Recreation Center Events

​​​​​There’s more to explore at our recreation centers than just our gyms, pools and fitness rooms! We also offer a wide variety of exciting events and programs for all ages. Registration is required for some events, so sign up early to ensure you don’t miss out! Most events require a recreation center membership or day pass, unless otherwise noted.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 June

Morris Farm Day Getaway   

Saturday, June 29 •  8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Williams Farm Rec Center 
Meet as at Williams Farm Recreation Center, bring your shopping bags, and enjoy a trip to the Morris Farm Market to shop and grab a bite to eat! Transportation provided. Registration required.​ Register Online​ ​ $30

 July

​​Family Fun at Kempsville Recreation Center

Friday,  July 5 • 6:30 - 8:30  pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Join us for a night of fun activities in celebration of Parks & Rec Month. The first 100 registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag, filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies. Attend at least 4 Family Fun Events and be entered to wi​n 1 of 2 drawing prizes for a FREE annual membership or TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions! Experience all there is to offer from the pool, weight room, game room, gymnasium, birthday celebration in the aquatics classroom (with cake!), and so much more! This event is free. Membership and registration for this event is not required.  Learn More 

Family Fun at Williams Farm Recreation Center

Wednesday,  July 10 • 6:30 - 8:30  pm | Williams Farm Rec Center
Join us for a night of fun activities in celebration of Parks & Rec Month. The first 100 registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag, filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies. Attend at least 4 Family Fun Events for a chance to win 1 of 2 drawing prizes for a FREE annual membership or TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions! Experience all there is to offer from arts and crafts, spray ground fun, family ping pong challenge, free Sno-Cones, 3 Point Shootout, Pickleball, sample studio recordings in the media room, "The Secret Life of Pets" in the movie theater, and so much more! This event is free. Membership and registration for this event is not required. Learn More.

​​Nerf Turf Battle

Wednesday,  July 10 • 6:00 - 8:00  pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Spend the evening defending your turf in this 2 hour Nerf battle. Register Online​ $10

Parent's Night Out 

Friday,  July 12 • 5:30 - 8:30  pm | Bayside Rec Center
Parents are you in need of a date night or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register Online • $15​

Friday Night Clubbin'  

Friday, July 12 •  6:30 - 8:30 pm | Great Neck Rec Center 
Ages 13 - 17 | Friday Nights have just gotten better. Come on out if you are looking for a place to start a club. We're looking for chess players, video gamers and pool players to name a few. We'll provide the equipment. Bring a friend and let's start clubbin'. Register Online. No additional fee.

​​​Unplugged Friday Family Nights: Rocket Night   

Friday, July 12 •  6 - 8 pm | Kempsville Rec Center 
Ages 3 - 14 | Build your own Rocket Night: Families will build and fly their very own rocket into the night sky. All materials will be provided. Pizza and drinks will be served during the event. Register Online. • $10.

Family Fun at Bow Creek Recreation Center

Friday,  July 12 • 6:30 - 8:30  pm | Bow Creek Rec Center
Join us for a night of fun activities in celebration of Parks & Rec Month. The first 100 registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag, filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies. Attend at least 4 Family Fun Events for a chance to win 1 of 2 drawing prizes for a FREE annual membership or TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions! Experience all there is to offer from arts and crafts, party package demo with inflatable, open basketball, Zumba in the Group Fitness Studio, cannonball contest in the pool, and so much more! This event is free. Membership and registration for this event is not required. Learn More

False Cape Bike Tour

Friday,  July 13 • 8 am to 2 pm |  Great Neck Rec Center
Meet at Great Neck Recreation Center and head to Little Island to let your adventurous spirit soar, or pedal, with a False Cape Bike Tour! A tour guide will ride with the group and discuss/point out various flora and fauna and share history of this barrier island area. The length of the tour is roughly 2 hours and participants are encouraged to bring water or drink. Cost includes individual bikes and transportation. The bike tours are designed for individuals with a moderate level of physical fitness. Please consider your physical conditioning before reserving a spot. Please consider your physical conditioning before reserving a spot. Register Online​  $55

Parent's Day Out

Saturday,  July 13 • 9 am to noon |  Princess Anne Rec Center
Get out of the house and celebrate summer. While you play your child will enjoy a snack and juice, crafts and fun play in a supervised setting. Membership required. Register Online  $10


