I recently was introduced to DC Urban Dad and loved that he wrote a post dedicated to coffee — coffee shops that are open before 7:30am! It’s not necessarily tailored to the working folks, but for the parents with early risers. That post had me thinking– So many kid places don’t open until 10:00am. Why? I drop off my oldest at school by 8:30am and there are so few places to take my youngest right after that. There’s only so many days of the week I can convince myself (and her) that we WILL find the best chocolate croissant 😉 Here’s where we can take early risers once we have the above mentioned coffee in hand!
Busy Bees in Chevy Chase and Falls Church opens at 9:00am Monday-Friday
Badlands Play Space opens at 9:00am Tuesday-Sunday
Smithsonian Castle opens at 8:30am
The Smithsonian National Zoo grounds open at 8:00am (indoor animal houses don’t open until later)
Rock Creek Nature Center opens at 9:00am. A one-half mile self-guiding interpretive trail, the Woodland Trail, begins behind the Nature Center, while a one-fourth mile wheelchair-accessible Edge of the Woods trail begins right out the front door.
Playseum opens at 9:00am on Saturdays only
Magic Ground is open daily at 9:00am
Woodrow Wilson Aquatic Center opens at……wait for it…..6:00am and has an indoor small pool for children
Climb Zone opens at 9:00am on Saturday & Sunday
Many DC Library‘s open a few days a week at 9:30am
Port Discovery Children’s Museum opens at 9:30am the months of September-May
Nook Play Space opens at 9:00am Monday-Thursday On Tuesdays from 9-10am, Bambinos ages 0-12 months have the place to themselves!
Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday at 9:30am
Most playgrounds open at dawn
And if all else fails, Target opens at 7:00am!
Would love to hear form readers of any places you tend to head early with your Bambinos.