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  1. AMF Norfolk Lanes
    AMF Bowling with 60 lanes, an interactive arcade and an on-site Pro Shop. Sports Bar. Birthday Parties Avaialble.
    2441 E. Little Creek Rd Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 583-1571
  2. Attucks Theatre
    Performance venue and historical landmark in Norfolk.
    1010 Church Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
    (757) 664-6464
  3. Beach Blacksmith by Primitive Events
    Beach Blacksmith specializes in custom, one-of-a-kind blacksmithing events and classes of all sizes.
    164 S Military Hwy, Norfolk VA
  4. Chrysler Hall
    Performance venue in Norfolk hosting local, national and international performances.
    215 St Pauls Blvd Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 664-6464
  5. Circuit Social
    Over 80 arcade games, sport games, skeeball, and pinball, giving everyone in the gang something to enjoy. Party rooms available. Note that this location becomes ages 21+ at 9pm.
    258 Granby Street Norfolk VA 23510
  6. Color Me Mine Norfolk
    Art classes, camps and workshops for kids, adults and families. Birthday parties available.
    1300 Colley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517
    (757) 625-1666
  7. Glow Golf at MacArthur Center
    Located within MacArthur Center in Norfolk. Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, and more. Birthday parties available.

    Using blacklights, Glow Golf lights up neon-colored obstacles, golf balls and clubs in a dark, outer-space-like atmosphere. Indoor mini-golf provides year-round fun.
    MarArthur Center Mall Norfolk, VA
  8. Glow Golf at Norfolk Premium Outlets
    Located within Norfolk Premium Outlets. Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, and Lazer Maze. Birthday parties available.
    1600 Premium Outlets Blvd. Space 405 Norfolk, VA 23502
    757-508-5075
  9. Hampton Roads Nature Club
    Family Nature Clubs worldwide are dedicated to helping people get time in nature back on the family calendar by providing regular opportunities to engage in hikes, paddles, camping trips and other fun outdoor family activities.
    Portsmouth, VA Norfolk, VA Virginia Beach, VA
  10. Hampton Roads Naval Museum
    Museum follows the extensive history of the fleet in Hampton Roads. Free Admission. Seasonal Family Programming.
    One Waterside Drive Ste 248 Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 322-2987
  11. Harbor Park
    Harbor Park is the home of the Norfolk Tides, the Baltimore Orioles AAA baseball team. Harbor Park also hosts NCAA baseball and concerts.
    150 Park Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23510
    (757) 664-6464
  12. Harrison Opera House
    Historic theater and home to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Opera.
    160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, Virginia 23510
    (757) 664-6464
  13. Hermitage Museum & Gardens
    Historic home with art galleries, gardens, woodlands and wetlands. Art classes, family programming, camps and tours. Check out the brand new Artful Play classes for ages 14-30 months and 2-3 at the Visual Arts Studio!
    7637 North Shore Road Norfolk, VA 23505
    (757) 423-2052
  14. 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.
  15. Kitsch
    Unique quality handmade items.
    Now offering vintage clothing and housewares, too. Art Classes for All Ages
    803 Shirley Ave Norfolk, VA 23517
    (757) 961-9855
  16. Latitude Climbing + Fitness
    Norfolk's first climbing gym. Bouldering, yoga, and fitness offered - routes are updated frequently and provide something for all skill levels. Available for birthday parties and special events. Summer camps available at both locations.
    1830 Lindsay Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 347-1441
  17. MacArthur Center
    Free Indoor Play Area inside MacArthur Center: The Looney Tunes Play Port.

    Seasonal Free Family Programming. Movie theater, restaurants.

    Birthday party and special event space available in the Live 360 Studio.
    300 Monticello Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 627-6000
  18. Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
    Activities, Events, and Storytimes. Children's Indoor Play Area.
    111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503
    (757) 441-1750
  19. Mermaid Factory
    Paint your own Norfolk Mermaid! Walk-ins welcome but reservations are recommended. Birthday parties available.
    919A W. 21st Street Norfolk, VA
    (757) 233-0733
  20. Mermaids On Parade
    Beginning at Nauticus, three separate trails take you along the Elizabeth River past Waterside, to the heart of downtown or to the Chrysler Museum while telling local history from the perspective of the 26 Mermaid statues along the trail.
    One Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 664-4000
  21. Nauticus
    The National Maritime Center, lots of family activities and home to the Battleship Wisconsin. Summer Sailing Camps available for ages 8-11. Homeschool Programs available.
    One Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA, 23510
    (757) 664-1000
  22. New World Virtual Reality Experience
    Now open! Local reality game center. Parties, Camps, and after-school programs are available.
    Norfolk Premium Outlets Norfolk, VA
  23. Norfolk Admirals
    Norfolk Admirals Professional Ice Hockey Team. Birthday parties available.
    201 East Brambleton Ave Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 640-1212
  24. Norfolk Botanical Garden
    Extensive gardens, walking trails and children's programming within WOW (World of Wonder) Children's Garden. Nature focused Classes, Workshops, and Homeschool programs available.
    6700 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 441-5830
  25. Norfolk Festevents
    Norfolk Festevents organizes special events, concerts, festivals and more in the City of Norfolk. Town Point Park has interactive water fountains the kids can play in. Many festival/events are free or low cost.
    Town Point Park and Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk VA
    (757) 441-2345
  26. Norfolk Indoor Sports Turf
    8,000 sq. foot indoor sports facility in Norfolk. Sports camps, clinics and practice space. Youth training, lessons, clinics, team rental, and youth and adult birthday parties available.
    200 W. 21st St. Suite C 23517 Norfolk, VA 23517
    757-390-6964
  27. Norfolk Parks & Recreation
    A variety of programs are available through Norfolk Parks and Recreation including computers, athletics, art, music and more. Birthday Parties available.

