What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

How To Train You Dragon 2 June 11, 2014

If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, you can go see How To Train Your Dragon 2.  In the Knoxville are you can see it in IMAX at the Turkey Creek Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 and IMAX.

 

 

Starting this Friday, June 13th, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s belovedHow to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres domestically in select engagements. The IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless.

Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington.

For more information about How to Train Your Dragon 2, please visit DreamWorks Animation’s official website.

For IMAX Theater locations and local showtimes click here!

***Disclosure: This information has been provided to me by IMAX. ***

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Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame June 10, 2014

Filed under: Birthday Party,Indoor — Elizabeth @ 12:30 am

If you haven’t been to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, it is pretty cool. I’m honestly not even that interested in basketball, and it was still neat. It gets even better this Saturday with free admission from 8-4.

Admission

Adults – $7.95
Seniors (62 and older) – $5.95
Children (ages 6 to 15) – $5.95
Children (ages 5 and under) – Free

Hours:

  • Labor Day – April 30
    Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm
    Saturday 10am-5pm
    Sunday and Monday Closed
    May 1 – Labor Day
    Mon – Sat 10am-5pm
    Sunday Closed
  • The WBHOF will be closed to the public on the following days:
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day
    Day After Christmas
    New Year’s Eve
    New Year’s Day
    Easter Day
    Memorial Day
 

Fishin’ at the Cove June 1, 2014

Filed under: Outdoor,Special Event — Elizabeth @ 11:55 am

Mark your calendars!

From the TWRA’s website:  Every year on the second Saturday in June the TWRA allows all residents and non-residents to fish without a license. Children that are 15 years of age or younger may fish without a license for the entire week starting on Free Fishing Day and continuing through the following Friday. Children younger than 13 may fish without a license at any time of the year. The TWRA sponsors many Kids Free Fishing Day events and stocks thousand of pounds of catfish to help make the events quality experiences for young anglers.

Here in Knox County the event is at The Cove off Northshore. Click here for other counties.

 

East Tennessee Historical Society May 30, 2014

Filed under: Indoor,Museum — Elizabeth @ 12:56 pm
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The East Tennessee Historical Society has free admission on Sundays. Located on Gay Street, it is a fun place to spend an afternoon.

 

The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove May 29, 2014

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The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove will continue this year with a wide variety of entertainment for the entire family. The free concerts, held the Second Saturday of each month, June through September, take place from 6-8 p.m. at The Cove in Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive.

The dates for this summer 2014 are:
June 14 – Hitmen
July 12 – Kitty Wampus
August 9 – Second Opinion
September 13 – Dave Freeman Band

 

Dates for Shakespeare in the Square

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Shakespeare in the Square

Suggested donation is $10.

 

Wonder Works May 28, 2014

If you haven’t taken the kids to Wonder Works, it is a lot of fun for older kids. There are things for younger kids to do, but if you don’t have a brave child you won’t get your money’s worth until about age 10. With that said, it is educational fun. They have lots of science exhibits, but they aren’t too boring. Everything is interactive with the kids, but because of this I can see how it would be frustrating waiting your turn on a busy day.

There are lots of things to do that are included with your admission. They have a neat ropes course , a climbing wall, extreme 360 bikes and some other rides. A few of them require tennis shoes, so plan ahead. View the live webcam here.

For an addition fee, or alone as a separate trip you can play laser tag or go to the magic show in the evenings. I think we may go back one night this summer to see the magician. You can view the schedule here. Wonder Works also has a party room for birthdays. View their party packages here, a basic package for 10 kids is $130.

Wonder Works isn’t cheap, but we didn’t do everything and we were still there three hours. It is all inside with air conditioning. That makes it a perfect field trip for a rainy day or a really hot day. They have a small AAA discount.