Ready for spring break?
Whether you are visiting the area or call Maryland home, finding things to do with kids in Maryland for spring break can make or break your mini vacation.
The good thing is that there are tons of things to do with kids in Maryland and you could easily fill more than a week with fun, educational, family-friendly experiences without ever leaving the state.
We’ve lived in Maryland for over 16 years now and have had the opportunity to do all kinds of things with our Dudes. Finding a reason to put down the iPads during spring break is not going to be as hard as you think. Our list of things to do with kids in Maryland will help guide you as you explore this great state we call home.
Things to Do with Kids in Maryland for Spring Break
Website: Terrapin Adventures
Enjoy aerial adventures created with only wood, rope, and cable.
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.
Heavy Metal Playground.
Website: Heavy Metal Playground
For kids 12 and up, Heavy Metal Playground offers a unique, once in a lifetime, bucket list experience to drive and play on big equipment! With the real equipment in their playground you can dig, push, scoop dirt, stack tires, smash cars and play a fun Heavy Metal Playground basketball and football game.
River & Trail Outfitters
Website: River & Trail Outfitters
Go on a guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, ziplining, climbing, cycling, or hiking adventure. There may be some age restrictions for these activities.
Walkersville Southern Railroad
Website: Walkersville Southern Railroad
Travel over track that the Pennsylvania Railroad originally built in 1872. Come see our turn-of-the- century railroad station and tool house. Ride in vintage 1920s passenger cars or on an open flatcar as your rail excursion. You entire family will enjoy the experience.st a 100-year-old lime kiln, and then out into picturesque Maryland farm country.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
Website: Ripley’s Believe It or Not
They call it an odditorium, with over 350 exhibits and artifacts to revel at and explore.
Indoor Trampoline Parks
Various Locations in Maryland
Get your jump on at one of these awesome, indoor trampoline parks where kids can burn off extra energy jumping and playing games.
Stratosphere Trampoline Park, Eldersburg, MD
Launch Trampoline Park, Columbia, MD
Urban Air, White Marsh, MD
Sky Zone, Several Maryland locations
Monster Mini Golf
Website: Monster Mini Golf
18-hole miniature golf course (and adventure) like nothing you have ever experienced. Hi tech video game arcade and Monstrous prize center. Mini bowling, Monster Themed Laser Tag, Laser Maze, light concessions and more!
Escape Rooms in Maryland
Various Locations in Maryland
These super fun and challenging adventures can be fun for the whole family, provided your family likes solving puzzles in order to release themselves from a locked room. Great idea for older kids’ parties. All of those listed here permit children of all ages (usually must be accompanied by an adult and may require other limitations as well) to enter.
Clue IQ, Frederick, Maryland
Mission Escape Rooms, Annapolis, MD
Big Escape Rooms, Silver Spring, MD
Breakout Games, Baltimore & Columbia, MD
Escapomania, Ocean City, MD
Website: Port Discovery
A play and learn discovery museum in Baltimore for kids. Best suited for those up to age 10.
Website: Banneker-Douglass Museum
The State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, this museum serves to document, to interpret, and to promote African American history and culture (particularly in Maryland) through exhibitions, programs, and projects in order to improve the understanding and appreciating of America’s rich cultural diversity for all.
Maryland Science Center
Website: Maryland Science Center
Enjoy a full day of learning at the Maryland Science Center. Tons of awesome exhibits the kids will dig, including dinosaurs, outer space, and more.
American Visionary Art Museum
Website: American Visionary Art Museum
Take the kids to check out the impressive works of some great self-taught artists. They may not be classically trained, but they’re still killing the game.
Chesapeake Children’s Museum
Website: Chesapeake Children’s Museum
Super fun, exploratory children’s museum. Great place to get together with friends. Super affordable with only a $5 admission fee.
B&O Railroad Museum
Website: B&O Railroad Museum
This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America. You might even get to meetup with Thomas while you’re there.
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Website: Baltimore Museum of Industry
Learn about Baltimore’s industry, past, present, and future with indoor and outdoor exhibitions, live demonstrations, engaging tours, and hands-on activities.
Zoos & Aquariums
Website: Maryland Zoo
Visit Baltimore’s wild animal park and enjoy getting up close and personal with tons of animals.
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
Website: Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
This privately owned zoo has plenty of animals to learn about. Be sure to take a safari ride. The kids will dig it!
Green Meadows Petting Farm
Website: Green Meadows Petting Farm
Enjoy an up-close encounter with over 250 animals. They have tons of special events on the farm, like the Easter egg hunt in the spring and the barnyard bash in the fall. One of our favorite events has always been the pig racing.
Website: National Aquarium
The National Aquarium offers a three-hour showcase with close to 20,000 animals, including birds, frogs, sharks, dolphins and jellies.
Amusement Parks & Entertainment
Six Flags America
Website: Six Flags America
One of the area’s biggest family attractions with thrill rides, shows, and activities.
Adventure Park USA
Website: Adventure Park USA
A fun amusement park with indoor and outdoor attractions. On rainy days, take advantage of the laser tag and Hologate (a 4-person virtual reality attraction) inside.
Website: Medieval Times
Join the knights and their horses as they put on a medieval show. It’s a dinner event so be prepared to enjoy a meal while you’re cheering on your knight. This is one of our favorite things to do with kids in Maryland and we’ve even celebrated a few birthday here!
Website: Bengies Drive-In
If you’re looking for some good old fashioned entertainment for kids in Maryland, this drive-in movie theater is the perfect way to snag some. Take the kids out for a movie the old school way.
Visiting Frederick? Check out this post for some kid friendly get out and go ideas: Things to Do with Kids in Frederick