Off-the-Beaten-Path, Fun Things to Do with Kids in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia
Cross Over to Another Dimension at FunVille Playground and Cafe
Virtual Reality is one of the most groundbreaking recent technologies and FunVille has everything you need to experience full-body gaming at its finest.
Available at our Virginia Beach location, we offer a variety of games for all ages from fun, simple games for younger children to combat games for teens and adults. It’s the perfect choice for a birthday party or just a fun outing for the whole family. For just a taste of the great Virtual Reality games we offer at FunVille, check out this article!
Test your driving skills with bumper cars at FunVille
Bumper-to-bumper traffic has never been so fun! For only $5 a person and no driver’s license required, you or your kids can choose a car, strap in, and prepare to outrun your competition without spinning out of control. At FunVille Playground and Cafe in Chesapeake, crashing your car comes with no punishment so drive till your heart’s content!
Learn how trains shaped Virginia’s history
The Railroad Museum of Virginia is a little-known treasure in Hampton Roads (more specifically, Portsmouth). With people of all ages in mind, it’s a great way to spend an hour with your family and educate yourselves on the locomotives that allowed for the discovery of so much of Virginia, therefore playing an important role in our state’s history.
Pick your own in Virginia Beach
Cullipher Farm has an ice cream shop, a bakeshop, and rows of strawberries that are ripe for the picking come summer. It’s a great way to get your kids off their devices and outside!
Take a climb for a history lesson
The Cape Henry Lighthouse is located next to the “First Landing” site where the English arrived in 1607, prior to settling in Jamestown. It was built in 1792, authorized by George Washington.
There are self-guided tours every day while historic interpreters discuss the history of the lighthouse, the area, the military, and other STEM-related topics. There are a few stipulations in order to access the property but it is definitely worth the extra step.
Take a nature walk at First Landing
First Landing State Park is also a unique habitat with rare plants and giant cypress trees that provide shade on hot summer days. The park has more than 19 miles of hiking trails plus you can take a guided kayak tour through the lagoons and marshes. You can stay for a day or extend your time there staying at the campsite.
No matter what you and your kids like to do, there is no shortage of fun things to do with kids in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, VA.