Huntington Fun for Kids!

Huntington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Presents Fourth Year of Funington – Huntington Fun for Kids!

Sponsored by the Huntington Area CVB and WKEE Radio.

The Huntington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has partnered with Heritage Farm, the Huntington Museum of Art, Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District, Camden Park, Beech Fork Lake and other attractions to promote Funington, which offers something for kids and families to do every weekday in June and July.

Each venue will take a weekday and create an event that offers more to do on that day. The Park District will focus on Mondays, Camden Park will share Tuesdays with varying attractions, Heritage Farm has Wednesdays and Huntington Museum of Art will specialize on Thursdays. Fridays will be an “open” day where kids are encouraged to take advantage of the many other offerings in Cabell and Wayne Counties, such as activities at Beech Fork Lake, the Splash Park in Barboursville, bowling, skating, library activities and other events.

There are no requirements to attend more than one event and no packages that must be purchased in advance. Just show up at the noted time and enjoy! While some events are free of charge, some offer discounted entry fees.

Monday

Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District
Free admission, 1-3PM. Themes are subject to change. Prior arrangements are requested for large groups. For GHPRD info, contact Lauren Carte, 304-696-5954.


Tuesday

Camden Park – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open the following Tuesdays: June 25th and July 2, 9, 16 and 23
Kids 48” and under get in free, with an adult paying regular general admission of $17.99. Click here for more Camden Park general information.

Beech Fork State Park
Beech Fork Lake offers recreational boating, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities the whole family can enjoy! Canoes, kayaks, jon boats, paddle boats and stand up paddle boards are available to rent at the park’s boat dock, which is open Memorial Day through Labor Day from noon to 8 p.m. To rent a boat, you must be 16 or older and provide valid identification. Life jackets are required and provided with rentals.


Wednesday

Heritage Farm – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
It’s Kid’s Day! Soak up the summer sun with good farm fun at West Virginia’s first Smithsonian Affiliate! Join us at Heritage Farm every Wednesday in June and July for our Petting Zoo, Children’s Activity Museum, Six Simple Machines Discovery Zone playground, MakerSpace, Artisan Center and award-winning museums. Open to all ages for the special day price of $5/person. Click here for general information.


Thursday

Huntington Museum of Art – 10 a.m.
Beat the heat and move your feet! Join us at the Huntington Museum of Art at the Butterfly Garden for a guided tour on our scenic nature trails. In the event of rain, participants are welcome to venture inside the Museum for an indoor nature activity. Remember to wear outdoor and hiking appropriate clothing and shoes. Free admission with no pre-registration required. For Huntington Museum of Art info, contact Cindy Dearborn, 304-529-2701.


Friday

Funington Fridays, Explore H-Town On Your Own!
On Fridays, we invite you to explore Huntington and Cabell and Wayne Counties on your own.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Go bowling at Strike Zone
  • Investigate the youth programs at the Cabell County Public Library
  • Enjoy inflatables at Pump Up the Fun
  • Make a special treasure at Pottery Place
  • Romp outside at Beech Fork State Park
  • Go swimming at Dreamland
  • Go skating at Skateland in Altizer
  • Enjoy the Splash Park at Barboursville Park or Milton’s April Dawn Park

For more information, call the Huntington Area CVB office at 304.525.7333.

Children’s Festival

June 18 – July 23
Jump into fun this summer at Camden Park’s annual Children’s Festival! Rides, games and summer fun including Aunt Dovie’s Petting Farm, live music on the Midway Stage, face painting or balloon artistry plus a special rate just for kids 48” and under! Otherwise, normal park prices apply. Check their website for pricing.