Tag Archives: kids rec

Days Out With Dad

Enjoy a Charlottesville Dad’s fresh perspective on honoring special occasions with the gift of an experience rather than a fleeting gift item. Time together sharing an experience like a trip to the zoo or a special hike is a great way to learn, to connect with one another and to build fun memories to last […]

Best Children’s Museums in Virginia

Learn & play at these kid-friendly Virginia children’s museums! Living in Charlottesville, we are perfectly placed to explore fun, interactive and educational museums without having to drive too far. Here in our guide to Virginia Children’s Museums are some of the best children’s museums in Virginia you don’t want to miss with your adventurous kids. […]

Artsy Daytrips In & Around Charlottesville

8 CREATIVE DAY TRIPS FOR ARTSY KIDS 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 share […]

Dinosaur statues fighting at Dinosaur land

Dinosaur Museums, Day Trips, Parks & Easy Dinosaur Crafts

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 dinosaur day trip fun and exploration! These dinosaur fossil-themed day trips are easy to get to and sure to leave a lasting impression on […]

Child at an aquarium

The Best Zoos & Aquariums in Virginia

Daytrips for Kids in Virginia Whether you choose zoos, aquariums, or other museums, we hope you enjoy many daytrips in the Charlottesville area this spring and summer! Be sure to call or check websites to confirm hours, special event info, specific exhibit information and more before heading out. Check out plenty of other daytrip ideas […]

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 […]

American flags in front of Mount Vernon

Family-Friendly Historical Attractions

It’s no secret Virginia is a top destination for families to visit historical attractions. This summer, consider taking the family on a daytrip (or several) to celebrate America. These kid-friendly attractions offer various tours, hands-on activities and special events. Many of these historic homes and museums even offer specific Independence Day events and exhibits, so […]