The Kentucky Horse Park thrills all ages, and youngsters will particularly enjoy the interactive exhibits. This could be a full day of fun; start as early as you can! It's even possible to do a little horse back, or "pony"back, riding most of the year.
The casual atmosphere and homey cuisine of Ramsey's Diner makes it a perfect place for kids. They can order a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while you try authentic home cooking. End your day with dessert and book browsing at the two story Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Their children's section alone is as big as many entire book stores!
Head to Keeneland Race Course to see the Thoroughbreds at their early morning workout, the kids can get right up to the rail. Horses are exercised on the track year round and visitors are welcome. Then walk over to the Track Kitchen for breakfast that is hearty, and Southern, and inexpensive. Across from Keeneland is the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, just behind Bluegrass Airport, where children can see vintage airplanes and experience a flight simulator. Or, head downtown to Lexington's children's museum, the Explorium of Lexington with more than 100 hands-on exhibits.
Joe Bologna's will provide a tasty Italian lunch in an interesting setting. Their pizza is divine and the bread sticks have to be seen to be believed. After lunch, take a stroll through Thoroughbred Park at Main Street and Midland Avenue. Kids LOVE having their picture taken with the many life-size statues of Thoroughbreds. To round off the afternoon, treat everyone to a free tour at Old Kentucky Chocolates.