Kids Activities in Franconia

$52 for $100 Worth of Batting Practice — Koa Sports League

Koa Sports League

Kensington

$100 $52

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

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

$40 $15

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

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

Alla's Piano Studio

Falls Church

$40 $23

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

Falls Church Music Conservatory

Jefferson

$122 $55

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

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

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

$20 $10

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

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

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

$120 $59

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

$97 for Five Days of Educational Play Camp for One Child or Family at Great Play ($195 Value)

Great Play

Fairfax

$195 $97

As they play games during camp days, kids hone motor skills, coordination, and other physical skills while having fun

Follow an Art Curator Through D.C.’s Contemporary Galleries

Contemporary Art Gallery Tour

Dupont Circle

$40 $40

Art curator and enthusiast Roxanne Goldberg leads a tour of local contemporary art galleries, discussing their works along the way

Kalorama House and Embassy Tour, or Admission for Two to The President Woodrow Wilson House (Up to 44% Off)

The President Woodrow Wilson House

Kalorama

$20 $12

Georgian Revival home where the 28th president resided; explore Kalorama in northwest DC known for its beautiful homes and embassies

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

McFadden's

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

After Hours Event or Visit for Two at National Museum of Crime & Punishment (Up to 50% Off). 2 Options Available.

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

$48 $24

Visitors explore simulated crime scene, practice investigative skills, and learn about criminals; after-hours events focus on a single topic

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

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

$20 $12

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

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

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

MADAME TUSSAUDS

$22.79 $13

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

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

National Building Museum

Logan Circle - Shaw

$16 $8

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

$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Turn 2 Notes

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

$80 $45

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Two or Four 60-Minute Guitar Lessons from Planetary Music (Up to 54% Off)

Planetary Music

Redeem from Home

$140 $69

Professional guitar instructors arrive at students' homes to teach them how to play one of the most popular instruments in modern music

$206 for $375 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — Bubba's Bounce Houses

Bubba's Bounce Houses

Redeem from Home

$375 $206

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$39 for 1-Hour Music Lesson $70 — Love Music Lessons

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

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2 Hours of Face Painting with Option for Glitter Tattoos for Up to 30 Guests from Faces By Jehan (Up to 63% Off)

Faces By Jehan

On Location

$214 $99

Professional artist paints your party guests' faces with butterfly wings, superhero masks, and temporary glitter tattoos

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

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

$29 $10

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

$175 for a Week of Summer Sports Camp for Kids at On the Mat Sports International ($350 Value)

On the Mat Sports International

Bethesda

$350 $175

Kids participate in 1.5 to 2.5 hours of tae kwon do per day, play a variety of team sports, make art and craft projects, and go swimming

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

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

$84 $48

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

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

$10 $5

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

Week of Summer Camp or Birthday Party at Your Location from Funfit's Organically Grown Gym (Up to 63% Off)

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Olney, MD

$200 $75

Summer camp covers themes of fitness fun & nutrition, science, nature, and art & more; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

One Hour of Bouncing for Two at Z Bounce (35% Off). Three Locations Available.

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

Children's play place encourages climbing and exploring across inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses

6 or 12 Go-Kart Races at Go-Kart Track (Up to 46% Off)

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

$36 $20

In each race, drivers hug corners and speed on straightaways throughout six laps on the smooth track

Performing-Arts Summer Camp Registration for One Child Age 6–12 at Artistic Empowerment Centers Inc (51% Off)

Artistic Empowerment Centers Inc

Multiple Locations

$325 $160

Working actors train campers in voice, dance, and acting while offering historical tidbits during a War of 1812-themed camp

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

Kid Junction

Chantilly

$12.20 $7

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

Berkeley Plantation Visit for Two or Four (Half Off)

Berkeley Plantation

Charles City

$22 $11

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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

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

$40 $20

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

Cirque Italia Show for a Child or Adult at Sudley Manor Square Shopping Center on September 3–7 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Sudley Manor Square Shopping Center

