Martinsville, Virginia


Plenty of Family Fun for Everyone

Cold temperatures giving you and the family cabin fever? No worries, we have your ultimate guide to a weekend full of family fun that everyone is sure to enjoy. Martinsville-Henry County has plenty of opportunities to ward off the infamous “I’m bored”.

Day 1: It’s Friday afternoon and everyone is excited for the weekend. What better way to kick off a weekend of fun than dinner and some “Rock-It” Bowling?! Don’t know where to grab dinner? How about the award winning Checkered Pig or the fun 1950’s style restaurant Fenderz. The kids are sure to love the food and atmosphere no matter which you choose. Bowling a few games at Sportlanes is even more fun Friday night because it’s “Rock-It” bowling time! The lights will flash and the music will fill the alley while you play. Enjoy a variety of music and dance along if you want! 

Day 2: Saturday is for exploring and we have several options to make that happen. MHC offers many local museum’s such as: Virginia Museum of Natural History, Piedmont Arts and many others. Each of these, unique in it’s on way, will be sure to offer your family the adventure of exploring. Uptown Martinsville offers a wide variety of lunch options after a morning full of learning. Then, after lunch we have just the spot to keep the kids entertained. Uptown Pinball is Martinsville, Virginia's one and only arcade and is the home of 5 of the top 10 ranked pinball machines in the world (as ranked by's top 100)! To wind down the evening you can check out a movie at either of our local theaters: Hollywood Cinema or Movie Town. Want to end the night on a sweet note? Stop by one of our area’s “sweetest” spots: Bahama Sno-Shack, Cocoa Trail ChocolatesDippers Ice Cream or Livy’s Ice Cream Shop.

Day 3: Up and at em’ Sunday morning with a fun day at the ranch. Infinity Acres has an experience like no others. Alpacas, Camels and Goats oh my! The “Ranch Experience” allows guests to participate in Ranch activities like milking goats, giving baby bottles, grooming or feeding & watering the animals (by appointment only). The fun doesn’t have to end here. We invite you to check out lunch at the airport at Simply Suzanne's Café. Enjoy your meal on the patio for a unique experience viewing planes around the airport. Whether you are flying in or cruising through, Simply Suzanne's Café at Blue Ridge Airport can get you refueled and ready to go.

Be sure to tag us @VisitMartinsville on Facebook and Instagram. We would love to see you and your family in action at your favorite spots. Check out our website for even more dining options, area attractions and our list of 50 Things To Do!