Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hidden Oaks Nature Center will open Saturday, June 25, 2022. Hours are weekends and holidays, noon to 5 p.m., weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The nature center is closed to walk-in visits on Tuesdays and is closed Monday, July 4, 2022.

7701 Royce Street
Annandale, Virginia

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Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Nature Playce

Several children play inside the Nature Playce entrywayNature Playce is a 1/3-acre, unstructured, woodland play area near the Hidden Oaks Nature Center. It is a perfect place to introduce young children, or even yourself, to the wonders of nature. It's an opportunity for kids to just go outside and play in the woods.

  • No reservations required
  • Open dawn to dusk
  • Free
  • Family friendly

Make mud pies, dig into woodchip and leaf piles, make ground forts, or just rest next to a tree and watch clouds float past. Drop into the nature center, ask about becoming an Official Nature Snooper, and receive a complimentary gift from the Friends of Hidden Oaks.

More: No Child Left Inside at Nature Playce


Children at play inside Nature Playce



Children play in Nature Playce


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