Free Friday Night Movies in The Pumpkin Patch at Tom Leonard’s

Friday Night at the Pumpkin Patch.  Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market Outdoor Haybale Theatre.  Movie starts at 7pm.  Hot chocolate and warm cider.

Scarytown Trick or Treating & Zombie Walk Oct 28th

The annual Scarytown event is the Saturday before Halloween – this year on Saturday October 28th, 2017. Many merchants open their doors for trick-or-treating families. Just look for the Trick or Treat sign in windows from participating merchants. Trick or Treat from 11am-1pm. Every year, zombies walk…or crawl…or drag themselves through Carytown.  For more information […]

It’s Time to Pick Your Own Apples!

Fall is here and apples are ready for picking!  For details on the different orchards in Central Virginia and what they have to offer look below. Carter Mountain Orchard 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA   Phone: 434.977.1833 Located 1,150 feet above Charlottesville, near Monticello, Carter Mountain Orchard is a wonderful place to enjoy picking apples in the […]

Local Farmers Markets List!

Visiting a local Farmers Market  can be a fun family activity and a great way to educate kids about healthy eating and how our food comes into our home. If we are missing your favorite from our list – send an email to South of the James Market Forest Hill Park, Forest Hill Ave […]

The Top 5 Reasons Every Family Needs to Visit the Science Museum of Virginia This Summer

When was the last time your family visited the Science Museum of Virginia?  Has it been a little while?  Well, this museum is worth a trip – there are hundreds of hands-on exhibits to help kids (and grown ups) experience and explore science. Download the Science Museum of Virginia’s app – The Muse – to […]

Pick Your Own Blueberries, Blackberries and Peaches

Are you interested in picking your own?  Check out these summer options kids will love!  The picking season can be short, so check with the farm before you head out. Blueberries & Blackberries Swift Creek Berry Farm 17210 Genito Road, Moseley, VA 23120  Phone: 804.739.2037 The Swift Creek Berry Farm offers pick your own blueberries beginning […]

Don’t Miss the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st!

On Monday, August 21st,  there will be a solar eclipse of the sun!  This is one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights and the last time the US saw a total eclipse was in 1979. A solar eclipse is an events when the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part […]

Summer Reading Programs

There are so many different reading programs for kids this summer!  Listed below are details on those around town. Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program Kids in grades 1-6 can Earn a FREE Book! Here Is How: 1.  Fill out the the Summer Reading Journal (PDF). 2.  Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local […]

Da Vinci Alive Debuts at the Science Museum of Virginia

Da Vinci Alive Debuts at the Science Museum of Virginia May 13 – September 5, 2017 Da Vinci Alive – The Experience, the most comprehensive traveling exhibition on one of history’s greatest minds, opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, May 13. The exhibition celebrates the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci […]

Have You Tried a Riverfront Canal Cruise with the Kids?

Riverfront Canal Cruises kicks off the 2017 season on April 1 and runs through November 12. This popular attraction features 40-minute, historically narrated tours of the James River and Kanawha Canal designed by George Washington, in authentic flat-bottomed boats. Hear about centuries of Richmond’s history, from Chief Powhatan’s Chiefdom to the first commercially successful electric […]