Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Week, Sept. 25-28

Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens
It's Take a Child Outside Week, so enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer with your family and celebrate.

In honor of Take a Child Outside Week (TACO), all activities and events featured this week take place outdoors. The program was designed to encourage children and their adults to spend time together outdoors. Its goal is to help children develop a better understanding and appreciation of the environment and an enthusiasm for exploring the natural world. Let's dive in with a handful of possibilities for this TACO week.

Kids Get Crafty: Autumn Leaves FREE

Fall is almost here! To celebrate, make a craft inspired by the leaves changing colors at Crowder District Park in Raleigh on Monday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-noon. The park will bring the materials if you bring the imagination! This craft is intended for all ages (adult accompaniment required for all children), and preregistration is not required.

Junior Kids' Fishing 

This program is ideal for the beginning angler — you'll practice with some casting games and spend some time fishing in the lake. Your child will leave with stickers and fishing-themed coloring pages, and will come away knowing that fishing is fun. This introduction to fishing activity takes place at Beach 1 at Lake Johnson Park and is intended for kids ages 4-6 who have never fished before but are ready to try. The fee is $1 and preregistration is required using barcode number 208387.

photo courtesy of N.C. Department of natural and cultural resources

Parent & Child Outdoor Yoga FREE

Yoga can be wonderful for kids. It helps them with developing body awareness, managing stress and building concentration. Meet up on the Boathouse Deck at Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary on Sept. 27 from 10-11 a.m. for an outdoor session of yoga to celebrate Take a Child Outside Week. All levels of yoga are welcome. Register here for this free event, which is intended for ages 3 and older.

Gardening Open Hours

Join with staff at Duke Gardens in Durham in their hands-on outdoor learning space. You and your child will enjoy an exploration of all things connected with growing plants, including digging, using tools, planting, watering, weeding, managing pests, harvesting, tasting and composting. There are also gardening-related stories to read, art materials to create with, and experiments to conduct with your family. Drop in at the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden on Sept. 28 any time between 3-5 p.m. to take part in this activity intended for children ages 3 and older. The fee is $3 per child, and a parking pass is included with advance registration

photo courtesy of duke gardens and megan morr of Duke Photography


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