Frederick Cabin Fever Busters

By Kelly Eakin November 21, 2021

A huge thank you to Huntington Learning Center of Frederick for their generous sponsorship of this guide! Huntington's mission is to give every student the best education possible. For over 44 years, Huntington’s highly trained tutors have worked with students of all ages to improve their grades and build self-confidence, organizational skills, and good study habits. With flexible scheduling and session availability for online tutoring and test preparation, your student can receive: ACT, SAT and additional Standardized exam prep; tutoring for grades K-12; and/or 1 to 1 single-subject tutoring for your student. To learn more about how Huntington Learning Center of Frederick can benefit your family, click here

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First Things First
First things first, check the Macaroni Kid Frederick 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.

Frederick's Favorites
🚞 Train fans need to visit Brunswick Heritage Museum and Road & Rails Museum 
πŸš‚ Enjoy a good old fashioned train ride through the beautiful farmland and countryside on the Walkersville Southern Railroad
πŸ•΅πŸ½‍♀️Mystery and puzzles await at Clue IQ Brings Escape,  Escape This Frederick, and SureLocked In 
🎫 Civil War Medicine Museum (older kids)– Interesting educational exhibits about our local history. 
πŸ‘Ύ Spinners – Pinball and old school video games are the draw in this retro lounge.
⚱️ I Made This! Pottery Studio 
🧩 Pick up a puzzle from Dancing Bear Toys: The world's best toy store for unplugged play! 
🎢 Carillon Recitals in Baker Park
πŸ›  Tackle a DIY project idea with Home Depot
πŸ–² VR - Virtual Reality with 9 virtual reality stations and 3 gaming PC stations with a large variety of games for all audiences. Our custom gaming platform allows you to switch in and out of several categories (Kid Friendly, Action, Casual, Horror, Puzzle, Shooter, Sport, and Multiplayer) 
🎨 πŸ–Œ To-Go kits or limited in person studio hours, Hot Fired Arts has it all for your creative needs!
πŸ₯‹Sign up for classes at TriStar Martial Arts to fight off the winter blues or check out their events page for open activities! 
🎬 Take in a movie with the ultimate experience at Warehouse Cinemas

πŸ§‡ Silver Diner – For a shake and breakfast for dinner.  Their kid's nights feature fun crafts and activities. 
🍚 Matsutake -For a meal and a hibachi show
✈️ Grab lunch and take in the planes at Airways Inn of Frederick - Casual Family Friendly Restaurant in Frederick MD 
πŸ₯ͺ Try out the new school deli Pumpernickel + Rye

Get Moving
πŸ€ Keep those kids moving and check out Frederick County Parks and Rec for indoor recreation options such as soccer, gymnastics, soccer, adaptive programs, and more. 
πŸ“šWith many different libraries in Frederick County, you can always find a great virtual and adult children’s program or a nice place to curl up with a book at home! Check out their calendar of events!
Go retro and roller-skate at Starland Roller Rink. 
🎳Go bowling at Terrace Lanes or duckpin bowling at Mt. Airy Bowling Lanes.
πŸ§—πŸΎ‍♀️Climb the walls at the Boulder Yard!
🎠 Head to MeLand Play on a rainy day for an indoor playground
🌳Zip-line courses at TreeTrekkers
β›Έ  Ice Skating - Glide on the ice together. 
🏊🏼‍♀️ OneLife Fitness Kid’s Club/Salt Water Pool – Let them exercise in the kids club while you do get yoga class in, or enjoy the new saltwater pool together. 
🎳 Walkersville Bowling Center – They have a great deal on Sunday nights that includes pizza, drinks, and shoes for $15
πŸ’ͺ🏽 Try out your ninja skills at JCX - Obstacle Challenge Course & Gym 
🏞 Visit all the playgrounds that Frederick County has to offer
πŸ›· Visit the Sled Run & Ice Skating Pond  at Pinecliff Park
πŸ•Ή Mini Bowling, arcades, laser tag and more awaits at Adventure Park USA – Adventure Park USA

Day Trips
β›· Hit the slopes or take the family snow tubing at Liberty Mountain Resort: Liberty Mountain or Whitetail Resort | Whitetail Mountain Resort  
🐠 National Aquarium - Baltimore, MD
🐻 The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore  

πŸ–₯ Virtual Field Trips

Stay Home Activities 

πŸ₯Ύ  Take a Hike

Gambrill Yellow Trail
Monocacy National Battlefield Trails
Frederick Municipal Forest
Cunningham Falls State Park
10 Hiking Destinations in Frederick County

Give Back

🀝 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.
πŸ₯£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.
πŸš’ Reach out to your first responders and find out what they need.  Take up a neighborhood collection.
Donate food or cash or even volunteer to participate in Annapurna’s Kitchen “Pay As You Can Cafe” that serves a monthly meal based on pantry contributions, volunteers, and donations. Come serve and/or enjoy a meal…and maybe pay one forward!

😊 Random acts of kindness 

  • Donate some food
  • Pay the bridge toll for the person behind you
  • Go to an animal orphanage and help out for the day
  • Feed someone’s parking meter.