Looking for fun activities for all ages that won't break the bank? There are loads of free ways to entertain your family in Frederick! From hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation to arts and entertainment, you are sure to find lots of great things to do this spring. Here are some ideas for free family fun!

South Mountain Creamery

Visit this working dairy farm to bottle feed calves and see cows being milked.

Girl feeding a calf at the South Mountain Creamery


Delaplaine Arts Center

This award-winning art center has 8 galleries featuring artworks by regional and national artists and one of the largest free art libraries open to the public.

Kids painting at the Delaplaine Arts Center Workshop


Monocacy National Battlefield

Earn your junior ranger badge as you discover the battle that saved Washington.

Family walking on a road at the Monocacy National Battlefield Family


Cunningham Falls State Park

There is actually a small fee to enter the park, but it's just a few dollars and will provide hours of entertainment! Hike the trail to the 78-foot cascading waterfall, make friends with birds at the aviary, or just relax on the beach. 

Visitors relax on the beach and enjoy swimming in the lake.


Frederick Visitor Center

Learn all about Frederick as you complete an activity book in the building and then take to the Downtown streets for a treasure hunt to find 13 secret spots.

Kids getting a token at the Frederick Visitor Center


Rocky Ridge

You've probably never seen a wooden slide this big! Bring a blanket to sit on and get ready to soar.

Rocky Ridge Giant Wooden Slide


Bike Frederick County

There are trails in Frederick for all levels and abilities.

Group Bicycling in  Frederick County