Don’t let the chilly Northern Virginia winter keep you from having some family fun. Northern Virginia has a wide range of entertainment for families this winter. 

Indoor & outdoor winter family fun in northern virginia 

It’s just a simple step out the front door this winter to find fun and adventure for the entire family of Northern Virginians. Whether you choose to beat the winter chills and find some indoor thrills or wrap up in your winter gear and face the cold, there are plenty of things to do in Northern Virginia during the winter.

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Zavazone: Trampoline and Indoor Adventure Park - Sterling, VA

If you aren’t feeling like braving the cold but want to enjoy an afternoon of recreation and laughs, Zavazone is the perfect solution. Located in Sterling, Virginia, Zavazone has activities for every family member. Forget your winter blues while you play a game of trampoline dodgeball, risk it all on the ninja warrior course, and show your inner daredevil while you attempt the pole walk. With 15 attractions and 30,000 square feet of entertainment, Zavazone is a great place to spend a bleak Northern Virginia afternoon. 


Washington Capitals Practice - Arlington, VA

Spend a few hours watching our beloved Washington Capitals practice at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. Practices typically start at 11 a.m. most mornings throughout the season and won’t cost you a penny. Watch the teamwork on drills while preparing to take the Stanley Cup this season. The Capitals are the only professional team in the area that allows these types of public practices. 


Mount Vernon - Fairfax County, VA

Grab your hat, gloves, and jacket and enjoy a brisk Northern Virginia winter day at the American landmark and home of George Washington. An afternoon at Mount Vernon is more than quality time with the family; it’s an interactive history lesson. Located in Fairfax County near Alexandria, visitors can spend time with the animals on the estate - many of the same breeds that lived there during Washington’s time, like mules and oxen. Join Martha Washington for tea and conversation at the Mount Vernon Inn through the beginning of March. 


Northern VA Polar Plunge - Leeslyvania State Park

Every February, the bravest Northern Virginians raise money for the charity by taking the Northern VA Polar Plunge. And if you aren’t up for freezing - supporting your favorite “plungers” is encouraged. This year’s plunge will occur at Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County. Enjoy live music, the best-dressed contest, and exciting incentives with your family and friends this February 19th. 


Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating - Arlington, VA

What would a Northern Virginia winter be without a quick escape to an outdoor skating rink? Exchange those boots for skates and go crazy at Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor skating rink located at Pentagon Row in Arlington. Open seven days a week; the rink also provides an outdoor dual-sided stone fireplace to take a break and warm up. Reservations are required. 


Winter Family Fun in Northern Virginia

Discover pure joy in Northern Virginia this winter, whether it is marveling at our nation’s history, watching your favorite hockey players, or plunging in the Potomac. No matter the weather outside, Northern Virginia has fun for the entire family.

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