There are so many fun things to do with kids in Northern Virginia and here we’ve pulled together 100 fun options for you.
So if you’re looking for something fun to do with kids, teens or your whole family, you’ll definitely find some options here!
#3 Winkler Botanical Preserve is a secluded area featuring a variety of nature trails, a mountain lodge & waterfall flanked by woods.* (Read the Our Kids Mom’s Review)
#5 Get Air Trampoline Park has family fun with a variety of trampoline activities.
#7 Take a yummy stroll through the oldest farmers market in the US on Saturday mornings.
#8 Drop in for some regular and unusual flavors of homemade frozen custard at The Dairy Godmother.
#10 Our Special Harbor Spray Park is a great place to cool off.
#12 Potomac Park has something for everyone.
#13 Have a playdate and date night at Paradiso. Kids enjoy a movie, eat dinner, and play with other kids while you enjoy your meal and watch them through a one-way mirror.
#14 Take a ride on the Old Town Alexandria trolley.
#15 Explore the outdoors at Founders Park.
#16 Calling all Harry Potter fans to see the ingredients used as potion ingredients in the books and movies.
#17 See kid-friendly band, Rainbow Rock, at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub.
#18 Take a spin on Chessie’s Carousel at Lee District Park.
#19 Get the teens climbing high at Sportrock Climbing Center with over 18,000 sq ft of walls.
#21 Snag an organic cupcake baked with farm fresh ingredients before they sell out.
#22 Take the young kiddos to a free weekly storytime at Hooray for Books!
#23 From April to September attend a free Thursday concert with free food, music and kid’s activities.
#24 Bring the family for an outdoor movie from May to September.
#25 Join in on the free crafts for kids at Lakeshore.
#26 Practice your skate skills at the Wakefield Skate Park freestyle course with bank ramps, pyramid, 4-foot quarter pipe and more.
#27 Have a mommy (or daddy) & me date at Bakery Cafe Breeze.
#29 Have a family date night under the stars at a public weekend show at David M. Brown Planetarium.
#30 Gravelly Point is a fun place to watch airplanes take off and land.
#32 Skate with the Pros at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the highest ice rink above street-level in the United States.
#34 Virginia Highlands Park offers play equipment, athletic fields & courts.
#35 The largest outdoor rink in Northern Virginia is Pentagon Row(winter only)
#36 See the large spheres at Dark Star Park.
#37 Take new bicyclists to the learning loop in Glencarlyn Park.
#38 Try a free fly fishing class good for beginners of all ages.
#39 Take a swing at Upton Hill Regional Park’s batting cages.
#40 Play in virtual reality at VR Head in the Cloud
#41 Take a trip to the Eden Center in Falls Church to enjoy Vietnamese restaurants and shops.
McLean / Great Falls
#42 Calling all stargazers! Head over to Observatory Park for Friday night star observing.
#44 Plan a day at Clemyjontri Park, the 10-acre playground and park with a carousel, trackless train, picnic area, games, and more.
#46 Drop in for a child, family or teen yoga class at Yoga Studio & Wellness Center.
Fairfax / Fairfax Station
#47 Attend a free “Evenings Under the Stars” public tour for families with kids over 5 at the Mason Observatory.
#50 Fairfax Ice Arena is fun for the entire family.
#51 Cuddle cats and play with furry felines at Patriot Pawsabilities Cat Lounge.
#52 Participate in an interactive performance at Strawberry Park.
#53 Go for an adventure at Escape Room Fairfax.
#54 Bring the kids to see and learn about model trains.
#55 Attend this family fun alternative to morning cartoons & videos games with Arts in the Parks at Burke Lake Park (at Frying Pan Park too).
Centreville / Manassas
#57 All kids are welcome at Wings to Fly Therapy and Play Center.
#59 Bounce, slide, climb, and jump on a wide variety of inflatables during open jump times at Pump it Up.
#61 Skate N’ Fun Zone is the ultimate experience.
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#62 Take pictures and enjoy the bluebells in bloom in April at Bull Run Regional Park.
#63 Play a low cost game of night golf after dark at Magic Putting Place.
#64 Have a picnic, cross the stepping stones and visit the wildlife preservation area at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
#67 Watch a summer performance for young audiences at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
Springfield / Lorton / Woodbridge
#68 The Science Place is where everyone participates and everyone learns.
#69 Sky Zone – Springfield, VA has family fun with a variety of trampoline activities.
#70 Throw down in a game of dodgeball, catch air on the trampolines, practice your biggest slam dunks, and more at Flight Trampoline Park
#71 Super Awesome & Amazing has entertainment me galore.
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#75 Walk the ¾ mile long Neabsco Creek Boardwalk Trail for free.
#76 Play at the 3-level playground and jump on the moon bounces at Beehive Indoor Playground.
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#77 Go fishing at Lake Accotink Park.
#78 Have a family dinner and a movie night at Alamo Cinema where the lights are kept on low.
Ashburn / Sterling / Leesburg
#80 Try hockey or skating at Loudoun Ice Centre.
#81 Finally the kids learn to cook at Cookology.
#82 Play pretend at this indoor center with a grocery store, castle ship and more.
#84 Try your hand at Indoor Skiing and Snowboarding.
Chantilly / Herndon / Reston / Vienna
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#87 Launch Trampoline Park is VA’s premier trampoline park.
#92 Feed the goats and enjoy the small petting zoo at Roer’s Zoofari.
#93 Play a not too spooky game of glow-in-the-dark mini golf.
#96 Get up close and personal Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex, free after 4 pm weekdays.
#98 Take the family to see a show and meet up with a ranger to get a backstage tour of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (October – April).
#100 Picnic under the stars with a free concert at Arrowbrook Centre Park.