Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh has a new adventure backpack for families to check out.
The barnyard friends backpack is designed for preschoolers and teaches children about animals and life on the farm through games, play and exploration. Sara Drumheller, the park's assistant manager, tells me that activities include a toy tractor, simple board game and a coloring activity, among others. It sounds like fun for a small playgroup.
The backpacks offer a variety of activities for kids and families as they take a self-guided tour across the Wake County park, which is truly a fantastic place for kids and families. They have goats! And much more, including a farmer's corner with a kid-sized kitchen, garden and dress-up area. Read my earlier post for details.
Last year, the park launched its first adventure backpack focused on the Antebellum era for grade schoolers. It features interactive activities and an instructional guide to provide families with fun ways to learn about the Antebellum Era. Children learn about architecture, slavery, education, fashions and pastimes through role-playing, crafts, games and educational projects, according to the park.
The backpacks are free and families can check them out when they get to the park. The park also has other activities that families can check out during a visit.
More backpacks will be available at the park in the coming months, including one focused on the Civil War this spring.