Fun Winter Break Activities with Kids in Annapolis
At Pirate Adventures we spent the week before Christmas wondering if we should open for winter break with the warm temps! Unfortunately the Sea Gypsy has been put away and we couldn’t find Pirate Pete to jump in the water for us. Let Pirate Adventures instead take you on a tour of the best activities for winter break with the kids. The excitement of the holidays is fading and the kids can only play with those new toys for so long. We’ve got you covered when it comes to entertaining the kids this week.
Top 5 Things to do with the kids this week: December 27, 2015
Military Bowl Parade and Tailgate
Even if you don’t have tickets to the game the Military Bowl is a way to kick off winter break with the family in Annapolis. The Military Bowl takes place at Navy Stadium in Annapolis Monday, December 28th. Kickoff is at 2:30pm. The Military Bowl Parade features the Budweiser Clydsdales and starts at 11am. Grab a place on the parade route and then head to Navy Stadium for a free tailgate featuring food, drinks, and facepainting for the kids. The tailgate starts at 9am.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Follow up the Star Wars toys you got for the Holidays and take them to see the highly anticipated new installment of Star Wars. It’s looking like rain on Tuesday and Wednesday making mid-week the perfect time to hit the movies. Star Wars is playing at all of the theaters close to Annapolis. Find show schedules here.
Find a New Playground: Kinder Farm Park
Kinder Farm Park is a hidden jewel for many reasons – the trails cut through the woods, frisbee golf, farm animals, – and for our kids, the playground. The playground at Kinder Farm Park is multileveled and is connected by slides and rope swings. Kids of all ages will find something new and different from the normal playground at Kinder Farm’s playground. This time of year the animals are not on display as much as they would be in the spring but with the weather we have been having it is well worth the trip.
Road Trip: Longwood Gardens
If you are not tired of Holiday Lights Displays head to Longwood Gardens, about a 90 minute drive from Annapolis. Longwood Gardens is a wonderful place to let the kids run with surprises around every corner and relaxing place for grown-ups to wander. Christmas at Longwood features fountain displays set to music, a children’s train garden, a fire pit and so much more. If you are looking for a special treat for the grown-ups skip the cafeteria and dine at the sit down restaurant 1906. The food is really good and the setting is even better, they make a fancy peanut butter and jelly sandwich to get the kids in on the fine dining.
New Years Eve – City Dock, Annapolis
Cap off winter break with a family New Years Eve Celebration at Susan Campbell Park. There will be a heated tent and activities for the kids starting at 3pm. Jack Julius the magician will perform and facepainting will be available with live music performances scheduled. The first fireworks of the evening will take place at 7:30pm.
What will you do for winter break?
We hope you have a great winter break with the kids full of family memories, let us know what you did for winter break this year! Looking for more things to do with the kids in Annapolis and Maryland? Check out our posts full of things to with the kids: