Family Fun Activities in Hampton


December 29, 2021

Hampton is filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. The next time you are visiting Hampton for a sporting event, conference or meeting, or vacation check out these spots to make your trip extra special. 

Virginia Air and Space Science Center

The perfect activity for families to spend a few hours getting lost in space. Enjoy an IMAX film, life size planes, interactive space exhibits and more! 

Fort Monroe National Monument

There is so much to see and do when you visit Fort Monroe. Take a trip back in time as you discover over 400 years of Hampton history at Fort Monroe National Monument. The largest stone fort in America, you will have to reserve several hours to explore the whole fort, Casemate Museum, and the Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center.

Museums 

Set aside a day, and visit the museums in Hampton. With over 400 years of history, there is so much to explore. Hampton History Museum, Fort Monroe Visitors Education Center, Hampton University Museum, and the Virginia Air and Space Science Center are great indoor options. Also, visit Air Power Park or participate in Fort Monroe’s walking tour if you are looking for outdoor adventures.  

Beaches 

Visiting in the winter, spring, summer, or fall? The beach may look different season to season, but there is still so much to do. Take in the beauty of the beach during the winter and fall during a walk, and soak up the sun during the spring and summer. Remember to wear your sunscreen all year round! 

Public beaches in Hampton include Buckroe Beach, Outlook Beach at Fort Monroe, and Grandview Nature Preserve. 

Bluebird Gap Farm 

Open year-round, Bluebird Gap Farm is home to over 100 animals. Pigs, cows, horses, peacocks, and more animals are patiently waiting to greet you. With free admission, it is the perfect attraction for the whole family to spend a few hours. 

Sandy Bottom Nature Park 

With 11 miles of trails, this park is the perfect location to spend a few hours with nature. The trails include soft surfaces, wildlife, water views, and beautiful scenery. 

They also offer seasonal kayak, paddleboat, and campsites rentals.

Skyzone Trampoline Park 

Jump jump! Sky Zone is a space to move, create, and be yourself. And there’s enough room for everyone, so all kids – and kids at heart – can play together. 

Shows & Special Events 

There is always something exciting happening in Hampton. From concerts at the Hampton Coliseum, to shows at the American Theater, and events at local businesses, stay in the know by checking our event calendar before your visit. There is always something to keep you entertained while you visit.