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  1. 757 Mayors
    Free youth athletics and performing arts for kids. Open to kids in other areas but located in Chesapeake. Currently offering basketball and drama club.
    Chesapeake, VA 23323
    757-685-2167
  2. Barnes & Noble Greenbrier
    Weekly storytime- Please check website link to confirm storytime is happening as scheduled.
    1212 Greenbrier Pkwy Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 382-0220
  3. 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
  4. Chesapeake Central Library
    Classes, Events, Storytimes and more.
    298 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 410-7100
  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. Chesapeake Public Library
    Several different storytimes available for ages 0-10. Registration is required for some programs. Homeschool programs available
    Various locations in Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 410-7100
  9. City of Chesapeake Special Events
    Parades, Festivals, Celebrations and more. Many are Free.
    Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6411
  10. 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
  11. Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
    Events, Classes, Storytimes and more.
    2726 Border Road Chesapeake, VA 23324
    (757) 410-7036
  12. Fun Forest Playground
    Large children's playground within Chesapeake's City Park.
    900 City Park Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 312-0243
  13. 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
  14. Greenbrier Library
    Events, Activities, and Storytimes.
    1214 Volvo Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 410-7058
  15. Home Depot Kids Workshops
    Free Hands-On Workshops for Kids ages 5-12. Registration is recommended, they often fill up!
    Locations throughout Hampton Roads, see website for the closest store.
  16. Indian River Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes.
    2320 Old Greenbrier Road Chesapeake, VA 23325
    (757) 410-7003
  17. JoAnn
    Sewing, crafting, and art classes/lessons for kids. Free events monthly. Birthday parties available.
    1593 Crossways Blvd Chesapeake, VA 23320
    757-523-6479
  18. Lowe’s DIY Kids’ Workshops
    Free Hand-On Building Clinics for Kids. Registration is recommended, these do fill up!
    Locations throughout Hampton Roads, VA
  19. Major Hillard Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes.
    824 Old George Washington Highway Chesapeake, VA 23323
    (757) 410-7078
  20. Michael’s Store Craft Events
    Regular free and low cost Make & Take store events for kids. Birthday Parties available
    Locations throughout Hampton Roads, VA
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Russell Memorial Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    2808 Taylor Road Chesapeake, VA 23321
    (757) 410-7020
  24. South Norfolk Memorial Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes
    1100 Poindexter Street Chesapeake, VA 23324
    (757) 410-7048
  25. Spanish For Kids
    Free Children's Spanish Classes for kids in 3rd grade thru High School.
    Freedom Baptist Church 308 Centerville Turnpike, N. Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
    (757) 272-3705
  26. 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