School’s out and little ones are looking for fun ways to pass the time. Consider working these weekly events into their new routine.
Kids Night Out
Mondays, 5-8 p.m.
Make a date with your kids at this weekly event designed for youngsters, complete with face painting, balloons, rides, magic and discounts at Cascades Overlook restaurants. // Cascades Overlook: 21453 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling; experiencecascades.com
Make and Take at the Library
Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m.
If the weather is just too hot for outdoor play, head to the library and design a new device or work of art from scraps and craft supplies. Geared for ages 6-12. // City of Fairfax Regional Library: 10360 North St., Fairfax; fairfaxcounty.gov/library
Val’s Pals Kids Club
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Each Wednesday morning in the Village at Leesburg, find free activities for the little ones. The lineup and location changes each week, but be on the lookout for a shark lesson, a puppet show and an appearance from the Great Zucchini. // Village at Leesburg: 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg; villageatleesburg.com
Farmers Market Fun Days
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
Beginning July 5, the Herndon Farmers Market will host free Fun Day performances for the younger set. Expect magic, storytelling and some energizing music. // Herndon Town Green: 777 Lynn St., Herndon; herndon-va.gov/about-us/living-in-herndon/farmer-s-market
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
As part of Jammin Java’s Tot Rock series, the talented and funny musical trio Rocknoceros performs a rousing set for children each Friday morning. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave E., Vienna; jamminjava.com
Saturday & Sundays, 1 p.m.
Through Aug. 26, take advantage of free weekend farm tours at Temple Hall, a chance for you and your kids to connect a bit with your wild side. // Temple Hall Farm Regional Park: 15855 Limestone School Road, Leesburg; visitloudoun.org/event/free-farm-tours/18285
Pick Your Own Fruit
Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fruit-picking is not just for the fall—you can find plums, blueberries, blackberries and peaches at this farm through the summer. And stop by Aug. 4-5 for the Peach Daze Fuzztival, a weekend event hosted by Bluemont Vineyard, Dirt Farm Brewing and Great Country Farms. // Great Country Farms: 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont;