In Washington, I was fortunate enough to find blogs like Thrifty Northwest Mom and Macaroni Kid: South Puget Sound that compile lists of fun things to do around the area at low costs (particularly fun things to do with your children). I'm not sure if it's because this is a smaller populated area, or just because no one has done it yet, but I haven't been able to find any awesome websites like that here.
So, in an attempt to help bring myself out of my funk (see funk here)... I'm making my own list!
I'm hoping this will allow me to become more familiar with the area, and help some other Ft. Campbell girls find fun things to do too :)
When: Open Daily
Cost: (Admission $7 adults, $5 children, 2yrs & under - free)
- After 4pm (every day) - HALF PRICE admission
- Mondays - BOGO admission (Buy one get one
- Military (every day) - $2 off admission
Location: Hopkinsville, KY
Info: If you haven't been here yet, definitely check it out. It's a small (but fun!) waterpark featuring a lazy river, kid's play pool, and two waterslides. Probably wouldn't be much fun for older kids, but I think it's the perfect size for the younger crowd.
Baby and Me Lapsit (Storytime)
When - Every Wednesday at 10 am
Cost - FREE
Location - R.F. Sink Library, Fort Campbell, KY
Info - For infants and toddlers up to 24 months. This program is designed to expose your child to rhythms of language and music by lending a hand in your child’s development through introduction of books and reading at an early age. Expose your little one to activities that enhance both small and large motor skills; such as basic finger-plays, tickles, bounces, and activity songs. Lapsit offers both you and your child the opportunity to socialize, while spending quality time with your child.
The Fair at Clarksville Speedway (Website)
When - June 14-18, Weekdays open at 6pm, Saturday open at 1pm
Cost - FREE admission and parking (Additional cost for rides, vendors, etc.)
Tuesday June 14, is dollar day - $1 per ride!
Thursday June 16, is military day - arm bands for rides just $15 instead of $20.
Location - Clarksville Speedway, Clarksville, TN
Info - From what I'm seeing on the website this looks like it might be a fun way to spend an evening or even a Saturday. They will have a petting zoo, pony rides, the Kent family magic circus daily, Tuesday and Wednesday will have monster trucks, and Saturday there is a car show and demolition derby (Can you say Happy Father's Day?) You can read the full schedule on their website.
Warrior Week at Customs House Museum (Website)
When - June 21 - 25
Cost - FREE for military! (Admission is reguarly $7)
Location - Clarksville, TN
Info - Customs House Museum wants to honor military families by offering them free admission during this entire week! And on top of that, you get 10% off in their Museum store as well. It's the state's second largest general museum, and has 35,000 square feet of hands-on activities. This is unique museum that the whole family will enjoy, regardless of age. Click here to see all their permanent exhibits. Personally, I can't wait to go!
That's all I've got for now folks, stay tuned for more events and fun as I find them!