End the month of August with a bang! If you’re looking to get in those last summer moments with your children, consider taking the family to a drive-in movie, pizza-making class, or field trip to the farm.
Friday, 3–4 p.m.
Are your kids not scared of reptiles? Then meet the slithery snakes at Lake Anna. Join the park ranger for an in-depth look at these scaly friends, including how snakes can save your life, the difference between fact and fiction, and a look at a live feeding. Lake Anna State Park: 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania; free
Friday, 6–9 p.m.
Enjoy a night on the town as your kiddos party with their friends. During this special Parents Night Out, your kids will have their own night of games, pizza, and fun. Premier Martial Arts: 9231 Sudley Rd., Manassas; $25
Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon
Get all of that extra energy out with these fun activities. Hosting sport games, a petting zoo, a fire engine, and a variety of other games, attractions, and vendors, everyone will have fun at the SportsPlex. Dulles SportsPlex: 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling; free for members, $2 for non-members
Saturday, noon–1 p.m.
Skip making a mess in the kitchen and bring your kiddos to lunch at Wild Wood Pizza. The pizzeria gives its little chefs the opportunity to make their own delicious pizza from scratch. Wild Wood Pizza: 1600 Village Market Blvd. SE, Ste. 120, Leesburg; $15
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Before the end of summer, catch one final drive-in flick. Closing out the Columbia Pike Drive-In Movie series is Disney’s latest hit Raya and the Last Dragon. Arlington Career Center: 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington; free
Saturday, times vary
If your kids are already itching for a field trip, head over to this local farm. Guests will receive an activities sheet that corresponds to their grade level to help them understand nutrition and agriculture. JK Community Farm: 35516 Paxson Rd., Purcellville; $5
Sunday, 3–4 p.m.
Let your little ones learn how to connect with the environment. Head to the park for a lesson on the impacts that humans have on nature and how to improve your future footprint. Mason Neck State Park: 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton; free
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