Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan. 3-5) 7 Fun Things to do with your kids in the DMV

Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend: India Day at KID Museum in Bethesda
courtesy of KID Museum

Don’t spend the first weekend of 2020 bored at home! Our picks for family-friendly activities around DC include ice skating, a celebration of Indian culture, a musical color parade and more.

Friday, January 3

Parent and Tot Skate Make a skate date with your toddler! All skill levels are welcome, and pushing skate aids are available for no additional fee. Cabin John Ice Rink, Rockville, MD at 11:15 a.m. $5 for one parent and one child (age 4 and under)

“Alice in Wonderland” Don’t miss the one of the final performances of The British Players’ seasonal pantomime, a slapstick retelling of the classic story. Children in the audience are encouraged to boo at the bad guys and cheer for the heroes. Ages 4 and up. Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, MD at 8 p.m. $15-$26

Saturday, January 4

MAKER Morning: New Year, New Color Celebrate the New Year with a musical color parade around the Hirshhorn! Then stop by hands-on MAKER stations around the museum to build noise-makers, create art using light and make a photographic print. Hirshhorn National Museum of Modern Art, Washington, DC at 10 a.m. FREE

Family Scavenger Hunt and Hike Explore the winter wonders of the great outdoors while keeping an eye out for trees and wildlife listed on scavenger hunt sheets. All ages are welcome. Maydale Conservation Park, Colesville, MD at 3 p.m. FREE

Sunday, January 5

Elephant & Piggie: We Are Doing Yoga! Children ages 3-7 will enjoy this silly yoga class, which uses yoga poses to act out Elephant and Piggie stories like “I Am Frog” and “Today I Will Fly!” Shining Kids Yoga at Early Intervention Associates, Rockville, MD at 9:30 a.m. $25

India Day Celebrate the different cultural aspect of India at this all-day event! Enjoy dance performances and live music, build rickshaws, learn how to tie-dye, create mosaic artwork and Rakhi bracelets and more. KID Museum, Bethesda, MD from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12 for 1 child, 2 adults

Adapted Ice Skate Night Individuals of all ages with disabilities have exclusive use of MedStar Iceplex, home of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions. A limited number of BOB strap-on ice skates will be available or participants can bring their own skating aids. MedStar Iceplex, Arlington, VA at 4:10 p.m. FREE admission, $1 skate rentals

About PJ Feinstein

PJ Feinstein is the editor of Washington FAMILY and the mother of two elementary school-age boys.

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