To entertain Baby ISO during our visit to Richmond, Virginia, we sought out some family-friendly activities.
1) World of Mirth
This is one of the COOLEST toy stores that I've ever visited. Baby ISO was oohhing, ahhing, and pointing at everything in sight, so it is safe to say that he loved it as well. At World of Mirth, you'll find fun toys for children (and adults) of all ages as well as books, crafts, and games. If you happen to be visiting RVA, with our without children, you should be sure to stop into this awesome store.
You can find World of Mirth at 3005 Cary Street; website.
2) Canal Walk
Canal Walk is a giant park along the James River that you can access via the Shockoe Slip neighborhood. Canal Walk is a great place to visit with children as there is plenty of open space to let kids run around and create general mayhem. You can find out more about what to do in the Riverfront Canal Walk area here and here.
3) Belle Island
Who knew there's an island in the James River?! Belle Island is another great outdoor area to allow kids to run free, bike on its many trails, fish, and more. You can learn more here.
4) Children's Museum of Richmond, Central
Because the weather was so hot when we visited Richmond, we opted to spend a day at the Children's Museum to avoid the heat. Though a bit pricey at $9 per person (but kids under 1 are free!), it provided hours of entertainment for Baby ISO. The baby and toddler playroom was greatly appreciated and several of the exhibits were really cool -- particularly the apple tree and fake cow that you could "milk." The dino area and book room were also very nice, although the information about the water cycle was incorrect (oops! a curator should probably fix that!). You can learn more about visiting the Children's Museum of Richmond on their website.
What else would you suggest doing in Richmond with kids?
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