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GRAND OPENING SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 ... A place for Mom, Dad, and the kids. Featuring a state-of-the-art sports complex, premium health club and spa, a Spike Mendelsohn restaurant, and an active entertainment center; it’s time to take advantage of this extraordinary hub of active, healthy fun designed for you and your family!   Let your kids run off that extra energy while you get in the best shape of your life. Then take a trip to the spa and refuel with a delicious meal the whole family can enjoy. And yes, that’s all under one roof.   The St. James was designed to facilitate all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. From family fun to personal achievement, it’s all right here: 450,000 square feet or World Class Sports, Wellness, and Entertainment Experiences 50,000 square feet of premium health club with high performance center and spa 30,000 square feet of exceptional dining and active entertainment 30+ sports offerings for athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages
Mmm...peach cobbler, peach jam, peach ice cream...nothing screams summer like the tasty deliciousness of a ripe, juicy peach. As summer quickly draws to a close, time is running out on this seasonal fruit. Don't miss this chance to get your hands on fresh, local peaches from family owned and operated Mackintosh Fruit Farm.  THIS WEEKEND ONLY - bring the family out to the beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley, 20 miles west of Leesburg and pick your favorite farm-fresh fruit straight from the tree. With this great deal, you get 2 pecks of pick-your-own peaches for $20 ($40 Value!) Choose from PYO yellow or white peaches - it's fun for everyone! Make a day of it - pack a picnic to eat in the pavilion area with plentiful seating or pick up some treats from the on-site market. Offerings include paninis, BBQ, pizzas, burgers, hot dogs and fresh ice cream. Click HERE for more information. HURRY - the deal is only valid for Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th!
Make a splash these last few weeks of summer with this NEW Flash Sale offer from SplashDown Waterpark in Manassas, VA!   Whether you are barreling down the four-story slides on Pipeline Tower, launching yourself from the Cannonball Slides, whirling through the Tropical Twister, testing your skill on the log walk, or cruising down the lazy river, SplashDown is your #1 destination for summer fun. And for a limited time only, make a splash with this CertifiKID deal for 30% off your Weekday admission (Monday-Friday)! SplashDown also boasts: Big Kahuna's 250-ton white sand beach Plenty of shady spots and lounge chairs Free Parking Coney Island Cafe featuring all of your summertime treats Value Meals with Family Prices Paradise Pizza & Subs Dippin' Dots™ Ice Cream Even the youngest members of your family will enjoy plenty of adventures in their zero-depth children’s area featuring bubblers, fountains, and four different kid-sized slides.  No need to take out a loan to fill the tank and trek to beaches “down the shore” when you can have all this fun so close to home!  Cover photo credit: Roger Snyder, RWS Photography.
Bring the whole family out to cheer on the Nats at one of Bleacher Report's Top 15 Kid Friendly Major League Baseball Parks! Save up to 46% off specially selected Nats games being offered to CertifiKID families through Join the Nationals as they go head-to-head with the Brewers, Cardinals and Mets! Sunday, September 2 vs. Milwaukee Brewers at 1:35 p.m. (Kids Pajama Set giveaway – first 10,000 fans ages 12 & under; Kids Run the Bases; Signature Sundays) Tuesday, September 4 vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, September 5 vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. (Roberto Clemente & Hispanic Heritage Thursday, September 20 vs. New York Mets at 7:05 p.m. (U.S. Air Force Day) Sunday, September 23 vs. New York Mets at 1:35 p.m. (Kids Run the Bases, Signature Sundays) Laugh along with the crowd as you root for your favorite Racing President, get a high five from Screech, the Nationals’ bald eagle mascot and so much more. PLUS the kids will love Sunday games with post-game Kids Run the Bases, Signature Sunday autograph opportunity (see below for additional details) and an amazing playground too! Seating & Pricing $44 for Baseline Box ticket with $15 Added Value credit for food, beverage and merchandise built into the barcode of the ticket ($82 Value - 46% Off) $29 for Corner ticket with $10 Added Value credit for food, beverage and merchandise built into the barcode of the ticket ($52 Value - 44% Off) $14 for Upper Gallery ticket ($22 Value - 36% Off) In addition, Nationals Park now offers the Lansinoh Nursing Lounge, a fully dedicated space for nursing mothers. Located adjacent to Section 223, the air-conditioned lounge includes TVs, comfortable chairs for mothers, diaper changing stations, a play area for toddlers and electrical outlets. And don't forget concessions, offering top-notch munchies with enough to choose from that there is sure to be something for the whole family!  Kids Run the Bases Children can join the fun and take part in Kids Run the Bases after select Sunday home games. Kids Run the Bases begins following the last out of the game, field conditions permitting. All kids ages 4-12 are encouraged to participate. Starting at first base, kids will be directed to run around the bases. Only one adult per child may accompany runners to the field, with the adult continuing along the warning track and then meeting the child near home plate. USO Me and a Friend kids and Jr. Nationals MVP members receive VIP, front-of-line privileges. Parents and guardians are encouraged to sign-up their kids for Jr. Nationals MVP membership at or at the Jr. Nationals kiosk near the Right Field Gate during Saturday or Sunday home games. Signature Sundays Every Sunday, two Nationals players will sign autographs from the top of the Nationals dugout starting one hour and ten minutes prior to first pitch. Fans must obtain a free voucher to participate in the autograph sessions. Available after gates first open (2 hours before first pitch), a limited number of vouchers will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at Section 103. One autograph per person. Weather permitting, subject to player schedules and timing.
Get airborne with Get Air Glen Burnie - the first of this awesome trampoline park in the DMV!  What makes Get Air stand apart from other trampoline parks? They offer twice the jump time, a designated area for kids 46" and under AND all staff members are specially trained to ensure your safety while you explore the many activities they have to offer. Jump, bounce and soar off of their vertical trampolines, dunk on your friends in the Slam Ball court and compete with one another in dodgeball. Grab a rope and sail over the foam pit or just dive right in. Afterwards, watch your sweet moves on on any of the giant flat screen monitors. For more adrenaline pumping fun, enter the Ninja Course where you'll race through a maze of walls, up ropes and over trampolines. When you're through, try your hand at the slackline, which feels like walking a tightrope. The trick is to slide your feet and don't look down! No matter what happens, you're guaranteed a soft landing.  And while little kids can enjoy the foam pits, basketball, slacklines, fidget ladders and other one-at-a-time obstacles, it's in the Kiddie Court where they can slide or tumble down the vertical trampolines - or just bounce around - without having to watch out for the big kids. Before you go, pick up a CertifiKID Deal for Big (above 46") or Little (under 46") jumpers and get up to 32% Off the regular price. See below for more on the fun that awaits you at Get Air Glen Burnie.
Grab the family and get lost in the D.C. area and Virginia's premier Corn Maze. It's an annual right of passage for fall, The Corn Maze in The Plains, featured in the Washington Times, the Washington Post and the Washingtonian. Enjoy a day amongst the stalks or grab your favorite cuddle partner and experience a moon light maze. Either way you can do it for 50% off.  With a 5 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride through the beautiful Virginia countryside, huge outdoor play area for kids, farm animals and petting zoo, warm cider and fall colors, the Corn Maze in The Plains makes for the perfect autumn outing!
Jump your way into family fun at Rockin'Jump - Gaithersburg! The BEST place to bring the whole family for a rockin' good time!  More than just a trampoline park, Rockin'Jump is the ultimate trampoline experience. Dunk, Dodge, Launch and Jump - all from their Rockin' trampolines. Family fun for ALL ages (yes, even you, mom and dad! And grandparents, too!).  With this deal, you choose 2, 4 or 6 one-hour open jump passes valid ANY DAY! There's no limit to the number of discount vouchers you can purchase, so grab a bunch and keep the whole family jumping and rockin' together all summer and fall long!  Check out all of the ROCKIN' attractions: Vertical OPS - Challenge your friends to a vertical race to the top of this challenging multi-level climbing wall. X-Beam - Choose your padded lance and have a blast as you work to maintain balance while trying to knock your opponent into the air pit below! Open Jump Arena - Covered from floor to walls with trampolines, this main open jumping and fun zone is where friends and family come together to show off their high-flying jump skills, or just 'get air'. Stunt Bag Arena - Have a 'stunt performer' experience enjoying the exhilaration of  flipping and jumping into an air-filled stunt bag! Dodgeball Arena - The thrill of classic dodgeball combined with the excitement of The Ultimate Trampoline Park®. Slam Dunk Zone - Slam dunk like a pro on trampoline launch pads that bounce you high in the air. Want to have your next party at Rockin' Jump? Check out our deal HERE for a Silver or Gold Birthday Party and get ready to make memories you'll never forget!  *There is no foam used anywhere in the Gaithersburg Rockin'Jump park.
"If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!" ~Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie). Set your inner Lost Boy (or Wendy) free to roam among the branches, under the canopy. Climb and zip along the aerial trails of The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring as though you were flying through the trees in search of “faith, trust and pixie dust”. Fill yourself with that magical feeling one gets when they let go of fear and embrace adventure! The Adventure Park offers both family and grown-up fun. Choose from 13 different aerial trails - beginner through advanced levels.  The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring is truly a place of wonder. They provide each guest with a harness, all necessary equipment, and an interactive safety briefing that demonstrates how to climb in the park. Every climber is continually connected to a safety cable during their time in the trees. With a wide selection of separate aerial trails of varying levels of difficulty, there is something for all ages and abilities--5 and older. Embark on an above ground adventure on the bridges that span the trees, rope platforms, zip lines and wood configurations that make up the over 190 unique challenges. Hone your skills, bolster your endurance and build confidence while immersing yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience. Skilled and trained Adventure Park staff members monitor the Park and are on hand to lend assistance if needed. Great for family bonding time, a cool double date retreat, girl or boy's night out, or just a way to reconnect to that wide-eyed adventure seeker deep inside you that has - like Peter Pan - refused to grow up.
If you missed our last deal to We Rock the Spectrum Loudoun Kid's Gym in Sterling, VA, now is your chance to check out this NEW all-inclusive indoor playspace designed for children on the autism spectrum but inclusive to all kids ages 0-16, regardless of development or ability. Older kids and teenagers up to age 16 will love the teen area on the upper level! We Rock the Spectrum Loudoun provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. It's a safe, nurturing environment with ten pieces of specialized equipment specifically designed for children with sensory processing disorders. Give your child the freedom to explore and develop through play. Let them use their imagination to become their favorite characters while experiencing the exhilaration of climbing, jumping, swinging, crashing, crawling, running or zip lining. This is a special place with a caring and attentive staff that understands the needs of your family. At We Rock the Spectrum, you'll find: Suspended equipment with swings - for balance and vestibular treatment Crash mats and crash pillows - for fun, motor planning, and strength Zip line - for stress release and joint and body relaxation Trampoline - for building leg and core strength Indoor play structure - for climbing and increasing playground skills Sensory-based toys - for improved auditory processing and fine motor skills Fine Motor and Arts and Crafts Area - for improved hand-eye coordination Grab this deal today for 36% Off a Single Open Play Pass or pick up a 5-Visit Open Play Pass for 42% off the original value at We Rock the Spectrum and check out this amazing new community for yourself! There's a party option, too! Click HERE for more information.
Jump to your hearts content or conquer the Ninja Warrior course at Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Park in Sterling!   Rebounderz is the premiere indoor trampoline park in the region, putting the jump into play, the fun into fitness, and featuring more than 16,000 square feet of springy trampoline surfaces. And that's not even counting vertical space, which is just as important considering that the main event here is launching oneself off the trampoline floors and soaring through the air! Inside the jump arenas, trampoline floors give way to angled walls made of the same springy material, creating a safe and spacious atmosphere where high-flying acrobatics are the sport of choice. The open jump arenas allow for free-styling acrobatics; friendly competition, however, occurs in air dodgeball contests and on the basketball slam court. Things take a mellower turn in the video arcade consisting of over 20 different games and in the WiFi–equipped lounge and cafe, where parents can relax and kids can snack between turns on the trampolines.   Who do you need to bring to share in the high energy excitement? Everybody! Rebounderz is for everybody – toddlers, teens and active adults!  We know those kids will out-bounce their parents. So when you need a break Rebounderz has you covered. Bring your laptop and surf the web while enjoying a snack in their Wi-Fi cafe. Bring some quarters and head for the arcades, or just kick back on a couch in their lounge while you check out a brochure listing their myriad of activities - Cardio Robics, Dodgeball, Friday Night Frenzy, Birthday Parties - and start planning your NEXT adventure at Rebounderz! - See more at:
Dust off your lederhosen (we know you have them) and get your Oompah on. It’s time for Frederick's Oktoberfest!  Nope that’s not a typo gang, this fest is an authentic German party, so the name is spelled Deutchland style. Frederick's Oktoberfest is an event rich in tradition and history! Nosh on Bratwurst, imbibe some fine Oktoberfest bier, enjoy dancing, music, tons of kid friendly activities in the German Heritage Tent and so viel mehr (so much more). Don't miss the Yodeling contest, Strongest Man/Woman contest or the Root Beer Luge. Plus, college football games all day and night in the Sports Tent! While you’re enjoying Oktoberfest, you’ll also be supporting the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and Rotary Club of Southern Frederick, this annual event not only promotes cultural exchange, but it also helps these clubs continue to provide services to the community. It’s a win/gewinnen deal! 
Don’t walk - RUSH - to stake your claim on this deal at the The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole in Reston, VA!    All the excitement of the Old West’s Gold Rush splashes through endless attractions at this Old West-themed water park.   With Water Slides, Flumes, Sprays, Showers and an Interactive Water Playground, The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole features a motherlode of fun for all ages!    Careen off covered wagons, float on wild animals and dash through showers tipped from water-filled ore carts. Enjoy a relaxing float along Rattlesnake River, a 725-foot lazy river with a gentle current.   Then it’s off to Pete's Peak, a craggy mountain dotted with boarded up mine shafts and tunnels. Several slides jut out of the mountain, letting you pick the thrill level you’re brave enough for. Slide down Big Pete and Little Pete, or experience the thrills of Prospectors Plummet with one of three enormous three-story water slides!   There's something here for everyone. Tenderfoot Pond, with its pint-sized slide and gentle bubblers, gives toddlers a perfect place for water play. Children will delight at the never-ending bubblers and spray fountains in Boomtown, a multi-level water playground, along with the interactive slides and a tot spray pad area!    Named for ‘Pete the Prospector’ of Lake Fairfax lore, said to have staked his claim for gold here in 1849 to sadly only find water, the Park Authority has turned his bust into a boom for family fun with The Water Mine.    Strike it rich making golden summer memories with your family at The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole!  (Photo credit: Carolyn Pugh)
Life’s a Beach! Or at least we think it should be. Honestly, why can’t we just spend every day bounding through waves, chillin’ in cool water, lounging on warm sand and living the beach life? So maybe you can’t be at the beach every day, but at Chesapeake Beach Water Park, you and your family can enjoy the best of everything a beach has to offer without fighting the traffic to Ocean City.    At just under an hour from DC and Baltimore, Chesapeake Beach Water Park is your easy escape to the beach-life. With a lazy river for you to tube along, a lagoon for lounging by, waterfalls, super soaking slides and a kids activity pool...there is something for everyone in your family. So grab your flip-flops and sunscreen and get ready to live the beach-life, for at least a day!
Before we know it, it will be river tubing time! And River Active at  Watermelon Park  on the Shenandoah River - just 20 minutes west of Leesburg - will be waiting for YOU! Today’s deal is your invitation to float down the Shenandoah on river tubes with your guppies in tow. For just $30, you'll get a Family River Tubing Adventure for up to FIVE people - Any Weekday This Summer! The slow-running Shenandoah River is never more than three feet deep - and the current is nice and easy. They even have special tubes with bottoms - so the little kiddos in your group won't fall out. Choose Either: 5 River Tubes OR 4 River Tubes and a Floating Cooler. With a floating cooler, it's easy to bring along your favorite eats to enjoy on your journey. Most tubes have cup holders. If you'd like, River Active at Watermelon Park will provide tethers/leashes to keep the rafts together. 3/4 mile leisurely float down river will take about 3 hours.  No reservations required. Weather-permitting. Back on terra firma you can clean up in the River Active at Watermelon Park bath house, then hit their playground if you'd like! Who's ready for some Serious SPLASHIN' Summer Fun at River Active at Watermelon Park? We are! Want to make a day trip of it? Check out this deal, within a 30 minute drive: Great Country Farms!
