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

This February get out and have some fun at the annual Mommy and Me Valentines Dance, Winter Wonderland Ball, or be amazed by LI Liu and Traditional Chinese Acrobatics. For some outdoor adventure enjoy the the Fire and Ice Valentines' Festival, the Maple Tree Tapping Program, or the thrill of the Salisbury Ski Jump Fest. You'll find 32 of our picks for February in this month's GoList. For even more ways to enjoy your days, check out our Indoor Play Guide and CT Winter Fun GuideSubscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events!

Seeking Adventure at Sleep Away Camp in Connecticut

Childhood in the 21st century is...complicated. Kids these days are so scheduled and responsible for lots of things, sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day to just be a kid. But at summer camp? Those rules do not apply. No way no day. Summer camp is possibly the last bastion of pure childhood freedom, a place where you're allowed to go fishing and shoot arrows and stay up late around a campfire. There's a real community feeling at sleep away camp like you just don't find many other places these days. This is also one of the last remaining rites of passage for kids these days, their first grasp of sweet, sweet freedom. Did I mention it's sleep away camp? So it's also your first grasp of sweet, sweet freedom. Hello? Happy hour anyone? Good grief what did we do with all our time before children...anyway.  Also, be sure to check out our CT Summer Camp Guide and our Summer Camp Directory..

Beauty and the Beast Aboard the Disney Dream: Cruising the Caribbean with Belle

Following last year's announcement of a Beauty and the Beast themed European river cruise, Disney Cruise Lines has opened a spectacular new stage production of Beauty and the Beast exclusively on the Disney Dream. I can’t recommend this show enough—it’s sure to be a highlight of anyone's vacation (maybe even more than the all-you-can-eat-soft-serve)—and who knew you could improve on a trip to the Bahamas?

Foxwoods Resort: A Mini Vacation for Families

Okay, okay. We know what you’re thinking. Casinos are not for children. There’s the gambling. And then there are the bars. And then the nightclubs. Except that there actually are a number of kid things tucked into Connecticut’s adult playground. We decided to check out the Connecticut casino midweek to see if Foxwoods proved to be a kid-friendly destination. And as it turns out, it is. Here’s what you can expect to find.

8 Easter Bunny Breakfasts and Brunches in Connecticut

Spring has officially sprung! The air is fresh and clean, the sun is (sometimes) shining, and it's time to start polishing up those dress shoes and thinking about a nice Easter brunch. Better yet, brunch with the Easter Bunny himself. Of course, not all kids are thrilled when they finally meet a six-foot-tall rabbit. I've got my share of screaming-child-with-bunny photos stashed in the attic somewhere. But hey, those are cherished memories in their own way and great stories to tell their friends when they're teenagers. Meanwhile, if your kiddo is keen to shake a paw and eat a pancake or two, check out these Easter Bunny brunches and breakfasts around the state. And here's where to go for some Easter Egg Hunts.

Bounce, Jump, and Slide into Kids Klub at the Trumbull Mall

Trumbull Mall was one of my first outings as a new mom, I remember finding the Family Lounge and feeling like Indiana Jones when he found the Lost Temple. This is one of the most family friendly malls I have ever been to - they have tons of kid-friendly dining options, family parking, and a playspace (not to mention a carousel!). So you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across the newly opened Kidz Club in Trumbull.

Toys 'R' Us to Close 182 Stores Nationwide – See the Full List

On the heels of its bankruptcy filing last year, Toys "R" Us says it will close more than 180 stores nationwide, according to court documents submitted this week by the retailer. The restructing includes the closure of the Babies "R" Us in New York City's Union Square, the Toys "R" Us in the company's hometown of Wayne, New Jersey, more locations in the NYC suburbs of Westchester and Long Island, and across the country, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, and California.

Soccer Summer Camps in Fairfield County

We just love soccer camp.  Kids of all ages and skills can participate while getting lots of exercise and having loads of fun. Makes for some happy, tired kids and a happy, less tired Mom! Here are some soccer camps in Fairfield County, CT by town. And if you're in the area, we've also rounded up some soccer camps in Hartford County. And for loads more summer camp options in general, be sure to check out our CT Summer Camp Guide and our Summer Camp Directory.

10 Winter Activities for Connecticut Kids: January 22-26

Okay, it hasn't exactly been beach weather, but it's been nice to have a break from the gray days and bone-chilling cold of the last few weeks. We may still have two months until spring (who's counting, right?), but there's still lots of winter fun to be had all over Connecticut, from outdoor adventures including Eagle Watching and Winter Walking to cozy indoor crafts, stories, and snacks. Better yet, nine out of these ten events are free!


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