Looking for ways to keep them busy this week? Here are our picks for getting the kids out of the house. Need more inspiration for things to do with kids in Baltimore? We’ve got 77 ideas for summer fun in Charm City! (It is still summer for a little while longer…)

5 things to do with kids in baltimore this week: august 22-26


Chef Egg is at Play Cafe! Hampden’s own Chef Egg will be at the Play Cafe on 8/22 to unveil his new children’s book, “The Kitchen Comes To Life”! He’ll introduce you to his friends and his kitchen that is brimming with colors, flavors and cooking inspiration for the whole family. Books will be available for sale and signing. (Chef Egg will also be at our Superhero Social on September 10th!) MORE


Go outside for story time in the garden at Ladew Topiary Gardens. This week it’s all about the state fair.  Who will win the pig races and pie-eating contests and who has grown the biggest pumpkin? Celebrate our agricultural heritage! Advanced registration required. MORE


Head to Clark’s Ellioak Farm in Columbia for a day on the farm! See all our new animals (including alpacas) and say “Hi” to old friends, like Captain Jack, Arlo, Moon Pie and Mu. They have hayrides, pony rides and cow train running throughout the day. They also delicious Scoop & Paddle handmade ice cream (in pints to take home, or if you can’t wait they can give you spoons to eat it on the farm!). MORE


Check out Shoots & Letters at Oregon Ridge Nature Center! This drop-in program meets every Thursday from 10 AM – 11 AM and is designed for ages 3 and older. $3/pp.  MORE

It’s also M&T Bank PREVIEW NIGHT at the Maryland State Fair! RIDEMANIA  from 5 PM – 11 PM will give fairgoers a taste of the fun in store during the rest of the fair. Fairgoers may purchase Admission & Ride Wristband for only $20 or a Walk-Around Admission for $1 on Thursday evening. Please note that on  preview/Ridemania Night only the Midway rides, games and food stands will be open.  Exhibition Halls, Livestock Barns, etc. will open Friday, August 26. MORE


Grab youir suit and head to the Family Swim Movie Night featuring Zootopia at Riverside Park Pool! For just $2/person, enjoy hot dogs, snocones, juice and water as well as a community screening of Zootopia! Bring your own blankets and coolers. Children under the ages of 12 must be with a guardian/parent. MORE