During and after a divorce, divorced fathers need to be vigilant in helping their children deal with the stress, insecurity, and bewilderment they are likely to feel. This is especially true for middle schoolers who are still susceptible to feeling a wide range of emotions about the divorce, simply because they may not truly understand all the circumstances. Divorced fathers who take the time to engage in a variety of quality activities with their middle schoolers will certainly make a tremendous positive impact and improve the chances of maintaining a healthy, positive relationship.
The State of North Carolina is a treasure trove of fun activities for all ages, and middle schoolers and their divorced fathers will find many things to do right in Greensboro and the surrounding areas of Guilford County. In the summer in and around the Triad, there’s plenty of things to do both inside and outside. North Carolina is full of amazing parks and lakes, and many of them offer a multitude of activities that divorced fathers and their middle school children can enjoy. Some of the more popular parks in Guilford County include Gibson Park, Northeast Park, Southwest Park, Hagan-Stone Park…and many others.
Some of the activities you can partake of include hiking, biking, boating, visiting aquatic centers, enjoying the picnic areas, fishing, and camping, among others. Aside from all of the above, divorced fathers and middle schoolers can also enjoy these more unique activities in and around the Greensboro area.
Skywild—Located at the Greensboro Science Center, Skywild is a treetop ropes adventure course with varying levels of exertion and difficulty. It features a series of animal-inspired challenges that make the park unique, educational, and a great deal of fun!
Greensboro Science Center—The Science Center itself is also a great place for divorced fathers to go with their middles schoolers for the day. Part, museum, part aquarium, part zoo, you’ll probably want to visit more than once!
AMF All Star Lanes—If you and your children enjoy a bit of bowling, then AMF All Star Lanes is the place to be.
Greensboro Ice House — Want to cool off during the hot summer months? Try some ice skating instead at the Greensboro Ice House. Open year-round, it’s a great place to go during those really hot days of summer.
Trampoline Parks—There are a few trampoline parks in Guilford County, and any one of them offers a day of bouncy fun!
If you want to venture outside of the Greensboro area, there’s no shortage of fun things to do. A few hours to the West and you’ve got the mountains, which feature a wide range of attractions and activities that will certainly warrant a second or even a third trip. And to the East, you’ve got the beaches—From the Outer Banks to Wilmington and everything below, you’ll find everything you need for a relaxing beach getaway or fun-in-the-sun excitement and quality bonding time.
You’ll also want to check out the events around the Triad in the summer—you’ll find listings for festivals, community celebrations, live music events, and much more that your middle schoolers might enjoy.
So don’t fret—divorced fathers can still find plenty of things to do with their middle schoolers that will ensure your time together is meaningful, memorable, and well-spent.