12 Virginia Kid’s Destinations


1. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg

1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Busch Gardens is an action-packed European adventure. The European countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy serve as the setting for Busch Gardens’ 100 plus acres of fun-filled world exploration. The park is also home to more than 100 rides and attractions, including KIDsiderate® areas designed especially for the park’s youngest guests.

2. Children’s Museum Of Richmond, Richmond

2626 W Broad St, Richmond, Virginia
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Children’s Museum Of Richmond has tons of educational fun for your little ones.

3. Merchants Square, Williamsburg

134 N. Henry Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants. Visitors and local residents alike regularly experience the Square’s unique shopping, dining and special events offerings in a setting of unrivaled beauty.

4. Amazement Square, Lynchburg

27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
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Central Virginia’s first multidisciplinary, hands-on children’s museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities and programs.

5. Virginia Repertory Children’s Theater, Richmond

114 W Broad St, Richmond, Virginia
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The Virginia Repertory Children’s Theater has family friendly plays your kids will love.

6. Virginia Beach Rock Gym, Virginia Beach

5049 Southern Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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The Main Wall at Virginia Beach Rock Gym is a 32 foot, realistically textured climbing surface featuring slabs, bulges, corners, aretes, and roofs. All walls are bolted for lead climbing, and all but the most overhanging are equipped with top ropes. Each section features several color tabbed routes, ranging from beginner to extremely advanced. The routes are changed often, so there are always new challenges.

7. Bounce-N-Play, Charlottesville

127 Seminole Ct, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Bounce-N-Play has a bouncy maze, train rides, dress up, laser tag and Nerf wars!

8. Capt. Jack’s Pirate Ship Adventures, Virginia Beach

308 Mediterranean Ave., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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Jump aboard the Lost Pearl and you’ll set sail for adventures on the high seas in search of treasure! They only want the bravest pirates on board this Spanish galleon ship – because they’re expecting some trouble from that scallywag Blackbeard – but if you think you’ve got what it takes to handle a water cannon, then you’re welcome to join the gang!

9. The Virginia Discovery Museum, Charlottesville

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524 East Main Street, East End of the Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The Virginia Discovery Museum is the perfect spot for your creative and curious kids. Let them explore Little CVille, climb the Treehouse Room or create in the Open Studio!

10. Putt Putt Fun Center, Lynchburg

8105 Timberlake Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
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Entertaining Central Virginia families for more than 50 years and open 364 days a year! Featuring go karts, a multi-level laser tag arena, bumper cars, bumper boats, batting cages, an arcade, and the best and original Putt-Putt Golf.

11. Discovery Theater, DC

1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC
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Discovery Theater has been presenting DC-area children with live educational performances for more than 30 years. As a program of The Smithsonian Associates (TSA), Discovery Theater serves as a child’s gateway to the exhibitions, collections, and cultures contained in the museums on the National Mall and beyond. There’s so much to explore at the Smithsonian!

12. Virginia Outdoor Center, Fredericksburg

3219 Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Virginia Outdoor Center is the top recreational outfitter in the area. Their services include everything from kayaking, canoeing, tubing, rock climbing, and camping. If you’re looking to explore the beautiful Rappahannock River with a guide or by yourself, look no further than Virginia Outdoor Center!

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