The kids have pent-up energy and you just need some fresh air to help recover from the holidays, you say? If there is a nice coat of snow on the ground, it's a great day to go sledding. Bundle up in layers and head outdoors to enjoy the scenic New England winter! If that's not to your liking, try one or two of the one's Mommy Poppin's has assembled for you.
Bounce U - Rocky Hill
Get those wiggles out and take the kids to Bounce U in Rocky Hill. Starting at 8:30 a.m. this location is open and inflated for shortened,but fun, hours of bouncing.
712 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 860-529-6500
Connecticut Science Center - Hartford
Check out the Leonardo Davinci: Machines in Motion exhibit before it closes. January 1 is this exhibit's last day in Hartford!
250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103 860-724-3623
Winterfest Ice Skating - Hartford
Head over to Hartford’s Winterfest for free outdoor ice skating from 11-8 pm. If you work up an appetite while skating you can grab something to eat at the food vending at the Channel 3 Kid’s Camp Candy Cane Café.
Bushnell Park, Pump House, Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06106 860-757-9500
Holiday Light Fantasia - Hartford
Take a drive through Connecticut's annual sparkling attraction at Goodwin Park. Last day open is January 1, 2017! Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Goodwin Park, 1130 Maple Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114, 860-742-2267
Talcott Mountain State Park - Simsbury
Got for a hike with your family on New Year's Day and see amazing sites from the top of this mountain! Maybe there will be a fresh coating of snow to make it sparkle! Don't forget to check out these other places to hike as well.
Hartford Road, Route 185, Simsbury, CT 06070
AMV Plainville 20 - Plainville
Go to the movies! The new Star Wars release will be playing on New Year's Day five times. Die-hard fans can stay all day.
220 New Britain Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062 860-747-1071
Happy New Year!