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Anderson Point Park

20 Anderson Point Drive My posts are disproportional to North Raleigh parks, simply because it’s where I live. But I do venture out to other areas, this time to Anderson Point in South East Raleigh. It is a cute little park with A LOT of sand play area (which may deter some), a wood chip…

Forest Ridge Park

2100 Old North Carolina Highway My family and I attended the grand opening of Forest Ridge Park last weekend, for phase one of the park. The master plan includes adding a ropes course, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and hiking trails, campsites, and lodging. So it’s a huge undertaking. Currently the park has a community center,…

Historic Oak View County Park

2048 Carya Drive As described by the Wake county website,  “Historic Oak View County Park is a 19th-century historic farmstead with a mission to interpret North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and rural history via educational programs, special events and exhibits.” The park has outdoor exhibits and gardens, as well as a few trails. They also have…

Solar Eclipse 2017

When I think about the upcoming solar eclipse a few things come to mind: I have to resist the urge to Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” whenever someone mentions the word eclipse. Stuck in your head now? You’re welcome. Wait, is it time to sign Moana songs now? Did everyone see the viral post about…

Defy Gravity – Durham location (near Morrisville)

4300 Emperor Blvd   If you have been following Raleigh Tot Spots for awhile, then you have already seen the review for the Defy Gravity- Raleigh location. The 2 locations are different enough to warrant a separate review for each. So, both location have kid jump from 9:00-10:00 am Monday through Friday, which is an…

Sunday science and craft: walking water experiment

Find the blog with the instructions here. This activity is simple to do and you probably have all the ingredients to do it: 3 glasses, paper towels, water and food coloring. Perhaps I used to much water but this experiment took several HOURS. So initially the kids were like… “Um, nothing is happening”. They proceeded to…

Chavis Pool

720 Chavis Way So summer is in full swing and it’s going to be 100 degrees tomorrow. No exaggeration – that’s the actual forecast. So some pool time is a must. Chavis pool is adjacent to John Chavis Park which is a nice playground and has a carousel. Similar to Millbrook pool, Chavis pool has a wading…

John Chavis Park

505 Martin Luther King Blvd   John Chavis park is south of downtown, not too far from Pullen Park and Roberts Park.  This park has a splash pad and wading pool, playground and an indoor carousel. I have not been to the pool and splash pad but I hope to visit soon – it looks…

Raleigh Parks Bucket List

So this summer, Raleigh Parks has a Bucket List to complete and we are up for the challenge! Just go to any Parks facility to pick up your bucket list, prizes for completion are ride tickets or a T-shirt. You can share your picks of summer bucket list fun with #parksbucketlist. You have until August…

Lockwood Park

1200 Crabtree Blvd Lockwood park has the makings of a great playground: rubber surface, fenced and gated and green way access just behind it. It’s not really designed for younger tots… I would say good for 2.5 and up. There is also a sandbox area if that is your sort of thing. But NO bathrooms…