Today we checked the Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do Studio in Falls Church, VA. Once a week they open the studio to children under the age of five to enjoy the padded gym floor and padded building blocks. My boys had a blast playing with the balls and large shapes they could stack and jump on. They can run around without fear of being hurt if they happen to fall down.
When we went there were only a few moms and dads with kids so the kids had the run of the studio. The studio does put a cap at 30 people per session this includes both parents and children. There is a fee per child and they ask that you either call or sign up online ahead of time to ensure your spot. Walk ins are welcomed but there is no guarantee that space will be available. When you pay in person make sure you have cash because they don’t accept credit cards unless you reserve your spot online. No snacks are allowed on the mats but you can sit in the chairs and have the kids eat their snack. Restrooms are right there next to the play area. The restrooms were clean and had a large baby changing table. The supervisor does ask that any poopy diapers be put out in the outside trash can near the studio.
My kids had fun running around, listening to music and playing with the other kids. If you live in Fairfax County near the Falls Church area you should check out the studio on those days that the weather won’t allow you to be outside. Just follow the signs to the studio as it is tucked back in between Baskin Robbins and another store.
Today we checked out the Play N’ Learn Playground Superstore Free Play Days in Chantilly, VA! We had heard about the stores Free Play Days from a great Mommy website called SuperNOVAMommy. The Play N’ Learn Showroom is tucked back in an industrial park off Route 50 and Stonecroft Blvd. They sell wood playsets, netted trampolines, basketball hoops, and game tables.
The Play N’ Learn Free Play Days offer parents and kids a way to get out of the weather while playing on playground equipment in the showroom from 10- 1 on Monday and Thursdays. They also have netted trampolines and basketball hoops for the kids to test out. The showroom flooring is just carpet over concrete so just be aware if the kids fall they might hurt themselves. There are super clean restrooms and water fountains. It was very popular when we went and from what I understand they don’t put a cap on attendance and the play time is for the 6 and under crowd.
I talked with one of the sales reps and she told me that if you are a customer of Play N’ Learn you can come and play any day as a bonus for buying their product. If you live in the area you should go check out the Free Play Days at Play N’ Learn Playground Superstore!
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is part of the National Air and Space Museum and located in Dulles, VA just off Route 28 in Fairfax County. It can be found right next door to Dulles International Airport. It has an extensive collection of aircraft and a large exhibit of space elements including the space shuttle, Enterprise.
The museum is a great place to take the family. The kids can walk from plane to plane from the ground or stroll around the observation decks to check out the planes hanging from the ceiling. They offer several IMAX movies and simulators that get you right into the action. Once you have checked out all the planes you can take an elevator up to the Observation tower and see the planes taking off and landing at Dulles Airport. After 4:00 p.m. there is no $15 parking fee and great place for the kids to burn off some energy before dinnertime.