The Fairfax County Parks Authority has announced two locations with children's programming on Black Friday to help make your shopping odyssey a little less stressful.
"A successful shopping strategy includes waiting in long lines for stores to open and jostling for position at checkout counters," according to the authority. "Patience, focus, split-second reactions – this is no place for children."
The programs are from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 29 in McLean and Alexandria.
First off, the Spring Hill RECenter will offer age-appropriate activities, games and crafts for children ages 4 to 6 and and ages 7 to 12. Register your child for $30, which is half off the normal cost.
The Spring Hill RECenter is at 1239 Spring Hill Road in McLean, just north of the Tysons Corner area.
Also, the Pinecrest Golf Course will host a special Starting New at Golf program on Black Friday for children ages 5 to 8. Drop off aspiring golfers for a program that's billed as "somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf and is a fun way for kids to learn the game." Typically $90, the Black Friday price is $30.
Pinecrest Golf Course is at 6600 Little River Turnpike, which is east of Annandale.
Space is limited at each location. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call 703-222-4664. Enter code 1754952201 for Spring Hill’s program for children ages 4 to 6. Enter code 1754952301 for the program for children ages 7 to 12. Enter code 5124952101 for Pinecrest’s program. Questions? Call 703-222-4664.