Winter Walks in Fairfield County

When the seemingly endless cold and gray of Winter is giving you a case of cabin fever, it’s time to bundle up the family and head to one of your local parks.  Winter brings its own magic to the local parks and preserves of Fairfield County.  Less crowds means more peace and quiet to enjoy your natural surroundings.  Take in a refreshing breath of cold air and see how many animal tracks you can find in the snow or just spend some time gathering materials to make an awesome Ice Suncatcher.

No snow? No problem! You don’t need snow shoes, skis, sleds to enjoy these parks and preserves - a pair of weatherproof boots and your winterwear should do the trick. So, disconnect from the screens and devices for an afternoon and reconnect with nature. 

February GoList: The Best Things To Do With Philly Kids

Sometimes the cold, blustery days of February can make us want to just stay inside. However, when the cabin fever builds up, the Mommy Poppins calendar offers plenty of ideas for families. There are many history lessons to be learned with Black History Month and President's Day events.  We've found ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with loved ones and a Winterfest to appreciate the beauty of the season.

Our February GoList is certain to make you want to come out of hibernation and enjoy all that the Philadelphia area has to offer. Read on for our picks of the best family events in Philly this month!

Celebrating Valentine's Day in the Hartford Area

When you have young children, it is only a matter of time before red roses, champagne, and prix-fixe menus are replaced by balloons, pink lemonade, and heart-shaped lollipops on Valentine's Day. This, however, doesn’t mean you have to stay in watching Nick Jr. specials. Many Valentine-themed activities are scheduled to take place in the Hartford area. If your child is old enough for drop-off activities, there are even some parents' night out options where youngsters can enjoy a fun, love-themed activity, while you and your special someone enjoy a dinner unaccompanied by crayons and coloring pages. Whatever you decide, there are ample opportunities to celebrate love on Valentine's Day. If you decide to keep the celebration at home, check out this fun Valentine's craft perfect for little ones.

February GoList: Best Things To Do with LA Kids

February is a time to appreciate where we live perhaps more than any other - not simply because of the opportunity to celebrate the valentinespresidentsparades, and whales below, but also because we live in a place where we can ski if we want to without ever having to move our cars out of the way of snowplows. Our hearts go out to our friends and family in other states, of course; they really should come to visit. We'll use our weekend event roundups, our 100 Things List, and our February GoList to show them a good time, while they escape that winter thing they're all wound up about.

All of the cooler-than-cool activities below are on our daily events calendar, but a little extra notice can be helpful to make sure your kids don't miss out. Click through to the full listings so that you can automatically add them to your calendar. Happy February!

February GoList - Best Things to Do with Kids in Boston

Call us crazy, but we love February in Boston. Valentine's Day brings fun crafts and lots of sweet treats, and the Lunar New Year festivities brighten even the dreariest of days. February vacation week means time for snow sports and awesome winter staycation days filled with special eventsmuseum programs, and fun STEM activities. 

At the end of the month, maple sugar enthusiasts finally get a sweet taste of local bliss. And, each year we get to relive our youth and show our kids the finer things in life during the annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival

Read on for our top event picks for kids and families in and around Boston in February. 

Chinese Lunar New Year Parades and Free Celebrations in NYC

The Lunar New Year is one of our favorite winter celebrations in New York City, and we're particularly excited for 2016's family activities.

Often referred to as the Chinese New Year, although many Asian nations celebrate it, the holiday is taking place two weeks earlier than last year, on Monday, February 8, 2016, and NYC public schools are closed for the holiday for the very first time. It's also the Year of the Monkey, the ultimate kid animal! We can't think of a better reason to mark this school and cultural holiday with a full family celebration.

So read on for the best Lunar New Year parades, family dance parties, museum events, crafts and more for NYC kids. 

Commemorating the Lunar New Year is also great time to enjoy Asian food and learn about Asian culture. And with celebrations and parades in almost every borough, it's also an opportunity to go out and explore a new-to-you neighborhood like Flushing in Queens or Sunset Park in Brooklyn.

February GoList: The Best Things to Do in Westchester with Kids

Though February is prone to unsavory weather, the bright side is the many exciting family events happening in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. With celebrations of Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year and even Leap Day, the fun just keeps on coming!

Not all the events we’re highlighting this month fall under those themes. There’s also the return of the Royal Hanneford Circus and Hudson River EagleFest, and the start of Maple Sugar Tours. February is also chock-full of promising performances, like the exotic Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, as well as seasonal fun such as Old-Fashioned Winter’s Afternoon.

This is just the tip of the iceberg! Read on for the full list of our top picks for February, but remember: these are only some of the many great events we’ve compiled on our Event Calendar, and more keep on coming, so check back often. You can rely on this resource when planning the week off from school—and all throughout February. Sign up for our FREE newsletters to stay tuned!


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