Meet author CeeCee Bell, get messy, learn about nocturnal animals, or go on a hayride. Here are our favorite things to do with kids in Baltimore this week!

things to do with kids in Baltimore this week


Meet CeeCee Bell at The Children’s Bookstore
Stop in on October 17th at The Children’s Bookstore to meet Cece and pick up signed copies of her many great books — including El Deafo (A 2015 Newbery Honor Book) and Inspector Flytrap. MORE

Messy Monday at The Creative Cow
Join The Creative Cow on Monday, October 17th at 10am, 12 noon, or 6pm for some Messy Monday Halloween fun! Little ones aged 9-24 months will get to explore art freedom & sensory development while making one of a kind masterpieces using non-toxic materials. MORE

Messy Art at Kiddie Crusoe
Enjoy the process of discovery. This messy art class has children finger-painting, gluing a collage, exploring in sand, making an ice sculpture, splatter painting, snap painting, and MORE. The best part is that the mess stays there! MORE

Kids Yoga at Baltimore Yoga Village
This class is built on the foundation that children deserve  the benefits of yoga just as much as adults! Through traditional postures, games, breathing techniques and relaxation practices children will experience fun, challenges, and joy, while increasing their self-esteem and decreasing their stress. This yoga class will give your child a full body and mind workout while integrating and developing a love of self, appreciation for others, and an overall sense of well-being! For ages 5 to 11. $20 to drop in. MORE


Nocturnal Animals at Eden Mill Nature Center
Your child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. 10 AM – 11:15 AM. Ages: 2-5 with an adult Fee: $8/member and $6/sibling member or $10/non-member per date. MORE

Open Studio at Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle is a create-it-yourself arts and crafts shop that offers four core activities to choose from; create specialty soap, make custom candles, write and illustrate your own book or design your own placemat, as well as numerous seasonal and specialty activities to choose from. 11 AM – 4 PM. MORE

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser for Make a Wish
Join California Pizza Kitchen in Hunt Valley Towne Centre for their Annual Free Lunch Fundraiser benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation on October 18th  from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Featuring local heroes from Marines, Police and Fire Department as servers. Can’t make it? Order from CPK’s catering menu for takeout or delivery* on Wednesday, October 19 and CPK Hunt Valley will donate 20% of the proceeds to the local Make-A-Wish chapter. MORE


Destination Doug at Play Cafe
Head to Play Cafe every Wednesday at 10am for a reading adventure through some perfect picture books. Using music, movement and fingerplays and fun, this play-based program is designed for our youngest audience birth to 4 year-olds. This is a free drop‐in program, however normal Play Cafe $5 food and beverage minimum applies. MORE

Mother Nature and Me at Holt Park and Center for the Arts
Join Holt Center for the Arts every Wednesday from 11 AM – 12 PM to discover a different nature topic. Each program includes a story, snack, and craft. Don’t forget to dress for the weather! $5 for first child (additional children no cost). Ages birth – 5. Registration required. MORE

Story Time at Greetings & Readings
Baltimore county parents in the know take the kids to Greetings and Readings at the Hunt Valley Towne Center for an interactive story time with Miss Lee on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.  Designed for kids ages 2-6, there’s a selection of stories, a sometimes craft, and always a free balloon from the balloon desk on your way out. MORE

Pajama Story Time at Towson Library
Put on your PJs and bring your bedtime pal for stories and songs. For ages 2-5 with adult. 7 PM – 7:30 PM. MORE


Shoots and Letters at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Come plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little tots. Songs, crafts and adventures are all a part of the fun! Ages 3+ $2/class 10AM-11AM. Drop in! MORE

Mommy and Me Yoga at Razz Yoga
Mommy and Me classes with Mama Bear Yoga at Razz Yoga! Classes (you can just drop in!) meet every Thursday morning until November 10. Class is geared towards Little Yogis (ages 6 months to 5 years; with caregiver) and meets at 9:30. Drop-in price is $15 per child/caregiver pair plus $5 per additional sibling. MORE

Barnyard Fun at Weber’s Farm
Head to Weber’s Farm for pumpkins, apple cider donuts, and more. Open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The all-day admission fee ($5 for adults, $6 for kids) includes 1 hayride per person, visit with farm animals, hillside slide, mini-tractor rides, tire mountain, hay maze, mini-maze (for the little ones), and rubber duck races. MORE


Catch a Puppet Show at the Village of Cross Keys
Friday morning puppet shows are back at the Village of Cross Keys. These free shows take place every Friday in October at 10 AM. MORE

Tales and Tails at Irvine Nature Center
Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an animal meet & greet! They have this award-winning program every Friday at 10 AM. Get an up-close and hands-on experience with Irvine’s animals. All ages. No need to register–just show up! Get here early to get the best seats, since this program often has quite a crowd. MORE

Open Play in the Lab
Kiddos will love playing with aMuse Toy’s collection of award winning toys. They’ll have different play stations (Tegu, Brio, Smart Max & more) and each group is moderated by one of their play coaches. Adults can join in the fun or hang out in the store. All ages welcomed. Advanced registration required. 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. $5. MORE