Preschoolers

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.

30 Things To Do With Preschoolers This Winter

Toddlers are little balls of boundless energy. Winter can sometimes seem like the worst time of year for toddlers, especially when a cold snap comes through that drives everyone a little crazy with cabin fever. But even in winter there are tons of fun indoor and outdoor activities that are just right for the little ones to get out and have some fun! Whether you are up for an adventure, or need to work off some energy, or want to start making memories with classic Philly experiences, we've taken the liberty of rounding up some of the best things to do with toddlers in and around Philadelphia.

Create, Play, and Learn at the Galveston Children's Museum

Located on the ground floor of the historic Moody Mansion, the Galveston Children’s Museum is a one-of-a-kind play place that allows children to learn and explore with a variety of fun and educational activities. From the moment kids enter the museum, everything in each exhibit is completely accessible and made to be totally interactive. If you’re looking to add something to your Galveston to-do list that doesn't involve a beach, look no further!

7 New Birthday Spots in NYC for Your Kid's Next Party

Every year, your kid's birthday arrives even faster, right? It seems like you just had her last party! But here you are again, and you need some new ideas. 

Good news! So many great new spots have opened in NYC in the last year, so you're about to be the coolest parent party planner. Whether your kid wants to make art, roll in a ball pit, dress up her dolls, play with dogs, or just bounce up and down for an hour, there's a new place for everyone. Read on for seven new kid party spots that have opened in the last year.

Find more party spots and entertainers in our NYC Party Directory.

The Best Bowling Alleys for Kids in Nassau County

Visiting a local play space or children's museum is a surefire bet for lonely winter days. But if you want to get all ages in on the action (parents, too), bowling is hard to beat. This great boredom-buster is loads of fun and no experience is necessary.

Long Island is loaded with family-friendly lanes, including some that offer bumper lanes, lighter balls for little hands, arcades, and family and teen nights. We've already updated our list of bowling alleys in Suffolk County, and now we're putting together a list of those in Nassau. One of the best things about bowling? It's often open on holidays when other fun and sport zones are closed.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Houston Auto Show, Nature Revealed, Jan. 27-28

After last week's Ice Capades, this week's milder temperatures and sunny days are a welcome change of pace! Since we do live in Houston and the weather changes on a dime, now is a good time to take advantage of the warmer winter days and head out to explore some of the best kid-friendly hiking spots or biking trails in the city. After, refuel with some sweet treats by visiting some of our favorite local candy shops

For those days spent at home, we've come up with 50 easy science experiments that utilize items you likely already have around the house, allowing the kids to partake in activities that are both educational and fun. 

Need even more great ideas? Our event calendar is packed with the best events and activities happening all week long, so planning your days is easy-peasy. And if you need to make it even easier, you'll want to take a peek at our January GoList and our list of Top 100 Things to Do With Houston Kids for the best family-friendly events around Houston. You can also let us come to you by signing up for our free weekly newsletter, which makes staying in the loop a breeze because everything is delivered straight to your inbox. 

It's no secret that there are a lot of great events happening around our city, and it would be our pleasure to give those events a little more exposure. If you notice your event hasn't made it to our calendar yet, we invite you to submit your event to our calendar. Just fill out the form, hit submit, and we'll take care of the rest! 

Now bust out your calendars, because it's time to fill up your weekend!

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Dinos, Nature, and Theater

Step back into the Jurassic Period this weekend with the Long Island Children's Museum's latest exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire & Ice. Dig a little deeper into dinos at the museum's I Dig It experiment.

While we are catching a break from freezing winter temps, head outdoors for a winter hike at the Center for Science Teaching & Learning. Or indulge in some culture as Pinocchio opens in Bellmore and Good Night Moon & the Runaway Bunny opens in Port Washington. Break out your dancing shows, because Laurie Berkner hits the Paramount stage this weekend.

Remember, you can always pop over to our January GoList or Winter Fun Guide to find more seasonal fun. Mark your calendars this winter and complete some of our 50 great things to do indoors with Long Island kids.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun daily events for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event listed here? Add it to our Event Calendar yourself

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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.

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