Potomac Mills Mall Play Area (Woodbridge, VA)

Friday October 12, 2012
Potomac Mills Mall

Potomac Mills Mall

2700 Potomac Mills Circle
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Bottom Line:  Indoor play area suited to younger children. 3/5 stars

Play area is located in Neighborhood 2, outside of TJ Maxx.  Closest entrance is between TJ Maxx and Sears.

The Review:

Adam and I swung down to Potomac Mills at the end of summer and checked out the play area at this sprawling outlet mall.

We found it outside of TJ Maxx in Neighborhood 2.  The best place to park, if you are looking for a straight shot to the play area, the best place to park is by the entrance between TJ Maxx and Sears.

The play area is fully enclosed by a half wall that surrounds the play area, except for the entrance, which is open.   The Play Area Rules & Regulations state:

  • The play area is only for children 48″ and under.
  • No adults on the equipment.
  • No running or jumping.
  • No shoes allowed in Play Area.
  • No food or drink in the play area.
  • No climbing on the perimeter or areas over 40″ in height.
As you can see, Adam, at age 4.5,  is right at the height cut-off.


It was mid-afternoon when we stopped by and I thought it might a slow time, but the place was packed out.  The fact that it was summer vacation might have contributed to the crowds.


The play area has a cute Colonial VA theme.  There is a colonial era sailing ship…


A revolutionary era cannon..


A large cardinal (state bird).


A miniature model of Monticello, I think?  (Remember that rule about no jumping?  whoops).


There are two small nooks with wall-mounted fixtures for toddlers.


There were also two handy charging stations inside the play area, and the mall itself offers free WIFI.


Outside the play area is a large carpeted area with some tables — we took advantage of these after our play time to enjoy a frozen yogurt.


Also adjacent to the play area is a slew of ride-on toys that cost money.   My kiddo was interested in them but I made it clear we weren’t spending money on them.


All in all, it was a nice little play area.   While I was there, a mall cop actually stopped and told one child he was too big to be playing in the area.   He was with his mom and younger sibling, but apparently the enforce the age/height rule.

I’d recommend it if you are in the area, but wouldn’t go out of my way to experience it.

Looking for more places to play? Check out my reviews of other Playgrounds, Parks, and Play Areas in Arlington and the greater Metro DC area.


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3 Responses to Potomac Mills Mall Play Area (Woodbridge, VA)

  1. 1
    Hayian Ransom says:

    My child lost her necklace here can you help me find it or can u give me information of the employee cleaning the area it’s very important to us please thank you

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    Christy says:

    It is nice playground. I was just wondering what is the purpose of all children to take off their shoes and all adults are walking with their shoes on?!?
    It doesn’t make no sense!!!

    • 2.1
      Sara says:

      Christy, I’ve seen kids jumping or tumbling into other kids. I am sure it’ll hurt a lot less when a kid goes down the slide and his foot slides into another kid vs their shoe.

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