Category Archives: Kids Rec/Family Fun

You & Your Little Yogi

YOGA POSES FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY There are few absolute truths in life, but as a parent, I feel I can say one of them is that Charlottesville’s a great place to raise children. With the constant streaming of young families, this area boasts a huge number of resources and services that cater to […]

Valentine DIY: Easy-Peasy Card & Doily Envelope

DIY VALENTINE AND DOILY ENVELOPE I love making “pretty” things, but as a mom and publisher, I don’t have a lot of time for crafting. So, I’m always dreaming up easy projects that pack a lot of punch. I think this Valentine DIY doily envelope is a great example of this. They are seriously so […]

Snow Tubing Fun

7 PLACES FOR SNOW TUBING IN VIRGINIA Take advantage of the cold wintry weather in Virginia by visiting one of our region’s popular snow tube parks or ski centers. Our area has several winter resorts that offer family-friendly snow tubing just an hour or two away. If you need a bit more snow to play […]

Lewis Ginter GardenFest of Lights

6 Favorite Holiday Daytrips in Virginia

FAMILY FUN FOR ALL AGES TO SEE HOLIDAY LIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS From cookie decorating to ice skating and Christmas lights to historic holiday traditions, happy adventurers of all ages can kick up the fun in Virginia with endless thrills, activities, and hands-on learning with these 5 holiday daytrips. Whether families prefer the energy of the […]

Boar's Head Winter Wander Trail of Lights in Charlottesville

Top 8 Holiday Events in Charlottesville

FAMILY-FRIENDLY TRIPS TO SEE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, HOLIDAY PLAYS, CREATE CRAFTS & MORE Any time of year is a great opportunity to visit Charlottesville, Virginia. There is something for everyone, from browsing through charming locally-owned shops where you can discover the most delicious delicacies and artisan gifts to visiting wineries to see illuminated vines and tall […]

family putting christmas tree on their vehicle

Charlottesville-Area Tree Farms

FIND THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE WITH THIS LOCAL ROUND-UP This year, enjoy venturing out of the house with your family to find the perfect Christmas tree. There are many local tree farms in the area, and we’ve compiled this Charlottesville-Area Tree Farms to help make planning easier. Be sure to call ahead and ask if […]

Pumpkin Patch Guide for Charlottesville Families

Celebrate the beginning of the fall season with this local pumpkin patch guide for the Charlottesville area.

Foxfield Races

A Guide to The Foxfield Races Family Day

YOUR GUIDE TO ENJOYING THE FOXFIELD RACES FAMILY DAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE The Foxfield Races, which are 10 minutes west of Charlottesville, have been an important part of our community’s history since 1977. Spectators travel to the heart of Virginia Horse Country twice a year. They want to enjoy the countryside’s beauty and the steeplechase’s excitement. […]