Start your day off with breakfast or lunch at one of the many surrounding Jackson Ward restaurants nearby and then head to the playground at Abner Clay Park if you're looking for a more active and accessible option for play.
ART 180 is a non-profit providing children between the ages of 8-18 the opportunity to explore self-expression through creativity with their offering of community programs throughout the city; and, Atlas, a teen-focused program providing an art center for Richmond's youth.
Visit downtown RVA's favorite shop for families at Little Nomad, a beloved boutique and children's lifestyle retailer. Located at 104 W. Broad Street in the Arts District, Little Nomad offers an eclectic and expansive collection of children's toys, clothing, books and gifts and monthly workshops and programming for the entire family.
Downtown RVA has no shortage of street art to explore and is a creative (and free) way to take in the city's culture and creativity. With over 150+ murals to find, make a photo scavenger hunt out of the day while you explore all of the art throughout downtown.
Make your day downtown with the kids an educational one with a visit to any of downtown Richmond's museums like the American Civil War Museum, Black History Museum & Cultural Center, The Valentine, Virginia Holocaust Museum and more!
Looking for a family outing or educational excursion for a large group? Look no further than a private boat charter with the Riverfront Canal Cruises where you'll take a scenic and historic ride by water in a canal boat and enjoy the sights and sounds of Richmond's wildlife and nature while learning about the history of the Kanawha Canal. Canal Cruise season operates from April through November.
Take a bike ride along Virginia Capital Trail's 52-mile paved pedestrian and bicycle trail offering a safe and fun ride from downtown Richmond to as far as Jamestown.
Enjoy a play or musical with the kids or take the stage themselves by signing them up for summer camp or one of the many classes Virginia Repertory Theatre offers to children ranging from pre-school to high school.
Take in the history and marvel at the site of where much of Richmond, and our country's, history was made and is currently being made at the Virginia State Capitol and Capitol Square.