Things to do in Fairfax with kids

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Alexandria Coliseum
(1)
(6 Miles)
Annandale
Alexandria Coliseum is Northern Virginia’s BEST place for INDOOR INFLATABLE AMUSEMENTS and BIRTHDAY PARTIES. We strive to provide you with the best experience. Your smile from ear to ear tells us all we need to know. Find us in Annandale inside K...
Rock N Kids
(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 Summer long. Help your kids ride into learning this y...
Chantilly
Enter another world of lights, sounds and lasers as you prepare for combat against mysterious forces and other players!
Reston
Fit Kids Let's Move June 17, Redskin Cheerleaders, Power Panther, WAT-AAH!
Reston
The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole offers more than an acre of slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables and interactive play features, circled by Rattlesnake River with a 2.5 mile per hour current that gently nudges tubes along
Herndon
Preserves a significant piece of Fairfax County's rural heritage with it's working demonstration farm 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...
JW Tumbles
(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 child based on his or her age and developmental mil...
Chantilly
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center displays many more artifacts including the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay and Space Shuttle Enterprise.
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!
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
(10 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.
Splash Down
(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.
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...
Alexandria
Not just exciting laser filled combat fun with your friends! They also have "Build A Bear" and a Mega-Arcade Redemption Center!.
McLean
A beautiful outdoor playground for kids that also caters for those who use wheelchairs, walkers or braces, as well as sensory development disabilities.
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!
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 early history of this country. Great Falls Park has ...
Alexandria
There's fun for everyone at Great Waves!! Catch a wave in the wave pool or twist and turn down four-story water slides! Slide with friends or splash around in the shallow waters of the play pool. Little tykes can enjoy the tad pool
LaserNation
(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. LaserNation is easy to play and fun for all ages.
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.
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
(12 Miles)
Glen Echo
Glen Echo has always been an enchanting place for children. Activities for kids include camps, making crafts, joining a play group, making a movie, puppet shows, children's theater, exploring nature, becoming a writer, becoming a dancer or musician, ...
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!
Sterling
focuses on local agricultural heritage and provides an insight into historical rural life. Includes a play farm interactive exhibit specifically for children.
Sterling
A 10,000 plus square foot facility providing programs, special events and open gym for ages 18 months and up in Loudoun County.
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 in Washington DC.
Dumbarton Oaks
(14 Miles)
NW Washington DC
These beautiful 10 acre gardens are a great place to take a baby for a walk - you can take a guided tour of both the museum and gardens
NW Washington DC
Ride along the historic C&O Canal in a boat pulled by mules. Experience rising 8 feet in a lock. Hear park rangers in period clothing describe what life was like for the families that lived and worked on the canal. Enjoy life at a slower pace.
Cape Verde
Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Spanning from 1865 through 1890 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and finally Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts....
NW Washington DC
Free daily performances are held on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. There are free guided tours every day and have a section on their website just for family performances.
Washington
Kids know a lot about the 16th president from school, and are generally very interested to visit the memorial of Lincoln
Washington
Take a tour of Washington DC with City Segway Tours and enjoy a novel way of seeing the city!
Washington
At Capital City Bike Tours we aim to provide every guest a unique, creative, and fresh experience as we tour our nation’s capital. Our world-class, licensed tour guides offer the highest level of customer service to ensure you have the most enjoyab...
Ashburn
At Sport Bounce, we know parents are always on the lookout for FUN things to do and fun places to bring their kids. Our goal is to provide you with a great place to bring your kids and meet up with old friends (or make new friends while you're here)!...
Washington
The only museum of its kind, O Street Museum has always been dedicated to exploring the creative process. With more than 100 rooms and 32 secret doors, the collection rotates and changes daily.
NW Washington
The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, opened in 1921 in the home of Duncan Phillips (18861966). The collection includes Renoir's great masterpiece Luncheon of the Boating Party, along with other outstanding Impressionist pain...
National Zoo
(15 Miles)
Cleveland Park
The National Zoo is a beautiful urban park offering family fun and excitement, stimulating education programs, and a peaceful place to enjoy nature. There is something new to discover on every visit.
All Fired Up
(15 Miles)
Cleveland Park Metro Area
Express your "creative" self, take a item of bisque and let your imagination run wild - great idea for birthday and christmas presents for your relatives as well
NW Washington DC
Apart from being a great art gallery, they also do great family programs - recommended for the small people as galleries can be hard work when you are little
Bethesda
A fun "city" for kids where they can play freely, connect with their parents and most importantly, have fun reading!
FDR Memorial
(15 Miles)
Southwest - Waterfront
Spread over 7.5 acres, traces 12 years of the history of the United States through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. Sculptures inspired by photographs depict the 32nd president alongside his dog Fala.
White House
Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance.
SW Washington DC
This internationally acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories.
Bethesda
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!
Washington DC
At National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays that reflect the richness and...
NW Washington DC
It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Come along on this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk...
SW Washington DC
You'll see how paper money gets printed, cut, sorted and inspected for defects. There is a self guided 35 minutes tour which is one of DC's most populra.
National Aquarium
(1)
(15 Miles)
SW Washington
The aquarium features a wide variety of marine life that includes sharks, rays, reptiles and several endangered species. The 70 tanks house sea turtles, American alligators, sharks, piranha and 1,200 other specimens of marine life.
NW Washington DC
Lots for kids to do, check out the special kids section of the website. Lots of hands-on exhibits, old cars, trains - the kid of things that keep the small people amused - can get busy though, so best to go b4 lunch

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

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Dinosaur Land

(47 Miles) Theme Parks in White Post

2

Sport Bounce of Loudoun

(14 Miles) Indoor Play in Ashburn

3

Leesburg Animal Park

(22 Miles) Zoos in Leesburg

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Alexandria Coliseum

(6 Miles) Indoor Play in Annandale

5

Animated Child

(17 Miles) Indoor Play in Montclair

6

House of Bounce

(12 Miles) Indoor Play in Manassas

7

Central Park Funland

(39 Miles) Indoor Play in Fredericksburg

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Frying Pan Farm Park

(8 Miles) Kids Fun in Herndon

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ShadowLand Family Entertainment Center

(10 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Alexandria

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Great Play

(40 Miles) Indoor Play in Fredericksburg

Fun places to visit in Fairfax 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!

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