One of our cold winter outings was a split field trip. We don't do this often, but this one worked out beautifully. We chose 2 outings both in downtown Raleigh. The older kids (10 and up) went to Artspace. They toured the facilities and then had an opportunity to create their own batik art. I have no pictures from this outing though since I wasn't there.
We were blessed from the start with this day by having free parking! I decided to park close to limit our walking and was willing to pay for it. They were having problems though with the pay machine so we all parked free!
The younger children went to Marbles children's museum. What a fabulous place to play! There are soooo many fun areas to explore. Most of the museum is set up in themes such as this place near the grocery store.
This was a stage where the children could put on their own performances. There were costumes to wear and seating out front for the audience.
Inside there is a lemonade stand where you can sell and also help to make the lemonade. There are all of these fun balls to work with too!
I think my favorite are in here is the pizza parlor. They have adorable felt pieces to use for making your own pizza and an oven to cook them in. Daniel and Kyle had a blast playing together all morning!
TIme to deliver a pizza. It can be delivered by bicycle.
Or hand delivered.
This is a neat chair that you can raise while sitting on it while using your arms to pull on a rope.
Balancing is fun too!
Woo hoo! Look at my strong girl! I love seeing her pretending more and more!
Daniel liked building some cars to race on this track.
Oh, and the water play area. This just delighted Eliana! I'm glad that they had these aprons to wear as she would have been drenched otherwise.
We went out to lunch afterwords with some friends. We chose Mellow Mushroom since they have gluten free options. (And really yummy pizza!)
It was a fun ending to our day and a great time with friends.