Columbus Day Open Gym on Monday at Silver Stars – $7 for 2 Kids!

Silver Stars Gymnastics is celebrating Columbus Day with 2 for 1 pricing! Monday October 11, 2010 12pm-1pm 2 for 1 ($7 for 2 kids) Bring a Friend! Ages 7 & under We are bringing out the train for this open gym! This is a one time limited offer. This offer does not transfer to other open gym days/times. This offer expires Monday October 11, 2010 at 1pm.School Year Open Gym HoursMONDAY-FRIDAY 12PM-1PM5 years old & under: $7 per child per visit Buy a pass: 12 visits for Read more...

Great Kids Village Silver Spring Re-Opens SUNDAY in Mayorga Coffee Building on Georgia Ave.

After a month of limbo, Great Kids Village's Silver Spring location is re-opening tomorrow, Sunday June 13th in a brand new space: the former Mayorga Coffee shop at 8040 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring/NW DC border.Great Kids Village is kicking off their first day in the new digs with a kids concert by Melissa Green!  Melissa Green is a great children's musician who parents enjoy too.  In fact, she's so cool, she will be featured on the next Putamayo Kids CD, Rock & Roll Playground.Doors Read more...

What’s Open in Washington Tuesday February 9

This will be quick because I got plowed!  I so needed it.  Insert immature humor.METROOn Tuesday, Metro system will open at 5 a.m. with limited service and may close earlyOPEN GYMSFunFit is open today for MOMS MORNING OUT until 12:30pmGreat Kids Village Silver Spring - 10am-4:30pmInteractions Learn and Play in Kensington - Opening at 10amBe With Me The Children’s Playseum in Bethesda is open at 9:30am.The Family Room on Capitol Hill is open at 9am.MUSEUMS Read more...

Sunday Open Gyms & Family Fun – Cabin Fever Relief for Washington Metro Families! (and Giveaway)

Be With Me The Playseum Pass Winners are Harley, Kathy, Sarah S., AnnMarie and Ashanthi K.  I have some of your emails, but not all - please email me if you are listed!SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7Be With Me The Children's Playseum in Bethesda is open NOW and serving free hot chocolate, coffee and tea from Starbucks!  They have just started having Sunday open play, but opened several hours early today to give the families without power a place to play!  Leave a comment here before midnight tonight Read more...

Indoor Open Gyms Open Today February 3 – Snow Day Relief!

Schools are closed today, and you can only do the "let's watch Sesame Street in our jammies" thing for so long.  And after exactly 20 minutes of snow play (not including the 30 minutes to get outfitted in the snow gear), the kids are soaking wet and cold.So here are some indoor play options that are open today to help you kill the snow day - call a friend and get to playing!FunFit - Open gym in Rockville is starting at 11:30am-2pm.Interactions Learn and Play in Kensington - Open gym Read more...

Open Gyms, Indoor Play Spaces, Kids Theater: A Parent in Silver Spring for The Washington Post

Andrew and Anna Ross, children of Great Kids Village masterminds and owners Andrew & Paula Ross, think Mom & Dad's "office" is pretty darn fun.   I wrote a piece for The Washington Post Weekend section about some new, fab indoor play spaces you should definitely check out with your kids!Need to entertain the kids this winter? A few Washington area indoor activities.By Jessica McFaddenThe Washington PostWeekendFriday, January 22, 2010Just because the temperatures have dropped doesn't Read more...

Washington Activities With Kids on January 9 – 10

As if the indoor exhibits at the National Zoo weren't fun enough, now there's kids performances at the zoo too!  Eve and I get a kick out of the alligator snapping turtle at the Reptile House. SATURDAYLaunch Zone of The National Children's Museum "I Have a Dream" Collage Making11am-4pm, 112 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745, map.  Celebrate and honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Kids can make a collage from a variety of materials to share and Read more...

Washington DC Winter Weather Family Fun

Is your new year's resolution to spend more time with your kids?  Or are you searching for some interesting (and warm!) indoor educational activities for your family?  Try these fun offerings in January! (OK, the first one is partly outdoors, but all the rest are inside...promise!) Sunday January 3rd - Three Kings Day at the GALA Hispanic Theatre (Fiesta de los tres reyes magos)Christmas is still going strong, so keep up that tree and playing the carols on your iPod - the Wise Men haven't Read more...

New Year’s Eve in Silver Spring, Grand Opening of Great Kids Village Silver Spring & Giveaways of Tickets!

WINNERS ARE Debbie, Ginger, Patti, Kenann of My Grandma Was Green and Muriel.   This announcement is triple-awesome.  First, now we families have a kid-friendly party to attend on New Year's Eve - no tux rental or babysitter booking required.  And I have FIVE family four packs of free tickets to giveaway to you guys to this party!  And in 2010, there's a great open gym and playspace (and birthday party locale) opening in Silver Spring we can all enjoy: Great Kids Village Read more...