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  1. Bergey’s Breadbasket
    Special Events (including a seasonal corn maze) and Birthday Parties on the Farm. Seasonal baked goods, ice cream and more. The Farmstead indoor space is family-friendly with fun & games that are great for a wide variety of ages. ​Bergey's barnyard offers an up-close and personal experience with farm animals.
    ​2207 Mount Pleasant Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 546-9225
  2. Camp Outback – Girl Scout Camp
    Camp Outback is offered as a day camp experience for girls each summer. Campers can enjoy hiking on nature trails, be challenged on the fitness trail, climb the 50 foot outlook tower, canoe on Bells Mill Creek or participate in outdoor classroom activities in one of the four outdoor pavilions located on the property.
    Camp Outback, A Place For Girls 912 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 547-4405
  3. Chesapeake 4-H Clubs & Programs
    4-H provides “learn by doing” opportunities for youth to receive “hands on” experiences through work or activities. 4-H is for all youth, both boys and girls between the ages of 5-18. Summer Camps Available!
    Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6612
  4. Chesapeake Arboretum
    A tree sanctuary that hosts an 18th century homestead for enjoyment and education. Extensive walking trails.
    624 Oak Grove Road Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 382-7060
  5. Chesapeake City Park
    Large park in Chesapeake that includes Fun Forest Children's Playground, a Dog Park, Skate Park, Outdoor Stage, Horseshoe Courts and more.
    900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 312-0243
  6. Chesapeake Parks & Recreation
    Art, Camps, Cooking, Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Special Needs, Sports, Toddler Programs, Summer Camps, Special Events & more. Homeschool Activities. After School Care available.
    Various locations in Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6411
  7. Chesapeake Planetarium
    Free Admission to Public Planetarium Programs. Registration required
    312 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 547-0153
  8. Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
    Wildlife refuge with multi-use trails for walking, biking, horseback riding, and an launch area for boating.
    1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Chesapeake, VA 23322
  9. Easy Does It Ranch & Pungo Equine Rescue and Rehab Center
    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.
    1424 Benefit Road Chesapeake VA
    757-721-4646
  10. Fun Forest Playground
    Large children's playground within Chesapeake's City Park.
    900 City Park Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 312-0243
  11. Great Dismal Swamp Refuge/Canal Trail
    Wildlife refuge with multi-use trails for walking, biking, horseback riding, and an launch area for boating.
    1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Chesapeake, VA 23322
  12. Hickory Ridge Farms
    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.
    2928 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
    (757) 560-6763
  13. Historic Greenbrier Farm
    Farm and nursery, an event space and a garden center. Also available: Birthday Parties, Riding/Walking Trails, a Playground and a Petting Zoo that is always open to the public. Field trips for schools and homeschooled students are available.
    225 Sign Pine Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 421-2141
  14. Northwest River Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with a playground, boating, fishing, hiking, putt-putt course, horse shoes, volleyball nets. Summer camps available at this location.
    1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 421-7151
  15. Northwest River Park Homeschool Adventure Club
    Weekly child-led adventures at Northwest River Park
    Northwest River Park Chesapeake, VA
  16. Oak Grove Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with a fitness trail for walking, running, biking. Fishing platforms and a kids play area on site.
    409 Byron Street Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 382-6411
  17. Our Sensory Farm
    Offering a variety of inclusive outdoor experiences to address sensory, social and play issues, while developing children’s sensory and motor systems.
    Chesapeake, VA
    757-705-0814
  18. Rocking Pony Stables
    Horseback riding lessons, Educational Events, Birthday parties.
    Mosses Grandy Trl Chesapeake, Virginia
    (757) 932-0032
  19. Sea Breeze Ponies
    A small family farm offering riding lessons, sales, camps and pony school. Ages 4 and up.
    1004 Head of River Road Chesapeake VA 23322
    757-773-4270
  20. Tinkergarten
    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.
    Chesapeake, VA
  21. Triple R Ranch
    Triple-R's offers private and group horseback riding lessons as well as trail rides and hayrides. Challenge Course on site. Day Camps and Overnight Camps are also available. Seasonal special events.
    3531 Bunch Walnuts Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 421-4177
  22. Western Branch Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with playgrounds, basketball courts, pickleball courts, athletic fields and more.
    4437 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23323
    (757) 382-6411