At iFLY, "indoor flying" means something way cooler than jumping on your bed at home. Here, flyers as young as age 3 soar like birds in an exhilarating wind tunnel of smooth air. This family-friendly adventure will literally blow you away as you enjoy the most thrilling part of skydiving - the freefall. And the best part - there's no need to jump out of a plane to experience it! With this special CertifiKID offer you get 25% Off Any First-Time Flyer Package at the BRAND NEW iFLY Montgomery. **You must enter promo code Certifikid25 at checkout to get these amazing prices!!**   Regular Price (Non-Peak)  CertifiKID Price 2-Flight Package for 1 Person $79.95 $59.96 3-Flight Package for 1 Person $101.95 $76.46 4-Flight Package for 1 Person $127.95 $95.96 5-Flight Package for 1 Person $149.95 $112.46 Here's how it works: you show up, suit up, and go through an orientation lesson with expert instructors before lifting off in an air column powered by giant fans. The column is forceful enough to simulate the experience of free-falling through the sky, even though flyers are just a few feet off the ground. Flight instructors are with you every step of the way to ensure your safety and make the most of your flying adventure. As with outdoor skydiving, the free-fall experience lasts for about a minute but flyers get 2 or more flights, and may be able to execute turns and tricks at the instructor's discretion. After gearing up in your flight suit, helmet and goggles, you'll learn proper body position for flying and hand signals used by your guide during flight. While you wait for your adventure, head to the flight deviewing area and see others take flight. When it's your turn to fly, you'll enter the flight chamber on your own (by leaning in) and have your instructor there to assist and spot you for the duration of your flying experience. This is a great introduction to body flight adventure to share with friends and family - so grab this deal for all of your favorite thrill-seekers and start flying at iFLY - Montgomery, today!   Enter promo code Certifikid25 at checkout Host the most talked about event or birthday party of the year at iFLY. What a perfect way to take this exciting day to new heights by celebrating with friends and family. Click HERE for more information on party packages HURRY!! LIMITED TIME ONLY---  Enter promo code Certifikid25 at checkout
Avast Mateys, the cold and icy depths of the Potomac are finally thawing - and soon the season of swashbuckling will be upon us! The crew of Georgetown's Boomerang Pirate Ship has laid a course for adventure … prepare yourselves to be shanghaied! Ahoy! Get ready to valiantly man the water cannons, engage in a fierce “battle” to recover stolen treasure and master pirate vocabulary. Sail ho! Arrrr! Booty!  And did we mention Pirate Dancing? Face Painting? Tattoos? Oh, yes mateys, a camera is a must for every parent that dares to undertake this epic adventure. You will doubtless debark with some very memorable photos. But don't forget to enjoy the views of some of DC’s famous landmarks along the way ... the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Watergate, Kennedy Center and Georgetown University ... Yo Ho Ho! Come with your family. Invite some of your landlubber friends to join you on your pirate adventure. Got a little matey with a Birthday coming up this Spring or Summer? Snag a bunch of these $12 tickets and make this the most memorable BIRTHDAY PARTY ever!  They’re beggars and blighters and ne'er do-well cads. Aye, but they’re loved by their mommies and dads! Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for them... and you too!   What you can look forward to on your Boomerang Pirate Ship adventure: Engaging Stories. Water Cannon Battles. Sea Shanties (aka Pirate Music). Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos. Booty & Pirate Souvenirs. Pirate Characters the kids will love! A unique view of Washington DC. A focus on safety. Family friendly FUN!
Not all bugs are creepy, in fact some are quite beautiful. Robert Frost called Butterflies “flowers that fly." These wondrous creatures are on display in the Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens Conservatory and are sure to spark your child’s awe of nature.   Experience the magic of the Morpho Butterfly and More! Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet? You wouldn’t want to try that, but you’ll enjoy learning about why they do it and other facts about the life cycle of these amazing creatures. Find out what you can do to attract native caterpillars and butterflies to your backyard as we “think globally, and garden locally." Come witness the butterfly life cycle as tiny eggs hatch into crawling, chewing caterpillars, which then encase themselves in jewel-like chrysalides and emerge as sipping, flying adult butterflies. This CertifiKID deal can help you turn your backyard into a living classroom!   Voucher is valid every day from July 16 - August 31, 2018   "I recently took my daughter to the Wings of Fancy butterfly show, and it was truly a worthwhile experience. She loved it and even remembered some of the butterfly species from last year. Great place to take the kids!" - Yelp Reviewer from Frederick, MD   (Photo credit: Sarah Kneip. For her Real Mom Review of Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy exhibit, click HERE.)
The Kennedy Center's Performances for Young Audiences  2018 - 2019 Season Subscription Exclusively for CertifiKID Subscribers: Choose Three or More Shows and Get 10% Off + Ticketing Fees Waived! The Kennedy Center is your family’s home for performances that take you to new worlds and ponder big questions. Across the 2018-19 season, The Kennedy Center's Performances for Young Audiences will bring you the best in compelling theater, lively music, and energetic dance—including several world premiere Kennedy Center productions found nowhere else. Together, we’ll reach fascinating destinations you never would have imagined.
South Pacific August 31 - October 7, 2018 Olney Theatre Center With songs like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," and "Bali Ha’i," South Pacific is one of the most beloved of American musicals. Set on a remote Pacific island during World War II, South Pacific gave us the unforgettable love story between nurse Nellie Forbush and French expatriate Emile de Becque, a love threatened by war, as well as the dark corners of Nellie’s soul. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1950 Pulitzer Prize-winner was ahead of its time with its unflinching look at racism and prejudice that maintains its relevance today.
Treat the family to an End of Summer Party at Merriweather Movie Night and see The Greatest Showman! Included with this deal are 2 Adult Pavilion Seat Admissions, 2 Large Popcorns and 2 Fountain Drinks PLUS all kids 12 and under are FREE with an accompanying adult. Guaranteed pavilion seating for the whole family means you'll stay nice and dry should Mother Nature decide to unleash a downpour like the many we've seen this summer. For those willing to take a chance, pack a blanket to spread out on the lawn and enjoy movie viewing for FREE. No matter where you sit, Merriweather Post Pavilion's complex and sophisticated audio-visual systems and projection screens offer exceptional sound and a great picture no matter what time of day - no need to wait until it gets dark after 8:30, like most other outdoor screenings! Also, a bonus for parents... concessions will be open during the event (including Beer and Wine vendors!), and will be serving from their affordable and convenient Community Menu. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m., allowing enough time for families to experience the full summertime movie magic and still get home before bedtime! Merriweather Movie Nights are hosted by the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission.
Put the wheels in motion for a day of family fun when you pick up this CertifiKID deal for The Capital Wheel and Carousel at National Harbor! Bring the family to National Harbor and explore all that the Harbor has to offer! Watch your kids light up when they take a seat on their favorite animal for a ride on The Carousel. Enjoy monumental views from the Capital Wheel. Open 7 days a week all summer long - the only trouble you'll have is deciding which day to go! But you'll need to hurry! These limited time offers won't last long. The Deals: $5.50 for One Unlimited Ride Admission on the Carousel at National Harbor ($7.70 Value). Parents ride FREE! $13.00 for One Combo-Package Admission on the Capital Wheel and Carousel at National Harbor ($24.20 Value) Make some memories at The Carousel at National Harbor! Enjoy the 36-foot Americana-themed Carousel with daily unlimited rides! Take a spin on a traditional horse, or get wild with a polar bear, dragon, hummingbird, and more! After, head over to The Capital Wheel, National Harbor’s 180-foot observation wheel. Take in the sights of National Harbor and surrounding areas from your private fully enclosed, climate controlled gondolas. Situated at the end of a pier, The Capital Wheel provides incomparable views of the Potomac river, surrounding Maryland and Virginia countryside, and even the Washington Monument. After experiencing The Carousel and Capital Wheel at National Harbor, take your crew on a swashbucklin' adventure aboard the Urban Pirates Family Adventure Cruise, enjoy a pedal boat ride, visit the Peeps store, or enjoy a sweet treat from Dippin’ Dots. All photos courtesy of The Capital Wheel at National Harbor.
Family fun reaches new heights at Go Ape!  Take your family for an adventure up in the trees, challenging you to conquer a course that is equal parts fun and fitness! This awesome offer at Go Ape in Springfield, VA features BOTH Treetop Junior Course and Treetop Adventure Course!   Everyone can live life adventurously! Treetop Junior is a fun-filled hour of trail-blazing obstacles for all to enjoy. Release your little monkeys onto an adventure designed just for them!  Features 2 zip lines and 20 obstacles at heights of 20 feet.   The Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a 2-3 hour journey designed for adults and kids that features award-winning Tarzan swings, more than 40 tree-to-tree crossings and epic wind-in-your-face zip lines.    Safety is a big part of every adventure. Each excursion begins with a 30-minute safety briefing, and instructors constantly patrol the grounds. Guests can move at their own pace, making a trip to Go Ape an ideal family outing. And every zip line trip helps the environment as well—Go Ape gives a portion of their proceeds to the public parks they call home.
In case you missed the rollicking fun of the One Loudoun Mall Carnival back in June, now's your chance to get in on the action when it returns in August! Brought to you by Jolly Shows, the experts in family entertainment, this summer HIT offers something for everyone in your family including thrill and kiddie rides, delicious food and entertainment. Gather the kids for some sweet summer fun with an UNLIMITED rides wristband, good on any Monday - Thursday evening from August 15th-23rd.  Frolic all evening long on the classics, new thrillers and kid-friendly rides like: The Zipper Rock N Cars (Bumper Cars) Gondola Wheel (Ferris wheel) UFO Area 51 Navy Seal Candyland Swing Helicopters Merry-Go-Round Tea Cups AND SO MANY MORE! Since the 1950's, Jolly Shows has been entertaining families from the Mid-Atlantic Region with high quality amusement rides, challenging games and delicious food. Mmmm, corn dogs, fried Oreos and funnel cake anyone?
It's no secret that Cheeburger Cheeburger serves up some of the the best burgers in town. Why? Because Cheeburger Cheeburger uses only the finest ingredients in its burgers - 100% All-Natural Angus Beef. No additives. Nothing artificial. Try The Hawaiian Burger - adorned with grilled pineapple, grilled ham, teriyaki sauce and swiss cheese. Or the Western Burger, topped with onion rings, cheddar cheese, bacon and bbq sauce. Or just keep things simple with the Original Cheeburger or the All-American. Cheeburger Cheeburger offers up plenty of non-burger and vegetarian options as well. We're talking grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, vegan burgers and fresh salads. Oh - did we forget to mention their famous fresh-cut fries and onion rings that are made fresh every day right in the restaurant?  And wait 'til you see their endless selection of made-to-order milkshakes. Make sure to save room for dessert! 
Some of the best moments in life are spent around a table, surrounded by family and eating a great meal. Sometimes, in the busy lives we lead, it's hard to remember to slow down and enjoy these moments. That's when we turn to the home-spun, classic Italian flavors and family-friendly atmosphere at Mamma Lucia. For over 20 years, Mamma Lucia has used only the finest ingredients resulting in the best "Down Home Italian Cooking" Maryland has to offer. Raised in the Bronx and inspired by roots in both Rome and Naples, Mamma Lucia offers authentic Italian eats with standards like their lucious lasagna, classic pizza pies and staples of the Italiano tastes buds like Frutti di Mare and Pasta Al Forno. Caps fans will enjoy "The Ovechkin Special," a recent addition to the menu after news media coverage on what fuels the Capital's Stanley Cup winning Left Wing. You'll get a heaping plate full of Mamma Lucia's chicken parm, a salad, garlic bread, and their four sauces (meat, marinara, Alfredo, and marsala), alongside a large cheese pizza. CertifiKID has sweetened the deal on all of Mamma Lucia's mouth-watering deliciousness with a $20 voucher for $30 worth of Italian fare! This special offer is for dine-in customers only -- a great excuse to break bread together as a family. That's not all! EVERY CertifKID purchaser, be it a dine-in, pizza or catering package, that starts following Mamma Lucia on their social media sites - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - receives a $5 gift card to put toward a return visit to Mamma Lucia.  Find out more about other Mamma Lucia offers through CertifiKID by clicking HERE.
Calling all Fortnite Fanatics! Time to put those gaming skills to the test with a trip to GEXCon, the premier community driven convention combining everything you love about the gaming and entertainment industry. Join like-minded gamers from August 31st - September 2nd at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. Be sure to grab this deal for up to 40% Off your 1-Day General Admission Ticket. Your GA ticket includes access to the following areas: Free to Play (F2P) casual competition tournaments (formerly The Battle Zone) Exhibitors and Artist Alley Table Top Games Dungeons & Dragons Friendly Tournaments Cosplay Competition Arcade Free to Play Area (play on your own or with new friends!) Consoles Area with Super Smash Melee, Super Smash Wii U, Madden to name a few. Virtual Reality Check out the exciting Schedule of Events HERE. (Please note: schedule date and times are subject to change.)
Get closer to POTUS1 than ever before at George Washington's Mount Vernon. At George Washington’s estate, you can: Follow in the first president’s footsteps. See how George Washington lived by touring his mansion, gardens and farm, and learn little-known facts about the father of our country. Join Washington’s spy ring. Mount Vernon’s free adventure app, Agent 711, puts you in the role of Revolutionary War spy as you tour the grounds. Visit the Pioneer Farm. See farming demonstrations and say hello to sheep, horses, hogs and other animals who live at Mount Vernon. Hop on board a river cruise. Leave dry land behind and enjoy the river breeze during a narrated sightseeing tour on the Potomac River. Cruises are offered seasonally through October. Tour the estate with the family dog. George Washington loved dogs, and canine friends are still welcome at the historic property. Experience the Revolutionary War in a 4D Theater. Watch the new film, Washington's War, inside the 4D theater, where snow falls from above and you'll feel the ground shake as cannons fire. Put yourself in Washington's boots at Be Washington. In this new interactive experience, you'll be presented with one of four scenarios that Washington faced and decide on the course of action as if you were George Washington. George Washington’s Mount Vernon is open 365 days a year and is just 8 miles from Alexandria, VA and 15 miles from Washington, DC. Parking is free.
Unleash your inner PIRATE - with an Urban Pirates Family Adventure Cruise in Baltimore Harbor or National Harbor!   With Urban Pirates, you and your maties become part of the crew. You'll dress, talk, sing and play games like a swashbuckler adrift on the seven seas. Be prepared to man the water cannon and splash enemies out of the water so you can protect the treasure onboard. This family adventure will bring out the imagination of pirates at any age and have them telling tall tales long after.    Valid for any available Family Adventure Cruise from April 8, 2018 - October 28, 2018.   Urban Pirates first set sail in the spring of 2008 from Baltimore's harbor. Since then many a sloop has hoisted sail but none comes close to this mom-created replica pirate ship manned by a crew of die-hard pirating experts dedicated to creating a immersive, interactive environment that will transport you and your family back to the time when pirates ruled the seas. 
Summer is FRUIT Picking Time at Great Country Farms! Schedule some PICK-YOUR-OWN OUTDOOR FUN with your family and friends. Great Country Farms - located just 20 minutes west of Leesburg, VA - GROWS FUN! PICK-YOUR-OWN Season: Starting mid-June - Tart Cherry picking and Blueberries July through mid August - Peaches Beginning late August - Honeycrisp Apples Click HERE to see what is ripe for picking now! And, after you pick, plan to stay awhile to spend time in the GIANT PLAY AREA including: Three 60-foot barrel slides Rope Swings Farm Animal Barnyard NEW! Farm Ninja Warrior Course An 18-hole quaint miniature golf course Wagon Rides A Giant “Jumping Pillow”. Yes a GIANT pillow you can JUMP on!   Come out on one of the days below and enjoy a FUN FESTIVAL along with your admission: Sunday, June 17th - Father's Day Fishing Contest Saturday & Sunday, Aug 4th & 5th - Peach Daze Peach Picking Saturday & Sunday, Aug 18th & 19th - Big Dig Potato Harvest Saturday & Sunday, Aug 25th & 26th - Honey Crisp Apple Picking Snag this sweet-picked deal and you'll get $6 Admission ANY DAY - from June 4th through August 31st!
