Family-friendly fall break events not far from home

September 22, 2018 | 4:14 am

Updated September 21, 2018 | 11:31 pm

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Fall Break for all school districts in Daviess County is quickly approaching — Oct. 8-12. For those planning to stick close to home during the week, there are plenty of things to do in town that are both family-friendly and cost-effective.

Owensboro Parks and Recreation is promoting three different events over the week of fall break. Edge Ice Center is offering public skating sessions Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $6 per person, with a discounted price of $4 per person with a group of 10 or more. The price includes skate rental and admission.

For those who enjoy a good golf game, Ben Hawes Golf Course is offering a buy one, get one free green fee for the footgolf course on the Par 3. According to Owensboro Parks and Recreation, any one person can come and pay $10 to play all day, while the other person can play for free.

If golf or ice-skating aren’t your thing, you can head downtown to Smother’s Park for Family Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Owensboro Parks and Recreation will be manning the concession stand, offering free popcorn with a purchased beverage.

Trunnell’s Farm Market is hosting Fall Break Family Fun on the Farm Oct. 9-12. At Trunnell’s Family Fun Acre, families can enjoy wagon rides, animal barnyard visits, mining in the Mining Sluice Adventure and other activities. The Farm Grille will be opened during the day, serving a variety of food. Children’s characters such as the Minions and Curious George will be present. Admission starts at $9.95 per person, while kids 36 in. tall and under get in free. The event will be open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

As always, the Daviess County Public Library (DCPL) is hosting their Monday and Thursday storytimes for babies and toddlers at 9:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers. DCPL will host a Little Leonardo’s art program for preschoolers at 10 a.m. on Tues., Oct. 9. A Spooky Science Show will be held on Wed., Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., which requires pre-registration. Actors from the Theatre Workshop of Owensboro will perform Thursday for an Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party from 2 to 4 p.m.

At Reid’s Orchard, children can play at Reidland, which opened Sept. 8. The Reidland Play Area’s fall break hours are noon to 5 p.m. as of now, but Reid’s Orchard manager said to check the company’s Facebook page for potential changes in time. Reidland activities include an apple slider, duck races, a corn maze, a new peach castle and more. For $13, parents can purchase a Reidland Special for their child during fall break, which includes the Reidland Play Area, one horse or pony ride, petting zoo and feed cup, a ride on the Apple Express train and gemstone mining.


September 22, 2018 | 4:14 am

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