Things to do in Charlottesville with kids

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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, play and explore.
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 things to do in Charlottesville for kids.
Grand Caverns
(25 Miles)
Grottoes
Grand Caverns is a stately and powerful example of Nature's handiwork. Gigantic stalactites point down from above. Equally imposing stalagmites thrust upward from the caverns floor.
Massanutten
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark is open year-round for family fun, group and birthday party entertainment while the Outdoor WaterPark is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Hours do vary seasonally, but they are always available
Staunton
To tell the story of these early immigrants and their American descendents, the Museum has moved or reproduced examples of traditional rural buildings from England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa, and America. The Museum engages the public at these ex...
Harrisonburg
A hands-on, interactive museum where children (ages 2-12) and their families can explore and learn together. The museum offers a wide range of activities including culture, science and technology. All activities and exhibits are designed so young min...
Spotsylvania
Kids can learn from experts about panning for gold, and enjoy boating, fishing and seasonal swimming, as well as trails to enjoy!
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 best! Have you ever been close enough to a tiger you can cou...
Luray Caverns
(44 Miles)
Luray
Contains a bey of stalactite and stalagmite formations. They are the largest caverns in the eastern USA. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Virginia
Quicksburg
See beautiful underground formations like the famous Breakfast Bacon once featured in National Geographic all in the only Virginia caverns with elevator service! Bonus attraction Main Street of Yesteryear features antique animated holiday window dis...
Bealeton
Rollerworks is a family-owned & operated, family-friendly skating center with emphasis on FUN! Our music is censored, and parents are ALWAYS welcome!
Sprout Spring
Family campground with lots of activities to keep everyone amused and happy!
Great Play
(55 Miles)
Fredericksburg
We are a new unique kids gym located in Fredericksburg, VA. At Great Play children ages 6 months to 5th grade develop motor skills, sport skills, fitness and coordination through instruction and fun, structured play, in an exciting Interactive Arenaâ...
Bug Box
(55 Miles)
Fredericksburg
Our zoo features exotic insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Yikes, we also have a pet snake"Fred", two family member turtles, frogs and toads, Sammy salamander and so much more! And visitors can view hundreds of specimens and s...
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.
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 "walk-through" model of the human heart, and exhibits that ...
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, activities and programs.
Browntown
Hiking with llamas will add a whole new dimension to your wilderness adventure. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the local wildlife and wildflowers as well as some interesting tidbits about the history of the area.
Glen Allen
Kids' Classes, Camps, and Birthday Parties for the Six and Under Crowd!
Kings Dominion
(58 Miles)
Doswell
They've got the most hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage shows, and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy. 400 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family!
Falmouth
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont consists of an art studio, historic house museum, and restored gardens and grounds. Woodland paths, a museum shop, and picnic area are also available.
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.
Lynchburg
A fun and adrenaline packed snow sports center with skiing, snowboarding and tubing - ideal for all ages and abilities.
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.
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.
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!
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 historic train station has something for everyone!
Maymont
(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 Children's Farm, in the Wildlife Exhibits and in t...
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.
Natural Bridge
Along with spectacular landscape, expect an entertaining tour through the caverns. On a 45 minute journey into the east coast's deepest commercial cavern, descend 34 stories into the earth, and learn how our striking underground world was carved and ...
Natural Bridge
At the Haunted Monster Museum you will experience Professor Cline's work displayed haunted house style. Visitor's say it's Bizarre and unique, like Scooby Doo meets the Twilight Zone. Here we showcase the very best of this type of fun family entertai...
G-Force Karts
(66 Miles)
Richmond
Your top location in Richmond for go-kart racing. Great for families, kids, and adults.
Chesterfield
Pocahontas State Park offers a variety of outdoor natural, historical and recreational activities including camping, canoeing, swimming, nature programs, guided hikes, birthday parties, scout programs, special events, summer concerts, races and marat...
Richmond
features the spectacular SR-71 Blackbird; 36 historic, vintage aircraft; reproductions of the Wright brothers' kite, gliders and famous 1903 Flyer; early flight memorabilia; a World War II diorama that includes the Tuskegee Airmen and Women's Airforc...
Vertical Rock
(72 Miles)
Manassas
Indoor and outdoor rock climbing for all ages, for the whole family!
Animated Child
(73 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 of self in our children.
Dinosaur Land
(73 Miles)
White Post
Step into the world of the prehistoric past, where visitors can turn back the pages of time to the Mesozoic era, where dinosaurs were the only creatures that roamed the earth. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
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.
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 the adults skate party.
Seneca Rocks
Yokum's Vacationland has a wide array of accommodation venues from tent camping to motel rooms and luxurious log cabins. The motel and restaurant complex features a heated indoor swimming pool, reasonably priced motel rooms, rustic cabins, and rivers...
Glow-A-Rama
(74 Miles)
Buchanan
Glow-A-Rama, The Blacklight Experience includes 18 Hole INDOOR BLACKLIGHT MINI-GOLF - with Blacklight Game Room, and New Blacklight Dance N' Party Room.
Manassas
770 foot Lazy River - 25 Meter Lap Pool - Interactive children's area with 4 slides, bubblers and fountains - Activity Pool - Two fast Cannon Ball Slides. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Virgin...
Splash Down
(76 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.
The Playroom
(76 Miles)
Chester
Play Time - The Playroom in Chester is a fun, indoor play & party center for toddlers & children up to 10 years old. Not just great inflatables, lots of fun toys and more. The Playroom is a SHOE-FREE! Zone.
Petersburg
Throughout the Park there are hands-on things to do for the whole family. The Civil War Store also has a “Discovery Area” that features quality apparel, modern and period games, books, collectibles and souvenirs that are perfect for kids and youn...
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!
Prince George
Go-karts, mini golf, laser tag, batting cages, driving range, arcade, Rt. 66 bowling, birthday parties & banquet center! Its Playtime!!!
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, mathematics, the humanities and the arts, ignite cr...
Chantilly
Enter another world of lights, sounds and lasers as you prepare for combat against mysterious forces and other players!
Kid Junction
(82 Miles)
Chantilly
Kid Junction, designed to encourage role playing, socializing and imagination skills, is a new and exciting children play place with tons of different attractions that will provide hours of fun for kids.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Charlottesville with kids

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Massanutten Waterpark

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Virginia Discovery Museum

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Luray Reptile Center

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Lake Anna State Park

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Grand Caverns

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Luray Caverns

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Charlottesville Ice Park

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Shenandoah Caverns

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Frontier Culture Museum

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Harrisonburg Children's Museum

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Fun places to visit in Charlottesville with kids

Virginia is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Virginia's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Virginia with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Virginia - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in VA