Summer has arrived in Southern Maryland with its hot days and humid nights. It’s the perfect time to try something new, use your imagination and keep your brain sharp while exploring our area. 

Do your kids have energy to burn? Check out Imaginarium Indoor Playspace in Solomons. The Imaginarium is an interactive indoor play space where your child’s imagination can come alive as they climb aboard the pirate ship or defend the castle. This amazing place was designed by a teacher with your child in mind. My kids love building forts out of the foam blocks and painting in the craft area. The Imaginarium is opened multiple days a week with open play along with classes, pop-up events and camps being offered throughout the summer. Find them on Facebook @PLAYatImaginarium or visit their website for up-to-date hours and class information. 

Another one of our kids’ favorite summer activities is stand-up paddleboarding. They love taking the kids SUP classes offered at root SUP & Fitness in Leonardtown at the Wharf. Being out on the water is so magical this time of the year. Plus, jumping off your board is a quick and fun way to cool off. Root Sup & Fitness offers classes for kids as young as 6 with their SUP Sprouts class. For those ages 10 and over, they offer classes twice a week, along with their very popular summer camp that runs multiple weeks during the summer months. SUP is truly an all-age activity and it a great way to experience Southern Maryland in a new way. Find more information about classes for everyone in your family on root’s Facebook page @rootsupfitness or on their website at

Looking for a break from the humidity? Book a room at Escape from the Past, Southern Maryland’s Original Escape Room. Book the Cell Block 99 room to see if you and your family can escape from your cell before the prison guard catches you! Or step back in time to see if your group can solve the mystery in the Moll Dyer room. Whichever you choose, this unique experience will offer a challenging yet fun experience for everyone. Find Escape from the Past on Facebook @escapefromthepastllc. Give them a call to book your experience today at 301-247-1721

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