the DC Area Over Thanksgiving Break

Finding yourself with a week home with the kids and searching for something to do?

We’ve rounded up 11 ways to spend your days off, from playspaces to museums to music classes, and more. Check them all out below!

Get Moving at Moco Movement Center

Where: Bethesda
Best for: age 6 months – 12 years

This is a fully-inclusive athletic movement center for children of all ages and abilities. Children have access to a synthetic ice rink, climbing walls, agility courses, music studio, and much more!

Play All Day at Busy Bees

Where: Chevy Chase, Fairfax, and Falls Church
Best for: age 1 – 6 years

The coolest indoor playground for kids under 48 inches. 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.

Jam at Gymboree

Where: AlexandriaBurkeColumbiaCrofton, and D.C.
Best for: under 5 years

Always a favorite! 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. There are lots of classes over break to choose from.

Check Out Badlands

Where: Rockville
Best for: age 1 – 13 years

At this 30,000-square-foot nature-inspired playspace, parents can play with their children, or relax in the café while the kids explore the open play area, climb the mountain, or tinker with a new tool.  

Monkey Around at My Gym

Where: AlexandriaBethesda, Burke, and Rockville
Best for: age 3 months – 12 years

This partner has a variety of structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports, and more, to choose from. Kids have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence, and self-esteem.

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Jump Your Heart Out at Launch Trampoline Park

Where: Bethesda
Best for: age 4 – 13 years

Calling all thinkers and tinkerers! KID Museum offers unique, maker experiences that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship.

Explore Kid Museum

Where: Bethesda
Best for: age 4 – 13 years

Calling all thinkers and tinkerers! KID Museum offers unique, maker experiences that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship.

Sing and Play at Mobu Kids

Where: Falls Church
Best for: age 6 months – 5 years

This indoor playground has a safe, fun soft play area you can pop by for open play, and also offers super fun music classes with singing and musical instruments.

Bounce Around at Kid Junction

Where: Chantilly
Best for: age 2 – 9 years

Or check out this playspace in Northern Virginia. With two levels of tubes, slides, obstacles, and bridges, a fully self-contained soft play area for toddlers, an arcade, and more, there’s tons of fun here for the whole family.

Get In the Know at Newseum

Where: Shaw
Best for: age 7 and up

A must-see DC attraction, the Newseum is where kids can learn all about the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors enjoy 7 levels of interactive exhibits, powerful artifacts, magnificent views of the U.S. Capitol, and much more!

Check Out Mommy Nearest’s 10 Best Things To Do in November

Where: Various
Best for: various

Mommy Nearest has rounded up their 10 best things to do in the DC area this month. Why not put one (or all) of them on your Thanksgiving Break to-do list?

Want to discover and book more new activities in the Washington DC area? Here are 8 ways to have indoor fun in the DC area. And check out all upcoming activities across the DC metro area! 

Header Image: Adobe Stock/Oksana Kuzmina

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