The DMV Teen Trail: Opportunities for ‘Tweens & Teens


With all the DMV has to offer, it’s easy to keep our little ones entertained. But what about our ‘tweens and teens?

Check out these opportunities that appeal to the older crowd:



Trampoline Parks
All ages enjoy trampoline parks. But, did you know most venues also offer dedicated nights just for ‘tweens, teens, and even college-aged kids?


Aerial Challenge Adventures
Experiencing an aerial challenge course delivers adrenalin and exhilaration that will leave you wanting to do it all over again!


Mini-Golfing
With more than a dozen indoor and outdoor options for play in Northern Virginia, there are a variety of courses that are sure to dazzle, challenge, and excite the mini-golf lovers in your life!


Escape Rooms
Unlock a new kind of fun at an Escape Room — an innovative and interactive adventure offering guests an opportunity to work together to solve puzzles and make an escape!


Go-Karting
If you’re looking for some fun in the fast lane, check out these local and regional go-kart tracks!


Laser Tag Arenas
Strategy and teamwork are the skills to have when battling it out. Check out these local arenas offering laser tag fun for all ages!


Paintball Fields
Whether you’re a complete rookie or a paintball commando, you’re sure to have a day of fun — dirty, dirty fun — at one of these paintball experiences!


Rock Climbing
Rock climbing not only burns energy, builds muscle, and encourages gross motor skills — but also challenges kids to get out of their comfort zone!


Skateboarding Parks
Whether you’ve got a need for speed or just a fleeting interest in the sport, there are plenty of ways that you can bike, scooter, and skate your way to an afternoon of fun.


Water, Water, Water
No matter the month or the season, there are always opportunities to swim around NOVA!

Indoor Waterpark Guide
Outdoor Waterpark Guide
Indoor Swimming Guide
Freshwater Swimming — Lakes, Bays, Quarries, & More


Teen Events & Opportunities at Libraries
Libraries have come a long way and are a far cry from what we experienced as kids. Check out the events, opportunities, and resources geared just for teens:

Arlington County
Fairfax County
Loudoun County
Prince William County


Youth Conservation Corps
The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program that engages youth, 15-18, in meaningful work experiences.


More Adventures Worth Exploring:


Trapeze School
Programs at the Trapeze School, including flying trapeze, trampoline, aerial arts, and even juggling!


Pickleballerz
Played year-round, pickleball is the ultimate blend of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong and offers endless fun for novice (kids and adults) and expert players alike. Pickleballerz features 6 climate-controlled indoor courts, great for everyday fun, practice, and games.


iFly (Indoor Skydiving)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to jump out of an airplane? Now, flyers from ages 3 to 103 will be able to find out from no higher than 67 feet — at iFly Indoor Skydiving!


Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar (Teen Beats Show)
Everyone’s favorite dueling piano bar introduces an evening just for teens — monthly, their talented pianists perform all their favorite songs live!


Top Golf
Merging a little bit of golf with a whole lot of fun, anyone can play, and everyone can win!


Summit Ropes
The largest indoor challenge course in the US is right here in Loudoun County and it promises to take you to new heights!


Fun Land of Fairfax
Fun Land of Fairfax boasts more than 50,000-square-feet of indoor fun! Enjoy a huge variety of entertainment, including 100+ games (arcade-style, immersive, and life-size!), electric go-karts, laser tag, an elevated challenge course (with zipline!), clip-and-climb vertical walls, and more!


Soccer + Golf = FootGolf!
Many golf courses have brought a new hybrid sport to Virginia a combination of soccer and golf — FootGolf!


Dave & Buster’s
Packed with dozens and dozens of high-end arcade-style games, there is something for everyone!


Ultimate Archery
Ultimate Archery, an “archery dodgeball” where teams battle one another using bows and foam-tipped arrows, hitting opponents to eliminate them from the game!


AR Workshop
AR Workshop is a boutique do-it-yourself studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom, charming items from raw materials. Opportunities may include making customizable wood signs, frames, canvas pillows, chunky knit blankets, and more! To find a location near you, click here.


VR Arena
Experience socially shareable games in a warehouse-sized space! With this large of a venue, you’ll free-roam without wires or bulky equipment to contend with. Experiences are immersive, boasting super-realistic graphics, spatial sound, and touch-sensory haptic feedback.


Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes and/or cancelations that might not be reflected above. Always call to confirm before participating.


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