Fidgets2Widgets was recently included in a list of the Top 5 Family Friendly Things to do in Eugene, Oregon, compiled by popular travel blogger Meagan Wristen of Mommy Travels and featured on the travel site Kids are a Trip. The list also included local favorites like the Cascades Raptor Center and the Fifth Street Public Market.
We’re thrilled to be included in this list, but it also makes us think about some of our own favorite local businesses and things to do in Eugene. Here’s our own top five as suggested by our very own Widgetarians and their parents, after all who knows what’s best like the locals themselves?
We’ve got several Widgetarians who love this place! With classes for toddlers to late teens, this gymnastics facility has something for everyone—even a Friday night special to give parents a night out on the town. Whether your child is interested in the aerial arts or just getting into tumbling, Bounce is the perfect place to explore and grow in the world of gymnastics.
This place is a favorite with our Widgetarian moms. Several have definitely dropped their kids off at Fidgets2Widgets and gone to get a relaxing mani/pedi while their children hang with us. Both kids and parents benefit from this arrangement!
Okay, we’ll admit this one is a bit self-serving. We’ve got several parents who take advantage of F2W since we’re in the same building as this physical therapy office. It’s easy to drop your kids off and know they are being taken care of while you’re taking care of yourself and your body!
This grocery store is legendary! If you’re local, then this place is a must. Who needs Whole Foods or Safeway when you can support local business and get quality groceries and a friendly smile at the same time? At F2W we’re all about balancing healthy snacks, exercise, and screen time, and with Kiva as a brilliant resource, they make our job easy!
Is it any surprise that our Widgetarians love the Science Factory? Like us, the folks at the Science Factory work hard to make science fun and engaging for kids. They are inspiring the next generation of kids to take to STEM topics. With regular weekend Girls’ Science Adventures and exciting exhibits, this is a place you and your family will want to check out, as well as keep an eye on their events calendar!
You’ll have to visit Eugene to benefit from these great businesses, and we’d definitely encourage you to make the trip. Eugene is a beautiful city and a great representation of the Pacific Northwest. So, come on down and catch a Ducks’ game and see what else the city has to offer.
P.S. You can still get the fun of Fidgets2Widgets even if you’re not local by joining WidgetWatch, our online membership that brings our afterschool program home to you, no matter where you live!