New in NOVA!


By DullesMoms, Aug 2021


Over the past year, we’ve unfortunately had to say goodbye to many businesses. However, we’ve also had the opportunity to say hello to many new ones too!

Check out these 25+ new (and new-to-you!) NOVA destinations, divided by county:


ARLINGTON COUNTY


CLIMB UPTON
Arlington, VA

Take adventure to new heights at Climb UPton — a new aerial challenge adventure — now open in Northern Virginia! Climb UPton features 90 different elements on three different levels (each a greater skill level) for thrill-seekers ages 5 and older…more

Part of Our Guide: Aerial Challenge Adventures in the DMV


LONG BRIDGE AQUATICS & FITNESS CENTER
Arlington, VA

With more than 92,000-square-feet dedicated to complete wellness, the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center is a first-class aquatics and fitness facility for all ages and fitness levels…more

Part of Our Guide: Swim Schools in NOVA


FAIRFAX COUNTY


BIG BLUE SWIM SCHOOL
ChantillyFalls Church, VA

Big Blue Swim School made a splash recently with the announcement of their new Northern Virginia locations! Teaching best-in-class children’s swimming lessons, families can find a Big Blue program just right for them…more

Part of Our Guide: Swim Schools in NOVA


CAPITAL ONE HALL & THE VAULT
Tysons, VA

Capital One Hall, a cornerstone of the broader Capital One Center development, is home to world-class live entertainment! From Broadway productions to big-name concerts and everything in between, this 1,600-seat performance hall will begin welcoming audiences with its first event (Little Big Town) in October 2021.

The Vault, part of Capital One Hall, is a 225-seat Black Box theatre. This intimate performance space connects audiences to performers in a purposeful and uninterrupted way…more


DOYLE’S OUTPOST
Alexandria, VA

While not totally new, Doyle’s Outpost opened shortly before the pandemic began, thus making it new to many. This big entertainment destination, taking up 16,000-square-feet of space, features 40+ arcade games, two virtual reality experiences, and a two-level laser tag arena…more

Part of Our Guide: Laser Tag Destinations in NOVA


LASER TAG ARENA @ MONSTER MINI GOLF
Chantilly, VA

While Monster Mini Golf has been a beloved family destination for a while, have you heard about their new 2,600-square-foot laser tag arena? This addition joins their monster-themed 5,000-square-foot mini-golf course, gaming arcade, mini-bowling area, state-of-the-art laser maze, and virtual reality opportunities…more

Part of Our Guide: Laser Tag Destinations in NOVA


LUV 2 PLAY
Fairfax, VA

Also a destination that opened shortly before the pandemic hit, Fair Oaks Mall is home to Luv 2 Play — a kid-loved indoor play destination! Enjoy more than 8,500-square-feet of active fun, including an all-ages multi-level play structure, mini climbing wall, babies/new walker play area, and toddler play area…more

Part of Our Guide: Your Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play Destinations


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY
Fort Belvoir, VA

Officially opened in November 2020, but closed a month later due to the pandemic, this long-awaited museum is still new to many! The National Museum of The United States Army celebrates over 245-years of Army history through the eyes of soldiers and honors past, present, and future soldiers, including the regular Army, the Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard…more


NORTHERN VIRGINIA SCIENCE CENTER — Breaking Ground in 2022!
Ashburn, VA

The Children’s Science Center LAB, a temporary center and lab (until the arrival of a long-awaited, state-of-the-art STEM museum), will have a new name when it moves to the crossroads of Routes 28 and 7 in Loudoun County: the Northern Virginia Science Center! What will be a world-class, interactive STEM-focused center is expected to serve more than 300,000 curious minds of all ages yearly…more


THE PERCH @ CAPITAL ONE HALL
Tysons, VA

The only thing cooler than a park, is a park in the sky! Located on top of Capital One Hall, The Perch is a 1.2-acre village in the sky! Featuring a beautiful park, modern sculptures, games, and soaring more than 10 stories above the street, you’ll also find an amphitheater perfect for live performances…more


PICKLEBALLERZ
Chantilly, VA

Pickleball might just be your new favorite sport, thanks to the newly-opened 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…more


PUMP TRACK @ BROOKFIELD PARK
Springfield, VA

This new installation at Brookfield Park includes six professionally built, low-maintenance wood and steel features that provide new cycling challenges and opportunities. This new opportunity surrounds the existing pump track — a small, looping bicycle trail system that riders navigate by pumping with their arms and legs, rather than pedaling…more

Part of Our Guide: The DMV Teen Trail: Opportunities for ‘Tweens & Teens


XP LEAGUE
Falls Church, VA

XP League has found a new home in Northern Virginia! This e-sports league, modeled after classic youth sports organizations, allows for video game lovers to turn a sometimes solitary gaming experience into an in-person team one…more


