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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Adventures in RVA

  • 1912 E Main Street, #3, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: 804-648-BIKE

Why “Adventures in RVA?” Located in Shockoe Bottom , our warehouse is the closest bike rental business to the Virginia Capital Trail and over 5,000 other bike routes. Conveniently located downtown among the attractions visited by 5 million tourists Diversified…more »

Ashland Berry Farm

  • 12607 Old Ridge Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015
  • Phone: (804) 227-3601
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Ashland Berry farm is a family-owned working farm. Special October events include pick-your-own pumpkins and haunted hayrides. more »

Boulevard Flower Gardens

  • 2100 Ruffin Mill Road, South Chesterfield, VA 23834
  • Phone: (804) 526-4000
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We are a family-owned & operated garden center located in South Chesterfield, Virginia! We specialize in nursery stock, annuals/perennials, floral arrangements, organic herbs, exotic water gardening, wine/home decor and our own event space! We stock Virginia…more »

Chesterfield County Museum and Old Jail

  • 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Built as a replica of the county’s 1750 Courthouse, the museum is located directly behind the historic 1917 courthouse. The Old Jail, adjacent to the museum, was built in 1892 and housed prisoners for 70 years. A Civil War Trails sign is located nearby which…more »

Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central

  • 2626 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
  • Phone: (804) 474-CMOR (2667)
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The Children's Museum of Richmond is a fun place where kids climb, create, explore and play their way to a lifetime of learning. Check out the CMoR Backyard, which invites expression in a natural outdoor setting. more »

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