Author: Amy Ott

Spring College Football Games Near Indy

Can’t wait for football season to start back up again?  You don’t have to  wait because many of the state’s university football teams have a Spring Scrimmage game where fans can check out next season’s team.  This is a great opportunity to take your kids into a college football stadium and get a small taste of a football game for FREE, or at a small fee depending on the school.  Some even have pre-game or post-game activities to get autographs, get on the field and more.  We’ve got the all the details to help your family experience football this Spring....

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14 things to do east of Indy in Greenfield

Just in case you ever find yourself on the far east side and need some ideas of things to do in Greenfield, Indiana, I have a list of great places to keep you and your kids busy.  Who knows, maybe after reading this list you’ll load the kids up in the car and drive here just to see and do it all. Brandywine Park-900 E. Davis Road, Greenfield, Indiana Numerous soccer fields and baseball diamonds as well as a play ground area for kids. Beckenholdt Park– 2770 North Franklin Street, Greenfield, Indiana Paved trails through native grass prairie setting,...

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Only one hour from Indy: Spring Fest at Purdue

Pack the kids up in the car and head up to Purdue the weekend of April 8th & 9th for Spring Fest. We love Spring Fest and look forward to it every year.  While I may be a little bit partial to the old gold and black, you will definitely want your kids to experience all the hands on educational opportunities the campus has to offer this weekend.  It doesn’t matter if you have toddlers or teenagers there is sure to be something for everyone.  And the best part is that it is FREE! My husband and I both...

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Places to get Donuts around the Indianapolis Area

Do you know what goes best with doughnuts? Kids! Do you know what goes 2nd best with doughnuts? Coffee! And since I enjoy both, here is a list of Doughnut Shops all over the Indy Metro area you can take your kids too. (And get some coffee for yourself.) Dancing Donut– I love the whimsical atmosphere of their shop and some of their doughnut names are really cute too. They serve Bee’s Coffee which is locally roasted here in Indy and never disappoints. Sunrise Bakery in Fortville- They have a model train in the store you kids will love...

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In-Store Activities for kids in Indy

I actually enjoy taking my kids shopping.  Grab a stroller and a diaper bag and we are off.  But I’ll be honest, I try to take them to places that are somewhat kid friendly.  Did you know there are an array of stores in Indianapolis that offer in-store activities for kids?  Some are free and some charge.  Some need an adult to be present and some will keep the kids busy while you shop.  I have the break down for you here so you can plan your next shopping trip accordingly. FREE Activities Lakeshore Learning – Most Saturdays from 11...

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