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Family Fun in Richmond

Your Resource for Unforgettable Richmond Family Vacations

You won't hear "I'm bored" from your kids when visiting the Richmond Region. We offer you an unparalleled Virginia family vacation experience. Kings Dominion has more than 200 rides, a 19-acre water park and costumed characters such as Scooby Doo and SpongeBob. The Metro Richmond Zoo's naturalistic exhibits showcase more than 1,500 animals -- including giraffes, kangaroos and chimpanzees -- while visitors to Maymont's Children's Barn and Nature Center can interact with goats, geese and other friendly creatures.

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Thunderbolt Indoor Karting

  • 1365 Carmia Way, Richmond, VA 23235
  • Phone: (804) 378-6066
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Thunderbolt Indoor Karting is the premiere place for high-speed family entertainment in the Richmond region. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center, Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun,…more »

Segway of Richmond

  • 1301 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 343-1850
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Segway of Richmond store resides in beautiful downtown Richmond, Virginia. Located in the historic Columbian Building in Shockoe Slip, Segway of Richmond provides a full line of world-class personal transporters for guided tours of downtown Richmond, segway…more »

Riverfront Canal Walk

  • 139 Virginia Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 649-2800
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Richmond’s Canal Walk features four centuries of our state capital’s history depicted through fascinating history medallions, statues and exhibits. Did you know that in 1888 Richmond built the first commercially successful electric streetcar system in the…more »

G-Force Karts

  • 4245 Carolina Ave., Building B, Richmond, VA 23222
  • Phone: (804) 228-0188
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Experience the Thrill of Racing at G-Force Karts! We run junior karts (for kids 8 and up), adult karts, two-seater karts (perfect for dad and son) and super karts. Reach speeds of up to 45 mph on our 325 foot straightaway! G-Force also features Richmond's…more »

RVA Trolley

  • 1301 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: 804-343-1850
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DID YOU KNOW that Richmond was the site of the very first trolley system in the world, dating back to 1888? Experience Richmond history in a classic trolley ideally suited for visitors and residents alike. Enjoy Richmond landmarks from the comfort of our…more »

Virginia Repertory Theatre

  • November Theatre: 114 W. Broad St., Children's Theatre: 1601 Willow Lawn Dr., Hanover Tavern: 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Hanover, VA 23069, Richmond, VA 23230
  • Phone: (804) 282-2620
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Virginia Rep presents national caliber productions of the great dramas, comedies and musicals—past, present and future. Visit our website to see what is currently on stage www.virginiarep.org more »

Fernbrook Park

  • 9270 Chatham Grove Lane, North Chesterfield, VA 23236
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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This 3.5-acre park is located in the Fernbrook neighborhood off of Hull Street Road, not far from Rockwood Park. Park amenities include a playground and a Picnic Shelter which is open to the public and not subject to private reservations. more »

Huguenot Park

  • 10901 Robious Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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Huguenot Park is a 53-acre park that is generally flat and heavily wooded with pine and hardwood, providing excellent cover for songbirds and other small animals. Park includes an azalea garden, fitness trail, picnic shelters, play equipment, restrooms, tennis…more »

Matoaca Park

  • 19900 Halloway Avenue, Matoaca, VA 23803
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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This 69-acre park consists of tennis courts, baseball, softball and football fields and a basketball court. Additional facilities include play equipment and restrooms. About two-thirds of the park is pine and hardwood forest, providing good cover for small…more »

R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

  • 201 Enon Church Rd, Chester, VA 23836
  • Phone: (804) 748-1623
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This 176-acre park features several athletic facilities and a diverse natural area. Athletic and picnic areas are concentrated in the upper areas of the park, and access to the lower areas is provided by a system of trails including a floating boardwalk…more »

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