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4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Your Kids

Juneteenth is a celebration of the day in 1865 when word of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation — which had been signed...

100 Things to do this Summer around Indy

Summer has arrived. So to get your family’s season started on the right foot, here's the Indy's Child list of 100 Things To Do This Summer In Indianapolis.

9 Places to Splash the Summer Away

Finding somewhere to cool down on a hot day is easy this summer. From beaches to pools, the Indianapolis area has something for every...

10 Coolest Playgrounds in the Indianapolis Area

Playgrounds are fun, but these Indianapolis-area playgrounds take it to a whole other level. If you’re looking for playgrounds with some of the coolest,...

Where to Canoe and Kayak in Central Indiana

Climbing inside a canoe or kayak paves the way for perfect summer adventures! Exercise, family time, fresh air... what more could you want? If...

5 Unique Campgrounds just a Short Drive Away

Fresh air, wide-open spaces to run, marshmallows melting over an open fire and freedom from those mind-numbing electronic devices — these are just a...

Indianapolis Splash Pads and Spray Parks

Hot summer afternoon? Kids with energy to spare? Save the day and make everyone happy with a trip to a nearby splash or spray...

50 Fun Activities for $5 or Less in Indianapolis

Looking for something fun to do that won't break the bank? Check out our list of 50 Fun Activities for $5 or less in Indianapolis!

Let’s Go to an Amusement Park!

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a trip to an amusement park. Whether you enjoy the thrill of a roller coaster, the classic fun...

A Guide to Celebrating Mom in Indy This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. In a year when she needs celebrated more than ever, consider one of the many awesome celebrations...

The Best Campsites Within a 90-Minute Drive of Indianapolis

After too many days inside this long, cold winter, it’s time to get out and enjoy some fresh air. Here are some of the...

2021 Indianapolis Farmers Market Guide

It’s that time of year again: Indianapolis Farmers Market Season! We’ve compiled a list of Indianapolis farmers markets for you to visit and support this season. We...

Where to Carry Out Mother’s Day Brunch in Indianapolis

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9. A number of Indianapolis-area restaurants want to help your at-home celebrations easier this year. If you...

Caves in Indiana to Explore

Caves and caverns are an affordable option for a summer day trip. All the caves below have tours designed for families, and safety is...

Our Favorite Bike Paths in Indianapolis

Hopping on your bike is a great way to get some fresh air and get your body moving. And we have many fabulous bike paths...

2021 Touch a Truck Events near Indianapolis

For your truck or ‘everything with wheels’ enthusiast, here’s a guide to all the 2019 Touch A Truck Events In Indy.

8 Indiana Playgrounds Worth The Drive

With state-of-the-art play structures and lots of space to run, these Indiana playgrounds will bring out the inner child in everyone. Old City Park 304 S Meridian St,...

Cheers! 6 Family-Friendly Breweries in Indianapolis

At the end of a long day, sometimes all you want is a beer - even (maybe especially) parents. Luckily, Indianapolis is brimming with family-friendly...

Guide to Easter Brunch in Indianapolis

Spring is in the air and Easter is right around the corner - which means it’s time to gather your family and friends and...

2021 Spring Consignment and Resale Guide 

Calling all budget-conscious caregivers: Spring consignment season is here! If you’re looking to snag some great deals on children’s clothing, toys and all-things kid...

2021 Indianapolis Easter Egg Hunt Guide

It's hard to believe, but Easter is almost here! Use this Easter egg hunt guide for family-friendly events all around Indianapolis.

Mud Free Playgrounds around Indianapolis

Don't let rain, snow or mud prevent you from having fun at the park! There are many mud-free playgrounds around Indianapolis that feature clean,...

Eight Indie Indy Bakers Making Valentine’s Day Goodies

It’s Valentine’s Day week, and this sweet season isn’t complete without indulging in something sugary or covered in chocolate (or both!). Fortunately, there are...

Where to Go for Free Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Indy

“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January officially ushers in winter, the start of a...

Top 10 Spots for Sledding in Indianapolis

Snow means one thing to kids - It's Sledding Time! We've found 10 of the best places to go sledding in Indianapolis. Maybe a couple...

Holiday Fun in Indy

Looking for holiday fun? Check out our guide to Holiday Fun in Indy! Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees Visit the Indiana Historical Society's Festival...

Best Places to Go Ice Skating in Indianapolis

It's time to kick off your shoes, lace up those skates and hit the ice! Gather your family together and check out these ice...

