Day trip to Frankfort, Kentucky – our state capitol

A Day Trip to Frankfort, Kentucky Over spring break, I had one day to spare from work so I told the kids we would take a day trip.  Their request: a learning trip.  We love going places to explore that have a hint of learning. Sure, there are those times for pure, giggle-full fun but more times than not, my kids want to learn. Love that! I decided on Frankfort because it’s about an hour from home so it’s doable in a day without having to get up and out very early.  After breakfast, we grabbed our book about the

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Let’s Go to the Louisville Zoo – Winter Family Fun

Wintertime at our popular Kentucky destinations often means fewer people, more time to linger and discounts. The Louisville Zoo is teaming up with Kroger to help Dare to Care again support families in our community with a winter food drive during the Zoo’s Wild Winter Days presented by Kroger through February 28, 2021. What to do: Bring at least one canned food item per person to receive $2 off winter adult or child’s admission on a future visit.  Want to know what is needed most? Canned meats (tuna included), canned fruit, fruit juice, beans, peanut butter, soup, rice, cereal, fruit

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101 FREE things to do with your kids in Kentucky!

There are so many free things to do with kids in Kentucky! We are lucky to live close to historical sites, many parks, cities with rich culture, and natural sites for outdoor adventures. We have updated this post and it is now housed on our sister site – LouisvilleFamilyFun.net – please click here to see the updated list.  During the pandemic, some of these places may not be open or they may have different programming. Please check with them before you go to make sure they are open! Most events have not been taking place and in 2021, still many

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201+ Indoor Kentucky Family Destinations

201+ Indoor Kentucky Family Destinations This post is originally from 2018. Please understand that some of their offerings may have changed and/or may not have the same offerings during the pandemic. Check if they are open before you go or if they have changed their programming! Across Kentucky There are close to 200 public library branches throughout the state of Kentucky. You don’t have to be a card carrier to take advantage of a library’s resources and programs on any given day. Play with the idea of owning chickens and try on new rain boots while eating free popcorn at

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Let’s Go Birding Kentucky – Christmas Bird Count

Get outside, count birds and participate in the statewide Christmas bird census. Why Go Birding? It is also time for the annual early-winter statewide bird census.   On December 15, birders and bird enthusiasts across Kentucky participate in an annual statewide census that helps track the health and well being of our environment. You can participate, everyone can!  The practice of bird watching forces us to slow down and be present with our kiddos. Explore a local trail and see how many birds you can identify together as a part of the statewide early-winter bird count. It is a fun activity that does not require a

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Let’s Go Pick a Christmas Tree

You and your family have decided it is time to put up your Christmas tree, this year you are going to do it Clark Griswold style and do it yourself! Below are is a listing of the Christmas tree farms in Kentucky that can get you on your way to a good old-fashioned family Christmas. Locations close, change business hours and more. Call ahead to check prices and hours. North Central Kentucky Michels Family Farm – Glencoe Michels Family Farm – Sparta Pine Ridge Tree Farm – Pendleton Louisville Metro – FOR MORE PLACES NEAR LOUISVILLE, CLICK HERE Alpine Ridge Christmas Tree Farm –

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Five FREE Family Attractions in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Lost River Cave Thought you have to pay to tour the cave, you can walk the trails and enjoy the nature play area at no cost.  It is a very interesting hiking area in terms of the different things you see (bird watching area, bridges and more) and it’s manageable  – you don’t need to be an intense hiker to handle it!   Basil Griffin Park This park has a lot of offer!  The playground is very large and has such a variety of equipment so I always recommend it since it appeals to families with kids of all ages.

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