Fall Break for all three school systems is 10/9 – 10/13. It seems like every Fall Break most local families hit the road and spend a relaxing, fun week at the beach. At least that’s what fills your Facebook newsfeed, right? But who’s to say the OBKY can’t be just as fun!? Here are some quick, easy, and cheap staycation ideas for your family this Fall Break:
Be sure to check out Trunnell’s, both the 54 Market and Utica Farm locations for a fun event each day of Fall Break! They will have everything from a farm animal day, pumpkin painting, cooking class for mom and kids, caramel apple making, and leaf art! Check out the OP calendar for more details
Check out Little Sprouts, a fun, fall-themed storytime hosted by the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Tuesdays at 10am beginning October 10 and ending October 31. Join in the Environment Education Building of the Botanical Garden for stories, songs, and activities, designed for preschool-aged children. Special activities and tours will be conducted by the Garden. Please park in the main lot by the Welcome Center and enjoy a short walk to the Education Building. Space is limited and registration is required, so please sign up soon at the Public Services desk on the second floor.
Rainy day? Visit the 2nd floor of the Daviess County Public Library for a free scavenger hunt and drop-in craft. Check out some books or movies while you are there! Sign up your child for his or her own library card– children 3 – 17 can have cards with signature from a guardian.
The Reid’s Orchard Reidland Play Area is open daily and is a great way to get into the fall spirit! Be sure to watch Facebook for times and special activities! Reidland Play Area is $6 per child. Apple Express Rides $2 per person; Gemstone Mining $4 a bag; Horse or Pony Ride $4 a rider; Petting Zoo $2 per a person; or you can purchase the Reidland Special Card (includes Reidland Play Area, Horse or Pony Ride, Apple Express Ride, Small Gemstone Mining) for $13 per child.
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden is now open daily from 9am to 3pm. The garden is home to the Moonlite Children’s Garden, where you will find several smaller gardens, including a butterfly garden, pizza garden, zoo garden and more. A rainbow walk will mark the entrance and kids can enjoy a koi pond too! Be sure to check out the Garden’s first ever corn maze! It is included with admission to the Garden, which is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
This exciting event is one you will definitely not want to miss! The Newport Aquarium Wave Foundation will present Sting Ray Encounter live in their brand-new Sting Ray Cart at the Owensboro Museum of Science & History during two shows on Friday, October 13th at 1 and 2:30pm. Patrons will have the chance to see these amazing ocean animals up close! Admission to the museum is only $5 per person, 2 and under free.