LOUDOUN COUNTY


THE BALLPARK LOUDOUN — Opening in the Fall of 2021!
Ashburn, VA

At The Ballpark Loudoun, baseball fans and enthusiasts of all ages — even the littlest of sluggers — will have the opportunity to step up to a 70′ batting lane! Using the latest in immersive technology, play a full game, compete in a home run derby at your favorite stadium, or step up to the plate and see how you fare in a pro stadium…more


BIG BLUE SWIM SCHOOL
Dulles, VA

Big Blue Swim School made a splash recently with the announcement of their new Northern Virginia locations! Teaching best-in-class children’s swimming lessons, families can find a Big Blue program just right for them…more

Part of Our Guide: Swim Schools in NOVA


THE BRANCH
Leesburg, VA

On the site of the decades-old Village Lanes Bowling Center, The Branch has completely renovated the space! Unrecognizable from its previous setting, this modern entertainment destination boasts 16 lanes of bowling, an arcade with bar games and classics, as well as a restaurant and bar with indoor/outdoor dining…more


DOUGLASS DUNES — Expected to Open September 8, 2021
Leesburg, VA

At Douglass Dunes, it’s always 72 degrees and sunny! While part of the Douglass Community Center (DCC), this indoor sandbox will be located at 705-H East Market St., Leesburg, while center renovations are underway. Kids and parents can expect plenty of seating, sand toys, and natural light…more

Part of Our Guide: Your Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play Destinations

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HYPER KIDZ INDOOR PLAYGROUND
Ashburn, VA

Hyper Kidz, a year-round indoor playground, is now open in Loudoun County! Kids will love this ice-cream-themed 17,000-square-foot facility, boasting a ton of play, touch, and climb attractions…more

Part of Our Guide: Your Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play Destinations

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KIDCREATE STUDIO
Ashburn, VA

Kidcreate Studio, a kid-centered destination, offers children and their families art-inspired fun! From classes and camps to special events, you’ll find all kinds of creative fun…more


NATURE PLAY CENTER @ THE BLUE RIDGE CENTER
Hillsboro, VA

The Blue Ridge Center is now home to a very special nature play area for children. Enjoy a dirt digging area, a wooden stage for performances, and stick and mud kitchens, to name a few things! Plus, in addition to the 10 miles of hiking trails there, you’ll find kindness rocks, classic games like tic-tac-toe and hopscotch, and a fairy garden…more


NOVA NINJA
Ashburn, VA

NoVa Ninja opened its second location in Loudoun County this summer. Founded by a two-time American Ninja Warrior competitor and a CrossFit athlete, NoVa Ninja offers ninja warrior opportunities for kids, adults, and families, including classes, teams, and special events…more


PICKLEBALLERZ
Chantilly, VA

Pickleball might just be your new favorite sport, thanks to the newly-opened 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…more


SHARKEY’S CUTS FOR KIDS
Sterling, VA

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids offers a fun experience for children of all ages! More than just a haircut, kids have their choice of toy-car vehicles to sit in, while watching their favorite show on Disney+ or playing games on 40″ screens…more


SKATEPARK @ HAL & BERNI HANSON REGIONAL PARK — Coming in 2022!
Arcola, VA

Hal & Berni Hanson Regional Park, an almost 260-acre recreation project being built off Evergreen Mills Road, will feature a professionally designed, 20,000-square-foot skate park designed by Wally Hollyday (who designed the Tokyo skate park used in this year’s summer Olympics). When completed, this special destination will feature almost 20 lighted athletic fields, ponds, a nature center, disc golf course, and splash pad and playground…more

Part of Our Guide: Skateboarding Parks in NOVA


SWINGERS — Coming Soon to Loudoun County!
Ashburn, VA

While we think of mini-golf for kids, Swingers has redefined what to expect at their adult-only mini-golf courses! Located in Dupont Circle (with a Loudoun County location in the works), Swingers boasts more than 20,000-square-foot of fun on two levels, including a full-fledged food hall…more


XP LEAGUE
Leesburg & Sterling, VA

XP League has found a few new homes in Loudoun County! This e-sports league, modeled after classic youth sports organizations, allows for video game lovers to turn a sometimes solitary gaming experience into an in-person team one…more


PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY


ROUND1
Woodbridge, VA

While not totally new, Round1 opened at Potomac Mills Mall shortly before than pandemic began, thus making it new to many! This state-of-the-art entertainment destination boasts 10 lanes of bowling, billiards, 245+ top-of-the-line arcade games, and fully-equipped karaoke booths…more


WARRIOR CHALLENGE COURSE
Triangle, VA

Created in partnership between the DOD and Prince William County, the brand new Warrior Challenge Course in Locust Shade Park has more than 20,000-square-feet of ninja warrior-style fun…more


ZAVAZONE
Woodbridge, VA

Potomac Mills Mall welcomed ZavaZone a few months prior to the pandemic. As the 3rd DMV location of this popular high-energy destination, guests of all ages can enjoy ninja courses, an aerial adventure course, trampolines, climbing challenges, and zip lines…more

Part of Our Guide: Your Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play Destinations


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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