Kids Activities in Burke

Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults at Gunston Hall (Up to 50% Off)

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

Guided tours through 18th-century Georgian mansion with period furnishings and historical recreated grounds

$20 $10

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$40 for a Three-Hour Intro to Pottery-Wheel Workshop at Kiln & Co. ($100 Value)

Kiln & Co.

Vienna

The three-hour pottery workshop for all ages is taught by experienced ceramic artists and includes a follow-up visit to paint pieces

$100 $40

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$23 for $40 Toward 30 minute Individual Piano Lesson — Alla's Piano Studio

Alla's Piano Studio

Falls Church

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $23

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Four 30-Minute or Hourlong Private Guitar Lessons or Four Hourlong Group Lessons at The Guitar Lab (Up to 59% Off)

The Guitar Lab

Falls Church

Private and group lessons teach students how to feel confident playing the guitar while imparting theory and encouraging experimentation

$140 $69

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Two or Four Music Lessons at Falls Church Music Conservatory (Up to 55% Off)

Falls Church Music Conservatory

Jefferson

Adults and children with a variety of skill levels are invited to learn instruments at this classically focused music school

$122 $55

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Four Private Music Lessons from Sky Music Instruction LLC (41% Off)

Sky Music Instruction

Centreville

Offering comprehensive guitar and voice instruction; lessons include technique, theory, and ear training

$120 $71

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Laser Tag Games for Two, Four, or Six, or a Two-Hour Laser Tag Party at Wilson Ennis Clubhouse (Up to 67% Off)

Wilson Ennis Clubhouse

Huntingtown

Players wield laser guns to target and tag one another in an arena; a party includes unlimited games of laser tag and drinks

$40 $15

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Two Games of Bowling for Up to Four or Six Including Shoe Rental at Lord Calvert Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Lord Calvert Lanes

2, Prince Frederick

Groups strap on a pair of slip-resistant heels for two games of bowling on automated lane

$43.80 $22

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Four Piano or Singing Lessons at Melody Sons Music Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

Supportive and encouraging teacher for kids and adults in piano and vocal techniques at all skill levels

$120 $59

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Bach To Rock (50% Off)

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

Students can choose from one of 14 instruments, including voice; instructors use a social approach to get kids motivated to practice

$88 $44

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Open Play for Two or Four, or Party Package for Up to 15 at Kid Junction (Up to 43% Off)

Kid Junction

Chantilly

Tykes gambol about a two-story, indoor jungle gym or build their fine motor skills at an arcade designed for younger children

$12.20 $7

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$66 for $120 4 Piano Lessons— Manassas Joe's Piano

Manassas Joe's Piano

Bull Run

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$120 $66

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$70 for $140 Worth of Services at Northern Virginia Music Lessons

Northern Virginia Music Lessons

Old Town

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$140 $70

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The Sweet Spot DC: Naughty Office Party at Ibiza on Saturday, December 20, at 6 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot DC: Naughty Office Party

Ibiza

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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Museum Visits for Two or Four Adults or StoryTime for Two Children at The Kreeger Museum (50% Off)

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

$20 $12

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Wax-Museum Visit for One or Two at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. (Up to 45% Off)

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

MADAME TUSSAUDS

Stand face-to-face with wax-made cultural figures, sports stars, and all 44 US presidents

$22.79 $13

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International Spy Museum for One, Two, or Four (Up to 46% Off)

International Spy Museum

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Centuries of international espionage history told through multimedia exhibits such as Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains

$21.95 $12

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Guided Tour for Two or Four of President Lincoln's Cottage (Up to 50% Off)

President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington

Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

$30 $16

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$13 for $20 Groupon — Baby Loves Disco DMV LLC

Baby Loves Disco Dmv Llc

Trinidad - Langston

From the merchant: The Rock and Roll Hotel becomes a child proof “day club” providing a dance party, healthy snacks and activities.

$20 $13

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Visit for Two or Four to the National Building Museum (Up to 50% Off)

National Building Museum

Logan Circle - Shaw

Colossal 19th-century building's array of exhibits explores the principles of architecture, engineering, and design

$16 $8

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Georgetown Guitar Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Georgetown Guitar Academy

Georgetown

Award-winning guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin leads guitar lessons that were highlighted by CBS as amongst the best in D.C.

$80 $32

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Admission for Two or Four at National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Up to 71% Off)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon's tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations

$29 $10

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Two or Four 1-Hour Acoustic Guitar Lessons at NoVa Guitar Lessons (Up to 53% Off)

NoVa Guitar Lessons

Countryside

Learn how to play the acoustic guitar—or refine skills you already have—at your own pace with instruction from an experienced guitar player

$100 $49

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Mini Golf, Range Practice, and Batting Cages Package for Two at Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park ($56 Value)

Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park

Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park

Swing away at the sports park with nautical mini golf course, covered driving range, and batting cages

$56 $29

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$48 for Canopy Zip-Line Tour at Virginia Canopy Tours ($84 Value)

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

Canopy tours last around 2.5 hours and include 8 zip-lines, rappelling, a nature walk, and a picturesque education on the Shenandoah Valley

$84 $48

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Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

$10 $5

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One-Month After-School Program or At-Home Birthday Party from Funfit's Organically Grown Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Sandy Spring

After-school program includes fitness and nutrition activities, art, and homework time; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

$480 $199

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One or Three 30-Minuter Piano, Guitar, or Voice Lessons at Just Rock Enterprises (Up to 54% Off)

Just Rock Enterprises

Hyattsville

Expert instructors customize piano, guitar, or voice lessons to match each guest’s level of skill

$40 $20

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Two-Hour Kids' Birthday Party for Up to 25 at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off). Three Packages Available.

