By Natalie Lloyd
School is out and long, lazy days of summer relaxation are here.
Wait a minute.
Every parent knows summer isn’t relaxing, not with the kids bouncing off the walls and screaming “I’m bored!” Summer days can be trying as parents work to keep active little minds and bodies entertained and out of trouble.
Creating a summer bucket list for your family can be a good way to fill summer days with fun instead of stress. The Mint Hill Times compiled a list of 12 fun, kid-friendly things to do within a short drive. Get your bucket list started with a few of these activities to keep the kids happy and busy all summer long.
1. Reed Gold Mine. Tour Reed Gold Mine in Midland, the site of the first documented gold discovery in the United States. Visitors can tour the mine, hike a trail, or pan for gold. The site is closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free. There is a $3 cost if you choose to pan for gold. For more info, call 704-721-4653 or visit nchistoricsites.org/reed. […]