10 Terrific Resources for Fun with the Kids in MD, DC, and VA

Mar 23, 2014 | Fun Things To Do With Kids in MD, DC, and VA

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10 Terrific Resources for Fun with the Kids in MD, DC, and VA

Finding new and fun things to do with the kids is always on a parent’s mind. Lucky for us we live in an area where there is always something going on and there are a lot of resources for fun with the kids available.  At Pirate Adventures we serve families in MD, DC, and VA that are active and are looking for new ideas for family fun.  We cringe when we hear “this place is so great, wish I had heard about you sooner”.  From the time we opened our doors 12 years ago parents have been our best source of advertising.  Now more than ever we can see the results of happy customers on our pirate ship through Facebook and other social media.  Parents are our best asset when it comes to spreading the word about our unique business for family friendly entertainment.   It is our goal to be a fun place to take your kids on a sunny day as well as be a resource for parents looking for other places for kids.

In the interest of serving our customers (and as parents ourselves) we thought we would gather what we thought were the best resources for fun with the kids in MD, DC, and VA.  These are go-to places to find out what is happening in MD, DC, and VA for family entertainment.  The sources on our list include local mom blogs. family magazine publications, and websites that offer great content for families looking for fun with the kids in MD, DC, and VA.  Check out our list and let us know what you think.  Leave us a comment with your favorite ideas to get out and play with your family!

  1. Kidfriendly DC

    The great thing about this local mom blog is that she publishes two posts EVERY week with a list of whats going on in our area during the week and the weekend.  Her suggestions are tailored to the weather forecast and current schedule of events at each attraction.

    Don’t Miss: The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids.

    Outdoor fun with the kids includes places you might never have heard of!

  2. A Parent in Silver Spring

    Another great blog written by a local mom that is always being updated with new things to do in the DC area.  Her blog has suggestions by age – babies through teens,  and by categories – day trips, museums.  A nice bonus of this site is that she often has free giveaways and contests for local attractions.

    Don’t Miss: 100 Things to do in DC with Kids.

    100 things will keep your family busy for a long buy cheap valtrex time, check out #42.

  3. dc.about.com

    This site is full of articles that list fun things to do with the kids and she is always producing more.  Many of the posts are seasonally updated and it is a no fail source to find out what is going on in DC at the moment.

    Don’t Miss: Top 10 Spring Events in Washington DC.

    Find out the schedule of events for the Cherry Blossom Festival and how to enter the lottery for the Easter Egg Hunt Roll.

  4. Family Fun in MD and Beyond

    This is a blog that reviews different places for kids in depth but the best thing about is the sidebar that lists all of the places that have been reviewed as well as places that have not been reviewed yet.  The list is long and you can get lots ideas just from that sidebar.

    Don’t Miss: BCPL Storyville in MD.

    Storyville sounds like a great place to keep the kids busy on a rainy day, and best of all free!

  5. Kids Trips – Northern VA

    gokidstrips.com has articles about family fun in NoVA, DC, and MD.  They have also written a book Kid Trips – Northern VA Addition.  Check them out for informative reviews and new things to do in the NoVA area.

    Don’t Miss: What to See at DC Museums with Kids by a Museum Educator. 

    This in depth post will go a long way in helping navigate a day at the museum with younger kids.

  6. Maryland Family Magazine

    Maryland Family Magazine is a publication of the Baltimore Sun which means they make use of the Sun reporters when it comes to compiling extensive articles about what to do in our area and nearby.  Most of their articles focus on attractions and events in the Baltimore Metro area.

    Don’t Miss: 100 Best Places to Take the Kids.

    Another 100, this time around Baltimore. check out #6!

  7. Chesapeake Family Magazine

    Chesapeake Family is based in Anne Arundel County, MD which includes Annapolis.  If you are planning a trip to Pirate Adventures and are looking for more to do close by they can be a great resource.  They regularly publish articles which include fun things to do with the kids which you might not have thought of.

    Don’t Miss: 100 Days of Summer.

    Continuing the 100 theme, this post offers an activity or an outing every day during the summer.

  8. Washington Family Magazine

    Washington Family Magazine has a pretty thorough website with resources for birthday parties, schools, and family fun.  They offer Mom Reviews of area attractions and a “Best of” List voted on by their readers.

    Don’t Miss: Places to Go & Get-A-Ways.

    This page breaks family friendly attractions down into categories like Playgrounds, Water Play, Day Trips.

  9. Baltimore’s Child Magazine

    Baltimore’s Child is a resource for Baltimore area parents as well as those visiting Baltimore with kids.

    Don’t Miss: Family Calendar.

    This calendar includes lots of free events in and around Baltimore.

  10. Trekaroo

    This website is a family travel resource that also includes local information.  You can put in your location or destination and they will list activities nearby.  They post articles about unique places to go and allow you to post your reviews on the site.

    Don’t Miss: Top 10 Things for Families to do in Philadelphia.

    Take off on a day trip and explore this fun city with this guide for family fun.

Use our Blog at Pirate Adventures as a resource for fun with the kids in MD, DC, and VA

As an attraction that serves families that are day tripping to Annapolis, we feel it is important to become a place where families can get information to plan adventures with their kids.  We hope you join us at Pirate Adventures this season and take advantage of the some of the posts on our Blog that will help plan your next family outing.