DC Metro Kids Weekend Events: Feb. 18-20

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F stands for free this February! This weekend, the District is home to a number of family-friendly events au gratis and we’ve shared our favorites below. Grab your favorite red outfit and hit the rink for a free ice skating session or head to Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park for a hands-on educational lesson about the Underground Railroad. For some splurgy fun, check out Disney on Ice at Capital Arena. More best bets are below.


photo: Pech Frantisek from Pixabay

Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate! 
The gangs all here! Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and stars from Toy Story 4, Frozen, The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Snow White, Mulan, Finding Dory and Pinocchio make up this megastar event on ice. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Hop to It! Bunny Story Time & Crafts
Head to Old Maryland Farm for a rabbit-themed family event. Guests will start off with a farm-related story followed by a craft that features their favorite furry friend from the book. And don’t miss the meet–and-greet with bunnies before you leave. Sat.  Event details. 

Robotics Workshop 
Learn about building and programming robots with a local, award-winning Vex IQ Robotics Team. This workshop, geared towards kids 8-13, is the perfect intro to the world of robots and requires no prior experience. Sat. Event details. 

Black History Month Family Day
Bring the whole family for a self-guided exploration of Montgomery County’s Black history at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Drop by the Visitor Center to pick up take-home activities (for ages 5-12) and trail maps to explore the Underground Railroad Experience Trail on your own. This is a great opportunity to connect, learn, and get exercise as a family. Sat. Event details. 

Free Open Ice Skating
Grab your skates and hit the ice for some physical activity that is sure to warm your heart! Wear red to receive one free open skate session general admission and skate rental at Herbert Wells Ice Rink in College Park, MD. Sat. Event details. 

Puppet Friends in Storyland
Enjoy a nature-filled story time with Owen Otter and Randy the Raccoon. Post puppet show, a naturalist will lead you through a nature-themed craft! Your little ones will play, laugh, and dance with their puppet pals while they work on social skills, early literacy development, listening, communication, fine motor skills, attention span, and creativity. Fri. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers

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