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FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

Every year, tons of families visit Virginia and surrounding areas (such as Washington, DC) and find lots of family fun. Our family friendly activities are great for kids of all ages; there are things to do with toddlers in Northern Virginia, tons of kids activities and attractions, but also enough to keep your teenager occupied and interested. You’ll find great things to do for the whole family! From fun and interactive displays at the kid-friendly educational center at George Washington's Mount Vernon to the fastest jet in the world at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Even to outdoor performing arts theaters, built JUST for kids. Northern Virginia has many kids and toddler activities that will have them saying "Best Trip Ever!" There are also some great Free Things to Do with kids in the area! Explore all the best activities for each age group in the search below:

Things to Do With Toddlers in Northern VA

  • Zoo
  • Waterpark Fun
  • Mini Golf
  • Parks & Nature Centers
     

Things to Do With Kids in Northern VA

  • Bowling
  • Laser Tag
  • Children’s Science Center Lab
  • Trampoline Park
     

Things to Do with Teens in Northern VA

  • Escape Rooms
  • Museums & Historic Sightseeing 
  • Ziplining
  • Pottery Studios
     

Where to Stay in Fairfax With Kids?

Visiting Washington D.C. with the family and need somewhere comfortable to stay? Fairfax County in Northern Virginia is minutes from DC and allows your family great lodging options without the price or hustle and bustle of DC. Check out all of our family hotel options and search for features of location. See you in Fairfax!


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Fairs and Festivals

Seasonal Fun

Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More