We've got the BEST DAY TRIP for your family! Located just a couple of hours from the Baltimore/Washington, DC Metro area, Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum is consistently recognized as one of the top children's museums in the country and an internationally recognized leader in "purposeful play." Please Touch Museum features TWO FLOORS of stimulating, interactive exhibits and fun learning opportunities all designed to promote creativity, imagination, deductive reasoning and critical thinking. Let your children lead the way as you follow their curiosity through these awesome exhibits! Hello from Japan! Learn about Japanese culture today through two playful and highly immersive trilingual exhibition environments – a kawaii streetscape and a peaceful Shinto shrine park area. Design a personalized mascot figure, dress-up and sing to a favorite karaoke song and crawl through the forest in the Shinto shrine area. Practice problem-solving skills and manipulation of 3-dimensional elements while building bridges and loading a Japanese city truck with construction materials. Exercise creative and digital literacy skills while learning how to write the names of fruits and vegetables in Japanese, read Japanese manga books and traditional kami stories, and compose wishes at the Wishing Tree. Practice early math skills while taking meal orders and playing cashier at the bento restaurant. (Exhibit open through September 3, 2018) Future architects, city planners and shopkeepers will love City Capers, an exhibit of Philadelphia’s cityscape featuring a construction zone, ShopRite Supermarket and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia medical center. Repair a car and fill its gas tank, jump into the driver’s seat of a SEPTA bus or become a highway toll collector at Roadside Attractions. Then stretch your legs in City Park, complete with a food vendor’s cart. Race sailboats, play with bubbles and discover animals in the high grass as part of River Adventures, an exhibit all about science, nature and weather. It's always tea time in Wonderland, where children can descend down the rabbit hole and weave through a hallway of doors and mirrors, riddles and optical illusions. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the Statue of Liberty’s arm and torch, made out of toys and other “found objects.” Baseball bats. Skis. Even a Rocky Balboa bobblehead doll! At the Please Touch Garden, healthy eating, recycling and sustainability are on the menu, taught in part by playing with worms, making seed balls and donning costumes for dramatic play. Junior engineers can assemble, schedule and operate their own trains at Centennial Exploration, as well as gaze in awe at the 20-by-30-foot model of Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition grounds and its 200 structures. Build an imaginary world out of giant foam blocks at Imagination Playground. Young astronauts will love Space Station where they can pretend they are a space shuttle pilot or launch their own rocket! Don't forget to take a ride on the Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel (included with this CertifiKID admission deal!), which features 52 hand-carved wooden animals and 1,296 lights! Your admission also includes FREE access to Please Touch Museum's many daily educational programs, including theater shows, story times, sing-a-longs and special S.T.E.M. programs. Click HERE to view daily calendar of activities. "Great Day Trip! I've been here several times and I love it more each time I go! There is so much to stimulate young minds without being overwhelming. I think the breakup of the rooms helps with that." - kbially, TripAdvisor Review, Jan. 8, 2017 "The Please Touch Museum never disappoints! It was one of my favorite places as a kid and is now my favorite place to visit with children! From classics like the real SEPTA bus and working store to newer exhibits like Alice's Wonderland and the life-sized floor piano, a trip to the Please Touch Museum is always a good idea." - Melissa L., TripAdvisor Review, Sept. 12, 2016
We SPY an amazing deal for the Nation's Capital's most intriguing and captivating museum and we're on a MISSION to bring it to you... The International Spy Museum $89 Agents F Family Membership (Save $86!) Two Adults & Up to Four Children Unlimited, EXPRESS Access No more waiting in those notoriously long lines!  Intrigue and deception, heroes and villains, history and technology—at the International Spy Museum, there’s something for the spy in all of us. You will adopt a cover, break codes, identify disguised spies, and become the subject of covert surveillance throughout your visit. Through these interactive experiences and immersive environments, the Museum examines actual events, reveals true stories, and presents hundreds of authentic tools of the spy trade. The Museum has many special programs and exhibits geared specifically toward kids and families, including their monthly KidSpy Programs and interactive experiences Operation Spy™ live action spy adventure and Spy in the City™! The Museum also hosts the coolest birthday parties in town - discounted for Members! Members of the International Spy Museum’s Inner Circle experience the best the Museum has to offer! The Museum is a great place to bring out of town guests, too. Members receive two complimentary guest tickets and $5 off additional general admission tickets! ***Please make sure to redeem your membership before visiting the museum by completing the steps below under the 'To Redeem' section.*** Agents F Family Membership Benefits Unlimited, Express Access to the Museum - no lines! Monthly, Members Only E-Newsletter. 20% Off in the SPY Store. Discounts to Select Programs. Priority Seating at Programs. Exclusive Previews of New Exhibits. Top Secret Membership Packet with Card. 2 Free Guest Tickets (Up to $43.90 Value) Free Tickets to Operation Spy™ or Spy in the City™. $5 Off Additional General Admission Tickets. 10% Discount on Birthday Parties. Gift for Each Child from Museum Store.
LAUNCH yourself into FUN at the BRAND NEW Launch Trampoline Park in Herndon. Launch is an indoor sports and family entertainment facility with activities for the entire family! Launch is the solution for springtime and summer fun! You can count on Launch for total fun! Launch even has a mini-wipe out course replica inflatable for our smallest of LAUNCHERS and planned Black Lights/Lasers shows for an even more extreme experience. Launch is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Parents, if you'd rather relax while your kids do the jumping, grab a bite to eat at Launch's on-site cafe or observe from the viewing platform! Launch is also the perfect venue for parties, private events, group events, fundraisers, exercise classes, corporate outings, home school meet-ups, toddler time, glow parties, and more! Launch Attractions: Tricked Out Main Court: Test your skills on the massive main court! Soar through the air and dunk with ease! Enjoy 5 dedicated tumble track lanes or show off on the trick boxes! Ninja Course- Have you ever had a dream about becoming the next American Ninja Warrior? Keep on dreaming and reach for the stars! Train on our state of the art Ninja Course which offers two lanes that cater to different levels. Both are guaranteed to challenge you! Crash Pad: Elevate your skills with the stunt bag! Leap off the trampoline and pose for the camera before landing on this gigantic air bag! Extreme Dodgeball: Launch makes dodgeball X-treme with elevated platforms on opposite ends for each team! The game begins as all players race toward the elevated platform at mid court! Dip. Dive. Duck…you know the rest – just don’t get hit! Battle Beam- Do you have the courage to take on another guest, or challenge friends/family all while testing out your strength, agility, and balance? Challenge Accepted!!!! Black Lights and Lasers: A crowd favorite! Glow shirts, black lights, lasers and the #1 destination for an awesome time – LAUNCH!!!! Check out this video tour of all of the fun that awaits you at Launch Herndon!
Experience the Fun and Thrill of Tubing at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center! Tubing is their most popular river activity, and is the perfect way to soak up the sun, laugh with your family and friends, and take it easy on a hot summer’s day. This tubing offer is valid from July 31- September 13! They provide the equipment and the logistics, the river provides the rest – all just an hour’s drive from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Enjoy the flat water of the Shenandoah River or the exciting rapids and stunning natural beauty of seven untamed miles of the Potomac Rivers near Harpers Ferry, WV. You’ll hear the adventure before you see it. The whitewater tubing option is ideal for our adventurous guests while the  flatwater option is recommended for young families or those just looking for a lazy river splash. You can bring a cooler or rent one of theirs, and spend the whole day on the river tubing through the Harpers Ferry area. Harpers Ferry Adventure Center is the only outfitter in the area with its own private takeout for whitewater tubing. No more walking up hills or sitting on a long shuttle ride back to your car. Once you exit the river, it’s just a short 5-minute ride on one of their awesome 5-ton military trucks and you’re back at your vehicle – no sweat. Want to PLAY AND STAY? Harpers Ferry Adventure Center has tons of great activities and CertifiKID has the deals: Click HERE for One Night Cabin Stay. Click HERE for Zip Lining Canopy Tour. Click HERE for Aerial Adventure Ropes course.
If you thought you could only practice snow skiing and snowboarding in the winter - think again! With Inside Ski Training Center, the premier indoor ski facility in the Mid-Atlantic, you can improve your ski technique ALL YEAR LONG! Join Inside Ski in Leesburg, Va this summer for their 1-Hour Group Ski or Snowboard lessons - they'll have you ready for the slopes without the hassle of lines, lifts and cold weather! No equipment necessary - Inside Ski provides all the gear you need for every age and level participant out there. Just show up, get fitted properly for boots by their professional staff, clip on your gear and you're ready to go! Or, if you have your own helmet (bike, skateboard or snow), and boots, please bring them! All instructors are PSIA / AASI ski and snowboard certified and work in-season at either Liberty or Whitetail ski resorts.   At Inside Ski, enjoy fast-paced, individualized learning with immediate feedback. Here's how it works: Once you're geared up, you'll step onto an upward revolving surface that simulates a slope sliding underneath you. Instructors control the pitch and speed of this supersized treadmill, tailoring it to the ability of the skiers or boarders on the slope. Novice skiers have the added benefit of a padded support bar at the bottom of the slope to provide stability while advanced skiers can use the large mirror at the bottom of the slope to see their skills improve first-hand. If you've NEVER skied or snowboarded before, no worries! Your instructor will start you on the static (non-moving) deck first and teach you all the basics before transitioning you over to the revolving slope. Don't think of this as a new way to ski - think of it as a way to enhance your skiing experience. With Inside Ski Training, you'll save time and money. Each 1-hour lesson offers the same training as a half day on the snow. By training in the off-season, you'll be ready to hit the slopes with confidence and ease when the first snow falls this winter. Take your training to the next level with a 4-Day Beginner/Intermediate Ski Camp this summer! Click HERE for more information and an exclusive CertifiKID offer for Inside Ski Training Center camps.
CALLING ALL MOMS! It's time to give that gorgeous face of yours an update with custom-made makeup from the unique makeup boutique, smooch! studio, at their BRAND NEW location in Gaithersburg.  smooch! studio was born to empower women of all ages, making them feel confident, beautiful, and adventurous about their makeup. The smooch! squad helps you take the guesswork out of makeup and put the fun back in. Three major factors set them apart: INGREDIENT INTEGRITY. What’s NOT in your products is just as important as what IS. They use only the finest botanicals, minerals and plant-based ingredients in their skincare, custom foundation and custom lipsticks and glosses. K.I.S.S. (KEEPING IT SMART AND SIMPLE). As with most things these days, the amount of information out there is overwhelming. Don’t waste your time guessing what your face needs and how to make it happen. At smooch! they simplify all of the makeup artist tricks, and teach you how to use them in your daily routine. CUSTOM, ANYONE? No making carbon-copy faces. At smooch! they recognize that each woman is an individual from the inside out. They celebrate that individuality with their unique ability to custom formulate your perfect foundation and lip color right before your eyes, giving your look a dimension that is so YOU. Don't forget to grab this deal before you go for up to 54% off a custom foundation, lipstick or lipgloss with lip liner. Once they develop the formula for your unique makeup, they'll keep it on file for you to repurchase each time you run out. To find out more about the custom makeup design process, click below. For Custom Foundation, click HERE. For Custom Lipstick or Lipgloss, click HERE. smooch! studio offers parties, too! What little lady doesn't enjoy trying on makeup? Give your daughter and her closest friends a chance to explore makeup and shine at one of smooch! studio Lip Gloss Birthday Parties. Click HERE for more information.
Nothing brings a smile to a child’s face like cute and cuddly animals. Now imagine a “land” full of furry farm animal friends ... oh the smiles! Nestled in picturesque Adams County Pennsylvania, not far from the historic Gettysburg Battlefield, the Land of Little Horses Farm Park is a magical place where the young and young at heart can enjoy a family friendly day in the country. The park is a stage where daily displays of fun and laughter are on the play bill. Inside the climate controlled arena, the stars of the park -- fun loving animal stars that is -- will share their talents to the delight of their guests. Get a feel for farm life by taking part in hands-on activities such as grooming or bathing some of the four legged residents or petting and feeding the barnyard inhabitants. The staff will be on hand to give insight on what it takes to pull together the day to day operations of the park. Displays and special events give guests a chance to get up close and personal with the many animal friends. Make sure to include a visit to the Hobby Horse Café for lunch or a snack and a stop in the Hobby Horse Gift Shop is sure to please the animal lover on your list! Photo Credit: Lindsay Jones. Click HERE for her Real Mom Review.
Want some "wild" summer fun?  Check out the amazing outdoor fun at Leesburg Animal Park! Get up close to the animals on this twenty-one acre farm and zoo, home to a wide variety of animals, that is sure to be the topic of conversation from your kids long after you’ve headed home. You’ll get to see, pet and “chat” with donkeys, llamas, cows, goats, pigs, zebras, lemurs and even the spring babies (lambs, goats and piglets!). And with the new indoor area available, you and your kids will be treated to adventure rain or shine.  Their new facility features live animal exhibits, a kid's play zone, a theater and even a party room that makes it MORE fun to talk to the animals. Okay, maybe you don't have an animal degree, but you don't need to study elephant or eagle, buffalo, beagle, pig, or flea, to have Dr. Dolittle-style fun at Leesburg Animal Park.  Feed, pet and play, any Tuesday-Thursday this summer with our offer. Want to ride on the wild side? The park also has pony and wagon rides too! Or your little monkeys can play away a spring day at the kid's playground area that includes a wooden pirate ship, train and tractor.
All Aboard! Get ready for some serious family fun on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Located in Cumberland, MD, just a couple hours from the Washington, DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh metro areas, this railroad excursion makes a great family day trip!  Your Itinerary: Climb aboard a restored diesel locomotive in Downtown Cumberland, Maryland. Then get ready to travel back through time as the train winds westward through the Allegheny Mountains to Frostburg Depot in Frostburg, MD. Click HERE to learn more about the route. It’s an entertaining and educational experience for riders of all ages - with classic songs from the 40's and 50's piped in to enjoy along the way. Trip Time: 3 hours. One hour each way, with a 60-minute layover in Frostburg. On the layover, you can choose to disembark to enjoy the shops and restaurants on Frostburg's Main Street (requires a 10-minute uphill walk from depot. Shuttles will be running some weekends to take guests up the hill.) Guests can also choose to stay downhill  and expolore the Frostburg Depot or the adjacent Carriage Museum.  FOR TRAIN LOVERS: Keep your eye on the engine during the layover! Watch as it is detached from the train, rotated on the turntable, and reattached on the opposite end of the train!
This summer, the deals will be as hot as the weather when kids get in FREE at the Newseum! July 1 through Labor Day, up to four kids ages 18 and younger can visit for free with each paid adult or senior admission, or Newseum membership. The Newseum offers everything from the Berlin Wall and Pulitzer Prize-winning photos to interactive games. See for yourself why the Newseum is called a “must-see” attraction in Washington, D.C! Play the role of reporter in the NBC New Interactive Newsroom, tackle real-life reporting dilemmas in the Ethics Center and explore 75 Years of the World's Best Photography. Located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, a visit to the Newseum is a convenient, conversation-inspiring experience you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the Newseum’s 15 theaters and 15 galleries. Time running short? Remember to save your admission ticket and come back the next day for free! Click HERE and use promo code SUMMER for this very special CertifiKID Offer - PLUS get 15% off when you purchase your tickets online! 
It's Summer Time! With summer comes sun. And while sun is fun, a waterpark is cool! Now imagine the waterpark having tube slides, speed slides, a play pool perfect for the little swimmer, and even a wave pool in the mix. It's a Caribbean-themed waterpark, and it’s called – fittingly – GREAT WAVES WATERPARK! GREAT WAVES WATERPARK is Northern Virginia’s answer to the dog days of summer. With adrenaline-pumping slides for the adventure addict in your family and splashy fun kiddie pools for the little ones, there is literally gallons of fun for everyone. CertifiKID is here to help you keep your toes in the water and the moolah in your bank. Grab this deal for weekday admission after 3pm. With fewer folks than during the weekend rush, this makes for the perfect weekday escape. Surf's up gang! See ya’ll at GREAT WAVES WATERPARK! For our Real Mom Review of Great Waves Waterpark, click HERE.
Peter and the Wolf is the Puppet Co.'s newest family production that you just can't miss! Bring everyone out today to see a fun show for all! Staged with half life-size marionettes, Peter and the Wolf is one of the Puppet Co.’s best-loved stories. Over a million children and adults have seen this one-man show, based on Prokofiev’s popular tale of good versus evil, performed by Puppet Master Christopher Piper. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra precedes this story of Peter and his animal friends, and their attempts to capture wily “Old Lupus.”
ALL ABOARD! Take the family on a scenic trip back in time with an Excursion Train Ride at Walkersville Southern Railroad! This dream outing for train lovers starts at Walkersville's authentic, turn-of-the-century railroad station. Next, board a vintage 1920s passenger car or an open-air flat car to start your journey over track that the Pennsylvania Railroad originally laid down in 1872. Your excursion, which lasts a little over an hour, will chug beside a 100-year-old lime kiln, past picturesque Maryland farm country with a view of the Catoctin Mountains west of Frederick, and over a bridge high above the beautiful Monocacy River. After your scenic choo-choo ride, check out the Railroad Museum (FREE!) just across the street, featuring a Children's Corner, educational displays, and model trains. An outing with the Walkersville Southern Railroad is literally a trip that will take you over the river and through the woods! Except you won't be going to Grandmother's house -- take her along for the ride! ALL ABOARD! 
