Category Archives: Kids Rec/Family Fun

Snow Tubing Fun

7 PLACES FOR LOCAL WINTER FUN While winter certainly can make going outside less enjoyable, there are many fun ways you can take advantage of the cold weather. 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 in, […]

Free Printable Coloring Pages for Kids

Color with Bumble! Our favorite bumblebee has a selection of coloring/activity sheets for kids to enjoy at home–now featuring five new holiday sheets! Pick your favorites and get those crayons ready! Click an image below to download your printable PDF.         EVEN MORE COLORING & ACTIVITY SHEETS           […]

little girl with holiday presents

Holiday Gifts They’ll Love

8 LOCAL GIFTS YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Looking to add local flair and make holiday shopping easier this year? Create a new tradition and try trading out some expected toys and sweets with a few unique and local stocking stuffers. We’ve compiled a few favorite finds from The Wine & Country Shop […]

Family-Friendly Holiday Events and Volunteer Opportunities

A ROUND-UP OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE December is here and holiday events are happening! Check out this round-up of Family-Friendly Holiday Events in the Charlottesville area for a sampling of the many things to do and explore this holiday season. Learn more about these events and discover many other family outing ideas on our […]

Interactive Indoor Daytrip Ideas for the Wee Ones

BUSY BRAINS: TOUCH & LEARN INDOOR DAYTRIP IDEAS TO ENGAGE KIDS’ BRAINS No matter a person’s age, touch and movement are essential to everyday life and learning. With this in mind, the winter months provide the perfect opportunity for kids to develop skills through hands-on learning and activities in fun indoor spaces. Whether it be […]

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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 […]

Family Event Round-Up: November + Family Volunteer Ideas

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CHARLOTTESVILLE EVENTS IN NOVEMBER + VOLUNTEER IDEAS The holiday season is here, and it’s time for festive fun galore and giving back! Check out this Family Event Round-Up: November + Family Volunteer Ideas for a sampling of the many things to do and explore this month around Charlottesville. You’ll also learn about opportunities on […]

kids trick-or-treating

Trick-or-Treating Tips & Fun

CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN IN CHARLOTTESVILLE It’s hard to believe October and the holiday hoopla are already here. We’ve pulled together some Trick-or-Treating Tips & Fun of what you need to know for a happy Halloween this year. Scroll on for safety tips, costume ideas, and local spooooooky events and activities. Trick-or-Treat! Halloween Safety Tips Young children […]

Two boys walk through a pumpkin patch

Family Event Round-Up: October + Pumpkin Patch Guide

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CHARLOTTESVILLE EVENTS IN OCTOBER + PUMPKIN PATCH GUIDE Fall is in full swing, and it’s time for fall festival fun galore! Check out this Family Event Round-Up: October of just some of the many things to do and explore this month around Charlottesville. See where you can pick the perfect pumpkins in our Pumpkin […]

Three siblings on a fall hike

Dog and Family-Friendly Fall Hiking Trails in Charlottesville

THE BEST PLACES FOR LEAF PEEPING & HIKING WITH FAMILY Getting outdoors with your family and dogs is a great way to spend quality time together and experience the gentle breeze and beautiful Virginia scenery, especially during the peek fall foliage weeks. Before venturing out, it is important to know where to go to find […]