No matter the time of the year, your children are probably always asking to take a trip to the playground. Instead of spending another afternoon at your local park’s playset, pack up the car and head over to one of these eight extraordinary playgrounds for an afternoon of fun.
Nature meets the playground at Chessie’s Big Backyard. With tree and stump features throughout the playground, kids will definitely feel like they are climbing the treetops, especially when they visit the park’s tree house. Don’t forget to head down Chessie’s Trail to check out the local wildlife and other sensory features around the park. 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia
This Fairfax County park welcomes children of all abilities. Whether your little one can run around, needs a wheelchair, or has a sensory disability, they can all play on this inclusive playground. With high back swings, ramps connecting all play areas, and other interactive features, all parkgoers can stimulate their imaginations during a day of play. 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean
Toddlers and preschoolers will love this education-themed playground. Full of letters, numbers, shapes, and games, your little ones will combine playtime and learning while riding the school bus, playing music, and playing on the wavy climbing feature. 2807 N. Harrison St., Arlington
Skip the playground and spend a day at this castle for a true outdoor adventure. Full of obstacles, like a climbing wall, balance beam, and monkey bars, this expansive wood playset will truly let your children’s imaginations run wild. 12298 Cotton Mill Dr., Woodbridge
Home to the brand new $500 million Warrior Challenge Course, this park is perfect for getting all that energy out of even the most rambunctious kids. After you take a few runs up the warped wall, take a trip over the playground for endless trips down the slides. 4701 Locust Shade Dr., Triangle
Opening in 2020, this new playground has everything a kid could dream of. With super long slides, rope features, and a rock wall, it will definitely make leaving the park a difficult task. 200 N. Columbus St., Arlington
Climbing is a must at this amazing playground. Ladders are in the past at this play tower. Instead kids can swing, climb ropes, and scale the tower to reach the slide at the top. Plus, those less adventurous can visit the wooden playground feature. 4012 17th St. North, Arlington
Multi-level fun is meant to be had at the Trailside Park playground. Although home to multiple playgrounds, the red blue set has seven slides, rock walls, and a Spiderman-like rope feature. 20375 Claiborne Pkwy., Ashburn
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