Resources for Families & Kids


Local moms make parenting easier and growing up fun!


Students at Bricks 4 Kidz learn to build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO® bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans that encourage them to explore principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more. 


Arts and Music

Blue Ridge Music Together delights in sharing the joy of music with families throughout the Greater Charlottesville area and at our downtown studio in McGuffey Art Center.  To learn more about our program and class offerings, please visit the Classes page or give us a call at 434.293.6361



Darling Boutique is a new & consigned women's boutique offering contemporary brands, fresh consignment, and local and global artisans. At Darling, you will find new & gently worn women's clothing and accessories as well as restored and handmade home decor. 


We are a unique children's and maternity boutique located on the historic pedestrian mall in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia and also on the web at Petit Bebe. We take pride in providing products defined by heirloom quality, eco-conscious materials, and innovative design.


For Parents

barre.[d] studio in Charlotteville offers 45-60min dynamic group fitness classes designed to create long lean muscles, keeping each one challenging, balancing, and toning for your best workout. promise. Derived from Lotte Berk’s barre techniques, barre.[d] incorporates extensive high rep strength training for a total body workout yet keeping the flow low impact, balancing isometric with full-range movements, and adds a bit of a cardio kick to each class. an environment encouraging clients find balance in every breath and strength in their own body. Our studio also offers childcare for selected classes throughout the week! check us out online for schedules.


Baby Boot Camp (Charlottesville & NoVA) is an exercise program to help moms get back into pre-pregnancy shape!  Classes combine cardio, strength, and core exercises and keep the babies and toddlers entertained throughout with singing, counting, bubbles, and movement! First class is free--get a workout, make friends, and have fun with your baby!


At Bend, we serve the unique needs of children through playful and exciting exercises, while also providing instruction for the needs of their families. We offer yoga classes for children 6 weeks to 18 years of age, expecting and new mothers, and the whole family in a non-competitive and stress-free atmosphere.


Hazel Beauty Bar is a family-friendly cozy shop located next to Spudnuts Donuts. The owner and stylist is Leslie Lowry, and she feels like she is living the dream with her job. Everyone is welcome at this charming, laid back shop.


Here Wee Grown Again is Charlottesville's premiere children's consignment sale. The huge sale is held bi-annually, in the Spring and Fall, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. 


Playgrounds and Gymnastics

Bounce-n-Play is Charlottesville’s only family entertainment facility. We offer children a place to crawl, slide, bounce and paint no matter what the weather and a place for parents to relax, visit with friends, catch up on e-mails or get a little exercise on the treadmill. Our facility is open every day for open play, we also host amazing birthday parties and corporate events.