Are you ready for some free summer fun in 2022? Here is our epic guide to 50 local, kid-friendly excursions we’re putting on our bucket list for the summer—and even better, many of these fun outings are free. Start...
Summer is finally here and it's time to start enjoying all that the season has to offer! June offers DC-area residents so many options for family fun. This month, families can enjoy a variety of events to celebrate Pride...
Located in Herndon, Virginia, Frying Pan Farm is a great place to visit with young kids. There's a petting zoo, a working farm, a carousel, even a playground! With a variety of activities and things to look at, it's...
With peak produce season under way, I am so excited to write about my favorite farmers' markets in the DMV area.  In addition to fruits and vegetables, you will find artisan breads, butchers, sauces, preserves, and other baked goods....
In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, here are 15 children's books centered on AANHPI characters and their experiences.  The AANHPI community is filled with rich heritage, culture, traditions, and unique contributions to American...
This spray, splash, and water park guide was created by Julie Hart and updated by Stephanie Shipman. One of the best places to beat the heat during the dog days of summer is to play in the water! Below...
We are thrilled to present our 2022 Favorite Things Guide! Our inaugural 2021 guide is outstanding and we are grateful to shine a spotlight on even more outstanding local small businesses and creators. Two lucky readers will win a bundle of...
It's time to get in nature! There are lots of ways to enjoy spring and summer with u-pick produce (including strawberry picking), markets, and farm fun. Farms with a 🍓emoji have u-pick produce available. Be sure to CALL the farm...
Ahh, spring in DC. It's the most beautiful time to be outside. But it doesn't last forever - between hot, humid summers and below-freezing winters, the great IN-doors is often the place to play. Luckily, DC, MD, and VA are...
The DC area offers so many fun things to do with your family in May. Theater productions, musical performances, nature activities, learning about cultures around the world, Memorial Day events, and many more kinds of family-friendly events are scheduled...
Bluebells, tulips, and daffodils, oh my! If you're looking to soak up all of spring's glory, you can't miss these nature gems. Fresh blooms visually say, “Spring has arrived." My family has enjoyed making traditions (old and new) out...
Teacher Appreciate Week is such a wonderful way to celebrate your child's teacher. They are with our children all.day.long staying patient, keeping order, and teaching students knowledge they will carry with them for life. Here are some useful ideas...
Need help with dinner tonight? Pizza is usually a fan favorite, and it's definitely a kid-pleaser. Check out this round up of great pizza places in the Washington, DC area. We LOVE supporting local and trying new things. We...
The Washington, DC area has gobs of activities, events, nature, museums, etc. Here is our list of 101 best things to do with kids in the Washington, DC area. This is broken up by indoor, outdoor, and based in...

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Halloween Happenings Guide 2022

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This Halloween Family-Friendly Events Guide is sponsored by BrightHorizons®. BrightHorizons® knows childhood is a treasured time and they believe it is their responsibility to provide...