Fun Things To Do As A Family In RVA

Monday, September 5, 2016



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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8 comments:

  1. That toy shop looks brilliant! Love the little hoppers in the window! This is a part of the states I know little about so it was nice to get an insight! :)

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    1. Hey, Emma! Thanks :) That toy store was so awesome. I'm sure that your little ones would have LOVED it.

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  2. A great resource for families in the area. I like the look of the canal walk in particular. Thanks for linking up to #FarawayFiles

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    1. The canal walk area was a great place to get outdoors. It was really nice to spend time there, even though it was so hot out.

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  3. Oh the canal walk looks lovely! I'm a big fan of canal walks because I used to like walking along the canal when I lived in Birmingham (UK). There are more canals there than Venice, apparently!

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    1. I never would have guessed that there are more canals in Birmingham than in Venice. I should really visit more parts of the UK!

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  4. I love that beautiful walk across the river under the bridge! I have never been to Richmond - have heard only great things! Thanks for the family friendly review for Richmond with littles in tow - a lovely one for #FarawayFiles. Cheers from Copenhagen! Erin

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    1. Thanks, Erin! The riverfront area is gorgeous in Richmond!

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