A summer adventure for families called the Rhody Ramble offers a new way for kids to explore Rhode Island’s unique historic places.
With events beginning on Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day, the Rhody Ramble offers programs and events created specifically for kids 5-12. Kids follow the program’s colorful mascot Rhody the Rambler (based on a heritage breed RI Red Rooster) around the state to waterfront mansions, working farms, a windmill and even a jail!
The Rhody Ramble brochure works like a passport with kids collecting stickers at each place they visit. During their visit, kids are challenged to find a rooster image on the property — some sites even have live roosters! Brochures can be picked up at any of the 21 participating sites, as well as at visitors’ centers throughout Rhode Island. Kids who visit at least three places can enter an online contest for prizes. The contest, and a complete calendar of events, is online at www.RhodyRamble.org.
The Rhody Ramble is a program of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island (HSCRI), a network of historic places open to the public. Led by Preserve Rhode Island, a statewide preservation advocacy organization, the HSCRI brings together stewards of historic sites to share resources, exchange ideas and promote Rhode Island’s unique places.
Photos courtesy of Rhody Ramble:
Top: Family Audio Tour at The Breakers, Newport
Bottom: Breakfast in the Barnyard at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol