Grommet Island, located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, is one of the first playgrounds of it’s kind and covers over 15,000 square feet. Not only is it 100% accessible but it also has a wheelchair entrance, sensory boards for children who are autistic and the visually impaired. After a hot romper in the sandbox or pretending to ride the wave with dolphins, cool off in the salty sway of ocean waves.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark is located just 2 miles from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and has over 30 water slides, a wave pool, a moat and more! Every Friday starting June 17th, stay late for a fun, family dine-in movie!
World of Wonders a.k.a. WOW is an adventure park where your children can learn, imagine, travel, explore, discover and more! The splash zone located in the center of the map (Splash your way around the world!) includes fountains, bubblers, foggers and jet sprays! Shoes are required.
Hours: 9:30am – 6:30pm (April 1 to October 1)
Children & Youth (3-17) $10
*Toddlers 2 and younger are free with parental guidance.
The Water Plaza at the Norfolk Zoo offers fun & excitement for all ages. When you enter the zoo, get your feet wet by splashing around in water jets that sprout up from the ground! It’s also a great cool down after you’re done walking the vast landscape of lions, giraffes, reptiles and more. Never get lost in the 53 acres of wildlife terrain with this handy dandy Interactive Zoo Map.
Hours: Zoo is open daily 10am to 5pm. The Water Plaza closes at 4:45 and during inclement weather.
Seniors (62+) $12.95
Children (2-11) $11.95
*Prices do not include military and AAA. For more information visit VirginiaZoo.org.
Norview Splash Pad
This interactive splash pad is located at Norview Community Center off of Sewells Point Road in Norfolk. Admission to the splash pad is free and open to the public!
Hours: Mid-June-Labor Day: Daily from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Busch Gardens located in Williamsburg, VA, is a world-class roller coaster theme park with a European theme of nine villages and six countries to explore! To cool down take a ride down Escape From Pompeii!
Single Day Passes
Age 10+ – $77.00
Age 3 – 9 – $67.00
*Depending on the day you’d like the go, refer to their calendar for hours of operation.
Your child may be measured at the height check station located at the Guest Information & Reservation Center in England.
Not only does Great Wolf Lodge have an indoor water park but it also has lodging for overnight stay and plenty of adult friendly activities. Visit the spa while the kiddos take a ride down River Canyon Run, W0lf Rider Wipeout and more!
For lodging availabilities, check their website. You can choose from standard, themed or premium vacation passes. Present Military ID for up to 30% off your stay.
Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation is located in the city of Portsmouth, VA. With over 142 acres, there are plenty of activities for the whole family including bird watching, hiking trails and kayaking excursions! The next family kayaking event is May 28, 2016.
Host a birthday party or visit the Beazley Planetarium at the Children’s Museum of Virginia located in Portsmouth, VA. Now open thru September 11, learn about the Physics Behind The Fun, a new interactive traveling exhibition called Amusement Park Science. Being indoors during the hot summer, while learning and having fun is a great activity for the whole family!
Hours: Open Mondays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.