The Super Cool Grandparents Guide II

Grandparents GuideGrandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudy Giuliani


Help them become a JUNIOR RANGER

Ranger Program

Nice weather this weekend? Join a knowledgeable park ranger on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for nature and cultural programs and demonstrations at Congaree National Park. From Longleaf trail that is .3 miles in length to Oakridge Trail that is 6.6 miles long – they have something for everyone! Or enjoy the Boardwalk Trail with your grandchild, an easy amble on an elevated walkway where champion trees tower above.
LancasterGet a Junior Ranger Booklet when you arrive, and have fun filling it out with your grand baby as you explore the park! Once y’all have completed the book to the best of your ability just bring it back to the visitor center & watch them receive a badge or patch! For more things to do together at Congaree National Park click here.
The parks trails are always open, and The Harry Hampton Visitor Center is open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm (closed on federal holidays).  803.776.4396 | 100 National Park Rd in Hopkins


Visit Snip-Its!Snip-Its

From start to finish and beyond… a haircut at Snip-its is an adventure! Treat your grandchild to a haircut (boys and girls) or to a spa treatment (manis and pedis for kids!). The fun begins when the kids enter the salon, stepping into a magical, engaging, cartoon world with floor-to-ceiling colorful murals and splashy vibrant colors. Children stayed entertained with Snip-its Adventure Play Stations, featuring custom computer games and activities. Each styling station is custom-designed for maximum safety and comfort, including a safety strap for toddlers, a parent chair for grandma or grandpa, and plenty of room to move around. You and your grands will have a ball!  Visit snipits.com for more information.
 
They have Two locations in Greater Columbia:
6070 Garners Ferry Road, Suite B
(803) 764-0219
Hope Ferry Shopping Center
5175 Sunset Blvd., Ste 2 | Lex
(803) 520-7259

Watch Model Trains

Watch model trains operate with incredibly detailed scenery! If you are interested in building a
model train with your grandchild, you can get advice on modeling and servicing model trains at Boy playing with trainAssociated Model Railroads of Columbia on Thursday evenings. Also, run some of the Association’s model trains or bring your own train to run on their tracks! For free! (*Please note: the first Thursday of the month is their business meeting from 7:30pm to roughly 8:15pm, so that isn’t very exciting – so they recommend any other Thursday!)
1800 Lincoln Street | Hours: Thursday evenings 7:30-9pm29th Annual Midlands Area Senior Games

Saddle Up!

Horse Trail RideEnjoy a guided trail ride through the beautiful Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, SC with Rebel Ranch Horse Tours. No prior horseback riding experience needed! Rides are tailored to your level of experience, so this trail ride is perfect for you and your grandchildren aged 5 & up! A one hour tour costs $75 per person & a two hour tour costs
$125 for 1st rider, $100 for 2nd rider. Just give experienced
guide Annette Beeler a call, and set up a ride today! Happy trails! 803.640.2765. Schedule your tour here today!

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