As we get ready to say goodbye to July, close out the month with a bang! Instead of spending the weekend at home, bring the kiddos to a magic show, drive-in movie, or sunflower field for an epic weekend with the help of these family activities.
Friday, 11 a.m.-noon
Take some time out of your Friday to learn about your little bird friends. As you learn about the unknown hazards birds face in the area, families will be able to build their own bird’s nest to help keep their feathered friends safe and warm. Lake Anna State Park: 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania; free
Saturday, 10-10:45 a.m.
Skip the cartoons and head to the magic show instead. Join Turley the Magician for a morning of magic, comedy, and fun with endless tricks up his sleeve and around the corner. Reston Town Square Park: 11900 Market St., Reston; free
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Trade in your Saturday morning chores for a DIY session. Show off your arts and crafts skills as you create your own custom sign, tray, picture frame, or much more to display in your home. AR Workshop Bristow: 10290 Bristow Center Dr., Bristow; $50-$104.50
Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
If you have a Harry Potter fan in your family, this is the place to be this weekend. This special tour of the Apothecary Museum celebrates the most famous wizard of all time as he turns 41. Enjoy a deep dive into the muggle medicines that inspired the different potions in the series. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum: 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria; $6
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Bust a move with the family at this special showing of Footloose at the Pfitz. Munch on sweet treats at this drive-in setup where dancing is definitely encouraged. Pfitzner Stadium Complex: 7 County Complex, Woodbridge; $35 per vehicle
Through September 6, times vary
Sunflower season has officially bloomed in NoVA and there is no better place to experience it than Burnside Farms. With over 30 different types of sunflowers, you will not only get beautiful stems to take home, but also stunning family photos. Burnside Farms: 11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville; $10-$16
For more family-friendly fun, subscribe to our Family newsletter.