A new Italian Ice shop recently opened up in the Blythewood area; Jeremiah's Italian Ice. It's just in time for those hot and steamy Columbia summers! My boys and I recently went to check it out and we all absolutely...
Summertime is upon us! Time to let littles relax and have fun…playing outdoors, staying up late, and reading! Reading? YES! Research shows that kids who do not read over the summer can suffer from “summer slide” or “brain drain.” Did you...
It’s getting close to that time of the year again. Vacation Bible School (VBS)! For many families, VBS is a summer staple. And because they are so much fun and loaded with tons of learning and activities, it's not...
Let's face it, they don't call Columbia "Famously Hot" for nothing. Temperatures easily reach three digits long before the official start of summer. The best advice to beat the heat is to either find an indoor play area, or hit...
The Columbia Museum of Art has been selected to participate in Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program, a transformative, three-year funding initiative aimed at increasing access to museums across America and fostering engagement with local audiences. Through this...
Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at the Colonial Life Arena! We’re celebrating Mother's Day with an awesome new giveaway! We’ve partnered with the Colonial Life Arena to give...
Pregnancy and postpartum can be both an exciting phase of motherhood and an intimidating one. We hope this guide helps answer some of the endless questions on the minds of new and expectant moms. Special thanks to the featured...
Mother's Day in Columbia and beyond is quickly approaching. Are you ready?! I can't help but look back on my own mother and all the mother figures that shaped me into who I am today. My mother was always the...
May in Columbia is full of fun – from puppet shows, outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check out our local guides...
The Midlands is home to a surprising number of family-friendly hiking trails. This fun, inexpensive, and educational hobby is a great way to wear your kids out after school or on the weekend. Some of y'all out there may think...
Whether you are looking for a place to escape the rain or heat, or don’t feel like hosting another playdate in your own home, PlayMatters is an ideal spot to take your little ones. Located in West Columbia, PlayMatters...
One of my favorite activities to do in the spring is to visit the strawberry fields. What I love about Columbia is that we have multiple strawberry patches nearby.  My family recently went to Clinton Sease Farm to pick some...
Here are some inexpensive activities to entertain your kids without breaking the bank. Sport and Skatestation USA This roller skating fun center is located in Lexington and admission and skate rental is $10. Monday nights are family nights where admission is...
Sometimes when the weather is nice, my family likes to have a little picnic. One of our favorite picnic spots is Gibson Pond Park in Lexington.  Gibson Pond Park suffered an immense amount of damage after the flood of 2015....
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Columbia Parks & Playgrounds :: Virginia Hylton Park

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Virginia Hylton Park, located in downtown Lexington, is my favorite outdoor place to play in Lexington. We enjoy playing there so much that I...