Discover your Next Family Outing on the Virginia Kids Trail

HAVE FUN ON THE VIRGINIA KIDS TRAIL

Welcome to the Virginia Kids Trail and the best family fun in the Shenandoah Valley and nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. Looking for new, hot or free children’s activities? We’ve got ‘em! Map out a day trip, weekend adventure or week long family vacation with our interactive website. Explore the Trail’s diverse, kid friendly activities emphasizing togetherness and educational playtime. We’re your idea database!

START YOUR FAMILY FUN HERE

With our handy drop down menu, plan your visits by combining a region and your child’s favorite interest. Want to spend some time exploring all the kid fun in one of our four areas? Just click on the Region tab. Feeling like visiting all the stops on the Kids Trail that focus on your child’s passion? Use the Interest tab. And if you want to see all that the Trail offers, simply select All Destinations. You can learn more about those destinations by clicking on a map pin or visiting a member profile page.

Select Place & Type of Activity of Your Choice

Award Winning Fun

Here are some stops along the Kids Trail that have been recognized by regional and national magazines and travel websites.

DISCOVER THE KIDS TRAIL REGIONS

Start your fun filled adventure anywhere along the Kids Trail. Explore heritage and test your outdoor skills in Harpers Ferry. Find age appropriate interests, from farms to outer space, in Leesburg. Harrisonburg offers the best in mountain resort family recreation along with living history. Spending a few days in the Blue Ridge? Then make Winchester, the heart of the Kids Trail, your home base.

MATCH ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR CHILD’S PERSONALITY

Ready to put down the phone and get outdoors? Want to create a cultural experience for your kids? How about sharing the area’s rich history? Or would your family like to learn more about locally sourced food from Virginia’s “breadbasket”? Build your intergenerational travel experience around our themes of Action, Creativity, Heritage and Wellness and match your child’s personality to our Trail Guides.

MEET YOUR KIDS TRAIL GUIDES

  • Bucket has an adventurous nature and pretty darn fearless. She can’t wait to get up and start exploring fitness and adventure.
  • Shenny is inquisitive and creative. While she may never become the next Michelangelo, she appreciates the beauty that surrounds her.
  • Ridge might be considered a bit of a nerd – which is NOT a bad thing! Although he’s all about the digital world, he also has a passion for history and heritage.
  • Fungi is the “foodie” in the group. He’s drawn to farms and loves all things healthy. And for a kid, he appreciates a wide range of good food choices.

DON’T FORGET YOUR POCKET TRAIL MAP!

Create and save personalized itineraries with our easy to use website.

And while you and your family are exploring, be sure to pick up a copy of our handy Pocket Trail Map at partner locations and visitors centers, and Virginia’s Clearbrook Welcome Center. Or email Bucket@vakidstrail.com.

Top Spots on the Kids Trail

Here are some of our favorite places and activities on the Virginia Kids Trail. Be sure to include them in your family travels. These spots offer the best in kid friendly fun!

Latest Blog Articles

Our blog will keep you in the loop when it comes to family focused happenings in the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Valley. You’ll also find seasonal adventures, kid healthy recipes and craft ideas, as well as the latest news about our Kids Trail members.

Discover Virginia Kids Trail Heritage
January 10, 2020

Discover Virginia Kids Trail Heritage

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Healthy Eating on the Virginia Kids Trail
January 10, 2020

Healthy Eating on the Virginia Kids Trail

Raise your Food IQ with healthy eating on the Virginia Kids Trail. Tour family farms, pick your own produce and celebrate the harvest with special events. Visit farmers markets and enjoy locally sourced meals and healthy beverages. Even children’...
New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family
January 10, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family

Start 2020 with some family New Year’s resolutions.  Use your children's interests and set goals around action, creativity, heritage and wellness.  And to help you out, we’ve come up with some resolutions based on our Virginia Kids Trail. Family N...
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