Learning Through Play

Free range play is only the beginning. From showstopping exhibits and games to extraordinary birthdays and workshop activities, Badlands is an experience unlike any other and children will laugh and play while learning the tools to help make sense of the world around them.

There's Something For Everyone

Bold, fun and full of adventure.

Come Play

Our Playspace

Badlands boasts over 30,000 square feet of pure fun where children can be bold and brave as they climb rocks, slide slides, tackle rope courses and realize their own potential.

Programming & Slime Boutique

There is always something new with our programming team at the helm. From weekday toddler activities to robust programming every weekend your child can really learn a thing… or ten. Launching soon, kiddos will delight in our slime boutique where they are only limited by their imagination.


Our award winning party professionals are here to give you an unmatched birthday for your kiddos that adults can enjoy just as much. With four beautifully decorated party pavilions, extensive catering menu and dedicated party host, people will be talking about your party for a long time to come. Kick it up a notch with custom party theme packages and activities suited for even the most finicky mermaid or dragon trainer. Want to bring Badlands to you? Check out our new launched in-home party experiences!


Your little adventurers will have a blast at summer camp! With 10 weekly themes like the Bad-lympic Summer Games, Shark Week, Culinary adventures and more, opportunities for exploration and discovery abound. We offer lunch, and before and after care add ons.

A Little Note About Our Cafe

This is not your typical children’s play place food. Our culinary team is dedicated to offering an amazing assortment of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to please everyone. Teaming up with one of the area’s most delicious bagel and pastry distributors, WhatsaBagel (sister company of Bethesda Bagel) and serving up delicious coffee and specialty espresso drinks from Quartermaine make our cafe stand apart. Don’t wait in line, Badlands has mobile ordering so you don’t miss a minute of play while you wait for your goodies! Oh, did we mention we have a bar?…