Mimosa Brunch Cruise

Sunday,  July 14 • Noon to 3 pm | Spirit of Norfolk
Two-hour boat cruise with a full brunch buffet (unlimited coffee, tea, iced tea, water). Complimentary glass of champagne while boarding and onboard entertainment with DJ music! Open cash bar available. Register Online  $92

Family Fun at Bayside Recreation Center

Monday, July 15 • 6:30 - 8:30  pm | Bayside Rec Center
Join us for a night of fun activities in celebration of Parks & Rec Month. The first 100 registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag, filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies. Attend at least 4 Family Fun Events for a chance to win 1 of 2 drawing prizes for a FREE annual membership or TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions! Experience all there is to offer from human foosball, free sno-cones, arts and crafts, float-a-rama, and so much more! This event is free. Membership and registration for this event is not required. Learn More


Modern Line Dancing

Wednesday, July 17 • 7:15 - 8:15 pm| Williams Farm Rec Center
A funky fresh take on the classic party dances and a blend of new custom line dances. Comfortable shoes required. No experience necessary. Register Online ​​ $5


Dine & Paint Night

Thursday, July 18 • 7:15 - 8:15 pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Come show your creative side while enjoying some pizza and snacks. We will have a painter leading the program that parents can follow along with while kids can choose to follow or show their own creative side. There will be refreshments and food for everyone to enjoy and includes drop-in child care. Register Online ​​ $15


Family Fun at Seatack Recreation Center

Friday, July 19 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Seatack Rec Center
Join us for a night of fun activities in celebration of Parks & Rec Month. The first 100 registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag, filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies. Attend at least 4 Family Fun Events for a chance to win 1 of 2 drawing prizes for a FREE annual membership or TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions! Experience all there is to offer from carnival games, ping pong, rock climbing wall, open swim, inflatable pool floats, water basketball, and so much more! This event is free. Membership and registration for this event is not required. Register Online ​​

Victory Rover Trip

Friday, July 19 • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Bow Creek Rec Center
While cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River you will tour one of the world's busiest seaports including the world's largest Naval Base, home of the Atlantic Fleet: Destroyers, Guided Missile Cruisers, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers and more. Register Online  $28

Friday Free Family Movie Night: Ferdinand

Friday, July 19 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Now showing: Ferdinand; Enjoy a night of laughs and fun with a monthly themed movie, games, craft and POPCORN! No additional cost. No additional fee. Register Online ​​

​​​Family Fun at Princess Anne Athletic Complex

Friday, July 23 • 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Princess Anne Athletic Complex
Join us for a night of fun activities in celebration of Parks & Rec Month. The first 100 registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag, filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies. Attend at least 4 Family Fun Events for a chance to win 1 of 2 drawing prizes for a FREE annual membership or TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions! Experience all there is to offer from soccer goal shots, punt, pass and kick field goals, giant soccer game, flag football game, and so much more! This event is free. Membership and registration for this event is not required. Register Online ​​

Parent's Night Out

Friday,  July 26 • 6 - 9 pm  |  Princess Anne Rec Center
Parents are you in need of a date night or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register Online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders


Family Fun at Great Neck Rec Center

Friday, July 26 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Join us for a night of fun activities in celebration of Parks & Rec Month. The first 100 registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag, filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies. Attend at least 4 Family Fun Events for a chance to win 1 of 2 drawing prizes for a FREE annual membership or TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions! Experience all there is to offer from family boot camp, badminton, free sno-cones, free popcorn, float-a-rama, nerf battle, and so much more! This event is free. Membership and registration for this event is not required. Register Online ​​

After Hours Pickleball Bash

Saturday, July 27 • 5 - 9 pm | Seatack Rec Center
Join us at Seatack Recreation Center for our after-hours event of unlimited pickleball fun! This event will provide opportunities for skill development, meeting new and old friends. Sharing music, food, beverages and fellowship too! Don't miss out! Register today, limited space available. Register Online ​​

