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Even though “Virginia is for lovers,” it is also for families. Actually, a lot of areas near Stephens City, Virginia are family friendly. This makes Stephens City a perfect place for family vacationing. Check out these family friendly activities near Stephens City, Virginia for you and your family to give a try the next time you visit Virginia.

Family Drive-In

Location: 5890 Valley Park, Stephens City, Virginia 22655

This drive-in is still going strong today after it was built in 1956. It has two screens that show two new movies. The drive-in’s hours of operation are from April through December. It has concessions like every other movie theater, and it is dog friendly!

Dinosaur Land

Location: 3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway, White Post, VA 22663

Dinosaur Land is a roadside attraction that greets many families. This is a perfect stop for people who are taking a road trip. At this attraction, guests get a glimpse of what the world was like when there were only dinosaurs. For entry, it is $5 for people under 10 years old and $6 for ages 11 and up.

Farmers Market

Location: various locations throughout Stephens City

Stephens city is proud to offer fresh produce to visitors and locals because they believe fresh is better and that it helps the economy. Farmers markets in Stephens City are popular for a lot of local families. The kinds of produce that you can find at their farmers markets are corn, tomatoes, and even organic flowers. Stop by one of these farmers market locations in Stephens City here.

Old Town Winchester Splash Pad

Location: Loudoun Street Mall, Winchester, VA 22601

This spot is perfect to cool off on a hot summer day. It is located near a mall in Winchester, Virginia, and it is open every day with different hours. This isn’t only a daytime attraction, there are lights at night that light up the water as well!

Rocking S Ranch

Location: 564 Glaize Orchard Road, Winchester, VA 22603

At Rocking S Ranch, they offer a tour of scenic trail rides by horse. They are open from 10am-6pm every day. One of their popular trails are in northern Shenandoah Valley. This ranch accepts cash only, and it is $40 for an hour ride or $60 for a 1.5 hour ride. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the beauty of Shenandoah Valley!

Wilson’s Wild Animal Park

Location: 985 W. Parkins Mill Road, Winchester, VA 22602

There are more than 40 species on 25-acres stretching through a mile long trail at Wilson’s Wild Animal Park. Wilson’s Wild Animal Park is open daily weather permitting. Ages 3 and up are $8, and ages 2 and younger are free.


About the Author: Nicki is a guest contributor from The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, a romantic bed and breakfast located in Virginia.

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