Weekday Picks: St. Patrick's Day, Yummy Treats, March 14-18

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with parties at both Once Upon a Treetop and Le Play Cafe. Families can also play video games at the Cradle of Aviation, make some yummy treats at Chocolate Works and Long Island Children's Museum. For more, check out our Long Island events calendar. You can also get the best events of the week sent directly to your inbox each week if you sign up for our newsletter.

Spring Egg Hunts and Bunny Fun for Easter Week in LA and OC

Some of us have lovely gardens and the inclination to creatively hide eggs in them early on a Sunday morning. Others have an inclination to sleep late and find eggs hidden in someone else's garden. We find no shame in that and are more than happy to help guide you to lots of places where Peter Cottontail has evidently just been moments before. Most of the egg hunts below take place Easter weekend; keep an eye on our Event Calendar for last minute additions, or check out these other places to meet the Easter Bunny!

Weekday Picks: Shamrocks, Cooking, and Garden Play, March 14-18

Erin go bragh! If you're looking for family friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick's day this week, there are activities all over the state ranging from Irish step dancing to special crafts and more. There are also many ways to welcome spring including gardening and cooking classes, developed just for kids! Enjoy the warmer temperatures and the long days.

To keep tabs on all the fun across Connecticut, check our frequently updated Event Calendar and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

A Visit to Noah Webster House in West Hartford

West Hartford is home to many child-friendly attractions, such as The New Children’s Museum, Westmoor Park, and Veterans Memorial Skating Rink. In the bustle of outstanding libraries, beautiful parks, and delightful eateries, it is easy to overlook a very special destination: Noah Webster House, the childhood home of one of America’s most influential personalities.

Giggles: A New Playspace for Kids and Parents in New Jersey

Have you ever dreamed about enjoying a hot cup of coffee while the kids were engulfed in creative play? You know, a cup that you don’t have to reheat 3 times? Get caffeinated while the kids burn energy at Giggles, a brand new indoor activity center in Cranford, NJ that offers both a multi-faceted play arena for little ones and an adjacent coffee bar for grownups. The cafe’s seating is in direct view of the enclosed play area, allowing kids up to age 6 to run free while adults chill out. Open play is pay-as-you-go, with no membership fees. Check out why Giggles is an ideal venue for playdates, mom meet-ups, parties or a little sanity break.

Easter Fun at Farms & Nature Centers in the Philly Area

Spring is always a fun time of year to visit local farms in the Philly suburbs—plants are starting to grow, baby animals make appearances, and Easter celebrations abound. Visitors may find egg hunts, hayrides, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny at some of these local events. Whether or not the groundhog was right about spring, all this fun on the farm will certainly remind families that real springtime weather is just around the corner.

Be sure to check our Event Calendar for even more Easter and spring break activities.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Parades, Leprechauns, Hunts Mar 12-13

When St. Patrick's Day and Easter fall within the same month, there is no doubt a lot of fun in store for Philly families. To start off your weekend, celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a parade in Philly, Levittown, Springfield, or Conshohocken, Afterwards, try to find leprechauns at The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt.

If you are ready for Easter activities, spend time with the Easter Bunny at breakfast, on a train, or at the farm. Get a jumpstart by planning which egg hunt to attend by browsing through our extensive list of local Egg Hunts. Truly, there is no excuse for being bored this weekend, and with Daylight Savings Time upon us, there is no time to waste!

Read below for our top picks for the weekend ahead. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter and like us on Facebook for information on the latest activities and events. However you chose to spend your weekend, Mommy Poppins Philly hopes you have fun.

PS: Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead as we spring forward this weekend!

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Leprechaun Trap, Irish Pirates, March 12-13

At the Maritime Explorium, create your own Leprechaun Trap using simple machines in your design and construction. Young mateys are invited to join the Whaling Museum to learn about Irish Pirates from the past who ruled the sea. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with lucky leprechauns at the Long Island Children's Museum. Leprechauns are mischievous fairies in Irish folktales that are able to grant wishes, and kids will love creating adorable leprechaun finger puppets.

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