Colonial Market


[Show thumbnails] Take a journey back to 1771 and experience what it was like to go to the market and catch up on the latest happenings outside of your farm. Smell the rosemary chicken and sausage cooking. Drink a beer from the tavern. Buy some kitchen wares at auction. Let your children paint, play games, watch the puppet show, make…

Summer Camps


Tick-tock! The clock is ticking fast and summer will be here before you know it. Finding a summer camp shouldn’t consist solely of plugging your kid into the first available slot you find. The variety and number of camps being offered in the area have greatly multiplied over the years. Area program offerings include science, horses, outdoor activities, scouting, field…

Spring Flings


  If you’re ready for warmer weather and the sweet kiss of the sun on your face, take off for the great outdoors. There are plenty of ways to welcome the spring in Northern Virginia, with egg hunts and gardens galore to explore! Check out our collection of Spring Flings, local and semi-local activities, including local egg hunts. Username E-mail A password…

Tidal Basin Paddle Boating


Swan boats have arrived at the Tidal Basin and paddle boats rentals are open for business! Save yourself a major headache by making boat reservations and purchasing guaranteed parking in advance. Of course, the best time to paddle is during the cherry blossom season, so plan ahead and you’ll be able to enjoy this activity despite the crowds. Paddle boating is…

Pick Your Own Produce and Flowers


If you haven’t tasted a perfectly ripe peach right off the tree, you’re missing out! Living along the outer edges of population gives many of us the opportunity to drive out into the country and pick for ourselves. It’s a day spent outside, in the fresh air, teaching our children something new, and simply just selecting fresh food for our…

National Arboretum


< See these beautiful grounds on your terms, whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or driving. With nine miles of trails, if you can swing it, bring your bike. The Arboretum offers classes and activities for all levels of plant lovers, including Bonsai workshops, plant swaps, and full moon hikes.  When you’re ready for a break from the heat, go indoors…

Pic to Click


Heflin’s Store resides alongside a road winding through rolling countryside farmland, just outside of Haymarket and near The Plains. Built in 1845, this building in the Broad Run – Little Georgetown District served as a general store until the 1970s. If you have an opportunity to take a Sunday drive, set your navigation for 5310 Blantyre Rd. The building sits next to…

Maker Faire NoVa


Maker Faires are happening all over the world! It’s where people come together and share the fruits of their makerspace creations. These makerspaces are where components of S.T.E.A.M. flourish together, encouraging participants to create, share, and become inspired. Come see one of the greatest visual representations of collaborative creation and motivate your friends and family to get making! Things you…