Boo! at the Barn on Sunday October 29 – Arts Barn Gaithersburg Fun

Just in time for Halloween, Boo! at the Barn features themed art activities, games, a costume parade, trick-or-treating, photo opportunities, and a showcase of live, spooky animal ambassadors provided by Echoes of Nature.Enjoy a children’s version of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, Jr., at 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. (requires theater tickets) in the Arts Barn theater. This family event is recommended for young children. Enjoy complimentary snacks provided by Zoës Kitchen.Bring Read more...

Maryland Emancipation Day Weekend with Montgomery Parks

Election anxiety got you down? Looking for educational activities with the family that teach of a time when our country righted its wrongs? The line-up of family events hosted by Montgomery Parks this weekend, November 4-6, fits the bill.These historic learning opportunities celebrate Maryland Emancipation Day at historic sites throughout the county. On November 1, 1864, a Maryland state constitution freed all those held in bondage within its boundaries, abolishing slavery on the state level. Read more...

Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg: Waterpark and Wonder

Curious about Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg? A Parent in Silver Spring writer Guiomar Barbi Ochoa experienced the resort with her family and has the scoop for us. Wolves and I are not great friends. I’m a child of the '80's,  and I distinctly remember a fiasco where my teenage aunts were babysitting a pack of us and they thought it would be a stellar idea to pop An American Werewolf in London in the VCR. The movie terrified me and I swore off wolves forever.That was until my kids Read more...

October Must Do: Hersheypark in the Dark

Two weekends remain for Hersheypark in the Dark Halloween fun! My family and I experienced HersheyPark in the Dark for the first time last weekend and it was an excellent two days to get out of town and get into the spooky (but not too scary) season. Even the Hersheypark characters are feeling Halloween in their costumes.  TRICK OR TREAT AT TREATVILLE Kids 12 and younger are invited to dress up and enjoy a trick-or-treat adventure beginning throughout Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction Read more...

Summers Farm Adventure: Best DC Area Pumpkin Patch for Big Kids (and littles, too)

Do you want to hit a pumpkin patch with your family on a fall weekend, but are worried about dragging your older elementary, middle and high school kids to something "babyish"? Then Summers Farm in Frederick, MD is the perfect farm for you. Summers is open now through October 31st and is packed with activities that kept my almost teenager and pre-teen laughing and entertained all day. There are more than 30 farm-focused activities for families!Baltimore Orioles corn maze, hay ride to Read more...

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort: Expect the Unexpected

Wildlife habitats, luxury accommodations, adventure activities, golf, dining, swimming and play: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania is an ideal getaway for DC-area families. A Parent in Silver Spring writer Guiomar Barbi Ochoa experienced the resort with her family and has the scoop for us. Tucked away in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands was purchased by 84 Lumber founder Joseph Hardy III for his daughter, Maggie. The father/daughter Read more...

Magic Wands and Woodturners at RennFest: Sleeping Beauties

Hear ye, hear ye: The Maryland Renaissance Festival is here for five more weekends!  This day out with the family is the perfect place to enjoy the excitement of Renaissance England with King Henry and his court, jousting, turkey legs, mead, puppet shows, flower crowns, the amazing playground, performances and more Middle Ages fun.My friends and the most Renaissance-rad couple I know, Mike & Sue Ann Colella, are operating a booth selling fine-turned wood items, including magic wands Read more...

Girls’ Getaway to Hershey, PA: Wine and Food Festival, Hotel Hershey and More

My friend Beth and I had an awesome, much-needed women friend getaway last weekend to Hershey, Pennsylvania which I am convinced truly is the sweetest place on earth. In the past I have enjoyed Hershey with my children, riding rollercoasters and splashing down waterslides. This time it was all about two hard-working moms relaxing for two days, sans kids.Before we checked in to our hotel on Friday we did a little antiquing at the Crossroads Antique Mall (I almost bought a perfect little Read more...

Truck Touch in Bethesda Oct. 25

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This looks totally fun!

To learn more info about the event, visit the Suburban Nursery School Truck Touch page.