Things to do in HERNDON 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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  • Fit Kids Lets Move Northern Virginia

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    (2 miles) Reston

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

  • LaserNation

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    (2 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. ...

  • Frying Pan Farm Park

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    (2 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.

  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

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    (3 miles) Sterling

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

  • Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole

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    (4 miles) Reston

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

  • Loudoun Gymnastics Center

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    (4 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.

  • Sport Bounce of Loudoun

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    (5 miles) Ashburn

    10,000sq ft of bouncing fun in Virginia, great indoor play for active kids aged 2 to 10 years!

  • Steven F Udvar Hazi Center

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    (5 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 ...

  • Kid Junction

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    (6 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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    (6 miles) Chantilly

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

  • Ticonderoga Farm

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    (10 miles) Chantilly

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

  • 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 ...

  • Clemyjontri Park

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    (12 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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    (13 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!

  • Splashdown Waterpark

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    (13 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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    (13 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.

  • Discovery Creek Childrens Museum of Washington

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    (13 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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    (13 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!

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (14 miles) Leesburg

    21 acres of animal fun with native and exotic animals, as well as petting and feeding areas, indoor playground, and fun park activities such as pony and wagon rides, and live animal shows!

  • Skate N Fun Zone

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    (14 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 ...

  • Upton Hill Regional Park

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    (15 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!

  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures

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    (15 miles) Gaithersburg

    A challenging, fun, tactical and team building experience with super cool lasers, smoke and music - all in semi-darkness!

  • Water Park at Bohrer Park

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    (15 miles) Gaithersburg

    Summer fun in Maryland with this water park filled with slides, splash pools, thrills and spills!

  • Imagination Stage

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    (15 miles) Bethesda

    The magic of live theater awaits kids at Imagination Stage - with entertaining shows great for kids over 4 years, as well as classes and camps at this artistic Maryland family day out activity!

  • Rock N Kids

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    (16 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 ...

  • Gaithersburg Community Museum

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    (16 miles) Gaithersburg

    An interesting and educational museum on the cities' history, set in a beautifully resorted 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex in the lovely Gaithersburg, Maryland.

  • Be With Me Playseum

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    (16 miles) Bethesda

    A fun "city" for kids where they can play freely, connect with their parents and most importantly, have fun reading!

  • House of Bounce

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    (16 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.

  • Vertical Rock

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    (17 miles) Manassas

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

  • Fort Verde State Historic Park

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    (17 miles) 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 ...

  • Go Ape Rock Creek Park

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    (17 miles) Rockville

    Zoom and swing through the trees of Maryland with Go Ape - and outdoor tree top ropes course for those active families!

  • Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

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    (17 miles) NW Washington DC

    Among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses of DC's finest neighborhood, lies deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits ...

  • Dumbarton Oaks

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    (18 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

  • All Fired Up

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    (18 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

  • Arlington House: The Robert E.Lee Memorial

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    (18 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