LAUNCH yourself into FUN at Launch Trampoline Park in Columbia! Launch is an indoor sports and family entertainment facility with activities for the entire family! Launch is the solution for summertime boredom! With the area’s only Meltdown, extreme trampoline dodgeball, tricked out main court, launch pad air bag, and arcade, you can count on Launch for total fun! Launch even has a mini-wipe out course replica inflatable for our smallest of LAUNCHERS and planned Black Lights/Lasers shows for an even more extreme experience. Launch is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Parents, if you'd rather relax while your kids do the jumping, grab a bite to eat at Launch's on-site cafe or observe from the viewing platform! Launch is also the perfect venue for parties, private events, group events, fundraisers, exercise classes, corporate outings, homeschool meet-ups, toddler time, glow parties, and more! Launch Attractions: The Meltdown: An epic 8-player game that tests your stamina, agility and reaction time. Duck under and jump over two whirling boom arms and no matter what – don’t get knocked down! Will you be the first one out or last one standing? Tricked Out Main Court: Test your skills on the massive main court! Soar through the air and dunk with ease! Enjoy 5 dedicated tumble track lanes or show off on the trick boxes! Crash Pad: Elevate your skills with the stunt bag! Leap off the trampoline and pose for the camera before landing on this gigantic air bag! Extreme Dodgeball: Launch makes dodgeball X-treme with elevated platforms on opposite ends for each team! The game begins as all players race toward the elevated platform at mid court! Dip. Dive. Duck…you know the rest – just don’t get hit! Black Lights and Lasers: A crowd favorite! Glow shirts, black lights, lasers and the #1 destination for an awesome time – LAUNCH!!!! Check out The Meltdown attraction in this video!
Suit up and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime at ShadowLand Laser Adventures! Maryland Locations Virginia Locations Gaithersburg Chantilly Columbia Springfield/Alexandria Frederick   Strap on a suit and enter the region's only true 3D multi-level arena. ShadowLand's laser adventures promises heart racing excitement - an experience unlike any other!  Interact with an ever-changing environment of light and sound surrounded by mysterious forces which elude the senses. Challenge and avoid creatures from ancient tales; stalk through spacescapes using logic and stealth to achieve your ultimate objective!  ShadowLand's unique laser adventures provide fantastic 'whole group' activities for families, birthday parties, youth groups, sports teams and businesses. ShadowLand's laser adventures, played in unique 3D multi-level arenas, are so much more than 'laser tag.' Special power-ups and game formats provide much more excitement and diversity to game play. Find out for yourself why ShadowLand truly is a laser adventure! Begin your exploration of ShadowLand - view examples of game formats, special powers, and a few of the unique adventures being offered this summer by clicking HERE and HERE. ShadowLand's offers awesome birthday party packages, too! They provides all you need for an amazing celebration without breaking the bank! Click HERE for a video clip to see why the ShadowLand party experience has been a top choice for families in the mid-Atlantic region for more than 20 years. With this CertifiKID deal, you get two laser tag adventures for up to 9 participants, your own private party room, a party host to keep your event on track, soft drinks, plates, cups and utensils - plus some additional perks for the birthday boy or girl, including TWO Return Play Passes!  ShadowLand allows you to bring outside food. It's your party - bring in the food YOU want. Or if you like, ShadowLand can provide your party with tasty pizza from a nearby professional pizzeria - arriving fresh and hot just as the kids finish their first adventure! 
This summer, escape the heat - at Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield, VA!   Flight Trampoline Park is a cutting-edge entertainment, fitness and sports facility unlike anything you have ever experienced. Get ready to: Bounce around on a trampoline court composed of over 50 connected trampolines Test your skill on the NEW! Twin Laser Race Course, Battle Beam or Ladder Challenge Play a game of intense trampoline dodgeball Dunk a basketball in the trampoline basketball slam dunk area But that's not all! For the little ones, there's a dedicated kids area that has over 2000 square feet of trampolines and a large foam pit. And for all of us parents that just want to watch - that's fine also! Observers do not have to purchase a ticket to live vicariously through their children!
In search of mermaids? Visit Atlantis Waterpark in Centerville, VA for an undersea adventure with King Triton, slides and mermaids! Atlantis Waterpark is a treasure trove of family fun. Enjoy a cool day of sliding, splashing and playing on TWO HUGE WATER SLIDES, getting soaked under a 500-Gallon Dumping Bucket, or just relax in one of Atlantis’ pools or dedicated play areas for the small merfolk.   Neptune’s Reef is the perfect place to refuel for more fun. It’s stocked with snacks and family favorite eats. Enjoy your meal outside under the large shade umbrellas, then head back to the city of soaking fun! (Photo credit: Heather Linen. Read her Real Mom Review on Atlantis Waterpark HERE.)
At Escape Room LoCo in Leesburg VA, the goal is simple yet challenging: TO ESCAPE FROM THE ROOM IN 60 MINUTES OR LESS! This adventure will challenge your mind and get your adrenaline pumping as you race the clock.  Solve riddles and puzzles in the hopes of unlocking the door and earning your freedom. You can only win if you work as a team! Worried about getting stuck and never getting out? No need to worry! Staff members will be standing by to dole out clues, if you'd like. Or, for those who like to leave such things to the fates, a wheel-spin before the game can determine how many clues you're allowed. The Rooms: Mission to Mars: KIDS Room Escape!  Designed for families with children aged 7-15, this room allows young adventure-seekers to feel the rush of adrenaline while solving the puzzles and facing a challenge: Survive on Mars and launch the rocket in just 45 minutes! Detective Office - Designed for adults, you and your teammates are a group of Private Investigators in the 1920's. There have been a series of murders recently all with a mysterious calling card left at the scene. All clues indicate that the next murder will occur in 60 minutes. Try to solve the case and catch the murderer before time runs out! Mechanics Garage - Designed for adults, You and your friends are on a road trip when your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and a bad storm is coming! Just down the road you find an abandoned mechanics garage with a car inside. You have 60 minutes to search the garage for the car keys and get out before the storm hits!  Great for team-building, entertaining out-of-town guests and a fun family or grown-up night out!
Turn up the heat on summer fun with a family adventure at Volcano Island Waterpark in Sterling, VA! Get lost in an island state of mind the Polynesian themed Volcano Island Waterpark. Get ready for an adrenaline rush with: A 500-Gallon Dumping Bucket Two Thrilling Waterslides A Giant Wading Pool and Water Play Structure. Then take some time to relax underneath the palm trees and tiki canopies while enjoying a meal from the Paradise Café. What a sensational summer outing!
Fun for the whole family! Time Travel to Fun at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. A full day of jousting, feasting, crafts, music, food and continuous entertainment on 10 stages and theaters.   During opening weekend – August 25th and 26th – any child under age 15 with a paid accompanying adult is ADMITTED FREE! What a DEAL! No CertifiKID voucher or coupon is needed. The Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD, is the region's premier outdoor event and the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country with more than 1,300 participants and over 300,000 guests per season.  What to expect: 25 Acre English Village with 85 acres of free parking. 140 craft and specialty shops. 42 food and beverage emporiums, games, attractions and displays. 11 stages of ever changing entertainment with shows repeated throughout the day. 3,000 seat jousting arena visited by the Royal Court of King Henry VIII. Don't fret if you can't make it out opening weekend, the festival runs Saturdays, Sundays Labor Day Monday through October 21, 2018.
If you’re ready for a totally unique outdoor experience, its time to Go Ape! Way more than just zip lines, Go Ape is a 2-3-hour journey through the forest canopy as you take on suspended obstacles, Tarzan swings and breathtaking zip lines – all with an incredible view. Family fun reaches new heights at Go Ape Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville, MD!     The Go Ape Rock Creek Treetop Adventure course is a fully immersive outdoor experience. The course features 6 sections of treetop obstacles, each section leading you higher into the forest canopy. With 6 zip lines - including a rad skateboard zip line, 44 unique crossings like the Stirrups, Twister and 2 Tarzan swings, guests are guaranteed a one of a kind forest adventure with killer views.   Safety is a big part of every adventure. Each excursion begins with a 30-minute safety briefing, and instructors constantly patrol the grounds. Guests can move at their own pace, making a trip to Go Ape an ideal family outing. And every zip line trip helps the environment as well—Go Ape gives a portion of their proceeds to the public parks they call home.   Check out these other Go Ape CertifiKID offers at the following locations: Go Ape South Run Park, Springfield, VA Go Ape Freedom Park, Williamsburg, VA
Do you know that a quiet residential block off Dupont Circle houses a 115-seat black box theatre? Welcome to the wonderful Keegan Theatre! Keegan Theatre is proud to present a delightful children’s musical: Ice Child   You can’t trust the fairy-folk. They stole the baby and left the Ice Child in its place. The Ice Child is not like other children. He’s lost in a world that doesn’t understand and doesn’t welcome him. The Ice Child can’t be hugged, can’t be cuddled. He’ll melt. How do you love a child that can’t be touched? And what is love anyway – when you come right down to it? This is a tale of growing up different. It’s a fairy story – a story told by the fairies about people. And it’s a love story – a story about love.
Give your family the experience of a lifetime with a Private Family Sailing Lesson at KidShip Sailing School in Annapolis! Explore the Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay with an instructor aboard KidShip's stable and dry Rainbow 24' sailboats. This course is a perfect way to spend quality time with your family on the water while learning along the way. Your hands-on instruction will include water safety, basic sailing terminology, sail trim, and steering with a tiller. Instructors are experienced and excited to share the sport with new families. By the end of your lesson, you will be amazed at how much you and your kids have learned! Since its founding in 1987, KidShip has taught the ropes to over 7000 young sailors on the Chesapeake Bay. KidShip’s proven approach blends hands-on instruction both on land and in small, responsive boats on the water. By adding lots of fun, they ensure a safe, enjoyable and instructive experience FOR SAILORS OF ALL AGES.
Need a quick getaway but don't want to drive? Let OurBus do the driving for you with comfort and ease!  Pack a bag, grab the kids, and head to New York City to check out Rockefeller Center and Times Square, take in a Broadway Show, or get engulfed in bubbles at the Gazillion Bubble Show.  WITH A BRAND-NEW STOP IN COLUMBIA, MD, OURBUS IS THE ONLY DAILY NYC BUS SERVICE IN HOWARD COUNTY!  Or if you're already in New York City, head to Washington, DC and check out our beautiful nation's capital, historical landmarks, take in a Nationals Baseball game and of course see the magnificent Cherry Blossoms along the tidal basin. OurBus offers a relaxing ride in new, clean buses with reclining seats, sanitized bathrooms, charging outlets, WiFi, and even bottled water for all passengers.  With a flexible schedule and safe convenient stops, OurBus provides direct travel between: NYC/Port Authority Bus Terminal DC/Union Station Columbia, MD/Broken Land Park & Ride - BRAND NEW!! The Columbia, MD stop is conveniently located in Howard County at the intersection of Route 32 and Broken Land Parkway. This new location has ample and FREE overnight parking. So don't delay, start planning your family's quick getaway with this awesome deal!
A’hoy, there be fun on the horizon at Pirate's Cove Waterpark in Lorton, VA! Stay cool ALL summer long at Lorton’s largest pirate themed water attraction Pirate's Cove Waterpark at Pohick Bay Regional Park. Loaded with fun features for everyone, Pirate’s Cove visitors love their large pirate-themed play structure complete with a 300-GALLON DUMPING BUCKET! Fun for kids of ALL ages Pirate’s Cove also includes: Kid-Friendly Water Slides. Water-spraying Palm Trees. A HUGE pool for splashing around and swimming. A Spacious Tot Pool with a clam shell slide. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! Dig for buried treasure at Buccaneer Beach (a large sand play area) or work on your Pirate tan lines on the sun deck. Of course your day wouldn’t be complete without food, drinks and more! Captain’s Galley is stocked with all your favorites! Sit outside under the umbrellas and enjoy a great lunch, then head back and cool off under the bucket! (Photo credit: Jennifer Walters. For her Real Mom Review of Pirate's Cove, click HERE.)
Nothing beats the excitement of having the carnival come to town! Who can’t help but smile and have a blast as you whirl around in a gleeful swirl on the Tilt-a-Whirl? Grab the kids for some sweet summer fun for a carnival at the University Town Center in Hyattsville, brought to you by Jolly Shows, the experts in family entertainment. Pick up this CertifiKID deal for an UNLIMITED rides wristband, good Wednesday, August 29th - Thursday, August 30th.  Frolic all evening long on the classics, new thrillers and kid-friendly rides like: The Zipper Rock N Cars (Bumper Cars) Gondola Wheel (Ferris wheel) UFO Area 51 Navy Seal Candyland Swing Helicopters Merry-Go-Round Tea Cups AND SO MANY MORE! Since the 1950's, Jolly Shows has been entertaining families from the Mid-Atlantic Region with high quality amusement rides, challenging games and delicious food. Mmmm, corn dogs, fried Oreos and funnel cake anyone?
The CitySightseeing Skyline Cruise offers stunning views of famous attractions like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, and more. Enjoy the weather and concessions while taking in amazing sights from the outdoor decks. The Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Ripley’s admission package from CitySights NY combines the pleasure of sightseeing with the excitement of discovering interesting and bizarre artifacts from around the world. Once on board, tour goers get unparalleled views of famous attractions like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, and more. With 4 convenient hop-off stops in various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, customers can get up-close and personal with some of NYCs unique neighborhoods. Pier 11 provides access to South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Hop off in DUMBO, Brooklyn for fantastic views from the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Hop off at Pier 78 to explore exciting Times Square and the Theater District. Once in Times Square, check out Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. Enjoy two whole floors full of outlandish artifacts and interactive displays.
Danny serenaded Sandy there. Your mom and dad might have spent a few Friday nights there, too. NOW it’s your turn to pass down the pure Americana tradition of a night at The Family Drive-In Theatre! Leave behind the seven-foot tall guy who sat right in front of your kid. Ditch the sticky floors. But still see the most popular first-run flicks Tinsel Town is turning out! The Family Drive-In Theatre makes movies even more fun, with a playground for the kids and a welcome mat for the family pooch. As soon as the sun sets the silver screen is a glow with stars. Oh, did we mention it’s ALWAYS a double feature too? Two movies for LESS than the price of one! Plus all the theatre concessions, too: Popcorn Soda Candy and MORE!
Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out with the crowd! Buy me some peanuts and ... a great deal on a Frederick Keys game! A fun day filled with baseball action, good food, and family moments awaits you this summer at NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland. Home to the popular Minor League team, the Frederick Keys, the stadium offers so much more than most ballparks. The field seats are perfect for kids because you are close enough to see the players' expressions and can really get involved in the game.   When you are waiting in between innings, or before the game, there is plenty of great food and activities to keep the kids entertained. With 70 home games and over 20 firework shows, come join the fun and the team mascot Keyote to cheer the Keys to victory!  Be sure to check out the Keys Game Center for all the latest information to get you ready for the Keys games. The Frederick Keys are The Single A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
Here's a HOT DEAL at one of the COOLEST places to play in upper Montgomery County... Welcome to The SplashPark at South Germantown Recreational Park featuring: A one-of-a-kind 280-jet water maze. A cave with a splashy waterfall. Water buckets that spill over when filled. A Mini Slide. Spraying animals. Jumping Pillow. Tables underneath a Shade Structure. Restrooms and changing rooms with lockers. But that's not all! This awesome $10 deal gets you TWO Weekday Afternoon Admissions to the SplashPark PLUS TWO Rounds of Mini-Golf on the championship 18-hole miniature golf course adjacent to the SplashPark! Designed with delicate contour changes, sloping greens, water features and natural obstacles, this championship course is fun for everyone. Happy Splashin' and Golfin' at South Germantown Recreational Park this summer! (Photo credit: Cyndi Keegan. For her Real Mom Review of South Germantown Splash Park and Mini Golf, click HERE.)
