Connecticut

Ethnic Family Friendly Restaurants in New Haven County, CT

What's for dinner? Did you forget to take something out to defrost? Are you looking for any excuse to eat out tonight? Not to worry, there are plenty of family-friendly options in the New Haven area beyond the usual burgers and fries. Eating out with the kids need not be a stressful experience; it can be fun, and your children may even learn to love a few new foreign dishes! What more could a parent ask for?

Family Friendly New Year's Eve in Greater New Haven

Do you remember all those late evening's out on New Year's eve...drinking champagne, eating fancy dinners and dressing up....before you had kids?  Well, the fun doesn't have to stop just because the babies have come along. Bring the kids along to these fun and memory-making events. You may even start a family tradition!

20 Fun and Free Things to Do with CT Kids Over Holiday Break

Are you feel overwhelmed yet? I sure am. As much as I love the holidays—and I do love them—it's a hard time of year to be a parent, running around doing last minute shopping and cooking and decorating and entertaining, and just when you think you've got the whole thing covered: the kids are out of school for a few weeks (if you have preschoolers, your kids may even be on vacation already)! Now what are you going to do? (I'm not the only person who feels this way, right?) The good news is there's a lot going on across the state through the holiday break, from light displays to craft workshops to carol sings and more. The better news is that many of the activities are completely free!

For more great ideas to keep the whole family entertained, check out our frequently updated events calendar and our Holiday Fun Guide. Enjoy!

Fairfield County Swim Classes for Kids

OK.  I know.  The thought of getting your winter self into your summer bathing suit is…well…daunting! But if you can make it through the swimsuit trauma, there are some really fantastic Mommy and Me swim classes in Fairfield County.  And I promise; having a child who is comfortable and safe in the water is well worth any swimsuit trauma! Check out our Classes and Activities Guide for even more fun!

Christmas Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Skiing, Skating, and Hanukkah Celebrations, December 24-25

All of us at Mommy Poppins hope you are enjoying the season with your family and friends, and we wish you the happiest of holidays. If you're looking to get out and about and spend some time seeing the sights in our great state, there are all kinds of activities going on all weekend, whether you're looking to enjoy the decorative splendor of the seasonsing some carols, light the menorah, do a little skating, or hit the slopes

For more great ideas that will make your holidays that much sweeter, 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.

Family Friendly New Year's Eve in Fairfield County

Remember when New Year's Eve meant champagne toasting and late-night dancing? Remember when the dinner reservations were made for two and you didn't need a high chair? Well, those days might be  long gone but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate on New Year's Eve. Lucky for us, there are a host of activities across Fairfield County from celebrations at noon to elegant dinner soirees (that you can enjoy with your children!). If you're looking for some fun kid-friendly New Year's Eve festivities, we've got you covered. Happy New Year!

The Ten Top Playgrounds in the Hartford Area

Sometimes we get so busy with our regular routines, we forget to do one of the most important and healthy things with our children: get outside! Spending times outdoors is so healthy for kids (and parents) physically, mentally and even emotionally. With nice weather, everyone’s itching to spend some time outdoors. And what better way than to run, jump, and climb your way around the Greater Hartford area?  Use our list of parks and playgrounds to spend tons of time outdoors with your family! 

Weekday Picks for CT Kids: Lighthouses, Stories, and Animals December 19-23, 2016

We are down to the wire now: with shopping and wrapping and cooking and making merry, the days are feeling very short indeed. It's a good week to have a few activities in mind to keep everyone happy and to avoid the pre-holiday burnout. Whether you want to do something holiday related, like a seasonal storytime or an ornament craft, or get away from it all by spending some time in a planetarium or with a real life kangaroo, there's lots going on around Connecticut all week long.  

Check out our CT Holiday Fun Guide for our favorite ways to celebrate this time of year and 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!

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