P is for People at Play and their Unique Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Carol is Ready to Play in the Dirt! Aug. 1, 2011

Carol is Ready to Play in the Dirt! Aug. 1, 2011

Is Mom “One Tough Mother”? Is she the type of gal who seeks adventure and likes digging her hands in dirt? If so then a gift certificate to People at Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience in Bradenton, Fla., may be the perfect gift for Dear Mom.

Carol Works the Course at People at Play, Aug. 1, 2011

Carol Works the Course at People at Play, Aug. 1, 2011

Unforgettable Mother’s Day Gift
Regular readers will remember the “Backhoe Bowling and More with ‘People At Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience’ Near Sarasota, Fla.,” post where I shared Carol E.’s experience at this unique adult playground. For her 73rd birthday, her family surprised her with an afternoon at the park where she fulfilled a dreaming of moving dirt with heavy construction equipment.

My favorite part of the day was watching her play backhoe bowling! Yes, she used the arm of a backhoe to whip it around, hit a bowling bowl and crash into some bowling pins. Great fun indeed!

People at Play offers the “One Tough Mother Package” gift certificate which entitles Mom to play in the dirt at People at Play’s job site with a either a yellow bulldozer or excavator, instruction on how to use the equipment , a pink and white “Got Dirt?” t-shirt ad 5×7 family photo in front of the equipment and dirt. The package is $269 plus tax.

Advance reservations to redeem the “One Tough Mother Package” are required. Call (941) 756-0886 for additional information, to purchase a gift certification and secure your time to play in the dirt!

What would your mom want for Mother’s Day? If you’re a mom, what’s the best gift you’ve ever received for Mother’s Day?

Nuts & Bolts About People at Play
People at Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience
Reservations: (941) 756-0886

This post is part of the 2012 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Check back daily for a different letter!


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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  1. Visiting from the A-Z today. I have a bit of a travel theme happening on my blog in the challenge too. I’m writing about a recent trip to Shanghai-Taipei-and Hong Kong. I love to travel…we’re Americans but spent 6+ years living in the UK and we miss it. Once the door to the world is opened its tough to get it closed.

    I’m going to look around. Good luck with the challenge!

  2. Wow! She does look tough, doesn’t she?

  3. Why does it have to be tough mother ?????
    Could it be tough women … *smile Or why do we have to proven our self and others that we can do everything a man can do ???
    Would be very upset if my kids, if I had any .. gave me this gift. *smile

  4. She does! She had a blast and such a neat lady.

  5. Thanks for stopping by and I’m looking forward to reading your adventures. Sounds like a great theme.

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