Monday, March 30, 2015

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center

The picture in this post tells the story for sure. Last night when I was doing some research this new family aquatic center in Frankfort was pointed out to me. I knew that Kentucky Family Fun had to feature it and quickly, it was snowing at my house! I have decided that we need to focus on warm weather activities so that we can get the warmer weather here in Kentucky to stay!

This rendering of what the center look like is from the Frankfort Parks and Rec website.
 It looks so amazing doesn't it?! There is a lazy river, a pool dedicated to the smaller guys with slides their size and an area housing bigger water slides for the older kids and 
of course a traditional lap pool. 

Do you think that you and your family will make the trip to Frankfort to visit when it opens this summer? 

Monday through Saturday 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Free for age 2 and under
Admission for children ages 3 to 10 will be $4.00
Youth ages 11 to 17 $5.00
Adults ages 18 to 59 $6.00
Senior 60 and Over $5.00
*Twilight Rate from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm is offered at half price

No outside food

Season Passes options available - see website for more details!

*Prices and hours subject to change, check with the venue*
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Win Passes to Louisville Mega Cavern Mega Quest ropes course!

 photo IMG_2350_zpsf30rroao.jpgThis contest has ended. The winner is SUE KEMPER!  Congrats

WIN two passes to Louisville Mega Cavern - Mega Quest!
These passes are good M-Th only. Approx $60 prize value

One reader will win a two admissions.  Want to learn more about it?  Here's a review from Louisville Family Fun - click here.

These are the Mega Quest requirements: Minimum age is five years old and up. Maturity level is important since each participant must be able to follow a three step process to transfer from one of the 76 challenges to another. Height requirement - standing in place, each participant must be able to reach a height of 50 inches with an outstretched arm, in order to connect to each element. Weight requirement - a participant cannot weigh more than 310 pounds 

To enter: Email and put KFF MEGA in the subject.  One entry per email address.

You must be 18 or older to enter and by entering, you agree to these terms.  Submit your email entry by the end of the day 3/30/15.
Winners will be selected at random and emailed by Tuesday 3/31/15
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

 photo glow hunt_zpsvppwhjis.jpgUsually, Easter Egg hunts take place on the weekend. But, if you are looking for some weekday fun - The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is the place to be tonight - March 24, 2015.

They are hosting a GLOW IN THE DARK hunt!  They have it split up by ages, that's always nice.  For ages 0-3: the hunt is at 6 pm
For ages 4-8: the hunt is at 6:30pm
For ages 9-12: the hunt is at 7 pm

The Easter Bunny will also be there and they will have face painting.  Kids need to bring their own baskets.  Head to the area between the Columbia and The North Face stores to find the event!  (Update: they moved the event to the patio outside of the food court due to the weather)

While at The Outlet Shoppes tonight, dine at Taqueria Tsunami - they have a Kids Eat Free deal!


Looking for other Easter events?

Louisville Area
Lexington Area
Etown Area
Shelby County
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Saunders Springs Nature Preserve

Located not too far from Louisville, Saunders Springs in Radcliff helps its visitors escape the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.

The nature preserve is located on 26 acres and contains 2 miles of hiking trails! The shortest trail is .20 mi and the longest is .50 mi so the hiking is likely to be just the amount of distance that the little ones in your family can handle!

Fun Fact: Around the time of the civil war this area was used as a campsite for the troops belonging to the confederate army and the union, obviously not at the same time!

This area is so rich in history that you can make it a 'sneaky educational day,' meaning your kids will never catch on to the fact that you have been teaching them all day!

There are a few waterfalls in the nature preserve so be sure to keep your eyes open while you are hiking around the property!

Have you been to Sauders Springs before? What is your family's favorite thing to see or do there?

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Discount on Camping at Kentucky State Parks

Kentucky State Parks is putting on an awesome promotion, just in time for spring break season! Purchase 1st night in the campground and get the 2nd night free! We love when families can spend time together, we love it even more when families can spend more time together...cheaper! 

There is also a Camper Appreciation weekend that falls into the same time frame. The parks will be offering special events during that weekend, so check with the park where you plan on camping to see what they will be doing!  

Here are a few things to keep in mind:
The offer is valid from April 1 - May 21, 2015, just in time for Spring Break. 
The buy one get one offer is valid for stays that fall in a Sunday - Thursday time period. 
This offer is not valid at the Kentucky Horse Park. 
Use coupon code Spring15 to take advantage of this deal. 

Read more on their website
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Caves to explore in Kentucky

Kentucky has so much to do above ground, but what about underground? There is an abundance of caves to take your family to explore, and we wanted to find out all of the places in Kentucky where you can hang out in a cave.

Below is a list of the caves that are open to the public for tours in Kentucky:

Mammoth Cave is probably the most well-known cave in our state.

Lost River Cave- Located in Bowling Green

Carter Caves - Located in Olive Hill

Diamond Caverns - Located in Park City

Gap Cave - Located in Cumberland Gap

Hidden River Cave - Located in Horse Cave

Which cave is your family's favorite spot?


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hopkinsville International Festival.

Picture courtesy of the Hopkinsville website.

On March 13th and 14th in Hopkinsville, step out of your corner of the world and learn about other cultures!

Hopkinsville has been home to this international festival since 2009, and it has grown every year! The city of Hopkinsville asks it residents from different countries to set up a booth so that they can educate the festival attendees.

In addition to the the Global Village there is also a Global Marketplace where handcrafted goods are available for sale. The goods might range from handmade jewelry to food.

The festival also features entertainment that ranges from musical groups to a multicultural beauty pageant for children. On Saturday there is a Kite Festival!

All in all it sounds like a great time to spend with your family learning about other cultures! For more information check out their website.

Let me know if you check it out!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Things to do over Spring Break in Owensboro

Your spring break doesn't have to involve far away travel or a lot of expense to be memorable.
Take Ownesboro for example, they have fantastic things to do as a family that aren't tremendously expensive!
Below are some ideas of fun things to do in Owensboro over spring break.

On the top of the list is Smothers Park, it has fountains which put on a show every 15 minutes; it also has a waterfall. Playgrounds, a spray park and snack stands are also found on its premises. The best part? It is free to use the playground!

Slow the pace down a bit at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, in addition to the beautiful garden that you will see they also have a big bug exhibit. Which consists of metal sculptures of various species of bugs.

No trip to Owensboro is complete without a trip to Moonlite Bar-B-Q, yes I know technically this isn't an attraction. Trust me, the food itself is an attraction!

Owensboro has an outdoor skate park, which would be great for older kids! It is called the Travis Aubrey Skate Park

The Edge Ice Arena is also a great choice for burning off some steam. I don't know about you but ice skating is much more appealing to me when it isn't below zero outside!

Why not try head to Andria's Candies for an afternoon treat? This candy shop has been around since 1959 and I am sure has something that will satisfy your sweet tooth!

While you are there make sure you check out the world's largest sassafras tree. Rumor is that it was going to be bulldozed and an old lady with a shotgun saved it!

If you decide to spend part of your spring break in Owensboro make sure you let us know what you and your family did!

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