Five Kid-Friendly Alternatives To The Super Bowl In Baltimore

January 24, 2014 6:00 AM

It’s Super Bowl Sunday in Baltimore and everyone in town is excited about watching the big game – everyone, that is, except for you. If the idea of watching paint dry is more appealing than seeing a football game, then you may appreciate the following list of kid-friendly alternatives to visit on any given Sunday. Each location offers fun-filled activities that are appropriate for all ages and are sure to alleviate any guilty feelings over missing the game. You’ll be sure to score a touchdown with any of these activities.

Medieval Times
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, Md. 21076
(443) 755-0011

Instead of watching men in tights play football on the big screen, consider going to an arena and observing a similarly clad, live and historical reenactment of a jousting show. Enter Medieval Times, where there are knights, princesses and stallions to entertain and royal fare to eat. The regular price admission is $56.95 for adults, $36.95 for ages three to 12 and free for ages three and under. Young ladies and lords alike will thrill in eating like royalty, while older attendees can revel in the wide display of jewels embezzled on elaborate costumes and sold at the onsite gift shop.

Skyzone Trampoline Park
7175 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, Md. 21046
(443) 546-4477

Have you ever imagined yourself replacing of a member of the U.S. Women’s Olympic team as she tumbled across the mat? Perhaps, you’ve even been caught secretly pole vaulting in your friend’s backyard? In either case, the point is that football fans and foes alike may find amusement at Skyzone Trampoline Park. The arena has lots of space to bounce around, making it possible for all of your aero-fitness dreams to come true. Pricing depends on the amount of time spent inside and ranges from $11-$26. Skyzone Trampoline Park arena is open to all ages and sky socks can also be purchased for $1.

(Credit: Google Images)

(Credit: Google Images)

Port Discovery
35 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 727-8120

Fifteen years ago, Baltimore joined other cities nationwide by establishing its first kid-powered museum. Whereas other types of museums may deem touching as off limits, at Port Discovery, the unofficial motto is to feel everything. Port Discovery is a three-level funhouse delighting all ages and inspiring both inner and outer children to come out and play. Admission is $13.95 for ages two and up and free for ages two and under.

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Bach In Baltimore
Christ Lutheran Church Inner Harbor
701 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 752-7179

Performing classical pieces from a playlist composed by Johan Sebastian Bach, the aptly named orchestra Bach in Baltimore will have the whole family humming in tune. Chords from the symphony can be heard on the first Sunday of most months as they resonate from the halls of the Christ Lutheran Church located at the Inner Harbor. The orchestra performs every Sunday and admission is free to the public. Parking is also available free of charge in a nearby garage located on the corner of Light Street and Lee Street.

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Credit: Steve Powell/Getty Images

Mount Pleasant Ice Arena
6101 Hillen Road
Baltimore, Md. 21239
(443) 984-4075

While others are watching players fumble around with a football, why not seize the opportunity to show off your grade school dance recital grace in a shiny pair of ice skates? Mount Pleasant Ice Arena provides a large, well-maintained rink for both recreational and professional skaters to glide across and show off their skills. The rink is open to the public on Sundays, 3-5 p.m. All ages are welcomed and public patrons pay just $2 to rent skates and $4 to enter.

Keisha Oduor is a professional writer and entrepreneur who resides in Baltimore. She has a degree in communications and French from New York University with work experience in publishing, nonprofits, health care administration and program management. Her work can be found on

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