Tag Archives: Family Fun

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 […]

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 […]