Kids Activities in Portsmouth Heights


One-Year Family Membership or Admission for Two at Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Portsmouth

Family membership and admission grants guests access to a museum dedicated to Virginia’s athletic icons with interactive exhibits

$100 $49

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One Tactical-Laser-Tag Mission for Two or Four at Tactical Adventure Games (Up to 55% Off)

Tactical Adventure Games

Multiple Locations

Players tote laser rifles and search an urban arena, playing missions inspired by popular video games

$20 $10

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Zoo Visit for Two or Four to the Virginia Zoo (Up to 50% Off)

Virginia Zoo

Norfolk

Inside a 53-acre zoo, more than 400 animals roam continent-themed habitats and 10 eco-friendly gardens bloom

$22 $11

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1, 2, or 5 Hours of Batting-Cage Rental, Tokens, or Hit Trax Hitting League at Grand Slam 2 (Up to 52% Off)

Grand Slam 2

Chesapeake

Bats crack on contact with baseballs as players teach fundamentals during hitting leagues with swings evaluated by the Hit Trax system

$25 $12

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One or Two Months of Piano Lessons at Jessica's Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Jessica's Studio

Chesapeake

An experienced piano instructor teach’s piano lessons for kids and adults of beginner and intermediate experience levels

$100 $49

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$19 for an All-Day Game Pass for One to GameWorks ($45 Value)

GameWorks

Greenbrier East

Full day of unlimited access to over 100 interactive games

$45 $20

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Two or Four One-Hour Jump Passes at Rebounderz Of Newport News (Up to 46% Off)

Rebounderz

Kiln Creek

10,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, arcade games, dodge ball and basketball station; safety ensured by referees

$26 $14

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Zoo Visit for Two or Four to Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center (69% Off)

Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center

Franklin

USDA-licensed, nonprofit exotic-animal sanctuary hosts a tiger, foxes, wolves, and a grizzly bear, among other animals

$24 $8

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Adult or Junior Go-Kart Races at American Indoor Karting (Up to 59% Off). Six Options Available.

American Indoor Karting

Virginia Beach

Indoor go-kart facility’s European-style, custom racing machines—incuding new adult go-karts—zip through a quarter-mile track at 40 mph

$44 $20

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All-Day Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six or a Season Pass for Two at Jungle Golf (Up to 58% Off)

Jungle Golf

Northeast Virginia Beach

Oceanfront mini-golf course showcases challenging hole designs teeming with jungle-themed obstacles

$22 $12

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$41 for a Two-Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson and Tour at Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle ($80 Value)

Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle

Virginia Beach

After learning to paddle, groups venture out into flat water to enjoy scenic floats and possible encounters with bald eagles

$80 $41

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$26 for One Month of Kids' Music and Education Classes at The Virginia Beach School of the Arts (Up to $62 Value)

The Virginia Beach School of the Arts

North Central

Music-based curriculum teaches concepts such as listening skills, sign language, and math to kids aged 3 months to 12 years

$62 $26

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Three 30-Minute In-Home or Online Kids' Music Lessons from Ego Music (49% Off)

Ego Music

VA Beach - Red Mill Studio

Students aged 5–15 learn to sing or play guitar, piano, or other instruments from instructors with at least 10 years of experience

$96 $49

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$99 for Ten Weeks of Youth Art Classes at Star Brite Performance Centre ($250 Value)

Star Brite Performance Centre

North Central

Young painters create masterpieces in fun classes that incorporate painting, drawing and collage; finished work is featured in art showcase

$250 $99

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Two, or Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at MorningStar Music Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

MorningStar Music Learning Center

Northwest Virginia Beach

Experienced musicians lead 30-minute lessons in guitar, ukulele, and piano

$45 $22

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Public Ice-Skating or Learn to Skate Program at Iceland of Hampton Roads (Up to 54% Off). Five Options Available.

