Families that love to camp, play in the dirt, go horseback riding, or head out for a hike every weekend should consider a day trip to Hey Rid. Found in beautiful Bethesda, Virginia, HeyRide is a world-class campground with over 30 years of experience guiding kids through camp and organization activities. If non-stop action and constant fun are your ideal idea of a quality family camping trip, join camp staff for exciting daytime activities such as pumpkin carving, non-stop games, free sports, arts and crafts, digital scavenger hunts and so much more! Found in beautiful Bethesda, Virginia.
The first “Hay Ride” tradition started back in the 1970s in Maryland. A local high school organized a football game on a dirt field. Every boy brought a helmet, gloves and an “I’m Ready” sign. As you can imagine, the kids got a little rowdy but the team won, and the entire town got excited about the new sports team.
This started a tradition of bringing children together that has continued to this day. The kids line up in formation, the band plays the music, the children’s dance, the football game is officiated and everyone joins in the fun! This exciting activity encourages each child to use their brain while enjoying a safe and exciting activity.
The goal of Hay Ride is to create a space that encourages the whole family to take an active role in the day-to-day life of the child. Each day will have exciting new adventures that whet their appetite for learning and discovery. Many of the rides are based on age-old classics such as the pumpkin smash, or the forest ford. The attractions also include trips through history, nature, and the outdoors. These trips offer the opportunity for kids to become active citizens in today’s world.
The Hay Ride system is very easy for families to use. Parents simply pick out a date and time for the ride and set it up to ride teams meet at a preplanned location. Kids are then free to come along and enjoy the adventure without having to worry about homework or being late. Once they reach their destination, the ride team will assemble for a magical experience under the stars.
The activity takes kids on a tour through the adventure playground to several different areas that are themed for certain seasons, holidays, or special events. The tour starts with a spectacular presentation of the landscape from the ground up. From there, the kids move into the center of the park, which features adventure playground obstacles and rides designed for maximum fun. As the ride progresses, the group is transported further into the park to explore the jungle or experience high-speed racing through the jungle.
The Hay Ride also includes activities that let kids discover the wonders of the area around them. There are underwater scenes where they can snorkel and view the beautiful coral reefs and beautiful fish in the waters of this wonderful marine park. Then, for an even better view, take the ride over to the top of the Santo Domingo Hills. The views are stunning and you can see the Miracle Mountain area from here. Wow!
This incredible activity experience is sure to be fun for the entire family. If you are planning to go to Santo Domingo for your next vacation, this is one activity you definitely want to add to your itinerary. Even if you only make it for a night, you’ll have so much fun you’ll want to spend the rest of your time there! Since there are only three Hay Rides available in the main area (Puerto Plata, Santa Maria de Las Amistad, and Santo Domingo), you don’t need to plan any other excursions for the entire day. That means more time for you to explore Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, and all the surrounding areas while having fun on board the ride.