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Kid-friendly activities in Loudoun County, VA

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With the COVID-19 situation improving, Loudoun County in Virginia is gradually reopening with health and safety precautions in place. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of fun things that you can do with kids, right here in Loudoun County.

  1. Movie night out at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn
  2. Minimum age: 3 years old
    Phone: (571) 293-6808
    Inquire here or visit their Facebook page

    If you and your family need a break from all those Netflix watch parties, come on over to the Alamo for a movie night out.

    Opened in 2013, Alamo’s Ashburn location is beloved by movie buffs and casual moviegoers alike. You can watch a variety of titles here, from Hollywood action flicks and blockbusters to independently produced foreign language films.

    The entire family will feel right at home in this cinema because of the cozy atmosphere and great selection of movie snacks. Dig into mouth watering burgers and pizza, then down it with your drink of choice.

  3. Laser tag at Ultrazone Loudoun in Sterling
  4. Phone: (571) 380-4098
    Send them an email or visit their Facebook page

    More famously known among locals as Panther Family Laser Tag and Amusement Center, this establishment is now under new management, with a new name.

    Ultrazone is a great spot for the family to enjoy an exciting and immersive 15-minute session of laser tag. There’s never a dull moment here even as you can wait for your turn to play: you and your family can hang out in any of the dedicated party and arcade rooms.

    At present, Ultrazone is offering special “bubble” sessions where groups of 5 to 20 people can book the place and play for 90 minutes straight.

  5. Paintball action at Hogback Mountain Paintball in Leesburg
  6. Minimum age: 8 years old
    Phone: (703) 777-0057
    Email or visit their Facebook page

    For another exhilarating activity, consider reserving a full or half-day paintball session at Hogback Mountain.

    Paintball is traditionally associated with that painful sting from getting hit, but what these folks at Hogback offer is something a bit different. They use low-impact paintballs (about 75% less sting), making it a fun and family-friendly activity. Plus, it’s a therapeutic way for kids (and adults, in some cases!) to release all that pent-up energy.

    Hogback Mountain Paintball is open on weekends, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but groups of at least eight that schedule in advance can visit on weekdays.

  7. Draw or paint together at Kidcreate Art Studio in Ashburn
  8. Minimum age: 18 months
    Phone: (571) 410-0520
    Sign up here or check their Facebook page to learn more

    Looking for a more brain-stimulating but relaxing activity, mainly for your little one’s benefit? Kidscreate Art Studio helps kids express themselves through various forms of art. This chain of art studios was actually founded by a parent who wanted to find new ways to expose her son to art.

    Your child can sign up for specific art workshops or private classes, which take place from Monday to Sunday, during the scheduled class times, or by appointment.

    Is your child celebrating their birthday soon? Kidcreate Art Studio also organizes art-themed birthday parties (virtual or in-person) guided by a Kidcreate teacher. It can be the perfect time for you and the entire family to create lovely keepsakes or pictures suitable for hanging.

  9. Sports and leisurely walks at Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center in Sterling
  10. Phone: +1 571-258-3600
    Send an claudemoorerec(at)loudoun(dotted)govemail or visit their Facebook page

    There’s a plethora of sports and recreational activities at Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center that the whole family can enjoy. You can go swimming, jog indoors, and play baseball, softball, and basketball, to name a few. Do note that certain facilities throughout the 10,000-square-foot gymnasium may still be closed off or have limited operations.

    Fortunately, the recreation and community center is situated right in the middle of Claude Moore Park, where you’ll have easy access to 11 miles of trails that lead to lush green spaces. It’s a great spot for nice, long walks or just getting a bit of outdoor time with the kids.

    Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center is open Mondays through Sundays. Hours of operation vary.

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If you’re new to Loudoun County, VA or thinking of buying a home here, get in touch with Loudoun County Realtors from the Wicker Homes Group. With over 30 years of experience, we would love to help you achieve your real estate goals. Just give us a call at 571.338.3880 or fill out this short contact form.