indoorfunnovaIt’s raining, it’s pouring, and, while the old man may be snoring, the kids are NOT. If you are blessed with a padded room they can bounce around in all day, then thank your lucky stars. If, like most of us, you are not so lucky, then our NOVA Indoor Fun Guide is just what you need. Check out our latest posts about whats fun and inside in the area, and then scroll down to the Indoor Destination Guide.

Here is a list of indoor destinations in Northern VA. Places with an admission fee are indicated with a ($). Remember to check the operating hours before you go- nature centers, for instance, are closed on Mondays.

Do you know of one we missed? Please add it here:

Our Latest Posts About NOVA Indoor Fun

  • Jump into summer at Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield, VA Jump up, jump down at Flight Trampoline Park The Joy Troupe NOVAAlthough our area boasts many stellar parks and outdoor activities, an indoor option is a must for days when the weather is just not on your side. Flight Trampoline Park is no quiet trip to the library or passive movie watching experience- it is pure, kinetic, active, participation from the moment you get on the ...
  • FREE Summer Bowling for your kids all summer long! bowling eyeliam flickrSUMMER IS COMING. What’s better than indoor fun? Free indoor fun. You can sign your kiddo up for some free bowling this summer. All it takes is an email address and a couple of minutes, and you’ll be hooked up with free games DAILY. Talk about a backup plan! Bowl America (2 free games per day for ...
  • It’s worth the trip to Glen Echo MD to see Aladdin at the Puppet Co Playhouse! IMG_3515It is not too late to see Aladdin at The Puppet Co in Glen Echo Park! (Glen Echo MD) I took my boys to see this 50 minute puppet production, and I couldn’t be more glad I did. The phrase “puppet show” may or may not bring to mind a sophisticated theatrical performance, but productions ...
  • Family Paint Night at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria Masterpieces in progress Family Paint Night Alexandria VA Joy Troupe NOVA I recently did some research on “Paint Night” activities for another post, and I found out that it can be hard to tell exactly what you’re getting. They all use pretty much the same language to describe the activity, but unless you actually go, you can’t know whether it’s one of the type that have ...
  • Springfield Town Center Indoor Play Area IMG_9987 Springfield Town Center (Formerly known as Springfield Mall) has a new indoor play area with a food theme, and it’s seriously cute. Aside from the soft climbing toys, there are various hands-on activities around the edges of the fully enclosed play area. There is also plenty of parent seating, and ample “stroller parking” just outside ...
  • Member Review: Flight Trampoline Park When you have children your life always changes dramatically. You develop a passion for yoga pants that would have stunned pre-baby you. Your purse is suddenly three sizes bigger and the contents become a fun interactive facebook game. (Go ahead and look. Mine currently contains four broken crayons, a dinosaur, a handful of rocks, a ...
  • Great Play of Fairfax Great Play of Fairfax Outside of location Joy Troupe NOVAGreat Play of Fairfax was too much fun to fit on one page, and I didn’t worry about whether we would need the first aid kit even one time. Coming from the mother of my hooligans, that is high praise! Please spread the Joy!FacebookStumbleUponPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreLinkedInEmailRedditTumblrDiggPocketPrint
  • Potomac Overlook Park Kids’ Cave Observe birds feeding at Potomac Overlook Nature Center in Arlington VAVisit Potomac Overlook Regional Park and head into the nature center for a learning adventure. From the Kids’ Cave to the hands on exhibits, you and your kids will have a great time. Rainy day got you down? Too cold to brave the outdoors? Head on over to the nature center and explore the kids ...
  • Lee District Soft Play Room Updated The new softplay room at Lee District ParkYou may have heard already that the Lee District REC Center soft play room has had an equipment update. I haven’t been able to check it out for myself, but everyone I’ve talked to who has seen the new fixins says they are awesome! And now, thanks to JMM Tressa L, here are some photos ...
  • Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express- $1 movies regal-theaters-summer-movie-express $1 movies every Tuesday and Wednesday all summer long! I took both kids last summer and they had a blast. The advantage (other than the air conditioning…) is that if they aren’t into it, you don’t feel like you’ve lost out on a lot if you leave before it’s over! You can get locations, start ...
  • Kids bowl free all summer! 20130524-073859.jpgMe and mine will be signing up for this as our back pocket, too-hot-too-rainy-too-gross option, and I thought I’d pass it along for those of you who aren’t familiar with it. See you at the lanes! Please spread the Joy!FacebookStumbleUponPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreLinkedInEmailRedditTumblrDiggPocketPrint
  • Kid Friendly Eats: Faccia Luna Alexandria IMG_7990Faccia Luna bills itself as a “Casual Italian and Pizza Restaurant,” and that’s exactly what you’ll get. We chose them because of the patio seating and the family-friendly menu, but we’ll be going back for the amazing service. Please spread the Joy!FacebookStumbleUponPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreLinkedInEmailRedditTumblrDiggPocketPrint

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