Theme Parks in WASHINGTON with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in Washington, Washington DC! Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.


From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, Nations Capital offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great city.

Hold on tight…because Washington is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • Six Flags America

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    (14 miles) 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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    (36 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 ...

  • Central Park Funland

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    (49 miles) Fredericksburg

    Over 20 rides and attractions in this fun indoor/outdoor amusement park, with 7 acres of rides, laser tag, go-karts, mini golf, and more!

  • Kings Dominion

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    (77 miles) Doswell

    Get ready for those hair raising thrills at Kings Dominion, with theme park fun AND water fun spills! Over 400 acres of Virginia entertainment awaits you!

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  • Smithsonian National Zoo

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    (3 miles) Cleveland Park

    Founded in 1889, and one of the most popular DC attractions, this zoo has over 1,500 animals across 163 acres - and it's FREE!

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (33 miles) Leesburg

    21 acres of animal fun with native and exotic animals, as well as petting and feeding areas, indoor playground, and fun park activities such as pony and wagon rides, and live animal shows!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    (35 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!

  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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    (36 miles) 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!

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (53 miles) Thurmont

    From the small and furry, to the large and scaly, this Maryland zoo has 319 species from all over the world, to give kids a fun zoo adventure!

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (67 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    (78 miles) 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.

  • Luray Reptile Center

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    (81 miles) Luray

    Seeing zookeepers interact with animals and know them personally. Having a zookeeper available to answer your questions. Getting Close and personal with animals is something Luray Zoo does ...

  • Salisbury Zoo

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    (86 miles) Salisbury

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

  • Space Farms

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    (89 miles) Sussex

    Come alive with nature and history. Explore the wild side of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages. Where else can you step back in time and head for the ...

  • Brandywine Zoo

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    (99 miles) Wilmington

    12 acres filled with animals from all over the world in this family friendly Wilmington zoo, with over 120 animals just waiting to say hi!

  • Be With Me Playseum

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    (7 miles) Bethesda

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

  • Rolly Pollies Maryland

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    (19 miles) Crofton

    Dynamic, fun-filled gym, arts, birthday parties, open play and special programs for kids 6 months through 9 years.

  • Kid Junction

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    (24 miles) Chantilly

    Fun indoor play designed to encourage role playing, socializing and imagination skills, with tons of different attractions that will provide hours of fun for kids in Virginia!

  • Sport Bounce of Loudoun

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    (24 miles) Ashburn

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

  • House of Bounce

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    (27 miles) Manassas

    offers 6,400 sq ft of play space filled with a variety of high standard inflatables, from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and more.

  • Animated Child

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    (27 miles) Montclair

    The Animated Child provides an integrated environment where children are encouraged to be curious and independent. Our setting is created for the inquisitive child. We aspire to develop a deep sense ...

  • Skate N Fun Zone

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    (27 miles) Manassas

    Skate N Fun Zone offers skating for all ages, skating classes and play zone for children. You and your kids can also have lots of fun in the Laser tag. Celebrate your kids birthday party or come to ...

  • Marley Bounce Party

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    (28 miles) Glen Burnie

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

  • Big house of bounce

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    (36 miles) 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.

  • Kiddie Crusoe

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    (43 miles) Timonium

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

  • CoCos Funhouse

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    (85 miles) Salisbury

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

  • Romp n Roll West End

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    (92 miles) Glen Allen

    Kids' Classes, Camps, and Birthday Parties for the Six and Under Crowd!

  • Pump It Up Newport

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    (94 miles) Newport

    Open Jump, special events and birthday parties in this colorful and indoor fun center!

  • Botanic Gardens

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    (1 miles) Washington

    Hey Kids! The USBG is looking for Junior Botanists! You can become an Apprentice Junior Botanist by asking for an Adventure Folder and exploring our Conservatory. Bring along an adult adviser with an ...

  • East Potomac Park

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    (2 miles) Washington DC

    One of the most popular parks in Washington DC, with tennis courts, golf and play areas!

  • Dumbarton Oaks

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    (2 miles) NW Washington DC

    These beautiful 10 acre gardens are a great place to take a baby for a walk - you can take a guided tour of both the museum and gardens

  • National Arboretum

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    (4 miles) NE Washington

    The National Arboretum has 446 acres filled with trees, plants and flowers - great place for picnic, relaxing and letting the kids run round - why not take a tram tour round

  • Rock Creek Nature Centre

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    (5 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 ...

  • Upton Hill Regional Park

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    (7 miles) Arlington

    A fun day of outdoor adventure in Arlington, with a fun water park, mini golf, batting cages, walking trails and lots of park fun!

  • Discovery Creek Childrens Museum of Washington

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    (8 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.