Week in Preview


Welcome to the Week in Preview where we highlight weekday family fun opportunities.

Here are our picks for weekday family fun!

Weekday family fun is here. Please visit our day trips ideas! Wouldn’t that be fun for a weekday getaway? Also, our Winter Fun Page is packed full of ideas. Like…FULL OF IDEAS. 

Do you have a child age 5 and under? Are you pregnant? Learn more about the Ages & Staged Questionnaire from Metro United Way that can help you learn more about your child’s development!

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December 6th marks 150 days until the 150th Kentucky Derby. KDM is throwing an all-day party to kick off the countdown, and you’re invited! Don your Derby hats and celebrate the Race to 150 – only at Kentucky Derby Museum! 10am-7pm, FREE admission all day

Autumn reveals many treasures for those willing to take the time for observation. Join Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists for these lovely afternoon strolls through the trees and changing leaves. These hikes are offered the first Wednesday of each month. Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm.

Create your own gorgeous holiday wreath with all natural greenery at Idlewild Butterfly Farm! Participants will have access to fresh greenery like juniper, spruce, arborvitae, magnolia, boxwood, eucalyptus and lavender, all locally and sustainably grown by Hazelfield Farm. Thursday, 6:00-7:30pm

The Crescent Hill Community Council invites all neighbors to their annual Holiday Open House on Thursday. This is a free, family-friendly event. It is an opportunity to start the holidays gathering with and meeting new neighbors, enjoying holiday fare, listening to holiday music, telling Santa your wish list and mailing your letters to Santa.



Get some Christmas shopping done at Foxing Books that just opened in the South End! They are open Tuesday through Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.

Christmas in the Park will be open every evening from November 22, 2023 – January 1, 2024 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m in Elizabethtown. Take a drive there this week to make some fun family memories.

Experience that magic of Christmas at Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s. Throughout the holiday season, visitors will have the opportunity to: Visit Santa and get a FREE printed 4×6 photo, reserve a time to see Santa up to a week in advance through digital reservation system, enjoy holiday-themed games, crafts and festive giveaways, and send their Christmas wish list to the North Pole via mailbox.

The Louisville Zoo is celebrating Wild Winter Days presented by Kroger now through Feb. 29, 2024. Wild Winter Days offers Zoo guests discounted Zoo and incorporates a food drive for Dare to Care Food Bank. Guests who bring at least one non-perishable food item per person may purchase discounted tickets at the Zoo ticket windows for $10 per adult and $7 per child/senior ticket. Twenty-five cents of every admission will also support conservation efforts of the Louisville Zoo.

Looking for a FREE activity for you and your young one during the week? Wiggles and Giggles is hosted every Monday and Thursday at the Griffin Recreation Center from 10AM-12PM! Kids will love play time with their interactive and imaginative toys and making new friend! Go check it out!

We are so excited to let you know that free books from Imagination Library are now available to ALL children under five in Jefferson County! Imagination Library of Louisville’s mission is to provide a free monthly book to Louisville children from birth to age five to foster a love of reading and prepare children for kindergarten.  

Thanks to a generous donation from the Louisville Astronomical Society, LFPL is excited to offer telescopes for check out at the Main Library, as well as the Northeast, Southwest and South Central Regional libraries. The lending period is for one week and is limited to Louisville Free Public Library cardholders in good standing, 18 years or older.

The Main Library and Highlands-Shelby Park Library join South Central Regional with their newly established collection of board games and puzzles now available for checkout! Puzzles can be checked out for 21 days, and renewed 3 times. Board games can be checked out for 7 days (no renewals). These puzzles and games do not float, so please return them to the Library where they were checked out. See all our gaming programs at www.LFPL.org/gaming

Monday is Kids Eat Free at Christi’s Cafe. Free kid’s meal with an adult meal purchase from 4-9pm. For more kid eat free ideas check our post here!


Take a day trip to Brown County Indiana!

Get outside of the house for a nature scavenger hunt….Find the alphabet! There are many places to hike or go fishing. You can compliment these activities with our simple outdoor scavenger hunt. 

Scavenger Hunt


We hope that you are making the most of your fall family fun. Keep tabs on our page for ideas. We are tracking what is open and always looking for new ideas to share with you for weekday family fun outings. 

So many ways to have fun with the kids this summer. Here are all of our posts that include lots of outdoor ideas. 

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