Tips for Family Weekend Fun

[ 0 ] August 6, 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. Find the perfect ice cream cone.

Ice cream and summer go hand in hand. Do you prefer hard-packed or soft-serve? Frozen yogurt or gelato? Sometimes it’s not just the place or the flavor but the whole experience. Gelato at Venda'sThinking back on our past ice cream excursions brings back memories of a day at the beach or an afternoon at the park. Summer is half over but still plenty of time left to find your favorite spot.  Our family’s top pick is eating gelato from Venda‘s while sitting at the fountain in DePasquale Square and listening to Italian music. What’s yours?

Kido Tip 2. Talk to the animals for free.

Admission is free, the first Saturday of every month for Providence families at Rogers Willilams Park Zoo (must show proof of residency) and free for all families at the Environmental Education Center in Bristol. After a day full of bats, blue lobsters, elephants, zebras and monkeys, plan a family movie night and watch the classic 1967 film, Doctor Dolittle.

Kido Tip 3. Watch baseball the old-fashioned way.

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Category: family matters, free / cheap, local ri area

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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