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Spring Fun in Carroll County 2021

By Kelly Eakin February 13, 2021


First Things First

Check the Macaroni Kid Westminster-Carroll Calendar for free and low cost things to do in our area. Not a subscriber? Sign up and you’ll get the goods each weekly directly in your email in-box. It’s free. No sales. No gimmicks. Just plain fun.

  Special Dates to Remember
May 14, 15, 16 and May 21, 22, 23 Nunsense at Other Voices Theatre
March 1-7 Frederick Restaurant Week
March 20 Neil Berg's 50 YEARS OF ROCK N' ROLL 2 
Mar 20, 2021 Opening of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
March 26 – April 5, 2021 The 14th Annual PEEPshow
3/27/2021, 3/28/2021, 4/3/2021 Bunny Train at Walkersville Southern Railroad 3/27/2022 Easter Eggstravagana 
March 27-28, April 1-4, 2021 Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Farm
TBD The Leprechaun Luau 
Pick up a craft at the drive Thru https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterRec/

Have Fun
🏀Bounce out your kids’ energy, shoot some hoops, or ride scooters at The Fun n Fit Factory!
🤸🏽‍♂️A short drive will take you to other indoor play places at Bubula Playground in Pikesville or Youth Play in Mount Airy!
⛳️Mini-golf, laser tag, inflatables, bummer cars, and arcade games are all a few minutes away at the Players Fun Zone!
🏊🏼‍♀️Check out swim classes or family swim nights at the Kids First Swim School.
🥋Sign up for classes at TriStar Martial Arts to fight off the Winter blues or check out their events page for open activities!
💐Check out the displays, animals, exhibits, or take one of the Winter classes at nearby nature centers: Bear Branch Nature Center Piney Run Nature Center, Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center, or Irvine Nature Center!
📚Head to one of the SIX awesome libraries in Carroll County for free play or story time programs!
🎮Have your child grab a few friends and head to Battleground Lounge at the TownMall of Westminster for some gaming fun!
🛍Head to the Townmall of Westminster for a walk inside to check out the stores and grab your spare change to let your child ride the many coin-operated rides! (And don’t forget to enjoy some warm, fresh pretzels from Auntie Anne’s after).
🎥Check out a new movie in the new RC theatres in Westminster. You can cuddle up with your child in the comfy new recliner seats.  
🤸🏽‍♂️Carroll Gymnastics offers classes for kids of all ages and they have open gym hours. Check their website for days and times!
🎳Strike up a new hobby at Thunderhead Bowling for a fun, family day!
🏺Firehouse Pottery in Taneytown is sure to help get your creative juices flowing while still keeping dry inside!
👨🏼‍🎨Meltdown DIY in Eldersburg is another great art option.
🎨Check out the Makerspace areas at local libraries! Many of them have a table with crafting materials or other activities that are regularly changed out.
🛠Look at the Kids Workshop Schedule at Home Depot for some little woodworking and painting crafts. This is free and the kids get an apron and a pin for every workshop that they complete!
🖌Michaels has programs for kids of various ages to flex their creative muscles.
💅🏼Pamper yourself at The Spa a west Main Spa 
💐 Send flowers to brighten someone’s day from Cutting Garden Florist 
🧘🏽‍♂️ Find your Zen at Downtown Yoga 
⚾️Putt Putt, batting cage and more at Island Green Family Fun Center 

Grab a Bite
🌮Nachos and Tacos are always a win at Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant and Bar 
🍗Voted best wings in 2020, you be the judge at Buffalo Wild Wings 
🥐The menu at Lost Lion will you forgetting about your plans to cook at home
🍦Enjoy Thai rolled ice cream at J's Sweets 
🦀Enjoy some authentic Chesapeake fare at RockSalt Grille Restaurant and Raw Bar 
🍻Grab and beer and take it easy at Pub Dog Brewing 
🍝Authentic Italian food from Paradiso Ristorante makes for a great family night
🍔Best BBQ in Frederick Black Hog BBQ
🍳Stop in for Breakfast at Molli's Cafe 
🍪Support the Boys and Girls club by ordering cookies from JeannieBird Baking Company 
🍣Get the family together for a Hibachi night at Katana Japanese Cuisine
🍽Make plans for St. Patrick’s Day now at O'Lordans Irish Pub & Restaurant 

🧗 Take a Hike
Morgan Run Natural Environment Area
Piney Run Park
Cunningham Falls State Park
Trails Carroll County, Maryland

Get outside
✈️Watch planes takeoff and land at the Carroll County Regional Airport
🏞Piney Run Park - Sykesville
🗺Try Geocaching 
The Big Slide at Rocky Ridge
🧺Have a picnic at a new park
📅Keep an eye on the calendar for County Happenings 
🏃🏻‍♂️Visit one of the many Parks and Playgrounds in our area 

🎨Stay at Home Activities 
How To Make A Spring Flower Sensory Bottle
Spring Science for Kids
Chromatography Flowers
20 Plus Tree Crafts For Kids    
Make Pinwheels
Painting with Nature Activity
Spring Suncatchers
20 Spring Stem Activities
Spring Sensory Tub
45+ Spectacular Spring Art Projects for Kids  
Peep Catapults STEM Activity
Easter Egg Rockets
25 Gardening Activities
10+ Water Sensory Tub Activities for Toddlers
Sensory Nature Cutting Tray
17 Spring Sensory Play Ideas
Make a Bobble Bee Paper Craft    

Do Good
🤝 Collection donations for the Heartly House. Follow them on Facebook for an updated list of needs.
🍽Donate traditional menu items or your time to the Frederick Rescue Mission, or send someone in need of a good meal.
🚒 Reach out to your first responders and find out what they need.  Take up a neighborhood collection.
🎒Curate care packages for the homeless.
🌳Volunteer to help clean up a park
😊Smile. Offer a compliment. Tell someone you’re thinking of them. Call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken with in a while.🥣Volunteer with The Frederick Soup Kitchen Program, which provides a full evening meal, seven nights a week from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to anyone in need of a hot, nutritious meal.
🥰Perform a random act of kindness — it goes a long way anytime, but especially now.