Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Charleston Currents feature - November 2013

Extra,Extra! This week suddenly arrived on the calendar and I realized it's time to pack the shoe boxes... it's not to late to participate and Courtney over at a work in progress makes the process so easy with this great post detailing how to put a box together check it out!

Winter play activities for the holidays
By LEIGH SABINE, contributing editor
Special to Charleston Currents
NOV. 18, 2013 -- Kids are simple beings. They don't ever really need bells and whistles and fancy trimmings to make a gift exciting. The gift of an experience and a little time outside in the presence of family is always the part of the season my boys reflect on the most.
There are lots of options highlighted here for outdoor activities from the Lowcountry to the Upstate. Bundle up with your family and play outside to create a lasting memory of the season.
Climb: Did you know there's a challenging climbing wall at the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park? The concept is to scramble to the top to ring the Christmas bell, but it's not as easy as it looks. For more details and a peek at this experience, click here.
Beach Bonfire: There's nothing better than toasting marshmallows around a campfire on Caper's Island. The winter months are peaceful times to catch a sunset, fish and explore the beach. Call ahead to reserve a spot.
Skate: The Carolina Ice Palace feels like an outdoor event but you can enjoy the comfort and security offered by an indoor rink when teaching tired little legs to skate. Learning here has helped my family progress to enjoy bigger, outdoor rinks.
Ice On Main is reopening for the season from Nov. 29, 2013. through Jan. 20, 2014. The United Community Bank on Main Street in Greenville offers a unique chance to ice skate outside right in the heart of downtown Greenville. Watch Pluff Mud Kids blog for highlights from this season.
Hike In and Camp Out: Jones Gap State Park in the Upstate is a fantastic spot for winter camping and hiking. A short, easy hike is perfect for families carrying their gear yet you feel like you're a million miles away from the hectic pace of the season. More details on this great state park.
Winter Beach Walk: Our local beaches are still beautiful and refreshing on a cold winter's day. Kids love to run or bike on the hard-packed sand. Kiawah Island is a great place to find long stretches of sand to provide an afternoon of exercise. Stop at nearby Freshfield's Village for lunch and warm up. More.

Check out yesterday's post for a chance to win a free LEGO set

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