Tons of family activities. Be prepared to be amazed by the number of rousing, unique and enjoyable educational options while visiting Harrisonburg! Kids big and small may have trouble choosing between so many recreation spots and cool museums, so fuel up for action-and-learning-packed days. Called the “Friendly” and family-oriented city for so many reasons.
Back Home on the Farm
2915 Willow Run Rd. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-442-6493
Beautiful 240 acres of farm land in Rockingham County with many attractions for all ages. The farm activities include pig races, carousel rides, a cow train, hay rides, a corn maze and much more. Summer Season (6/18 – 8/14) Open Wed – Sat 9 am – 6pm; Sun 12 – 5pm. Fall Season starts Aug 27th.
First Tee of Harrisonburg
690 Garbers Church Rd. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-442-6502
The First Tee provides young people the skills to be successful on and off the golf course. Classes range from beginner to advanced. Clinics, open play, movie nights, and other events are also offered.
Funky’s Skate Center
100 Miller Cir. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-433-1834
Open skating, party or rentals, roller derby, and speed skating.
Go Kart & More at Massanutten Recreation Center
3980 Massanutten Drive Mcgaheysville, VA | 540-289-9134
We are open all year weather permitting with a 36 hole miniature golf course, go karts, bungee dome and coming in the spring, spin zone bumper cars.
Gold Crown Billards Bar & Grill
92 Chestnut Ridge Dr. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-434-9888
Gold Crown is a locally-owned pool hall and is a great place to go with friends. Come in and enjoy live music!
House of Clues – Escape Room
737 East Market St. Shannon Hill Office Park, Harrisonburg VA | 540-810-0623
The House of Clues of Harrisonburg is the latest challenging and fun experience for all families, friends and team bonding.
An escape room is an adventure game in which players are “locked” in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and think their way out within 60 minutes.
Ice Skating at Generations Park
412 N. Main St. Bridgewater, VA | 540-908-3799
Generations Park operates an ice skating rink during the winter and a farmers’ market, movies, and concerts during the spring, summer and fall. The Ice Rink opens on Thanksgiving Day each year and remains open through the first weekend in March.
Ice Skating at Massanutten Resort
LeClub Recreation Center at Massanutten | 540-289-4987
Lace up your skates and take on the ice skating rink with the family! The outdoor rink is a 4,250 square-foot facility open from mid-November to mid-March.
4753 Spotswood Trail, Penn Laird, VA | 540-433-5437
Gym and energy dance studio promoting physical fitness among youth. Gymnastics, karate, kinetic discovery, sports prep, summer camps, and parties.
Massanutten Regional Library
174 S Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA | 540-434-4475
The Massanutten Regional Library system provides free services to Harrisonburg City and Rockingham and Page Counties. The library system provides the community with a well-trained staff and a comprehensive, balanced collection of materials, programs, and technology in a safe and welcoming environment.
Mulligan’s Golf Center & Miniature Golf
141 Carpenter Ln. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-432-9040
Mulligan’s Golf Center is a practice facility and pro shop that is dedicated to providing an inviting and fun environment for golfers of all ages. Hit a bucket of balls, or check out MGC’s miniature 18-hole golf course, features challenging holes and detailed landscapes.
Pump It Up
255 Cecil Wampler Rd., Mt. Crawford, VA | 540-434-7867
Plan a party or join free play in the facility’s indoor arena of gigantic inflatables.
153 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-615-5351
Enjoy duckpin bowling, billiards, darts and more.
Veterans Memorial Park, JMU Complex
395 S. High Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Join the excitement and watch a Turks Baseball game!
You Made It Pottery
1019 Port Republic Road, Harrisonburg, VA | 540-434-4500
Design your own pottery and fused glass studio in Harrisonburg.
Valley Jump Trampoline Park
4549 Spotswood Trail Penn Laird, VA | 540-269-3066
The Shenandoah Valley’s first trampoline park.The Largest Kid Friendly attraction to date with over 7000 square feet of trampolines in our 18000 square foot building. Enjoy a snack at our snack bar, book one of our three party rooms and have a great time with your friends.
3106 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-434-8721
A 32 lanes center that has been family owned and operated since 1960.
Waterpark at Massanutten
Waterpark located at four-season Massanutten Resort, available to both resort guests and the public. Indoor waterpark paradise open year-round and is always 84 degrees, as well as seasonal outdoor waterpark.
Westover Skate Park
305 S. Dogwood Dr. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-433-9168
Free City of Harrisonburg skate park with attendant during hours of operation.
Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg Children’s Museum
150 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-442-8900
Experience the Explore More Discovery Museum and the new exhibits of Harrisonburg’s community-inspired museum designed to engage young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences that promote greater understanding of themselves and their world. Exhibits include the Discovery Tree, Art Smart, Construction Zone, Friendly City Medical Center , TV Studio and the Science Lab. Also for youth ages 8+, enjoy Maker City! This 1,250 sq. foot studio offers a place where youth makers and families can design, invent, create and collaborate using real tools – the same materials and processes used by artists, builders, programmers and entrepreneurs.
Larry W. Shifflett Fire Museum
3rd Floor, Public Safety Building 101 N. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-7703
The Fire Museum is an in-depth look at one of the city’s most exciting departments- the Harrisonburg Fire Department. In addition to old fire memorabilia such as uniforms, medals, an old fire alarm, photographs and equipment, the museum provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of our nation’s heroes. Free admission.
Valley Turnpike Museum
212 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-8935
Relive the history of settlement in the Shenandoah Valley by visiting the Valley Turnpike Museum. The museum explores the history of the road known by many names, now known as US Route 11. Along this historic route, many small towns grew and prospered.
A Dream Come True Playground
1050 Neff Ave. Harrisonburg, VA
A free accessible Harrisonburg city playground with a wheelchair accesible swing called “Liberty Swing.” The playground has separate equipment for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds, with features including a rock, rainbow arches, shade structures, roadway, hammock swing, draw wall, pavilion and family comfort stations that are fully accessible.
Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
Visit this site for activities and classes, pool information, map of city parks, activity and education centers, athletics, and a seasonal activity guide.
John C. Wells Planetarium at James Madison University
91 East Grace Street Harrisonburg, VA 22807 | Visitors may park in the M-lot next to Miller Hall
The John C. Wells Planetarium at James Madison University is a state-of-the-art hybrid facility, the only one of its kind in the world. It hosts both an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5, a ultra-high resolution digital projection system, and a Goto Chronos opto-mechanical star projector that provides visitors with a superior and realistic night sky. Our digital system allows us to present unique full dome movies as well as project the multi-wavelength universe on the dome. Our Goto Chronos starball allows us to project an authentic night sky for any location on the Earth’s surface.
Court Square Theater
41-F Court Square Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-433-9189
Regal Cinemas 14
381 University Blvd. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-434-7661