Things to do in ARODA with kids

If you hear the words “I’m bored”, then you’re clearly not in Virginia! Whatever they LOVE to do, you will find it here.

You will find beaches, mountains, incredible wilderness, and some of the oldest towns in the entire country…you ready?

Don't forget about those dinosaurs in Virginia with Dinosaur Land, or true hair raising thrills with Kings Dominion.  Kids can cool down at MANY water parks like Splashdown, and the retro Water Country USA.  Animals? Of course they have those! Virginia Safari Park is the ONLY drive through zoo in the state, and they have zoos galore.

Hit the water with Bay Country Kayaking, or why not through a bit of learning fun in there with museums like Virginia Air and Space Center and the fascinating Frontier Culture Museum.

And of course, the incredible wilderness! See it from new heights with Vertical Rock Climbing, or explore the state parks like Pocahontas State Park packed with incredible activities.  Did we mention you can also trek with Llamas? Check out Twincreeks Llama Trekking! 

There are so many fun things to do in Virginia, chances are you will be extending your family days out for much longer adventures! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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  • Virginia Discovery Museum

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    (24 miles) Charlottesville

    A hands-on children's museum, with exhibits on the arts, sciences, humanities, history, and nature. Families are encouraged to explore the Museum together - visitors of all ages are free to touch, ...

  • Charlottesville Ice Park

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    (25 miles) Charlottesville

    Public skating, skating classes and lessons, learn-to-play-hockey, Stick & Puck hockey practice sessions, Drop-In hockey sessions. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for ...

  • Massanutten Waterpark

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    (26 miles) Massanutten

    A year round indoor waterpark AND seasonal outdoor waterpark in Virginia - great family fun with slides, rivers and a fortress!

  • Lake Anna State Park

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    (26 miles) Spotsylvania

    Kids can learn from experts about panning for gold, and enjoy boating, fishing and seasonal swimming, as well as trails to enjoy!

  • Luray Caverns

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    (27 miles) Luray

    Underground fun in Virginia in Luray Caverns with an incredible range of stalactite and stalagmites, as well as an amazing reflecting pool! Great above adventure too with museums and history!

  • Luray Reptile Center

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    (27 miles) Luray

    Seeing zookeepers interact with animals and know them personally. Having a zookeeper available to answer your questions. Getting Close and personal with animals is something Luray Zoo does ...

  • Rollerworks Family Skating Center

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    (31 miles) Bealeton

    Rollerworks is a family-owned & operated, family-friendly skating center with emphasis on FUN! Their music is censored, and parents are ALWAYS welcome!

  • Grand Caverns

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    (33 miles) Grottoes

    Amazing underground adventure in Virginia with the USA's oldest show cave - an impressive example of what nature is capable of!

  • Twincreeks Llama Trekking

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    (34 miles) Browntown

    A fun an unusual experience as you take the family out to trek with llamas! Head out into the Virginia wilderness and enjoy the local wildlife as the whole family enjoys this fun day out activity!

  • Explore More Discovery Museum

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    (35 miles) Harrisonburg

    A hands-on, interactive museum where curious kids and their families can explore and learn together with activities including culture, science and technology!

  • Shenandoah Caverns

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    (36 miles) Quicksburg

    Virginia caverns at their best for you to explore via family friendly tours. Underground adventure in stunning natural wonder awaits!

  • Virginia Canopy Tours

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    (37 miles) Bentonville

    Challenge yourself with zip lines and rope bridges in this fun canopy tour through the Shenandoah River State Park - perfect for those active kids over 10 years!

  • Central Park Funland

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    (39 miles) Fredericksburg

    Central Park Funland, Virginia's largest Family Entertainment Center, is the perfect place to have some fun. Our 40,000+ square foot facility sits on over 4 acres and is open 364 days a year.

  • Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

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    (41 miles) Falmouth

    Explore the historic home of artist Gari Melchers, with nature, art galleries, and trail.

  • Frontier Culture Museum

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    (47 miles) Staunton

    Go back in time to the lives of those early immigrants before they emigrated to the USA at this fascinating Virginia museum, showcasing traditional rural buildings from Germany, Ireland and even West ...