Guide to Holiday Trains in Indiana 2020

Picture this: Your family all dressed in pajamas snuggled together, covered in blankets, with a fire crackling in the fireplace. Next to you sit...

2020 Open House Guide

Looking for your child's next school? Attending an open house can help you learn more about the school, and help you make the right...

Fall Fun in Indianapolis

Check out these Ideas for Fall Fun in Indianapolis! Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch Enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, 2 scavenger hunt corn...

Top 5 Fall Foliage Destinations in Indiana

We love some good fall foliage. And according to the Farmers’ Almanac, peak fall foliage dates for 2020 are October 5-21 in northern Indiana and...

Fall Fun Bucket List Ideas in Indianapolis

Whatever makes Fall one of your favorite seasons, we're highlighting 50 bucket list ideas in the Indianapolis area perfect for Fall family fun.

Corn Mazes in Central Indiana

Putting all the obvious jokes about Indiana and corn aside, let's just say that Indiana knows how to do a corn mazes. So here's a list of local ones.

2020 Indianapolis Pumpkin Patch Guide

Who's the best pumpkin patch in Indianapolis? Well, we found 13 contenders. And if you know of any we missed, we hope you'll spill because Fall has arrived.

Dog Swim Days in Indianapolis

As kids head back to school and temperatures begin to drop, pools all around Indianapolis will start closing. Fortunately, many Indianapolis-area pools want to give...

Family-Friendly Devour Indy Restaurants

Devour Indy returns and this time includes take-out deals. Supporting our local restaurants is more important than ever. Take a look at the list...

3 Top Pediatric Dentists in Indianapolis

Looking for a pediatric dentist? Check out these great Pediatric Dentists around Indianapolis!     Indianapolis Pediatric Dentistry At Indianapolis Pediatric Dentistry, we treat your kids like our...

Guide to Apple Orchards Near Indianapolis

One of our favorite ways to welcome Fall: Apple picking! Here's a guide to all the apple orchards in and around Indianapolis.

Alternative Learning & Childcare Solutions

Looking for Alternative Learning & Childcare Solutions? Check out these great Alternative Learning & Childcare Solutions around Indianapolis!     Huntington Learning Center Indianapolis For students taking virtual...

Awesome After-School Activities

Are you looking for a new after-school activity this year? Check out these local programs your kids are sure to love!   National Flag Football Program for...

7 Ice Cream Hot Spots in Indy

A hot summer day and a cool ice cream cone go hand-in-hand. Thankfully, there are plenty of spots throughout the greater Indianapolis area to...

17+ Indiana Landmarks You Can Enjoy from Your Car

For many parents, getting behind the wheel has given families a small sense of normalcy and happiness. Maybe even nostalgia. Cultivate some family fun...

2020 Indianapolis Summer Camps Still Taking Place

If we're being honest, summer's going to be a little weird this year. Most activities and traditions are being canceled or modified, forcing families to...

Virtual Summer Camps in Indianapolis

Interested in signing your child up for camp without actually sending them to camp? To accommodate families who may not yet be comfortable sending their...

Opening Indianapolis: Attractions Announcing Plans to Re-Open

The light at the end of the shutdown tunnel seems to be in view. We've lost count of how many days Indianapolis has been more...

The Essential Gardens in Indiana to Visit with Kids

Are your kids complaining about boredom? You can nip boredom in the bud by taking them to visit some of the many beautiful gardens...

Places to carry out Easter meals in Indianapolis area

To make planning your Easter meal a little easier this year, many Indianapolis-area restaurants are offering special meal options for carry-out or delivery. While many...

12 Harmless April Fools’ Day Pranks to Pull on Your Kids

Many people have a love-hate relationship with April Fools' Day. If you don't love surprises or pranks, April Fools' is probably not your favorite day....

55 Feel-Good Movies to Lift Your Spirits (Adults Only)

If you're anything like the parents on our staff, you've had a lot of kids movies playing in your home the past couple weeks. While...

5 Ways to Enjoy the Arts in Isolation

Social isolation, social distancing, self-quarantine… no matter what we call it, being stuck at home stinks. It also has its advantages. In between navigating...

31 Easy Science Experiments and STEM Activities Using Household Stuff

If you need ways to keep the spark of learning alive at home, these 31 easy science experiments and STEM activities are just the thing.

Take Virtual Tours of These 5 National Parks

Being cooped at home can be a little maddening. Google Arts & Culture knows this and wants to help. They've partnered with national parks to...

5 Ways to Be Social While Social Distancing

"Social distancing" is a term that's being thrown around a lot these days. We know that staying home and keeping our distance is the best...

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