This weekend may be all about the moms, but your kids will want to have a little fun too. From Mother’s Day events for the family to a day with the horses, pack up the kids and take them to one of these six events this weekend.
Friday, 11 a.m.-noon
Take a break from your at-home learning session for some fun in the stables. Head to the farm to help the staff take care of its giant draft horses. From grooming to going for a walk, your little ones will love this up-close experience. // Temple Hall Farm Regional Park: 15855 Limestone School Rd., Leesburg
Friday & Saturday, times vary
If your little ones are still looking for a special gift for Mom, consider this handmade activity. Make your say over to the historic destination for a lesson on how to dye paper to create a heartfelt card or booklet. // Sully Historic Site: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly; $20
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Winnie the Pooh and his friends are leaving the Hundred Acre Woods for a local NoVA park. Bring along your favorite stuffed animal for a hike around the wood to see if woozles and heffalumps are native to the area. After you search, enjoy some honey crackers that Pooh himself would love. // Hidden Oaks Nature Center: 7701 Royce St., Annandale; $7
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Spend Mother’s Day weekend with some quality one-on-one time with your beloved kids. This 90-minute workshop lets your group work together to create your own beautiful bouquet just in time for your special brunch. // Dominion Valley Country Club: 15351 Championship Dr. Haymarket; free
Saturday, 8-9:30 p.m.
Once the sun goes down, take your older kiddos out for an adventure. Hike the forest trails and along the creek of Glencarlyn Park with only a flashlight to lead the way. Just make sure to look out for the animals that go bump in the night. // Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park: 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington; free
Sunday, 7-8 p.m.
End the weekend with some laughs around the fire. Bring the family to the fire ring to join special animal guests for campfire stories and delicious s’mores. // Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park: 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington; free
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