There’s no shortage of museums and activities for kids to do in and around Tysons, Virginia. With Washington D.C. so close by, you have a whole host of historical sites and museums to explore. But sometimes you want to stick close to home and stay away from the noise and crowds of the city. Whether you’re still home on winter break, or just need something to do on the weekend, here are some places near Tysons to get you and your kids out of the house this winter.
Once Upon a Dream
With activities for kids ages 9 months to 9 years, Once Upon a Dream in Vienna, VA encourages screen-free play time and interaction between parents and their children. They also have a drop-off option for kids ages 2-10, which can be a lifesaver for parents who just need a little break. Register for drop-off in advance. Make sure you and your children are wearing socks, as they have a no-shoe play area.
Shadowland Laser Tag
Kids and adults of all ages love laser tag. After all, as a kid, what’s better than running around in the dark shooting lasers at mom and dad? Shadowland Laser Tag has a few locations that are just a short drive from Tysons. In addition to their multi-level laser tag course, they also have glow-golf, which is fun for kids and adults alike.
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Going on a winter hike can expose kids to new animals and plants. It’s also good exercise and can help you shake off some of the winter blues. We like how Hidden Oaks Nature Center has indoor and outdoor activities for free or little cost to you. You can chart your own path, or take part in one of their several organized programs.
These are just a few of the many places you can take your kids this winter in and around Tysons. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss out on any family-friendly events taking place in 2019!