$52 $31

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

Triple Play Laser Tag Package for Two or Four at Laser Tag Manassas (60% Off)

Laser Tag Manassas

Manassas

$39.98 $16

Team of two or four indulge in three games of laser tag in arena full of fog, obstacles, and cover

$66 for $120 Groupon — Manassas Joe's Piano

Manassas Joe's Piano

Bull Run

$120 $66

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Five Open-Bounce Sessions or a Party for 10 at BounceU (Up to 64% Off)

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and supervised place to play and bounce

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

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

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

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

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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Big Apple Circus's "Metamorphosis" at Dulles Town Center on September 18–21 (Up to 61% Off)

Big Apple Circus's "Metamorphosis"

Dulles Town Center

$90 $35

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Thrilling two-hour circus develops a theme of transformation via trapeze artists, jugglers, and contortionists, among other performers

Studio Fees and Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine - Sterling, VA

Sterling

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

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

NoVa Guitar Lessons

Countryside

$100 $49

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

On-the-Farm or On-Location Farm to School Healthy Eating Program for Kids Aged 3–12 from C & E Farm (Up to 48% Off)

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

$249 $129

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

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Its red roof shining from the banks of the Potomac River, historic Mount Vernon bears the torch of gentleman planter and inaugural commander in chief George Washington via the home where he lived for 40 years. It takes about three hours to explore the estate, a visit which begins with a walk through the grounds and a short film before proceeding to a guided tour of the mansion. There, time-travelers visit 1799—the year Washington died—as recreated by preserved original furnishings and detailed reproductions. The home's windows look out on 50 acres of plantation, with 12 original structures, gardens, and a forest trail hemmed with holly and laurel. The museum and education center weaves a rich audio-visual tapestry of the general's life, filled with 23 theaters and galleries and 700 original artifacts that include his famous dentures.

3200 Mt Vernon Memorial Hwy
Alexandria,
VA
US

The Metropolitan School of the Arts - formerly the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center - was founded more than 14 years ago. This multidisciplinary performing-arts organization takes a holistic approach to teaching and encouraging performance-arts skills, creating performance opportunities in dance, music, and theater for a diverse population of students of all ages and abilities. Its students have gone to perform on Broadway, at The Juilliard School, and in highly esteemed companies, such as the Mark Morris Dance Company, The Washington Ballet, and Ford's Theater and Signature Theater. Youth programs include year-round programs in dance, theater, music, music-theater, and acting, as well as a performing-arts program in the summer, all for children as young as 2. Adult classes range from basic to advanced, including ballet, jazz, and tap lessons, plus yoga and ballet-barre fitness workouts.

201 Prince St
Alexandria,
VA
US

Since it was first settled in 1669, and officially established in 1749, the city of Alexandria has played a crucial role in American history. It has existed as a tobacco trading post, a busy port, home to a large free-black community, and a Civil War supply center for Union troops. Famous figures such as George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Mama Cass once claimed it as their hometown. Now, more than 260 years since the town’s first historic buildings were constructed, visitors can tour them year-round—with the aid of interpreters dressed in American colonial and Victorian garb.

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum displays artifacts unearthed from the city’s streets; the Alexandria Black History Museum welcomes visitors into African American heritage exhibits; and the Fort Ward Museum, a preserved Union fort, hosts regular Civil War reenactments and slumber parties. Along the town’s winding streets, visitors can also step over historic thresholds at Lee-Fendall House and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum; Carlyle House Historic Park, a Union hospital during the Civil War; and Gadsby's Tavern Museum, a favored haunt of founding fathers, journalists, and military officers. Historians and staff also bring history into the present through weekly activities such as fencing classes at the tavern, farmers’ markets at Market Square, restoration workshops, 18th century fashion shows, and film screenings.

121 N Fairfax St
Alexandria,
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

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

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.

6060 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington,
VA
US