If you’re going to be anywhere after a snow storm, Washington, D.C. just might be the perfect pick. The nation’s capitol is a city of monuments, memorials and museums—the Smithsonian Institution alone includes 19 free (and sneakily educational) museums—and the greater metro area offers dozens of activities that keep kids busy, rain, sleet or snow. Pass a slushy day with one of these tried-and-true ideas.

Bounce Back

What tyke doesn’t like jumping through three basketball courts (that’s 14,000 square feet) full of trampoline, tumbling space? Not many! Flight Trampoline Park is the latest craze in individual fitness for the adult-set and a kick-butt spot for the whole family to get their work-out on while having tons of fun. Open Jump times fill up fast on Fridays and Saturdays; but a fast and easy online reservation system eliminates any on-site sold-out disappointment.

7200 Fullerton Rd. (Springfield, Va)
Online: flighttrampolinepark.com

What’s your family’s favorite activity to bust out of a winter blues rut?

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady

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