The Craft Studio Brings Its Arts and Crafts Charm to Tribeca

Downtown NYC just got lucky—The Craft Studio, long a mainstay of the Upper East Side has finally opened a Lower Manhattan outpost and fans of the wonderfully charming crafting mecca couldn’t be happier. Not only is it a great place for kids to unwind after school, it is also a birthday party venue and a great option for play dates.

Learn more about the new location below, including what you can look forward to in the brand-new downtown arts space.

Bake-Your-Own Workshops, Classes, and Camps in CT

I have a four year and she loves cookies. Sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin: she doesn’t discriminate. She loves them all. So naturally, she absolutely loves visiting a bake-your-own workshop like The Cookie Workshop in Trumbull.  We've rounded up a list of sweet spots to bake with your kiddos across the state that they will absolutely love.  And you'll absolutely love not having to clean up one single sprinkle. It's a win-win.

Easter Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Bunny Brunches & Egg Hunts, March 31-April 1

From all of us on the Mommy Poppins Houston team, we want to wish you a very Happy Easter and Passover! To commemorate the Easter holiday, we have all sorts of Easter fun lined up, from egg hunts to bunny brunches and everything in between.

In need of some non-bunny related fun? We recommend checking out checking out our latest round-up: 20 Things To Do in Downtown Houston with Kids. It offers all sorts of insight and activities that will have you exploring all the best family-friendly things to do in the city.

For more family fun, be sure to check out our event calendar, which offers all sorts of daily goodies, and our April GoList to find the best things to do this month. Did you know can also submit your own events? If you have a fun event coming up and we don't have it listed yet, submit it to our calendar so we can share it with our readers! You can also get all of our posts delivered right to your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, that way you never miss any of the Mommy Poppins fun! 

And now, without any further delay, let's hop on over to the Easter weekend events. 

Easter Weekend in CT: Egg Hunts, Bunny Trains, & Aerial Adventures: March 30-April 1

All of us here at Mommy Poppins CT wish our wonderful readers a happy Easter and Passover! Celebrate the holiday with a special train ride, an egg hunt, an egg-stravaganza, or even an old fashioned Easter egg roll.

For non-holiday activities, don't miss opening weekend of Annie at Curtain Call in Stamford, a special mother-daughter bonding workshop at Camp Girlie Girl in New Haven, or the Maritime Aquarium, which will be open with it's regular operating hours on Sunday. Because of the holiday, you'll find that many of our favorite kid-friendly hangouts such as libraries and museums are closed or have limited hours on Friday and Sunday, so be sure to double check with your destination before setting off.

Check our events calendar for the latest activities, and we hope you'll follow Mommy Poppins Connecticut on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, and subscribe to our newsletters to stay in the know. Have a wonderful weekend!

San Diego: More than 50 Fun Things To Do with Kids

Whether you live in the area or are just visiting, San Diego is a great place to spend some time. What better weekend is there than the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorldLegoland, and the Safari Park? Wherever you live, the SoCal town with the nation's most perfect weather can be a great weekend getaway for families. I grew up going to the Zoo and Sea World, but there are many other ways to enjoy our southern-most county.

25 Kid-Friendly Spring Day Trip Ideas for NYC Families

By the time April rolls around, my family has reached its limits of winter-induced stir-craziness, and despite all that our fair city has to offer in spring, we collectively feel desperate to get away from NYC, even for the day. 

Having this list of 25 spring-inspired day trips at our fingertips gives us something to look forward to, especially with spring break on the horizon. From hiking and farm fun to smelling the blooms to strolling amid sculpture gardens, there is something on this list for everyone.

Note: We have a low tolerance for driving, so for us, a day trip has to be within two hours of New York City. Find more ideas in our Day Trips Guide or our Family Travel Guide.

Enjoy Hands-On Learning at the Science Museum of Long Island

Located on picturesque Leeds Pond Preserve on Nassau County's North Shore, the Science Museum of Long Island, on the border of Manhasset and Plandome, boasts engaging, entertaining, and enriching workshops, camps, and year-round events for Long Island families.

Looking for more museum fun? Check out our list of some of the best family-friendly museums on Long Island. Our museums guide offers the complete lowdown on Long Island planetariumsscience centershistoric sites, and more.

Scope out more fun in our guide to indoor play spaces on Long Island as well as our event calendar

Queens Party Places: 23 Top Spots for Kids' Birthdays

We've profiled cool NYC party places in the past, but there are so many awesome birthday spots in good old Queens alone that it deserves a post of its own.

These Queens birthday party places cater to all kinds of kids, from active to artsy to animal lovers. As a Queens mom with two children, I've been to many of these spots personally. You can find additional birthday inspiration in our NYC Party Guide.

A Visit to Hawkwood Game Cafe

On the very first day of spring I spent my afternoon on an adventure racing my children through Peppermint Forest, Licorice Lagoon, and Lolipop Palace to the lost Candy Castle. Just as I was going to jump ahead through Frosted Palace on a double purple draw, our soft pretzel arrived in the boardroom cafe. Hawkwood Game Cafe opened its doors earlier this year in downtown Milford, tucked in a row of businesses that run alongside Colony Grill.

Jumping Around at Orange County's Latest Extreme Sports Park

Bouncing off the walls in Orange County just got a whole lot more interesting. We recently checked out Circus Trix, Mission Hills' latest and greatest extreme sports park. Part trampoline park, part aerial sports gym, part Ninja Warrior training course, this place offers thrill-seeking kiddos plenty of opportunities to take flight. We went on a mission to see just how many ways a kid could could bounce there.


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