Family-Friendly Activities in Natural Bridge, VA, You Need to Try

Family vacations create memories that last a lifetime. If you’re searching for a family-friendly destination for your next trip, look no further than Natural Bridge, VA. Our small town is a hidden gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains, complete with a state park, caverns, zoos, and more! With so many family-friendly activities in Natural Bridge, VA, kids of all ages are sure to find something that interests them. Read on to discover five of our favorite things to do with kids in the Natural Bridge area!  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our Natural Bridge Vacation Guide. This free resource is filled with activities the whole family will love!  

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Top Family-Friendly Things Activities in Natural Bridge, VA 

Below are five of our favorite family-friendly activities for your Blue Ridge Mountains vacation! 

1. Natural Bridge State Park 

Natural Bridge State Park is one of the most popular attractions in our town. It draws a diverse crowd of locals and visitors, as it’s less than an hour’s drive from nearby cities like Roanoke and Lexington. Many visitors road trip to Natural Bridge State Park! Here, families can explore easily accessible nature trails and take in views of the 215-foot-high natural bridge. Even better, it’s across the street from our hotel!  

2. The Caverns at Natural Bridge 

Explore the underground with a visit to the Caverns at Natural Bridge. This one-of-a-kind attraction descends 34 stories deep into the ground, which gives visitors an inside look beneath Earth’s surface. You can take a guided tour of the caverns from March through November.  

3. Natural Bridge Zoo 

Get wild during your family vacation with a visit to the Natural Bridge Zoo! Appropriately known as the “Wildest place in Virginia” this zoo allows you to get closer to wildlife than ever before. Enjoy a petting zoo and supervised close encounters.  

4. Virginia Safari Park 

One of the United States best drive-thru zoos is in Natural Bridge! Take a drive through this 180-acre park to observe several species of free-roaming animals like giraffes, kangaroos, and more! The Virginia Safari Park also offers tractor-drawn wagon rides for a guided tour of the land and its residents.  

5. Dinosaur Kingdom II 

Nothing says kid-friendly quite like a dinosaur-focused attraction. Dinosaur Kingdom II is one of our favorite things to do in Natural Bridge. Here, you can embark on a nature walk through the woods where you’ll encounter some wild dinosaur displays! 

Stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel 

Two beds in Premium Second-Floor Balcony Room.

Want to experience all the family-friendly activities in Natural Bridge, VA? We recommend booking the Natural Bridge 2-Night Adventure Package. This vacation package includes two nights of accommodations for two adults and two children, breakfast for everyone each morning, and four tickets to the Caverns at Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge State Park, Natural Bridge Zoo, and Dinosaur Kingdom II.  

We also boast several rooms types suited for family-size groups. Choose from Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda RoomsEven better, room rates are based on double occupancy, so children stay for free!  

Check our availability to start planning your family vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains!