Kids Activities in Richmond

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

Valentine Richmond History Center - Up to 51% Off

Capitol District

$16 $8

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

Preservation Virginia - Up to Half Off Historic Virginian Site Visits

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Historic sites whisk visitors to the homes of patriots and politicians with architecture ranging from the 17th to 19th centuries

Up to 74% Off at King Pin Lanes

Midlothian

$87 $23

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

Up to 51% Off Kids' Bounce House

Clover Hill

$300 $150

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Kids can come in for free play or birthday parties complete with cake and pizza, or rent bounce houses for fun in their own backyards

39% Off at Windy Hill Sports

Midlothian

$33 $20

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

Up to 53% Off Kids' Play-Center Fun at The Playroom

Chester

$16 $8

Kids stretch their imaginations and muscles at a play center that features playhouses, dress-up costumes, inflatables, and slides

Battleship New Jersey – Up to 51% Off Visit

Waterfront South

$37 $18

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

Up to 53% Off RV or Cabin Camping

Williamsburg

$124 $59

Settle into RV sites with water and cable or cozy cabins at this 180-acre wooded campground

Up to 52% Off Laser Tag at Galaxy Tag

War Hill Sports Complex

$24 $12

Invisible lasers blast between glowing maze walls and under black lights inside 5,700-square-foot, space-themed laser-tag arena

Up to 52% Off Membership to The Watermen's Museum in Yorktown

Yorktown

$40 $20

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

Virginia Discovery Museum – 50% Off Museum Visits

Downtown

$6 $3

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Interactive children's museum features such hands-on activities as a mini Panera Bread, a frontier cabin, a post office, and a bee hive

Ash Lawn-Highland – Up to 43% Off a Visit to James Monroe Home

Charlottesville

$28 $16

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Residence of President James Monroe features tours of the home and estate that illuminate 18th- and 19th-century living

71% Off All-Day Play and Snacks

Multiple Locations

$56 $16

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11 themed inflatables, plus specially designed play areas for toddlers, offer safe exercise & fun to kids up to age 12

Up to 55% Off Laser Tag at LazerRush

Newport News

$24 $12

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Games unfold inside a 5,800-sq.-ft. laser-tag arena modeled after cave mazes and jungles surrounding ancient Incan temple ruins

Rebounderz Of Newport News – Up to 46% Indoor Jumping

Kiln Creek

$26 $14

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

James Madison's Montpelier – Half Off Visit

Near Charlottesville

$36 $18

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Visit include tour of President James Madison’s home, old-growth forest, enslaved community sites, & admission to a formal garden

Half Off Visit to 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

50% Off at 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

Up to 67% Off Kickboxing and Muay Thai Classes

Woodbridge

$200 $69

Burn calories while pushing through total-body, heart-punding workouts during kickboxing and muay thai classes

Up to 45% Off Ice Skating at Capital Clubhouse

Waldorf

$40 $23

An NHL-sized ice arena welcomes skaters of all ages for public skating sessions

Up to Half Off Visits to Historic Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

$20 $10

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

50% Off Laser Tag

Manassas

$39.98 $20

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

45% Off

Bull Run

$120 $66

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

Up to 63% Off Swim Club Membership

Springfield

$70 $35

Membership to a private swim club with a lap/diving pool, a wading pool, and picnic areas with gas grills

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The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.

The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.

Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.

1201 E Clay St
Richmond,
VA
US

Edgar Allan Poe holds a distinguished reputation in American literature, given his proclivity for dark work, such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” But the Poe of legend is often at odds with the real Poe: the student who had to gamble and burn his furniture to make it through college; the career man who traveled extensively to find better opportunities; and the devoted husband who never recovered from the death of his wife. He even enrolled at West Point … though he was thrown out eight months later.

The Poe Museum educates guests on the writer's life, helping them reconcile the reputed Poe with the real Poe. Located within the Old Stone House that lies just blocks from Poe's first Richmond home and his first employer, the Southern Literary Messenger, the museum showcases exhibits and significant artifacts, such as Poe's walking stick, his boyhood bed, and even a lock of his hair. This collection reveals his journey, showing what drove him to become a master writer of short stories, lyric poetry, action-movie screenplays, and, of course, horror stories.

1914 E Main St
Richmond,
VA
US

One of the Science Museum of Virginia’s current exhibits includes a few basketball players—just don’t expect LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. These basketball players are two rats, playing a live one-on-one game to demonstrate operant and classical conditioning. Throughout the three-story museum, more hands-on examples of science await at five permanent exhibits. Inspect a rock from the moon, explore a life-size space capsule, and generate energy by pedaling a stationary bike. Kids can even build their own playground with materials such as mats and foam blocks.

Inside the IMAX Dome, a screen 10 times the size of a typical 35 mm screen shows a wide range of educational films. Outside the museum, plants in the BayScapes Garden thrive without pesticide, fertilizer, or the encouragement of a motivational speaker, and an onsite greenhouse offers free planting areas for visitors to contribute greenery and learn about sustainable farming.

2500 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

Having stood its ground against those who wanted to tear it down, Wilton House serves as a symbol of the Colonial American spirit in more ways than one. Built in 1753 as the main house on a 2,000-acre plantation, the structure serves as a steadfast example of Georgian architecture. It’s the home of more than 1,400 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century objects and artifacts, including documents signed by founding fathers and US presidents. Wilton even played host to the likes of Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, and George Washington’s white-wig-wearing foxhound. In addition to daily tours, the museum staff hosts events, such as lecture series, concerts, and seasonal exhibits.

215 S Wilton Rd
Richmond,
VA
US

At CinéBistro, a luxurious dining theater, patrons settle into wide cushioned seats as they watch the latest action flicks and comedies flicker on the silver screen. Viewing companions alternate drawing buttery, salty puffed maize out of a shared tub of popcorn, hoping to find Gene Hackman's golden business card buried somewhere inside. Although not included with this Groupon, CinéBistro serves seated cinema aficionados a wide menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to complement their popcorn, from a caesar salad for a light meal ($10.75) to a pan-seared Atlantic salmon cooked to order ($19.50). Dessert indulgences include a deconstructed peanut-butter pie ($8), and liquid indulgences proffer a wine list full of international vintages to guzzle during foreign movies, as well as domestic and imported beers, martinis, and cocktails.

9200 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond,
VA
US

523 E Southside Plz
Richmond,
VA
US