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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…

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…

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…

Go Ape Treetop Junior Course – Raleigh

Go Ape Treetop Junior: Perfect for All Ages

Last year I had the opportunity to try out the Go Ape Treetop Adventure course at Blue Jay Point Park and share with you all about it. At the time, my then almost 6 year old was disappointed that this…

NC Theatre & Broadway Series South: Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Storytime at Crabtree Valley Mall

Mary Poppins is in the Triangle preparing for an upcoming production at the Duke Energy Center. Last week my youngest and I caught a glimpse of her up close during a special story time hosted at Crabtree Valley Mall where…

Disney Store: Events – Raleigh

Disney Store Events: Art of Animation

** Updated 7/28/16: event time changes for August 2016 ** With all of the hot & humid days lately, we’ve been seeking entertainment indoors. One of our new favorites? Attending the free events offered at The Disney Store. These include story times,…

Nature Stories at Prairie Ridge – Raleigh

Prairie Ridge Ecostation: Nature Stories

Whether you are looking to get out of the house with your toddler or for a family adventure during summer break, consider the Nature Stories program at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. The program takes place weekly on Thursday mornings and is…

West Millbrook Middle School Park – Raleigh

One Sunday afternoon we set off to visit Honeycutt Park in north Raleigh. Only I mistakenly got off 540 at the wrong exit. Realizing my mistake, rather than turn around, I opted for the “scenic” route and drove down Strickland…

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