Hey parents! With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, have you thought about winter break? If you live in the Fredericksburg area, public schools will be for almost two weeks between Christmas and January 2nd.
Let’s face it. The best way to beat cabin fever is to keep it from happening at all. This year, it’s all about being proactive and keeping the crazy at bay. Here are some ideas for doing just that!
For Parents That Need A Break Or A Daycare Option:
The Fredericksburg Field House's School's Out DayCare- Anyone looking for drop in daycare options?? The Fredericksburg Field House offers school aged drop-in day care for snow days and Winter Break. Just bring a lunch and two snacks and they have the rest covered.
Wiggle Worms - Conveniently located in the Villiages of Towne Centre, Wiggle Worms is a drop in daycare facility ( max 5 hours) that also offers family playtime, Parent's Night Out, and Jitterbugs music and movement for babies! They accept ages 16 months - 10years old and do require an application and additional enrollment information before drop off. "The Wiggle Worms Center provides age appropriate arts & crafts, climbing structures with slides, interactive store fronts such as a market, cafe, and arcade. We also provide video games, interactive floor games and staff guided activities." -Wiggle Worms
Paragon Gymnastics - This is another great option for kids that need to get their wiggles out! Paragon Gymnastics offers classes year-round to children of all ages; tumbling for cheer and trampoline classes, boys and girls competitive gymnastics team, home school fitness, birthday parties, open gym, summer camps, and more. Great news for parents: Winter Ninja Camp is still OPEN and runs through Winter Break! Your child will learn balance, strength, coordination, discipline, teamwork, and perseverance through hard work all while having fun! Sign up online or at the front desk
For Parents With Cabin Fever:
Fun Land- For the kids and the young at heart. Who doesn’t love an arcade? Fun Land has 18 rides and attractions such as laser tag, go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, mini bowling, rock climbing and bumper cars. Fun Land also has a massive arcade, with over 100 video and ticket & prize games.
KD Kidz World - This one is for the kids who love to bounce and slide! KD'z Kidz World is the biggest indoor play center in the Frederickburg area. With the latest bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses, your kids will have a blast!
Paragon Village 12 Theater and Splitsville - Make sure you make time for activities you can do together as a family. Two great options can be found at Paragon and Splitsville - We’re talking about movies and bowling! If you’re feeling especially festive, we suggest getting tickets for The Grinch!
AMF Bowling- Fredericksburg Lanes- Enjoy bowling and an arcade! AMF Bowling offers $3.00 games and arcade deals after 6pm on Sunday and DOUBLE the arcade play all day on Wednesday.
Library story times / activities- The Central Rappahannock Regional Library offers FREE story times for babies - preschool aged children, as well as events for older kids, teens and adults. Be sure to follow the on social media to stay up to date with events and notifications. You can find their calendar on the or website.
Written by Brenda Sapanghila