The fall season is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy some quality family time. Whether you want to have some holiday fun or play with some cute animals, here are eight family activities to keep everyone busy this weekend.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Nothing says Halloween like Hocus Pocus. Instead of staying at home to watch the classic, make your way to the Alamo Drive-in. Pull up to the theater and grab some popcorn as the Sanderson Sisters make their triumphant Halloween return. // Alamo Drafthouse Cinema One Loudoun: $30 per car of two, $5 per extra passenger
Friday-Sunday, times vary
Stop by 50 West for a weekend of festivities. Have some warm fall drinks as your kids roast marshmallows and help create a square for the Covid-19 U.S. Honor Quilt. The vineyard’s fall festival will also include live music, local food trucks and crafts. // 50 West: 39060 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg; free entry
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
If your little ones love creepy crawlies, head over to the reptile expo. Spend the day meeting different reptiles, browsing products and (possibly) taking home your own reptile. No venomous reptiles will be present. // Prince William County Fairgrounds: 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas; $3-$8
Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Add a personal touch to your Halloween decorations at Board & Brush’s family workshop. Participants will be able to make a trio wood designs, with the choice of pumpkins, monsters and apples. Those in attendance are required to wear a face mask. // Board & Brush: 11215 Lee Highway, Suite J, Fairfax; $20-$25
Saturday, noon-1 p.m.
Silver Maple Farm knows that sometimes you just need to cuddle some cute animals. That’s why it is hosting a goat snuggle. Let your family give all the hugs they can give to the various goats and baby goats at the farm. Registration is required. // Silver Maple Farm: 1829 Withers Larue Road, Berryville; $20
Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon
Skip the Sunday morning cereal and enjoy a hearty breakfast at the firehouse. The monthly breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, coffee and juice. After you fill up, let the kids take a look inside one of the firetrucks or complete a craft. // Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department: 20688 Ashburn Road, Ashburn; $5-$9, free for children under 3
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Join Food Network’s competitor and baker Dawn Alston of Ravy Cakes for a lesson on how to make some spooky treats. Each participant will receive a dozen Halloween-shaped cookies and will learn how all the steps of creating, tinting and using royal icing. This class is recommended for ages 13 and older. // Fran’s Cake & Candy Supplies: 10927 Main St., Fairfax; $95
Through Oct. 31
Get in some holiday fun at the Salamander Resort. Have your family join forces as you search the property for hidden ghosts. Once you solve all the clues and find all the ghosts, head over to the fitness desk for a special prize. // Salamander Resort & Spa: 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg; free
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