Take Out Trail Pop Up Banner
Fairfax County Take Out Trail
Sign up for FREE to find the latest information and discounts at restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and wineries in Fairfax County!
Show Me

To ensure the safety of our residents and visitors, many attractions and events have been impacted, and in most cases, cancelled or closed. As many of us stay home during these unprecedented times, Fairfax County is offering ways to serve you, feed you, and keep you entertained. Learn More

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies.  Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.

Agree & Dismiss
Take a virtual tour of Fairfax County's most visited sites!
Let us help entertain your kids
Celebrate "virtually" all things cherry blossom from March 20 - April 12 at locations throughout the Capital Region.
Workouts, flowers, and trails
Fun activities to keep you busy
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
Get easy access to the current information on closures/delivery and coupons by signing up for FREE now.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
Fly to Fairfax County!
From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
family friendly attractions header - mount vernon

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS

There's never a shortage of things to do in Fairfax County, Virginia, but we know your vacation has to be tailored to your family's individual needs. We're here to help! Whether you are looking for purely kid-friendly attractions and activities, or you're hoping to find attractions that will help your older children soak up as much knowledge as they can, Fairfax County and the National Capital Region will deliver. Of course, we also have certain attractions that are both educational and fun. 

George Washington's Mount Vernon has an interpretive 4D movie theater, interactive displays in their hands-on educational center, games and tours, and adorable farm animals. And the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center has super cool IMAX movies, flight simulators and planes that are literally hanging from the ceilings! 

Here's what we think a trip to Fairfax County would sound like from a child's point-of-view - read this letter

Browse the following suggestions to plan the most memorable trip for your family in Northern Virginia.

Spotlight

Close Map
View Map
View: A-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z | All
Sort By: Recommended | Location
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