Fun Parent & Child Activities on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th. Now that things are starting to get back to normal compared to last year, we know you want to celebrate! To help you and your family make a day to remember, our Raleigh preschool is sharing some fun activities happening around the Triangle and other ways to have fun.
Visit a Strawberry Farm
We’re just getting into strawberry season in North Carolina, and there are several wonderful farms around the area where you can pick your own berries. Take your bounty home and whip up a strawberry shortcake or make freezer jam with your kids!
- Buckwheat Farm 2700 Holland Road in Apex. In order to cut down on crowds, you can reserve a time slot or call ahead at 919-303-0339. Be sure to check out their shop for handmade ice cream, jams, jellies, and more.
- The Collard Patch 7012 Pulley Town Road in Wake Forest
- Hunt’s Strawberry Farm 4505 Watkins Road in Raleigh. No reservation is necessary, and they also sell honey, homemade cakes, and more.
Visit the Botanical Gardens
Located at 9241 Sauls Road in Raleigh, the Juniper Level Botanic Garden is a 28-acre garden area. With greenhouses, fruit gardens, a waterfall overlook, and a variety of research areas, the gardens offer a relaxing stroll where you and your family can take in the beauty around you and you may even learn some things! There is also a shop area where you can purchase seeds and cuttings to start your own garden at home.
The JC Raulston Arboretum is open Monday through Friday so if you would like an activity during the week, this would be delightful. Located at 4415 Beryl Road in Raleigh near the NC State Fairgrounds, there are ten beautifully designed acres of gardens and plants, including rose gardens, Japanese gardens, winter gardens, and other lovely displays.
Check Out HerbFest
If you love cooking or gardening, visit HerbFest this Mother’s Day. Going on from April 30th through May 9th, this free event is the longest running herb festival in the United States. Held at 310 S. White Street in Wake Forest, you can shop organic, non-GMO and heritage herbs, vegetable plants, and local perennials. There is also art, entertainment, and other vendors at the event, too.
Hang Out with Goats
Historic Oak View County Park is part of Wake County Parks and is located at 4028 Carya Drive in Raleigh. This park is designed to share agricultural heritage and rural history by recreating a 19th century farmstead. This 27 acre park has beautiful walking and hiking trails, educational exhibits, and a picnic area as well as lovely gardens and landscape to enjoy. However, the star of the show are the Nubian and Mini-Nubian goats that live on the farm and love meeting new friends.
Happy Mother’s Day from Our Preschool
From our preschool in Raleigh, we want to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day! If you’re interested in enrolling your child in a 5 star child care center in Raleigh, contact us today at our North Hills Drive location at 919-785-0303 or our Spring Forest Location at 919-790-6888 or schedule a tour!