If you read A Helicopter Mom often, you’ve probably heard me talk about the kids tracking in and out of year-round school. While the schedule seems strange to many, we’ve come to love it and wouldn’t want to return to a traditional calendar school for our kids. While it may not work for some families, year-round school has helped our children thrive. They seem to retain everything they learned from before the last track out and always seem to have a break just when they need one.
I have to say though, that my favorite thing about year-round school is the time out of school. Instead of one extra-long summer break, our kids get extended spring, summer, fall, and winter breaks. They are usually in school for 9 weeks and then have a break of 3-5 weeks out of school.
For our family, that means we can travel.
Whether we’re headed to the beach or the mountains, to visit friends or family, or spending a few days at a theme park, we love to have family fun.
We’ve been to many places in the Southeast over the past few years and thought we’d seen pretty much everything.
Until last week.
Last week we had the most exciting family trip we’ve ever had. We packed up the car and headed for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. If you’re not too familiar with Pigeon Forge, you might think it sounds like a nice place to visit. Maybe spend a day or two there, check out a few local activities and eat at the area restaurants. That’s what we expected when we first started thinking about traveling to Pigeon Forge.
We were so wrong!
Fun Things to do in Pigeon Forge
I’ll be writing more about each of our activities in the next few weeks because I have SO much to say about them all. But for now, here’s the quick version of our family trip to Pigeon Forge, TN.
In just 5 days, our family did all of these things:
Horseback riding, Zorbing down the mountainside, indoor skydiving, Escape Game challenge, Wonderworks Kids’ Museum, Dollywood amusement park, The Island entertainment complex, 7D Dark Ride Adventure, Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a ropes course with ziplining and 4-story freefall jump, and so much more.
It literally was the trip of a lifetime! We have never had so much fun and so many adventures on a single family trip before and will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.
Be sure to check out other fun things to do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and stay tuned to hear more about the fun we had on our family trip!
Gratis considerations were available during this travel program. All opinions are our own.