Iceland of Hampton Roads

Northwest Virginia Beach

Glide along the ice during public-skating sessions or learn to skate during an eight-week program

$18 $9

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2, 4, or 6 Groupons, Each Good for Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio Fees at Color Me Mine (Up to 50% Off)

Color Me Mine

Virginia Beach

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

$10 $5

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$60 for $100 Toward 4 30-minute Music Lessons — Muzik-4-Life

Muzik-4-life

Virginia Beach

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

$100 $60

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One-Month Kids' Math and/or Reading-and-Writing Course at ALOHA Mind Math, Reading and Writing (Up to 53% Off)

ALOHA Mind Math, Reading and Writing

Virginia Beach

Kids ages 5–12 learn everything from addition to four-digit division, or master the language arts

$135 $65

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Individual or Family Membership atThe Watermen's Museum in Yorktown (Up to 53% Off)

The Watermen's Museum

Yorktown

Non-profit museum explores the rich history of the men and women who have made their living on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay

$40 $19

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Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (Up to 51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Waterfront South

Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

$37 $18

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$25 for $50 Worth of Activities at Swaders Sports Park in Prince George

Swaders Sports Park

Prince George

Mini golf, batting cages, arcade games, laser tag, Kid Zone & go-karts

$50 $25

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Putt-Putt Golf, Bumper Boats, and Go-Karting for Two or Four at Putt-Putt Fun Center (Up to Half Off)

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Midlothian

Fun park with arcade entertains kids and adults with Putt-Putt golf, bumper-boat rides, and go-kart races

$28 $14

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Three-Hour James River Paddleboarding Trip for One or Two from Riverside Outfitters (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Outfitters

Stratford Hills

Paddleboarding excursions sweep down the James River, with instructors helping groups navigate Class I and II whitewater rapids

$75 $38

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Valentine Richmond History Center Outing for Two or Individual or Family Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Valentine Richmond History Center

Capitol District

More than 1.7 million objects & artifacts inspire guests to examine Richmond history & members enjoy discounts & special events

$16 $8

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One Month of Water Polo or Swimming Lessons at SwimRVA Swim School (50% Off)

SwimRVA Swim School

Richmond

All ages can learn the basics of water polo or how to swim in a safe, relaxing environment with experienced instructors

$70 $35

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One or Two Aerial Obstacle-Course Session for One at The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat (Up to 50% Off)

The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat

201

Six challenging courses of obstacles and ziplines bring adventurers close to one another and the treetops

$50 $25

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Three Go-Kart Rides with Mini-Golf or Batting Cage Tokens for One or Two at Windy Hill Sports (39% Off)

Windy Hill Sports

Midlothian

Families and friends compete during three go-kart rides and then play one round of mini-golf or head to the batting cages with six tokens

$33 $20

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$23 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for up to Six at King Pin Lanes (Up to $87 Value)

King Pin Lanes

Midlothian

Groups of six send pins clattering on 1 of 32 lanes outfitted with advanced scoring systems and, for children 10 and under, optional bumpers

$87 $23

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Admission at Circus Playhouse Entertainment (42% Off)

Circus Playhouse Entertainment

Glen Allen

From the merchant: Good for general admission and bottled drink, Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

$12 $7

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Two Medium Buckets of Range Balls or a Round of Mini Golf for 2 or 4 at Hanover Sports Park (Up to 50% Off)

Hanover Sports Park

Glen Allen

18-hole miniature-golf course sits adjacent to a two-tiered driving range

$22 $11

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Sylvan Heights Bird Park Visit for Two or Four (Up to 53% Off)

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Scotland Neck

Educational attractions showcase peacocks, flamingos, ducks, and toucans from around the world

$18 $9

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Select Local Merchants

Whether they're living legends or heroes of ages past, Virginia's many athletic icons get their due in this monument to greatness. Visitors can get the skinny on all of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame's inductees from their multimedia displays, while the rest of museum pays testament to the commonwealth's athletic history, hometown teams, and the joy of playing sports.

