RVA is full of activities for families and children! Parents of young children are invited to join in several story times in and around Richmond, many of which are FREE. Additionally, there are paid activities at several popular children’s venues in the area.
- All Fired Up: Enjoy a night out during one of the monthly Kids Fun Nights, or participate in a Handprint Workshop and make a sweet memory with your little one. For homeschooling families, there are monthly Homeschool Clay Classes.
- Barnes & Noble: With three locations in the Richmond area, there are many ways to take advantage of the free offerings at B&N. There are weekly story times at the Short Pump Barnes & Noble as well as regular story times at the Chesterfield Towne Center location.
- Chesterfield County Public Library: Options include: Mother Goose Story Time, Baby Time, Pre-K story time, Toddler Time and more. Registration is required for these free events.
4. Children’s Museum of Richmond: CMoR offers several programs, included with your museum admission. A popular offering is Tuesdays: “Tutus & Ties”, where children are encouraged to dress up and move!
5. Hanover County Public Library: Outdoor story times are offered at multiple Hanover County Library branches. Be sure to pack a blanket for these engaging programs. Registration is required.
6. Henrico County Public Library: With an array of programs, like “Read, Play, Grow” for ages 3-5, “Sensory Storytime” and even a “Pancake Party”, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy at Henrico Libraries during March!
7. Home Depot: On the first Saturday of every month, there is a free workshop for children from 9AM – 12PM. Be sure to register in advance.
8. Lowe’s: Teach your little one about being handy at the FREE, monthly workshops hosted by Lowe’s. Registration required.
9. Pocahontas State Park: Every Thursday, Pocahontas State Parks hosts “Caterpillar Club”. Activities are nature themed, and geared toward children ages 3-5, but all are welcome. Reservations are required; email: Rebecca.email@example.com if you plan to attend. Parking fee is $7 at the park.
10. Skate-a-way: Every Thursday from 10AM – 11:15AM is “Tiny Tots”. For $7, children can learn the basics of rollerskating, and there’s a snack included!
There is no shortage of kid-friendly activities in the “River City”! Take advantage of these in-person programs to encourage your little ones to socialize with their peers, and connect with caregivers!
Lindsay Garrison loves Richmond and is proud to raise her own family here. As a teacher for 12 years, she learned how to save, budget and stretch every penny. Additionally, she led groups of students to Europe annually, and took great pride in planning affordable, fun-filled trips. She transferred those skills to her daily life and shares them with readers of RVA on the Cheap. Lindsay utilizes RVA on the Cheap to make enriching life experiences accessible to all. Check her instagram: rva.familyfun for more affordable family adventures!
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