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FAMILY FUN in charlottesville

The Charlottesville-Albemarle area is full of fun things to do for the entire family. Between after-school activities ranging from art classes to sports teams and exciting daytrip adventures for everyone to enjoy together, there’s always something to do in this part of Virginia. See below for daytrip destination ideas, museum suggestions, local orchard guides, family event info, activity ideas and more. Plus, a list of just some of the fun family places to visit in the Charlottesville area.

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4th of July Events in Charlottesville

  CharlottesvilleFamily.com, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, [...]

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Top 13 Charlottesville Museums & Attractions

Enjoy lots more family fun in the Charlottesville area – Zoos & Aquariums, Historic Attractions, Interactive Kids Museums, Swimming Pool Guide, [...]

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Days Out With Dad

Enjoy a Charlottesville Dad’s fresh perspective on honoring special occasions with the gift of an experience rather than a fleeting [...]

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Visit the Science Museum of Virginia with Kids

Your children can explore science while having fun with hundreds of unique, hands-on STEAM exhibits at the Science Museum of [...]

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Virginia County Fairs to Visit This Summer

Celebrate agricultural heritage and country life at fairs across the Commonwealth, where you can see tractors pull, pigs race, and [...]

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Best Children’s Museums in Virginia

Learn & play at these kid-friendly Virginia children’s museums! Living in Charlottesville, we are perfectly placed to explore fun, interactive [...]

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Swim & Splash Near Charlottesville

  CharlottesvilleFamily.com, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, [...]

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Charlottesville Area Berry & Fruit Picking Guide

Liberty Mills Farm (Somerset)Pick your own strawberries in May and enjoy yummy popcorn, fudge, and ice cream. Be sure to [...]

Kids Rec/Family Fun

Top 13 Charlottesville Museums & Attractions

Enjoy lots more family fun in the Charlottesville area – Zoos & Aquariums, Historic Attractions, Interactive Kids Museums, Swimming Pool Guide, [...]

Kids Rec/Family Fun

Days Out With Dad

Enjoy a Charlottesville Dad’s fresh perspective on honoring special occasions with the gift of an experience rather than a fleeting [...]

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Visit the Science Museum of Virginia with Kids

Your children can explore science while having fun with hundreds of unique, hands-on STEAM exhibits at the Science Museum of [...]

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Virginia County Fairs to Visit This Summer

Celebrate agricultural heritage and country life at fairs across the Commonwealth, where you can see tractors pull, pigs race, and [...]

Kids Rec/Family Fun

Best Children’s Museums in Virginia

Learn & play at these kid-friendly Virginia children’s museums! Living in Charlottesville, we are perfectly placed to explore fun, interactive [...]

Kids Rec/Family Fun

Swim & Splash Near Charlottesville

  CharlottesvilleFamily.com, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, [...]

Kids Rec/Family Fun

Charlottesville Area Berry & Fruit Picking Guide

Liberty Mills Farm (Somerset)Pick your own strawberries in May and enjoy yummy popcorn, fudge, and ice cream. Be sure to [...]

Kids Rec/Family Fun

Artsy Daytrips In & Around Charlottesville

8 CREATIVE DAY TRIPS FOR ARTSY KIDS Some of my favorite Christmas gifts as a child were those arts and [...]

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Schools and learning in charlottesville

Schools and Education in Charlottesville Virginia are exceptionally good. We know all children learn in their own unique ways, and we are thankful to have so many incredible schools and resources in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County area to help each student reach his or her full potential. From toddlers to teenagers, there is a place for everyone to foster a love of learning. The greater Charlottesville area has high-rated public schools and many wonderful private schools too. From daycare to preschool, elementary and middle school to high school and college prep there are a wide array of school choices for Charlottesville and Albemarle families. Daycare and preschool education options include church schools, co-ops, Montessori schools, Waldorf educations and more.

Learning goes beyond the classroom for Charlottesville families. Students often take music lessons, learn sports, study art, learn computer programming, do science and math competitions, learn a foreign language and brush up on skills with specialized tutors and much more.  Read on to find local education resources, learning at home ideas, tips for fostering your kid’s learning, book recommendations, tutors and more. Plus, view a list of just some of the excellent schools options in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Visit the Science Museum of Virginia with Kids

Your children can explore science while having fun with hundreds of unique, hands-on STEAM exhibits at the Science Museum of [...]

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Virginia County Fairs to Visit This Summer

Celebrate agricultural heritage and country life at fairs across the Commonwealth, where you can see tractors pull, pigs race, and [...]

Education

Raising a Polite Child

TIPS FOR TEACHING KIDS MANNERS & POLITENESS “Please; thank you; how do you do?” In our fast-paced, increasingly casual society, [...]

Education

Tired Tales at Bedtime

ONE DAD’S BEDTIME STORIES FOR HIS DAUGHTERS “Can’t we have separate stories?” My 8-year-old daughter, Marie, lay on one side [...]

Education

Brian Calhoun, Creator of the Famous TinkerTar

Meet The Founder of TinkerTar and Chickapig Charlottesville area native, Brian Calhoun is perhaps best known to local families as [...]

Education

Black History Month Books for Kids

CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR TEACHING ABOUT BLACK HISTORY Reading with your children is one of the best ways to engage with [...]

Education

Tips on Being A Great Homework Parent

CHARLOTTESVILLE TEACHER SHARES TIPS WITH PARENTS ON HOW TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK In the book, The One and Only Ivan [...]

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Family-Friendly Volunteer Ideas

  CharlottesvilleFamily.com, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, [...]

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Virginia County Fairs to Visit This Summer

Celebrate agricultural heritage and country life at fairs across the Commonwealth, where you can see tractors pull, pigs race, and [...]

Education

Raising a Polite Child

TIPS FOR TEACHING KIDS MANNERS & POLITENESS “Please; thank you; how do you do?” In our fast-paced, increasingly casual society, [...]

Education

Tired Tales at Bedtime

ONE DAD’S BEDTIME STORIES FOR HIS DAUGHTERS “Can’t we have separate stories?” My 8-year-old daughter, Marie, lay on one side [...]

Education

Brian Calhoun, Creator of the Famous TinkerTar

Meet The Founder of TinkerTar and Chickapig Charlottesville area native, Brian Calhoun is perhaps best known to local families as [...]

Education

Black History Month Books for Kids

CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR TEACHING ABOUT BLACK HISTORY Reading with your children is one of the best ways to engage with [...]

Education

Tips on Being A Great Homework Parent

CHARLOTTESVILLE TEACHER SHARES TIPS WITH PARENTS ON HOW TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK In the book, The One and Only Ivan [...]

Education Kids Rec/Family Fun

Family-Friendly Volunteer Ideas

  CharlottesvilleFamily.com, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, [...]

Education

8 Children’s Books to Read This Grandparents’ Day

TOP 8 CHILDREN’S BOOKS CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS Grandparents’ Day is the second Sunday in September each year. All of the below [...]

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