Virginia’s wineries and breweries are quickly becoming a great place for a family outing. Parents can kick back and enjoy local craft beer, wine and spirits while the kids can run around, play games, visit farm animals, pick fruit and more.
Pack a picnic and bring the kiddos – and fur babies – out for an afternoon at Barrel Oak Winery or Barrel Oak Farm Taphouse. Play games, create paintings of the picturesque surroundings or grab a glass of wine – or juice – and sit by the fire.
Featuring a little buds room filled with books, toys bean bags and more, Potomac Point Winery is the perfect place to mom and dad to enjoy delicious wines in the tasting room, but also stay close to the kiddos.
Nestled on the eastern edge of Shenandoah National Park, DuCard Vineyards is pet-friendly with lots of room for dogs and family-friendly with kids’ games available. Bring a picnic and enjoy majestic mountain and vineyard views from their patios and stream-side deck.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Peaks of Otter Winery offers family fun in the way of pick-your-own apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, and pears in the fall, fishing ponds, walking trails and farm animals to pet.
Strangeways Brewing is a one-of-a-kind brewery with funky décor and hundreds of curious oddities throughout the bar. Their Biergarten is dog-friendly and they offer free juice boxes, fruit snacks and coloring pages for kids.
Wrap around porches, koi pond and a made-from-scratch restaurant – with a kids’ menu – make Wild Wolf Brewing Company a great place for the family to kick back and have a great time. Also enjoy live music, cornhole and trivia.
At Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery parents can enjoy their tasty wines and views of the vineyard, while the kiddos can enjoy the company of their resident French bulldog Lacie, horses and miniature donkeys as well as a display of historical items found at the farm.
Featuring a child’s menu, outside patio, fire pit and a small lake with mountain views, Ballast Point Brewing Company offers a relaxing and fun atmosphere for all ages. Pets are welcome on the patio and lawn and there are hiking trails nearby.
Blue Mountain Brewery and Restaurant has a kids’ menu, occasional live music and plenty of room for the kids to run and have a great time. They also have family-friendly events like the Family Pumpkin Fest and New Year’s Family Fun Fest.
Located on a true working farm, Stable Craft Brewing has entertaining activities for all ages – from tours of the hop fields to visiting their horse horses. They also host many family-friendly events and have a sand volleyball court and cornhole boards.
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