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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?

There are theme parks AND dinosaurs 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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  • Science Museum of Virginia

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    (2 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 ...

  • Maymont

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    (2 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 ...

  • G-Force Karts

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    (4 miles)Richmond

    Your top location in Richmond for go-kart racing. Great for families, kids, and adults.

  • Virginia Aviation Museum

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    (6 miles)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 ...

  • Romp n Roll West End

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    (10 miles)Glen Allen

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

  • Pocahontas State Park

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    (13 miles)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 ...

  • The Playroom

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    (14 miles)Chester

    A fun and entertaining indoor play center for toddlers and children up to 10 years old - filled with creativity and fun!

  • Swaders Sports Park

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    (20 miles)Prince George

    Go-karts, mini golf, laser tag, batting cages, driving range, arcade, Rt. 66 bowling, birthday parties & banquet center! Its Playtime!!!

  • Kings Dominion

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    (21 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 ...

  • Metro Richmond Zoo

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    (21 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.

  • Pamplin Historical Park

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    (24 miles)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, ...

  • Go Ape Freedom Park

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    (38 miles)Williamsburg

    Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 ...

  • Go Karts Plus

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    (39 miles)Williamsburg

    Four great go-kart tracks! Strap yourself into the Super Stockarts for a race around a high-banked oval track in karts that look just like your favorite NASCARs! Be the captain of your own bumper ...

  • Great Wolf Park Waterpark

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    (41 miles)Williamsburg

    Whether it's 10 degrees below or raining cats and dogs, it's always a balmy 84 degrees inside the resort's gigantic, 67,000 square-foot indoor waterpark. Bear Track Landing puts the emphasis on fun ...

  • Bounce House Williamsburg

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    (42 miles)Williamsburg

    We have over 30,000 square feet of indoor playground with bounce houses, obstacle courses, Go-Karts, Bungee Bounce, concession, and private party rooms for the birthday boy or girl. We are the ...

  • Beyond Bricks

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    (42 miles)Williamsburg

    It's playtime! Kids can create, play and explore in this indoor creative playroom perfect for infants to 12 years.

  • Pirate's Cove Williamsburg

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    (43 miles)Williamsburg

    Come visit award-winning Pirate's Cove-- the ultimate family attraction in Williamsburg! We are Williamsburg's premier miniature golf course, the only place for adventure and tales of true pirate ...

  • Lake Anna State Park

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    (46 miles)Spotsylvania

    Kids can learn from experts about panning for gold, and enjoy boating, fishing and seasonal swimming, as well as trails to enjoy!

  • Bay Country Kayaking

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    (47 miles)Williamsburg

    Bay Country Kayaking is a family owned and operated kayak eco-tour company offering guided, narrated tours that are convenient to the Eastern Shore, Mathews, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, and the ...

  • Water Country USA

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    (48 miles)Williamsburg

    Great waterpark set to a 50's and 60's surf theme. Don't miss the newest attraction - The Hubba Hubba Highway - an interactive river adventure, guests can "cruise" down this free-floating river ride ...

  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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    (48 miles)Williamsburg

    With dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, ten main stage shows, a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, and a magical children's area, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the ticket to a ...

  • Bug Box

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    (49 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 ...

  • Beaverdam Park

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    (51 miles)Gloucester

    Gloucester's largest park (1340 acres) is located in the central part of the county and surrounds a 635-acre lake. Beaverdam Park is open 7 days a week year-round and only closes on Christmas Day and ...

  • Great Play

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    (52 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, ...

  • Central Park Funland

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    (53 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.

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