Discover the Vibrant Shenandoah Valley Family Lifestyle

Whether you’re a vacationer, day tripper, new resident, or a long-time local, the Trail will lead you to a well-balanced way of life as well as lasting family memories. 

Childhood adventure develops able adults. It promotes independent thinking, resiliency and social skills. And families who embrace adventure build memories that become part of their heritage. If you’re looking for a family adventure that embraces the outdoors, history, culture and unique dining experiences, look no further than the VA Kids Trail.

Living a Well Balanced Lifestyle

Agriculture isn’t just the heart of the Valley, it’s the hub of robust living.  Learn more about locally sourced food with visits to farms, community stores, farmers markets, “real food” restaurants, and festivals like Blue Ridge Sprouts. But good eating isn’t the only key to a quality family life. On the Kids Trail, you’ll also find outdoor adventure, creative outlets, and rich history. These family-friendly activities emphasize togetherness, educational playtime, and just plain fun!

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Blue Ridge Sprouts – VA Kids Trail’s Celebration of Community

Blue Ridge Sprouts was Root to Table’s first festival to celebrate our culinary community! Festival goers enjoyed delicious fare and fun filled contests while learning new culinary and gardening skills. Tenth generation West Oaks Farm Market played host to hundreds of locals and Valley visitors. And a teenage chef, with a little help from a seasoned pro, took the title of “Sprout to Finish Cheftarian.”

“It’s hard to know what’s in your community until you attend an event like this.”

Check Out Our Latest Blogs!

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.

Enjoy Family Adventure at 9 Virginia State Parks
March 17, 2022

Enjoy Family Adventure at 9 Virginia State Parks

Did you know there are over 40 Virginia State Parks? Enjoy family adventure at some of our favorites. And we’ve even included an Interstate Park - onl...
29 Kid Friendly Virginia Museums
February 17, 2022

29 Kid Friendly Virginia Museums

Make learning fun with a trip to one of these 29 kid friendly Virginia Museums. Whether it's an afternoon adventure, an all day exploration, or part o...
Winter Family Adventures
January 13, 2022

Winter Family Adventures

Whether you're a family of outdoor enthusiasts or prefer to stay warm inside, one of these winter family adventures is sure to please. Take your pick ...


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.

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!