Connecticut

Massachusetts Day Trip Ideas

If you’re living in the central Connecticut area then Massachusetts is a great place to visit for a day trip. Being our neighboring state it’s only a quick car ride away and offers plenty of fun locations to check out with your family. Filled with an array of historic sites and entertaining tourist attractions you will have no trouble finding a choice for your one day getaway.

Free and Fun Things to Do this Weekend in CT With Kids: 4/14-4/15 Family Hikes, Colonial Days, Irish Folklore Troup

With many schools on Spring Break this week and or next, loads of museums and nature centers have planned great activities for the kids each day. This weekend is no exception. Bring the kids to sing and dance with the Irish Youth Folklore Troupe from County Clare, Ireland at Stepping Stones Museum. Wish you knew how to add a hinge to this or that? Bring your budding carpenter to a Mr. Fix It Workshop where everyone will learn fastening techniques. For the future Olympian runner in your family, take your choice of entering the 5K, 10K or Kids Fun Run in Bloomfield's Burn Calories for Fuel Race. The Noah Webster House in West Hartford is hosting A Colonial Girl's Day Out. All girls age 6-12 and their dolls are invited to attend an afternoon of colonial games, crafts, dancing and even a tea party.

Springtime Festivals in Central Connecticut

Our winter season was short-lived so the anticipation of Spring may not have been as longed for as in past years but we are still happily welcoming the warmer weather. With Spring and nicer weather comes along many outdoor festivals that include food, music, fun and more!

Sesame Street Live at Palace Theater Family 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway!

If you are a Mommy Poppins CT subscriber you have a great chance to win 4 Tickets to see Sesame Street Live at the Palace Theater in Stamford! Your children will love singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their favorite Sesame Street Live friends! This high-energy musical will transport audiences to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination.

Free and Cheap Camps in Fairfield County, CT for kids under 8

[UPDATED 3/31/13]

Trying to find a summer camp for your youngster in Fairfield County?  No problem.  Trying to find an inexpensive summer camp for your youngster in Fairfield County?  Now that’s a bit more of a challenge!  Not to worry.  We’ve looked high and low and found some great options for summer camps that won’t break the bank.

Often the best bet for reasonably priced day camps are those camps run by individual town’s Parks and Recreations Departments.  Wilton, Greenwich and Bridgeport all have town-sponsored programs that are reasonably priced.

Free and Fun Things to Do this Easter Weekend with Kids in CT: Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny and Seal Watching

Spring Break is about to begin for many Connecticut families and there are lots of Easter festivities around the state on Saturday. Looking for some inspiration? You can check out some fun Easter party and recipe ideas on our pinterest page. Saturday is your last chance to squeeze an Egg hunt in and Easter activities abound this weekend. You can find a celebration close to you in our Fairfield, Hartford and Litchfield posts. 

Cool Summer Day Camps in Fairfield County, Connecticut

This spring my daughters have requested that they be allowed to take up tennis, lacrosse, piano, hip hop, sculpting, drumming (heaven help me), acting, soccer, karate, hockey, photography, Italian, and guitar.  Hmmm...

While they would love for me to sign them each up for 85 after school activities per week, I’ve limited them each to two.  Partly for their well being, and well…largely for my own sanity.  I’m thinking, however, that summer camp might be the ticket in terms of letting them try some new fun activities without committing ourselves to a whole year of it. After all, who really knows how long an 8-year old’s passion for the tambourine will last?

Free and Cheap Summer Camps in Connecticut (Hartford County)

Summer camps can sometimes run in the pretty high range and can be a hefty expense for many families. But if the majority of camps unfortunately do not fall within your budget there are still a few other options available for your child. There is a selection of summer camp choices that offer a cheaper rate or are even FREE!

Easter Egg Hunts in Hartford County, Connecticut

What’s a better way to celebrate Easter than to let loose running in search for colorful eggs (besides all the candy of course)?! Hop along Connecticut’s bunny trail to find fun Easter egg hunts in the Hartford County area for your child. Check the list for great events filled with egg hunts, candy, pictures with the bunny and more.

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