Top 10 Summer Fun Activities for Baltimore Kids (and parents, too!)

We are so excited that summer has officially arrived! Baltimore is a hot spot for fun activities to do with your children. Doulas of Baltimore is here to share with you 5 great outdoor things to do with the whole family! And we also know 5 great indoor things to do on those days when you want to cool down!

1. Summer Sounds at the Square2016-Summer-Sounds-List-214x300

Baltimore families love the weekly Friday night concert series at Belvedere Square in north Baltimore City. Food, music, and lots of kid-friendly activities including the new Ninja Obstacles!


2. Flicks from the Hill

American Visionary Art Museum hosts “Flicks from the Hills” every Thursday night in July and August. This summer features recent blockbusters, older films, and ‘80s classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Karate Kid!


3. WTMD First Thursday Concerts

And if you don’t gwtmdet enough live music on Fridays at Belvedere Square, head downtown to WTMD’s First Thursday Concert series! WTMD hosts live family friendly concerts the first Thursday of the month at Canton Waterfront Park!


4. West Shore Park at Inner Harborwestshorepark

West shore park features a great law and “splash pad” for the kids to enjoy. They offer free waterfront wellness classes, too!



5. The Maryland Zoozoo 

Everybody loves the zoo! The Maryland zoo in Baltimore is a great spot for the whole family!


And if you or the kids have had enough of the Baltimore heat…head inside to these great locations!

6. The Walters Art Museum

the waltersThe Walters Art Museum is a fun and educational place for the little ones. They even offer kid friendly art and play events on the weekends!


7. National Aquariumaquarium

The aquarium is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day!  


8. Enoch Free Public Library

enochprattThis free library also offers special events including computer basics, chess, and mommy and me reading groups.



9. Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harborsciencectr

Great for a day trip (you can even head right over to the West Shore Park for some splashing when you’re done!). The Science Center also offers tons of fun summer programs! The kids’ playroom for ages 0-8 is not to be missed!


10. B&O Railroad Museumb&o

Last but certainly not least with the preschool set – A historic museum that includes kid zones and train rides! Fun for everyone!


What are your family’s favorite Baltimore summer spots??

written by Tyler Patterson, June 21, 2016