Crazy week (er, month)? Sit back, and relax, because this weekend is going to epitomize the word “chill”. Kids can blow off some steam at a yoga session for little ommm-ers or be transported to the World Cup tourney via a Brazil-themed story time. Grown-ups can sip their way through Virginia’s family friendly wineries without leaving the beltway at a local kid-friendly food and wine festival (with a moonbounce for tots that need tuckering out). If anything these Friday-through-Sunday happenings prove—without a doubt—that laid-back doesn’t necessarily mean boring.
Happy Baby! Kiddie Yoga Fun
The experts say that yoga helps emerging crawlers, toddlers, and preschoolers gain confidence, build strength and fitness, learn a tool for self regulation, and set the foundation for healthy body attitudes and a fit lifestyle. But don’t take their word for it. Let your little one try it out at one (or all) of these yoga classes geared specifically towards wee yogis. Sat., 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Capitol Hill. $14/class. Newborn-4 years. Event details.
Storytime for World Cup Fanatics
World Cup Fever is here! Kids will listen to a reading of “Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil!” Live storytelling will be followed by games and activities about Brazil, World Cup and soccer (football), transporting everyone in the room to the World Cup in Brazil. Sat., 11 am-12:30 pm. Anacostia. Free. 4-8. Event details.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at the Alexandria Food and Wine Fest
Come for the food and wine at the Alexandria Food & Wine Festival (an annual event that held in the Carlyle District of Alexandria, Va), and stay for the music, arts and craft exhibits and slew of kid-friendly activities. Attendees will be able to sample food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and Virginia’s wineries, while the minis jump around in a moon bounce, get their face painted or make a cool craft. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best dessert. Admission is free, tickets are required to sample food and wine. Sat., 12 pm-5 pm. Alexandria. Free. All. Event details.
(Free) Friday Night Flick: ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
The original (er, the best), 1971 version with the incredible Gene Wilder and a (literally) colorful cast of characters will be showing gratis at The Alden. Parents will enjoy the quirky comedy while kids learn the “golden ticket song” and the lesson that good boys and girls do finish first. Fri., 7:30 pm. McLean. Free. All. Event details.
Cheers! A Brewfest for the Whole Family
More than 60 breweries show off their best beers (including the intricacies and details of how it’s made) at this popular outdoor festival. Bonus: Youcan bring the kids along—there will be live music, face painting, temporary tattoos, moonbounces, and rock climbing. Sat.-Sun., 12 pm. Leesburg. $20-$30/adults; $10-$15/designated driver; Free/16 and under. All. Event details.
Art Master Class (for Tots)
Faber-Castell artist, Franz Spohn, is stopping by all four Child’s Play locations to teach little ones a thing or two about art! He will lead two creative classes at each store, and show us how to use Faber-Castell’s awesome line of products. Children 3 and up will make an animal mask, and children 7 and up will make a pop-up card. Call your neighborhood store to sign up for a class. Fri.-Sat., 11 am, 3 pm. Chevy Chase. Free. 3 and up. Event details.
How do you plan to relax (while still having fun) with your family this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below.