, 2023-04-06 12:35:53,
April is a wonderful time to get outside and relish warmer temperatures and the beauty of spring. Many students also enjoy a school break during this month. Family friendly, outdoor activities are essential. It’s even better when they are free! Check out these ideas to get your family outside to play, discover and have fun.
Tucked between Swannanoa and Black Mountain, Veterans Park is spread over 27 acres. This park is a family spot with an array of diversions for everyone. It features paved and gravel walking/biking trails, a disc golf course, baseball and soccer fields, as well as a new playground. In addition, a lovely creek winds through the park, perfect for dipping your toes. Your family can enjoy a stroll, cycle, ball game and more. Add to your adventure with a walk through Dr. John Wilson Community Garden located on the edge of Veterans Park, where your family can learn about the plants the community is cultivating. This park truly has something for all ages – it’s a wonderful way to get outside, have some fun and enjoy nature.
For more information, visit townofblackmountain.org/2484/Veterans-Park.
Whistle Hop Brewing Company
A destination brewery might not be the first thing you think of when looking for a family outing, but Whistle Hop Brewing Company is fun for all, family and dogs included. Located in Fairview, about 15 minutes from Asheville, this brewery is spread over three acres and features a playground for all ages. For parents, there is delicious beer served out of train cars, and your kids will love all the free onsite activities.
Whistle Hop Brewing Company features bowling, mini-golf, disc-golf, connect four, bocce ball, a tunnel slide and much more. Not only will your children enjoy all the activities on site, but they will enjoy exploring the two train cars that the brewery operates out of. Whistle Hop also hosts an array of free events including weekly trivia, live music, rotating food trucks and more. For more information, visit whistlehop.com.
The Botanical Gardens at Asheville
For families that want to explore, learn and ramble over gentle terrain, the Botanical Gardens at Asheville is a wonderful free destination. This 10 acre garden is dedicated to the native plants and habitats of Southern Appalachia. These gardens are located directly adjacent to UNC Asheville and feature a creek, rolling trails, and numerous gardens, as well as the historic Haye’s Cabin and Margie’s Springhouse.
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