Monarch Madness at Panhandle Butterfly House

What: Monarch Madness Festival; Where: Panhandle Butterfly House; When: 10/7 and 10/8 from 10am to 5pm; Cost: Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated

Have you seen those beautiful orange and black butterflies flying around?  Those are the Monarch butterflies flying south for the winter from Canada to Mexico.

This weekend, visit the Panhandle Butterfly House in Navarre to learn more about these butterflies and their migration.  The Monarch Madness Festival is not only fun for kids but also educational.  Children can participate in tagging monarchs, visit the butterfly house, and make butterfly related crafts.  There will also be a bounce house.

You can also help track the monarch butterfly migration by reporting your observations at Journey North.

Cooling off in the Panhandle – Trekaroo Guest Post

It is hot. 

Miserable hot. 

I have lived in Pensacola since 1996 and I still am not used to the heat and humidity that hits about this time (I am enjoying the small reprieve today!!).  Check out my guest post at Trekaroo, Cooling off in the Panhandle.  I have written before about how much I love Trekaroo and I was honored to be asked to write a guest post about a month ago.  Originally, the topic was going to be about favorite beach spots, but with news of the oil spill we switched gears and I wrote about different places you can cool off in the Panhandle: rivers and lakes, splash pads, and water parks. 

I would love for you to make a stop at the article on Trekaroo and leave a comment with your favorite place!  Better yet, after you leave a comment, join Trekaroo and write some reviews to your favorite Panhandle spots.

Weekend Roundup – May 14th, 15th, and 16th

 Here is your weekend roundup of activities.  If you know of a family friendly event going on around the area, please leave a comment.  As always, call ahead or follow the links to make sure that the information is still accurate.

May 14 – Pirates Trolley Ride

May 14 – Ever’man Story Sprouts – Learn about sustainable living through stories and activities.  Free for members, $2 for nonmembers.

May 14 – Meet the Drivers Night and Racing at 5 Flages Speedway

May 14 and 15 – Navarre FunFest

May 15 – Palofox Market – 8am-2pm

May 15 and 16 – Art in the Park – A juried Arts Festival with a children’s section where they will be  designing “monkey masks” and promoting the upcoming children’s exhibition. 

May 15 – Children’s Bike Rodeo – Learn about bike safety and ride the bicycle course.  Bring your bike.  Free helmets will be distributed while supplies last.  Ages 5-12 at Fricker Center from 10am to 12.

May 15 – Cox and Fiesta Children’s Treasure Hunt – Plan on arriving no later then 1pm to register for this event.

John Duncan Memorial Children’s Park, Splash Pad and The Butterfly House -Navarre, Florida

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This is one of my Littles favorite day trips during the Summer!  Depending on when you go, it can range from not very crowded at all to packed.  But even when it is packed, there’s plenty of room to run and play.  My kids love the Splash Pad the most!

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The Panhandle Butterfly House a close second.  Remember it is open Thursday-Saturday and admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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There are several picnic tables, as well as 2 different play ground areas.   And the swings facing the water are the best!

Navarre Park in Navarre, FL 32566 Waterfront Childrens Playground

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