School begins in less than a week and we are trying to get in as much fun as we can in these last few days. Tonight the kids take all of their school supplies to school and meet with their teachers and classmates at the ice cream social. Tomorrow we are off to the county fair. And hopefully this weekend we will be enjoying a nice, long relaxing weekend up north. But today we needed something fun to do too. And what better place to go and explore, imagine, play, and enjoy.
The last time we went to Bookworm Gardens Grace's leg was in a cast and it was difficult to be able to fully enjoy all that this magical place had to offer. I promised her that when her leg was all better we would go back. I posted some pictures of the gardens in my post about our fairy house but I don't think any of the pictures I took captured just how fabulous this place really is. There is so much to see you really have to visit over and over again to notice all the details. If you are within an hour or so of this place I highly recommend that you visit (it's free!!!).
Each area is themed after a popular children's book or series. This is from The Magic School Bus. This is the first thing you see as you drive up to Bookworm Gardens, and one of my kids' favorite stops. The kids can go in the bus, push all the buttons, operate the doors and windows, and take turns "driving".
Play areas are everywhere. Whether they are in a picture frame, building fairy houses, playing musical instruments, reading books, writing letters, digging in the sand,
A monster house provides even more fun (which means time to let mama sit and relax in the shade for a few minutes).
After a full day of running from place to place the kids are exhausted but still unwilling to leave.
It is a wondrous place. I took a million pictures and I still haven't captured it all for you. It is such a kid themed place and yet you don't need kids to visit. I saw so many adults wandering around enjoying the gardens just as much as the kids. Again, if you are in the area you must stop in. You won't regret it!
One fun day down, five more to go!