Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Leap Day Activities in Oldham County, Kentucky

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Leap Day occurs every four years!  Here are our picks to celebrate the extra day, filled with fun and family!  Happy February 29th!

  • Leap into reading fun at the Oldham County Public Library Leap Day Party! Sign a reading wall at any of the branches or answer Leap Day Trivia for a chance at a gift card to Barnes & Noble.  Interactive choose-your-own story adventure and a family craft time featuring leaping lizards & frogs 4-6pm at the Main Library.

  • Leap into foam pits and jump on trampolines at All About Kids Sports Center!  Fun zone open play 10-2pm, open gym 12-1pm on Monday.  For children 5 and under.

  • Or take the whole family to House of Boom to jump and leap on trampolines during Family Night 6-9pm! (Located in Middletown.)

  • Leap into exploring the Creasey Mahan Nature Center!  Find creatures in the center that leap and jump!  Center is open on Monday 9-1pm.

  • Leap into musical fun at LaGrange Coffee Roasters' Bluegrass Jam Night!  Enjoy live music, coffee, tea or hot chocolate 6:30-9pm Participation is encouraged!

  • Leap for outdoor fun playing basketball at Peggy Baker Park, Wendell Moore Park or indoors at the LaGrange Community Center.  Or play hopscotch, jump rope or hop like a frog at home or at a park!


  • Or save some "extra" money by checking out a Monday Kids Eat Free or Cheap Deal on our Oldham County list here!











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Monday, February 22, 2016

52 Free Things to Do in Oldham County, Kentucky!

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1. Coordinate a game day with family and friends at the library.
2. Explore the beautiful Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.
3. Train watch on the new observation deck on Main Street in downtown LaGrange.
4. Play on a playground at Wendell Moore Park, Peggy Baker Park, Wilborn Park, Walsh Park, Westport Park or Briar Hill Park.
5. Play volleyball or grab some buckets and shovels and dig away at Briar Hill Park's volleyball court!
6. Attend a family night at the LaGrange Community Center.
7. Introduce the game of tennis to your child at Wendell Moore Park or Briar Hill Park.
8. Visit Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in the winter months-FREE Admission!
9. Shoot baskets at a basketball court at Wendell Moore Park, Walsh Park, Peggy Baker Park, Wilborn Park or at the LaGrange Community Center.
10. Take in the sights and smells at the Farmer’s Market & Artisans in LaGrange on the Courthouse Square (May-Oct).
11. Try your first class for free at All About Kids in Crestwood.

 photo IMG_0484_zpsgl6yewsw.jpg 12. Pack a picnic lunch and eat at the LaGrange Courthouse Square.
13. Fly a kite a Maples Park.
14. Take advantage of the clear country sky and stargaze with your family.
15. Sign up for VBS in the summer!
16. Seek out exhibits while participating in the Creasey Mahan Nature Center's scavenger hunt!
17. Enter an exhibit in the Oldham County Fair!
18. Check out some classic cars at Cruisin’ with the Quads on Main Street in LaGrange. (Last Saturday May-Sept.)
19. Ride bikes at the trails available at Commerce Parkway, Wendell Moore Park, Maples Park and Briar Hill Park!
20. Take your baby, toddler or preschooler to one of the morning story times at the library.
21. Run in wide open spaces at the North Oldham Lions Club 25 acre park! Playground available, also!
22. Take your older kids to one of the after-school programs at the library.
23. Visit the adoptable pets and other animals at Feeders Supply in LaGrange.
24. Participate in the Oldham County Day Parade. Kids can decorate & ride their bikes!

25. Grab a blanket, snacks and chairs for a movie or live music night during the warmer months.
26. Try out a class at Next Level Martial Arts (first class free)!
27. Plan an outdoor movie night.
28. Catch a sunset by the Ohio River in Westport.
29. Explore FoxHollow Farm!
30. Look at the sidewalk murals and creative window displays along Main Street in LaGrange.
31. Explore Morgan Conservation Park!
32. Cheer on the IronMan bicyclists in October! 
33. Cast a line at the Kids Fishing Derby at Wendell Moore Park in June!
34. Participate in or listen to the Monday Night Jam Session at LaGrange Coffee Roasters.
35. Drive down US 42 and check out the beautiful horse farms.
36. Visit the Railroad Museum in LaGrange.
37. Create a car ride scavenger hunt and search for county landmarks like water towers, the playhouse on top of a silo, pink snails, bison, art murals or a giant abacus.
 photo IMG_0493_zpsevnd38h1.jpg 38. Go for a hike at Harrods Creek Park in Prospect and try to find the waterfall!
39. Attend a free workshop at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange.
40. Join a Mom's Group in OC!
41. Take a mini-safari trip to Henry’s Ark Petting Zoo in Prospect.
42. Take a picture in front of the red caboose in Pewee Valley and then go for a walk at Central Park.
43. Check out a free concert, show or art exhibit at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.
44. Find geocache treasures all over the county. 
45. Walk down the sidewalk on 146 through Pewee Valley and pick out familiar family names on the plaques in the sidewalk.
46. Skip rocks at the lake at Wendell Moore Park.
47. Check out a free class at the LaGrange Community Center!
48. Play at the McDonald's Play Place in LaGrange.
49. Kick a soccer ball around at an open field at a park.
50. Play disc golf or pickleball at Wendell Moore Park.
51. Creek walk at Briar Hill Park.
52. Attend one of the many free festivals scheduled during the year.

Updated 1/6/19
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Kids Eat Free (or cheap) in Oldham County, Kentucky

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 Kids Eat Free


Monday
Gustavo’s Mexican Grill – (Crestwood, La Grange, Prospect *new*) $2.99 kids meals
Bistro 42 – (Prospect) Free kids meal with adult entree purchase.
Hometown Pizza – (Crestwood & LaGrange) Free individual one-topping pizza or kid’s spaghetti with purchase of any medium or large pizza at regular menu price.
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Tuesday
Juicy’s BBQ – (Pewee Valley) Kids eat free with an adult purchase.
Hometown Pizza – (Crestwood & LaGrange) Free individual one-topping pizza or kid’s spaghetti with purchase of any medium or large pizza at regular menu price.
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Wednesday
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
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Thursday
Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen – (Buckner) $2 kids meal with adult meal purchase (Coupon is no longer on their website, so please call to verify before going to eat.)
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Friday
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Saturday
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Sunday
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Please check with the restaurant in case deals and policies change without notice!  Know of a good kids eat free or cheap deal and want it added to our list?  Please email nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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