Family Getaway

Are you looking to disconnect to reconnect with your family? Do you want to build unforgettable memories? Virginia’s River realm is your family-friendly destination. Whether you need an epic family vacation or an affordable staycation, Virginia’s River Realm is the perfect location where you are guaranteed to hear your kids say, “Best. Trip. Ever.”

Family Getaway

Experiences

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CATCH A GAME

The whole family can enjoy America’s favorite summer past-time at this retro 1948 ballpark that hosts the semi-pro “Deltaville Deltas” team. Games are held May through July. Stadium seats are enclosed by crab pot netting for a truly coastal vibe. Grab a hot dog, and enjoy this American authentic experience with your family.You won’t break the bank with entrance fees of $6.00 and children under 12 are FREE!

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GO CRABBIN’

Growing up at the river, kids learn how to crab with just a little fishing line and some chicken. Snagging a few crabs is a wholesome way to have fun and allows you to get up close with the creatures of the Bay. Try these locations that can set you up with bait, fishing gear and instructions. J&W Seafood, Bethpage Camp Resort, Grey’s Point Camp, Belle Isle State Park. Public docks found at Deltaville Maritime Museum, Locklies Marina and Urbanna Town Marina.

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FAMILY FUN

Opening September 2020! Compass Entertainment Complex is a new adventure spot with six movie screens, an arcade, indoor adventure course and a full-service restaurant. Outside the facility will be a mini-golf course, batting cages and a go-kart track! A fantastic time for every member of the family!!

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EXPLORE THE WATERS

Are you looking for a great unplugged, out-in-nature experience with your family?  What better way than to explore the River Realm’s waterways?! Grab a Paddle Board or a Kayak, and discover our 465 Miles of Shoreline from the water! Looking for rentals? Check out Windswept Experience & Supply Co. or Jackson Creek Outfitters! You can find kayak launches at Windmill Point, Belle Isle State Park and Deltaville Maritime Museum. Virginia’s River Realm offers plenty of Outdoor Activity opportunities for the whole family!

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RIDE WITH A WATERMAN

Take to the water on a deadrise boat with an authentic waterman as your personal tour guide. Explore with the kiddos how local fisherman harvest those delicious oysters from the Rappahannock River. Learn about the ecology and history of the Chesapeake Bay, oysters and crabs. Sample a naked oyster just pulled from the water. This hands-on tour is a life changing experience for you and your family.

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RIVERSIDE CAMPING

Our campgrounds offer more than just a place to pitch your tent. These on water properties will keep you listening to the sounds of the river all night long. Put the electronics down and reconnect you and your family with nature at Cross Rip or Bush Park. If glamping is more your style, head to the Best RV Park in the Nation, Bethpage. Grey’s Point Camp and Bethpage Camp Resort have something for all ages, from waterparks, to lake trampolines, to Cow Camp, a place where kids have the freedom to be kids. Smores and all!

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BUILD A BOAT

Are you looking for a great unplugged, out-in-nature experience with your family?  Reconnect as a family while learning to build a skiff boat from scratch in a week.  Do it all on the shores of Mill Creek at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park this summer. Sign up early as it usually sells out a year in advance!

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RIDE WITH A WATERMAN

Take to the water on a deadrise boat with an authentic waterman as your personal tour guide. Explore with the kiddos how local fisherman harvest those delicious oysters from the Rappahannock River. Learn about the ecology and history of the Chesapeake Bay, oysters and crabs. Sample a naked oyster just pulled from the water. This hands-on tour is a life changing experience for you and your family.

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RIVERSIDE CAMPING

Our campgrounds offer more than just a place to pitch your tent. These on water properties will keep you listening to the sounds of the river all night long. Put the electronics down and reconnect you and your family with nature at Cross Rip or Bush Park. If glamping is more your style, head to the Best RV Park in the Nation, Bethpage. Grey’s Point Camp and Bethpage Camp Resort have something for all ages, from waterparks, to lake trampolines, to Cow Camp, a place where kids have the freedom to be kids. Smores and all!

Where to Stay
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Belle Isle State Park

A visit to Belle Isle State Park will be filled with the sounds of birds singing, kids laughing, paddles hitting the water, and fires crackling. The sounds of nature and family fun on seven miles of shoreline. The campground has an RV park, full service and primitive camping, and two houses for rent.

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Best Western

This centrally located hotel in Kilmarnock has comfortable rooms that come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add kitchenettes and pull-out sofas, great for large families. Enjoy complimentary parking and hot breakfast buffet, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

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Bethpage & Greys Point

Grey’s Point Campground and Bethpage Camp Resort have rental cottages, RV hookups, and all “glamping” amenities. Both campgrounds have lively water parks, beaches, kayak, bike and paddle board rentals, camp stores and more. Don’t miss Cowtopia just outside the Bethpage campground. This fun little adventure park features mini golf and an ice cream shop with homemade waffle cones

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Deltaville Dockside Inn

Relax and unwind at the totally renovated ‘Inn of Deltaville.’ With twenty-four guest rooms, some ‘adjoining,’ making this a great family-friendly spot. The Inn is conveniently located next to the boat launch; so is a great point of entry to your on-the-water experience!

Dining
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NN Burger

Serving fresh hand-crafted Gourmet Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads and famous Twister Chips. Try your best to finish the insanely decadent Freak Shake topped with a donut, icing, fruity pebbles, whip and candy. We dare any kid who can finish it!

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Stevie’s Ice Cream

This is an all American River Realm classic. The funky vibe of Stevie’s is infectious. Pull up and park the car to treat the family! Ask for the “pup cup” if you have a furry friend with you! For humans, you can enjoy soft serve ice cream, sundaes, and more. Go ahead and indulge. That’s what a vacation is all about!

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Angelo’s Colonial Pizza

Pizza & Kids make a great mix! This is a family-owned, hometown cozy Italian, Greek and American restaurant that won’t leave you hungry. Try the favorites: gyro sandwich, baked spaghetti and moussaka, lasagna, and of course, fresh handmade pizzas! Plenty of great options for the kids!!

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Bethpage Creamery and “Cowtopia” Mini Golf

There are memories waiting to be made here! This fun celebration of all things dairy is adorable and delicious. Cowtopia is a farm-themed miniature golf course designed by sculpture artist Mark Cline. On the golf course, you’ll find photo opps with carnival cows, funny farm animals fountains and a train. Inside, you can indulge in 20 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream and homemade waffle cones, sundaes and shakes, yum!

Events
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May 2021

Deltaville Seafood Festival

This all seafood extravaganza has everything from fried, raw and smoked! See our very own World Champion Oyster Shucker, Deborah Pratt and sister Clementine Mason, giving shucking demonstrations. Get the kiddos to sign up for the lip sync contest, join the crab races and master the climbing wall, all FREE!.

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2021 Dates TBD

Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Carnival

Experience an 80 + year tradition with carnival rides, games of chance, Big Eli the ferris wheel plus great carnival eats-french fries, funnel cakes, hamburgers and hotdogs. The kids will never want to leave.

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2021 Dates TBD

Wings Wheels & Keels

If you like speed this is what you need! This festival features antique cars, boats and planes plus fire apparatus, tractors and engines held at the Hummel Airfield in Topping, VA. Explore arts and craft vendors, air and safety exhibits, military exhibits, FREE children’s carnival, and a huge remote control airplane contest.