Local events and things to do for families and kids around Louisville, Kentucky
Week in Preview
Welcome to the Week in Preview where we highlight weekday family fun opportunities.
Here are our picks for weekday family fun!
Please visit our day trips ideas! Wouldn’t that be fun for a weekday getaway? Also, our FALL FUN page is packed full of ideas. Like…FULL OF IDEAS.
Do you have a child age 5 and under? Are you pregnant? Learn more about the Ages & Staged Questionnaire from Metro United Way that can help you learn more about your child’s development! Want to submit an event to be considered for posting on the LFF Calendar, click here.
Come dance with us! Children of all ages and their families are invited to a special Nutcracker Family Storytime featuring a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story, followed by Nutcracker-inspired crafts and activities. Tues., Nov. 29, 6:30pm – Southwest, Wed., Nov. 30, 6:30pm – Northeast, Thurs., Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. – Main Library
Winter Woods Spectacular is officially open every night from 6:00p – 10:00p through Sunday, January 1st. Grab your family/friends and experience a thaw-dropping sight. Don’t forget that we are collecting blankets, scarves, gloves, and socks for homeless veterans!
Come Join our family friendly Connect 4 Tournament at the Louisville Streatery. Great time for competing with the ones you love but give them no mercy. Sign up Ends 6:20pm, Tournament starts at 6:30pm.
Wednesday is Healthcare Heroes night at the Louisville Women’s Basketball game. As a thank you to our frontline workers, discounted $5 tickets are available to purchase for all healthcare workers, 7:30pm.
Bring your stuffed animal to the Middletown Library on Wednesday and enjoy Smallfoot! Popcorn will be provided, families welcome. 6:30-8:30pm.
For the month of November, to show our thanks, Louisville Streatery will have kids eat free with the purchase of an entree all month long!
Art Classes are returning to the Metro Arts Community Center! These are beginner and intermediate classes designed around acrylic painting, cartooning and drawing. Check here for dates/time. Register today by going to bestparksever.com and clicking on Recreation Class Registration on the home page!
Spend some time at The Little Loomhouse during their Weaving Sessions. Participants create hand woven pieces
to take home. Sessions are hosted Tues-Fri 10am-noon
(session 1) or 1 pm-3 pm (session 2) and cost $25 per 2-hour session, all supplies included. You must register in advance, ages 6 and up.
Gather round for storytime! Children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups will love this inaugural early-learning program. This program is FREE for kids and caregivers, but registration is required. Find us at the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, every other Wednesday from September through November at 10 am–rain or shine!
The Louisville Free Public Library has a new tutoring program – Brainfuse HelpNow! This online tutoring service offers access to live tutors, 2–11 p.m., 7 days a week. Students can chat or text with tutors in real-time, get help with math problems, have papers reviewed using the Writing Lab feature, discuss practice test results, and more. HelpNow even offers live FAFSA help and online practice tests.
It’s going to be a great week to head up to Marengo Cave to check out the caves! Check out our post for lots of tips for your trip!
Monday is Kids Eat Free at Christi’s Cafe, 4:00-9:00pm! For more kid eat free ideas check our post here!
Go to the Louisville Nature Center and walk through the native wildflower gardens, seasonal butterflies and dragonflies in our gardens, view the indoor exhibits and mural, observe wildlife up-close in our bird blind, look at books and do activities in our library, or hike in Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. 3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Louisville Nature Center
Have you called Teletales lately? Call 502-916-9909 for kid-friendly stories, poems, jokes, and more 24/7.
Join Say and Play with Words for their FREE program for eligble families with children ages 2 months to 32 months! Learn ways to boost your child’s language development, gain strategies to support long time learning, and connect with other local families.
Don’t forget to wash your hands!
Take a day trip to Brown County Indiana!
Get outside of the house for a nature scavenger hunt….Find the alphabet! There are many places to hike or go fishing. You can compliment these activities with our simple outdoor scavenger hunt.
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We hope that you are making the most of your fall family fun. Keep tabs on our page for ideas. We are tracking what is open and always looking for new ideas to share with you for weekday family fun outings.
So many ways to have fun with the kids this fall. Here are all of our posts that include lots of outdoor ideas.