Courtesy of Flight Trampoline Park

Bounce Venue
Flight Trampoline Park
If your kid dreams of being weightless and taking flight, you can make that dream come true. At Flight Trampoline kids can leap into the air with friends in their own jump area. Parents can jump along for free beside their child and share the excitement of being a kid on a trampoline again. –SR
7200 Fullerton Road, Springfield; 703-663-2440

Family-Friendly Festival
Virginia Renaissance Faire
There is no shortage of exciting festivals in the area, but none compare to the Virginia Renaissance Faire. The festival boasts jugglers, dancers, knights on horseback and archery. You can feast on succulent food from the Middle Ages, shop at the artist’s market and visit the Poppets’ Pastymes, a special place just for children where they can receive a greeting from the Queen. Eat, drink and be merry. –SR
Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania; 703-508-5036

Kid-Friendly Festival
Celebrate Fairfax
From June 5-7 there is no better festival for families with kids to get out and celebrate Fairfax County. Headlining bands include The All-American Rejects, Cheap Trick and The Hunts. For kids’ fun there is a cornhole tournament, a children’s avenue and carnival as well as an arts market. –SR
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax; 703-324-3247

Kid’s Haircuts
Cartoon Cuts
From the second children step into Cartoon Cuts, they will be happy and entertained by their favorite toys and cartoons. Kids can play and giggle while they have their hair washed by Ellie the Elephant and then cut. Parents can also get their haircuts here to make it a one-stop shop for families. –SR
Mutiple NoVA locations

Kid’s Party Venue
Rebounderz is a party venue like no other; kids are, literally, bouncing off the walls. You have three options for bouncing fun here: the open jump arena, dodgeball in midair and basketball hoops to practice your slam dunk. Rebounderz ensures that any kid’s party is unforgettable. –SR
Multiple NoVA locations

Laser Tag
Shadowland Laser Adventures
Suit up because Shadowland is not your typical laser tag place. While playing at Shadowland, players are on an adventure; they earn special powers, avoid harmful spells and strategize to win. Band together in teams or go solo, but no matter what you choose you’ll be completely immersed for hours. –SR
Multiple NoVA locations

Image by Dane Penland, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Udvar-Hazy Center may be considered a companion facility to the museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., but it stands on its own with an enormous IMAX theater, flight simulators, daily tours and an observation tower. The museum is currently hosting “Flights of Fancy,” a story time for children. –SR
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly; 703-572-4118

Photography Studio
Let the Light in Photography
Capture this moment in time with your family with Let the Light in photographer Wendy Atkinson, an on-location photographer who takes timeless family portraits that feature Northern Virginian scenery. A few of her session locations are Manassas battlefields, Old Town Warrenton and LaGrange Winery. –SR

Pottery Studio
Color Me Mine
If you’re looking for your creative fix, Color Me Mine is the easiest place to get it. Pick out your favorite piece of pottery and paint it however you like, then return in seven days to pick up the finished piece. Bring kids to cultivate their creativity and let them enjoy after-school enrichment or a tour of the kiln room. –SR
Multiple NoVA locations

Courtesy of The Congressional Schools of Virginia

Summer Camp
Congressional Camp
Congressional Camp offers camps for all age ranges. They offer day camps, academic camps and specialty camps such as dance, equestrian and even digital art. With several different sessions and a wide variety of camp types, there is a something that will delight even the pickiest of children. –SR
3229 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church; 703-533-0931

Tutoring Club of McLean
There are few things more important in a child’s life than education. The Tutoring Club of McLean makes sure that any difficult or tedious subject becomes an enjoyable experience. Tutoring is offered for academic levels K-12 in math, reading, writing, SAT and ACT preparation as well as study skills. –SR
6228 Old Dominion Drive, McLean; 703-237-8886


(June 2015)