Family fun reaches new heights at Go Ape! Take your family for an adventure up in the trees, challenging you to conquer a course that is equal parts fun and fitness! This awesome offer at Go Ape in Williamsburg, VA's Freedom Park features BOTH Treetop Junior Course and Treetop Adventure Course!   Everyone can live life adventurously! Treetop Junior is a fun-filled hour of trail-blazing obstacles for all to enjoy. Release your little monkeys onto an adventure designed just for them! Features 2 zip lines and 20 obstacles at heights of 20 feet.   The Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a 2-3 hour journey designed for adults and kids that features award-winning Tarzan swings, more than 40 tree-to-tree crossings and epic wind-in-your-face zip lines.    Safety is a big part of every adventure. Each excursion begins with a 30-minute safety briefing, and instructors constantly patrol the grounds. Guests can move at their own pace, making a trip to Go Ape an ideal family outing. And every zip line trip helps the environment as well—Go Ape gives a portion of their proceeds to the public parks they call home.   Check out these other Go Ape CertifiKID offers at the following locations: Go Ape Rock Creek Regional Park, Rockville, MD  Go Ape South Run Park, Springfield, VA
Shear Madness is the comedy whodunit that lets the audience solve the crime! “This wildly popular interactive comedy whodunit keeps the audiences laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation make for "shrieks of laughter night after night." - The Washington Post Set in present-day Georgetown, Shear Madness engages locals and visitors alike as armchair detectives to help solve the scissor-stabbing murder of a famed concert pianist who lives above the Shear Madness unisex hair styling salon. The show combines up-to-the-minute improvisational humor and a mixture of audience sleuthing to deliver a unique performance each night. Seen by over eleven million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer!
Can’t make it down to Outer Banks? No worries - Ocean Dunes Waterpark in Arlington is a much shorter trip! With it’s laid-back charm, sand and waving grass, Ocean Dunes Waterpark might convince you to give up the annual trek down the coast. Located within Upton Hill Regional Park, Ocean Dunes Waterpark is loaded with fun features for adults and kids, like: 500-Gallon Dumping Bucket Water Slides Waterfalls Lots of Squirters Beyond the “beach” there is also miniature golf course right next to the water park offering 18 holes of fun! (Photo credit: Evelyn Raxon. For her Real Mom Review of Ocean Dunes Waterpark, click HERE.)
Soar through the adventure of a lifetime at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center! Located just an hour from the Washington, DC and Baltimore metro regions, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center zipline tour boasts the best views in the area! With heights up to 40 feet, zips up to 425 ft, and a 100 ft Sky Bridge, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! Experience eight awesome elements: Stairway to Heaven One and Done Pucker Up Blue Ridge Bridge Dew Drop In Geronimo Last Stand Hunter’s Landing Want to PLAY AND STAY?! Check out these other CertifiKID deals at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center for a LOT of adventure FUN: Click HERE to see the Cabin Overnight Getaway. Click HERE to see the White Water Rafting Deal. Click HERE for the Ropes Course and Cabin Overnight Getaway Package.
Kids have mounds of energy. Let them burn it off hopping, sliding, jumping and giggling their way through a FUN-filled day at Pump It Up. The perfect solution for those frigid winter days when they're stuck inside. This amazing deal includes FIVE Jump Passes at Pump It Up in Elkridge, Lanham-Bowie or Waldorf.  Looking for a great place for a birthday party? Pump It Up offers amazing birthday parties, indoor play complete with exciting interactive inflatables and of course endless smiles! Plus, enjoy comfortable Parent's Lounges with FREE WiFi! Click HERE for an awesome party deal at Pump it Up Waldorf.
Take a break from the sun and heat for THREE times the excitement with a ShadowLand - Alexandria/Springfield Combo-pass, including Glow Mini-Golf, Laser Adventure, AND Mega Arcade! Experience the ONLY GLOW mini golf in the area and see why people are talking about The Dark Tower, a glow-in-the-dark golf experience that is only available at ShadowLand - Alexandria/Springfield! Choose your putter and step into the distant past. The Dark Tower glow golf experience puts you in ancient castle passageways surrounded by glowing dragons, knights, cauldrons, and bubbling elixirs. Compete with your family and friends to see who can best master the mysteries of The Dark Tower holes. Glow golf is the perfect indoor activity for anyone age 4 and older. Next, strap on a suit and enter the region's only true 3D multi-level arena. ShadowLand's laser adventures promises heart racing excitement - an experience unlike any other!  Interact with an ever-changing environment of light and sound surrounded by mysterious forces which elude the senses. Challenge and avoid creatures from ancient tales; stalk through spacescapes using logic and stealth to achieve your ultimate objective! The fun continues in the Mega Arcade. Step inside ShadowLand’s huge 3,000 sq ft Mega Prize Arcade and test your skills and challenge yourself or your opponents – tons of games for tons of fun! Win tickets from the games and turn them in for great prizes at the prize counter.    ShadowLand's Glow Mini-Golf and Mega Arcade Game Birthday Party Package provides all you need for an amazing celebration without breaking the bank! Click HERE for a video clip to see why the ShadowLand party experience has been a top choice for families in the mid-Atlantic region for more than 20 years. With this CertifiKID deal, you get one game of Glow Mini-Golf and Mega Arcade Game Cards for up to 10 participants, your own private party room, a party host to keep your event on track, soft drinks, plates, cups and utensils - plus some additional perks for the birthday boy or girl! ShadowLand allows you to bring outside food. It's your party - bring in the food YOU want. Or if you like, Shadowland can provide your party with tasty pizza from a nearby professional pizzeria - arriving fresh and hot just as the kids finish their first adventure!   Before you go, check out Washington Family's review of ShadowLand - Alexandria/Springfield's new interactive glow-in-the-dark experience!
There will be NO rolling of the eyes when you gather the kids for an outing to Roll Up N Dye this summer! Roll Up N Dye is the coolest tie-dye studio to hit Central Maryland and now you can learn from and create amazing tie-dye art at one of their 1-Hour Drop & Dye Tie-Dye Studio sessions for up to 4 people. Join the talented artistic team at their Columbia, MD studio where you'll find an explosion of color and inspiration on the walls, on the floor and in the gorgeous dyes they mix just for you. This is no arts and crafts store tie-dye session - each project uses top of the line dyes and offers expert tie-dye instruction that will have you making beautiful creations in out-of-this-world swoops, swirls, and custom designs. The Deal: $75 for Weekday 4-Person Drop & Dye One-Hour Tie-Dye Session ($45 Off). Here's what you'll get: Prep work completed before you arrive so you can just dive in and create your project! Hands-on training with a tie dye artist (and an assistant as needed) Pre-washed white tee shirts for each participant Professional-quality dyes and materials Gloves (and aprons upon request) Finished shirt securely sealed in a bag with washing instructions Space and time in the studio to tie dye and the option of leaving your hand print on the wall - a very special way for kids to "leave their mark - literally" on the studio walls of Roll Up N Dye! Looking for an adult night out?  Drop & Dye Vouchers are also valid for a one-hour Adult BYOB Drop & Dye Session. This is a great laid-back atmosphere for unwinding and getting your creative groove on. Just bring your favorite beverage, and let Roll Up N Dye provide the rest.  Can't get enough of your newfound artistic talent? Check out this CertifiKID deal HERE for a 2 1/2 Hour Tie-Dye Birthday Party Package for Up to 10 Guests. See what all of the tie-dye buzz is about below:
Feeding a crowd is no small feat. And when summer turns on the heat, the last place you want to be is in the kitchen. Turn to Mamma Lucia for your next gathering with these fantastic CertifiKID deals! Need a pizza option for your upcoming party at Shadowland, MarVaTots n'Teens Gymnastics or Xtreme Acro & Cheer? Mamma Lucia has you covered! Feed your hungry crew with a Pizza Party Package where you'll receive 3 Large 1-topping pizzas, 1 small salad and a gallon of tea, sweet tea or lemonade. Also a GREAT option for families in need of a quick lunch or dinner at the local pool or water park - just grab and go! Want a more varied menu for your guests? Grab our other CertifiKID deal and enjoy $200 worth of catering from Mamma Lucia's for only $159! Mamma Lucia offers an extensive catering menu, including pasta, pizza, sandwiches, chicken and even delicious desserts. Check out the full menu HERE. Raised in the Bronx and inspired by roots in both Rome and Naples, Mamma Lucia has offered authentic Italian eats to Maryland for over 20 years, using only the finest ingredients resulting in the best "Down Home Italian Cooking" the area has to offer. What makes these deals even better - EVERY CertifKID purchaser, be it a dine-in, pizza or catering package, that starts following Mamma Lucia on their social media sites - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - will receive a $5 gift card to put toward a return visit to Mamma Lucia. And that's not all - at Mamma Lucia, their involvement in the local community runs long and deep - they offer sponsorship to many events in the area. In light of this giving spirit, with each pizza party or catering purchase made, CertifiKID will donate $1 to the CertifiKID camp scholarship fund. What could be better than saving money to eat delicious food while helping out families in your local communities?  Buon appetito é alla Salute! Looking for a night out with the whole family - check out another exciting Mamma Lucia deal HERE.
How much would you like to plan a date night? Or a night out with the girls? But it's always such a chore to line up a babysitter! And talk about the cost of sitters these days ... Kids Time Out to the Rescue! Kids Time Out offers the convenience of babysitting with the security of having licensed child care professionals care for your children. Kids Time Out makes it possible for you to get the time you need with the peace of mind that your children are safe and secure doing what they do best - playing and having loads of fun. Kids Time Out is the only award-winning hourly child care center in the Baltimore/Howard County area offering care to children ages 2-10 years. Imagine having a childcare center that has twice been voted Howard County’s best childcare at your beck and call. The icing on the’s not going to break the bank! This awesome CertifiKID deal gets you four consecutive hours of child care at Kids Time Out. But beware ... your children might have so much fun playing games, doing crafts and participating in Kids Time Out's amazing organized activities that they might never want to leave! 
Cruise around Baltimore's beloved waterway aboard Spirit Cruises' Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour! Through September 30th, pick up this CertifiKID deal and climb aboard the Inner Harbor Spirit for a 60-minute interactive tour and sightseeing cruise. Kick back and relax as you take in the sites and enjoy an animated narration of Baltimore’s rich history. From the role of Fort McHenry in the birth of our nation's anthem to the spot on Federal Hill where our country's Constitution was ratified, your family will enjoy panoramic views from the roof-top deck while learning exciting facts about the ships and buildings that dot the Inner Harbor's landscape. A Spirit Cruise is also a great way to introduce your hometown to visiting out-of-town guests! The Deal: $14 for One Adult OR Child Ticket on the Inner Harbor Spirit (up to 40% Off!) Your Ticket Includes: 1-hour narrated sightseeing tour of Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor. The best views of storied sites such as the USS Constellation, Fells Point, the National Aquarium, the John W Brown Liberty Ship and more! Climate-controlled decks for comfortable year-round cruising in most weather conditions. Children ages 3 and under sail FREE with a paying adult! Non-alcoholic beverages, cocktails, wine and beer and light concessions available for an additional fee, payable onboard.
Looking for some industrious indoor fun for the whole family? No place fits that bill like The Baltimore Museum of Industry! You’ve never seen a place quite like this! The Baltimore Museum of Industry is part history lesson, part time-travel. Packed with history and stories that immerse visitors in the lives, trades, and world-shaping innovations that have come through the hard work of Marylanders, the museum is uniquely Baltimore - Hon!  Learn how oysters were canned, clothes were sewn, and advertising was printed "back in the day" right here in Baltimore. Each period is industriously displayed in period vignettes, mock-shops, work rooms and interactive exhibits. It’s not all about “old-school” artifacts either. IT’S ALL ABOUT FUN as kids discover how things work. PLUS be sure to join The BMI for Weekend Workers, providing kids a hands on experience every Saturday from 11AM – 2PM (unless otherwise noted) and include activities like: Design a Roller Coaster Create a Paper Rocket Explore Oysters Build a Balloon-Powered Car and More! Make learning FUN with all The Baltimore Museum of Industry has to offer!
Looking for an ULTRA FUN outing that is great for all ages? Head over to Ultrazone® Laser Tag in Bailey's Crossroads, VA, Sterling Park, VA or Baltimore, MD - it's The Ultimate Laser Adventure! Strap on a vest and step into the darkened labyrinth and you will become completely immersed in another world - a world where teammates emerge from fog-filled passageways, and a frantic energy pervades your every fiber! Ultrazone provides a safe, supervised environment for kids, teenagers and adults alike to have a blast! Each game of laser tag is 15 minutes of playing time, with 10-15 minutes of instruction beforehand. Players should plan to be stay for at least 90 minutes. Ultrazone® is the premier laser tag facility on the East Coast offering state of the art laser tag games, arcade games, and unbeatable birthday parties...If you've never been to Ultrazone, you're missing out! Aiming to make your next birthday party a big hit? Check out this CertifiKID deal for $65 Off an Ultrazone Super Birthday Party for Up to 10 Kids at any of these locations. Click HERE for more details.
A fantastic fall starts with pumpkin patch picking, corn mazes and endless family fun at Winterbrook Farms in Thurmont, MD - Maryland’s Largest Corn Maze and Fall Festival! With four separate corn mazes and more than seven miles of trails on over 30 acres of corn, an outing at Winterbrook Farms features all sorts of autumnal awesomeness, with 20+ activities including: Beeline Zip Lines Moo Choo Train Rides Mountain Slides Tractor Tire Mountain Round Bale Rollers Pedal Kart Track & Trike Track Tetherball and Cornhole Rubber Duck Races Farm Animals: donkeys, cows, goats, pigs, chickens, bunnies and more! Learning Barn Apple cannons (extra charge applies) And more! And don't forget to take a hayride to the pumpkin patch - where you can pick your own pumpkin (50 cents/lb.)   Hungry? You are welcome to bring your own food - or head over to The Feed Trough for burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, pulled pork, fresh cut fries, soup, pumpkin and apple pie and much more.    Bonus! Dogs are welcome everywhere on the farm except for the Big Barn area where the farm animals are located. (Please make sure keep them on a leash and clean up after them.)   Winterbrook Farms awaits you this fall. See you on the farm! 
Saying goodbye to summer is tough, but fall fun at Gaver Farm makes it all better. Forget Green Acres, Gaver Farm’s Fall FUN Festival is the place to be! Come kick off an awesome autumn and enjoy:  Jumping on a GIANT pillow Zooming down enormous slides Petting and feeding farm animals Taking a spin on the Cow Train Watching the Duck Races Snapping fun photos Getting “lost” in a corn maze And MORE! Seriously, there are over 45 attractions! Gaver Farm is a beautiful, clean, historic farm with picnic areas, great food and tons of wholesome family fun for all ages. Don’t forget to leave plenty of time for a FREE hayride out to the orchard to pick-your-own Fuji and Cameo apples or pumpkins. Be sure to check the calendar (here) before you go, and be prepared to have a blast! Did we mention kids 2 and under get in free? Yeah, that too! HURRY!! LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE!!!!
Set your inner adventurer free and experience the excitement of Whitewater Rafting at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center! Harpers Ferry Adventure Center's Whitewater Rafting trips combine whitewater skills and thrills with a landscape rich in history, heritage, and wildlife – all just an hour’s drive from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Enjoy the exciting rapids and stunning natural beauty of seven untamed miles of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers near Harpers Ferry, WV. You’ll hear the adventure before you see it. Nature’s roller coaster is that awesome! As you raft downstream you’ll encounter: Bull’s Tail - Shenandoah’s mile-long Staircase, Mad Dog, White Horse, Hesitation Ledge, Roller Coaster, and more! No prior experience is needed. Before you get started you’ll learn general orientation to rafting and some of the basics like paddle strokes, maneuvering techniques and river safety skills. Want to PLAY AND STAY? Harpers Ferry Adventure Center has tons of great activities and CertifiKID has the deals: Click HERE for Overnight Cabin Getaway. Click HERE for Zip Lining Canopy Tour. Click HERE for Aerial Adventure Ropes course.
Check out this FUN family adventure at the Harpers Ferry Adventure Center Aerial Adventure Ropes Course! The Aerial Adventure Park is a self-guided experience on a three-level high challenge course with three levels of difficulty and over 40 different obstacles. Pick your own level of challenge! Start at the beginning and work your way up, building confidence along the way. The first level of the Adventure Park is for kids 5-12 years old who are at least 36” tall. The second and third levels are best suited for those over 48" tall in order to reach the obstacles. Safety is the highest priority. The fall protection systems are automatic and won’t allow you to make a mistake and are proven safe. Equipped with a fitted harness and helmet, you will always be connected to the safety system on the course. Staff are available to prepare you for your experience and to coach and help along the way if needed.   Want to add on more fun? Check out CertifiKID's other great deals from Harpers Ferry Adventure Center! Click HERE for White Water Rafting Tour. Click HERE for Zip Line Canopy Tour. Click HERE for One night's stay in a Cabin. Harpers Ferry Adventure Center is just a stone's throw away at the northern tip of Loudoun County in Virginia and on the Maryland border, in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. At just about an hour away from DC and Baltimore, it's EASY driving distance for a fabulous getaway.
