Author Archives: Jennifer Bryerton

Middle Eastern family enjoying ice cream together in the summer time.

Charlottesville’s Favorite Ice Cream Shops

When it comes to finding the ideal scoop, Charlottesville has plenty of alternatives. Are you craving ice cream sandwiches? You will find it here. Is frozen custard what you’re after? Charlottesville’s best dessert shops have you covered. Do you love gelato? You are in for a treat. Whatever your favorite ice cream flavor, there’s a […]

Indoor waterpark at massanutten

Massanutten Water Park

Massanutten Outdoor Water Park From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, visitors can cool off from the summer heat at the outdoor water park. For a low-key option, families can settle into White Caps, a beach-style experience where they can wade and enjoy three-foot-high waves or simply relax in the hot springs. For visitors […]

Virginia County Fairs, cow with prize ribbons on halter

Virginia County Fairs to Visit This Summer

Celebrate agricultural heritage and country life at fairs across the Commonwealth, where you can see tractors pull, pigs race, and poultry march, as well as eat local cuisine and browse local artists. Our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to County Fairs will help you find the perfect country fair event for your family. Enjoy lots more family fun […]

Agecroft Hall, Richmond, Va, young girls admiring the water garden

Visit Agecroft Hall with Kids

Imagine being so taken with the idea of an English country house that you dismantled it piece by piece and shipped it across the Atlantic Ocean. This is just what Virginians Elizabeth (Bessie) and Thomas C. Williams, Jr. did in 1925. They purchased Agecroft Hall, a 16th-century manor house in Lancashire, England, sight unseen, and […]

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Quick Pesto Pasta Salad with Proteins

Steps to Make Quick Pesto Pasta Salad Cook the pasta in salted water as per the package. Maybe just a minute longer. This is because pasta will firm up in the fridge. Meanwhile, prep all of the other ingredients. When the pasta has done cooking, drain it thoroughly and rinse it under cold water. Make […]

Visit Booker T. Washington National Monument with Kids

To celebrate Black history in Virginia, explore the humble beginnings of Booker T. Washington: born a slave on the Burroughs farm in 1856, he grew up to become the most prominent African-American educator and orator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. About Booker T. Washington When Booker T. Washington was a child, the […]

Visit the Science Museum of Virginia with Kids

Your children can explore science while having fun with hundreds of unique, hands-on STEAM exhibits at the Science Museum of Virginia. Enjoy lots more family fun in Richmond and Central Virginia with these great day trip guides – Zoos & Aquariums, Historic Attractions, Interactive Kids Museums, Charlottesville Attractions for Families,  and more!