Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Roll R' Way Romp& Roll Preschool

I blogged about Roll R Way's Romp & Roll Preschool time last year but I wanted to remind everyone that the program is back up and running again this year. (Just started so you can go today if you have an empty schedule) It's a great little program and costs $3 per preschooler, you can bring your childs bike, scooter, tricycle or babydoll stroller; basically whatever your kid can ride or push around the rink they can bring. Last year they also had a bounce house and beginner roller skates FREE to use for every kid. If you need directions or have questions check out their website: http://www.rollrway.net/

Mom's Morning Out

Tumble Town at the Galleria Mall is starting a Mom's Morning Out program, or they did start it about a week ago. (oops) The program is designed for kids aged 2-5, the kids can bring a packed lunch (the use of a refrigerator is available) and there will be story time, games, bubble time and art. The upcoming dates are October 27th (10:30-12:30pm), November 9th (10:30am-12:30pm) and November 24th (10:30am-12:30pm).

I couldn't find a price for the program anywhere, if you are interested check out their website for more information: http://www.tumbletowns.net/ (call for pricing)

UPDATE: $12 at the door, $10 if you pre-register.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland

Sorry I missed the first weekend of Dutch Wonderland's Happy Hauntings, but you still have two more weekends to check out the fun! This Saturday and Sunday, the 23rd&24th, and the following weekend, the 30th-31st, Dutch Wonderland is the place to be. Many of the rides are open, the park is decorated and the kids can trick-or-treat within the park (they even get a FREE bag for all of the candy they will no doubt collect). The price of admission is steep, $19.95 for everyone 3 and up, and the function is only held from 3pm-9pm, but you do get a lot with the price of admission. If you are thinking about going make sure you check out the Happy Haunting section of the website: http://www.dutchwonderland.com/events/happy_hauntings/tickets.php where you can buy tickets and check out more information. If you go, have a blast!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rock and Mineral Weekend at Nixon Park

This weekend is Rock and Mineral weekend at Nixon Park and it sounds like a lot of fun. The whole weekend will be dedicated to Rocks and Minerals with special exhibits, programs highlighting fossils, rocks and minerals and there will be a fossil pit to dig away in. (A little digger's dream!)

On Saturday the 16th, from 10-10:30am, will be story time for kids aged 4-7 about prospecting for gold, after the story the kids will have a chance to find their own gems.($5 per child/call 428-1961 to reserve your spot) At 11am kids 8 and up will have the chance to explode their own volcanoes as Parks Program Coordinator Jeri Jones explains the hows and wheres of earthquakes and volcanoes.

At 1:30pm there will be a Rail Trail Geology Bike Ride, departing from the Railroad Parking Area (no fee but call to register 428-1961) and at 2pm there will be another program for the 8 and up crowd called Exploring Minerals, taking a hands-on look at collecting and their importance. (no fee but call to register 428-1961) On Sunday the 17th from 2:30-3:30pm there will be an interactive, hands-on program for the aged 8 and up crowd called "Gee, I want to be a Geologist". Like I said, it sounds like FUN!

For more information check out the York County Parks website: http://www.yorkcountyparks.org/

DreamWrights~The Little Mermaid

This Saturday October 16th at 9:00am DreamWrights theater will be having a Playlet & Breakfast for its current show "The Little Mermaid". We did the Playlet Breakfast for The Wizard of Oz back in May and it was great, some coffee and donuts, a little craft and a sneak peek at the show. These programs are designed for the 3-6 year old crowd, so don't think that you are watching a whole play, it's just 2-3 minute snippets and then your child gets to go up on stage with the cast. Really, it is very cute and fun and we can't wait to go again!

Check it out here:

Trick or Treat times....

Here is the list of local Trick or Treat times, it seems funny to me that they aren't all on the 31st, but they aren't!

Local "You Pick" Pumpkin Patches

I have heard more than a few people ask where to go to pick your own pumpkins, so I decided to see if I could find a pretty good comprehensive list. The link below is a pretty good tally, when you get to the page make sure you scroll down to York County and check the link to the farm to make sure the operation is up and running. Good luck and have fun!