Twilight Zoo Strolls, Hocus Pocus on the Big Screen, Ghost Tours, and MORE! Here are our favorite ideas for keeping the kiddos busy this weekend…

10 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This Weekend, October 2-4

See Hocus Pocus on the “Big Screen” at The Senator

Disney’s HOCUS POCUS comes to the Big Screen at The Senator for a limited run beginning Thursday evening, October 1st! A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Check website for time. READ MORE

Take a Twilight Family Stroll at ZOO After Dark

Ever wonder what happens at the Zoo after hours and the lights go out? Bring your friends, family, and flashlight for this guided tour of the Zoo as the sun goes down on Friday, October 2 from 5 PM – 7 PM. Learn how to use your senses at night and how animals are adapted to life in the dark. READ MORE

Find Out What’s Haunting Havre de Grace 

Take a spooky, guided walking tour of Historic Havre de Grace. Learn of true ghost stories and history of the town. Tours leave promptly at their scheduled time and go out rain or shine. Prepare to arrive 15 min early to allow for checking in. Tours start at Concord Point Coffee Shop at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday. Advanced online registration is required. READ MORE

Tune Into the the Virtual 2020 International Edgar Allen Poe Festival

The VIRTUAL festival includes Poe-themed performances, vendors, booksellers and music, plus family-friendly activities, poetry and art. Attendees will also get to learn about Poe’s life and works from some of the United States’ preeminent “Poe Places”, with representatives from The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum (Baltimore), The Poe Museum (Richmond, Virginia), The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore and Westminster Hall & Burying Ground. FREE! READ MORE

Go Birding in Patterson Park During Baltimore Birding Weekend (In Person AND Virtual)

Audubon’s award-winning, urban birding festival will consist of an exciting itinerary of bird watching field trips in and around Baltimore. Their exciting schedule of in-person and virtual field trips include Baltimore birding hotspots such as Patterson Park and Fort McHenry, as well as a boat & bus trip to Hart-Miller Island, hikes through historic Green Mount Cemetery, and a paddle on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River! The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Check their website for a schedule. READ MORE

Get Lost in Mary’s Maze During Opening Weekend

Start off with bang! Join Mary Land’s Farm for their Mary Maze opening weekend, filled with lots of exciting activities. Enjoy a corn maze, live music, fall snacks and drinks, pumpkin patch (choose and buy a pumpkin to take home!), Kids will love seeing the goat, tackling the mini maze (8 and under), playground, fall games, and giant Adirondack chair. Open Saturday and Sunday. READ MORE

Learn All About Apple Art at Cromwell Valley Park

On Saturday, October 3 at 1 PM Join a Naturalist as you look at the Appalachian art form of making apple heads, corn husk dolls, and learning how important apples were to the Sherwood Farm! Bring your own paring knife with you. Ages 8+. Advanced registration required. READ MORE

Outdoor Family Yoga with Razz Yoga

In this 45-minute outdoor class on Sunday morning, youngsters explore self-awareness and self-regulation, build confidence and self-esteem, and enhance strength and body awareness while engaging in yoga stories, games, and poses along side their parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members. This class is an ideal opportunity for families with young children to come together to play, learn, grow, and have FUN as a family. Drop in rate is $20/family. READ MORE

Make “Not Neutral” Posters at Social Studio During WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Black Lives Matter

Weekend Workshop is where the community creates, in turn creating community at Social Studio in Roland Park. This month, they will engage in anti-racist action with art working with themes and issues of the Black Lives Matter movement. On 10/4, participants will make “NOT NEUTRAL” posters. Space is limited to 6 people. Age range includes kids and adults. Masks a must! Workshop is $35/participant. READ MORE

Join the “Read to Reef” Book Club and Get FREE Admission to the National Aquarium

It’s back! The National Aquarium’s award-winning program Read to Reef is back! Baltimore-area children in fifth grade and younger can request a bookmark and books by calling one of Enoch Pratt Free Library’s select sidewalk service locations (pro-tip: library card number and address will be needed). Participants may request bookmarks until October 31, but supplies are limited. After reading any five aquatic or conservation-themed books, students can enter the code on the bookmark through the Aquarium’s online ticketing portal to make a reservation and receive free admission (up to four guests) through January 18, 2021. READ MORE