May 16 is National Park Trust Kids to Parks Day! Get out with your family and enjoy a park. Pledge now by visiting http://www.
Kids to Parks Day is a day in which children and their family are invited to explore the National Parks at no charge, many local parks are also having fun activities this day. To see a list of participating parks in your area CLICK HERE to visit the National Park Trust website.
Children, families, teachers, cities, towns, and parks are gearing up for this year’s Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation with a host of local and national collaborators. This year’s KTP Day will be held on Saturday May 16, 2015, the week before the official start of summer.
Last year nearly 450,000 people participated in Kids to Parks Day and this year over 500,000 are expected to participate. Kid to Parks Day is a great way to get outside & active without breaking the bank.
For my family we love to visit state parks in our beautiful state of Kentucky. In the spring we pack the travel trailer and head out for a full week during both Spring Break and Summer Vacation. There are tons of things to do at State and National Parks. Our family loves camping. Even though we have a travel trailer its nice to wake up in the morning head outside cook breakfast over a campfire and enjoy the fresh air and the sounds of nature all around us. Very peaceful. After breakfast we explore the park Many of them have tons of things you can do for FREE. Most of the time the Park Rangers will walk around and chat with everyone about different things the park has for example the park could be known for its underground salt caves or a few years ago we were able to explore a bat cave. The Ranger took us inside and there were what seemed like millions of tiny bats hanging upside down on the ceiling of the cave. He explained everything there was about bats. Some on our tour asked how dark the cave was normally for the bats (we had very dimmed lighting so not to disturb the bats ) and the Ranger turned out the lights Ok way to dark for me But it was a very interesting tour and we learned a lot.
So get off the couch grab the kids and get out there whether its summer, winter or somewhere in between, National and State Parks are the perfect place to have fun, and unwind .Explore the many recreational opportunities, that many of them have to offer. Some parks have multi-use trails, horseback riding, vast lakes, mountaintops, caves, wildlife viewing and so much more.
Now its time for a Giveaway
Freebies for Friends is partnering with National Park Trust to bring you an awesome giveaway! One reader will win a Buddy Bison mascot stuffed animal, 2 National Geographic Books (National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks and National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.), a CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable bottle, a T-shirt, and a NPT Park Activity Guide ($75 value.) Just enter the giveaway below
Giveaway Disclosure: This giveaway is hosted by Freebies for Friends and generously sponsored by the National Park Trust. Freebies for Friends is not responsible for prize fulfillment.* Please note the prize package will not be sent until after the Kids to Parks Day campaign is over. Please contact Freebies4friends(at)gmail.com with questions about this giveaway. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.