Things to do in FREDERICK with kids

Maryland might be known for it’s rich history, crab cakes and as a haven for transport lovers (and rightly so, kids will love exploring all of those!), but the state has so much more kids fun to offer.  Luckily that’s where we come in…!

First up, with the thrilling Six Flags America, the enchanting Glen Echo Park and the shoot ‘em up Western-style Adventure Park USA, those adrenaline loving families will be sorted!

Animal adventures come in all shapes and sizes, from the impressive Maryland Zoo, the intimate Plumpton Park Zoo, right down to the sweet Green Meadows Petting Farm.

Get the kids on the battlefields - literally! - with the historic attractions such as Antietam and Monocacy National Battlefields, and introduce kids to incredible historic sites, such as Fort McHenry which inspired the Star Spangled Banner lyrics! Pretty amazing stuff!

Kids can explore space with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, touch dinosaurs at the Maryland Science Center and feel the wind in their hair with Maryland International Raceway.

It may be one of the smaller states but it packs a punch when it comes to places to go with kids. Enjoy it - you may just never want to leave!

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  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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    Frederick

    Interactive educational programs, exhibits, seminars and lectures provide the knowledge that Civil War medicine connects us not only to our past, but is the scientific and historical link to our ...

  • Roads and Rails Museum

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    Cars...Trucks....Trains....and lego! Yes please! Visit one of the world's LARGEST model trail attractions and it's miniature world!

  • Terrace Lanes Bowling Center

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    (1 miles) Frederick

    Get bowled over with Frederick's ONLY 10-pin bowling center!

  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures

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    (2 miles) Frederick

    Get ready to take on a quest to combat an opposing team in semi-darkness, surrounded by lasers and smoke! Good luck!

  • Skate Frederick

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    (3 miles) Frederick

    Skate Frederick Ice Sports & More is Frederick's premiere skating facility featuring two NHL regulation rinks (200' x 85'). Skate Frederick offers a snack bar, a Pro Shop for all your skating needs, ...

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

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    (3 miles) Frederick

    A fascinating and educational look into history at this national battlefield in Maryland. Known as the Civil War Battle that Saved DC, families can visit a landscape that has changed little since the ...

  • Summers Farm Adventure

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    (3 miles) Frederick

    Summers Farm offers a day that is sure to bring families together. From pig races to pumpkin picking, Summers Farm offers something for everyone. Come out today to see all we have to offer. You will ...

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    (7 miles) Ijamsville

    A family friendly petting farm in Maryland with sweet barn animals for kids to play with, as well as hay rides, cow milking, and an interactive animal show. Lots of animal fun in your family day out!

  • Adventure Park USA

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    (8 miles) New Market

    Yee haw! 17.5 acres of Western theme park fun, as well as a fun Desert Oasis Mini Golf Course, Ropes Course and a challenging Rock Wall! Adventure Park USA is a fun family day out option for those in ...

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (12 miles) Thurmont

    Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other ...

  • The Brunswick Railroad Museum

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    (14 miles) Brunswick

    On the second floor, the Museum's exhibits tell the history of Brunswick and the people who have lived here. Life-sized recreations of late Victorian rooms are the centerpiece of these exhibits. On ...

  • Catoctin Mountain Park

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    (15 miles) Thurmont

    With 25 miles of hiking trails winding through both Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park a variety of experiences are available. The roads of the Park offer scenic driving all year; ...

  • Romp n' Roll

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    (18 miles) Germantown

    Romp n' Roll Germantown offers a huge variety of fun kids classes. They offer age-specific kids gym classes, art class, music class and more for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children in the ...

  • John Brown Wax Museum

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    (18 miles) Harpers Ferry

    The John Brown Wax Museum graphically tells the story of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. Voice, music, & animation enhance the experience. One of the many fun family places to visit if ...

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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    (18 miles) Sharpsburg

    An eye opening and fascinating historical experience at Antietam National Battlefield - a site that played a key role in 1862 invasion of the Confederate Army into the North.

  • Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

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    (20 miles) Harpers Ferry

    A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike ...

  • River Riders

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    (20 miles) Harpers Ferry

    Incredible outdoor adventures for the whole family on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers! Rafting, canopy tours, tubing, kayaking, rock climbing...the list goes on!

  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures

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    (21 miles) Gaithersburg

    A challenging, fun, tactical and team building experience with super cool lasers, smoke and music - all in semi-darkness!

  • Gaithersburg Community Museum

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    (22 miles) Gaithersburg

    An interesting and educational museum on the cities' history, set in a beautifully resorted 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex in the lovely Gaithersburg, Maryland.

  • Bohrer Park

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    (23 miles) Gaithersburg

    Come enjoy a summer day at the Water Park. Intended for recreational swimming, the main pool features several activity pods, ample shallow water play spaces, and a “raindrop” water umbrella for ...

  • Bach to Rock Gaithersburg

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    (23 miles) Gaithersburg

    Bach to Rock is fun for kids of all ages who are interested in music lessons, camps, birthday parties, joining a band or glee club and more!

  • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park

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    (24 miles) Williamsport

    Exciting family resort great for a day, a weekend or for vacation campers. Beach entry pool with 400ft waterslides, Yogi Bear, mini golf, an outdoor movie theatre, pedal karts, laser tag and plenty ...

  • Bach to Rock Lansdowne

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    (24 miles) Leesburg

    Bach to Rock Lansdowne is fun for kids of all ages who are interested in music lessons, camps, birthday parties, joining a band or glee club and more!

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (24 miles) Hagerstown

    Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

  • Liberty Mountain Resort

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    (24 miles) Fairfield

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, with one third territory for each level of ability. Plus two lift serviced tubing hills including a toddler one, and terrain park.

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (25 miles) Leesburg

    Get Up Close and Personal with Exotic & Domestic Animals on 21 acres of fun! Visit Giant Tortoises, Lemurs, and Serval Cats. Feed and pet animals and take a PONY RIDE. Tour the entire Park on a ...

  • Allstar Family Fun and Sports Complex

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    (25 miles) Gettysburg

    offers 2 differing 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses, bounce houses and 2 exciting Go Kart Race Tracks.

  • Go Ape Rock Creek Park

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    (25 miles) Rockville

    Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 ...

  • Loudoun Gymnastics Center

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    (27 miles) Sterling

    A 10,000 plus square foot facility providing programs, special events and open gym for ages 18 months and up in Loudoun County.

  • Sport Bounce of Loudoun

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    (27 miles) Ashburn

    At Sport Bounce, we know parents are always on the lookout for FUN things to do and fun places to bring their kids. Our goal is to provide you with a great place to bring your kids and meet up with ...

  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

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    (28 miles) Sterling

    focuses on local agricultural heritage and provides an insight into historical rural life. Includes a play farm interactive exhibit specifically for children.

  • Bear Branch Nature Center

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    (28 miles) Westminster

    A nature center set among 320 acres of trails, orchards, mews and lakes, with educational exhibits and a planetarium.

  • Sandy Spring Adventure Park

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    (28 miles) Sandy Spring

    The largest man-made outdoor climbing adventure in the world awaits those active kids over 5 years! Climbing Maryland fun!

  • LaserNation

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    (29 miles) Sterling

    LaserNation makes it fun and interactive for the whole family with some of the largest playing arenas on the East Coast. LaserNations live-action laser experience is high-tech, futuristic fun. ...

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

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    (29 miles) Gettysburg

    A fascinating way for kids to learn about the turning point in the Civil War, and the inspiration for Lincoln's Immortal "Gettysburg Address" - the battle site of Gettysburg.