Rainy days, freezing days and the dog days of summer - they've all got us looking for somewhere inside to explore! Luckily, we have so many indoor spaces around Richmond that are fun to try with kids and to explore with the entire family. I've rounded up all of the indoor spaces around Richmond that we've tried, and I've put them in categories to make it easier for you to figure out which one is best for your family! Here are 30+ inside activities, museums & classes to try wi
We've got almost two more months to celebrate summer and our kiddos being off from school! In honor of my favorite season, I've created a summer bucket list for Virginia families to make the most of it. While these are summer activities you could try anywhere, I also included specific options for Richmond area families. These activities, events and day trips are the perfect way to make sure you make the most of this summer with your family (all-ages)! Here are 30+ things to t
I'm always on the hunt for family friendly activities that cater to our particular interests, especially on Mother's Day and Father's Day. Luckily, Richmond has so many kid friendly parks, trails and restaurants. Here are five "dad-approved" adventures around Richmond, Virginia that perfect for celebrating Father's Day. 1. Ashland, Virginia: Located less than 30 minutes from Richmond, Ashland provides a quaint atmosphere with lots for families to see & explore. It’s a Virgini
With two kids under 3, seeing animals is one of our favorite things do to. It's so much fun to teach children about animals & their sounds, and then let little ones meet the animals in real life. We've enjoyed Maymont, Meadow Farm and The Richmond Metro Zoo these past few months, and in my search for social distancing friendly activities, I have found some new farms to add to our adventure list too! Here is a round up of our animal experiences from the past couple of months.
I'm so excited to partner with Neighborly, a co/op of #RVA business owners, and Lombard Paper Style for a Children's event on Monday, April 6 at 10AM. Please join us LIVE on Instagram ( @neighborly ). To be ready for our activity at 10, please download one (or ALL) of the following Color Mes created by Lombard Paper Style. She kindly created these Color Mes to support our local Health Heroes at VCU. If you have any trouble downloading, please send me an email at: thewestendmo
There are so many amazing story times on Facebook, Instagram and on authors' websites. I've linked a few that I know of, and I will update this list when more pop up! 1. BBGB Books: One of our favorite local bookstores BBGB Books in Carytown is going to put their popular story time online! They also offer free same day delivery for local orders over $20 placed by 3pm. 2. Chris Haughton: Author and illustrator Chris Haughton has story time and an art activity every day at 1 pm
Through social media, I've been able to find businesses outside of #RVA that are offering virtual activities for children and families. I will update this list as I find more art activies for the little ones. As always, thank you to our wonderful #WEM community for always sharing your ideas, activities and events with me! 1. The Paint Bar: Jill Kerner Schon and Jackie Schon, a mother-daughter team, opened the first paint-and-sip art studio in the Northeast. While their studio