No need to head out west to enjoy the up close thrill of bull riding - this fall, the action comes to you! Grab your favorite cowboy hat and boots and round up the gang for an action-packed event of the 35 best and brightest bull riders in the world.  25th Professional Bull Riders: Unleash The Beast U.S. Border Patrol Invitational September 22nd & 23rd EagleBank Arena at George Mason University Sweetpro’s Bruiser. Spotted Demon. Mudshark. These aren’t the monikers of professional wrestlers, or even the most popular baby names of 2018 - they’re the bulls set to stampede into Fairfax, VA for two days of non-stop excitement and competition. These beasts will rumble through the EagleBank Arena while attempting to launch riders from their backs in a contest of strength, balance, endurance and effort. At each event during the cross-country series, top PBR riders jockey for position in the standings by staying atop bucking bulls for at least 8 seconds and racking up points. Bulls are judged for every ride they compete in, too. New to the sport of bulling riding? Check out how riders and bulls are scored and judged by clicking HERE. The 25th PBR series schedule culminates in November with the World Finals in Vegas, where the series champion receives the coveted championship belt buckle and his share of the prize money. For now, check out the top contenders for bull riding fame when you score 32% off your ticket to 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast. Click HERE for more information.
Slow down this summer and make time in your crazy summer schedule to play - at The Playseum in Bethesda, MD.   Summer is the perfect time to head INDOORS for a Playseum adventure. Enter an enchanted land where just being together is magic, a land impervious to the demands of everyday life - and humidity! Kids love the “CityShops” created for interactive play that encourages them to enjoy hands-on fun. Parents love the chance to play along, enjoy storytime together, and watch as new friends are made. The Playseum is more than just a place to play. It's a ‘city’ in itself where every book holds a new adventure and all things are seen through the eyes of a child - no matter how old. ENJOY this time you have with them, before long they’ll be asking you for the keys to the car!
Spring showers are good for the flowers but they make outdoor plans a big muddy mess! Take the FUN indoors this spring and head over to MONKEY JOE'S inflatable play center in Dulles/Sterling! Come out and play with this amazing offer! Monkey Joe's offers wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps and obstacle courses that will keep them active, happy and healthy!  Their play center is perfect for kids 12 and under, with a separate toddler play area to keep your mini monkeys safe and secure.   While your kids monkey around, you can sit back and relax and enjoy free high-speed wireless Internet.  They also have an arcade and refreshment center for everyone to enjoy!  Want a hassle-free birthday party that will literally have the kids bouncing off the walls with joy? Jump into this CertifiKID Deal for $100 Off a Weekday Birthday Party package for up to 8 Kids, valid through December 31! Click HERE for more details.
Want to get out of the house and have fun ice skating? Layer up the cold weather gear and head on over to Loudoun Ice Centre for some guaranteed family fun this winter! Come enjoy open ice skating in a clean, hospitable, family oriented ice arena! At Loudoun Ice Centre, they don’t let their Open Skates get over crowded or out of control.  This deal gets you one public skating admission PLUS skate rental.
Do you have a construction worker wanna be in the family? Have you always wondered what it would be like to operate heavy equipment? Heavy Metal Playground in Boonsboro is the ultimate adventure playground for those who DIG big machinery! Heavy Metal Playground offers a unique, once in a lifetime, true bucket list experience to operate and play on heavy equipment. With this CertifiKID deal, you get 30 minutes to dig holes, move and scoop dirt, and smash, drop and bury things! How cool is that? Once you've perfected your digging, pushing and scooping techniques, compete against others in the ultra popular Heavy Metal Playground basketball game to win prizes! Put your equipment handling skills to the test by scooping up basketballs from on top of cones with your loader and dropping them inside tires. Check out the fun in this video... Heavy Metal Playground is the ultimate experience for a family outing, play date, birthday party, bachelor or bachelorette party, or team building event. Have little ones? Heavy Metal Playground now offers a mini playground for young hard hats ages 4 and up, too! (Photo credit: Team CERTIFIKID's Leslie Silverman. For her Real Mom Review of the Heavy Metal Playground, click HERE.)
Located just outside Lancaster, PA, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is where fun, family, and farming come together.   The 15-acre Adventure Farm features endless activities, games and rides that offer both kids and adults a hands-on day of outdoor play and "agri-tainment!"   Beginning July 3, 2018, visit Cherry Crest Adventure Farm any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Your Summer Farm Fun Pass includes 40+ Farm Fun activities, including the: A-maze-ing Maize Maze: 5-acre corn maze, including 2.5 miles of paths, scenic bridges and clues! Farm Tour Wagon Ride: A 20-minute ride around the farm! Pedal Carts: Race your friends around the corn field Farm Animal Center: Filled with friendly farm animals to pet and learn about! Country Pig Races: Join Tucker, Nancy Lou, and Sam for an epic showdown that you won't want to miss. Discovery Barn: Home to the popular baby chicks hatchery and other interactive displays, including an Outdoor Barn Stage for daily butter making demonstrations. Giant Slinger: Giant sling shots send tennis balls flying! Hay Chute Slide & Straw Bale Racer: High sliding fun through a giant tube or in a burlap sack Barnyard Jump: Two huge jumping pillows to bounce all day long Barnyard Activity Tent: Shuffle board, giant checker board, and more! Barnyard Animal Grove: A donkey, sheep and goats for petting! Corny's Barnyard Ball-cade: Score a goal or shoot some hoops! Country Road Carts: Pedal carts, family-style! Hay Jump Tent: Endless play in hay... Lil Cabin Builders: Giant Lincoln Logs! Lil' Farms Playland: A special area just for smaller guests! Post Pounders: The classic game of strength! Round Bale Racers: Race to the finish in giant pipes (kinda like gerbils)... Singing Chicken Show: Join Reba Mc-Egg-Tire, Patsy Coop and the gang as they sing the classics... Straw Bale Hoist: Use a pulley system to hoist a straw bale! Straw BaleTower & Tunnel: Race your way to the top or find your way through... Tractor Pull: Try pulling a tractor, instead of the tractor pulling you!  Big Ball Corral, Baby Chicks Hatchery, Lil Wagon Express and more! But that's not all! There are plenty of food corrals, food wagons and cafes to catch a snack, lunch or dinner. Cherry Crest is famous for its fresh-picked sweet corn roasted in its own husks, homemade cider donuts, fresh-squeezed lemonade and kettle corn.    This summer, plan for a day of outdoor fun - at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm!
The Great Frederick Fair is Coming Sept. 14th - 22nd! Celebrating its 156th anniversary, The Great Frederick Fair continues to present itself as a monumental event in celebration of agriculture, education, community and good old-fashioned FUN! Come out to see the animals, eat your favorite fair food, ride the rides, jam to awesome live entertainment, and experience the best of Homegrown Frederick! The Great Frederick Fair runs from Friday, September 14 - Saturday, September 22, 2018. Each day will feature an exciting lineup of entertainment, scheduled events and activities and agricultural education programs and exhibits. From livestock to agriculture to harness racing to kids' activities, there is something for everyone! Save BIG moooo-lah by taking advantage of these advance ticket offers! Admission-Only Ticket Offer: $21 for 3-Day Pass. Good for one single admission per day any three days of the fair. Does NOT include parking or carnival rides. Must purchase by 5 p.m. on Sept. 14th. Admission + Rides Ticket Offers: {BEST VALUE} $100 for Carnival Family Four-Pack (Only $25/person!). Includes fair admission PLUS unlimited carnival rides for four people, good any one day of the Fair. Must purchase by 5 p.m. on Sept. 14th. $125 for Week Carnival Pass. Valid for one single admission PLUS unlimited carnival rides during each day of the fair, Sept. 14th - 22nd. Must purchase by 5 p.m. on Sept. 14th. $60 Carload Special - Valid Sept. 18, 2018 from 2 p.m. - Close ONLY. Includes paid gate admission, parking in Lot D ONLY (off Monocacy Blvd.) PLUS unlimited carnival rides for as many as legally buckled in a vehicle. Buses NOT included. $30 Mega Ticket at WEIS Markets. WEIS Market is the Fair's 2018 Retail Mega Ticket partner! Mega Tickets include admission PLUS unlimited carnival rides for ANY one day of the Fair - no date or time restrictions! Purchase your Mega Tickets at participating WEIS Markets from Aug. 10th - Sept. 15th (through 5:00 p.m.). Rides-Only Ticket Offer: $25 for Carnival Wristband - Date/Time Restricted. Valid for unlimited carnival rides for a specified date and time ONLY. Must choose at checkout. Must purchase by 5 p.m. on Sept. 14th. Your Carnival Ride Tickets get you UNLIMITED access to over 30 Kiddie Rides, Thrill Rides and Spectacular Rides: Bounce House Glass House Sizzler Carousel Hampton Cycle Spider Man Central Park Helicopter Star Ship 3000 Choo Choo Train Himalya Tango Dizzy Dragon Iron Dragon Tilt-A-Whirl Dizzy Monkey Kiddie Scrambler Tornado Dutch Wheel Kid Ship Truck Stop Fire Truck Lolli Pop Swing Typhoon Freak Out Orbiter Up Up Ballooon Full Tilt Pirate Fun House Vertigo Fun House Racing Coaster Wiggle Worm Fun Slide Scooter Zipper Don't miss these featured activities for kids: Stick Horse Workshop (ages 1-10) | Sun., Sept. 16th at 2 p.m. Kids get to make their own stick horses. Kids Harness Racing (ages 4-9) | Wed., Sept. 19th at 12 p.m. An opportunity for kids to race on The Great Frederick Fair race track as their family and friends room them on from the Grandstand! Then, get their picture taken in the "Winner's Circle."  Kids Day | Wed., Sept. 19th. All youth 18 and under are admitted FREE until 5 p.m. **All Frederick County schools are CLOSED!** Kids Pedal Pull (ages 5-10) | Sat., Sept. 22nd at 12 p.m. Kids can imagine what it's like to be in a tractor pull, while their family and friends cheer them on! Each round gets a little harder as the weight increases.  Other special exhibits: Kenley T. Hubble LLC Birthing Center: A unique opportunity to witness animals giving birth and caring for their young. Staffed by volunteers that will talk you through each animals birthing process. New London Homes Milking Facility: Visit this state-of-the-art milking facility for a glimpse of the milking ritual. City Streets, Country Roads: National-award-winning exhibit packed full of live animal exhibits and educational displays, hands-on activities, and workshops for the whole family. Almost daily, fair goers will be able to see eggs hatch into baby chicks! The Sukup Agri-Theatre: Provides the opportunity to learn about the grain industry from inside a life-size grain bin! My Plate Garden: Walk the paths of the My Plate Garden demonstrating the USDA balanced diet. The garden models the USDA’s My Plate daily nutritional diagram divided into sections for fruit, vegetables, protein, grains and dairy. Nightly Grandstand Events keep the fun going well into the evening. Entertainment acts such as Demolition Derby, American Idol Season 10 winner, Scott McCreery, and America's Got Talent winner, Darci Lynn, are just a few of the featured acts. Separate ticket fees apply and include admission to the Fair. What are you waiting for? Step right up to BIG savings by purchasing your tickets to The Great Frederick Fair now! 
Looking for a fun family outing? Take the whole family out to play the NEWEST and COOLEST sport around - FOOTGOLF - at McDaniel College Golf Course in Westminster! FootGolf combines two of the world’s most popular sports - golf and soccer - played on a golf course. FootGolf is great for the entire family, from the adults down to the youngest family members. If you can kick a soccer ball, you can play footGolf! Just like golf, but kicking a soccer ball, the object is to kick the ball into a 21-inch diameter cup in the fewest number of kicks. Players will tee off, or in this case KICK OFF, from a set of markers and play holes ranging from 50 to 200 yards. Like golf, there will be Par 3’s, Par 4’s and Par 5’s with scores kept on a scorecard. Just like golf, a player has holed out when his ball is in the cup. Check out the fun in this video!
The Peanuts gang had to camp out in the pumpkin patch in hopes of catching a glimpse of that ever so elusive Great Pumpkin. Here in Maryland, though, we can hobnob with the giant squash set at Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch in the beautiful Middletown Valley any time of the season. Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch was established in 1994 with a roadside wagon and 1-1/2 acres of pumpkins. My how they have grown! Their 131-acre farm now offers acres of pick-your-own pumpkins - plus so many more activities for families to enjoy throughout the fall. This CertifiKID Offer provides: Jumbo's Treasure Trails Corn Maze Admission for FOUR PEOPLE  - with acres of exciting twists and turns AND A $20 credit - to be used towards your pumpkin purchase. And at no extra charge, make sure to enjoy Jumbo's FREE: Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - Running continuously Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Petting Zoo - Jumbo's animals are all very friendly and love to interact with children! You may want to bring along a couple extra bucks to treat the kids to a pony ride or face painting - and make sure not to miss The General Store and Jumbo's Craft Attic where you’ll find a wide array of handcrafted items from more than 50 local artisans. Who needs the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? We’ve got Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch!
You work hard all week long. It's only fair that you take time for yourself and indulge in something that's guaranteed to make you happy. Which is why CertifiKID is bringing you this special deal from The Chocolate House. The Chocolate House is a tasting room and boutique store where you can experience over 300 unique chocolate bars and confections made by artisan chocolate makers and chocolatiers from all over the world. Located in Washington, DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, The Chocolate House has been a foodie destination for chocolate lovers for 8 years. Opened as Biagio Fine Chocolate and later Cocova, The Chocolate House is dedicated to creating and growing the connections between consumers, chocolate makers and cacao farmers around the world. Grab a chocolate-loving friend and one of these delicious deals and you, too, can learn about, taste and enjoy some of the world's best chocolate! $69 for One Chocolate Tasting Class for Two People PLUS a 10-Piece Truffle Gift Box to take Home! ($112.95 Value!). This 90-minute class will introduce you to the rich history of chocolate and the process behind manufacturing artisan and fine chocolate. Explore numerous flavor profiles through smelling & tasting exercises that will give you a fresh understanding of flavor & aroma in fine food. Finally, test your new-found chocolate knowledge on 8 artisan chocolates from around the world. $89 for One Truffle Making Class for Two People ($150 Value!) This 2-hour hands-on class will give you the skills to work with chocolate in the kitchen as well as make classic hand-rolled chocolate truffles. Working with your partner, you will choose your desired flavorings from seasonal fresh herbs and fine extracts and transform fine chocolate and fresh cream into hand rolled truffles. Class instruction covers basic chocolate knowledge, infusing flavors into cream and chocolate, basic ganache making, and chocolate tempering. Know a bunch of friends that would enjoy this experience? Click HERE to check out the CertifiKID Deal for a Private Chocolate Tasting or Truffle Making party for up to 6 People!
Gather the family ... and maybe a picnic, too, and enjoy a scenic mellow water paddle with River and Trail Outfitters' Park & Paddle! Choose from a variety of kayaks and canoes to paddle about at your leisure in The Shenandoah River! It can’t get easier than this with the River & Trail Outfitters Park & Paddle package. On a first come, first serve basis, try out as many different canoes and recreational kayaks as you’d like– from five different manufacturers. No shuttle necessary. You’ll launch your canoe or kayak from their river landing and spend all your time paddling, fishing, or just floating on the Shenandoah River, 6 miles above Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The Park & Paddle package includes boat rental, life vests, and paddles.
Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? Then get out and go play with this FUN Tent and Tube adventure! Spend those lazy days floating down the scenic Potomac River on a camping and tubing trip. At less than an hour away, River & Trail Outfitters is barely a hop, skip and jump away from DC and Baltimore!  Camping on the Potomac by the C&O Canal Spend one night at the Brunswick Family Campground. Located on a secluded stretch of land between the Potomac River and the C&O Canal National Historical Park in Frederick County, Maryland. The Canal’s scenic towpath winds past the Brunswick Campground and provides the only road access to this riverfront camping area. So sit back, and enjoy the scenic views of Short Hill Mountain, the Potomac River, great blue herons and the occasional eagle that passes by. Camping at Brunswick is perfect for biking, hiking, boating and exploring the history of the canal.   Tent camping areas include electric with a picnic table and fire pit OR in a general camping area without electric. Access to hot showers, bathrooms, picnic pavilions with tables, fire pits, and running water are available within walking distance.   River Tubing on the Potomac   Floating down one of the most scenic stretches of river in the country, this WV tubing trip takes place in the Potomac River Gap by Harpers Ferry. Tubers drifting by historic Harpers Ferry National Park have a spectacular view of Maryland Heights and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Take in the view of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland as you pass by Harpers Ferry National Park and the C & O Canal.   Make memories this summer. Go play at River and Trail!  
