Take an Outdoor Day Trip Family Adventure

Virginia tourism is reopening, so take a look at these family adventures in the Shenandoah Valley and nearby Blue Ridge. Always check destination websites for the latest updates or call directly. Get out and get some fresh air! Winchester Kids Trail Family Adventures Spend the day on the heart of the VA Kids Trail, Winchester. Here you'll find something for each family member. The area offers fresh air, exercise, locally sourced food, and old fashioned fun. Take a Hike. Spend some time in the Shenandoah National Park. Or visit Virginia's S...

Enjoy these Family Friendly Virtual Experiences

Family friendly virtual experiences are now part of our everyday routine. So here are six Kids Trail destinations bringing the entertainment and education to your living room. Use these experiences to supplement your child’s at-home learning. Or just kick back and enjoy them as a family. Family Friendly Virtual Experiences on the VA Kids Trail While watching online can’t match the real thing, it does provide newfound knowledge and even relieve some boredom. Museums, libraries, parks as well as area resorts are providing virtual experiences. N...

Awesome Asparagus

April means awesome asparagus! It’s one of KT Wellness Mascot Fungi’s favorite foods. Fungi’s been busy visiting farmers on the Kids Trail, learning more about delicious and healthy asparagus. And since he’s a budding chef, he’s also sharing a couple of recipes. Asparagus Ancient History Did you know asparagus is a distant cousin of the onion? KT Heritage Mascot Ridge did a little research on the plant's history. The garden version originated in eastern Mediterranean countries. And archeologists have found evidence that it was used for offeri...

Shenandoah Valley Family Friendly Festivals

Looking for Shenandoah Valley family friendly festivals? We’ve got them! From kite flying to apple pie eating, take a look at these festivals for Virginia Kids Trail Fun. 2020 Shenandoah Valley Family Friendly Festivals Festivals are a great way to spend time on the VA Kids Trail. And while heritage and agriculture play a major role in the Valley’s festivals, you’ll also find a few that break the traditional festival mold. We’ve come up with a mix that offers something for everyone. Most are free or low cost. Spring Family Friendly Festivals...

New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family

Start 2020 with some family New Year’s resolutions.  Use your children's interests and set goals around action, creativity, heritage and wellness.  And to help you out, we’ve come up with some resolutions based on our Virginia Kids Trail. Family New Year's Resolutions Exercising more, eating better, and spending quality time with the kids are all great family New Year's resolutions. But, how do you put them into motion? The key is to tap into your child’s interests. While adults often think resolutions are hard work, these are literally kid...

Healthy Eating on the Virginia Kids Trail

Raise your Food IQ with healthy eating on the Virginia Kids Trail. Tour family farms, pick your own produce and celebrate the harvest with special events. Visit farmers markets and enjoy locally sourced meals and healthy beverages. Even children’s museums can educate your family on wellness and healthy eating. Healthy Eating on the Virginia Kids Trail Does your child want to know where food comes from? Whether it’s touring a farm or enjoying a healthy meal, the Kids Trail will direct you to wellness stops throughout the Shenandoah Valley and ...

Discover Virginia Kids Trail Heritage

Discover Virginia Kids Trail heritage in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley. These stops make learning fun for the whole family! Discover Virginia Kids Trail Heritage From Northern Virginia and Harpers Ferry, WV through the Shenandoah Valley and over to Staunton and Charlottesville, you’ll find historical stops on the Virginia Kids Trail.  You can map your route by interest, like US Presidents, or geographically like this blog. Virginia Kids Trail History Northern Virginia: Just east of the ...
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