Unseasonably warm temperatures, we will take it. Champaign-Urbana has a great deal of fall fun to be had, particularly outdoors, this weekend
It is a great opportunity to take a walk, enjoy nature, stomp in the leaves or just take in the colors when you have some family time in the next couple days
We weren’t quite expecting another run of 70 degree temperatures in Champaign-Urbana at this point in the fall but we know one thing… we are here for it! So it’s a fantastic weekend to go do all things fall as a family. With Halloween behind us, it’s a good moment to take a pause and make some memories together, particularly out at any one of the great places to experience nature near Champaign-Urbana.
Here are some ideas as to what you can do while you’re outdoors:
- Take a hike – our list comes with a handy legend (that has Central Illinois families in mind) for when you’re choosing a trail with a level of difficulty that will be right for your family, from very easy to navigate to quite the challenge
- Hit a walking trail – generally speaking, this gives you options right in Champaign-Urbana that don’t involve much of a drive and do not typically take you “out to the woods”, weaving through neighborhoods, parks and other nearby favorites
- Be spontaneous… head out to go camping – hey, if the weather is going to be this fantastic, it’s perfect roast hot dogs and s’mores over the fire weather this weekend. Not a fan of sleeping outdoors? You can still have a campfire-at-home kind of night and bundle up to look at the stars in your yard while having a campfire-inspired dessert.
- If you’re really in it to see some gorgeous fall colors, check out our fall foliage map.Many of the leaves are on the ground now, but stomping through the colors is *almost* as beautiful as gazing up at them. And probably a lot more fun for your kids, while you’re at it.
chambanamoms thanks Countryside School for bringing us this weekend’s planner
“Discover Countryside” VIRTUAL Open House: Join Countryside on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. for a free webinar. “See” their classrooms, hear from teachers, learn about their COVID safety protocols, hear about the application process, and ask questions.
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Countryside School is the area’s first and only ISACS-accredited, independent, K-8 school. They offer an accelerated, hands-on curriculum. Their mission is simple: “Joy in Learning, Excellence in Education.” We are non-profit, and we offer financial aid.
For more information: www.countrysideschool.org
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A few events to check out this weekend
To find the complete chambanamoms.com event calendar, click here. Submit events you know of by clicking here. We welcome in-person and streamed events. Be sure to include the complete link to find your streamed event, if happening virtually.
Ramais Photography offers a truly one-of-a-kind photographic experience here in Chambana. Building on a background in model and fashion photography, Thierry’s fine portraits exhibit a unique mix of love for colorful outdoor scenery, natural and studio lights (brought on location!), expert posing that still allows for a big dose of spontaneity and fun, and the ability to capture the unique personality of their subjects. Mini-sessions might not be part of the offering, but the upside is that your final portraits are always 100% guaranteed to be unique, inspiring and print-worthy.
Ramais Photography specializes in family and senior portraits, as well as professional headshots on location. Quality print products available. Visit their website here.
For more events, as always, check our Champaign-Urbana family-friendly events calendar, presented by CIBM Bank.