I don’t know about where you live but here school is out for summer (or close to it!)
The unusually mild winter has allowed the school year to end before Memorial Day!! While most of the kids are thrilled, it leaves a lot of parents asking “What am I going to do with the kids all summer?”
It just so happens, I have an answer.
Caving programs at Natural Tunnel State Park
Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway. Duffield, VA 24244-9361; Phone: (276) 940-2674; email: naturaltunnel
Grayson Highlands State Park, 829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363; phone: (276) 579-7092; email: graysonhighlands.
Outdoor games at the Southwest VA Museum Historical State Park
Southwest Virginia Museum, Historical State Park, 10 West First Street, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-0742; phone: (276) 523-1322; email swvamuseum
Geocaching at Wilderness Road State Park
Wilderness Road State Park, 8051 Wilderness Road, Ewing, Va. 24248; phone: (276) 445-3065; email wildernessroad.
Bike riding at New River Trail State Park
New River Trail State Park, 176 Orphanage Dr., Foster Falls, VA 24360;
Phone: (276) 699-6778; email: newrivertrail.
Critter Crawl at Hungry Mother State Park
Hungry Mother State Park, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, Va. 24354-9323;
phone, (276) 781-7400; email [email protected].
VA State Parks has programs and activities all summer. The programs are designed with the understanding that people have different interests. Some programs are in the water and some, you stay dry. Some programs encourage exploration and some encourage creativity. Parks have different programs but programs that represent the individual park.
Click here to check out all the programs in VA State Parks.
Learn more about park offerings by calling 1-800-933-PARK or email resvs. Be sure to specify the park of interest.
Why not get away to Southwest VA? What are your interests?