Whether it be extra amenities, educational, or enrichment opportunities there are certain things that help to make a community
Considering The Colony’s proximity to major cities in Texas, it’s easy to say that any educational opportunity you desire is within a short drive from your home. We also know that you might not feel like a short road trip every time you want to get the kids out of the house for an educational excursion. We chose The Tribute in The Colony, Texas as home of our Waterford Point community because the location is absolutely perfect for getting to know more about the community, it’s history and the world around you.
The next time you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids, that also happens to be educational, check out one of these excursions.
Get to Know The Colony’s First Responders
What child wouldn’t love the opportunity to get a first hand look at what happens inside the local fire or police station. Taking a tour of these community facilities is a great way to learn more about their community and the people who are there to protect them.
Keep in mind that you’ll want to call the local police and fire departments first to talk to them about opportunities to come view their facilities with small children. Occasionally, there may be a public event where all are welcome, but otherwise you’ll want to schedule a time to come by when someone will be available to talk to children and show them around.
While little ones might be more excited about sirens and flashing lights, they’ll also learn important things about safety, including how to stay safe and healthy while in their home and out within the community.
Learn a New Sport at The Colony Recreation Center
Granted, the weather in Texas is generally beautiful which allows plenty of outdoor time for your littles to run off all their extra energy. Still, sometimes it’s nice to gather everyone together and focus on learning a new sport or other physical activity together. The Colony Recreation Center is guaranteed to have exactly what you’re looking for.
You’ll need a membership to enjoy the center’s amenities, but trust that it’s worth it. For example, they have a full size gymnasium that’s often open for free play. However, if you’re looking for something a little more structured and educational, you can visit their racquetball court and get everyone involved in learning how to play racquetball or wallyball.
If you’re in the mood to learn something that’s a little less physically strenuous, you can invite everyone for a game of foosball, ping pong or shuffleboard in the facility’s game room. Whatever activity you choose, not only will you and your loved ones be learning something new, but also building great memories together in The Colony.
Connect with the Lakeside Arts Foundation
If you’ve got a little artist in your group, you’ll want to connect with the Lakeside Arts Foundation to discover some amazing opportunities to encourage their artistic talents. While the Lakeside Arts Foundation hosts a variety of events, classes and activities, you can find testimony to the wonderful work they do throughout the entire community.
For example, public art projects, which were created with collaboration and community involvement, now remain on display for all of The Colony to enjoy. Visiting the Foundation’s website before you head out will provide you with information about a couple of the public art displays so you can discuss the finer elements and artistic detail of each piece with your young tag-a-longs.
Take in a Show at the Lakeside Community Theater
The Lakeside community Theater is a non-profit organization that’s devoted to the promotion of amateur artists in the arts and theater industry. Their main goal is to build community through entertaining and thought-provoking performances on their stage.
Many of productions put on by the Lakeside Community Theater deal with topics that are meant to make you think, making it a perfect opportunity to start some important conversations with children. While younger children might not find some of the productions entertaining, the theater provides a great opportunity to expose older children to the concept of creating meaningful art.
A Tour Back into History
The state of Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845, and while The Colony itself wasn’t established as a community until the 1970s, the area is incredibly rich with Texan history. If you have a young history buff in your home, what better way to spend the day than exploring the history of the area that is as old as Texas itself.
Start your excursion with a trip to the Colony Public Library to dig into the large collection of historical documents and resources that are available for public viewing. You’ll find a rich collection of photographs and plenty of electronic resources as well. While you’re there, make sure to learn about Henry Oliver Hedgecoxe, who was hired as the chief surveyor of the Peters Colony Land Grant Company. Some scandal ensued and the start of the Hedgecoxe war began. We’re not going to give you too many details though, since part of the fun is discovering that for yourself.
Before you wrap up your day of history, don’t forget to visit the Memorial to Veterans of the Armed Forces to pay respect to those who have fought for freedom in The Colony and throughout the land.
Are you ready to discover the amazing community that is Waterford Point? We’re excited to introduce you to one of our newest communities. Contact Taylor Morrison today to learn more about Waterford Point in The Tribute of The Colony, Texas. We know you’re going to love this community just as much as we do.