Category Archives: Kids Rec/Family Fun

Family Event Round-Up: September

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CHARLOTTESVILLE EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER Just because school has begun doesn’t mean the family fun has to end! Check out this Family Event Round-Up: September of just some of the many things to do and explore this month around Charlottesville. Learn more about these events and discover many other family outing ideas on our Events […]

Charlottesville Area Apple Picking Guide

WHERE TO PICK APPLES NEAR CHARLOTTESVILLE THIS FALL We’re lucky to have fresh fruit available at local farms from spring through fall. Keep in mind it is always a good idea to call ahead for times and harvest availability. Many orchards have pumpkin patches later in the fall, so you may want to return in […]

Family Events and Outing Ideas Charlottesville

Family Event Round-Up: August

FAMILY-FRIENDLY LOCAL EVENTS IN AUGUST Enjoy the last weeks of summer with your family by getting out for some local fun! Check out this list of just some of the many things to do and explore this August around Charlottesville. Learn more about these events and many more on our Events Calendar. Events for Preschoolers […]

Best Interactive Museums for Preschoolers in Virginia

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE DAYTRIPS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGE KIDS IN VIRGINIA Living in Charlottesville, we are perfectly placed to explore fun, interactive and educational museums without having to drive too far. Here are some local and regional daytrip locations you don’t want to miss with your adventurous little ones. At these museums, your child will develop […]

Keeping Kids Entertained While Traveling

IDEAS & TIPS FOR KEEPING KIDS ENTERTAINED WHILE TRAVELING No matter whether you’re traveling for a family vacation or heading to visit family for the holidays, it’s easy to overlook one of the biggest challenges–traveling with kids. Long hours in the car can be hard for little ones with lots of energy, so we’ve put […]

Easy 4th of July Craft

HOW TO MAKE A NO-SEW PATRIOTIC BURLAP WINDSOCK The 13 stripes and 50 stars on the United States flag will always unite us, so here is a craft that salutes our country with a fresh take on a vintage look. You can relax while crafting your windsock, because painted burlap doesn’t require perfection or a […]

Days Out With Dad

EDUCATIONAL OUTINGS MAKE MEMORABLE KEEPSAKES Looking up with puppy dog eyes as bright as the sun, she earnestly declares, “It is the only thing I’ve ever wanted, and will ever want again!” Every day for nearly a month, it seems she’s begged and pleaded for this special toy. I can appreciate her sincerity, and at […]

Tips to Help You Choose a Summer Camp

26 TOPICS & TIPS TO HELP PARENTS FIND THE BEST SUMMER CAMP The school year is almost done, and many students are focusing on summer. Weeks of lazy days, no homework and sleeping in return. Parents, on the other hand, don’t want to see their sons and daughters lose momentum from learning and waste away […]

How to Make Rose Scented Bath Bombs

EASY DIY MOTHER’S DAY GIFT We all need the reminder every so often about self care. It’s such a pleasure to make your own bath products and to be able to share them with loved ones. These lush-inspired DIY Rose Scented Bath Bombs only require a few ingredients to make, but once you gather them, […]

Let’s Go Berry Picking

2021 BERRY & FRUIT PICKING GUIDE Shopping and eating local seems to be a way of life in the Charlottesville area. Do both at the same time (and have lots of family fun along the way) by visiting one of the many orchards and berry farms in the area. There is a plethora of berries […]