15 Best Summer Activities for Kids Under $15 in Maryland

Hey, parents, it’s time to make summer plans! Your kids’ school may be already over or is almost.  You should be already planning for summer activities for kids that won’t break your bank. See below for the list which you and your family would enjoy visiting.

Note: these activities are local in the state of Maryland. Please double check their websites or call them for limited hours/special event details before taking a trip. You wouldn’t want to just drive 1-2 hours and learn that they are closed due to a special event or reserved by a large party. If you and/or your family are Deaf, please contact sites ahead of time to schedule a sign language interpreter for a desired, private tour. 

1. Soleado Lavender Farm – Dickinson, MD

Pick your own bunch of flowers and are sold at $10 – Free to enter and walk around.  They also have fishing!  – The farm grows the large-mouth bass. Bring your fishing pole. $10 per child (age 10-17) and $15 per adult. Children under ten are free with paying adult.


2. Butler’s Orchard Farm – Germantown, MD

Pick Your Own Crops. $3 per person for visiting the Farm. Children under 24 months are free. On Wednesdays, there are no charges for admission. You can check out their crop calendar to find out which fruits/veggies are ready for picking.



3. Calvert Marine Museum – Solomons Island, MD

Fossil field experience, feed otter, rays, and critter, etc. Adults $9, Children ages 5-12 $4, and Children under 5 are free.



4. Antietam National Battlefield – Sharpsburg, MD

$5 per person. 15 and under FREE. $10 per vehicle.

NY State Monument with Cannon at Sunset


5. Plumpton Park Zoo – Rising Sun, MD

$12.95 per adult. $8.95 per child (ages 2-12). Under 2, free. Free parking. This zoo has over 130 animals.


6. Green Meadows Petting Farm – Ijamesville, MD

This farm reopens on June 17, 2017 for summer season. $12 per person. Under 2 is FREE.

Green Meadows Petting Farm Goat Feed


7. Fort McHenry – Baltimore, MD

$10 for adults, 15 and younger are free. This fee provides a 7-day entry pass. There is a Junior Ranger Program that your kids can complete and earn a badge.

Two field pieces in front of the fort with the Garrison Flag flying.


8. Be with me Playseum – Bethesda, MD

$9 per person (adult or child). This fun place has so many things for kids to do! Kids can imagine by dressing up, going to Safeway, cooking, baking, reading, playing, and many more. This offers parents and kids a chance to bond and spend time together.


9. Big House of Bounce – Baltimore, MD

Indoor playroom open bounce – $6.50 for up to 2 hours.



10. Kiddie Crusoe – Timonium, MD

Ages 1-12 – $12.99, Under 1 – $5.00 or FREE with paid sibling.  This admission includes a castle fort, pirate ship, rock climbs, crawl tunnel, zip line, and tube slides. Also, it has inflatable bounce houses, and ride-ons.

Baltimore Family Fun Indoor Playground

11. The Brunswick Railroad Museum – Brunswick, MD

$7.00 per adult. $4.00 per child (ages 4-12). This museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


12. Roads and Rails Museum – Frederick, MD

Adults: $10, child: $5, under 3: FREE. This museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.


13. Skate Frederick – Frederick, MD

Ice Skating. Weekday rates: Children (11 and under) – $5.50. Adults (12 and up) – $6.00

Weekend rates: Children (11 and under) – $7.00. Adults (12 and up) – $7.50


14. Nick’s Mini Golf – Jurassic Park – Ocean City, MD

$9.50 per person. Kids 3 and under free with paying adult. This Mini-Golf has dinosaurs everywhere you putt. Roar! 



15. Frontier Town – Ocean City, MD

Western Theme Park. Fun experience for kids to dress up and learn about Wild West history! Admission: Ages 11 & Over – $14.00, ages 4 to 10 – $12.00, and ages 3 & under – FREE


I hope these ideas will find your summer useful and memorable! Please contact me if details have changed or whether you have more ideas. I will be sure to credit you for your idea. Have a great summer with your kids!

~Amy, Awe-inspiring Mom