Kids to Parks Day 2017


I received Northside shoes for my family to review as a Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassador. The opinions in this post are my own.


Congratulations to Will C. who was chosen as the winner of this Giveaway! The winner has received an email from with instructions for claiming the prize. Thank you to all who entered!

Saturday, May 20, 2017 is Kids to Parks Day! Kids to Parks Day is an initiative from the National Park Trust to encourage families to get outside and active with the kids!

This year has partnered again with the National Park Trust as a Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassador, and we are thrilled to be able to do another giveaway in honor of Kids to Parks Day! One lucky MyActiveChild Hampton Roads family will win a pair of Northside shoes! 

Kids to Parks 2017

My kids and I each received a pair of Northside hiking shoes to test out as a part of my role as a Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassador. I have been impressed! We have a big family trip (with lots of hiking) planned for this summer and I had honestly planned on hitting the trails in my beat up sneakers. WHAT was I thinking? These hiking shoes are so much more robust and I can tell they will be comfortable, and protect my feet!

Do your kids love accessories? Mine sure do, in addition to their new hiking shoes my son has made a hiking kit (first aid, snacks, etc) in Cub Scouts and our daughter has been planning each step of our trip with her trusty Kids National Parks guide. We are all excited for our trip, and I'm thankful because I know their feet won't be the cause of tears along the trail (haven't we all been there?)

You don't need a big hiking trip to enjoy your local parks, or Kids to Parks Day. Scroll down to find local events perfect for Kids to Parks Day, and enter our giveaway to win a pair of shoes from Northside!

Make sure to take a moment to Register for Kids to Parks Day - when you sign up to be counted for this year’s Kids to Parks Day you will be registered to win cool prizes such as special camping package from The North Face (4 sleeping bags, tent, and duffel bag). Additional prizes include CamelBak (family hydration pack), Eastern National (Jr. Ranger package including an annual park pass), and National Geographic (kids park and nature books). Plus, every person who signs up will receive a special promo code from Northside!

Kids to Parks 2017

Kids to Parks Events in Hampton Roads:

Every state park in Virginia is participating with events for the kids to mark the occasion of Kids to Parks Day, including False Cape State Park, and First Landing State Park. Many other locations are also having great outdoor events this weekend! Find all the local events we know of on the Daily Calendar.

Kids To Parks Day at First Landing: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11am-2pm. Stop by the Trail Center for a day of awesome kids' activities. Meet Smokey Bear and some of his friends. There will be plenty of fun activities, guided hikes, and opportunities to meet some of First Landing's educational animals. It's a day to bring your whole family to meet some of the wonderful creatures of the park. 

National Kids to Parks Day - 4x4 Adventure in Search of Shipwrecks & Pirates at False Cape State Park: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9am-1pm. Who doesn't like Shipwrecks & Pirates? Did you know that False Cape got its name, they say, from "Blackbeard" himself. Did you know that the shoreline along False Cape is known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic". Join False Cape's staff in a 4x4 excursion down the beach, exploring the shoreline, looking for shipwrecks & beach treasures. Reservations are required: (757) 426-7128, cost is $10

National Kids to Parks Day at York River State Park: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10am-3pm. York River State Park is offering a variety of programs as we celebrate National Kids to Parks Day. Go on a self-guided adventure with a Park Pack, available at the park office. Or join a ranger for a guided program including: Tyke Hike 10 a.m. to noon Quick Craft 12:15 to 12:45 pm Present Day Pirates Geocaching from 1 to 3 p.m.

No need to attend one of these events to participate in the spirit of Kids to Parks Day....choose your favorite park and head out to play! To take the official "Kids to Parks" pledge (and be entered to win prizes) Click HERE.

Have a great time with your family #outdoors! Enter our giveaway for a pair of Northside shoes below!

Northside Shoes Kids to Parks Day 

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