Things to do in Maryland 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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  • Six Flags America

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    Bowie

    Thrills, spills, and family rides at the iconic Six Flags America with attractions and entertainment for all ages! A great way to spend the day together in Maryland!

  • Adventure Park USA

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    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 ...

  • Cascade Lake

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    Hampstead

    6 acres of lake, within 70 acres of wooded areas - this Maryland water attractions is a great, water fun experience in a natural setting.

  • Bohrer Park

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    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 ...

  • Jolly Rogers Spash Mountain

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    Ocean City

    Splash Mountain does it again. Challenge yourself with the Eye the Hurricane or challenge Family and Friends at the Six Lane Super Racer!

  • North Arundel Aquatic Center

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    Glen Burnie

    A swimmingly good time with water slides, whirlpool, waterfalls and main swimming pool.

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    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 Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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    Baltimore

    Over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at this family friendly zoo in Baltimore! There are over 200 species for the kids to enjoy, and learn about on your family day out in Maryland!

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    Rising Sun

    Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra are all waiting for the family to go visit at this very intimate and sweet Maryland Zoo, with over 130 animals on display.

  • Salisbury Zoo

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    Salisbury

    A fascinating collection of beautiful animals in Maryland, all the way from North and South America, as well as Australia!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    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!

  • The Sea Rocket

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    Ocean City

    Roar through the Ocean City inlet into the mighty Atlantic on-board the world's original giant speedboat.

  • Discover Annapolis Tours

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    Annapolis

    Our tours are fun and full of surprises! You will "Discover Annapolis" from a trolley -- a little air conditioned bus with big windows. We'll travel down charming streets laid out over three ...

  • Buccaneer's Booty

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    Ocean City

    Family fun awaits at the North end of Ocean City! Play miniature golf on our beautifully landscaped course, test your game skills in our Boardwalk- style arcade, or grab a bite to eat from the snack ...

  • Trimper Rides and Amusements

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    Ocean City

    BRING THE CHILDREN -- preschool to adult -- or just come yourself. On the Boardwalk by the Inlet, between South Division and South First Street, is where you'll find action, excitement and the ...

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    Annapolis

    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.

  • Chuck E Cheese

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    Baltimore

    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. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    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.

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    Rockville

    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.

  • Romp n' Roll

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    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 ...

  • Be With Me Playseum

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    Bethesda

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

  • Marley Bounce Party

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    Glen Burnie

    Fun indoor play for those under 12s, with fun bouncy equipment and a special toddler area!

  • CoCos Funhouse

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    Salisbury

    Provide a varying range of high quality inflatable entertainment from slides and assault courses to bounce houses and themed zones.

  • Kiddie Crusoe

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    Timonium

    features include the Kiddie City Play Arena, Ultimate Play Set, Inflatable Arena, Imaginarium Activity Room, and Wii Gaming Lounges.

  • 3 Monkeys House of Bounce

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    Reisterstown

    A fun indoor play center thats over 13,000 sq feet of fun inflatables.

  • Big house of bounce

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    Baltimore

    Big House of Bounce is a healthy recreational option for today’s active families. We strive to provide a clean, safe, and stimulating environment for children.

  • 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 ...

  • The Brunswick Railroad Museum

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    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 ...

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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    Greenbelt

    Space education and fun at this interactive NASA Visitor Center in Maryland! With lectures, model rocket launches, and children's programs, there is much to see and learn for kids - all about space!

  • Surratt House Museum

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    Clinton

    Restored in 1976 by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, today the museum presents a variety of programs and events, recapturing the history of mid-19th century life and ...

  • College Park Aviation Museum

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    College Park

    Visitors to the museum step into an open 1½ story exhibit space, which highlights the display of unique aircraft and artifacts and tells the story of the airport's many 1st in flight to today.

  • Baltimore Museum of Art

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    Baltimore

    The Baltimore Museum of Art organizes and presents a variety of dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year. The Museum is Maryland's largest art museum featuring more than 85,000 ...

  • Port Discovery Children's Museum

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    Baltimore

    Port Discovery, the Children's Museum in Baltimore, provides experiences which ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • USS Constellation Museum

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    Baltimore

    The Museum is the steward of the 1854 US Sloop-of-War Constellation. It's also the custodian of all related artifacts, materials, and histories from the Baltimore-built Frigate Constellation of ...

  • Maryland Science Center

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    Baltimore

    Three fun levels of interactive science fun, with exhibits covering dinosaurs, space, the human body and planet Earth. Kids just have to make sure they touch everything and have fun!