Category - family

Top Spring Break Options in Hendricks County

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:00 PM by Josh Duke

With Spring Break approaching for many kids and adults, we here at the Hendricks County Insider like to provide alternatives to the more expensive and distant spring break destinations. Yes, believe it or not, you can spend a long weekend or even a…

Maple Syrup Days Will Educate, Entertain

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

A fun, free and educational family event returns to Hendricks County, Indiana , the first two Saturdays in March. Maple Syrup Days celebrates McCloud Nature Park's sugar maple trees and the delectable sweetness that they produce. Located just outside…

I am just now entering the season in my kids’ ages where we can, for the most part, go out to dinner as a family and not make a scene. I’ll admit, however, some restaurants are a little easier for my kids than others. I put together a short list of…

3 Healthy, Indoor Family Activities

Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:00 PM by Beth Fife

My 6-year-old daughter received a birthday invitation for a skating party at Hot Skates Roller Skating Center in Avon, Indiana. She was very excited, but then I saw a look of panic in her eyes as she stated she's never been roller skating. Then it…

One of my favorite things to do is go to the movies. It's more than the movie itself; I love the entire experience. The popcorn, the previews and the shared experience of watching a movie in a theater full of people make seeing a film that much…

Top 10: Mayberry Cafe Insider Tips

Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:00 PM by Josh Duke

The Mayberry Cafe on the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville has become one of the most iconic attractions in Hendricks County serving up a heaping helping of great food and Andy Griffith Show nostalgia since 1992. Anybody who has…

It’s right around this time in January many of us are trying to beat the winter blues by thinking ahead to our spring, summer and fall vacations. The U.S. Travel Association is offering free resources for the third year in a row to celebrate National…

Top 25 Events in Hendricks County in 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019 3:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Visiting Hendricks County, Indiana , is a good idea anytime of the year because we have family-friendly fun here every month. So break out those 2019 calendars, and let's get to planning ahead for some great times! February Indiana Lyons vs. Akron…

My fellow blogger Becky Wilson-Lusk recently wrote about 8 Indoor Activities for the Kids in Hendricks County , so as the interim superintendent of Hendricks County Parks & Recreation , I thought I would complement Becky's post with one about 8 outdoor…