Growing up, my parents loved to do family activities together. One of our favorites was to go to Karters Korner - they had go-karts and mini-golf, a small arcade, canteen and later expanded to add a driving range. We always had a good time, and I even remember celebrating my birthday there with my friends one year.
Hubby and I used to go with friends also, and would make use of the driving range on occasion. Over the last few years, it has expanded even more. They now have a paintball area, kiddy carts (battery powered 4 wheelers that are child sized for riders under 53 inches) and a large covered area with MANY picnic tables.
We started taking Mr. J mini-golfing when he was 4, but had yet to take Mr.K. Today was a beautiful day, so I called my mom to see if she wanted to join the boys and I are on our outing.
We arrived right for opening (10am) - which was good because we didn't hold anyone up. As we were finishing the course (and it did not take us long to do, because Mr. K's idea was to putt the ball from the start, pick it up and move to the next hole) the course was starting to fill up.
Mr. J actually got a hole-in-one on one of the later holes (not a first for him, I believe he has done that twice before with his dad). The boys seemed to enjoy it (although I won't take Mr. K back this year- maybe next year when he has a little more focus, and less chances of using the club as a weapon).
When we finished the course, we had a snack at a picnic table and then headed over to the kiddy carts. Mr. J REALLY wanted to go on a real go-kart, but he is much too short right now. The kids waited
When his 5 minutes was up, we went back to finish their snacks and I surprised him with a doubles ride on the go-karts. He was so excited (although he wanted to drive) and he was disappointed that we only did one lap. I am not a big fan of go-karts, and only like to be on the track when no one else is there, so we had perfect timing as a line was starting to form while we were walking away from the track.
|After our go-kart ride (the blue thing is a hair protector - I bought one for each of us, the thought of lice gives me the creeps|
If you are looking for a great place to spend some quality time with your family, I recommend you check out Karters Korner.
A few of my notes/suggestions:
1) sunscreen and bug spray (the bugs were BAD today)
2) if you want to do everything, it is not going to be cheap, but it is a pretty good value
3) if you have a young child and it is their first time playing mini-golf, don't plan on playing a traditional game
4) HAVE FUN!
5) Karters Korner can be found on Twitter and Facebook
**this is NOT a sponsored post. I received no compensation for writing this, and paid for my family to attend as a regular outing. All opinions belong to Tales of Mommyhood and your opinion/experience may vary**