Weekday Picks: Nests, Nature, and a Pajama Party, April 11-15

This week is spring break from many school districts in Connecticut so you'll find all kinds of drop in activities throughout the week at Norwalk Library, Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, Roaring Brook Nature Center, and more. Then, at the end of the week when you need a little respite, check out the Pajama Party at Family Tree Yoga, where you can drop the kids off for some yoga and soothing evening activities while you enjoy having a few hours to yourself.

To make sure you don't miss out on any fun across Connecticut, check our frequently updated Event Calendar and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Weekday Fun: Free Roller Skating, Kid Concert, Touch Tank

NYC kids can soak up spring this week with the help of our list of fun, outdoor, dig-in-dirt activities. Other options for the week ahead (April 11-15) include a FREE spin around the Pier 2 Roller Rink on opening day, exploring nature during the drop-in hours at the Environmental Education Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park, rockin' out at a high-energy concert and enjoying a read-aloud of Twenty Yawns by the book's author and illustrator at the Bank Street Bookstore.

Trying to get ahead on summer? Check out our Summer Camp Directory, or consider one of these 23 family-friendly resorts with plenty of kid perks.

Don't forget, there's more NYC family fun to be found in our Event CalendarSpring Guide and April GoList.

Springtime Festivals, Fairs and Carnivals for Philly Families

It may be cold outside, but spring is here and so is festival season. Philly families look forward to a springtime season filled with festivals, fairs and carnivals. Whether you're in the city or the 'burbs, it is definitely worthwhile to put some of these events on your family's calendar. The variety is remarkable- from science to art, from nature to culture, from food to fitness, there is truly something for everyone. Bad weather can impact some of these outdoor events so be sure to check directly with the venue if the weather seems questionable. Now, browse through our list below and get ready for a great spring!

23 Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in the US and Caribbean

When I was a child, a motel with a swimming pool and a children’s meal at Howard Johnson’s was my idea of a vacation. My simple 1970s childhood is so over. Today’s resorts cater to kids (and their parents) with an array of perks. To help make searching for your family’s next getaway a bit easier, we've rounded up our top picks for all-inclusive hotels, lakeside lodges and island retreats across the U.S., Caribbean and elsewhere, that offer soup-to-nuts holidays that will please the most discerning pint-sized guests. Read on for 23 family-friendly resorts that make vacations easy, so you can kick back, relax and just enjoy.

Earth Day Activities for Philly Families

It’s finally spring! Although the weather during the month of April can be really unpredictable, families are finding ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Earth Day is April 22, and it’s the perfect time to recognize Mother Nature and show support for environmental protection. There are plenty of family-friendly activities around the Delaware Valley that have been inspired by this worldwide day of celebration, and they’re helping to shape a green generation.

Check out our roundup of Earth Day events—note that not all activities are taking place on April 22. Looking for even more outdoor fun for the whole family? Don’t forget to look at our events calendar for the latest.

Earth Day Events & Activities for Long Island Kids 2016

While Earth Day officially falls on April 22, celebrations are being held throughout the month. Children and adults can get into an Earth-friendly mindset—kids can even learn ecological values and practices that will last a lifetime. We've rounded up several Earth Day events and activities across Long Island.

For other happenings around the area, be sure to check out our Event Calendar.

Fishing Derbies in the Hartford Area

Want to feed children once? Give them a fish. Want to feed children for life? Teach them how to fish. Or something like that. Confession: this sushi-loving parent has never attempted to fish, but my eldest daughter has been asking relentlessly about the opportunity to make her own "catch of the day," so this spring we will finally cast our first line. We learned that fishing derbies are great places to experience the sport, learn about our local resources, and become more environmentally aware. Whether you are a novice or a pro, here are a few fishing derbies in the Hartford area that guarantee a fun family day and a reminder that "good things come to those who bait." 

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