Monday, January 30, 2017

Urban Ninja Project - Lexington

 photo ninja2_zpsajh3ufkf.jpgThere's a new location opening in Lexington that looks like it's going to be just the place for families to find some fitness and fun indoors.  It's called Urban Ninja. They are having a Grand Opening on Febuary 4 from 4-7 p.m. if you want to go check it out.  The event if free.

 photo ninja_zpsa2bficsd.jpgUrban Ninja Project is focused on challenging kids to be active through their obstacle course - healthy competition. It is a non-profit organization striving to encourage healthy lifestyles.  To enjoy their obstacle courses, you don't need a membership - it's a drop in fee of $5 and that gets you access to the open gym and a class. They have a full class schedule on the right side of their website. If you live in Lexington, it could be a regular spot for you but if you are visiting, without the need for a membership, it looks like a unique place to build into your itinerary.

They even have birthday party options for open gym, urban ninja obstacle course or nurf wars.  And, the rates are really reasonable - check it out here.

They have a video from their website that gives you more of an idea of what they do.

For even more family fun ideas in Lexington, click here to visit
Photos from the Urban Ninja Facebook page
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Friday, January 27, 2017

15 reasons to visit Yogi Bear's Mammoth Cave Camping Resort

 photo FullSizeRender9_zpszinjyxy3.jpgYogi Bear's Mammoth Cave Camping Resort is great for families looking for a close-to-home Spring Break option.

This campground is a perfect getaway for you and your family! They are committed to making sure your family will have a positive experience while making memories. It is located in South Central Kentucky in the heart of Kentucky's Cave Country so there are lots of activities close by.

Remember to make your reservation early. This camp ground books up fast during spring break, and weekends during the summer.

1. They have 2 family-friendly pools for your enjoyment, pools open in late March (they are Heated).

2. Your little one will enjoy the splash pad, this is conveniently located next to the pool.

3. I was extremely impressed by how handicap-friendly this campground was, they have a lift in the pool that parents can use for a child with special needs. The bathing facilities are also handicap friendly.
4. They have a 300 foot water slid that is on a side of a mountain, my kids loved this slide! This slide is staffed when open to ensure your children are safe at all times.

 photo yogi_zpsfxl8sc7f.jpg5. Bring your fishing poles, they have a large pond stocked full of fish.

6. The jumping pillow was one of my kids' favorite activities. ( I had fun too!)  Jump with your kids, it's a awesome workout, plus it wears them out and they sleep wonderfully.

7. Cabin rentals are available! They have lots of cabins to choose from to accommodate a large or small group. Each cabin is fully stock with all of your kitchen needs and are air conditioned, they do not provide bed linens so bring them with you. If you chose to stay on a weekend or holiday they require a two night minimum stay.
 photo FullSizeRender10_zps20dzayqd.jpg 8. Putt Putt golf is included in the price of an over night stay.

9. They have a game room for those rainy afternoons........perfect!

10. If you do not feel like cooking, they have a snack bar that offers pizza, sandwiches, drinks and more.

11. Do not worry if you forgot something at home they have a gift shop that sell groceries, fire wood, fire starters, and souvenirs.

12. If you want to meet Yogi Bear in person along with his friends, make sure to check the calendar for that day! This campground has meet-and-greet times so you can take pictures with Yogi.

13. They offer family-friendly fun activities everyday some include chocolate wars, game night, karaoke in the evenings, water wars, water games daily by the pool and more! You can check online and see the schedule for the week you will be arriving and everyone can get excited.

14. You are in Cave Country so take advantage of all the fun local activities click on link for more info: Cave City Tourism

15. My children's favorite activity in Cave City is the Mountain Coaster, this is definitely for the older child. For more information click on link: Kentucky Action Park

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Paoli Peaks or Perfect North? Great for a day of Family Fun!

Where to go skiing,  Paoli Peaks or Perfect North?

We need a reason to get out of the house with our families in winter and skiing is a great option. These places are not in Kentucky, we know that....but we also know that a lot of Kentucky families head to these slopes so here are ten amazing reasons to snow ski this winter with your family!

I have visited Paoli Peaks and Perfect North, they both offer a family-friendly environment that you will love. Included are some tips from a mom that understands that cost is always a question. I began skiing at Paoli Peaks as a small child, my parents put me in the children's beginner class back in the 80s and I still love skiing. It's a wonderful memory I will never forget! I was able to ski just like mom and dad, or even better after my beginner class. I am now in my 40s and have taken my children every year to experience the same adventure.  Both of my children went to the beginner classes at Paoli Peaks, this way I could teach my husband that is from PA that never skied before! So, what is the difference between the two places??

