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Old 01-19-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Waaaaha ha haa. This has totally cheered up my snowy cold day. Did you sit quietly in a corner until you went out to work at 18 then?
Kids don't work until they are 18?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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Kids don't work until they are 18?
Im from the Uk. We are more civilised!
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Im from the Uk. We are more civilised!
Oh. Okay, Mr. Poopy00.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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Oh. Okay, Mr. Poopy00.
Mrs!
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:39 AM
 
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Ashburn Sport Bounce

Sport Bounce of Loudoun

Gaithersburg RIO Entertainment Center - movies, arcades, indoor golf, etc.

Haven't been to this place in at least five years but it seemed to have a lot of kids running around. From the web, it seems that a lot of new stores have built up around it.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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So besides the REC centers, which have spotty programs for non scheduled nonorganized play, everything for kids is outside Fairfax/Arlington Counties? I'm finding it hard to find cheap, free play zones in Fairfax/Arlington, tho' I got a great list of stores from Springfieldiva to take the toddler to..
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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When my kids were preschoolers, the City of Falls Church opened its community center gym to young children and their parents on Friday mornings. They could bring their tricycles, balls etc. We were living in Arlington then, but the program was free and not restricted to city residents. Here's a link to the community center -- maybe they are still offering this program. Community Center
If you kids are able to swim in deep water, you could try the Fairfax County rec center pools, which usually have open swim on weekend afternoons from 2-4, with a huge inflatable water toy (like an island in the pool) that the kids can climb onto and jump off. It's not free, but it's cheaper than a movie.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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Air and Space Museum (Near Dulles Airport -huge indoor hanger, Imax, simulators)
Mount Vernon (indoor hands on museum and mansion tours)
Burger King and McDonald's off 28 in Centreville (large tunnel structures)
Springfield Mall (Large tunnel structure in food court - there is a charge)
Explore and More museum (Woodbridge - cute hands on play centers/small rock climbing wall)
Lifetime fitness (Centreville and Fairfax city mall - indoor pool, kid classes, well staffed child care area, rock climbing wall at Centreville location)
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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There is a rock climbing wall place on Eisenhower in Alexandria. Spotty hours though last I checked. Chuck E Cheese is ok but pricey, there is also Dave and Busters in Maryland, and Jeepers (indoor amusement park) in Rockville. You could ride down to Fredricksburg to Funland. Then there are those museums mentioned. The library. There is a childrens museum somewhere out near the Baltimore Aquarium. Movies and rec centers are nice and a little cheaper.
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