Outdoor Movies, Sock Spiders, Bat Walks, Trucks for Tots, and MORE! Here are 10 fun ideas for keeping the kiddos busy this weekend. Need more ideas? Check out our Community Calendar.

10 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This Weekend, October 9-11

Drive-In Movie: SCOOB!

Join Chestnut Ridge Fire Company for this FREE event!  Space is limited (just 60 cards!) and advanced registration is required. Use the Eventbrite Link to register for your “CARLOAD.”  Popcorn, Drinks and snack packs will be available for a fee. This is a perfect opportunity for families looking for a safe, socially distant evening. The Fire Company will provide an FM channel to tune to in your car so you can hear the movie from the comfort of your vehicle. READ MORE

VIRTUAL | Virtual Family Fun Night!

Join Early Learning Programs and Young Audiences of Maryland on the second Friday of every month for a Virtual Family Fun Night! Each month a different artist will guide your family through an engaging, enriching, and exciting evening of fun, music, and movement. This month’s program takes place on Friday, October 9 at 6:30 PM! READ MORE

Free Family MakerSpace Workshop: Sock Spiders

Chesapeake Arts Center’s popular Free Family MakerSpace Workshops are back this fall with even more opportunities to get creative as a family! This Saturday from 10 AM – 12 PM, join them to make (not so) Spooky Sock Spiders, the perfect Halloween stuffy or decoration. Workshops are held outside under tents at CAC (weather-permitting). All ages are welcome, but caregivers must be present. Pre-registration through the CAC website is required and space is limited. READ MORE

Fall Harvest at Willow Oak Farm

Enjoy the Fall Harvest at Willow Oak on Saturday, October 10! Pumpkin Painting for the kids, Dried Flower Pumpkin Crafting, Plant a Fall Fairy Garden, Seasonal Treats, Pumpkin Patch, Sunflower Painting and more! General Admission is free, but a ticket is required as they are limited to numbers of attendees. Enjoy nature and the outdoors! If you would like to attend, advanced entry tickets are required. READ MORE

Port Discovery Reopening This Weekend!

Port Discovery missed you! They’re excited to share that Port Discovery Children’s Museum will be reopening this October, starting with a Members-Only Weekend on October 10th and 11th. They’ve made a variety of updates to the Port Discovery experience to keep you safe. Advance Tickets are now required for everyone in your party, including members. On-site tickets are not available at this time. READ MORE

VIRTUAL | Hilby and Squire of the Wire’s Faire Fix

Michael Rosman (aka Squire of the Wire) and Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy present The Back Yard Faire Fix to help ‘flip off’ this 2020 pandemic year. Their special brands of skills, stunts, and laughter (and their surprise guests!) will bring faire fun back into your lives during this special live-streamed performance. The fun happens on Saturday, October 10 at 2 PM! READ MORE

Spider Stroll at Holt Park

Discover the adaptations that make spiders amazing at Holt Park. Take a hike and search for these elegant arachnids on Saturday, October 10th at 6 PM. This program is for all ages and is by-donation. Please pre-register for this event by emailing RMWeber@baltimorecountymd.gov at least 24 hours before the event. Include the names of all people attending the program and a contact phone number. You will receive a confirmation email with a COVID-19 waiver and specific instructions for the activity. They will not be accepting drop-ins at this time. READ MORE

BATS! at Lake Roland

Bats occupy almost every habitat in the world eating tons of insects nightly, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and even trees. Bats are our most important natural predators of night-flying insects consuming mosquitoes, moths, beetles, crickets, leafhoppers, chinch bugs, and much more! Join a park naturalist to search the night sky for bats in the park on Saturday, October 10th at 6:15 PM. Due to COVID-19 Registration is limited and required for all programs. Masks are required for program participation. READ MORE

Outdoor Movies at The Charles: Gremlins

Bring your own chair and head to The Charles for an outdoor movie! They will be seating no more than 4 people/pod in pods that are painted in the parking lot across the street with 6 feet of space between each pod. Audio is available through the FREE Listen Everywhere app. When you redeem your ticket at The Charles you will be provided with the Wifi name and password for the day. Headphones are recommended. Masks are required when not eating or drinking. READ MORE

Trucks for Tots at the Maryland Zoo

On Sunday October 11, The Maryland Zoo will once again play host to a variety of “beasts of burden” better known as big trucks! Always a favorite family event, these “Trucks for Tots” will be “on exhibit” from the top of Buffalo Yard Road winding their way down towards Creature Encounters, from 10:00AM – 1:00PM. Kids of all ages are welcome to visit the trucks, including a concrete mixer, roll-off truck, crane, and hopefully a fire engine! The Zoo is operating on timed admission, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. READ MORE


DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns or the food preferences of toddlers… even before the times of COVID). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates, COVID policies, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.