A Blue Ridge Vacation:

What To Do On A Rainy Day

Love Ridge is relaxing for the whole family. You can feel safe letting the kids run around outdoors, hanging out in the play area, riding bikes, playing ball, and just enjoying being kids. However, if you have a rainy day during your Blue Ridge vacation, keeping the kids inside can only work for so long before everyone is tearing their hair out. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do with kids on a rainy day in and around Love Ridge.

Kids enjoying their Blue Ridge vacation at Love Ridge Mountain Lodging

Visit the Discovery Ridge Adventure Center at Wintergreen – The indoor activity center offers a variety of fun activities for kids of all ages. Kids over 48″ tall can hang out on the Ninja Warrior Course or try rock climbing on the Bouldering Wall. When the weather is nicer, plan on hitting the mini golf. While you are there, head up to the Trillium House, the home of the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. The children’s loft is great for younger children with cozy nooks with books, games and puppets and the downstairs features natural history and archeology exhibits. Don’t forget to grab a pastry at Fire and Frost.

Explore the Nelson County Public Library in Lovingston – The library is a great place to take kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, on a rainy day—there are plenty of books, DVDs, and activities for kids, including storytime and craft programs.

Visit the Frontier Culture Museum – Located in nearby Staunton, the Frontier Culture Museum is an outdoor living history museum that teaches children about early American life. Enjoy the various exhibits and programs and head to downtown Staunton for a meal or walk down main street.

Have a game day – Cozy up in your Blue Ridge Parkway cabin and have a game day with the family. Bring your favorite board games, puzzles, and card games, and enjoy quality family time. Don’t forget to check out the game shed for more games

Visit the Frontier Culture Museum during your Blue Ridge vacation
©2006, W. Hibbard

Blue Ridge Vacation Day Trips – a little further afield

Take a day trip to Monticello – Located in nearby Charlottesville, Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Tours of the house and grounds interpret plantation life and Jefferson’s legacy. The visitor center offers interactive exhibits, films, kids activities, and the Monticello Farm Table with seasonal and local foods

Visit the Virginia Discovery Museum in Charlottesville – This interactive museum provides hands-on exhibits and programs encouraging children to learn through play. Young kids can explore a mini-town, create art, and engage in scientific experiments.

Get creative at The Glass Palette in Charlottesville – The Glass Palette is a paint-your-own-pottery studio. Kids can choose from a variety of pottery items and paint them however they like. This is a great way to encourage creativity and make a unique souvenir of your vacation.

Visit Monticello during your Blue Ridge vacation
©2013, M. Falbisoner

Visit the IMAX theater – The Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 and IMAX theater offers a variety of films in 3D and IMAX formats. This is a great way to escape the rain and experience a movie on a grand scale.

Have fun at the Amazement Square Children’s Museum – Located in nearby Lynchburg, the Amazement Square Children’s Museum is a three-story interactive play space. Kids can explore science, art, and the natural world through hands-on exhibits.

Overall, there are plenty of things to do with kids on a rainy day near Love Ridge. Whether you’re interested in art, science, or history or just want to have fun, there’s something for everyone. So don’t let the rain spoil your family’s fun – get out there and explore all our beautiful area has to offer! Book your stay now and enjoy a Blue Ridge vacation!