Why I Fell In Love With Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School is awesome.  Let’s be honest, taking a preschooler for swim lessons can be quite a challenge.  However, right when we walked through the door we felt transported to a tropical oasis full of bright, beautiful colors, warm air and a very friendly staff. When the lesson starts, parents are encouraged to walk […]

Shady Grove YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is April 21st

Shady Grove Invites Families to YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, April 21 On Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Shady Grove Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire parents and kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long. Shady Grove’s Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and […]

Kindergarten Registration Day is April 19th

Thursday, April 19 marks the eighth annual Regional Kindergarten Registration Campaign, coordinated by Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond. This campaign establishes one common registration day for 15 school divisions – that’s 152 elementary schools – in the Richmond region. Children who are five years old by September 30 can start kindergarten in the fall, but first they need to be registered. Thursday, April 19, is the day for […]

Shark Week Arrives Early at Maymont

Chain Catsharks Made Their Debut at the Nature Center on March 22 Maymont made a splash with its newest animal species when two chain catsharks, Scyliorhinus rotifer, who were introduced at The Robins Nature & Visitor Center on Thursday, March 22. The juvenile fish and 10 embryos still in their egg sacs (also called “mermaid’s purses”), […]

Busch Gardens & Kings Dominion Offer Free Admission for 3-5 Year Olds

Richmond is ideally situated between two great amusement parks, and families with little ones are even luckier this year as Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens are both offering free passes for the 3-5 year old crowd.  Both parks offer kid-friendly rides & attractions for the whole family.  Here’s what you need to know. Kings Dominion The […]

Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History

The Richmond Region’s most renowned historic sites will offer visitors a “Passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend, March 24th & 25th. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the area’s treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, James Dooley and other […]

Chesterfield County Public Schools PreKindergarten Spots Info

Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Prekindergarten is offered in 22 elementary schools: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Bon Air, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crenshaw, Crestwood, Curtis, A.M. Davis, Ecoff, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hening, Hopkins, Jacobs Road, Matoaca, Providence, Reams Road, […]

CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS Summer Camps

Ballet, Art, Musical Theater, Robotics, Chess – children of all ages enjoy summer camps at The Center.  Taught by professionals, The Center camps provide a nurturing environment where your child can explore and develop creativity, imagination, and new skills while having fun!  Visit us at www.center4creativearts.org for more information. Princess Ballerina Preschool Dance Camp Preschool […]

Melody Magic – Music Camps

Whether your child loves to sing, dance, or play an instrument, Melody Magic Music Studio has the “magical” summer you are looking for! Every camp and class is filled with musical inspiration that will be the highlight of the summer. There will be singing. And moving. And creating. And learning. And playing. AND SO MUCH MORE! […]

Easter Fun in the Richmond Area!

Looking for some Easter Fun for your little ones?  Check out these classic events and some other opportunities to celebrate the season. Dominion Family Easter at Maymont Saturday, March 31st Maymont Carriage House Lawn 10am-3pm Free admission, but many activities require a fee.   Enjoy one of Richmond’s favorite Easter traditions with the Easter Bunny, crafts, […]