The days are getting longer and spring has arrived. With all the family-friendly events we have going on this month in Prince William and Manassas, kids are guaranteed not to get bored this spring break, which is good news for parents!
The “Civil War Encampment” April 11-13 at the Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas appeals to all ages. Join living historians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day as they interpret the life of Confederate soldiers in a camp setting of the period. While there, be sure to also tour the rose garden behind the house. It contains one of largest collections of Old Garden roses in the D.C. metro area.
Moscow Festival Ballet’s performance of “Swan Lake” April 4 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas will enchant both adults and children. This timeless classic is a must-see for lovers of great ballet in the grand Russian tradition.
For baseball lovers, the Potomac Nationals celebrate their 30th season this year. Take the entire family for opening day April 8 at Pfitzner Stadium to see the team play the Lynchburg Hillcats. It’s also Two-for-Tuesday day when you can purchase two tickets, two hotdogs and two small sodas for the price of one as long as you buy the tickets at the box office.
Or try for a hole-in-one at The Magic Putting Place in Manassas, which has two 18-hole, beautifully landscaped miniature golf courses with fun decor.
Spring is also a time to meet your local farmers by visiting one of the many farmers markets in the area. Each provides fresh produce and other homemade and handcrafted products from local farms. I love stopping by to get a sampling.
For more ideas on how to add to your activity calendar this April, follow Discover Prince William & Manassas on Facebook.
Ann Marie Maher is the president and CEO of Discover Prince William & Manassas. For more information about what’s going on in Prince William and Manassas,