Chesapeake: Animals & Nature

Bergey's Breadbasket

Description: Special Events and Birthday Parties on the Farm.
Phone: (757) 546-9225

Chesapeake Arboretum

Description: A tree sanctuary that hosts an 18th century homestead for enjoyment and education. Extensive walking trails.
Phone: (757) 382-7060

Chesapeake City Park

Description: Large park in Chesapeake that includes Fun Forest Children's Playground, a Dog Park, Skate Park, Outdoor Stage, Horseshoe Courts and more.
Phone: (757) 312-0243

Chesapeake Parks & Recreation

Description: Art, Camps, Cooking, Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Special Needs, Sports, Toddler Programs, Summer Camps, Special Events & more.
Phone: (757) 382-6411

Chesapeake Planetarium

Description: Free Admission to Public Planetarium Programs. Registration required
Phone: (757) 547-0153

Discover Virginia

Description: Kayak Rentals, Kayak Tours and Outdoor Adventure Summer Camps for kids ages 6-10.
Phone: (757) 721-9668

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail

Description: Wildlife refuge with multi-use trails for walking, biking, horseback riding, and an launch area for boating.

Easy Does It Ranch & Pungo Equine Rescue and Rehab Center

Description: We are the Easy Does It Rescue Ranch & Western Riding Academy and we are a full teaching facility (soon to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit status rescue). We have a schooling program for anyone of any age to learn every aspect of the horses. You learn to take care of the horses as if you would own one in the future. Trail Rides available.
Phone: 757-721-4646

Fun Forest Playground

Description: Large children's playground withing Chesapeake's City Park.
Phone: (757) 312-0243

Great Dismal Swamp Refuge/Canal Trail

Description: Wildlife refuge with multi-use trails for walking, biking, horseback riding, and an launch area for boating.

Hickory Ridge Farms

Description: Special Events on the Farm including the Food Truck Rodeos. Cowboy and Cowgirl themed birthday parties for kids including bounce house, hay-ride, farm animals and pony rides.
Phone: (757) 560-6763

Northwest River Park

Description: Local park in Chesapeake with a playground, boating, fishing, hiking, putt-putt course, horse shoes, volleyball nets. Summer camps available at this location.
Phone: (757) 421-7151

Oak Grove Park

Description: Local park in Chesapeake with a fitness trail for walking, running, biking. Fishing platforms and a kids play area on site.
Phone: (757) 382-6411

Rocking Pony Stables

Description: Horseback riding lessons, Educational Events, Birthday parties.
Phone: (757) 932-0032

Sea Breeze Ponies

Description: A small family farm offering riding lessons, sales, camps and pony school. Ages 4 and up.
Phone: 757-773-4270

Tinkergarten

Description: Tinkergarten® provides the best early childhood education in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. We match families with leaders in their local community who offer activity-based kids classes that help them develop the skills that matter most—all while having fun! Ages 18 months and up.

Western Branch Park

Description: Local park in Chesapeake with playgrounds, basketball courts, pickleball courts, athletic fields and more.
Phone: (757) 382-6411