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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan 10-12) 7 Fun Things to do with your family in the DMV

Nationals Winterfest is one of the family-friendly activities around dc this weekend
courtesy of Washington Nationals Baseball Club

Temperatures are predicted to be in the 60s this weekend, so grab a lightweight jacket and enjoy the fresh air and some family-friendly activities around DC. Our weekend picks include an acoustic concert for kids, a sensory-friendly production of “Peter Pan and Wendy,” Nationals Winterfest and more.

Friday, January 10

Kids Concert & Family Happy Hour King Bullfrog performs high-energy acoustic music for kids that will have your little ones on their feet. Pizza is included in admission price. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC at 5 p.m. $5-$10

“Narnia” A musical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis story, this Encore Stage & Studio production follows four brave kids on an adventure through the magical world of Narnia. Through January 19.
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA at 7:30 p.m. $12-$15

Saturday, January 11

Twos Traveler: Home Sweet Home This Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center class for children ages 2-3 explores what homes look like around the world. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC at 10:15 a.m. $35 for one adult and one child.

“Peter Pan and Wendy” During this special relaxed performance, the house lights will remain dimly lit and elements such as lighting and sound will be adjusted for a sensory-friendly experience. Check out our review of this Shakespeare Theatre Company play. Sidney Harman Hall, Washington, DC at 2 p.m. $35-$65 for general admission tickets.

Sunday, January 12

Hibernation & Winter Animal Homes Where would you sleep if you hibernated in the winter? Children ages 3–8 will learn about the hibernation habits of local animals, enjoy a story and go on a short guided hike. Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD at 1 p.m. $7 for one adult and one child.

Progressive International Motorcycle Show In addition to checking out the hottest new bikes and custom rides and watching stunt shows with you, children ages 3 and up can ride battery-assisted balance bikes on a closed course in The Kids Zone. Also Jan. 10-11. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC at 10 a.m. FREE for kids 12 and under, $17 for adults.

Nationals Winterfest This annual experience provides baseball fans of all ages the opportunity to interact with players and coaches, hear updates on the team and enjoy special behind-the-scenes access to several parts of the stadium. Saturday’s event is already sold out, but you can still secure tickets to Sunday Winterfest. Nationals Park, Washington, DC at noon. $27-$37  

About PJ Feinstein

PJ Feinstein is the managing editor of Washington FAMILY. When she's not reporting, writing or editing, she's schlepping her two sons to their after-school activities or walking the family dog around the neighborhood. Despite being chronically sleep-deprived, she can't stop binge-watching TV and scrolling through her social media feeds late at night.

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