Whether you are a native of Richmond or are simply visiting on vacation, there are a number of excellent, family friendly activity options to choose from. Even if you have lived in Richmond for many years, you never know when you will discover something new and exciting to try! Here are a few things you might want to consider checking out with your family this weekend!
- Busch Gardens Amusement Park
This Busch Gardens has been named the “Most Beautiful Theme Park in America” for 9 years running now. It features two of the top ranked coasters in the US, and from its European inspired and themed villages to the Land of Dragons, it offers a first class ticket to unforgettable adventure.
- Children’s Museum of Richmond
Long a favorite among families, this 42,000 square foot museum boasts over 250 interactive displays for children and their parents to experiment with. Just some of the exhibits that are guaranteed to please include: How it Works, the Feeling Food Neighborhood, and The Art Studio. There is even an OMNIMAX theater to enjoy.
- Festival of the Arts
The Festival of the Arts is an annual festival in Richmond that runs from June until mid-August in Byrd Park. Concerts, dance exhibits, theater performances, and art exhibits abound, and these programs are designed for adults and children of all ages. Musical performances feature the sounds of jazz, big band swing, rock, and contemporary.
Maymont is a historic Victorian estate in Richmond that used to belong to Major James H. and Sallie May Dooley. There are a number of exciting features here to entertain people of all ages! Just some of the attractions that you will want to see and experience include the gardens, the carriage collection, and the children’s farm. There are also native wildlife exhibits that feature more than 300 animals!
- Metro Richmond Zoo
There are very few families who would not enjoy a good trip to the zoo! This expansive zoo features more than 400 animals in surroundings designed to mimic their natural settings, as well as many endangered species.
Of course, these are a just a few of the exciting options that Richmond has to offer. Half of the fun of the city is discovering all that it has to offer! Have you uncovered any hidden gems yourself? Let us know in the comments section below!