- TripBuzz found 169 things to do with kids in or near Hampton, Virginia, including 147 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newport News, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
- From Buckroe Beach & Park to Hampton Coliseum, the Hampton area offers 74 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and History Museums.
- Hampton is one of the seven major cities in Virginia that make up the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. The city features an abundance of residential homes, business and industrial opportunities and historical places to visit, including the oldest English speaking church in the US. Located on the water, the city offers beautiful views as well as access to boating, fishing, swimming and other water sports.
There is 3/4 mile of clean beach held within the Buckroe Beach & Park. Picnic shelters, a children's playground, and restrooms are available to the public between May and September while both kayaks and paddleboats can be rented.
A 32-lane facility, Century Lanes Bowling Center features open and league bowling with automatic scoring. The center has a snack bar with food and drinks as well as a pro shop with equipment and accessories.
A retro-themed roller skating rink, Plaza Roller Rink offers open skating times as well as party and event rentals. The facility features a snack bar with various refreshments, and hosts fundraisers and other special events.
Held within the fort itself is Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum. It chronicles the military history of the fort, including the restored room where Jefferson Davis was briefly held as a prisoner following the Civil War.
Family-oriented adventures and educational experiences are held at the Bluebird Gap Farm. The 60-acre farm holds roughly 150 domestic and wild animals with added activities like a large playground and nature trail.
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Over 100 exhibits and multiple IMAX movies are presented at the Virginia Air & Space Center. The Apollo 12 command module is one of the most notable items within the special collections that are available for public viewing.
Featuring a nine-lane bowling alley, CineBistro and Score at Peninsula Town Center is an eight-screen movie theater featuring first-run films. The facility offers a bar and lounge, high-back rocking chairs, 3D movies, reserved seating and digital presentation.
The history of Hampton is maintained in an extensive collection at the Hampton History Museum. Guests are able to start their self-guided tour in a Kecoughtan Indian longhouse before proceeding through the hold of a tobacco ship and into the ruins of the city destroyed in the Civil War.