Virginia Beach family activities

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Virginia Beach is an amazing travel destination for any age, but it can be an amazing place for families with children because there are so many things to do!

  1. The beach: Okay, first of all, we are talking about Virginia Beach, right?  So it is only natural that the #1 reason would be the beach!  Your kid will love running around the beach, splashing in the water and there’s even great playgrounds on the beach, too!
  2. Jungle Golf: Mini-golf is a fun way to spend your time at the beach, and Virginia Beach has some great mini-golf courses like Jungle Golf – and you save up to 40% on tickets by clicking here.
  3. King Neptune’s Indoor 3-D Golf: If it’s a rainy day and you still want to enjoy golf, then you’ll love King Neptune’s Indoor 3-D Golf, where schools of turtles and fish in the aquatic mural will watch you as you play a 10-hole indoor miniature golf course.  You can save up to 52% on your tickets by clicking here.
  4. Horseback Riding: From September through May, you can enjoy riding horses right on the beach in Virginia Beach!  You can also get your child a horseback riding lesson at Coastline Farm in Virginia Beach.
  5. Ocean Breeze Waterpark: If you love swimming and getting wet (and if you’re at the beach, you’re at the right place!) then you’ll love Ocean Breeze Waterpark, the only water park in Virginia Beach.  It’s got rides, a tubing adventure, water slides, a kids’ play area, etc.
  6. Fox Brother’s Paintball Park: Enjoy a day of paintballing at Virginia Beach’s Fox Brother’s Paintball Park, which is not only fun but something you can do at a discount since you can save 55% on tickets by clicking here.
  7. Hunt Club Farm Petting Farm: If your kids love animals then they will love the Hunt Club Farm Petting Farm which has ponies, goats, sheep, chicken, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, a bird aviary and much, much more!
  8. Dave & Buster’s: With more than 100 different arcade games, your child is sure to be entertained at Dave & Buster’s and you can get an all-day gaming package for 64% off here.
  9. Beach Arcade: If your child loves games, then they’ll love Beach Arcade, which features classic games in a brightly colored building with a definite retro vibe.  You can get up to 50% off a pre-loaded arcade game card here.
  10. AMF: In addition to an arcade, AMF has bowling, laser tag, and delicious food.  And you can save 52% off an arcade game here and 70% off of bowling here.
  11. Escape Room: If you want to spend time together as a family and work together as a family, then book an Escape Room (which you can do for up to 40% off here) so you can solve the clues and figure out how to escape the room together.
  12. Iceland of Virginia Beach: Enjoy public ice-skating at the Iceland of Virginia Beach – and you can save up to 53% off public skate admission & skate rentals here.
  13. Adventure Watersports: If your kids aren’t little, then they may enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, which you can do with a rental by purchasing here at a 35% discount.
  14. Ziplining: If you have older kids (like ages 7 and up) that are adventurous, then I think they’ll have fun at Wetland Zipline Adventure in Virginia Beach, which has 9 ziplines in wetlands near the beach.
  15. Puzzling Adventures: If you want to go sightseeing, then a fun way to do with your children might be Puzzling Adventures, which is a scavenger hunt where you’ll see the sights of the city while you search for clues and solve puzzles – and you can save 42% on tickets for this by clicking here.
  16. American Indoor Go Karting: Enjoy go-karting and an arcade at American Indoor Go Karting.
  17. Virginia Air and Space Center: Over in nearby Hampton, the Virginia Air and Space Center features 30 historic aircrafts and is known for being the only place in the world with NASA’s four space capsules on display.  If your child loves space or planes they will love this place – and there is even a 3D IMAX that is included in admission!
  18. Rebounderz: Over in Newport News, your child can enjoy jumping on 10,000 square feet of trampolines, a dodge ball area, basketball station, and an arcade – and you save up to 36% by clicking here.
  19. Busch Gardens: About an hour away from Virginia Beach lies the wonderful theme park of Busch Gardens, so if you are spending some time in Virginia Beach you might want to get away for a little bit and check out this wonderful theme park.  This is a great theme park for all ages. You will love the beautiful gardens, theming to different European countries (England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France, and Italy) and Canada, while your children will love the great children’s rides throughout the entire park.  If you have teenagers, they’ll love the roller coasters and theme parks and if you have little ones, they’ll love the great dragon themed play area and the Sesame Street themed Sesame Street Forest of Fun with tons of rides for younger children.  You can buy discounted tickets by clicking here.
  20. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!: Another fun family activity is Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, which is about an hour away from Williamsburg so if you do head out to Williamsburg, your family should have a lot of fun here.  They’ve got an Impossible Laser Race, a Moving Theater 4D and one of the Odditoriums that have made Ripley’s so famous – and you can do all this at a discounted price by clicking here.