Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cheap Fall Break Fun!

Are you planning to stay home over Fall Break? If so, we have some fun ideas for you that hopefully won't break the bank! 

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Oldham County students are off of school October 18-27, 2019

HALLOWEEN EVENTS:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

Check out Halloween on Hillcrest!

FALL FESTIVALS:
Check out our full list here.
Louisville events here.

FARMS/ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS:
Foxhollow Farm
Explore this lovely Crestwood farm over Fall Break. Learn more here.

Mulberry Orchard
Located in Shelbyville
Harvest Festival running on the weekends through October 27th. Pumpkin patch, farm playground, corn maze, food and more!

Gallrein Farms
Located in Shelbyville
Several activities available only on the weekends, but if you want cheap fall fun, go during the week where you can visit the farm animals, play on the hay pyramid and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch for less money.

Henry's Ark
Visit this little gem petting zoo in Prospect.  Don't forget to bring a donation for their revitalization project!  Also, remember they are closed on Mondays and you cannot feed the animals.
FREE (bring a donation!)

Salato Wildlife Education Center
Just a short drive to Frankfort.  Learn about Kentucky native animals!
Children ages 5-18 $3, Adults $5
Closed on Sunday & Monday.  Check out their Halloween event too!

ARTS & CRAFTS:
Cailin Art Studio
Check their Facebook page and website for updates on their studio events and hours. 

Whet Your Palette
This fun paint studio in Anchorage has drop in painting hours and Happy Hour Specials!  Check out their website for a full schedule!

Speed Art Museum
Free admission on Sundays.

PARKS:
Wednesday Wonders
The Parklands of Floyds Fork (two different times/locations in the park)
Wednesday, October 23rd (10:30-11:30am or 2:30-3:30pm)
Explore a new science wonder with a story and related science experiment. Recommended for children ages 7 and under.
$5 per person (children & adults)

Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventures & Campout
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Saturday, October 19th
FREE (fee for camping, if you choose to camp)
4-10pm

ColorFest
Bernheim Forest
Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th
Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, navigate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more.
$10 per carload
10am-4pm

Josephine Sculpture Park
Located in Frankfort, this park is open 365 days.  Participate in the several scavenger hunts, look at the many sculptures on the grounds, have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful park. On October 26th, you can enjoy Owls at JSP 1-3pm ($5)

Clifty Falls State Park
Located about an hour away in Madison, Indiana, this park has several trails to walk, playgrounds, a lodge for dining and beautiful waterfalls.  Check out the walking trail along the Ohio River and Main Street in Madison while you're visiting. Follow their events page on Facebook..

Check out an Oldham County Park, picnic at Lake Jericho (boat and kayak rentals available) or visit a Hiking or Walking Trail!

MOVIES:

Sauerbeck Family Drive-In
Follow their events page on Facebook to keep up with movie schedules and Retro Night ($10 per carload).  They have a fun Halloween event planned on October 26th.

Village 8 Movie Theater
Watch a movie for as cheap as $2!

Louisville Palace
Hocus Pocus is showing on 10/18 at 8pm if you want to see it on the big screen in a super cool theater. Tickets are $8.

Outdoor Movie Night at Home
Learn more here.

INDOOR:
All About Kids Sports Center
Open gym/swim for 18 years and younger. Fall break camp also available.

Oldham County Public Library
They have several activities to choose from during Fall Break.  Read a book, play a board game or check out one of their special events happening at all 3 branches.  On October 23rd, they are showing Toy Story 4 at the Main Branch in LaGrange at 4pm. You can also visit with penguins at the Main Branch on 10/24 at 11am or 2pm.

LaGrange Community Center
Open gym, board games, indoor walking track available for Oldham County residents to use for free! Facebook page here.

House of Boom
Grab some friends and get a group discount rate!

Main Event
Check out their Specials Tab for unlimited activity deals.

Renaissance Fun Park
They have several FALL SPECIAL deals! Check out their website for more information.

CAMPS:
Maybe you need a break from all the kid fun or a place for the kids to play while you work or play yourself?  Check out these Fall Break camps here.

ONE DAY TRIPS:
Check out some of our friends' awesome sites for some day trip ideas!
Indianapolis Area - Indy with Kids
Lexington Area - Lex Fun 4 Kids
Cincinnati Area - 365 Cincinnati

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