  • Vertical Rock

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    (49 miles) Manassas

    Indoor and outdoor rock climbing for all ages, for the whole family!

  • House of Bounce

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    (50 miles) Manassas

    offers 6,400 sq ft of play space filled with a variety of high standard inflatables, from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and more.

  • Skate N Fun Zone

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    (50 miles) Manassas

    Skate N Fun Zone offers skating for all ages, skating classes and play zone for children. You and your kids can also have lots of fun in the Laser tag. Celebrate your kids birthday party or come to ...

  • Dinosaur Land

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    (51 miles) White Post

    Go back into the Mesozoic times at the roadside attraction of Dinosaur Land where you can roam the park WITH the dinosaurs! Lots of prehistoric sized kids fun in Virginia!

  • Animated Child

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    (51 miles) Montclair

    The Animated Child provides an integrated environment where children are encouraged to be curious and independent. Our setting is created for the inquisitive child. We aspire to develop a deep sense ...

  • WaterWorks Waterpark

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    (52 miles) Dale City

    Visit one of the most popular family aquatic playgrounds in Northern Virginia, with slides, pools, water attractions and snacks!

  • Splash Down

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    (52 miles) Manassas

    Features include Lazy River, Lilly Pad and Log Walk, Big Kahuna Beach, play area with bubbles, fountains and activities plus 6 different slides and more besides.

  • Splashdown Waterpark

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    (52 miles) Manassas

    With a 770 foot lazy river, an interactive children's area as well as slides, bubblers and fountains, you certainly will have a SPLASH down in Virginia in this family water park!

  • Ticonderoga Farm

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    (54 miles) Chantilly

    Year round farm fun in Virginia with fruit picking, Christmas trees, and that famous Fall Festival!

  • Kings Dominion

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    (54 miles) Doswell

    Get ready for those hair raising thrills at Kings Dominion, with theme park fun AND water fun spills! Over 400 acres of Virginia entertainment awaits you!

  • Bach to Rock South Riding

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    (56 miles) Chantilly

    Bach to Rock is fun for kids of all ages who are interested in music lessons, camps, birthday parties, joining a band or even glee club!

  • Kid Junction

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    (58 miles) Chantilly

    Fun indoor play designed to encourage role playing, socializing and imagination skills, with tons of different attractions that will provide hours of fun for kids in Virginia!

  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures

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    (58 miles) Chantilly

    Enter another world of lights, sounds and lasers as you prepare for combat against mysterious forces and other players!

  • Steven F Udvar Hazi Center

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    (59 miles) Chantilly

    Aviation and space excitement for the whole family in Virginia! With two HUGE hangars filled with thousands of artifacts, including the space shuttle Discovery, this center is great for kids to ...

  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

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    (59 miles) Winchester

    Capture the sense of fascination and excitement you had as a child. At the Discovery Museum, families come to feel that wonder, together. The hands-on exhibits and programs, focused on the sciences, ...

  • Romp n Roll West End

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    (60 miles) Glen Allen

    Kids' Classes, Camps, and Birthday Parties for the Six and Under Crowd!

  • Frying Pan Farm Park

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    (61 miles) Herndon

    Preserving Fairfax County's rural heritage which recreates the era of 1920-1950 for educational value, while the younger kids greet the friendly farm animals and take a wagon ride through the fields.

  • JW Tumbles

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    (62 miles) Herndon

    JW Tumbles offers programs for kids from 4 months to 9 years focus on developing every child's social, physical and cognitive skills, each level is specifically designed to engage and challenge your ...

  • Rock N Kids

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    (62 miles) Springfield

    Rock-n-Kids combines important academic concepts with fun, modern, danceable music for grades K-6. Conductor Brii and her penguin pal, Quentin will be sure to keep your kids entertained all ...

  • Bach to Rock Herndon

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    (63 miles) Herndon

    Bach to Rock Herndon is fun for kids of all ages who are interested in music lessons, camps, birthday parties, joining a band or glee club and more!