When the basement playroom just isn’t cutting it or you
need to get the kids out of the house and the weather
isn’t cooperating, these centers can provide hours of fun
with options ranging from indoor playgrounds to music
and dance classes.
BY MAURA MAHONEY
run & jump
At Adventure Zone, kids can jump on trampolines
and play arcade games, and there are plenty of
programs designed for family fun. Attractions
include the Main Jump area, Adventure Pit, Battle
Beam and dodgeball.
18620 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg,
Badlands is a 30,000-square-foot, nature-inspired
and interactive play space designed to bring the
great outdoors inside. Kids can climb or slide
down its resin-composite mountain. There are
also tunnels, an arti;cial forest, a turf ;eld and
a gaga court. Badlands also has a screening
room and a workshop area offering clay crafts,
constructible parachutes and a LEGO pit.
Butter;ies ;y in a contained greenhouse space.
5200 Randolph Road, Rockville, 301-618-0009,
Be With Me Playseum
Be With Me Playseum is a children’s used
bookstore designed as a kid-size city, with P
From food festivals to concerts, brewery
tours to art exhibits, Montgomery County
is the place to play. Find things to do on
our events calendar and blog. Plan your
next weekend at VisitMontgomery.com.
Your Weekend Begins in
Montgomery County Weekend
Summer Twilight Concert Series
at Brookside Gardens
Photo by Montgomery Parks
interactive, themed cityscape rooms. These
include a grocery store with grocery carts,
produce and a register; a pet store with real
animals, including rabbits, frogs, lizards and
doves; a salon with costumes, wigs and ballet
shoes; a ;re station; a world travel shop; and
7000 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda,
Busy Bees is an indoor playground catering to
younger children—only those under 4 feet tall
are allowed in. Its colorful space features large
mobile setups, a balloon pit, swinging chairs
and slides, and party rooms.
11 Wisconsin Circle, Bethesda, 240-396-6466,