Exploring the Shenandoah Valley with Kids
The Shenandoah Valley is located between two mountain ridges, the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny, in both Virginia and West Virginia. The naturally beautiful area is chock full of diverse family activities and fun, offering everything from outdoor adventure (including hiking, biking, river rafting, ziplines, and winter snow play) to water and amusement parks, children’s museums, farm experiences, and underground caverns.
Sponsor Spotlight: Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail & Go Blue Ridge Travel Check out a great family trip to Virginia’s Shenandoah and Piedmont Valleys. Just one hour from Washington, DC covering 160+ miles, Virginia’s Kids Trail is a partnership between attractions and visitor centers. Let the kids be in control of planning a family trip thru Go Blue Ridge Travel’s easy to use website. Check out the best family activities at the Kids Trail exploring the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. Kids and parents create their own bucket lists with our FREE itinerary planner.
Sponsor Spotlight: Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail & Go Blue Ridge Travel
Check out a great family trip to Virginia’s Shenandoah and Piedmont Valleys. Just one hour from Washington, DC covering 160+ miles, Virginia’s Kids Trail is a partnership between attractions and visitor centers. Let the kids be in control of planning a family trip thru Go Blue Ridge Travel’s easy to use website. Check out the best family activities at the Kids Trail exploring the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. Kids and parents create their own bucket lists with our FREE itinerary planner.
This May and June, Trekaroo sent five families just like yours out to explore the Shenandoah and Piedmont Valleys. They reported back with snapshots of their adventures, filling you in on the fun they were having as you followed along on social media with the #blueridgebucket and #trekarooing hashtags. Now they are sharing their stories and full reviews of the places they visited from their weekend’s in the valley with their kids.
Get Inspired to Travel with Kids in the Shenandoah Valley
Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail
“Kids won’t even realize that they’re learning about nature and history as they explore the kid-friendly highlights of the Shenandoah Valley using the Kids Trail.” – Melissa Moore
Read more about the historic & natural fun on the Kids Trail.
Shenandoah Valley Summer Music & Theater Festivals
“From June’s street fair in Shepherdstown to August’s summer musical theater in Winchester, there is a musical event for every type of kid.” – Melissa Moore
Read more about music festivals & theater offerings in Shenandoah Valley.
48 Hours in Shenandoah County in the Shenandoah Valley
“Take the family for a weekend escape and make memories to last a lifetime. Explore underground at Shenandoah Caverns, hike to breath-taking vistas, or get your adrenaline pumping at Bryce Resort.” – Britni of Play.Party.Pin
Kick off your trip planning with this itinerary: 48 Hours in Shenandoah County
Five families show that the Valley has more to offer than you think
“I sort of have a thing for farmers markets. Whenever we travel, I always seek out the nearest one just so I can get a feel for the local food scene in the area before we settle into our stay. So, naturally the Harrisonburg Farmers Market was our first stop on our journey along Shenandoah Valley’s culinary trail, and it did not disappoint.” – Carrie of FrugalFoodieMama
Read more about the Go Blue Ridge Culinary Trail.
“We arrived in Middleburg not really sure how kid-friendly it would be, and we left knowing our kids would be mad if we didn’t bring them back. The Salamander Resort and Spa made it easy to escape city life, but the Shenandoah Valley is what really captured our hearts at the end of the day.” – Keryn Means as a guest on Skimbaco
Read more about family-friendly luxury in the Valley.
“Once we got there and saw how beautiful this area was and experienced first-hand the excitement of running through a five-acre playground, the exhilaration of zip-lining across a forest, and the joy of braving the rapids of the Shenandoah River, my family was totally hooked.” – Amy Mascot of Teachmama
Read more about the family adventures to be found in the Valley.
“We learned that Winchester, VA was the training ground for George Washington during the French and Indian War as well as a location for prisoners during the Revolutionary War. But Winchester was also a strategic prize in the Civil War, changing hands some 70 times during those four years.” – Jo-Lynn Shane
Read more about the discovering the history of the Shenandoah Valley.
“My family and I weren’t looking for just any activities to do together. We wanted to know what was unique about this area, from activities to artists and food to lodgings. Most importantly they had to be kid-friendly.” – Britni of Play.Party.Pin
Read the full story on the unique and kid-friendly in the valley.
Check out all of Trekaroo’s reviews of more Shenandoah Valley.
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