rock hillNovember is here: the days are getting shorter (or, OK, longer thanks to the lack of sunlight + the end of daylight savings), the weather is cooler, and the idea of playing at a park or playground maybe doesn’t sound all that great anymore.  Luckily, Charlotte has no shortage of great places to play inside, and one of our absolute favorites is the Main Street Children’s Museum in nearby Rock Hill, SC.

Situated right in the middle of quaint downtown Rock Hill, this hands-on museum is the ideal place to let your kids (and their imaginations) run wild.  The museum itself is one large room, which means you’re able to stand – or sit on the benches conveniently situated along the walls – in one place without having to worry about losing sight of your kids.  There are plenty of play areas: from a large train table (my oldest son’s obsession) to a pretend house, complete with kitchen stocked with pots and pans, to a sailboat to steer and a room full of costumes.  There are also neat additional playthings to amuse your kids, like musical instruments tucked away in the tree house, puppets and books in a cozy nook in the playhouse, and the ever-popular bean bag drop.

Special events are held regularly, including Wee Wednesdays, which is designed for kids three years and younger and features music, movement and a seasonal craft.  Admission is $5 for all, while kids under 1 are free.

For more information, please visit the Main Street Children’s Museum website.

**Have you signed up for our neighborhood play groups yet?  Send us a message at [email protected] to be included!  Groups are forming now in South Charlotte, Fort Mill and Matthews!**