It’s almost impossible to believe May 2019 is halfway over already. And soon, the whole year will be halfway over. Despite more drenching rains than we can shake a stick at, the year is flying by. Here’s a snapshot of some fun Montgomery and Berks County events for kids and families to enjoy in May 2019. Also be sure to download a copy of my May Passport to Fun so you can check off as many fun kids’ activities in the month of May as possible.
When a full trip to the zoo isn’t in the cards, a visit to the Oley Turnpike Dairy and Petting Zoo can be just as much fun at a moment’s notice and a fraction of the cost. On the way to the petting zoo, Berks County roads took us over a picturesque covered bridge shortly before our arrival. The country roads flanked by serene landscape offered a calm and comfortable, leisurely commute. The Oley petting zoo prices and wide variety of animals, plus play area and ice cream, offered a fun and affordable stop on our birthday girl’s Saturday afternoon family celebration.
If you’ve driven by Ott’s Exotic Plants dozens of times and haven’t stopped yet, you are missing out. In the world of southeastern PA plants, this place is one of the greatest we’ve found. I’ve wanted to take my daughters to Ott’s nursery for quite some time. From the rural road, the Ott’s Greenhouse stands out vibrantly full of life. And that’s before you even step inside. Schwenksville’s roadside gem offers adventures untold for plant lovers, nature lovers, and wide-eyed children alike. Here’s a snapshot of what we found inside.
For the second year in a row, it’s going to be another rainy Mother’s Day. Luckily last year our family went to see the Lombardi Trophy. It was a great day at the Home of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field. We got our pictures taken with the Super Bowl trophy and then went out to Nifty Fifty’s for burgers and shakes. They gave me a free flower and it was pretty much a perfect day. I’m feeling a little less optimistic about Mother’s Day 2019. This year the weather looks pretty terrible—cold with a high of 52 and more rain. So, I’ve been scouring all over the web to find indoor Mother’s Day activities to enjoy on a rainy day.
Does your family have a lot of traditions? How about secret traditions? One of the cutest and most fun graduation ideas I stumbled upon while scrolling through my Facebook feed last year. I happened upon the suggestion to get your child’s teacher to sign a copy of the most iconic children’s book about graduation, career, and life in general—Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” And, it’s brilliant. This makes a wonderful annual tradition that you do in secret, sneakily getting teachers to sign the book with a special message. An “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Signature Book becomes a gift full of graduation quotes and end of school year thoughts from beloved teachers. Then, come high school graduation or college graduation, you have a truly sentimental gift for your beloved child as they go off on their own into the world.
Somebody, please pass me the tissues. It’s just my allergies, I swear.
Whoever said, ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’ probably didn’t read this article. Stores love to reward and celebrate their customers on their birthdays. It gets you through the door and likely keeps you coming back. So, if you aren’t signed up for emails and loyalty programs, you’re definitely missing out. Signing up takes only a couple of minutes and offers big rewards, sometimes immediate ones! Check out this list of the best birthday rewards you and your family or friends can enjoy.
I don’t know about you, but for me, fishing is a favorite pastime I enjoyed as a young girl. I still remember the excitement of the annual fishing contest we used to attend as children. Getting up early, grabbing our gear, getting sprayed down in a cloud of DEET. A quick breakfast later and we were off to catch Big Charlie. (Or sometimes little Charlie. Or sometimes, a cold.) Trying your luck in a fishing contest with your kids can become a treasured memory for a lifetime to come. Here are some fishing derbies and events scheduled for 2019 in our area.
Looking for an “Easter egg hunt near me?” We’ve got 39 for you. Is your family of the “get-in, get-out” Easter egg hunt mentality or more of the “let’s make a day of it” crowd? Whichever way you roll, you’ll be sure to find plenty of options for local Easter egg hunts across the first few weekends in April.
I always find myself in my kitchen wishing I was the person I thought I was in the grocery store. I’ve come home with arms full of salad ingredients, kale, and other produce along with the best intentions. Inevitably, a wave of wintertime illness, a busy week, or some other excuse gets in the way to prevent us from using up all of that healthy food. Thankfully, the Produce Junction Collegeville / Phoenixville PA prices are typically low enough that I’ll go back and rebuy things to try again, hoping for better luck.