With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving ahead–as well as Yule, Christmas, and New Year–things around my house are probably about as busy as they are anywhere. I’m also in the midst of NaNoWriMo along with my myriad of other reading and writing projects. I assure you, it only sounds impressive, but if you kept a list of everything you did for your job and family you’d see that you probably do way more than you give yourself credit for. I still find time to sit on my butt and do absolutely nothing that resembles productivity unless you count eating a bowl of popcorn and playing video games with the kids as productive (which incidentally, I do more than I care to admit).
Over the summer I went into Mommy Activities Director mode, planning activities that were fun and educational to pass the summer with my kids who for the first time were not attending any kind of summer camp or day care. It was fun and overwhelming, but we managed to make Saturday Family Fun Day a fairly regular occurrence. Since school has begun again for my oldest we’ve tried to keep up with it. Of course we’re always on the look out for other things to do as a family too.
Here are some links for those in the Greensboro, NC or surrounding area that I’ve found. Some I’ve mentioned before and some are new here.
- The Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival – I should have mentioned this one last month because starting in October through November 20th this wonderfully colorful festival is going on every weekend. It is fairly pricey once you factor in admission and any food or shopping you plan on doing, but we love going at least once.
- NC Zoo – A membership is totally worth it with all the special events and educational opportunities they provide throughout the year.
- Greensboro Children’s Museum – This one is great for toddlers and pre-schoolers especially when older siblings are at school and the weather is too horrid for the park and mommy needs to see other adults.
- Natural Science Center of Greensboro – Here again a membership is worth it, but if you have one to the NC Zoo then you get a discount on admission here. Best thing about the NSC is that it has indoor exhibits and animal exhibits outside, as well as a children’s play area. They are also in the process of building an aquarium!
- Guilford Technical Community College Cline Observatory – The observatory has FREE public viewing.
- Greensboro Public Library – I highly recommend that you check out your local public library if Greensboro isn’t your home. They have opportunities for every age group, and activities are usuallyFREE.
- Bur-Mil Park – This is one of our favorite parks. They rely heavily on donations, but offer a variety of activities. We like the the Wildlife Education Center (the above picture was from our last visit–that is a real cat sleeping next to the snake exhibit).
What activities do you and your families enjoy?