Roaming Roanoke

Roaming Roanoke: Kids Square

Happy New Year! We are starting 2021 with a visit to a popular spot – Kids Square! Now that it is January, there are not a lot of events. Add in the global pandemic and it can be hard to find indoor activities for families right now. However, several places are open with health and…
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Roaming Roanoke: Holiday Events

Happy New Year! While the holidays have come and gone and 2021 is underway, Roaming Roanoke is going to take one last look at some holiday events in the region. Two of my holiday favorites are The Nutcracker ballet and looking at Christmas lights! We are so lucky that Blue Ridge PBS made both of…
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Roaming Roanoke: Dickens of a Christmas

It’s officially the holiday season and there are SO MANY events and sights to see happening all around the Roanoke Valley! This week’s blogging destination is downtown Roanoke for Dickens of a Christmas! Dickens of a Christmas has been a staple of the Christmas season in Roanoke for 37 years! This year’s event underwent some…
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Roaming Roanoke: Salem Museum Video Series

Do you put a model train around your Christmas tree? Have you ever wondered where the idea started? Keep reading and you can find out! This week Roaming Roanoke is doing something a little different. We are visiting somewhere from home – the Salem Museum’s two online video series, White Glove Wednesday and Around Town!…
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Roaming Roanoke: Chuck E. Cheese

This week’s blogging destination is a popular chain restaurant for kids – Chuck E Cheese! Chuck E. Cheese has pizza and games – it’s many kids’ dream, haha. The national chain has been around for decades (43 years according to the website). So many of us parents have childhood memories there (playing skeeball!) and now…
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Roaming Roanoke: Addy Grace Playground

This week’s blogging destination is a playground – Addy Grace Playground in Daleville! The warm November weather has us wanting to spend time outdoors while we still can. We wanted to go somewhere we have never been before. I searched for ideas and landed on the Addy Grace Playground. It turned out to be the…
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Roaming Roanoke: Halloween Wrap Up

I know, I know, it’s November now and many are trading jack-o-lanterns for pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving turkey or perhaps even putting up Christmas decorations and watching holiday movies (my kids have already watched Elf). However, let’s take a look back at Halloween events. So many people worked hard to give kids and families a…
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Roaming Roanoke: Layman Family Farms

This week’s blogging destination is a popular fall favorite place – Layman Family Farms! It is fall; leaves are changing colors and falling; pumpkins are everywhere, and the weather has been perfect for outdoors! What better place to go than Layman Family Farms! This was my first time visiting Layman Family Farms! My son went…
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Roaming Roanoke: Mill Mountain Zoo

This week’s Roaming Roanoke destination is Mill Mountain Zoo! You might remember we tried to go to Mill Mountain Zoo on Labor Day weekend but did not get inside before it was full-capacity. We finally made it back this past weekend! My middle child’s birthday was on Saturday. She turned the big 5! She asked…
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Roaming Roanoke: Salem Fair Food Funday

This week’s Roaming Roanoke destination is an event – the Salem Fair Food Funday! As everyone knows and experienced, many festivals and events were canceled this year due to the Covid pandemic. One large event in our area, the Salem Fair, was no exception. The Salem Fair is normally considered the largest fair in Virginia!…
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