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  1. Barnes & Noble Yoder Plaza
    Weekly storytime- Please check website link to confirm storytime is happening as scheduled.
    Yoder Plaza Shopping Center 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602
    (757) 249-2488
  2. Deer Park
    Home of Boundless Playground (wheelchair accessible). Ball fields, picnic areas, fishing, hiking trails.
    11523 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA
    (757) 886-7912
  3. Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center
    2020 Summer Camp has been postponed. Additional Summer programming is available virtually! Cultural arts center offering free and paid events every month including concerts, plays, dance performances, movies, children’s programming and instruction. Summer Camps and Birthday Parties Available
    2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, Virginia 23607
    (757) 247- 8950
  4. HobbyTown Newport News
    Special Events, R/C Racing, Model Builds, Pokemon Club, and Camps for Kids.
    12761 Jefferson Ave Newport News, VA
    (757) 890-4515
  5. 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.
  6. KidsSkateFree
    Kids Skate Free at participating locations during designated times.
  7. Lowe’s DIY Kids’ Workshops
    Free Hand-On Building Clinics for Kids. Registration is recommended, these do fill up!
    Locations throughout Hampton Roads, VA
  8. Mariners’ Museum Park
    Private Park open to the public. Includes Lake Maury & Noland Trail.
    100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
    (757) 596-2222
  9. Newport News Fire Department
    Free fire station tours for ages 3 and up. Tours must be prearranged and dates approved.
    Newport News, VA
    (757) 926-8404
  10. Newport News Park
    Several Playgrounds. Outdoor Programs for all ages. Many free programs including nature exploration and seasonal hayrides. Home of Newport News Park Discovery Center.
    13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News VA 23603
    (757) 886-7912
  11. Newport News Public Library
    Several different storytimes available for children ages birth to age 5. Some programs do require registration.
    Various locations throughout Newport News, VA
    (757) 926-1350
  12. Riverview Farm Park
    Home of Fantasy Farm Playground, picnic areas, soccer field, hiking trails.
    105 City Farm Road Newport News VA, 23602
    (757) 886-7912