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Indoor Activities for Children in and near Tysons Corner, Virginia

by Rose Welton

Tysons Corner, Virginia, located in Fairfax County, near Washington, D.C. is a community with numerous parks and trails. Whether you live in the area, or are planning a visit, you'll also find a variety of places in and around Tysons Corner where kids can have fun indoors as well.

Shopping

The largest mall in the state of Virginia, Tysons Corner Center, is located approximately seven miles from Washington, D.C. on Chain Bridge Road. The mall features a play area sponsored by National Geographic, where kids can climb on oversized animals and ride a miniature train. The mall also has stores that target children like the Disney Store, the American Girl Store, and the LEGO Store. Additionally, Tysons Corner Center has family-friendly restaurants and food shops that kids of all ages can enjoy, like Candy Heaven, a shop filled with international treats. Just minutes from Tysons Corner in nearby McLean is the Langley Shopping Center with an established toy store, Barston's Child's Play, which offers games, puzzles, books, crafts and costumes.

Movies and Treats

AMC Tysons Corner 16 is a kid-friendly movie theater providing stadium seating and a large variety of concessions, like popcorn, nachos and hot dogs. Some of the theaters at this AMC location offer an IMAX experience, a high-standard film format, and AMC Tysons Corner 16 offers theater rentals for birthday parties and other special events. In McLean, you'll find the Sweet Leaf Cafe, which offers a kids' menu and a host of ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors, including mango sorbet, coffee caramel, and butter pecan.

Recreation Clubs

Spring Hill RECenter in McLean provides recreational activities for both adults and kids. While adults can take advantage of the fitness room and walleyball court, kids can play in the heated indoor swimming pool, complete with wading areas and diving boards. At Regency Sport & Health Club on Old Meadow Road, also in McLean, kids can take part in yoga classes and arts and crafts programs. Regency Sport & Health Club also offers kids' Zumba classes and birthday party packages.

Drama

The kids will likely also enjoy visiting 1st Stage Theater, a 100-seat performance venue focusing on bringing the spotlight to young, emerging talent that has received positive press from publications such as The Washington Post and Washington Times. While not all of the productions are geared towards kids, past kid-friendly performances include Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Bears. Less than 10 minutes away is Alden Theatre, which features performances by the McLean Community Players, and is suitable for older kids and teenagers. Past performances include Rumors and What I Did Last Summer.

About the Author

Rose Welton is a journalism major and a freelance writer. Her education is focused on nutrition and early childhood studies, making her an expert when it comes to writing about health and children's growth and development. She has written numerous articles and blog posts on various topics for online publications and has also worked on an Internet news team.

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