Who says you have to go very far to have fun? Lake Sumter Landing in the Villages is just a hop, skip, and a jump away! We recently decided to gather a small group of little people and their parents to meet for ice cream at Haagan-Dazs. From there we set foot a few blocks away, tucked behind Barnes and Noble, to the Villages Playground. Did you even know this little gem existed? I didn’t until a recent visit there with a friend.
Behold the cutest little playground you will see around these parts! Colorful and bright, this pirate inspired play ship is the perfect place for little ones to explore. Set atop that rubber material that sort of bounces when you walk and securely fenced in white picket style of course, this playground earns a 3 and 1/2 star rating for Lauryn and I. The only downside we encountered was that bathrooms are not too near to the playground itself.
Just behind the fenced in pirate ship is a grouping of ponds. We all decided to try out the idea from the Summer Issue on paper boats and set sail to our own creations. My boys colored paper earlier in the day to which I folded into a paper boat. Some friends personalized their boats with a small pennant flag and name to the top of a toothpick sail.
As you can see, they were all quite mesmerized by watching their boats slowly float away.
I would like to add that my family decided to eat in the Villages at R J Gators which was a delicious and inexpensive choice. Wednesday nights, kids eat free with the purchase of one full entrée each. We really had an excellent time and look forward to setting sail there again!