Things to do in CHARLOTTESVILLE 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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    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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    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 ...

  • Grand Caverns

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    (25 miles) Grottoes

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

  • Massanutten Waterpark

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    (28 miles) Massanutten

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

  • Frontier Culture Museum

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    (32 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 ...

  • Explore More Discovery Museum

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    (36 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!

  • Lake Anna State Park

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    (37 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 Reptile Center

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    (44 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 ...

  • Luray Caverns

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    (44 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!

  • Shenandoah Caverns

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    (49 miles) Quicksburg

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

  • Rollerworks Family Skating Center

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    (54 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!

  • Paradise Lake Family Campground

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    (55 miles) Sprout Spring

    Family campground with lots of activities to keep everyone amused and happy!

  • Central Park Funland

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    (56 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.

  • Rightmire Childrens Museum

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    (56 miles) Lynchburg

    A four-level structure also known as Amazement Square. This fab family-friendly learning center offers loads of hands-on interacting fun, including America's highest indoor climbing tower, a ...

  • Amazement Square

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    (56 miles) Lynchburg

    Amazement Square is Central Virginias first multidisciplinary, hands-on childrens museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, ...

  • Twincreeks Llama Trekking

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    (56 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!

  • Romp n Roll West End

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    (57 miles) Glen Allen

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

  • Kings Dominion

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    (58 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!

  • Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

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    (58 miles) Falmouth

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

  • Virginia Canopy Tours

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    (58 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!

  • Metro Richmond Zoo

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    (59 miles) Moseley

    Hop aboard the Safari Train and take a fifteen minute ride into the African Savannah. Get up close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided tour.

  • Thunderbolt Indoor Karting

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    (60 miles) Richmond

    Feel the need for speed as you race around this Indoor Karting track in Richmond, Virginia! League, adult, and kids racing all ready to be enjoyed!

  • Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre

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    (60 miles) Lynchburg

    A fun and adrenaline packed snow sports center with skiing, snowboarding and tubing - ideal for all ages and abilities.

  • Virginia Safari Park

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    (61 miles) Natural Bridge

    Virginia Safari park is Virginia's only Drive-Thru Zoo. A great place to visit to get up close and personal to some of the amazing animals.

  • Toy Museum At Natural Bridge

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    (63 miles) Natural Bridge

    The largest collection of childhood memorabilia on display in the world. The museum collections feature many full sets and series of collectible toys particularly since 1975.

  • The Natural Bridge Zoo

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    (63 miles) Natural Bridge

    Home of the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in the state, a breeding and rescue zoo for rare and endangered species. Pet and hug many occupants!

  • Children's Museum of Richmond

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    (64 miles) Richmond

    A museum dedicated to kids and their families learning through play, with exhibits designed to develop those inquisitive minds and bodies in Richmond!

  • Science Museum of Virginia

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    (64 miles) Richmond

    Everywhere you look there is something cool to do to — move the earth, explore space, solve a crime, see rats play basketball, ride a Segway and see a giant IMAX movie. This science museum in a ...

  • Natural Bridge Caverns

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    (64 miles) Natural Bridge

    Underground amazement at Natural Bridge in Virginia, with guided tours through some incredible caverns - 34 stories into the earth!

  • Maymont

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    (64 miles) Richmond

    Maymont is home to many native Virginia animals including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. Hundreds of animals, representing more than 100 species, reside within Maymont's groundsat the ...

  • Natural Bridge Wax Museum

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    (64 miles) Natural Bridge

    features scenes of Virginia and Natural Bridge history where the curtain opens on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the Confederacy, all perched on narrated sets.

  • G-Force Karts

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    (66 miles) Richmond

    Not only go-karting fun, but archery tag, lasertag and paintball too! It's all happening in Virginia!

  • Pocahontas State Park

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    (66 miles) Chesterfield

    A beautiful Virginia State Park with outdoor fun - with hiking, camping, boating and picnicking. Even an aquatic center!

  • RVA Trolley Tours

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    (66 miles) Richmond

    History tours, plantation tours, and more on these iconic Richmond Trollies. A great way to see the city! Perfect for the family

  • Segway Of Richmond Tours

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    (66 miles) Richmond

    Families with kids over 14 years can see Richmond in a whole new light - on a Segway! A fun way to see a city!