Author: Sarah C

NC Zoo: Acacia Station Giraffe Deck

NC Zoo: Giraffe Feeding

Visiting the North Carolina Zoo‘s Acacia Station Giraffe Deck and feeding the giraffes has been on my “want” list since it first opened. It’s a special exhibit that is only open for a few hours each day during the warmer months. Since…

NC Museum of Art Park: NCMA Pig

NC Museum of Art: Pig

The NC Museum of Art recently added the first of two new installations to its park. A large, interactive pig sculpture now resides in the Discovery Garden located just south of the amphitheater. The pig beckons kids with its fun, cheery…

Riverwalk – Hillsborough

Hillsborough Riverwalk: Train Bridge

Looking for a new place to explore, we headed to Hillsborough recently to find the Riverwalk trail. We started in Gold Park. It’s one of three locations suggested by the Town for parking and offers easy access to Riverwalk. The…

Walnut Creek Wetland Center – Raleigh

Walnut Creek Wetland Center: Books

Exploring our local parks does not have to be reserved for only warm, dry weather days. Often you can find something to do even on the cold and/or rainy days. The Walnut Creek Wetland Center is one of these such…

Sassafras All Children’s Playground – Raleigh

Sassafras All Children's Playground sign

The All Children’s Playground at Laurel Hills was designed in the early 1990s to accommodate children of all abilities and did just that for over 20 years. As time passed, the idea of accessible playgrounds grew which led to the creation…

American Girl Store – Raleigh

American Girl Store: Raleigh - Melody Storefront

In case you missed the news, American Girl has opened a temporary, seasonal store in the Triangle at Crabtree Valley Mall. It’s open only through late January making it easy to pick up a holiday gift for your little one without…

NC Zoo: Air Hike Ropes Course

NC Zoo: Air Hike Ropes Course

The North Carolina Zoo added a couple of new attractions this year – Zoofari an open-air vehicle tour of the Watani Grassland exhibit and Air Hike Ropes Course. The Air Hike Ropes Course is positioned in Africa with its entrance near…

SnickerDoodles Play & Cafe

SnickerDoodles Stay & Play Cafe

North Raleigh is home to the newest kid ‘play’ cafe concept. SnickerDoodles opened last week and offers a free play area (yes, free); art space (small fee); and snacks & drinks for purchase (the cafe portion). The main room is…

LaBauer Park – Greensboro

LaBauer Park - Greensboro: Playground

During a day trip to Greensboro last week to visit family and play at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, we discovered the brand new LaBauer Park in downtown. It just opened at the beginning of August and is gorgeous. LaBauer Park…

Jack Smith Park – Cary

Jack Smith Park - Cary: Playground

Along with a lot of other parents, I’ve been watching and counting down for this one all summer – Cary just opened a brand new park including the Town’s first sprayground. The playground features 2 play structures and 5 swings (2…

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