Northern Virginia Pumpkin Patch: Wayside Farm (with Angry Birds!)

Wayside Farm off of Route 7 in Berryville, Virginia has animals, hayrides, a big pumpkin field and yummy food. They also have an Angry Bird-themed corn maze and an live Angry Bird launch coming up! The 10-acre Angry Bird corn maze is full of twists, turns and dead ends. Use your imagination to see the Angry Bird being "launched" at Wayside farm with a superhero-like slingshot and land at Dan-D Farms in Knoxville, Iowa. It's the first-ever multi-state corn maze!There are also pig Read more...

Washington DC With Kids: Activities from A to Z

Washington, DC Things to Do with Kids from A-Z In honor of the end of the school year, I thought I would compile for you a list of suggested summer activities in the style of those bulletin board alphabets teachers staple above the chalkboard. I hope you and your family enjoy these 26+ outings as much as my family and I have!AMF Free Summer Bowling and Regal Cinema $1 Movies -- Summer is a great time for freebies from kid-oriented businesses, such as AMF's program of two free games per Read more...

Baby Goats and Lambs at Clarks’ Elioak Farm

If you are the type who rushes to the hospital or house to see your family and friends' newborns, then you really should rush with your kids to see these newborn kids (of the goat variety). We were able to pet one-day old baby goat triplets, as well as cuddle twin baby lambs. And more babies are being born at Clark's Elioak Farm daily (check their Facebook page for birth announcements). A trip here is an idyllic spring family activity.   Clark’s Elioak Farm Read more...

Corn Festival at Crumland Farms on Sunday Sept. 26

Fall is officially here.  How do I know? Because The Crumland Farms Corn Festival is this weekend!  The fun begins on Sunday, September 26th at Crumland Farms in Frederick, MD.They've got a corn maze (there's a new design every year), a pumpkin patch, Haunted Woods, pedal karts, a corntastic playground, farm animals you can feed, um, CORN and more.Sunday also has live music (the bands: Frederick Rock School, Denim N Lace, Julienne Irwin of America's Got Talent, and Walkins Welcome), Read more...

Summers Farm Adventure in Frederick Opens Saturday Sept. 25th – Guest Post by Tricia Scharnberger

This is a re-post of an awesome guest post by Tricia Scharnberger, a supermom of two in Kensington who loves finding fun, educational activities for her family. She's always got the latest and greatest ideas for fun outings. She REALLY needs to start a blog!!!Here's some great pumpking patch info: my family and I love  Summers Farm Adventure in Frederick, MD. It is by far the best farm in the area we have visited for fall festival fun. There are so many things for the kids to do, Read more...

APISS Weekend Picks July 24-26

This weekend the APISS household will be one giant child labor law violation, as I put my preschoolers to work packing up our house. Yes, we're moving...within Silver Spring. Thank goodness. If we were headed to Gaithersburg or Germantown, I wouldn't be able to handle the acronym. I mean, I have no problem aligning myself with urine, but I draw the line at the porcine.So while we're getting high off the fumes of packing tape and Sharpies, please to enjoy these great family activities.FRIDAY NIGHTRock Read more...

Clark’s Elioak Farm Opens for Spring!

Clark's Elioak Farm opens Wednesday, April 1st for the spring-fall season. This charming land of family fun is located right on the Howard County-Montgomery County border off of Rt. 29. A working farm since 1797, the 540 acre farm has oodles of animals that children can view up close, pet and feed. Pigs, cows, horses, turkeys, ducks, chickens, rabbits, turtles, sheep, donkeys and goats will delight your kids, and pony rides will send them over the moon. There are hay rides through the farm fields, Read more...