Parks & Playgrounds: Sumpter Park

By Emy Sloan


Sumpter Park is a great place to take your kids to burn off some of that extra energy. It’s also the perfect spot to take the dog for a walk, throw the ball around or plan a family picnic! Set in a beautiful South Salem neighborhood, adjacent to Sumpter Elementary School, this 4.4 acre park has got it all- ball fields, walking paths, tennis and basketball courts and of course a great little playground!

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Valentine’s Special: Family-Friendly Fun in (and around) Salem, Oregon!

 By Emy Sloan


Looking for a special way to spend quality time with your little lovebug(s) this Valentine’s Day?

Cherry City Busy Kids has got you covered!

Check out these great family-friendly events happening in and around Salem, Oregon- February 11th through the 14th!  Continue reading “Valentine’s Special: Family-Friendly Fun in (and around) Salem, Oregon!”

Day Trip: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum- McMinnville

By Emy Sloan


The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is a must see for aircraft and space enthusiasts of all ages!

Located in McMinnville, Oregon, this exceptional museum consists of two large buildings chock-full of airplanes and spacecraft, an IMAX theater, an impressive outdoor playground and most importantly is home to the famous Spruce Goose- the world’s largest aircraft!

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Parks & Playgrounds: Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton

By Emy Sloan


If you happen to be in the area, Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton, Oregon is a wonderful place to stop and spend some time. Located conveniently close to historic downtown Silverton, this park is set in a peaceful wooded area alongside beautiful Silver Creek. Continue reading “Parks & Playgrounds: Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton”

Christmas Craft: Fruit Loop Popcorn Chains

By Emy Sloan


We decided to give the classic popcorn chain a fruit loop twist this year! It was the perfect craft for my kids to do by the light of the Christmas tree, and It made for a delicious snack too! (The fruit loops were an extra special treat since my kids had never had them before.) Continue reading “Christmas Craft: Fruit Loop Popcorn Chains”

Featured Holiday Event: Albany’s Christmas Storybook Land

By Emy Sloan


Albany’s Christmas Storybook Land is celebrating their 40th anniversary! Over the years this amazing community event has been delighting people of all ages during the holiday season. It’s a beautifully decorated Christmas walk-through adorned with characters and scenes from classic children’s stories, nursery rhymes, movies, etc. There are twinkling lights everywhere, working train model displays, a teddy bear winter wonderland, a charming Victorian Village and of course…Santa and Mrs. Claus.


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Holidays at the Capitol: The 35th Annual Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Emy Sloan


The Oregon State Capitol is a magical place to visit during the holidays! There are many sparkling lights, trees and other various Christmas decorations on display throughout the building. The centerpiece is the giant ‘Grand Tree’ that stands high in the Capitol Rotunda. Continue reading “Holidays at the Capitol: The 35th Annual Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony”