Things to do in GERMANTOWN 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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  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures

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    (3 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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    (5 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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    (5 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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    (6 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!

  • Go Ape Rock Creek Park

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    (9 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 ...

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    (12 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!

  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

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    (13 miles) Sterling

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

  • Sandy Spring Adventure Park

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    (13 miles) Sandy Spring

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

  • Loudoun Gymnastics Center

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    (13 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.

  • Bach to Rock Lansdowne

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    (14 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!

  • LaserNation

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    (14 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. ...

  • Adventure Park USA

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    (14 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 ...

  • Sport Bounce of Loudoun

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    (14 miles) Ashburn

    10,000sq ft of bouncing fun in Virginia, great indoor play for active kids aged 2 to 10 years!

  • Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole

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    (14 miles) Reston

    Acres of slides, sprays, flumes and interactive play features away, all circled by Rattlesnake River - all with an Old West theme!

  • Great Falls Park

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    (15 miles) Washington

    At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the ...

  • Fit Kids Lets Move Northern Virginia

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    (16 miles) Reston

    Fit Kids Let's Move June 17, Redskin Cheerleaders, Power Panther, WAT-AAH!

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

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    (16 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 ...

  • Imagination Stage

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    (16 miles) Bethesda

    The magic of live theater awaits kids at Imagination Stage - with entertaining shows great for kids over 4 years, as well as classes and camps at this artistic Maryland family day out activity!

  • Bach to Rock Bethesda

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    (16 miles) Bethesda

    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!

  • Discovery Creek Childrens Museum of Washington

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    (16 miles) Glen Echo

    The aim of the museum is using natural and historic settings to create a living laboratory of science, history, and art exploration.

  • Glen Echo Park

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    (16 miles) Glen Echo

    Once a premier amusement park of Maryland, it now is a fun place for the family to visit with year round recreational and cultural activities, with films, carousels, and dances!

  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures

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    (16 miles) Frederick

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

  • Bach to Rock Herndon

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    (16 miles) Herndon

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

  • Be With Me Playseum

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    (17 miles) Bethesda

    A fun "city" for kids where they can play freely, connect with their parents and most importantly, have fun reading!

  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm

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    (17 miles) McLean

    The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a recreated 18th century farm. Costumed staff and volunteers work the land as it was done in the 18th century, and encourage visitors to help!

  • JW Tumbles

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    (17 miles) Herndon

    JW Tumbles offers programs for kids from 4 months to 9 years focus on developing every child's social, physical and cognitive skills, each level is specifically designed to engage and challenge your ...

  • Clemyjontri Park

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    (17 miles) McLean

    A beautiful outdoor playground for kids that also caters for those who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces, as well as sensory development disabilities.

  • Bach to Rock McLean

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    (17 miles) Mclean

    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!

  • Frying Pan Farm Park

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    (18 miles) Herndon

    Preserving Fairfax County's rural heritage which recreates the era of 1920-1950 for educational value, while the younger kids greet the friendly farm animals and take a wagon ride through the fields.

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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    (18 miles) 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 ...

  • Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

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    (18 miles) NW Washington DC

    Among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses of DC's finest neighborhood, lies deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits ...

  • Roads and Rails Museum

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    (18 miles) Frederick

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

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (18 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 ...

  • Terrace Lanes Bowling Center

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    (19 miles) Frederick

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

  • Rock Creek Nature Centre

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    (19 miles) NW Washington DC

    Has Discovery Room aimed at kids under 5 with lots of things to do - enjoy a wide variety of children\'s programs, including planetarium shows, animal talks, exploratory hikes, crafts, as well as ...