Have an Fantastic Weekend!

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Many kids go on vacations with their families over fall break, but they don't always have something quite as exciting to do on the weekends.

Many kids go on vacations with their families over fall break, but they don't always have something quite as exciting to do on the weekends. Two days isn't quite long enough for a vacation, so what are you supposed to DO on the weekends? There are endless possibilities.

 

The Chatfield Corn Maze is a great place to go for a day trip. There are actually two mazes: one is for small kids, and one is for adults and other kids with more endurance. Surrounding the entrance to the corn maze are stalls with businesses selling things (mainly food) which adds to the experience. In addition to the mazes and all the food there is a pumpkin patch (though you'll have to look hard to get a good-quality pumpkin), a covered wagon ride (With Clydesdales pulling it!) and much, much more. It is open Fridays (4-9 p.m.), Saturdays (Noon-9 p.m.), and Sundays (Noon-6 p.m.). For more information go to www.botanicgardens.org.

 

The Denver Botanic Gardens (where the corn maze is hosted) are also a great place to go for some fun. Go in by the visitor's center and go down the path-if you look to your right there is a sign that says "THE CONNORS FAMILY TRAIL." If you go down this path and look around, you'll find a pleasant place to sit down and have a picnic or just take a break. There's also a great place for younger siblings to play nearby. This is a free pastime-you can go over there before you head into the corn maze.

 

Yet another outdoor activity is right in your backyard-no matter where you are. You may think of it as a chore, but I sure don't! In autumn, there are tons of leaves falling down. You can rake them up into a pile and jump right into them! It may not sound so exciting right now, but it's more fun than you might think. Another thing you can do is ACTUALLY clean up the leaves and put them in trash cans, then jump on those to squish down the leaves (and see how many will puff back out of the bags) to make room for more leaves in the bags. It's a great thing to entertainment technique that parents won't object to. If you are looking to just entertain yourself while you are waiting for something or want some background noise, you can simply listen to the radio. If you need more music for your iPod or MP3 player, you can write down all the songs you want or like to add later.

 

Having fun alone or with your family on the weekends isn't too hard if you can be creative and just go with the flow.