Tips for Family Weekend Fun

[ 1 ] July 30, 2010 |

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their weekend – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.

This week’s list:

Kido Tip 1. Make the Carousel Circuit.

Rhode Island is home to five carousels. Many play a significant role in carousel history. Price varies by location, some starting at $1 per ride. The Crescent Park Carousel recently closed for renovation will reopen this weekend with a grand opening celebration! Help your kids make a Carousel Passport Book with list or drawing of all the carousels.  Plan to visit them all.  Sticker or stamp the book after every visit.

Kido Tip 2. Have a Harry Potter Celebration.

Author J.K. Rowling’s birthday is July 31 as well as the character Harry Potter from her acclaimed book series. Celebrate the wizarding world with your kids; read the books, watch a film, dress in costume, take a walk in an “enchanted forest” to find sticks for wands. Turn your walk into a search for herbs and plants to be used in magic spells and potions or turn your trip into a  hunt for he-who-can’t-be-named, Afterwards head home or to a sweet shop for for some treats like chocolate frogs and butterbeer!

Kido Tip 3.  Shop back-to-school deals.

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Category: kids, preschool, tweens

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. calendar Katy says:

    I think the carousel in Slater Park is only 25c per ride. (or used to be!)

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