Nothing warms up a long winter like a friendly face. Not sure where to meet fellow parents or where to find them in the cold? Here are a few places to start!

clemyjontri-park-see-sawPhoto: Clemyjontri Park

#1 Clemyjontri Park
A trip to Clemyjontri on a warm, sunny day will find a pretty big crowd. But the size of this park and its relative lack of shade makes it perfect for even the chillier days. Stand in the sun and chat with other parents while your kids run off their cooped up energy.

6317 Georgetown Pike (McLean, Va)
Online: fairfaxcounty.gov

busy bees via yelpPhoto: Kathy H. via Yelp

#2 Busy Bees
Just opened in Arlington, Busy Bees is an indoor playground with open play every day. They also host regular events like date night drop-offs, craft sessions, workout classes and shopping events—a great idea whether you need to get out with or without your kids.

6110 D Arlington Blvd. (Falls Church)
Online: busybeesplay.com

Kidville_Rockin Railroad_3Photo: Kidville

#3 Kidville
With classes, programs, and an indoor playground, Kidville is a great option for winter. Sign up for a class now for a guaranteed time every week to get out of the house for some kid fun and adult conversation. Or pop in for playtime to run off some steam.

4825 Bethesda Ave. (Bethesda, Md)
Online: kidville.com

Do you have a favorite hot spot for the cold weather? Tell us about it in the comments.

–Tricia Mirchandani