Now that the kids have been out of school for a few weeks, summer boredom among your little ones may be starting to set in. Instead of heading to the pool again, try out one of these fun family activities for the weekend.
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Take a break from the screens and celebrate the start of the weekend outside. Take a peek into the night sky at the park’s own observatory. Everyone will love checking out the stars, planets and galaxies as they light up in the summer sky. The Turner Farm: 925 Springvale Rd., Great Falls; free
Saturday, 10-10:45 a.m.
Magic will definitely be in the air at Burke Lake Park this weekend. Experience the wonder and silliness that is The Great Zucchini. The show will be full of rainbow streamers, puppets, disappearing objects, and the cute Ruffles the Rabbit. Burke Lake Park: 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station; free
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
It may only be July, but it is never too early to start preparing for Halloween. So, pack the family into the car for a special screening of The Addams Family. The 2019 rendition follows the spooky family as they prepare for the arrival of their relatives. Arlington Career Center: 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington; free
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
You probably see ladybugs all the time, but what do you actually know about them? If your knowledge in ladybug facts is lacking, head over to the nature center to learn about the bright creatures. Families will be able to release ladybugs into the garden, learn about their good fortune, and much more. Hidden Oaks Nature Center: 7701 Royce St., Annandale; $7
Through Sunday, times vary
There’s nothing like a summer trip to the circus. With endless entertainment and stunts, the three-ring show will keep the whole family entertained. From the human cannonball and wheel of death to acrobats and the strongest man in the world, the circus is the place to be this weekend. Prince William County Fairgrounds: 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas; $14.50-$55 per adult, free for kids
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