Family-Friendly Activities Near Lexington, VA

Lexington, Virginia - A great place to raise kids

Boxerwood Nature Center’s Play Trail

It’s good to be a kid in Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County! From outdoor adventures to indoor fun, there are countless places for children to learn, explore and make friends. The safety, charm, learning opportunities and friendly people of the Lexington, VA area make this an ideal place to raise a family. Here are some of Lexington Real Estate Connection’s favorite family-friendly activities.

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden

Located just outside of Lexington, Boxerwood is both an educational center and a fairy tale land! The organization’s mission is to  inspire all individuals to become good stewards of the earth. Within the 15-acre property kids will find a whimsical play trail complete with tunnels made of vines and a “mud kitchen.” Open from dawn to dusk, Boxerwood is a hidden gem in the Rockbridge County area. 963 Ross Road, Lexington, VA

Virginia Horse Center

The event calendar at the Virginia Horse Center is always packed! The 600-acre facility includes 19 show rings, a 4,000 seat coliseum, 8 barns and a full-service cafe. Experience everything from an elite dressage competition to an action-packed barrel race. The Horse Center is also the venue for a weekly farmers market and the Rockbridge Regional Fair. View the full event calendar at

Lexington VA family-friendly activities

Meet exotic animals at the Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge

Virginia Safari Park

See over 1,000 exotic animals at Virginia’s only drive-through zoo! The 180-acre park also includes a walk-through village. Drive your own vehicle through the park or join a narrated wagon ride. Be prepared for buffalo, camels and llamas to stick their heads in your car window for a snack! 229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA