Things to do in FAIRFAX 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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  • Rock N Kids

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    (6 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 ...

  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures

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    (8 miles) Chantilly

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

  • Fit Kids Lets Move Northern Virginia

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    (8 miles) Reston

    Fit Kids Let's Move June 17, Redskin Cheerleaders, Power Panther, WAT-AAH!

  • Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole

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    (8 miles) Reston

    Acres of slides, sprays, flumes and interactive play features away, all circled by Rattlesnake River - all with an Old West theme!

  • Frying Pan Farm Park

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    (8 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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    (9 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 ...

  • Steven F Udvar Hazi Center

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    (9 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 ...

  • Upton Hill Regional Park

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    (9 miles) Arlington

    A fun day of outdoor adventure in Arlington, with a fun water park, mini golf, batting cages, walking trails and lots of park fun!

  • Bach to Rock McLean

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    (9 miles) Mclean

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

  • Bach to Rock Herndon

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    (9 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!

  • Kid Junction

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    (10 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!

  • Splashdown Waterpark

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    (10 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!

  • Splash Down

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    (10 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.

  • ShadowLand Family Entertainment Center

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    (10 miles) Alexandria

    Not just exciting laser filled combat fun with your friends! They also have "Build A Bear" and a Mega-Arcade Redemption Center!.

  • Clemyjontri Park

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    (11 miles) McLean

    A beautiful outdoor playground for kids that also caters for those who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces, as well as sensory development disabilities.

  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm

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    (11 miles) McLean

    The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a recreated 18th century farm. Costumed staff and volunteers work the land as it was done in the 18th century, and encourage visitors to help!

  • Great Falls Park

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    (11 miles) Washington

    At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the ...

  • Great Waves Water Park

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    (11 miles) Alexandria

    Great water park fun for all in Virginia, with slides, waves, and even mini golf! Make a splash!

  • LaserNation

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    (12 miles) Sterling

    LaserNation makes it fun and interactive for the whole family with some of the largest playing arenas on the East Coast. LaserNations live-action laser experience is high-tech, futuristic fun. ...

  • House of Bounce

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    (12 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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    (12 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 ...

  • Discovery Creek Childrens Museum of Washington

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    (12 miles) Glen Echo

    The aim of the museum is using natural and historic settings to create a living laboratory of science, history, and art exploration.

  • Glen Echo Park

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    (12 miles) Glen Echo

    Once a premier amusement park of Maryland, it now is a fun place for the family to visit with year round recreational and cultural activities, with films, carousels, and dances!

  • Ticonderoga Farm

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    (13 miles) Chantilly

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

  • Vertical Rock

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    (13 miles) Manassas

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

  • Bach to Rock South Riding

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    (13 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!

  • Arlington House: The Robert E.Lee Memorial

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    (13 miles) Arlington

    Explore a historic mansion once belonging to Robert E. Lee and his family, that once owned the land that is now the Arlington National Cemetery

  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

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    (13 miles) Sterling

    focuses on local agricultural heritage and provides an insight into historical rural life. Includes a play farm interactive exhibit specifically for children.

  • Arlington National Cemetery

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    (13 miles) Arlington

    Visit the final resting place of over 400,000 active duty service members, as well as one of the most famous Presidents - John F. Kennedy

  • Air Force Memorial

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    (13 miles) Arlington

    A moving experience at a Memorial in Arlington that honors those men and women who served, and still serve, the United States Air Force.

  • DEA Museum

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    (13 miles) Arlington

    A fascinating history on drugs, drug law enforcement and the DEA in the USA - an interesting museum for the older kids in Arlington

  • WaterWorks Waterpark

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    (13 miles) Dale City

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

  • Loudoun Gymnastics Center

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    (13 miles) Sterling

    A 10,000 plus square foot facility providing programs, special events and open gym for ages 18 months and up in Loudoun County.

  • Jonahs Treehouse

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    (14 miles) Washington DC

    Great mazes, obstacles courses, tunnels and bridges, low balance beams and great structured programmes for kids up to five years old. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with your kids ...

  • The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

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    (14 miles) Arlington

    A visitor education center and memorial for the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.