Preschoolers

25 Things to Do with Westchester Kids on Spring Break

Staying in town for spring break? You can have a family staycation without leaving the state! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to do in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley during the week off from school—many of which are FREE!
 
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New Indoor Trampoline Park Opens in Deptford, New Jersey

Got energetic kids who are bouncing off the walls at home? Head over the new Launch Trampoline Park in Deptford, where bouncing off walls is highly encouraged!

I recently went to the grand opening weekend with my 3- and 5-year-old boys and had a blast. There is a lot to do, and unlike your average bounce house or indoor playspace, adults can jump right in and participate without feeling out of place.

Here's what you need to know before you go.

Pick Your Own Fun: Houston Farms for Berry Picking

The intoxicating smell of freshly picked berries can only mean one thing: sweet spring (and summertime) is upon us! And what better way to take advantage of the season's freshest fruit than by picking it yourself? Instead of purchasing pre-packaged strawberries, blueberries and blackberries at the grocery store, take a trip out to one of these "you-pick-it" farms and gather them yourself by the bucketful. Not only will you be getting berries straight from the source, you'll also be supporting small farmers and creating memories with your kids that will last a lifetime. Many of these farms operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so call to check on the fruit availability and confirm operating hours beforehand. 

Brand-New LEGOland Discovery Center Opens Near Philadelphia

LEGOland Discovery Center at Plymouth Meeting has been building up to be the destination for every nearby LEGO-loving kid. From 9-foot tall replicas of city landmarks, to a 4D cinema, Ninjago training camp, and more, brick lovers from all over are excited about this brand-new attraction. My almost 5-year-old daughters have asked to go back multiple times a day, every day since we visited.

Summer Fairs, Festivals, and Carnivals in the New Haven Area

Those "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" are just about here, and some of the most memorable moments are spent at festivals where the air is filled with laughter, the aroma of cotton candy, and the twinkling lights of carnival games.

Summer always seems to go by way too fast, so be sure to fill yours with adventure and fun before the chilly days descend upon us once more. Many towns across the New Haven area will bring your weekends to life with live music, exciting entertainment, traditional cuisine, thrilling rides, and plenty of fried dough.

Want more? We've got roundups of festivals and fairs in Eastern CT and Hartford County, too, as well as free concert series in Fairfield County.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Art Car Parade, Railfest, Disney On Ice, April 8-9

Easter is right around the corner, and you can be sure to find an Egg Hunt or a brunch opportunity with the Easter Bunny around Houston this weekend. If you prefer a more intimate egg hunt with just family and friends, let us help you plan with our 10 tips to Organize a Community Easter Egg Hunt.  

This weekend there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, like the Houston Art Car Parade, which is celebrating its 30th year, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum RailFest, or the Houston Barbecue Festival. It's also your last chance to experience performances like Disney On Ice or Annie at Jones Hall. So make the most out of this wonderful springtime in Houston! 

Don't forget to consult our summer and vacation Camp Guide where you'll find fun ideas for kids of all ages, including Dance CampsOvernight Camps,  Outdoor CampsMusic and Theater Camps, Science Camps, Art Camps, and more. 

Need more family fun ideas? Check out our complete event calendar or hop over to our April GoList to find the best things to do this month. Did you know can also submit your own events? Would you like to receive this roundup in your inbox? Then don't forget to subscribe to our weekly newsletter

Read on for more things to do this weekend. 

Weekend Fun: Egg Hunting With Dogs, Library Sleepover, and a Chicken Run, April 8-9

With forecasted temperatures closing in on 70 degrees this weekend, outdoor activities highlight the weekend events. A week before Easter, there are plenty of egg hunting activities, including egg hunts in Danbury and Bethel, as well as a chicken runWhich came first? Don't ask us. Even dogs are invited to hunt eggs in Glastonbury. Tweens are invited to a special library sleepover, and can also learn about compassion for others via an award-winning musical. Be sure to check with the venues directly for any outdoor activities in the event of weather-related schedule changes.

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Storybook Land in New Jersey: A Magical Park for Preschoolers and Tots

If you’re looking for an enjoyable amusement park experience minus crazy thrill rides and super-sized crowds, take a day trip to Storybook Land in Egg Harbor. This charming spot, in operation since 1955, was created with younger children in mind—the rides and attractions are all geared toward the under-10 crowd, making it great for toddlers and big siblings alike.

Visiting is a bit like stepping into a fairy tale: as you walk through the wooded grounds, you encounter characters from nursery rhymes and classic children's stories, like Humpty Dumpty and Alice in Wonderland. Even if you didn't go there as a kid, as many New Jerseyans did, you're sure to fall under its nostalgia-laced spell. 

My husband and I recently visited for the first time with our two boys, ages 5 and 2, and we all loved it and will definitely go back. Storybook Land is No. 1 on our list of 30 Things to Do with NJ Preschoolers, with good reason. Read on for more about this sweet NJ gem.

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