Grab & Go Kids Planner
A weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities to explore with children. Each week, we will make suggestions for five family activities and events within a reasonable driving distance of Fredericksburg.
1. National Park Week
Where/When: Take some time this week to visit one our local national parks. April 16-24 is an annual week for celebration and recognition of our National Parks.
Why go: National Parks provide recreational experiences, opportunities to learn and grow, and places of quiet refuge. About 200 parks will also commemorate Junior Ranger Day with fun-filled activities and special events. Almost every National Park has a Junior Ranger program -- a program to connect children and families with the natural and cultural history found in National Parks. Junior Rangers demonstrate that they have what it takes to preserve and understand the importance of our national treasures.
2. Celebrate National Library Week by cleaning out your cupboard, and clear your fine!
Where/When: Visit your local library during the week of April 11-17
Why go: For every canned good or non-perishable item that you bring to your local library branch (nothing expired, nothing dented) they'll deduct a dollar from your overdue fines, up to a maximum amount of $10.00. One canned item equals $1.00 applied to your account. Donations may not be used to pay for lost or damaged library materials. All donations benefit local area foodbanks. No donations will be accepted before April 11 or after April 17.
Fee: Free to participate
3. Easter Egg Hunt
Where/When: Memorial (Kenmore) Park Fredericksburg; April 16 @ 12:30 p.m.
Why go: Take the kids to the park for an Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your camera for a picture with the Easter Bunny. For Children 3rd grade and younger.
Fee: Free Admission. Register with Fredericksburg Parks and Rec. 540-372-1086
4. Healthy Kids Day...It's Not Just For Kids
Where/When: Massad Branch Rappahannock Area YMCA; April 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Why go: Kids Bike/Trike-a-thon, Youth Bonanza, Stage Perfomances,
Y programs will highlight activities like Zumba, Matrial Arts, Piano, Gymnastics, and motivational guest speaker.
Fee: A free family event open to all
5. The Rockhill Volunteer Fire Department Hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Where/When: Rockhill VFD, 2133 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556-3506; April 16 from 9 a.m. - noon
Why go: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 540-752-0020, ext. 313
Fee: Cost is $6 per person, with children 3 and under admitted free