Both are fantastic family fun........

1. They both cost around the same for the day, weekdays are cheaper than weekends. Really, if you're like me, the weekend is the only way I can enjoy this adventure.  So, what's the cost? It's around $80.00 per person for a ski lift and rentals.  This price includes lessons for your children, just be mindful of the time difference.  We missed out on the lessons due to the time difference last year!   (Perfect North operates on Eastern Time, Paoli Peaks on Central Time).

2. If you have family that cannot or will not can see your family coming down the slopes at Perfect North, they have a lodge located at the bottom of the hills (perfect for someone that wants to watch and not ski).  At Paoli Peaks, the lodge is at the top of the hill, so you don't have as much of a view as a spectator.

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3. Both of them have a comfortable ski lodge with a wood burning fireplace for your enjoyment, many folks sit by the fire and enjoy a good book while their family skis.

4. Food is about the same at both facilities, I totally recommend you pack a lunch and some hot chocolate for your family to enjoy.  The cafeterias are fine but very expensive!

5.  Both Paoli Peaks and Perfect North offer free lessons to children that are with a paying adult!

6. Both Paoli Peaks and Perfect North office discount tickets for children 12 and under.

7. If you want to give snow boarding a try,  Paoli Peaks and Perfect North have snow board rentals which are also included in the price of ski rentals for the day.

8.  If you don't want to ski, both facilities have SNOW TUBING! We enjoyed snow tubing at Paoli Peaks; they offer a discount on the next day to stay over to snow tube and ski.

8.  They both have affordable overnight options; we rented a cabin at Paoli Peaks that was less than 5 miles from the slopes.

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9. Both facilities have a gift shop for you to purchase snow bibs, jackets, snow goggles and more......just in case you forgot anything you may need for the day.

10. Tips: Remember to bring extra gloves (if it's you 1st time skiing you will be on the ground a lot, until you get the hang of it).  Your gloves will be wet, and you will need to replace them with dry ones throughout the day. Layer up! Make sure you wear water-proof clothes and a snow hat. Bring a change of cloths for the end of the day.

Have fun!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Louisville Family Fun's 7th Birthday Party

Attention Louisville area readers!  Our mother-ship, is having a party to celebrate seven years of fun finding and is inviting everyone.  For less than the normal fee for jumping at House of Boom (trampoline park), you get an hour of jumping, food, drink, ice cream and multiple activities from crafts to a photo booth. Such a great deal.

And, where does that money go?  100% of it goes to Big brothers Big Sisters so that kids who want one can have a caring mentor in their lives to experience FUN together!

JANUARY 22nd 2-7pm 
House of Boom
4 jump times to choose from* 
Additional activities and food included!

*Tickets should be purchased in advance. If it is not sold out, some tickets can be purchased at the door but cannot be guaranteed and registration will take longer.


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events around Kentucky

School is out for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - what's fun around Kentucky that you all can do together?

Perform and act of service. A lot of cities coordinate special service opportunities on this day.  If you can't find one.......surely you can think of your own way to serve your community with your family!

The Living Arts Center (Lexington) has special classes set up for the day off of school.  Click here for details.  Preregistration is required and they have cool things for kids in kindergarten all the way up to high school.

Side by Side Studio (Louisville) is inviting families to make friendship bracelets that they will give to the youth of the Americana Community Center. It's free and you can drop in between 1 and 3pm. Details here.

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning (Lexington) is hosting a Community Celebration. It's free and open to everyone. Details here.

Explorium of Lexington will have free admission for children on MLK Jr. Day!

Newport Aquarium has a winter-fun deal for families, kids get free admission with a paying adult ($24.99). (Northern Kentucky)

The Harlem Globetrotters are taking on Rupp Arena in Lexington.  See details here.

Here is a link to more events that include unity breakfasts, movies, marches, celebrations and more - taking place all around the state. 

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Carter Caves Winter Adventure

Carter Caves State Resort Park Winter Adventure in Olive Hill, KY

It’s that time of year again when we want to get outside! Do you have cabin fever? Staying cooped up in side with your family making you crazy? I have the perfect winter time activity for you and your family. Carter Caves State Resort Park is having their annual Winter Adventure event the last full weekend of January. There is something for everyone’s level of adventure, whether you’re a beginner or advanced. Some of the amazing opportunities are listed below, but you must be at least six years old to participate.

· Hiking
· Rappelling
· Climbing
· Tree Climbing
· Canoeing
· Zip-Lining
· Kayaking
· Cave Tours
· Workshops around winter survival

They recommend making reservations for this event, they will sell out. 
To make reservations Click link below:
Carter Caves State Resort Park Web Site

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