Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Storytimes, Fishing Clinic, Makers Day

Spring has sprung, and Mommy Poppins is on board with a week full of seasonal activities. Spend time outdoors at events that include Playtime at the Zoo, Growing in the Garden, and Fishing Clinic for Kids. It’s also a big week for free fun, with Art at the Library, Story & Craft Hour, Kids Music Go Round, and NJ Makers Day.

Read on for the best children's events the week of March 20–24, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and March GoList for even more early spring fun.

Weekday Fun: Toddler Flash Mob, Mummies, Paw Patrol Live!

While NYC kids dig the late snow, the spring events season has begun to snowball in its own special way. Laurie Berkner throws a toddler flash mob to celebrate her new book and the Hudson Park Library hosts STEM-filled fun.

Paw Patrol Live! scampers into Madison Square Garden and, although we don't list them below, two plays on our March GoList begin much longer runs this Thursday: Anastasia, a Broadway version of the Disney movie, and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, a new live version of Rick Riordan's popular book series.

Also on Thursday, at the Queens Center Mall, banish winter altogether and get in the holiday groove with Easter Bunny photos. Find more photo-ops with Easter bunny as spring arrives, and don't forget to get your tickets to those Easter bunny brunches.

In addition to the March GoList, our guide to winter events remains in effect, and the daily Event Calendar can lead you to any date in the future.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Founder's Day, Stories, Museums March 20-24

It's official. Spring arrives this week in the Delaware Valley. Philly families can expect many wonderful ways to celebrate as can be seen in our events calendar.

Explore Norristown Farm Park for signs of the new season as it offers little ones a chance to notice sprouting grass and budding trees. Listen to stories and sing songs to welcome spring at Suburban Square. Take advantage of Founders' Day at the Academy of Natural Sciences and view the butterflies in the butterfly pavilion. Or, splurge to hear the frogs croak at the Museum's Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Be sure to prep for spring by checking out all the upcoming consignment sales in your area. Now, keep reading to see our top picks for the week ahead.

Amazing Water Park Deals for Spring Break or Family Summer Vacation

Spring break and summer vacation deals have stormed in like a March blizzard, and there are big discounts to be had for family travel.

Awesome water parks like Atlantis, the new Nickelodeon resort in Punta Cana, and Beaches Turks & Caicos are slashing prices on trips booked in March. Plus resorts in Orlando, Punta Cana, Vegas, and Hawaii are a few more bargain options on tap for early spring. If you prefer your water fun indoors, all Great Wolf Lodge properties are promoting legitimate spring savings. We even threw in a few East Coast spring ski resort bargains.

Read on for our roundup of family getaway deals, but act fast; these offers will be gone faster than a melting snowman on a hot spring day.

12 In-Home Birthday Party Entertainers for Westchester Families

It's not always easy deciding where to have a child's birthday party. While some party places serve as convenient, all-inclusive destinations, at-home parties can be just as fun and often a lot more affordable. You do, however, have to plan your own entertainment, and it can be tough to figure out how to keep the kids busy without things getting too chaotic.

That's where in-home entertainers come in! Gone are the days where you can only choose between a magician or a clown, and we've gathered a dozen of our favorite ideas. (If you already know you want to have an at-home laser-tag birthday party, check out our post dedicated solely to this activity.)

Looking for more birthday ideas? Consult our Party Planner Guide and sign up for our newsletters!

Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf: a Glowing Twist on a Classic Game

There's plenty to love about mini golf; it's a timeless crowd pleaser that can rescue a dull afternoon or set the stage for a great birthday party. But just when you thought you knew all you needed to know about this classic pastime, along comes glow-in-the-dark mini golf! That would be indoor miniature golf, lit with black lights. It's a whole new twist on an old-fashioned game, and it works day or night, rain or shine, little kid or teen. We found five cool spots around the Southland that crank up the day glow effects to set the stage for mini golfers. Be sure to wear white or clothes with glow-in-the-dark designs and take the family to one of these luminous, eye-popping destinations.

8 Family Friendly Theater Shows in Fairfield County this Spring

While it’s pretty great to know that one of the largest meccas for culture in the country is only a short train ride away, there’s no need to head all the way to New York City for a taste of good theater. Why not check out some shows a little closer to home? Fairfield County offers a wealth of plays and performances for the kids, at a fraction of the cost of a Broadway ticket. Not to mention, Fairfield County offers a fair share of drama classes year-round. 

Lucky for us, there are plenty of family series at our local theaters this spring. From Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret’s family friendly picnic-style presentations to Stamford’s stately Kweskin Theatre, be sure to check out some of this season’s best shows, right in your own backyard.

30 Things to Do with Westchester Preschoolers this Spring

With a storm behind us and some more winter weather in the forecast, it seems like spring might never come! But fear not—we will eventually see grass growing and flowers budding, even if takes a little longer this year.

We know what it can be like to be cooped up indoors with preschoolers during the winter, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to do in the spring—many of which take place in the glorious outdoors! (And for those March is a lion, not a lamb, days, we’ve included some indoor activities as well.)

Looking for more ways to spend time with your preschooler? Consult our Event Calendar and sign up for our newsletters!

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