  • Size: The 35,000-square-foot museum's centerpiece in the Hall of Honor, which houses tributes to inductees like athletes, members of the media, and other sports figures.
  • Eye Catcher: It's hard to miss the vibrant colors of the real stock car and racing suit that carried a Virginia driver to the winner's circle in one of NASCAR's centerpiece races. That display anchors the Paul Sawyer Racing Exhibit, which educates visitors about the commonwealth's auto-racing history and gives them a chance to go behind the wheel in a simulator.
  • Permanent Mainstay: In the media center, you can just watch highlights of Virginia's great sports moments, or you can try your hand at becoming the next great color commentator, exclaiming over an extraordinary buzzer-beater or a sprint down the field.
  • Don't Miss: The Chuck Boone Sports Complex, where visitors of all ages can test their own skills during physical baseball, soccer, and football activities.
206 High St
Portsmouth,
VA
US

G-Force Karts boasts a massive, all-indoor facility that provides entertainment in any weather. The twists and curves of the indoor karting track challenge drivers of any age. Adults can tear through turns in custom-built GT 5 karts, while kids can get a taste of speed in the safety-conscious junior karts. Not far from the track lies the inflatables area, where kids can bounce and slide in single- and dual-lane obstacle courses while parents watch from central tables. The newest indoor entertainment, though, is G-Force's paintball arena. The staff provide every player with all the tools they need, including guns that fire softer, less-messy z-balls.

2882 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth,
VA
US

Duckpin bowling is a little like ten-pin bowling, in that there are ten pins. But as patrons at Victory Lanes have been discovering since 1984, that's about where the similarities end. Between the shorter pins and the smaller, finger hole-free ball, it's a bit tougher to roll a strike in this game. But that's why players at this classic alley roll three times per turn, unlike the two shots you see in ten-pin bowling or the zero shots you see in magician-only bowling.

2513 Victory Blvd
Portsmouth,
VA
US

Twelve acres of lush greenery welcome guests to the Hermitage Museum and Gardens' graceful grounds and turn-of-the-century Tudor mansion, which hosts an eclectic collection of arts and crafts spanning more than 5,000 years. Your membership permits unlimited exploration of William and Florence K. Sloane's vast permanent collection, scattered throughout 42 of their home's elegant walnut, oak, and teak rooms. Take a look at a treasure trove of ancient Chinese ceremonial bronzes and mingqi (tomb figures), Indian Chola bronze statues, European ceramics and paintings, or needlepoint representations of the Little Rascals as adults. Avid art collectors, the Sloane family dedicated 50 years to spreading their passion for craftioneering to the community and helped break ground for the nearby Chrysler Museum.

7637 N Shore Rd
Norfolk,
VA
US

Before visitors to the AZA-accredited Virginia Zoo see any of its live animals, a life-size statue of an African elephant greets them. The zoo's 53 acres of landscaped grounds have welcomed new sculptures, enclosures, and eco-friendly innovations in recent decades that build on a 100-year legacy of conservation.

Mammals such as African lions and kangaroos, birds such as rhino hornbills and African crowned cranes, and a variety of snakes and amphibians roam themed habitats—some of which are interactive or equipped with viewing bubbles that protect visitors from any monkeys with paintball guns. Visitors can view these protected creatures by walking or by taking a narrated ride on the Zoo Train, a one-third scale working model of a C.P. Huntington steam engine. Zoo staffers work to preserve 16 of the resident species through cooperative breeding, field projects, and reintroduction initiatives as part of the AZA's Species Survival Programs.

Each year, Virginia Zoo staff and volunteers work together to design and plant 10 themed gardens filled with colorful exotic plants, many of which are given as treats to their 400 animals. In the garden, visitors can learn about composting, using rain barrels, and ticketing littering garden gnomes. Projects, such as recycling old tires into planters and industrial spools into stepping stones, teach children about reuse, too. The zoo also builds on its conservation efforts with an array of environmental conservation programs. Staffers use only natural rainfall and drip irrigation to water the gardens, establish rain gardens to absorb runoff, and educate visitors on environmentally friendly gardening practices in the eco-garden—earning the zoo a designation as a Virginia Green attraction.

3500 Granby St
Norfolk,
VA
US

Established: 2014

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Four stories above Community Beach, a lone adventurer looks down at the challenge before her. She holds her breath and lets go, the wind lifting her hair as she takes a 170-foot-long trip down the giant inflatable Ocean View Waterslide, which overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. Below, her family cheers from their perches in rented beach chairs that sit in the shade of oversized umbrellas. Others nearby munch on treats from one of the local food trucks.

Guests can also hang out under Community Beach's covered pavilion or at the picnic tables. For added convenience, the area is equipped with outdoor showers and public restrooms.

700 East Ocean View Avenue
Norfolk,
VA
US