If you are at your wit’s end to try and find things to do with the kids, there are great Fall options available in Washington. We have pilfered through all of them and here are some of our top recommendations for family-friendly fun in Washington this Fall.
WalkingTown DC Tour
If you have always wanted to explore DC and have never found the opportunity to do so, WalkingTown DC has something that you might be interested in.
There are many tours available that will lead interested parties through the neighborhood and from September 30 to October 6, WalkingTown offers free weekend and after work tours to experience an educational tour of their city.
Areas that will be particularly highlighted include the significance of DC’s African American figures, landmarks, and events. The tours are led by area experts and also include an exploration of DC’s visual and performing arts by giving patrons access to different exhibits and public art.
Other available tours include ones that revolve around Washington’s sustainable development and urban parks and one that includes a look at DC’s political history with examinations of the War of 1812, the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
The tours are free, but you need to pre-register. More information is available at culturaltourismdc.org.
Kids Euro Festival
Another great idea for your children is to take them to DC’s Kids Euro Festival. The event is one of the largest performing arts festivals for toddlers with more than 200 free events taking place around the city. The event runs from October 16 – November 13 and primarily targets kids from ages two to 12. The free events include storytelling, acrobats and a virtual orchestra.
The event is hosted as a co-operative between 28 Washington-based European Union embassies and 30 major local cultural institutions. More information is available at "http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/KidsEuroFest.htm">dc.about.com
Boo At The Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is an event that has become a Halloween tradition in the DC area. Children are invited to visit the Washington National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC) at night and participate in free trick-or-treating while also visiting some of their favourite animals at the same time. Zookeepers will also make themselves available to talk to the kids and many of the zoo’s attractions will open up past regular hours. These include the Small Mammal House, the Bird House, the Reptile Discovery Center, the Great Apes House, the Bird House, the Reptile Discovery Center, the Think Tank and the Kids Farm. All will be chock full of Halloween paraphernalia.
Boo At The Zoo runs from October 25-27 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. More information is available at NationalZoo.si.edu