Kid Friendly Activities

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Come explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Experience our hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. 

Location: 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA. 23451

Phone: 757-385-FISH (3474)

 The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

Fun in the great outdoors! Located in the majestic trees of the Aquarium, between the Marsh Pavilion and the Bay & Ocean Pavilion, you will find our amazing aerial forest park. The first of its kind in Virginia! Experience adventure in the trees on your own or with friends, family, and parties. Ages five to adult are welcome. This is a must-do outdoor experience that the whole family can enjoy!

Look up! You'll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. A series of bridges form aerial trails throughout the forest. Relax, you don't have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! Choose from eleven different color-coded trails, from beginner (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced (the most challenging). Climb with Confidence! You will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb. Our double-connected, always-locked-on climbing system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. The trails are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Designed to keep trees and forests healthy. Only 3 minutes from the Virginia Beach boardwalk!

Location: 801 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Phone: 757-385-4947

Children`s Museum of Virginia

Step into a world where bubbles grow bigger than you are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark the imagination, where you can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist, a stargazer. Come to where the big people think you're having an educational experience and you're just having a lot of fun! Give them the run of The City! We've made it kid size and theirs to explore from the bank to the market, from the fire engine to the pet area. Get the inside track on Trains. Little kids (and big ones, too) love trains, and oh, have we got a huge collection of trains! Clanging and puffing and zooming like you knew they could. Adhesion. Cohesion. And bursts of Laughter. It's the new Bubble Room. Make them. Pop them. Stand inside one! Once your child has experienced standing in a bubble, science will never be the same! Inspire tomorrow's Stars. Nothing quite amazes or inspires a child like that first trip to a planetarium. Take that trip with them at the Children's Museum.

Location: 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707

Phone: 757-393-8393

Little Island Park

Located in the Southern end of Sunny Sandbridge, Little Island Park is a great family destination. Here are just a few of the amenities: Four Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills Picnic Area with Charcoal Grills Lighted Tennis Courts Basketball Courts Volleyball Court and Beach Volleyball Playground Canoe/Kayak Launch Area on Back Bay Click here to view a slideshow of the fun things to do at Little Island Park:

Location: 3820 S Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

Phone: 757-385-PARK

Ocean Breeze Waterpark

In 1974, Ocean Breeze Waterpark began with three mat slides and the distinction of being the only waterpark in Virginia Beach. Thirty-nine years later, the park has grown to over 30 rides, slides, and attractions, and strives to be the family destination of choice for locals and tourists alike. Our typical season runs from the weekend before Memorial Day to the weekend after Labor Day. Ready to float down the quarter-mile Adventure River? How about another turn, or four, on the monster slide complex Neptune's Revenge? Maybe the thought of just sitting poolside with a funnel cake in one hand and a book in the other makes you break into a full grin. Our zero depth entry million-gallon wave pool gives you the option to ride the waves or relax in the shallow end. Even the littlest buccaneers can go on a high-seas adventure in our water playground with a pint-sized pirate ship, and tipping bucket in Hook's Lagoon. No matter how old, young or daring, you will get more smiles per gallon from your visit to Ocean Breeze Waterpark.

Location: 849 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Phone: 757-422-4444

Motor World Go-Kart Racing

Motor World is your place to race in Virginia Beach, Virginia featuring 11 go-kart tracks, 250 Karts with 16 different style Go-Karts to choose from. Now Open at Motor World is our adventurous Adult Speed Track, our brand new European-style racetrack that is guaranteed to get your adrenaline going! Open year-round at Motor World is Splat Zone. With 2 paintball fields, inflatable bunkers, shooting range and pro shop, you'll never run out of ammo or things to shoot. Be sure to check out our heart-pounding Skycoaster, Gravity Storm, Bumper Boats, Kiddie & Thrill Rides and our unique but challenging Shipwreck Mini-Golf. Open 7 days a week 10 am, March 1st thru September. Open `til midnight Memorial Day to Labor Day. Open weekends year-round.


Phone: 757-422-6419

Grommet Island Park

Located in the Virginia Beach Resort Area, Grommet Island Park is only a short 20 minute drive from Sandbridge, and is a great time for kids! JT`s Grommet Island Park for EveryBODY is an oceanfront destination, an accessible beach playground and park for disabled children and adults; and a place where everyone can have a great day at the beach. The Virginia Beach Park opened in a grand celebration on May 22, 2010 to instant acclaim. It features 15,000 sq feet of ramps and decking a shaded play area, bench seating and areas to picnic. Soft play sculptures, accessible play equipment and cushioned play surfaces provide recreational opportunities and special beach wheelchairs are available for those who want to cruise on the sand.

Location: 100 2nd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Phone: 757-491-7866