Where to Pick Your Own Apples

Fall is here and apples are ready for picking!  For details on the different orchards in Central Virginia and what they have to offer look below. Helpful hints:  Wear layered clothing; the weather can change drastically from morning to afternoon and into evening.  And remember comfortable walking shoes for the hills. Carter Mountain Orchard1435 Carters Mountain […]

Pumpkin Patches in RVA

Check out this list of the local pumpkin patches. Have fun picking your pumpkins! Lloyd Family Farms12204 Pinhook Road, Rockville, VA   Phone:  804.387.0068Lloyd Family Farms is located just 15 miles west of Short Pump. They offer  a corn maze, pick your own pumpkins from one of the largest patches around, hay rides and pony […]

State Fair of Virginia – September 22nd thru October 1st

Don’t miss 10 days of fun at the State Fair of Virginia! The fair features animals and agriculture exhibits, shows, fair food, midway rides, music, arts and crafts, competitions, and more. Family entertainment includes a petting zoo, stunt shows, circus acts, pig races, a fire-eater, a chainsaw carver and rodeo nights. The schedule varies day […]

Touch A Truck is October 21st

Touch A Truck provides the unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery, and just plain cool – all in one place! Children are allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help build, protect, and serve […]

Butterflies LIVE closes October 9th! Make sure you see them!

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE is open Through October 9th. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Visit daily 9am-4:15pm. Included with Garden admission. Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical and native beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors…captivating sights…and extraordinary discoveries. Every butterfly is different, as is every visit!

Celebrate the Art of Latin America: Colombia at the VMFA!

Sat, Sep 9, 2023| 11 am–3 pmMuseum-wide Celebrate the landscape, culture, traditions, and art of Colombia at the VMFA. Enjoy art activities, musical performances, community projects, family-friendly films, dance performances and workshops by the Latin Ballet of Virginia and Salsa Guy, and so much more! Free; no tickets required.  11 am–3 pm | Museum-wide – Art […]

Pick-Your-Own Blueberries & Peaches at Chiles Peach Orchard

Visit Chiles Peach Orchard for pick-your-own blueberries and peaches! Before beginning to pick, you must check in with orchard staff and prepay for containers. They will provide picking instructions, let you know what and where to pick, and update you on everything going on that day. 1351 Greenwood RoadCrozet, VA 22932434.823.1583Hello@ChilesPeachOrchard.com Chiles Peach Orchard reserves the right […]

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program – Kids Can Earn a Free Book!

Summer Reading Giveaway for Grades 1-6 : Read 8 Books and earn a FREE Book! Here Is How:1.  Read 8 books and fill out the the Summer Reading Journal .2.  Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store between July 1st and August 31st, 2023.3.  Choose a FREE BOOK from the book list featured on […]

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience

Have you ever imagined what it is like to live in space? Maybe you’ve pondered what it’s like to eat dehydrated food, sleep with your arms floating and even go to the bathroom using a suction toilet. What about working in space? Have you imagined how you would grow plants without water, wear a thick […]

Where Can You Get Wet?

The Summer Heat is Here! Wondering where to take your kids to keep cool?  Here are some fun ideas for where to get wet.  Several options are free, others require an admission fee.   Wherever you go – don’t forget suits, towels, swim diapers, sunscreen, and protection for little feet. Free Options: Stony Point Fashion […]