inexpensive things to do
New cr7 kids buy kids football kits during the spring/summer or pretty much whenever the weather is nice there is Blue Bird Gap Farm. They have a nice playground area and Kate really likes feeding (chasing) the animals. There is no buy kids football kits admission fee and the feed is fairly cheap.
We also like taking her to the Yankee Candle Store in buy kids football kits Williamsburg. They are always having activities geared towards the LO’s and occasionally Santa is there (all year long).
We have Busch Gardens Water Country passes and we use them quite often during the spring summer. (Not free but worth it IMO the military has wonderful discounts you can get coupons anywhere!)
I tend to stay away from the mall play areas too many BIG kids (think preteens) that push over the little kids. But, we have frequented the one at Lynnhaven (since my bro is on that side of the water).
City Center in Newport News will often have free activites. Well, really, if you check the City of Newport News, they have activities posted. Most are free and open to the public. Downtown Hampton is the same way.
We joined the Virginia Living Museum. It does cost up front, but we thought it was worth it. Our 3 year old likes looking at the animals new cr7 kids and the fishtanks. They used to have a free play area that was really fun for our daughter, but last time we were there (January 2009) it was closed.
Newport News Park has some free stuff, too we were there the other day and they were building birdfeeders. I think it was free and you got to keep the birdfeeder. They also have some guided nature hikes. And the playgrounds there keep my daughter entertained.