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10 Things To Do for $10 (or Less) In and Around Washington, DC

Looking to have fun with your kids without breaking the bank this winter? Easier said than done, are we right?

Well, that’s where KidPass comes in. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to play, from dance classes to museums to playspaces and more, that only cost 2 activity credits (or less!) Read on for ways to start having fun.


Where: Columbia and Crofton
Best for: under 5 years

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. Classes start at just 1 credit!

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.

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.

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.

Salsa with Silvia

Where: Columbia Heights
Best for: age 3 years and under

A great way to spend some fun time with your baby. Dance and sing together, bounce, and run around. These super fun and energetic classes help even the youngest dancers to develop a sense of rhythm and get exposed to music and dance at a very early age.


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Ultrazone Laser Tag

Where: Falls Church
Best for: age 5 – 16 years

For all the playful parents out there, strap on a vest and step into this labyrinth with your kiddies for a game of laser tag. Work together as a team to find your way through passageways and obstacles to defeat your opponents. Fun for the whole fam.

Jolly Yolly Kids Indoor Playground

Where: Fairfax
Best for: age 13 years and under

Children need a place to play, exercise, build skills, and exhaust their energy as much as adults need a fitness and training facility, especially when the weather is cold. This bright, safe, clean, and fun indoor gym is perfect for kids of varying ages.

Chibis Indoor Playground

Where: Ashburn
Best for: age 1 – 8 years

Here’s another fun indoor play center. The Family Jungle Gym allows parents and kids of all ages to play together (it supports 80 adults!) Other features include a fantastic bounce house and slide, hands-on toys, activity centers, and ride-on cars, plus comfy leather sofas and chairs where grownups can relax while keeping an eye on the kids.

FIT4MOM Capitol Hill

Where: Navy Yard
Best for: age 4 and under

FIT4MOM provides classes and support for moms in every stage of motherhood. Through these fitness classes, women have the opportunity to have a workout and support that is flexible around motherhood.

Tippi Toes Dance Studio

Where: Navy Yard
Best for: age 18 months – 5 years

Put on your dancing shoes and tutus for these fun classes! Music, movement, balance, and basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly, and positive manner.

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! 

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