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Baby and Toddler Activities

See below for some outdoor and indoor baby/toddler DC-area activities, including Petworth-area sites and suggestions for seasonal fun. If you have ideas you'd like to add to this page, please email us at


Nice weather outings

Playgrounds, Splash Pads and Pools in DC, Maryland and Virginia

There are tons of fabulous playgrounds, public pools and splash pads to enjoy in the DC area! Here are a few of our favorites.


Content pulled from Family Trip Guides - an incredible resource for DC area kids activities!


Rainy Day Fun

Petworth-Area Activities

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Boy Holding Pumpkin

Fall Fun

  • Celebrate Petworth Kid Zone and Pre-Festival Family Fun Run (September 23)

  • Art All night Kids Zone (September 29)

  • Peanuts' Sherman Circle Spookacular (Oct 29, 2023!) and FREE Costume Exchange (Oct 14, 2023)

  • Peanuts Family Portraits (Oct, Nov)

  • Visit a Fallfest/farm for pumpkins and apple picking: Homestead, Butler's Orchard, Cox Farms

  • Fall Festival at the Old Soldiers’ Home

  • Boo at the Zoo

  • Hilloween

  • Spookyville Haunted Alley in Takoma

  • Dia de los Muertos Celebration with Petworth Arts Collaborative

  • St. Paul's Rock Creek Church Halloween Spook-tacular (includes haunted cemetary hayride!)

  • Petworth's Little Monsters Parade at Petworth Rec Center

  • Two Cute to Spook Party at Parkview Rec Center

  • MPD Trunk-or-Treat (multiple locations)

  • Follow JLG for newsletter of seasonal events!

Holiday / Winter Fun

  • Garden walking lights shows: Brookside Gardens, Meadowlark Gardens

  • Enchant DC at Nats Stadium

  • Zoolights

  • The Light Yards at Yards Park

  • National Christmas Tree (incl lighting ceremony)

  • National Menorah (incl lighting)

  • US Botanical Gardens holiday train exhibit

  • Chanukah Holiday Market

  • The Mini Nut at the Maryland Youth Ballet

  • The Polar Express in Baltimore

  • Holiday activities at National Harbor

  • ICE! At Gaylord National

  • Peanuts Miracle on Upshur St (free Santa photos)

  • Breakfast with Santa (multiple locations)

  • Washington Auto Show at the Convention Center (January)

Toddler in Christmas Tree Farm

Spring and Summer Fun

  • Cherry Blossoms Festival

  • White House Easter Egg Roll

  • Smithsonian Kite Festival

  • Nationals baseball game

  • Gravelly Point Park - run and “touch a plane”

  • Peanuts Annual Easter Egg Hunt! (April)

  • Peanuts/Petworth Arts Collaborative Spring ArtFest & Teddy Bear Picnic (May)

  • Petworth Porchfest

  • Peanuts’ Pride in the Park (June)

  • DC public pools and splash pads (see map above)

  • 4th of July celebration at the Old Soldier’s Home

  • Outdoor movies on Kennedy Street with Uptown Community Initiative

  • National Book Festival (Aug/Sept)

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