Virginia State Parks Are Open!

For now the State Parks are open and providing outdoor recreation opportunities (but not playgrounds). There are are limited or no services (some have bathrooms, some don’t) so check online before you go. But we do need the outdoors. Probably more now than ever, so as long as you and your family (including your dog) […]

Great Recipes to Make Your Own Play Dough, Finger Paint & Oobleck

Although slime is all the rage today, here are some recipes for homemade play dough, paint & oobleck you can make to help entertain your kids during this strange period of time with school cancelled. Homemade Play Dough 2 cups flour 1 cup salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar 2 […]

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Mischief Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is marching toward us and before we know it, March 17th will be here! Be sure and wear your green so you don’t get pinched! A leprechaun is an Irish fairy who is often unfriendly. According to the legend, leprechauns live alone and make shoes for a living. They are small in stature and […]

Spring 2020 Kiddie Consignment Sales

Hello CKR Family – Many of these sales have been postponed. Please check with the group before attending. PLEASE send email updates to with info on anything we missed. March 20th – 21st Postponed until May. Busy Bees Kidsignment Sale.  American Family Fitness in Mechanicville, 6337 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Childcare provided by gym […]

Upcoming Performances for Kids!

Friends – We are hoping that these performances continue as planned, but please be thoughtful about checking on timing and cancellation policies. April 24th – May 24th Freckleface Strawberry. The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. Performed by Virginia Rep. Music and Lyrics by Gary Kupper. Book by Gary Kupper and Rose Caiola. Based on the […]

Winter Ice Skating in RVA

If you’d like to take your family ice skating, there are several places to do just that.  Richmond offers both outdoor and indoor rinks this time of year. the newest location is at the Children’s Museum! Stony Point On Ice Stony Point Fashion Park, between Saks Fifth Avenue and Dick’s Sporting Goods,  9200 Stony Point […]

Holiday Music, Plays and Performances!

There are so many amazing Holiday Music, Plays and Performances – we had to create a special list for them all! RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA The November Theatre, Richmond, VAMarjorie Arenstein StageNovember 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020 Visit the website for show time and ticket prices. HANDEL’S MESSIAH December 6 at 7:30pmCarpenter Theatre, Richmond […]

Looking For Santa? Check Out Our List Of Where To Find The Man In Red!

CABELA’S Santa’s Wonderland Cabela’s offers a FREE photo with Santa. Henrico-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4×6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills […]

The Science Museum of Virginia Hosts the 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show

‘Tis the season for celebration at the Science Museum of Virginia! The Museum invites guests of all ages to experience a beloved holiday tradition at the 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show, presented by Dominion Energy. Come explore the historic Broad Street Station turned museum and celebrate a history of innovation through interactive experiences. This year’s […]

Tree Lightings, Grand Illuminations, Christmas Lights and More!

There are so many great ways to kick off the holiday season or see some Christmas lights in RVA! Enjoy this list of options. Dominion GardenFest of Lights.  November 22nd – January 6th  (Closed Dec. 24 & 25).  Nightly 5pm-10pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical […]