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teenage boy climbing a rock wall

Active Adventures

DAYTRIPS TO GET THE WHOLE FAMILY UP & MOVING Are you feeling cooped up in the house too much? Are you looking for fun ways to get your family up and going? These four daytrip destinations will get the family up and active, and show the kids how to move their bodies in different ways. […]

Days Out With Dad

EDUCATIONAL OUTING IDEAS FOR FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND 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, […]

Mother and her little sons hiking.

Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Charlottesville

8 FAMILY-FRIENDLY HIKES AND HIKING TIPS Spring has finally sprung and it’s time for the whole family to get out of the house. We’ve been cooped up inside and the time is now to escape to nature. Thankfully, there’s so much nature to behold in and near Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Leave the screens behind […]

A Dozen Spring Daytrip Ideas

12 FAMILY-FRIENDLY DAYTRIP IDEAS IN THE CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA THIS SPRING Take advantage of the warmer weather and get out and about in the area this spring! Before the heat of summer comes in hot (no pun intended) plan a few fun family outings. Enjoy this list of a dozen ideas that offer a variety of […]

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 […]

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 […]

parents and toddlers enjoying a class

Parent-Baby Classes in Charlottesville

LEARN WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES AT THESE LOCAL PARENT-BABY CLASSES Introducing your child to a variety of activities at a young age is a great way to let them explore their own interests and help them improve their social and motor skills. But signing little ones up for classes can be hard. Maybe your baby […]

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 […]

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 […]