Tag: middle school age

Neuse River Greenway Trail Sunflowers

Neuse River Greenway Trail Sunflower Field

Last summer I started noticing photos of sunflowers popping up throughout my social media feeds. They were all local and all coming from one spot just southeast of Raleigh along the Neuse River Greenway Trail. Curious, my husband, kids, and…

Summer Reading Programs

Library: Summer Reading Programs

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to kick back and enjoy a new book or two. Help keep your kids and yourself motivated by joining one of the summer reading programs in the area … Build a Better…

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…

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…

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…

Notasium – Durham

Notasium: Guitar Slide

Have a little music lover or need a place for your kids to shake your sillies out? The 3,000 square foot interactive play space at Notasium in Durham is the perfect spot. Bigger kids will get a kick out of…

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…

Museum of Life + Science: Summer Fun

Exploring Into the Mist at the Museum of Life + Science

Hot summer days are the perfect time to visit the Museum of Life + Science and cool off in their outdoor exhibits. Yes, I said “cool off” and “outdoors.” It is possible. Head to the Museum first thing in the…

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