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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 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
  5. Chesapeake Planetarium
    Free Admission to Public Planetarium Programs. Registration required
    312 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 547-0153
  6. City of Chesapeake Special Events
    Parades, Festivals, Celebrations and more. Many are Free.
    Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6411
  7. Fun Forest Playground
    Large children's playground within Chesapeake's City Park.
    900 City Park Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 312-0243
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Lowe’s DIY Kids’ Workshops
    Free Hand-On Building Clinics for Kids. Registration is recommended, these do fill up!
    Locations throughout Hampton Roads, VA
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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