A kid’s perfect day in Lexington

From breakfast to dinner — we’ve rounded up a day full of kid-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Four children of varying heights and ages look through binoculars, backdropped by greenery in Hisle Park

Don’t forget to say hello to the giant milk jug outside the museum.

Photo via Lexington Parks + Rec

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Sorry, but — NO ADULTS ALLOWED — this one is for the kids. Grown-up, please hand this over to your little one. Got it, kiddo? Let’s plan a family day together. Here’s a fun schedule for you to try.


Be a chef and cook breakfast for the adults at home. The night before, ask your family to choose from one of these recipes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if any of the instructions seem confusing.

While you eat, talk about your plan for the day. Ask your family to help you prepare a backpack with things you’ll need. We suggest bringing:

🍫 Plenty of snacks like granola bars or Popcorn Paradise
💧 A water bottle
🧢 A hat

If you have time before heading to lunch, play at a playground like the one in Woodland Park.


For lunch, head to Poppy & Olive. The best part? You get to color while you eat. After you’ve filled your belly, spend the afternoon exploring the Explorium. What are you looking forward to most? Taking a picture with the giant teeth? Or standing inside a giant bubble?

The Explorium's Healthy Me gallery with a massive model of a mouth.

Kids are sure to take a bite out of everything The Explorium has to offer. | Photo by LEXtoday


Wrap up the day with a family dinner. Head to one of our local farmers markets to pick out foods you can make together. Over dinner, talk about everything you did today. Ask questions like:

🧠 What was something new you learned?
🤡 What was something funny that happened?
👀 What would we do differently if we did that again?
👍 What do you definitely want to do again? (And again and again…)

Grown-ups — take pictures along the way and share them with us. Also, send us more family-friendly recommendations and we may just feature them in an upcoming newsletter.

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