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Weekday Picks for CT Kids: Birds, Art, and a Night Out January 2-6, 2017

Happy New Year! I'm not much for resolutions, but every year I promise myself to spend more time being present and engaged with my children. This year, as my oldest works through his first year of middle school, time seems especially short, and I'm on the hunt for activities that we can enjoy together that don't involve Minecraft, YouTube, or bottle flipping. Happily, there's a lot going on across the state this week, including a birds of prey demo, an open art studio, and even a great drop off activity that will give you a night off

Check out our January Go List for our recommendations for don't miss events across the state this month (act soon if you want to score tickets for Disney on Ice in Bridgeport or Hartford). For even more suggestions take a peek at our frequently updated Event Calendar. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing!

Ice Skating Lessons in Fairfield County

Growing up in New England, summers were spent along the shore, autumn afternoons were filled with visits to the pumpkin patch and winters were spent outside.I have no shortage of postcard-perfect memories of ice skating on the pond about a mile and a half down the road from my house. As soon as we would get a few days of below-freezing temps, I knew it was time. The pond was frozen. I can remember spending hours circling around the ice in what felt like my own personal winter wonderland. While there are so many wonderful places to ice skate outside, there are just as many indoor rinks in Fairfield County. 

And better yet, there's plenty of learn-to-skate programs offering everything from figure skating to ice dancing and even ice theater. So lace up those old skates (or enjoy some hot cocoa while watching your four year old's practice) and head out to the rink. For even more winter fun check out our CT Winter Fun Guide and our CT winter bucket list

Ice Fishing & Eagle Watching in Fairfield County

You might think of ice fishing as something people only do in Alaska or Minnesota...or the movies. You'd be mistaken, come late January or early February! Weather permitting, right in the Fairfield area, you can whip out your auger and put a line in ... not to mention spend hours of quality time with your family. This particular Mommy Poppins doesn't know a jig from a lure, but she did scour the state's fishing message boards for tips on where to find the honey spots. And if that's more of an outdoor winter adventure than you need, what about day-tripping out east to see the annual eagle migration? You can track them by land, sea, car, or train. Cabin fever, be gone!! And we've also rounded up where to see the Hartford area eagles.

January GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

The new year is here, and it's time to rest, right? Wrong. The kids have other ideas; but don't worry, we are here to help.  Enjoy learning about whales, a full moon hike, ice fishing, winter camping, and a whole lot more this month! You'll find 20 of our best picks for you and your family this January. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events. Happy New Year!

January GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

The new year is here, and it's time to rest, right? Wrong. The kids have other ideas; but don't worry, we are here to help.  Enjoy learning about whales, a full moon hike, ice fishing, winter camping, and a whole lot more this month! You'll find 20 of our best picks for you and your family this January. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events. Happy New Year!

New Year's Weekend Fun for CT Kids: First Nights, 'Noon' Year Celebrations and More

As we close out 2016 and look forward to the new year, we've rounded up plenty of family fun to be had. If you are looking for a New Year's activity that doesn't entail staying up late, check out some New Year's Eve family fun events in New Haven and Fairfield Counties. If you're not quite ready to put the garland away yet, there's still time to go see some holiday lights displays.

For more great ideas that will help you ring in the new year, check out our calendar of events. To keep up with the latest family-friendly fun, be sure to sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Sleepaway Summer Camps in Eastern CT

Sending your kids away to sleep away camp can be pretty nerve wracking. If you're ready to take that plunge, Eastern Connecticut has many trusted, accredited overnight camps offering introductory programs for kiddos as young as 7 years old. You might be surprised by how perfectly it goes! Make sure to check out our complete Summer Camp Guide as well.

Arts & Crafts Birthday Parties in Fairfield County

Whether your kid bedazzles like a future Betsey Johnson or just likes to make a mess with paint, glue or glitter, there's an artistic option out there for his or her next birthday party.  Yes, I said his.  Pottery is obviously gender-neutral, but even some of the others on our list consider the fact that boys have a right-brain, too.  Add in the fact that arts & crafts-based parties have built-in party favors, and something to focus that boundless energy on... just add cake and WHA-LAH!! For more fun party ideas check out our Party Guide! Here's some fun in Fairfield County.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Trains, Menorah Lighting, and Nature Craft, December 26 - 30

We hope that you are having a lovely holiday season. It's hard to believe that we'll be ringing in the New Year next week! Now that the presents are unwrapped it's time to get out and play. This week enjoy classic toy trains at the Eli Whitney Museum, a Menorah Lighting in Norwalk, and go panning for gold in Montville. Ring in the New Year with one of these family events in Fairfield County or New Haven. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing! For more things to do, check out our frequently updated Event Calendar and Holiday Guide for all sorts of fun. Happy New Year!

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