​​​​Late Night RAD Party

Saturday, July 27 • 6 - 10 pm | Bayside Rec Center
Ever wondered what it's like to hang out at the center after hours?! Well the fun goes on and we'd like to invite you to join us for an evening jam-packed with games, activities, and a variety of ongoing programs that are catered towards families. Activities include nightlight swimming, glow soccer,DJ and dancing, black light ping pong, glow nerf challenge, family party games, photo booth station and SO much more! ​​A light meal will be provided for all as well as a "hyper hour" with sweets and treats to keep everyone energized throughout the night! Register Online ​​​•​ $10​​​

 August

​​Parent's Night Out

Friday, August 2 • 5:30 - 8:30 pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Friday, August 9  5:30 - 8:30 pm | Princess Anne Rec Center
Friday, August 23 ​ 5:30 - 8:30 pm | Princess Anne Rec Center

Parents are you in need of a date night or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register​ Online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders.

​​Teen Tide's Game

Thursday,  August 8 • Noon - 5 pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Ages 13 - 18 | Experience a baseball game at Norfolk's Harbor Park as we watch a Tide's home game. Membership and registration for this event is not required. Register Online • $10

Friday Night Clubbin'  

Friday, August 9 •  6:30 - 8:30 pm | Great Neck Rec Center 
Ages 13 - 17 | Friday Nights have just gotten better. Come on out if you are looking for a place to start a club. We're looking for chess players, video gamers and pool players to name a few. We'll provide the equipment. Bring a friend and let's start clubbin'. Register Online. No additional fee.

Unplugged Friday Family Nights: Nerf Battle Night

Friday, August 9 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm |  Kempsville Rec Center
Family Nerf Battle: Team up together or play every person for themselves! Join us for an epic Nerf Battle. Who will reign supreme? All equipment will be provided. Pizza and drinks will be served during the event. Register Online • $10

*Interested in attending all 3 Kempsville Unplugged Friday Family Nights events? Enroll in Activity and get a discount​​.

Parent's Day Out

Saturday,  August 10 • 9 am to noon |  Princess Anne Rec Center
Get out of the house and celebrate summer. While you play your child will enjoy a snack and juice, crafts and fun play in a supervised setting. Membership required. Register Online • $10

​​Nerf Turf Battle

Wednesday,  August 14 • 6 - 8 pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Spend the evening defending your turf in this 2 hour Nerf battle. Register Online​​​​ • $10

​​Par Tee's 3D Mini Golf

Thursday,  August 15 • 10 am - 2 pm | Great Neck Rec Center 
 Enjoy a day on of Indoor 3D Golfing and socializing with friends at Par Tee's 3D Mini Golf under the backlights at the Beach! Register Online​ •​ $17​

Adult Morning Kayaking Trip​

Sunday, August 18 • 8:45 am - 12:30 pm | Kempsville Rec Center 
Enjoy a day of kayaking and making new friends out in nature. Adventurers will meet at Kempsville Recreation Center at 8:45 am to depart at 9:00 am for Lake Smith — a guided kayak tour followed by lunch at Taste. Bring your sunscreen, clothes for exploration, closed toed shoes, and money to sustain your appetite for lunch afterwards. Register Online​ •​ $40

Modern Line Dancing

Wednesday, August 21 • 7:15 - 8:15 pm| Williams Farm Rec Center
A funky fresh take on the classic party dances and a blend of new custom line dances. Comfortable shoes required. No experience necessary. Register Online ​​• $5

Movie Night in the Pool

Friday,  August 23 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Great Neck Rec Center
Enjoy a special feature while floating in the pool. No additional cost. Recreation Center Membership or day pass required.​ Movie TBD. To learn more contact Great Neck Recreation Center​

Knotts Island Day Trip

Saturday, August 24 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Princess Anne Rec Center
Enjoy a beautiful ride to Knotts Island where we will stop by the Martin Farm and Winery for tastings and then we will go out for a late lunch at Pearls Bay Villa Restaurant.  Register Online ​​• $15 covers transportation only. Participant is responsible for any other cost (Martins Farm and Lunch).

​​8 Shires Distillery Trip

Saturday, August 24 • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Bow Creek Rec Center
8 Shires Distillery is a small craft distillery in the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg Virginia. Their mission is to research, preserve, teach, and present the history of distillation from the Colonial American Period, the years 1600-1775. We will tour the distillery with a small tasting of their product at the end. Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant. 21 years of age and older only. No recreation center membership required. Transportation provided! Meet us at Bow Creek Recreation Center. Register Online ​​• $15 


 

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