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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 during summer break, 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 […]

American flags in front of Mount Vernon

Patriotic Daytrips in Virginia

9 FAMILY-FRIENDLY PATRIOTIC DAYTRIPS NEAR CHARLOTTESVILLE It’s no secret Virginia is a top destination for historical attractions. This summer, consider taking the family on a daytrip (or several) to celebrate American patriotism. These attractions offer various tours, hands-on activities and special events. Many of these historic homes and museums even offer specific Independence Day events […]

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 […]

Fossil Daytrips & Easy Dinosaur Crafts

4 FOSSIL DAYTRIPS FOR LITTLE DINO LOVERS If you are a parent of young children, chances are you have a dinosaur fan or two in your house. Luckily, you do not have to go far to experience some dino fun and exploration! These two fossil-themed daytrips are easy to get to and sure to leave […]

Artsy Daytrips In & Around Charlottesville

8 CREATIVE DAYTRIP IDEAS FOR YOUR ASPIRING ARTIST Some of my favorite Christmas gifts as a child were those arts and crafts kits where you created something out of pieces. I loved the feeling of holding a finished product that I created with my own two hands, and, even more, I loved being able to […]

brother and sister in car looking at a map

7 Days – 7 Daytrips in the Charlottesville Area

FAMILY STAYCATION IDEAS FOR THIS SPRING BREAK Believe it or not, Spring Break is almost upon us! Do you have your week of fun planned out for the family? If not, we are here to help you come up with activities and places you and the kids can venture to this year! These tried-and-true selections […]

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 […]