Turkey Trotting around Eagle/Meridian
Howdy, folks! Telena’s recent query echoed the sentiments of many families as they plan their Thanksgiving festivities: “What are the fun things to do out here with kids?”
With everything from zoos and parks to winter wonderlands and fantastic food recommendations, the community rallied and shared many exciting options. Let’s dive in and unwrap these Meridian treasures!
Animal Encounters and Adventure Parks
Kristy led the charge with a thrilling list of family-friendly locations. Boise Zoo and the Discovery Center of Idaho top her list for an exciting blend of education and entertainment. For those seeking a bit of adrenaline, Wahooz and Big Al’s offer indoor amusement, while Nerfed presents an opportunity for a friendly family Nerf battle.
The Indian Creek Plaza was highly recommended for its beautiful ice rink and light display—perfect for immersing in the holiday spirit. The Idaho Botanical Gardens light display and the Scentsy Commons light display are additional options to experience the magical glow of the season.
Mackinzie vouched for the Indian Creek plaza, along with suggesting a visit to Coyne’s in Eagle for a lovely happy hour.
For snow enthusiasts, Bogus Basin came recommended by McCall.
Creativity and Learning
Marie proposed “A Way With Clay!” for unleashing the family’s inner artists. For an enriching and informative experience, Amy highlighted the MK Nature Center with its outdoor aquarium and indoor taxidermy.
Feast and Festivities
Looking for great food? Kristy recommends Sid’s Garage, renowned for its fun environment and milkshakes. For the coffee lovers, Jennifer suggests popping into Coffee and Supply Co.
Bethany notes the Festival of Trees as a seasonal must-visit, while Jamie, Kristen, and Karin seconded the high praise for Indian Creek Plaza.
And … Action!
While Thanksgiving is traditionally about feasting and relaxation, our Meridian community proves it can also be an adventure-filled holiday with countless activities suitable for the entire family. Even though some farms and pumpkin patches are closed for the year, as Sharon pointed out, there’s no shortage of opportunities to enjoy the season.
Remember, whether you’re sipping hot cocoa by a dazzling light display or adventuring through a park, the most important element of this holiday is the company you’re with and the memories you’re making. So, here’s wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with joy, laughter, and shared moments that will make it an unforgettable chapter in your family’s story.
Do you have more ideas or experiences to share? Jump right in and Join the Thanksgiving Fun. We’d love to hear from you!