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Free Splash Pads, Spraygrounds, and Fountains for Kids in Hartford County

Just because Hartford County is centrally located in Connecticut doesn't mean that you have to venture very far to enjoy the water. Waves and beach sand are not in close proximity, there are still plenty of options to enjoy water play in lakes, pools, water parks, and splash pads. If you’re looking to cool down in the hot summer months, check out one of these fun locations. Best of all, like so many of our Mommy Poppins faves, they're free, so there's no need to bring your wallet (just towels and sunscreen)!

Winter Break Fun in CT

This winter break stay busy with one (or all) of the following activity ideas in your area. There are so many fun options to choose from that you'll be sure to find one that you and your family will enjoy.

Also don't forget to check out our  Winter Guide of Activities.

Shake a Tail Feather at These Dance Classes in the Hartford Area

We all know the adage that tells us to dance like there's nobody watching. One of the (many) amazing things about kids is their propensity to do just that. If you've got a tiny mover and shaker on your hands, why not harness that unabashed creativity and sign them up for some dance classes. And if they have siblings who'd rather do anything but dance, not to worry. We've got them covered, too in our Classes and Activities Guide.

Paint Your Own Pottery Places for Connecticut Kids

Now and then you need just a really good, crafty indoor activity with the kiddos. In winter, after we’ve skated indoors and outdoorssledded, and tried winter sports, we are ready to head inside. The same is true for summer days! After hours of fishing, kayaking and hiking, my kids are ready for some good hands-on craft time. Even with a list of great indoor play places, sometimes the kids need an activity that's a little more relaxing. For this, any of the numerous paint your own pottery studios in the Hartford area or Fairfield County area fit the bill.

Vocal and Dance Classes for Kids in the Hartford Area

Do, re, mi, fa…so your years spent singing the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle has instilled a love for music in your child? If they aspire to be the next Justin Bieber then signing your child up for singing or dancing classes might be a good idea. Lucky for you, there are many voice and dance instructors in the Hartford County area that can help  your talented performer progress.

Ready, Set, Read! Library Story Times in the Hartford Area

Reading to children from an early age helps nurture a love for books, supports brain development, and offers a chance to quietly connect with rambunctious little ones. Library story hour is a time honored tradition carried on at many locations in the Hartford area. To keep those minds growing and occupied when story time ends, head over to our Classes and Activities Guide for all the enrichment you need.

Easter Weekend Activities in Hartford County

Hippity hopping Easter's on its way! Yes, Easter is almost here and it’s early this year! Spend the time celebrating by going to a traditional Easter egg hunt or at one of these fun holiday events. I’ve gathered together a few choices that should help to keep you busy during the long holiday weekend in Hartford County.

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