We went to River Farm Gardens which is the home to the American Horticultural Society. It has a wonderful children's garden. Right now, the girls seem to have the most fun at places where they can run, play and fully use their imaginations. Parks and playgrounds are fun, but the right children's garden is ideal.
I wanted to go to River Farm Gardens because there is a child-size cabin there inspired by the Little House books, which, as I have mentioned, we are reading now. But the girls had great fun with all the garden's offerings.
There was the joy of sitting on a sofa made from a hill. Meg gets in trouble for sitting on the back of sofas at home, so she very much enjoyed running on the back of this sofa.
Then there was the great excitement of running through tunnels underground.
No day of fun is complete without a boat journey and River Farm Gardens provides a full-size boat on which kids' imagination can take them wherever they want to go.
And yes, there was time to sit and ponder what it was like to be Laura Ingalls.
I was only able to convince Meg and Clare to leave with the promise that we would return soon. What a lovely place to spend an afternoon.