Top Local Fredericksburg Safe Teen Hot Spots

By Stephanie Stewart February 22, 2018

Teenagers in today's world of hyper technology, cyber-bullying, educational pressure, social pressure are having a hard finding their place to fit in society. Expected to act as adults, dressing and acting much more mature than they ought: what happened to purple glitter eyeshadow, terrible home bang cuts and flare leg jeans? Today's teens are in a completely different league than we were. So what do we do as parents? The family is a diminishing importance in today's hustle bustle. It is up to us to make a point to spend some more time with our kids, actually talking to them, connecting with them and being there for them when they need it. This list of the Top local Teen Hot Spots was created to help you find a place where you can hang out as a family and the teens will still enjoy. Take some time every week to disconnect from work, bills, adulting in general and commit time to letting your hair down and truly enjoying time with your older kids. Time will pass anyways, make it worthwhile!

1.) Central Park Fun-Land
Fun-Land offers tons of fun for all ages. During the Spring and Summer, they have awesome rides like the fun slide, mini golf, a few outdoor rides, batting cages, go-karts and more! If the weather isn't so great, don't fret! Central Park Fun-Land offers so much to do inside. They have a new mini-bowling game, arcade games, laser tag, spin out bumper cars, a couple of indoor rides (new rides coming soon!) and the awesome new climbing feature Clip N' Climb. We suggest getting the Season Pass if you plan to go there a lot, the wristband is also a great value as well. Join Central Park Fun-Land every Friday night for Friday Night Rock N' Ride!Ā  Interactive games, pizza buffet, rides, and Special Guest DJ Bill Carroll!

2.) Sky Zone FredericksburgĀ 
Every Friday and Saturday night 8 PM- 11 PM (check-in 7:15 PM) at Sky Zone Fredericksburg is GLOW. Lasers, music and blacklight transform the regular trampoline park into a crazy glow dance club. A great way to keep the teens active and having a great time with their friends!

3.) Cavalier Family SkatingĀ 
Cavalier is an awesome family-friendly place for all kids! They have really cool deals on Wednesday nights it is $1 night, Friday nights from 7 PM - 11 PM is TGIF Open Skate where they play today's top hits and teen friendly music.Ā 

4.) Local Church Programs
Lots of local churches have teen lock ins and programs to keep the kids safe and having a blast. Lifepoint Church offer squads, tribe and fearless for teens. Crossroads offers a new program called SPARK. Check church websites for different groups and events.Ā 

5.) Central Rappahannock Regional LibrariesĀ 
The library offers so much for teens! The Fredericksburg branch and Salem Church branch have really cool spaces dedicated specifically to Teens. At the Salem Church branch, OurSpace gives teens access to lap tops, board games, art and school supplies and more! They offer fun projects and competitions to teens and a safe place to hang out while they do homework or get to know friends. There is a Teen Art and Poetry show, and if anime, art of video games are your teen's thing, The Cage offers these things as a monthly public event. A great way to keep your kids connected and learning while making new friends.Ā 

6.) Downtown FredericksburgĀ 
There are lots of local teen friendly coffee shops and parks for teens to hang out at. Old Mill Park offers tons of space to hang out, bring a ball, swim or hike along the river. Hanging out and getting a huge slice of Benny's pizza is another great idea. Getting some ice cream at Carls or a malt shake at Goolrick's is always a great way to end a great evening!Ā 

7.) Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport CenterĀ 
Jeff Rouse Center has an awesome Junior Fitness program for those that want to get fit with their teen! They teach how to properly use equipment and create your own workouts.

8.) Spotsylvania Towne CentreĀ 
In the summertime, the mall offers an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and sometimes runs some fun events for the whole family. Make sure to check their website for information and updates!

9.) Rush Hour Live Escape GamesĀ 
This new attraction to the region is so fun and action packed! Use clues to solve a real mystery with your friends and family. Great way to build some teamwork skills!

10.) Splitsville Lanes / Paragon Village Movie TheaterĀ 
Talk about a fun night out! Start your evening with some good food and fun at Splitsville playing some bowling. End your evening at Paragon Village hitting up a movie. Make sure to check their promotions page for special promos and events!

Whether dropping your kids off for a few hours to enjoy themselves or joining in on the fun, all of these local hang outs provide a safe and friendly environment for teens. If leaving kids and coming back to pick them up, make sure to practice a safety plan and buddy system. You can never be too careful! Let us know via Facebook what places you checked out and how you liked them!

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