The Roanoker - July/August 2019 - 81

written by LAURA WADE

Family Fun Day
Summer comes and goes quickly. Before we know it,
the kids are back in school. But there's still time for
family fun. One way to make a day stand out is to
plan a surprise family fun day. Pick a theme and plan
activities around the theme based on the ages of your
children and your budget. Here are some ideas:

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OUTDOOR
MOVIE NIGHT

Watch Movies in
the
Market. Grab you
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popcorn and see
Mary
Poppins Returns Jul
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12 and E.T. on Augu
st 9.
See Christopher Ro
bin
on July 12 and Ha
rry
Potter and the So
rcerer 's
Stone on August
16 at
Longwood Park in
Salem.
Catch a movie at
Hull's
or Starlight Drivein
theatres.

OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE DAY

Go tubing, kayaking,
or hiking. Discover
Dixie Caverns. Bike
the Greenway. Check
out Virginia Outside
for fishing and boating
where they provide the
equipment. Explore Park
offers a tree top course,
tubing, fishing, biking,
and horseback riding.

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Bounce Roan

THEATRE AND
ART DAY

Tour the Taubman
Museum and get
creative in Art Ve
nture.
Paint pottery at Gla
zed
Bisque It. Visit loc
al art
galleries. See a pla
y!
Disney's Little Me
rmaid
Jr is at Mill Mountai
n
Theatre July 31-Su
nday
Aug 11.

BETH BELL OF MACARONI KID ROANOKE, a
free online resource for families, helps coordinate
family fun in the area. Her advice? "Definitely
unplug- put the phone away, be present, bring
board games (if camping/picnicking), tell family
stories, journal conversations and make memories."
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A DAY AT THE
MUSEUM

Visit Center in the
Square:the aquarium in
the lobby, the History
Museum of Western
Virginia, the Harrison
Museum of African
American Culture,
the Pinball Museum
and Science Museum
of Western Virginia
along with a visit to
the Butterfly garden.
Be sure to check
out the Toy Joy and
Wonderlab galleries at
the Science Museum.
The Bubble Room
is a multi-sensory
experience for families
with children under
five. Virginia Museum
of Transportation is a
must for train-lovers!
Watch "A Night at the
Museum" to end the
day.

For more ideas,
check out the
Macaroni Kid Mega
Summer Fun Guide
or the Macaroni Kid
website at roanoke.
macaronikid.com. I
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