Family Day Trip

SHENANDOAH VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Start your day at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, where the kids can unleash their energy and creativity with interactive exhibits. With exhibit areas focusing on the arts, mathematics, sciences and the humanities, the Discovery Museum offers hours of fun for the entire family.

LOUDOUN STREET MALL IN OLD TOWN WINCHESTER

Walk to Old Town Winchester for lunch. Kids love ice cream from Red Fox Creamery or donuts from Glazed and Confused Donut Shop on Piccadilly Street. During the warmer months, the Old Town Splash Pad is a great place to cool off. This unique shopping and dining area has several toy stores and novelty shops that parents and kids can both enjoy! Check out Incredible Flying Objects, Time Traveler Toys and Collectibles, Thinker Toys, and Back to the Media Video Games Records & Comics.

MUSEUM OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley hosts traveling art exhibitions, in addition to interpreting the history and culture of the Shenandoah Valley. The museum’s gardens are a great place for the kids to explore. Don’t miss the bamboo forest!

DINOSAUR LAND, ROCKING S RANCH, or APPLELAND RACEWAY

Parents with younger children will have fun at Dinosaur Land, a roadside attraction with life-size models of prehistoric creatures that has been entertaining visitors for nearly 60 years! Older kids may enjoy a horseback riding adventure with Rocking S Ranch, or riding go-karts at Appleland Raceway Park.

 

FARM MARKETS AND ORCHARDS

In the summer and fall, our farm markets cater to families with playgrounds, hayrides, pick-your-own fruits, and farm animals. Check out Marker-Miller Orchards, West Oaks Farm Market, or Richards Fruit Market.

FAMILY DRIVE-IN THEATRE

The Family Drive-In Theatre has a concession stand with plenty of kid-friendly options for dinner. Or, if you prefer a restaurant, check out Roma Casual Italian & Greek Dining, Paladin Bar and Grill, or Shaffer’s BBQ. After dinner, relax with a movie the old-fashioned way. Children can enjoy the playground before the show then settle in for popcorn and snacks under the stars. It’s a perfect ending for a day full of making family memories!