Summer isn’t over yet. In fact, we’re only getting started here in Chatham County! If you did not have your child’s summer all planned out in April, don’t fret.
‘Cause that’s the way things happen
On the Polar Express
It’s all aboard Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express and tickets are selling quickly! New Hope Family Valley Railway: The Triangle’s Train is cruising through a winter wonderland at the North Carolina Railway Museum in New Hill. With special holiday scenes set up throughout the route, experience the magic of the season with photo opportunities galore. Tickets are on sale now for the month of December, get yours before they sell out!
Working goat and dairy farm by day, bed and breakfast by night! Celebrity Dairy in Siler City is home to 300 acres of all the farm-themed entertainment you could ever need. In rural Chatham County, escape to a Southern oasis, equipped with all the feels of home. From March 5 to March 28, the barn doors are open to you and your accompanying guests. Each weekend in March, Open Barn events are back for private tours for groups of up to 15 people. There’s no better therapy than spending the afternoon with 100 dairy goats! See for yourself.
Pumpkin-picking season is almost ripe at Siler City’s Huckleberry Trail Farm. A Chatham County favorite, Huckleberry Trail Farm’s Fall Festival kicks off sweater weather for many locals. This year, the farm’s response to the current health pandemic will ensure the safety of employees and visiting guests, including several alternatives to many of the traditional activities typically offered. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. until October 31, the Fall Festival will be in full swing. Tickets are available now online!
The essence of creativity has become more important now than ever in keeping the days occupied and minds sufficiently stimulated. Although webinars, phone calls and streaming platforms will never quite compare to the genuinity of in-person interactions, they will suffice for now. When all the movies have been watched, all the books on the shelf have been perused and all of the blocks in the neighborhood have been walked time and time again, what comes next? Luckily, there is no shortage of free entertainment at your fingertips. Game night is back and, just maybe, better than ever.
The cancellation of events across the globe as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has left an undeniable impact on the organizations relying on funds raised from those activities. That said, the essence of creativity has transcended borders as communities team up to give back any way that they can. From the comfort of your own neighborhood and home, you can make a difference in North Carolina. Virtual races are popping up in cities and towns in order to support those organizations still doing the work they set out to do. Grab your running shoes, your registration packet and hit the open road!
Strolling through the aisles of the grocery stores, shelves are still packed with colorful candies, plastic eggs and baskets waiting to be filled with chocolatey treats. This year, Easter will have a new meaning for many and that will mean new traditions to be made. Instead of the annual Easter egg hunt, take your own spin on making the day a special one.
The new reality that many of us are facing today includes finding new ways to adapt to living our social and professional lives from home. For the time being, we can make the most of the situation by immersing ourselves in the various educational and entertainment resources available at our fingertips. Fortunately, many of these resources are now free for the public to access and enjoy while practicing safe social distancing.
Not only is exercise a beneficial tool for the body, it is also one for the mind! Exercise does not have to mean running countless laps around a track or lifting weights far too heavy than you’d like them to be. Enrollment for various youth and adult recreational programs is now open in Chatham County!
From decking the halls to decking your holiday calendar, there is no doubt that December is a hectic time of year. Save some time to simply enjoy the season with the ones you love. There’s no better place to do that than home. We invite you to explore the many seasonal offerings in the area, with our help, of course!