But when we're on vacation? I always love finding a good playground. There's a certain element of discovery (not just in tracking down the location itself, but The Arrow loves exploring some new equipment).
|Playgrounds with palm trees in Florida|
|Pitstop playground in Peoria|
|Swinging in South Haven|
Sometimes unique playgrounds can be destinations themselves, especially combined with a short day trip somewhere close to home. I've profiled a couple of favorites at Visit Indiana:
- Playscape Playground at Danville's Ellis Park (Danville, Indiana)
- Freedom Field: Where Everyone Can Play (Columbus, Indiana)
Resources for finding playgrounds while traveling:
So if you find your kids are getting a little cranky on a trip, ask yourself if you've incorporated enough play. And then hit the local park or recreation area and let them loose for an hour or two! You may even get a feel for what it's truly like to live in the area you're visiting by talking with some local moms and dads.
Any favorite playground memories from your travels? Please share them in the comments!
This post is a part of Things I Love Thursday at Diaper Diaries.
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