Haven Hills Farm – Bealeton

Pony Rides & Farm Visits “We are a small inclusive hobby farm dedicated to educating and sharing the love of our farm animals with our community.  We have 4 pot belly pigs, a pony, a mini pony and 2 farm dogs. We offer private tours to snuggle and feed our animals, ride the pony, learnContinue reading “Haven Hills Farm – Bealeton”

Menokin Makers Day 2022

“Menokin celebrates the building arts every day, but once a year we bring makers from our community to Menokin to celebrate the maker movement with Makers Day.” We had an amazing time at Menokin Makers Day! Have you heard of Menokin? We hadn’t either until a visit to Warsaw last summer. We were intrigued byContinue reading “Menokin Makers Day 2022”

Hope and Serenity Farm Sanctuary — Nokesville

THIS FARM!! My kids can’t stop talking about it! “A stress-free place for people and animals” This farm is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a beautiful, loving environment that encourages relationships between the sanctuary animals and the people who visit them. Location: 10445 Manley Road, Nokesville, Virginia 20181 (~1 hr. from Fredericksburg) Hours:Continue reading “Hope and Serenity Farm Sanctuary — Nokesville”

Grand Canyon West

The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. It was carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The canyon is 277 miles long, over a mile deep, and, in some spots, 18 miles wide. There are four separate places where you can visit the Grand Canyon–North, South, East,Continue reading “Grand Canyon West”

“Tank Farm” in Nokesville

If you or your kids love tanks and history, the “Tank Farm” in Nokesville is a must. This event happens annually one weekend in the fall. They display over 50 vehicles with an additional dozen demonstrated throughout the weekend. These tanks are from WWI to the modern era. Among the vehicles on display are overContinue reading ““Tank Farm” in Nokesville”

Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg

Address: 549 E Rochambeau Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23188 (Less than 2 hours from Fredericksburg area) Website: Resort in Williamsburg Virginia – Waterpark in VA – Great Wolf Lodge If your kids like waterparks, you’ll have to check out Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg. It’s open 365 days. There’s so much to do while you’re there.Continue reading “Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg”

Warrior Challenge Course-Triangle, VA

The Warrior Challenge Course is NOW OPEN! We headed north to check out this exciting new ninja-style obstacle course! My kids couldn’t wait to test their skills. We didn’t stay long as it was very hot and humid. The actual ninja course doesn’t have any shade. There is a special obstacle course for little ones–agesContinue reading “Warrior Challenge Course-Triangle, VA”

The Market at Grelen – Peach Picking

Peach picking! When I saw the peach sale this week at The Market at Grelen, I knew we had to go! $1/lb. for PYO!! Today was the only day we were available. I was worried that the rain would ruin our plans. Thankfully, the weather cleared up, and we headed to Somerset. The hour driveContinue reading “The Market at Grelen – Peach Picking”

Colonial Beach

At the turn of the century (into the 1900s), the town of Colonial Beach was a summer retreat for residents of Washington, DC (only 65 miles away), earning it the nickname “Playground of the Potomac”. The statues (and the many wall murals on buildings throughout the Town) illustrate that time, when visitors would arrive viaContinue reading “Colonial Beach”