Norfolk: Just For Fun

AMF Norfolk Lanes

Description: AMF Bowling with 60 lanes, an interactive arcade and an on-site Pro Shop. Sports Bar. Birthday Parties Avaialble.
Phone: (757) 583-1571

Apple Store

Description: Free learning programs and out of school camps for kids focusing on apple programs and STEM.
Phone: (757) 628-8400

Attucks Theatre

Description: Performance venue and historical landmark in Norfolk.
Phone: (757) 664-6464

Beach Blacksmith by Primitive Events

Description: Beach Blacksmith specializes in custom, one-of-a-kind blacksmithing events and classes of all sizes.

Chrysler Hall

Description: Performance venue in Norfolk hosting local, national and international performances.
Phone: (757) 664-6464

Color Me Mine Norfolk

Description: Art classes, camps and workshops for kids, adults and families. Birthday parties available.
Phone: (757) 625-1666

GlowGolf

Description: Located within Norfolk Premium Outlets. Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, and Lazer Maze. Birthday parties available.
Phone: 757-508-5075

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Description: Museum follows the extensive history of the fleet in Hampton Roads. Free Admission. Seasonal Family Programming.
Phone: (757) 322-2987

Harbor Park

Description: Harbor Park is the home of the Norfolk Tides, the Baltimore Orioles AAA baseball team. Harbor Park also hosts NCAA baseball and concerts.
Phone: (757) 664-6464

Harrison Opera House

Description: Historic theater and home to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Opera.
Phone: (757) 664-6464

Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Description: 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!
Phone: (757) 423-2052

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Description: Free Hands-On Workshops for Kids ages 5-12. Registration is recommended, they often fill up!
Phone: (757) 461-6197

Kitsch

Description: Unique quality handmade items.
Now offering vintage clothing and housewares, too. Art Classes for All Ages
Phone: (757) 961-9855

Latitude Climbing + Fitness

Description: 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.
Phone: (757) 347-1441

MacArthur Center

Description: 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.
Phone: (757) 627-6000

Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library

Description: Activities, Events, and Storytimes. Children's Indoor Play Area.
Phone: (757) 441-1750

Mermaid Factory

Description: Paint your own Norfolk Mermaid! Walk-ins welcome but reservations are recommended. Birthday parties available.
Phone: (757) 233-0733

Mermaids On Parade

Description: 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.
Phone: (757) 664-4000

Mpact Girls Clubs

Description: Youth organization and scouting program for girls ages Pre-K-8th grade, building character through Christian principles.

Phone: 757-461-5041

Nauticus

Description: 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.
Phone: (757) 664-1000

Norfolk Admirals

Description: Norfolk Admirals Professional Ice Hockey Team. Birthday parties available.
Phone: (757) 640-1212

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Description: Extensive gardens, walking trails and children's programming within WOW (World of Wonder) Children's Garden. Homeschool programs available.
Phone: (757) 441-5830

Norfolk Festevents

Description: 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.
Phone: (757) 441-2345

Norfolk Parks & Recreation

Description: A variety of programs are available through Norfolk Parks and Recreation including computers, athletics, art, music and more. Birthday Parties available.
Phone: (757) 441-2400

Norfolk Public Library

Description: Free Library Programs and Services including storytimes, classes for all ages, and homework assistance.
Phone: (757) 664-7328 ext. 347

Norfolk Tides

Description: Minor league baseball team playing at Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. Birthday parties available.
Phone: (757) 622-2222 x103

Ocean View Fishing Pier & Waterslide

Description: Fishing, summer fishing camp for kids, location of the Ocean View Waterslide. Birthday parties available (waterslide).
Phone: 757-583-6000

PaddleWheel Ferry

Description: Ride the paddlewheel ferry between North Landing and High Street in Portsmouth and Harbor Park in Downtown Norfolk.
Phone: (757) 222-6100

Paint Nite

Description: Paint and party with friends at a local bar or restaurant. Kids painting events are also available.

Pinot's Palette Norfolk

Description: Paint & Sip Studio offering Family Paint Classes, Special Events, Birthday Parties and Kids Art Camps.
Phone: (757) 386-4679

Salvation Army Kroc Center Hampton Roads

Description: Educational, creative arts, recreational and spiritual activities for all ages. Indoor water park.
Phone: (757) 622-5762

Scope Arena

Description: 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.
Phone: (757) 664-6464

The OV Sandbox

Description: The OV Sandbox is a structured playgroup that meets regularly at Miles Memorial United Methodist Church. Our groups are small, and led by special educators and talented staff members who understand the value of play, social interactions, and the unique needs of children ages 2 to 6 with developmental delays and special needs.
Address: Norfolk, VA
Phone: (757) 617-4401

The Pink Roller Indoor Play Yard

Description: 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.
Phone: (757) 222-5248

Virginia Opera

Description: 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.

Virginia Stage Company

Description: Virginia Stage offers Educational Matinees, In-School Tours, Workshops, Residencies, Stagedoor and Summer Camp Programs. They also hold family friendly performances throughout the year.
Phone: 757-627-6988

Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

Description: Children's Programs, Exotic Animal Exhibits and Themed Gardens. Birthday Parties, Scout Programs, Family-friendly events and Summer Camps available. Nature Discovery Zone playground.
Phone: (757) 441-2374

Wells Theatre

Description: Historic landmark and performance venue in Norfolk, home to the Virginia Stage Company
Phone: (757) 664-6464

Williams-Sonoma

Description: FREE Junior Chef Classes open to kids and teens. (note they also offer American Girl Cooking classes which do have a fee). Summer Camp available.
Phone: (757) 625-6008
 
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