Monday, June 1st
Itsy Bitsy Artists. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. More process than product, your art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Add some color to the world each Monday! FREE with admission.
Tuesday, June 2nd
Time to Sing. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites. FREE with admission.
Family Jump Night. 6pm-8pm. Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA. Come play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.
Wednesday, June 3rd
Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.
Thursday, June 4th
Making Fairy Gardens Adult/Child Workshop. 9am-11am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Create your own miniature container garden in this adult/child workshop. Following a demonstration of plants and materials for miniature gardens, create your own ‘little fairy landscape’. Bring your own container (suggestions for materials and sizes are sent). Potting and plant materials are provided, along with some whimsical accessories to start you off. Fee.
Fit Tots. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination. Free with admission.
Flowers After 5. 5pm-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5). WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5 (weather permitting). Free with Garden admission.
Concert Featuring the Short Pump Symphonette. 7pm. Glen Allen Library. Enjoy an evening of light and classical music with the Short Pump Symphonette, an amazing 20-piece orchestra showcasing both youth and adult performers. Free.
Friday, June 5th
Storytime. 10am. Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books! Free with admission.
First Friday Samplers. 5:30pm-9pm. Visual Arts Center of Richmond. A fun, creative way to spend your Friday night. Try your hand at different art samplers. Budget and kid-friendly, but some minimum age requirements. Registration begins at 5:00 pm. Classes run from 6:00-9:00 pm. Class prices range from $5-$20.
Special Night for Special Needs. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Children’s Museum – Chesterfield. Special Night for Special Needs is an evening especially for the families of children with special needs age 10 and under. Visitors enjoy all the museum has to offer and benefit from the availability of adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space and reduced number of visitors. Free.
Parent’s Night Out. 6:30pm-10:30pm. Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA. The kids will be happy with an evening of jumping, games, dinner and a movie! 4-12 years old. Fee.
Kid’s Fun Night. 6pm-8pm. All Fired Up, Short Pump & Midlothian. On the first Friday of each month, All Fired Up is hosting Kids’ Fun Night! Drop the kids (ages 6 to 12) off between 6 to 8pm for a fun-night of pottery painting. Enjoy your time while letting your kids have a fun night out on their own at All Fired Up! The cost is $25 per child and is for ages 6 and up. Reservations are required and space is limited. Fee.
Minecraft®: Engineering a Minecraft Village. 6pm-8pm. Engineering for Kids, 1586 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060. For ages: 7-12. If you love Minecraft® you’ll love this workshop! Each child will have their own computer and work in teams to craft a village with an added twist; they have to protect their villagers from the evils that lurk in the night! Team work and crafting skills will be put to the test! Fee.
Friday June 5th and Saturday, June 6th
The Natural (PG). The Henrico Theatre. Show times – Fri, Jun 5, 7pm, Sat, Jun 6, 2 & 7pm. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Saturday, June 6th
Visit a Virginia State Park. Visit one of the 36 Virginia State Parks to celebrate our more than 500 miles of trails for National Trails Day on June 6. For Virginia State Parks in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, June 6 is also the 27th annual Clean the Bay Day.
Learn to Build a Load ‘n Go Truck – Kids Workshop. 9am-Noon. Local Home Depot Stores. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered at all Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Register online. Free.
Boot Camp for New Dads. 9am-Noon. Locations vary. Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond. A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads. Fee.
Makey Makey®; Computer Hardware Engineering. 9am-11am. Engineering for Kids, 1586 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060. For ages 8-12. Did you know that you could make musical instruments out of food? In this workshop you will be using a Makey Makey® circuit board and Scratch software to create a musical instrument. Use your imagination and musical talent to engineer a new tune! Fee.
Down on the Farm! 10am-4pm. Children’s Museum – Central Location. Come on down to CMoR Central for a day packed full of farm activities and fun! They’ll have a mother cow and her sweet calf, a milking contest at 11:30am, appearances by Dairy Princesses and Miss Virginia, and all sorts of crafts and activities! Free with museum admission.
Ashland Strawberry Faire. 10am-5pm. The Streets of Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA. Pageants, kid zone, food, entertainment, vendors.
1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign Van Tour. 10am-2pm. Henricus Park. Commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial by touring some of Chesterfield County’s Civil War sites that played a major role during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Fee.
Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text. Open to all ages. No pre-registration required. Today – World War II History Month – Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson. Free.
Celebrate Varina. 4pm-6pm. Dorey Park. Enjoy an evening of family activities including live music, games, and more. Visit some of the community’s finest organizations and enjoy dinner from local food trucks. Complete the day with an outdoor showing of the movie Little Big League. Free.
Taylor’s Family Fishing FUN! 4pm-7pm. The Pond at Courthouse Park, 7232 Courtland Farm Road, Hanover, VA 23069. A free event that is open to the public. Attendees will receive goodies, a fishing certificate of participation and will be eligible for great outdoor prize drawings. Though we encourage you to bring your own, bait and rods will be available on a first come, first served basis. No fishing license or registration is required for this family event for kids interested in fishing. This catch and release fishing experience is the perfect way to get your child hooked on fishing. Free.
Celebrate Varina. 4pm-10pm, Dorey Park. Enjoy an evening of family activities including live music, games, and more. Visit some of the community’s finest organizations and enjoy dinner from local food trucks. Complete the day with an outdoor showing of the movie Little Big League. Free.
Richmond Raiders Game. 7pm. Richmond Colesium. Fee.
Sunday, June 7th
Open Studio Sundays. 1pm-4pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center. Go by the studios anytime between Noon and 4 pm to enjoy “make-it, take-it” art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project offered every month, with assistance from VMFA volunteers! (For groups of eight or more children, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.) Free, no registration required.
2015 Summer “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Reenactment Series. 1:15pm – 2:30pm. Historic St. John’s Church. 1:15 p.m. Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, 1:30 p.m. Music program, 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or when church is at capacity). This event is FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place. No admittance after the reenactment begins. This reenactment is not recommended for children under the age of 6. We ask that parents escort restless little delegates outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com. Street parking is available.
Renaissance Faire. 4pm. Dogwood Dell. Part of the 59th Annual Festival of the arts, sponsored by the City of Richmond Parks Department. Games, Moon bounce, Food, Face Painting, Balloons, Stilwalker, Juggler, Stage demonstrations – sword fighting, Shakespearean scenes. Romeo and Juliet performance.