The DMV Teen Trail: Opportunities for ‘Tweens & Teens

by Liz Jones | October 28, 2020 1:00 am

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[1]
• Aerial Challenge Adventures[2]
• Mini-Golfing[3]
• Escape Rooms[4]
• Go-Karting[5]
• Laser Tag Arenas[6]
• Paintball Fields[7]
• Rock Climbing[8]

• Skateboarding Parks[9]
• Paint-Your-Own Canvas[10]
• Water, Water, Water![11]
• Teen Library Opportunities[12]
• Teen Centers[13]
• Youth Conservation Corps[14]
• More Adventures Worth Exploring[15]

Trampoline Parks[16]
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[17]
Experiencing an aerial challenge course delivers adrenalin and exhilaration that will leave you wanting to do it all over again!

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[19]
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!

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

Laser Tag Arenas[21]
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[22]
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[23]
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[24]
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[25]
• Outdoor Waterpark Guide[26]
• Indoor Swimming Guide[27]
• Freshwater Swimming — Lakes, Bays, Quarries, & More[28]

Teen Centers
Check back soon for even more centers!

After Hours Teen Center at Cascades Library[29]
The After Hours Teen Center offers students a chance to participate in games, activities, and more in a safe and welcoming environment.

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[30]
• Fairfax County[31]
• Loudoun County[32]
• Prince William County[33]

Youth Conservation Corps[34]
The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program that engages youth, 15-18, in meaningful work experiences.

More Adventures Worth Exploring:

Trapeze School[35]
Programs at the Trapeze School, including flying trapeze, trampoline, aerial arts, and even juggling!

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)[37]
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)[38]
Everyone’s favorite dueling piano bar introduces an evening just for teens — monthly, their talented pianists perform all their favorite songs live!

Top Golf[39]
Merging a little bit of golf with a whole lot of fun, anyone can play, and everyone can win!

Summit Ropes[40]
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[41]
Fun Land of Fairfax boasts more than 50,000-square-feet of indoor fun! Enjoy a huge variety of entertainment, including 140 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![42]
Many golf courses have brought a new hybrid sport to Virginia a combination of soccer and golf — FootGolf!

Dave & Buster’s[43]
Packed with dozens and dozens of high-end arcade-style games, there is something for everyone!

Ultimate Archery[44]
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[45]
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[46].

Monster Mini Golf[47]
Monster Mini Golf is not only one of the coolest places you’ll ever play 18-holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf — it’s a huge entertainment destination packed with all kinds of fun too! In addition to their monster-themed, 5,000-square-foot mini-golf course, Monster Mini Golf has a huge gaming arcade, mini-bowling area, a state-of-the-art laser maze, virtual reality opportunities, and their newly-opened 2,600-square-foot laser tag arena!

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.

  1. Trampoline Parks:
  2. Aerial Challenge Adventures:
  3. Mini-Golfing:
  4. Escape Rooms:
  5. Go-Karting:
  6. Laser Tag Arenas:
  7. Paintball Fields:
  8. Rock Climbing:
  9. Skateboarding Parks:
  10. Paint-Your-Own Canvas:
  11. Water, Water, Water!:
  12. Teen Library Opportunities:
  13. Teen Centers:
  14. Youth Conservation Corps:
  15. More Adventures Worth Exploring:
  16. Trampoline Parks:
  17. Aerial Challenge Adventures:
  18. Mini-Golfing:
  19. Escape Rooms:
  20. Go-Karting:
  21. Laser Tag Arenas:
  22. Paintball Fields:
  23. Rock Climbing:
  24. Skateboarding Parks:
  25. Indoor Waterpark Guide:
  26. Outdoor Waterpark Guide:
  27. Indoor Swimming Guide:
  28. Freshwater Swimming — Lakes, Bays, Quarries, & More:
  29. After Hours Teen Center at Cascades Library:
  30. Arlington County:
  31. Fairfax County:
  32. Loudoun County:
  33. Prince William County:
  34. Youth Conservation Corps:
  35. Trapeze School:
  36. Pickleballerz:
  37. iFly (Indoor Skydiving):
  38. Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar (Teen Beats Show):
  39. Top Golf:
  40. Summit Ropes:
  41. Fun Land of Fairfax:
  42. Soccer + Golf = FootGolf!:
  43. Dave & Buster’s:
  44. Ultimate Archery:
  45. AR Workshop:
  46. here:
  47. Monster Mini Golf:

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