Pump It Up

St. Charles

Lauded by “Parents” magazine, this indoor playground’s spacious party rooms and air-filled playthings foster fun shoeless escapades.

$315 $159

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Berkeley Plantation Visit for Two or Four (50% Off)

Berkeley Plantation

Charles City

In period garb, guides lead tours of a Georgian mansion built in 1726 follow by self-guided tours of its garden, situated on the James River

$22 $11

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Farm Tour for Two Adults or a Family of Four and $10 Voucher to the Farm Store at P. A. Bowen Farmstead (50% Off)

P. A. Bowen Farmstead

Brandywine

1.5-hour walking tours educate guests on the farm’s cheese-making process and methods of naturally raising animals and organic food

$40 $20

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$35 for One 10-Punch Open-Jump Pass at Pump It Up ($80 Value)

Pump It Up of Lanham-Bowie

Lanham

Inflatable slides, obstacles, and other attractions safely located in an indoor, climate-controlled environment

$80 $35

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt S.i.t.y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

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Up to 71% Off Ice Skating — Lanham Skating Center; Valid Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

$28 $8

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Since 1973, skaters have been sailing effortlessly across Fairfax Ice Arena’s spacious, icy surface during public skate sessions, figure skating–lessons, and hockey leagues for all ages. At the family-owned arena, a staff of dedicated skating coaches guides students while calling upon experience from the St. Petersburg State Ballet on Ice, Disney on Ice, and the lesser-known On Golden Pond on Ice. The arena is open throughout the year, hosting a full hockey and figure skating–pro shop in addition to its Arena Café.

3779 Pickett Rd
Fairfax,
VA
US

As the Potomac River flows in the distance, George Mason’s historical Georgian mansion overlooks sprawling fields, hiking trails, and a 250-year-old boxwood allée. A senior statesman, Mason laid the foundation for this site in 1755, building his new family home just yards away from the site of his grandfather’s house. Though the original 18th-century carriage roads, tree banks, and wide vistas have since disappeared, experts have reconstructed much of the property’s original splendor through archaeological digs; the written memoirs of George’s son, John; and the testimonials of kidnapped time travelers.

Today, trained guides lead guests on tours of the mansion, which features more than 50 pieces of art and furnishings detailing the life of the politician, his wife Ann, and their family. As guests learn about Mason’s role as the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and as an advocate of freedom of the press and religious tolerance, they walk through opulent halls and rooms designed in French modern, neoclassical, and Chinese styles. In addition to tours, the house and grounds host seasonal events such as an old-fashioned candlelit Christmas celebration, a spring kite festival, and an autumn séance to summon the Great Pumpkin.

10709 Gunston Rd
Lorton,
VA
US

Movable walls, luminous rocks, mirrors, ramps, and unexpected dead ends. These are just a few of the obstacles players face at Ultrazone Laser Tag, a multi-level arena that, much like a spring-break DJ’s apartment, is always flooded with black light and fog. Before separating more than 66 players into mulitple teams and setting them loose in the arena, a game master delivers rules and moves teammates to the vesting room, where they grab laser guns and flashing vests. As the beat of pulsing music hammers the arena, players stream into the field, launching beams at opponents and attempting to seize their strongholds. When players are hit they aren't eliminated from the action; a computer keeps a running tally of points throughout the mission and awards champion status to the team with the highest count after the game. The facility also includes an arcade and a snack area.

3447 Carlin Springs Road
Falls Church,
VA
US

Many of the Northern Virginia Regional Parks feature sparkling springs, rolling countryside, and wooded trails. Others, however, feature 230-feet waterslides and giant plastic mermen. That?s because NOVA Parks includes a handful of recreational splash havens with towering slides, giant dumping buckets, and pristine pools.

Each waterpark is characterized by its own theme and unique whimsical d?cor, from the massive parrot that watches over Pirate's Cove to the lofty palm trees and grass huts that speckle Volcano Island. The latter location even boasts a landscaped mini golf course with 18 holes and challenging obstacles. All of the parks feature their own snack bars, where servers sling kid-friendly treats such as funnel cakes showered in sweet powdered sugar and popsicles with homework answers written on the sticks.

7700 Bull Run Drive
Centreville,
VA
US

Converted from a historic 1930s art-deco theater, the modern iteration of the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is a combination restaurant, movie theater, and performance space. Besides screening blockbusters, the venue also hosts regular comedy shows featuring standups who have shared their skills on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, and Conan O'Brien. Between laughs, audience members can take bites from a complete menu or sips of selections from a full-service bar.

2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington,
VA
US

It’s 1:29 p.m. and the wave pool at Great Waves Waterpark has been calm for nine minutes. The mood on the surface, however, is anything but. An anticipatory energy has been transmitted through the water as sunbathers migrate from the sun deck, giddy youngsters from the various kids’ areas, and thrill seekers from one of the park’s waterslides. The anticipation ends at 1:30 p.m. when three 80-horsepower motors begin to churn the large fans that whip the pool’s 475,000 gallons of water into waves as high as four feet for 10 minutes. This increment of waves—10 minutes on, 10 minutes off—runs like clockwork at the 20-acre facility, which also features dry attractions such as miniature golf, batting cages, and grassy areas for practicing the backstroke.

In addition to offering sun-soaked thrills of simulated waves, the park's Paradise Play boasts 30-foot slides, pogo sticks, rock walls, and a non-aqueous playground area. A faux beach with sand invites revelers to unwind while snacking on a funnel cake purchased from Riptide Café, while a nearby play pool with pint-sized slides lets little riders get into the summertime mix. After a full day of sliding and swimming, guests may purchase souvenirs from the Shark Shack gift shop.

6060 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington,
VA
US