6 Ways to Celebrate the End of School

Mark the beginning of summer with fun family memories


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It's been a long year and everyone is ready for a break. Celebrate the end of school with a memorable family outing. There are lots of events close to home that are perfect for marking the beginning of summer. Here are our top 6 picks.

Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016, Blowing Rock

Guess who is pulling into the station at Tweetsie? Thomas the Tank Engine! Enjoy a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Meet Sir Topham Hatt and much more. 

KidZ PalooZa, Asheboro

The NC Zoo is throwing an old-fashioned block party. This event will sparkle with games, food, educational interactions, door prizes, face painting, animal encounters, music, scavenger hunts, corn hole, lawn games, bouncy inflatables and more. And every child is greeted with his or her own event T-shirt.

NC Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame Annual Fly-In, Asheboro

Vintage aircraft will be on site, as will antique automobiles and various food vendors. Children 5 and younger, WWII and Korean War Veterans enjoy free admission.

"Proceed Moon: A Dream at Reynolda," Winston-Salem

Katharine Reynolds is preparing her home for an extravagant production. Rosalie, who could play the lion and the fair maiden, or both even, if asked to, has found herself dreaming on her own. But when something goes missing within the play, Rosalie’s vision is awakened. In this play, see how magic is made on the estate, and how one small voice can make the moon over an enormous home shine brighter.

Stargazing At SciWorks, Winston-Salem *FREE*

Join SciWorks and the Forsyth Astronomical Society for astronomy observation in the parking lot using professional telescopes.

Summer Camp Family Fun Day, Sophia

Come check out camp and see what the camp has to offer. Families can ride horses, swim at the pool, boat at the lake, climb the wall or Alpine tower, meet summer staff and enjoy the facilities. Touring camp is free, but visitors are asked to make a small donation for all facilitated activities. All monies go toward the camp scholarship fund.

For more family fun, visit our comprehensive online calendar.

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Myra Wright has been the editor of Piedmont Parent since 2007 and is mom to three kids, ages 16, 13 and 8. Here, she blogs about parenting as well as news and events for Piedmont Triad parents.

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