Outdoors or indoors, there is plenty of fun to be had this summer in Baltimore for kids. From playing in water at a splash pad to joining a reading club, Baltimore has a host of free activities for kids this summer. The North Harford Splash Pad and Solo Gibbs Splash Pad are free resources provided to the citizens of Baltimore by the City of Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks. Kids and adults can splash in the water at absolutely no cost to them. The Baltimore County Public Library offers four different reading clubs for those ranging from newborn through adults. For a free ride to Baltimore’s sightseeing spots hop on the Charm City Circulator.
North Harford Splash Pad And Solo Gibbs Splash Pad
6800 Hamlet Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21234
(410) 396-7900

The North Harford Splash Pads and Solo Gibbs Splash Pad are both free. Run by the City of Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, these two splash pads are open May 25 through September 2, 2015. The North Harford Splash Pad is open from noon to 5 p.m. There is a second City of Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks Splash Pad: Solo Gibbs Splash Pad. Though admission to City of Baltimore Recreation and Parks Park Pools is $2 per two-hour swim session and admission to Neighborhood Walk-to Pools is $1 per two-hour swim session, the Splash Pads are free. Other pools in the city include: Park Pools, Neighborhood Walk-to Pools, Wading Pools, Indoor Pools and Splash Pads.

The Fudgery
Harbor Place
301 Light St., #37
Baltimore, MD 21202
(770) 287-1990

Founded in 1980, the Fudgery is all about the “time honored tradition of making fudge.” The Fudgery puts on a free show for visitors with a “unique mix of singing, showmanship, and the best fudge.” In fact, R&B singing group Dru Hill first made a name for themselves in the Harbor Place Fudgery. Dru Hill performed their “fudge shop routine” on popular TV shows, like the Howie Mandel Show and Live Regis & Kathie Lee. Stop by the fudgery for old fashioned fun, good music and fudge.

Charm City Circulator
417 East Fayette St.
5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 350-0456

Need a fun activity but don’t want to spend any money? Kids and their parents can hop on Baltimore’s Charm City Circulator for free! You can hop on board for a “Fast, Friendly, Free” ride to many of the top sightseeing spots in Baltimore. Parents and their kids can ride the free Charm City Circulator to the following locations: Museum of Dentistry, Eutaw Street–Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Inner Harbor, the Washington Monument and Little Italy. The Charm City Circulator is a bit like the Hogwarts Express! Not as fun as the Hogwarts Express of course, but the Charm City Circulator is free at least!

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BCPL 2015 Summer Reading Clubs
320 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-6100

The theme of the summer’s Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) Reading Program is “Every Hero Has A Story.” The BCPL has a free reading program for every one in Baltimore this summer! Children from birth to 5 years can join the free Read-To-Me Club. Kids from kindergarten through Grade 5 can join the Elementary Reading Club. Students in Grade 6 through Grade 8 are eligible to participate in the Middle School Reading Club. High schoolers, teens, and adults can join the High School and Adult Reading Club.

Walking Tour Baltimore’s Monuments
National Katyn Memorial
600 Block of President at Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

You need not spend a penny to see the sights and sounds of Baltimore. Simply lace up your walking shoes, grab a bottle of water, and set off for a walking tour of Baltimore’s outdoor monuments. Begin on Aliceanna Street in Harbor East at the National Katyn Memorial. The National Katyn Memorial commemorates the Katyn Massacre in Poland in 1943. From the National Katyn Memorial, walk to the Washington Monument in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. From the Washington Monument walk directly to Camden Street outside the Eutaw Street entrance to Oriole Park to see the Babe Rube Statue. A short walk from Orioles Park at Camden Yards is the M&T Bank Stadium and the Johnny Unitas Statue.

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writesit depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she candinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, travelingyou name it she wants to do it.