Summer break is here for most of us.
If your summers are mild, you can always visit a nearby zoo or animal park. If you don’t have a zoo nearby, check around for a local farm or dairy. Sometimes the owners will offer tours. Many dairies have petting zoos and hayrides. Local farms and orchards offer fruit- and vegetable-picking at certain times of the year. There are also many outdoor gardens with beautiful summer blooms, plant life and insect exhibits.
[[AdMiddle]I’m sure that I’ve only scraped the surface of the many activities available to get your family out of the house this summer. If you are still looking for more ideas, check out your city’s government page on the Web. Sometimes a city page will list events happening throughout the year. If you are a stay-at-home mom and are looking for other moms for playgroups and activities, I recommend The The International MOMS Club. It has chapters all over the world and there is probably a group near you planning weekly activities and playgroups.
Another resource I personally use is Go City Kids. They currently have over 20 locations listed across the United States and I’m sure they are adding more. My local listing has about 10 or more events a day. Some are right around the corner and some are across town, but there is always something going on.
Another great website is MommyTalk.com. This site is great for talking with other parents and finding people in your area for playgroups. There are a lot of great people there and it’s always nice to have someone with whom you can share your parenting experiences. There will be links on the blog for all of these websites.
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