    New for 2021: Recreation, Parks & Open Space is offering an After-School Program this upcoming school year for Norfolk Public Schools students, grades K - 8, for select schools.
    Several locations throughout Norfolk, VA
    (757) 441-2400
  28. Norfolk Public Library
    Free Library Programs and Services including storytimes, classes for all ages, and homework assistance.
    Various locations throughout Norfolk,VA
    (757) 664-7328 ext. 347
  29. Norfolk Tides
    Minor league baseball team playing at Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. Birthday parties available.
    150 Park Ave Norfolk, VA 23510
    (757) 622-2222 x103
  30. Ocean View Fishing Pier & Waterslide
    Fishing, summer fishing camp for kids, location of the Ocean View Waterslide. Birthday parties available (waterslide).
    Summer Fishing Camp for Kids!
    Ocean View Fishing Pier 400 W. Ocean View Ave. Norfolk VA
    757-583-6000
  31. Outside The Lines Art Studio
    Hampton Roads only process art studio! Art opportunities for all ages! Classes - Camps - Open Studio - Parties - Workshops
    617 Colonial Ave. Norfolk, VA 23507
    (757) 472-6483
  32. PaddleWheel Ferry
    Ride the paddlewheel ferry between North Landing and High Street in Portsmouth and Harbor Park in Downtown Norfolk.
    Downtown Portsmouth and Norfolk, VA
    (757) 222-6100
  33. Paint Nite
    Paint and party with friends at a local bar or restaurant. Kids painting events are also available.
    Various locations
  34. PartyTiquev
    The 4600-square-foot area includes a Glam Lab and Spa, a Slime Lab, Sensory Play and a Selfie Room. PartyTique is the greatest place for children to create, relax, and have a good time. Sensory Field Trips, Spa Day fun and Birthday Parties available.
    MacArthur Center Mall 2nd Floor 300 Monticello Ave Norfolk VA
    757-985-6849
  35. Pinot’s Palette Norfolk
    Paint & Sip Studio offering Family Paint Classes, Special Events, Birthday Parties and Kids Art Camps.
    240 W 21st Street Norfolk, VA 23517
    (757) 386-4679
  36. Sail Nauticus
    Learn how to sail with our certified instructors. Several different opportunities are available including The Sail Nauticus First Sail experience - an introduction to sailing in a casual setting. Up to three students and an instructor will learn how to harness the winds and steer the boat on a course.
    One Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA, 23510
    (757) 823-4242
  37. Salvation Army Kroc Center Hampton Roads
    Educational, creative arts, recreational and spiritual activities for all ages. Indoor water park.
    1401 Ballentine Blvd. Norfolk VA 23504
    (757) 622-5762
  38. Scope Arena
    Scope Arena is the host to a wide variety of events and is currently home to the Norfolk Admirals hockey team, the MEAC Basketball Tournament, conventions, concerts, family shows and more.
    201 East Brambleton Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23510
    (757) 664-6464
  39. Send It Climbing Gym
    The Send It Climbing Gym has top rope and lead climbing walls up to 43 feet tall. The bouldering area has everything from slab to vertical to overhanging angles. With over 10,500 square feet of climbing, there’s something for everyone.
    7405 Sewells Point Road Norfolk, VA
    (757) 904-1940
  40. Smiles On Ice
    Cool your day down with a refreshing cup of Water Ice & a soft pretzel, multiple flavors to choose from with the most popular being Mango, Blueberry and Rainbow. If you’re trying it for the first time let us know how you like it!
    8063 West Glen Road Norfolk, VA 23505
    (215) 422-2962
  41. Teens With A Purpose (TWP)
    Local programming for teens including summer camps for kids in 7th grade+.
    700 E Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 747-2679
  42. The Pink Roller Indoor Play Yard
    A Parent Accompanied, safe indoor "free-play" yard for children 6 years and under. Birthday packages, snack cafe, children's clothing shop and much more! Drop & Play also available.
    801 E. 26th Street, Unit E-1 Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 222-5248
  43. Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop
    For youths ages 12 - 18. Drawing on Hampton Roads' rich maritime heritage, Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop provides area youth with unique and exciting experiential learning opportunities. Students learn math, science and other critical life skills as they build wooden boats and are taught to row and sail them on local waters. After school programming for ages 12-18. Summer camp programs available.
    910 Ballentine Blvd Norfolk, VA
    (757) 353-9418
  44. 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.
    Norfolk, VA
  45. Virginia Opera
    Virginia Opera performs a full season of opera in three separate venues (including Norfolk) and reaches more than 150,000 students and community members each year through its innovative Education and Community Outreach Program.
    160 W Virginia Beach Blvd Norfolk, VA
  46. Virginia Stage Company
    Virginia Stage offers Educational Matinees, In-School Tours, Workshops, Residencies, Stagedoor and Summer Camp Programs. They also hold family friendly performances throughout the year.
    110 E Tazewell St Norfolk, VA 23510
    757-627-6988
  47. Virginia Zoo in Norfolk
    Children's Programs, Exotic Animal Exhibits and Themed Gardens. Birthday Parties, Scout Programs, Family-friendly events and Summer Camps available. Teen conservation and volunteer opportunities. Nature Discovery Zone playground. Sensory inclusive support available.
    3500 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 441-2374
  48. Wells Theatre
    Historic landmark and performance venue in Norfolk, home to the Virginia Stage Company
    110 East Tazewell Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
    (757) 664-6464
  49. YMCA South Hampton Roads
    Multiple programs for Hampton Roads families including fitness and athletic programs for kids and families, toddler programs, swim lessons, arts and theater programs, preschool programs, before/after school child care, summer and out of school camps, teen leadership programs and more.
    Multiple locations throughout South Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 962-5555