Celebrate the end of the summer season with some sweet carnival FUN! Who can’t help but smile and have a blast as you whirl around in a gleeful swirl on the Tilt-a-Whirl? Grab the kids and head to the Leesburg Premium Outlets for their 2-day traveling carnival, brought to you by Jolly Shows, the experts in family entertainment. Pick up this CertifiKID deal for an UNLIMITED rides wristband, good Wednesday, September 19th - Thursday, September 20th.  Frolic all evening long on the classics, new thrillers and kid-friendly rides like: The Zipper Rock N Cars (Bumper Cars) Gondola Wheel (Ferris wheel) UFO Area 51 Navy Seal Candyland Swing Helicopters Merry-Go-Round Tea Cups AND SO MANY MORE! Since the 1950's, Jolly Shows has been entertaining families from the Mid Atlantic Region with high quality amusement rides, challenging games and delicious food. Mmm, corn dogs, fried Oreos and funnel cake anyone?
Coming face to face with King Kong and swinging side by side with Spider-Man are all in a day’s work at Universal Orlando Resort™. In three amazing theme parks, guests find adventure awaiting them with thrilling coasters and hilarious shows set in the worlds of their favorite on-screen heroes and villains. At Universal Studios Florida™, take on the new ride Fast & Furious – Supercharged™, coming Spring 2018. Then, experience the magic and wonder of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™ as guests escape from the goblin-run bank of Gringotts™ in Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™. Guests with a Park-to-Park admission ticket can hop on the Hogwarts™ Express* to journey to Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. There, they’ll land in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™, where they can sip Butterbeer™ in the tavern or visit the halls of Hogwarts™ castle itself. In Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, visitors can also explore other island worlds, including Marvel Super Hero Island and Jurassic Park™.
Plan your next escape at Escape Adventures! A locally owned and operated escape room in Carroll County, MD, Escape Adventures! lets you tell YOUR story! How will you cooperate? Who will lead the pack? What will you learn about your friends and family? What will you learn about yourself? They give you the goal, but the story that unfolds is uniquely yours. Offering three rooms to choose from, this family-friendly escape room experience will have you working together and bonding as you go. It's a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles. Escape within a set time limit, or having completed a mission. Think of it as stepping into a video game, but it's live! And have no fear - there is always a spare key hanging near the entrance for those "gotta get out for a bit" moments.  Choose from the following Escape Adventures! Curse of Dracula: Destroy the Vampire! The year is 1893. The place, Transylvania. Famed vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing has disappeared. The local police have dispatched you and your comrades to investigate his last known whereabouts - Castle Dracula! The sun will set in one hour, and before then you must rescue Van Helsing and destroy Dracula himself if you are to end the curse! Note: This room is the scariest of the 3 and offers a good fright. May not be suitable for younger children. School Daze: Escape Detention! Travel back to the years when Ferris took a Day Off, Breakfast was a Club, and you could Say Anything! You and your friends were caught doing some Weird Science in the halls of Ridgemont High. It's time to serve detention! Your parents have been called, and they will arrive in one hour. In the meantime, you have to sit and prepare yourselves for punishment or escape! Getting out of detention before your folks arrive is Risky Business, but it sure beats getting grounded...again!   Kingdom Quest: Save the Realm! Hear ye, hear ye! Our king-the honorable Simon the II-has declared a State of Emergency! A dragon attack is eminent! In exactly one hour, the terrible serpent will lay waste to the realm! This kid-friendly adventure will have your knights and maidens working together in a heroic attempt to aid the creatures of the forest - fairies, dwarves, even witches - to ultimately save the realm!  Want to share your adventure with a larger group of friends or family? Check out the CertifiKID deal HERE for a Private Family-Friendly Escape Room for Up to 12 Participants or for a Birthday Party for Up to 24 Guests.
For the ultimate game of paintball, head on over to Pev’s Paintball Park, the #1 retailer and paintball park in the Nation. Pev's offers a fun, thrilling, and exciting place to play paintball with those who love paintball, for beginners who want to try paintball for the first time, and for those experienced players who play every week. Pev’s Paintball Park is the first and only of its kind in the nation built from the ground up for paintball games. Forty eight acres with 14 playing fields; a town with 25+ buildings and props; a fortress with 3 mega towers and 8 buildings; two man-made rock fields with caves; six spectator friendly arena fields with inflatable obstacles, 2 fields artificial turf. Whether you like fast paced style of play or prefer to sneak around your opponents, we have the right fields for you. At less than 30 miles from DC - in Aldie, VA - Pev’s is the perfect place to escape for fun with family and friends or their next birthday party. Click HERE for a spla-tastic party deal! The mission is NOT impossible!
Warm, sunny weather means its time for a trip to the ballpark. Treat the family to The Potomac Nationals this summer, and check out DC's minor league team for BIG league fun and BIG time value! The P-Nats have taken family-friendly, affordable entertainment to new heights with tons of one-of-a-kind promos, including fireworks, kids run the bases, special theme nights and tons of giveaways! PLUS every seat has a great view, easy parking available and you avoid the crowds - just right for a family trip to the ballpark. And did we mention that children under 5 are ALWAYS FREE in the grandstand seats!  This homerun of a deal is valid for ANY of the 2018 regular season home games. Go multiple times to ensure your spring and summer are in the family win column!  Click HERE for the full schedule.    The Potomac Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team located in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Nationals play in the Class A Advanced Carolina League, and are an affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The club has served as the starting point for several superstars who have gone on to receive big-league plaudits such as Rookie of the Year titles, Gold Gloves, and league MVP awards. The Nationals have taken home Carolina League titles in 1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014.
If you’re happy & you know it, clap your ... CLAWS! Join EcoAdventures for drop in fun and adventure that combines science, nature, and animal encounters! Parents will delight as their child develops an appreciation and respect for the natural world. EcoAdventures typically offers 4 sessions each of Jungle Express or Open Play monthly. Click HERE to check the schedule. Jungle Express Drop in and interact with EcoAdventures' animals in this exciting 45-minute program. From snakes, to gators, lizards, turtles, hedgehog, or glow in the dark scorpions or even feed an animal--it's different every time. After the program, take some time to look at the animals on exhibit, or take a green screen photo with your favorite animal. Jungle Express is recommended for ages 3 1/2 – 100! This is a 45-minute animal presentation for the whole family. For younger children they recommend the Open Play (see below). Open Play Come on over and monkey around in Ecoadventures' rainforest and underwater discovery room. Meet and touch animals, see animal enclosures, jump around in the moon bounce, scooters, puppet and dress up corner, arts and crafts, discovery tables and PLAY! Recommended for preschool to elementary aged children. *Fossil dig opens in the Spring based on weather conditions. Just added - free face painting! (subject to face painter availability).
All Aboard! Calling all train enthusiasts (or those that enjoy scenic views and some good old-fashioned fun!). It's time to experience the beauty of West Virginia on board the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad. With this CertifiKID deal, you can choose from the following West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures for any scheduled tour through September 15. Cass Scenic Whittaker Trip Departs from the Cass Depot at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on select weekdays and weekends Climb aboard this steam engine and take a trip to Whittaker Station, located 4 miles up the track from Cass. At Whittaker Station, you'll experience an authentic logging camp restored by the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association, and a 30 minute layover to enjoy the views, eat at the concession stand, listen to music and play outdoor games. The Cass Scenic Railroad is the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass and you'll learn all about its history on this 2-hour train ride. For more information on Cass Scenic Whittaker excursion, check out the video below: The Durbin Rocket Departs from the Durbin Depot at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on select weekdays and weekends A perfect choice for families with young children, you will ride on authentic 1920-era coaches and vintage wooden cabooses behind Heisler No. 6 as she steams along the free-flowing Greenbrier River in northern Pocahontas County. The ride covers 10.5 miles in 2 hours and offers many beautiful river and mountain views in the Monongahela National Forest. This adventure is popular for kids and anyone who has an interest in railroads and history! The combination of open and closed cars give children the option of free movement through the train as she chugs her way to and from Hevener Station. An open car directly behind Heisler No. 6 offer ample opportunities to see coal being shoveled into the tender and watch as she takes in water at a watering hole along the way. After your ride, visit the RAIL & TRAIL STORE on Main Street across from the Depot where you will find a large selection of souvenirs, gifts, & T-shirts, along with the famous “Big Scoop” hand-dipped ice cream cone. Then stay awhile to explore historic Durbin, West Virginia. Check out the video below to learn more about The Durbin Rocket excursion:
Get ready for an epic day of play at Dave & Buster's! Famously known for games for good reason: FUN! D & B offers tons of ways to play for people of all ages, with hundreds of state-of-the-art exclusive new games to classic video games, there's something fun for everyone. Regardless of which Dave & Buster's location you visit, you can count on being fed and entertained. The sprawling entertainment complexes feature full bars with specialty cocktails and dining areas that serve burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and other dishes that have been voted onto American food menus by congressional representatives past and present. Most locations have a billiards area, and all have a Million Dollar Midway, the franchise's uber game room consists of rows of blinking and ticket-spewing arcade games. This deal includes an All-Day Simulator Power Card for each person. Players can choose from single and multi-player games, including 3-D, simulator, sports, and rides.
Looking for a truly unique experience? Send them FLYING with Brett Aviation - Baltimore's premier FAA-certified flight school for 38 years! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait …. That’s YOU in a plane! Co-piloting a Cessna 172 aircraft with an FAA-certified flight instructor, thousands of feet above the coastal Maryland landscape. No need for a double take. Here’s your chance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After a 30-minute ground lesson, man the flight controls while your instructor whisks you to the skies for 30-minutes of hands-on flying.  Since 1978, Brett Aviation's FAA-certified flight instructors have trained thousands of wannabe-aviators, through programs ranging from the beginner’s discovery flight to full pilot certifications. Their aircraft take off from Martin State Airport in Middle River, MD, allowing students to get birds-eye views of the downtown Baltimore skyline, Fort McHenry, the Inner Harbor and more.  
CHOCOLATE !! Need we say more? Get to know the man behind America's chocolate empire and the town that bears his name at The Hershey Story Museum on Chocolate Avenue in downtown Hershey. How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, tranforming chocolate from a luxury to an everyday treat? How did he create a community and why did he give away his fortune...twice? That's the Hershey story. NEW! Also included in your admission price is the chance to experience the following special exhibit: The Hershey Story is geared toward families with lots of hands-on things to do and fun, engaging, interactive exhibits to explore. Learn how Milton Hershey perfected his recipe for chocolate and developed the iconic Hershey's Kiss, then see a working Kiss wrapping machine! The Museum's Apprentice Program helps kids explore the museum "scavenger hunt-style". Using a discovery guide, kids journey through the museum looking for specific items, answering questions and solving short puzzles. At the end they’ll get a commemorative Hershey coin and a personalized newspaper printout (for an additional $3 fee).  After you're done exploring, we bet you will be hungry for some...CHOCOLATE! Head to the Museum Shop where you can purchase and indulge in a wide variety of delicious Hershey's candy products and other fun novelties. If you're still HUNGRY for more, there is even more chocolaty fun to be had for an additional cost. Adults and kids alike can indulge in Tastings at The Hershey Story. While the adults sample exotic warm drinking chocolate from around the world, kids will get their own mug of warm milk and chocolate stirring lolly. The Chocolate Lab is a fun and informative class for ages 4 and up. Led by in-house chocolate gurus, roll up your sleeves and try your hand at chocolate pouring and decorating, and of course when it's all over, taste your delicious take-home chocolate creations.
SeaWorld Orlando Guests are immersed in wonder at SeaWorld Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive like no place else. Experience the predator power of MAKO, Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster. Take a plunge down the world’s tallest river rapids drop on the all-new Infinity Falls. Climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta. Witness the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring show One Ocean and experience one-of-a-kind attractions, thrilling coasters and up-close animal interactions. Aquatica Orlando From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark Orlando, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. New for 2018, get ready to brave the three-in-one thrills of Ray Rus, an action-packed water adventure the entire family can enjoy together. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay The ultimate adrenaline junkie’s paradise, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a unique blend of thrill rides, award-winning entertainment and one of the nation’s largest zoos. Challenge a 335-foot drop tower, Falcon’s Fury or race like a cheetah across the Serengeti Plain on Cheetah Hunt. Busch Gardens’ latest attraction, Cobra’s Curse, takes a spin on family thrills with this one-of-a-kind spin coaster, featuring a 70-foot vertical lift and a whirlwind adventure of exciting explorations. Adventure Island Tampa Bay Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and chills, tropical surroundings for guests of all ages. Race down rapids, dig your toes into the sand or relax all day. New in 2018, vow to vanish down an epic 70-foot drop on Vanish Point, Adventure Island’s newest free-fall slide.
If your kids have been putzing around complaining there’s nothing to do, it’s time to turn those putzes into putts with today’s deal!  For just $5, you get TWO rounds of mini-golf at any of the FIVE MINI-GOLF COURSES run by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority: Algonkian Regional Park- 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA 20165 Cameron Run Regional Park - 4001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304 Fountainhead Regional Park - 10875 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 Pohick Bay Regional Park - 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton, VA 22079 Upton Hill Regional Park - 6060 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205 With this deal, put an end to the putzing and say hello to some fun family time putting!
Bethesda Salt Cave brings the natural, holistic healing process of salt therapy to downtown Bethesda. Based on medical knowledge and experience, they have recreated the natural salt-enriched micro climate of a Himalayan salt cave. Bethesda Salt Cave is lined from floor to ceiling with crystal rock salt that comes directly from the deepest recesses in mines located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range and is heated to 68 degrees. Relax, rejuvenate and heal during a 45-minute salt therapy session where you will breath in and expose your internal systems and skin to the negative ionic charge in the salt rock that is released into the air. The salt cave is an oasis of fresh air, highly contrasting the heavily polluted environment in which we live. Breathing in the salt air is said to foster good sleep, alleviate symptoms of allergies and asthma, relieve hypertension and stress and even cure hangovers. Salt Therapy is a natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group proven to assist with: Stress relief Respiratory ailments Skin problems Boosts brain function and alertness Digestive issues Migraine relief Sleep Disorders Arthritis Depression Snoring relief
Mini Golf! Batting Cages! Paradise Play! Alexandria's Cameron Run Regional Park is home to a marvelous mini-golf course, batting cages and an amazing 2400 square foot Paradise Play structure! This deal gets your family a one-day admission to all three of these awesome attractions - at 31% Off! Here's the scoop: 4 Rounds of Mini-Golf (Regularly $6/adult and $5/child) 4 Batting Cage Tokens - for a total of 56 balls! (Regularly $6) 2 Paradise Play Admissions for kids ages 3-12 (Regularly $4/child) What is Paradise Play? It is an amazing 2400 square foot colorful beach themed play structure with exciting climbing and play features including triple slides, spiral climbs, pogo bounces, rock wall, spiral slides, mazes, kids conveyors, wobble hoppers and so much more that will provide hours of entertainment for kids 3-12. Adults and Children under 2 are admitted free.
There’s no resting on your laurels for Public Television phenomenon Celtic Thunder! For ONE NIGHT ONLY - take your family on a special musical journey filled with traditional and contemporary Irish songs, Classic Hits, and Current Pop Music Favorites. Experience CELTIC THUNDER X Friday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m. at The Modell Lyric in Baltimore  Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the multi-platinum Irish group of singers Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne have sold 3.4 million albums in the U.S. and performed in almost 1,000 shows to date. In Celtic Thunder X, watch them deliver new ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light”, “Toora, Loora, Lay”, “The Wild Rover”, “Right All Right”, and “Castle on the Hill”. Sing along with Billboard's "Top World Music Artist" to nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration”, “I’m a Believer”, “Seasons in the Sun” and “Rise Again”. It's a 10th Anniversary Tour you won't want to miss! No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call”, the only song in Celtic Thunder X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.
