River Rock Indoor Climbing Gym | Roanoke | (540) 685-2360

We are a kid-friendly gym. Providing incredible climbing, instruction, and service to complete beginners and seasoned experts alike. Whether you are an avid climber with years of experience or someone who has never experienced the thrill of the sport, you'll find exciting terrain, excellent instruction, and friendly faces at The River Rock. The minimum age to climb is 3 years old.

Crimper's Gym | Christiansburg |  (540) 251-3040

Climbing is engaging and fun for people of all ages, and no experience is necessary. Crimper's climbing walls have a variety of climbs at all levels from beginner to expert. Anyone can feel the thrill indoor climbing at Crimper's. Whether you are climbing or simply watching, fun will be in the air and any reluctance to try to climb will disappear. Youth 5-18 years. Birthday parties too!

Mountain Lake Treetop Adventures | Pembroke | (540)626-7121

Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing,  balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone!

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing | Craig | (800) 782-0779

Outdoor Discovery Camps and Classic Adventure Camps. With the Outdoor Discovery trip, participants not only learn how to camp, canoe, cave, rock climb, and other adventure activities but we will also blend it with more traditional summer camp activities including archery, soccer, kickball, and capture-the-flag which are more familiar to most kids.


Children's Museum of Blacksburg | Blacksburg

Imagine a Place… devoted to young people’s curiosity and creativity through the exploration of science, technology, the arts, and regional heritage.

Virginia's Museum of Transportation | Roanoke | (540) 342-5670

The Virginia Museum of Transportation's outstanding rail collection includes the only remaining examples of the N&W's legendary success: the N&W Class A 1218 and the Class J 611(currently offsite for restoration). The N&W Class Y6a 2156, the last of the N&W Big Three, comes home to Roanoke in early 2015! In our Rail Yard, explore historic steam and diesel engines, cabooses, and other rail equipment as modern trains rumble past. Inside the Museum, enjoy model trains and hands-on exhibits, stroll among our antique automobiles, and explore our truck, bus, and aviation exhibits!

Science Museum of Western Virginia | Roanoke | (540) 342-5710

Check out our educational and hands-on exhibits including: Healthy Bodies Gallery, Healthy Earth Gallery, How it Works Gallery, Living River and Touch TankOpen Lab and our Children’s Curiosity Corner!

Explore More Discovery Museum | Harrisonburg | (540)442-8900

Explore More Discovery Museum is an interactive museum designed especially for children and familes. Voted “Best Museum and Best Kid-Friendly Venue of the Valley ” by readers of the Daily News-Record.

Water Parks

Randolph Park | Dublin | (540) 674-1513

Outdoor Trails, ampitheater, sand volleyball, tennis, softball, baseball, modern playground and featuring a handicapped accessible water park. Food Vendor on site. Events throughout the year. Admission fee for Pool.

Splash Valley Water Park | Roanoke | (540) 777-6300

An outdoor aquatic facility featuring two 34-foot high slides, a current river, children's sprayground and more!  Operated by Roanoke County's department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, this facility provides a great place to cool off during the summer months. Splash Valley Water Park is located directly adjacent to Roanoke County's Green Ridge Recreation Center, but requires a separate admission.

Wytheville Community Center Water Park | Wytheville | (276) 223-3378

Water Park: designed for children to experience fun and laughter while spending the day at the pool. Water Park has a water slide, pipe waterfall, arch spray, mushroom spray, and lemon drop deck spray and therapy jets. Water park will be open Monday – Sunday.

Farms and Zoos

Glen Alton Farm | 540-552-4641

Come Outside and Play Children’s Day!
Glen Alton is a 304 acre property in Giles County that was a working farm up until the 1980`s. Majestic trees, open pastures and picturesque buildings create a pastoral setting that invites wandering and evokes memories of a simpler time. This day use area features picnic tables, hiking trails, and wildlife watching opportunities. Area highlights include White Rocks Campground, Potts Rail Trail, Big Stony Creek, and Interior Whistle Stop.

Mill Mountain Zoo | Roanoke | (540) 343-3241

Mill Mountain Zoo is home to 74 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, Japanese Macaque, and Andean Condor. Ride the ZooChoo train, too.

Infinity Acres Petting Ranch | Ridgeway | (276) 358-2378

A personally guided tour brings you to each of the animals to meet, touch and take pictures with. Great opportunity to cuddle a coatimundi, kiss an alpaca, nuzzle a miniature zebu, or give a bottle of milk to a baby goat.

Sinkland Farms | Riner/Floyd | (540) 382-4647

Experience Sinkland Farms The Premier Event Venue in Southwest Virginia With the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, the rolling hills of Sinkland Farms offer a scene only nature can create. The Farm serves as a hub for environmental and agricultural education as well as a premier event center for weddings, musical events, and of course, the annual Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival and “Up in Smoke” Chili Cook-Off and Wine/Brew Festival. We invite you to explore the possibilities at Sinkland Farms!