Things to do in SOUTH HILL 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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  • Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

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    (24 miles) Henderson

    Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000 acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike. ...

  • Medoc Mountain State Park

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    (35 miles) Hollister

    Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5 hour drive from the Research Triangle.

  • Patrick Henry National Memorial

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    (47 miles) Brookneal

    Visit the home and burial place of Patrick Henry - the voice of the American Revolution. Great historic and family fun in Virginia.

  • Pamplin Historical Park

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    (48 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, ...

  • Metro Richmond Zoo

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    (50 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.

  • Hill Ridge Farms

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    (52 miles) Youngsville

    Farm fun for the WHOLE family in North Carolina! With trail rides, a HUGE jumping pillow, gem stone panning, and of course - sweet farm animals!

  • Pocahontas State Park

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    (55 miles) Chesterfield

    A beautiful Virginia State Park with outdoor fun - with hiking, camping, boating and picnicking. Even an aquatic center!

  • Swaders Sports Park

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    (55 miles) Prince George

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

  • Historic Stagville

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    (57 miles) Durham

    Head back in time in North Carolina to one of the largest plantations of the pre-Civil War! An incredible glimpse of the past for kids

  • The Factory

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    (58 miles) Wake Forest

    A truly special and exciting place in North Carolina where all your sporting, shopping and entertainment needs are all in the one fun spot! There will always be something for the whole family making ...

  • Winterpast Farm

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    (59 miles) Wake Forest

    A family farm experience for the family, with sweet animal encounters on 10 beautiful acres in North Carolina. With tubing, camp outs and bonfires too!

  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    (59 miles) Wake Forest

    Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life.

  • Jellybeans Skate Center

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    (59 miles) Raleigh

    Skating fun with a maple hardwood skate surface, snack bar, exciting video games, and a fun redemption center full of prizes and novelties. There is Fun for all!

  • The Playroom

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    (60 miles) Chester

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

  • Paradise Lake Family Campground

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    (61 miles) Sprout Spring

    A family friendly campground with a lake, beach, pool, playgrounds, arcades, and more, all set in the beautiful Historic Appomattox County, Virginia!

  • Thunderbolt Indoor Karting

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    (61 miles) Richmond

    Feel the need for speed as you race around this Indoor Karting track in Richmond, Virginia! League, adult, and kids racing all ready to be enjoyed!

  • Dead Broke Farm

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    (62 miles) Raleigh

    A beautiful farm that rescues horses and nurses them back to health, as well as offering kids and adults alike trail rides, pony rides, camping trips or riding lessons.

  • KidZ in a Minute

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    (64 miles) Raleigh

    “KidZ in a Minute” is a drop-in child care center with the reliability you require for children ages 12 months-12 to come explore, discover, and play.

  • Museum of Life and Science

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    (64 miles) Durham

    A world-class science center, interactive inside and out, you’ll find hundreds of state-of-the art, hands-on exhibits. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do ...

  • Touchstone Farm

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    (65 miles) Temple

    For animal loving kids, Touchstone Farm in New Hampshire makes a fun day out where they can spend time with horses, as well as other farm animals

  • Coconut Charlies Bump N Bounce

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    (65 miles) Raleigh

    Super fun inflatables in Raleigh where kids can enjoy open play all day, celebrate birthdays, or visit the Toddler Room!

  • Eno River State Park

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    (66 miles) Durham

    Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed.

  • Maymont

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    (66 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 ...

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    (67 miles) Raleigh

    Great fun for kids in Raleigh with batting cages, rides, bumper boats, racing tracks, laser tag, and SO much more!

  • Adventure Landing

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    (67 miles) Raleigh

    Active kids can drive, blast and dance their way around this fun family attraction in Raleigh, with batting cages, laser tag, and golf...just to name a few!

  • William B Umstead State Park

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    (67 miles) Raleigh

    Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven William B. Umstead State Park.

  • United Skates Raleigh

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    (68 miles) Raleigh

    United Skates prides itself on operating a CLEAN, FUN, FRIENDLY & SAFE facility on a daily basis and provides first class family entertainment. Come be the first to experience it! United Skates will ...

  • RVA Trolley Tours

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    (68 miles) Richmond

    History tours, plantation tours, and more on these iconic Richmond Trollies. A great way to see the city! Perfect for the family

  • Segway Of Richmond Tours

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    (68 miles) Richmond

    Families with kids over 14 years can see Richmond in a whole new light - on a Segway! A fun way to see a city!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (68 miles) Raleigh

    Bring your kids to Monkey Joes fun-filled inflatable play center! Wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses will keep your kids active, happy, and healthy.

  • Children's Museum of Richmond

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    (68 miles) Richmond

    A museum dedicated to kids and their families learning through play, with exhibits designed to develop those inquisitive minds and bodies in Richmond!

  • Raleigh IcePlex

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    (68 miles) Raleigh

    Year-Round Ice Skating FUN!Raleigh IcePlex is North Carolinas ONLY Olympic Size Sheet of Ice. Cool ventures for kids: Hockey, Ice Skating, Dance, Arts and Crafts, Inside Gym Area, Game Area, ...

  • Science Museum of Virginia

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    (68 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 ...

  • AAF Tank Museum

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    (70 miles) Danville

    The Tank Museum has the most extensive collection of International Tank & Cavalry artifacts in the world! - 117 Tanks & Artillery pieces + lots more

  • The Craft Room

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    (70 miles) Durham

    The Craft Room provides a place for kids and parents of all ages to come and get creative by painting, and decorating a fun craft item provided by the Craft Room.