Beginning March 30, 2018... If you have a train lover in your house, we have the PERFECT day trip for you! Tucked away in the countryside in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is a hidden gem dedicated to the world of TOY TRAINS... Located just a little over an hour outside Philadelphia, less than 2 hours from Baltimore, and less than 3 hours from the Washington, DC area, National Toy Train Museum is a mecca for toy train lovers of ALL ages! Dedicated to the history and preservation of toy trains, the Museum is designed to satisfy the serious collector, as well as the young enthusiast. Designed like an old-time train station, the Museum features the latest in exhibits and LED lighting and features: A massive toy train collection featuring models from the 1800's to the present. Six operating, interactive train layouts in G, Standard, O, S, HO Gauges and a new new LEGO™ display! All of the layouts are designed to be kid friendly with the main features at eye level.  A train you can run with an app on your phone! Visitors of all ages will be captivated by the expansive layouts and wide variety of interactive accessories and controls. With literally thousands of toy train cars to pick from, old or new, steam or diesel or electric, large or small scale, metal or plastic, you simply have to see them in person to appreciate the magnitude of the collection. Strasburg is known as "Train City" because it is also the home to the historic Strasburg Rail Road, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Choo Choo Barn. You can spend an entire day here enjoying trains of all kinds! Quaint downtown Strasburg, historic Lancaster City, Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch attractions, and nearby shopping outlets make this a great trip for the whole family! Make it a FUN overnight getaway and stay just 5 miles away at the beautiful Greystone Manor B&B in Lancaster to enjoy all that AMISH COUNTRY has to offer. Click HERE for a special deal from CertifiKID, which includes a 1-night stay PLUS hot breakfast and a S'Mores Package! Check out this video to see the fun that awaits your train lover at National Toy Train Museum! <br />
Nestled in the National Museum of Natural History right here in our nation’s capital is the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC), a model early childhood program that places children at the center of every experience. SEEC workshops offer a variety of hands-on experiences that introduce young children to concepts in engaging ways. Each class includes playful activities that are intentionally chosen to support your child’s development. Learning extends beyond the classroom and into the museums located on the National Mall where children and parents are encouraged to wonder and explore together as a family. With Promo Code CERTIFIKID, receive a 15% discount on SEEC workshops! Choose from: Bring Your Own Baby  │ Caretaker with Children 0 – 12 months Infant Investigators | 4 – 12 months Toddler Trailblazers | 13 – 24 months Twos Travelers | 2 – 3 years Preschool Pioneers | 3 – 5 years Artful Afternoons | K- 3 grades But that's not all! Celebrate your child's next birthday at the National Museum of Natural History or the National Museum of American History.  SEEC Celebrations offer the most novel birthday parties in town. Click HERE for more information - including a CertifiKID discount! 
Bring the whole family out to the 5th annual ... Double Bubble Fun Run! The Double Bubble Run is the first Fun Run just for kids and parents ages 2 and up. You will be running through more than 13 stations, which includes Bubbles, Foam, Colors, Obstacles, Slides and more! Come early to make sure you don't miss the Super Hero Race. The Super Heroes will start the first heat of each day and your child can cheer for their favorite Super Hero! Come out to see Batman, Spiderman and many more - you can even take some pictures with them! Watch for our Confetti Canon blast off ... a WOW for every eye! After you are finished with the Bubble Run you can check out the awesome SUPER FUN ZONE (Frederick location only) - an area packed with fun filled activities for the whole family! Enjoy the rest of your day by playing on slides, ride on the Quad Bikes, spend some time in the Kids Corral, play some games and much more!
Bounce, bump, slide and, best of all, laugh your way through one of the most entertaining races out there - The Great Inflatable Race! The Great Inflatable Race - D.C. September 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, MD Feel like a kid again as you jump, dive and bounce on the GIANT custom-designed inflatables during your fun run race. Are you brave enough to face an inflatable jungle? Or maybe the better question is are you ready to laugh at yourself and everyone else too?  Beyond the awesome obstacles and a day of seriously hilarious family fun, The Great Inflatable Race is your chance to give back. A portion of the proceeds from the race goes to local charity. Get fit, support a good cause and create epic memories that will last you a lifetime! Does it get any better than that? Grab the WHOLE family and join the Great Inflatable Race for The Bounciest Fun Run on Earth!
The ultimate MINECRAFT® experience is coming to Washington, DC this October! At Minefaire, MINECRAFT® Fan Experience, players and their families unite to meet their favorite YouTube creators, compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in the famed costume contest, witness live stage shows, learn from Official Minecraft Education Global Mentors, shop at the World's Largest Official Minecraft Merch Store for event exclusives, and more! Dulles Expo Center Saturday & Sunday, October 6th & 7th 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.* *VIP ticket holders get in 1-hour early Minefaire is the largest touring MINECRAFT show in the U.S., featuring YouTubers, Virtual Reality, Deep Dive Workshops and lots of hands-on attractions. "Minefaire was created to increase awareness that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are all in play when it comes to MINECRAFT and other constructive toys," says founder Chad Collins. Check out this video to see all the MINECRAFT fun in store at Minefaire 2018!
After twenty years as a Master of Bubbles, in 2007 Fan Yang brought his unique brand of bubble artistry to the Big Apple and has since wowed bubble lovers of all ages. The Gazillion Bubble Show  is truly is a family affair for Fan: his wife Ana, son Deni, daughter Melody, and brother Jano all can be found on stage in New York and around the world performing their bubble magic. Audiences are delighted with an unbubblievable experience, awashed with a bubble tide, and some even find themselves INSIDE a bubble. Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again.    BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AND PLAN AN UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY WEEKEND IN NEW YORK CITY!  The Gazillion Bubble show's  appeal extends well beyond the stage, including appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The Dave Letterman Show", "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly", The Ellen Degeneres Show", "Fox and Friends", "The View", "CBS Sunday Morning", "The Today Show", FOX, NBC, ABC, CW11 as well as television stations all around the world. "It is simply UNBUBBLIEVABLE!" The Gazillion Bubble Show...."It will BLOW your mind!!!"  

Family-Friendly Activities & Events deals in Baltimore, MD

Trimper's Rides and Amusements welcomes all fun-lovers and adventure-seekers to devote their five senses to the excitement of numerous rides, games, and other attractions. Great for the whole family, Trimper's has something to offer from the smallest adventurers to the more seasoned thrill-seekers. Here's more about what to expect during a day of fun at Trimper's: See the world from a different view while ascending into the clouds aboard the hexagonal ferris wheel Hear the excitement of over 30 games ranging in difficulty and complexity, from popping balloons with darts, to shooting a steady stream of water at a target, all to work toward earning a special prize Feel the thrilling sensations of rides that provide a blood-rushing sensation, like the Tidal Wave rollercoaster that flips upside down, or the Tilt-A-Whirl that tilts while rotating at rapid speeds Smell the sweetness of sugary treats that keep the whole family energized and ready for a good time Taste the goodness of daytime staples for a day outside, such as hot dogs, pretzels, and more
Get out of the stifling heat and head indoors to the The Playroom - an award-winning indoor gym in Forest Hill, MD! Harford County’s one of a kind exploration room features Drop-In play in their very own STEM Center. Come and explore the indoor playset, build with giant foam blocks, design on the magnetic maze wall, and frolic in Toddler Territory. Youngsters can enjoy speeding racecars down ramps or driving Thomas the Tank Engine around the giant train table. At The Playroom, the focus is for children to participate in open ended activities that allow them to create their very own masterpieces in a safe and FUN environment. Started by a mom of 4 boys with a background in Education, who saw a need for early childhood programs in Harford County, The Playroom also offers interactive StoryPlay where children play within the pages of a different storybook during each class, a variety of themed classes from Princess Dancing to Lego Builds, summer camps, make-it and take-it craft sessions and the best birthday parties! Before you schedule your next birthday party, pick up this CertifiKID deal for The Playroom Birthday Party Package for up to 20 guests HERE.
Discover how much fun a haircut can be at...     Fun for Kids. Stress-Free for Parents.   The Cookie Cutters Experience   1. The Fun Starts at the Front Door Children are immediately excited when they step into Cookie Cutters. They are greeted at the door with smiling faces and an indoor play area with a slide. They can feel free to have fun and relax as they begin their haircut experience. And don’t worry parents; the play area is cleaned daily!   2. Not Your Ordinary Salon Chair Kids get to enjoy more than the typical salon booster seat at Cookie Cutters. They get to choose their favorite fantasy car! Each station also has a wide selection of kids’ shows and games. If this doesn’t make their haircut experience happy, our stylists are equipped with bubbles, suckers and balloons to put your child at ease through the entire haircut experience.   3. We're Here for Parents Too We understand that a child’s haircut can be an even bigger deal to the parents than the child. Our stylists will walk you through every step of the way, make styling recommendations and help you find the right products to make home hair styling even easier. We carry only the best organic hair care products for your children with lines from: Original Sprout, Fairy Tales and Glop and Glam.   4. Sensitive to Special Needs Haircuts can be scary for all children, especially those with special needs or sensory issues. At Cookie Cutters, we specifically train our stylists to work with a child’s needs to deliver exactly what you ask for – a great haircut. Our stylists have even been known to give haircuts walking around the salon. Whatever it takes to make the child comfortable, they will work around.
Laser Tag at Monster Mini Golf is a high energy, fun, team-based game of skill, for players ages 5 and up. Think of it as high-tech hide-and-seek or capture the flag -- with lasers! The Monster Laser Tag arena is approximately 3500 square feet of highly interactive play area, full of fun effects including fog, black lights, targets, mines and creative decorations. The arena includes 18 extra targets and mines so you're not only battling your opponent but you're also battling the arena, making it an experience like no other. 
Take the whole family out to the ballgame! Buy them some peanuts and crackerjacks ... and this great deal on an Aberdeen IronBirds baseball game! The season officially begins on Friday, June 15 at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium when the IronBirds play host to reigning New York-Penn League champions, the Hudson Valley Renegades. Grab your tickets and enjoy a fun day filled with baseball action, good food, and special events. The field seats are perfect for kids because you are close enough to see the players' expressions and can really get involved in the game. When you are waiting in between innings, or before the game, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. With 38 home games and 9 firework shows, come join the fun and the team mascots Ripcord and Ferrous to cheer the IronBirds to victory! Here's what you can expect this season: Fireworks after every Friday game, plus July 3rd and August 9th! Come have a pre-game catch on the field before every Saturday game! All kids are invited to run the bases after every Sunday game! Arrive early for HAPPY HOUR specials at every home game from when gates open until 15 minutes prior to first pitch ($3 select draft beers, $2 hot dogs, $2 fountain drinks, and more)! Check out all of the amazing promos and events HERE! Be sure to click HERE for all the latest information to get you ready for the IronBirds games. The Aberdeen Ironbirds are a Class A short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.  To see the Aberdeen Ironbirds 2018 regular season schedule, click HERE.
Fasten your seat belts as you enjoy the BRAND NEW Airbound Trampoline Center in White Marsh, MD! Airbound Trampoline Center is an indoor sports and family entertainment facility with wall to wall trampolines forming one LARGE jumping area with angled trampoline walls to bounce off of! Airbound will get your whole family flying high in a safe and secure environment! Flip, dive, and soar through the air on Airbound’s trampoline dodgeball court! Bring the whole squad or just jump into a game while you’re here! Parents, if you'd rather relax while your kids do the jumping, grab a bite to eat at Freestate’s on-site Sports Café OR get your heart pumping during a race at the Autosport Simulator Speedway! Airbound is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. They offer guests a wide variety of physical activities, including open jump time, a ninja warrior course, trampoline dodgeball, and foam pit fun! This makes Airbound the perfect destination for your next night out, birthday party, family event, group outing, or fundraiser! Their facility also offers turf fields, basketball courts, laser tag, and a Fun Zone for any indoor recreation wish! HURRY! LIMITED NUMBER OF VOUCHERS AVAILABLE!
The leaves may be falling but the weather is still perfect for some sweet carnival FUN! Who can’t help but smile and have a blast as you whirl around in a gleeful swirl on the Tilt-a-Whirl? Grab the kids and head to the White Marsh Mall Carnival, brought to you by Jolly Shows, the experts in family entertainment. Pick up this CertifiKID deal for an UNLIMITED rides wristband, good Wednesday, October 3rd - Thursday, October 4th.  Frolic all evening long on the classics, new thrillers and kid-friendly rides like: The Zipper Rock N Cars (Bumper Cars) Gondola Wheel (Ferris wheel) UFO Area 51 Navy Seal Candyland Swing Helicopters Merry-Go-Round Tea Cups AND SO MANY MORE! Since the 1950's, Jolly Shows has been entertaining families from the Mid Atlantic Region with high quality amusement rides, challenging games and delicious food. Mmm, corn dogs, fried Oreos and funnel cake anyone?
Golf among the DINOSAURS at Jurassic Golf & Arcade, Harford County's first and only indoor blacklight mini golf course in Bel Air! Jurassic Golf's 4500-square-foot mini golf course features glowing, animated dinosaurs, fossils and CGI effects for a truly prehistoric experience! Maneuver your ball around neon-colored Triceratops, T. Rex and friends, and be careful not to disturb the dinosaur eggs! After you make it through the course, head over to the arcade to continue the fun by earning tickets to exchange for fun prizes (additional fee applies).
The leaves may be falling but the weather is still perfect for some sweet carnival FUN! Who can’t help but smile and have a blast as you whirl around in a gleeful swirl on the Tilt-a-Whirl? Grab the kids and head to the Eastpoint Mall Carnival brought to you by Jolly Shows, the experts in family entertainment. Pick up this CertifiKID deal for an UNLIMITED rides wristband, good Monday - Thursday from October 11th-18th.  Frolic all evening long on the classics, new thrillers and kid-friendly rides like: The Zipper Rock N Cars (Bumper Cars) Gondola Wheel (Ferris wheel) UFO Area 51 Navy Seal Candyland Swing Helicopters Merry-Go-Round Tea Cups AND SO MANY MORE! Since the 1950's, Jolly Shows has been entertaining families from the Mid Atlantic Region with high quality amusement rides, challenging games and delicious food. Mmmm, corn dogs, fried Oreos and funnel cake anyone?
The anticipation of tires squealing and the smell of victory are closer than you think. THE GO-KART TRACK lets you unleash your inner Andretti with three tracks to choose from. Racers as young as 3 can get their adrenaline pumping as the engines roar!  The Junior Track, for drivers 42" & up is specially designed with automatic breaking systems so everyone returns safely to the pit. The Family Track lets you give your preschooler the thrill of a lifetime as you race with them speeding towards the finish line. Or, cling to the steering wheel as the engine roars, racing around the powder-treated oval track. The Drift Track is sure to unleash the inner child in all who dare to get behind the wheel. So bring the whole family and enjoy a day at the track! Out of ideas for your next party? Cancel the clown and click HERE for an exhilarating party deal that's sure to thrill!
April showers bring May flowers but they don't give you too many opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy your neighborhood playground. Indulge your child's need for PLAY with a trip to Bubala Indoor Playground! Filled with slides, bounce houses, ball pits, and more, kids ages 7 and under can enjoy a safe, clean, stimulating environment of interactive and exhilarating toys and equipment. Located in Pikesville, the bright and cheerful Bubala Indoor Playground offers padded play space for daring little ones, a separate room for movie-viewing and a snack bar.  Grab this CertifiKID deal for 2 or 4 Open Play Passes (Weekday or Any Day options available) and head on over for some indoor FUN! Choose to use your pass on multiple visits or share with a friend or 2 or 3! Looking for a spot to host your child's next birthday party? Check out their 2-Hour Weekday Birthday party package HERE and leave the party planning and cleanup to the experts at Bubala Indoor Playground!
The Fire Museum of Maryland doesn’t look like much from the outside. But open the door, and wow! The world-class collection of more than 40 pieces of gleaming fire apparatus sends hearts of all ages racing with delight. Treat your family to a day at The Fire Museum of Maryland. Explore the history of firefighting in America, from the days of bucket brigades, to early hand-pumped engines, to the age of steam, to modern rigs of the 20th century. The working alarm room showcases over 150 years of emergency communications technology. And it really gets kids thinking about how did people call for help before there were cellphones? Don't miss the interactive Discovery Room, where kids can try on pint-sized turnout gear and climb onto a real 1938 Mack fire engine. CLICK HERE for an amazing Birthday Party Deal at the Fire Museum of Maryland!
Get the kids out of the house to burn off energy without breaking the bank. Roll on over to Skate Zone in Crofton for fun and fitness! With this special deal from CertifiKID, you get 2 admissions for the price of one regular admission PLUS 2 skate rentals - choose from traditional roller skates or roller blades. Make it a fun afternoon with the family or share this experience with friends. There's something fun for everyone at Skate Zone. Skaters of all ages will rock out to the latest music while they skate. Join in group games like the limbo and speed racing contests. New to roller skating? Grab a walker to help with balance. Parents can choose to skate or relax along the rink. When you need a break, skate on over to the Rollin' Cafe for pizza, popcorn or a soda. Then, check out their awesome video games in the arcade! 

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