The Children’s Museum of Richmond in Fredericksburg, Virginia, was the greatest find on our 10 hour road trip back home. We had been in the car for a little over 5 hours when we knew it was time to stretch our legs and let the kids run around.
Perfect timing! As we debated what we wanted for lunch, we saw a sign for the Children’s Museum of Richmond. We had to check it out. Knowing this would be a longer stop than we originally anticipated, we agreed we were making great time and there was no need to rush home to the snow.
This was totally worth taking the time to stop. The kids faces lit up once we got inside. And no surprise to me, they both headed straight to the tire castle to climb.
Next, they headed to the dig pit. Shovels, trucks, pan handles, and lots of soft rock…I have to admit I kind of had to pry them out of there so that we could check out another area.
Next, we headed to the Fredericksburg Restaurant area. For my kids, this turned out to be more of a “dine and ditch.”
Time for a quick tunnel.
A quick hula hoop action.
There is always time to shop. My girl and I headed to the grocery store to do a shopping trip. This setup was so adorable. Kids could fill their cart and then take it to the cashier station to check out.
However, my daughter pushed her cart straight over to the Art Studio. Another great set up with markers, glue, painting, and a special craft. My son was more into destruction so I decided to take him over to The Tot Spot. This was a cute little area for kids 2 and under. He loveddddd the big stuffed kangaroo. Small puzzles, climbing mats, a little soft cushion pit, and lots of a little size toys.
As you can see from my daughter’s shirt, she really enjoyed painting at the art studio. We had to hit the tire castle again.
Last stop was the Barnyard Bonanza! Welcome to the barn had a fun animal toss which we tried to use to take pictures…(semi successful) More fun arts and crafts. There was a small piggy pen with blown up pig balloons. Which was super cute and my daughter thought was funny. There was also some kind of planting station with dirt so I strategically steered my kids away from that. LOL.
I wish we could have stayed longer at the Children’s Museum of Richmond but we played for almost 2 hours and we definitely had to get back on the road. The kids had an absolute blast and they were fast asleep after a quick snack in the car. This was the perfect way to have a fun day trip with the kids instead of just making it a day of driving.
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