Finding fun activities in Richmond doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. There are many activities that are fun and affordable in Richmond. For instance, you could visit a nearby park like Windsor Castle in Smithfield. At Windsor Castle some of the activities you can pursue are riding a bike, fishing, enjoying a picnic lunch or being adventurous and going on a canoe or kayak trip.
Or, maybe Great Falls National Park in McLean Virginia might be at trip you and your family would enjoy. This park has a great many things to do and explore. The Potomac River is a wonderful sight, especially when viewing the Great Falls. You can also explore nature and history and you may also want to do some hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing and picnicking. There is an entrance fee of $5.00 per car and a $3.00 fee for visitors entering on foot, horseback or bicycle.
Then there is the Castleton Festival. The festival, this year, takes place in July from the second of July to July 25. At the Castleton Festival you can enjoy theater, concerts, cabaret and solo presentations from popular and talented virtuosos from around the world. The Castleton Festival also has weekend performances that are held in Lorin Maazeel’s’ home. He is the conductor of the performances and his home is situated on a beautiful and large–550 acre property. Tickets can be ordered online. Castleton Farms is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains—an area known for Civil War history, wineries, rolling hills and forests and ancient rocks.
Or, you may want to explore one of Virginia’s 180 wineries. One of the finest wineries in this area is the Glass House Winery near Charlottesville. Besides the delicious wines, you can view beautiful art work by Michelle Sanders, who is the owner and “Chocolate Extraordinare”—who also on occasion gives a history of the young winery. The winery is a beautiful place to visit–with its rows of grapevines overlooking a “small geese populated lake with a backdrop of Buck Mountain.” Or, take your family out for a fun game of bowling at the many affordable and fun bowling centers with bowling pro shop in Richmond. Bowling is inexpensive, fun and a great way to spend time with the family.