This post is sponsored by: Pestmasters of Richmond
Even though I’ve lived in Richmond for almost four years, I still consider myself to be somewhat of a transplant who’s trying to figure out what’s what around here. And if we’re being honest, by the time I figured out what was fun to do in the area as married 20-somethings, we had a baby and my search for entertaining bars and restaurants morphed into entertaining parks and museums.
As a stay-at-home-mom, I’m constantly looking for fun things to do with Jack during the week to get us out of the house (because what stay-at-home-mom actually stays at home?) So for locals, here is a list of places I’ve enjoyed with Jack. If you’re a reader who’s not local to Richmond, hopefully this list will encourage you to come visit and go on a mom date with me.
// If I’m meeting up with a girl from my mom tribe, I do my best to arrange a little treat for us before we spend our morning doing all-things-kid. Next up on my to-try list is Sub Rosa. Apparently their bread is ahhhmazing, and since I’m a carb-hoarder, I must go there. They also use organic fruits and veggies in their food that’s actually grown here in good ole’ VA. So when I finally get to try one of their fruit tarts, I’m basically being healthy. Right?
// I love going on walks with Jack, but it can get kind of boring walking around the neighborhood alone. On the weekends when I want to switch things up a bit, Cory and I take the babe over to either Maymont or Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Maymont is a gorgeous 100-acre estate that’s amazing to walk around, and I can’t wait to take Jack to the light show at Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights this December. Cory and I have gone since we were in college!
// The Children’s Museum of Richmond is where I take my kid when I want to get a jump start on that learning thing. I took Jack there a few weeks ago with my friend, Austin, and her son. It was nice to let the babies crawl around, but I realized it’s better suited for older kids. They have super neat exhibits (I have a feeling the Apple Tree and Dino Zone will be in my future) that I’m excited for Jack to experience in a few years. There are several CMoR locations are town, and I thiiink the newest one is over at Short Pump (has anyone been?)
// The Richmond Zoo is a fantastic place to take your kids. My friend, Caitlin, and I took our boys there this summer. It sounds lame, but I appreciated how stroller-friendly the walkways are; Caitlin and I were able to stroll side-by-side while our boys looked at the animals, and we had a great time. If you’re daring, you can buy a cup of food to feed to the giraffes. It is absolutely filthy, but the kids totally dig it. I was peer-pressured into feeding them (I still can’t let it go, Caitlin) and I almost ran off with the entire station of hand sanitizer. But the kids, yeah, they love it.
Fall has been beautiful and fun so far (hello, shorts I wore last Saturday), but there’s still plenty of time to spend outside with the kids! If you’re local to the Richmond area, I’d love to know some of your favorite Fall activities!
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