Grandparents: We love them, our kids adore them ... and in turn they offer unconditional love (and — if you're lucky — free babysitting!). Grandparents Day is Sunday, Sept. 12 and there's no better way to show the older people in your life how much you and your kids love and appreciate them than spending the day with them. And for those of you grandparents raising your grandkids full-time? We see and very much appreciate you!
Lucky enough to have grandparents who live close by? Here are 10 ideas on how to spend Grandparents Day in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford:
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1. Take them out for a special meal in Fredericksburg, Stafford or Spotsylvania.
Here are some local restaurants where kids eat free!
2. Go for a walk.
If your grandparents love fresh air and hiking in the woods, there might be no simpler way to spend the day! Here are some great hiking trails in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford that are accessible to all.
3. Plan a picnic.
Surprise Grandma and Grandpa with a picnic! Here are great spots in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford for a family picnic.
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4. Visit the Farmer's Market.
We have a number of local farmer's markets on different days of the week. Find details here.
5. Take a Day Trip.
Here are some fun places to visit within a short drive of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford, VA.
6. Let your child share one of their favorite places in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.
Does your child have a favorite trampoline park, amusement park, or playground? Grandma and Grandpa might love to come along to take part, or if that's too much, simply watch their grandchildren enjoy themselves! Your children, in turn, will probably love to tour Grandma and Grandpa around their favorite places in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.
Grandparents live far away?
Let them know you're thinking of them on Grandparents Day! Here are three ways to tell them you love them from a distance:
Make a video
Kids can list all the things they love about grandma and grandpa.
Send them a hug
Tape together a few pieces of newspaper or use the white side of wrapping paper and outline your child with their arms outstretched. Let your kids color themselves in. Fold it up, put it in an envelope, and send that hug to Grandma and Grandpa!
Grandparents love personalized gifts, so make them DIY coasters, either with your kids' picture or a drawing they've completed. See how to do it here.
7. Let grandparents share one of their favorite places in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.
Perhaps your grandparents have a favorite spot or activity in that you haven't been to before! Let them take you and your kids along to experience what makes it important to them. They'll love introducing you and your kids to their friends and sharing a place that's special.
8. Visit a museum together.
Museums are a great place to spend a day with Grandma and Grandpa!
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9. Plan a photo scavenger hunt
We have a variety of Scavenger Hunts to choose from based on kids' ages (younger / teen) - but there's no reason why Grandma and Grandpa can't take part too! Make great memories by taking selfies together, recreating a famous Beatles album cover, and just generally spending the day out and about in being silly together.
10. Go for ice cream
Who doesn't love a sweet treat?
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