6 Things to Do With Your Kids in DC: May 8-10

WWII air show, National Train Day, and a Mother’s Day zen session.

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LOOK UP: Petite plane lovers won’t want to miss the WWII Flyover at the National Mall. The highly anticipated air show will showcase a pack of warbirds from major battles including Pearl Harbor and D-Day. Best spot to watch: Anywhere along the Mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. 12:10 PM, free.

EXPLORE WONDERLAND: Follow the HOPpenings of a time-obsessed rabbit in the Washington Ballet’s rendition of Septime Webre’s Alice (In Wonderland). The amazing visuals and creative choreography give take this classic tale to a whole new level.


HOP ABOARD: Chugga-chugga your way to Union Station, where all things train will be celebrated during National Train Day. There will be Amtrak and commuter rail equipment showcased, a model train on display, train excursions, and kid-friendly activities galore. All day, free.

ART WALK: Looking for new art for your little one’s room? You’ll get your fill options at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, featuring over 120 contemporary artists selling their wares. Bring the whole fam—there will also be live entertainment, kid’s activities and noshes from local restaurants. 10 AM to 6 PM, free.


CELEBRATE WITH MOM OF THE COUNTRY: Do Mother’s Day like the “Mother of our Country” Martha Washington at Mount Vernon. Roam the newly bloomed gardens and hobnob with a Mrs. Washington look-alike who will be handing out lavender sachets to all moms. 8 AM-5 PM, free with admission.

SAY OMM: Put a relaxing cap on Mother’s Day with a mini-retreat at Lil Omm Yoga. In addition to a little downward dog and lotus pose, mamas can journal, meditate, or just sit and relax.

Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Ayren Jackson-Cannady (@ayrenjc on Instagram) is a health-and-wellness writer/editor in Arlington whose work has appeared in Prevention and Self.