My very favorite memories of summer fun include walking the beaches in Connecticut and gathering up every glittering shard of beach glass and shell while exploring the coast. I could spend hours mining through rocks and sand, collecting all of the little treasures left behind by the tides. Fortunately, we can enjoy the unique ecosystem of the Long Island Sound on many of our Connecticut Beaches. Each of the beaches on this list offers the perfect setting for your budding marine life expert. Make sure you check out the tide charts before you hit the road.
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Rows and rows of tulips arranged into bands of colors fill the landscape at the Wicked Tulips Flower Farm. During their U-Pick event, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in a field of blooming bulbs and pick a bouquet (or two, or three…). Located in Preston, Connecticut (there's also a location about 25 miles away in Exeter, RI), Wicked Tulips is a feast for the eyes.
Tulip season is short and typically lasts just 2-3 bloom-filled weeks a year. Read on for the details about the annual u-pick tulip event and find more all-season farm fun in our Pick Your Own Guide to CT Farms.
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There ain’t no party like a preschool party! Once your child reaches toddlerhood, they may have a more swinging social life than you do. Yes, your weekends might be filled with parties, but thankfully there are some pretty entertaining birthday party places in Connecticut for preschoolers. From ball pits to painting, and sundaes to splash pads, this list has all of our favorite spots for toddler birthday party places in CT that bring out the party animal in every guest.
Whether you're looking for the best Indoor Birthday Party Spaces in Connecticut for Kids or want the scoop on the best Birthday Freebies for Connecticut Kids, browse our Connecticut Kids' Birthday Party Guide.
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, flower fields in Connecticut start springing to life. Daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulip fields, and more put on a beautiful floral firework display with a cacophony of blooms throughout the state. From the urban beauty of Cherry Blossoms in New Haven to the delightful daffodils in Litchfield, Connecticut sure knows how to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Browse our list of the most beautiful places for flower picking near you in Connecticut before digging out those buckets from the garage. Colorful inspiration is all around us during springtime in the Nutmeg State, so don't miss Spring Festivals and Fairs in Connecticut for Kids and Families and our ultimate Spring Bucket List.
If you're looking for a nearby escape in the Nutmeg State, look no further. Colonial vibes and New England charm ooze out of the town of Essex, which is nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River. This quaint Connecticut town is home to one of the oldest continuously running inns in the country, a packed calendar of annual events, and tons of lovely shops and restaurants.
Time and time again, Essex has earned a spot as one of the Best Small Towns in America. Whether you grab a burger at The Gris, a cone of Essex Mud, or spend the day coasting down a historic railroad, this small New England town is anything but sleepy. Read on for the top 10 things to do in Essex, Connecticut with kids. For more cute towns and the best kid-friendly Connecticut activities, don't miss the Top Attractions in Connecticut for Families.
It’s April Fools season, and you know what that means! April Fools Day is a time when parents get to turn the tables on their kids by bringing a little mischief—and a lot of laughter and fun—into their homes. If pranking your kids is not your style, you can also just wait for them to prank you. Either way, we promise you’ll get a giggle or two out of these hilarious April Fools memes.
When your finished with these April Fools Day memes, check out our lists of super easy April Fools Day pranks to play on your kids and hilarious jokes for kids to keep your family laughing all month long.
Greenlight cards are the buzz these days in parenting circles, and once you know a little bit about these debit cards for kids, it's easy to see why. Like most parents, I never have cash on me and am constantly handing my daughter little slips of paper as IOUs. As families figure out how to navigate an increasingly cashless world, it is still important to teach our children a sense of financial responsibility. There are several options out there that provide a safe banking experience for kids, including Greenlight debit card for kids and Chase debit card for kids; all of them offer a variety of family-friendly safety features like real-time spending alerts and financially-incentivized chore charts.
Read on to determine which debit card for kids is the right one for your family.
It's almost time for spring break 2022 in Connecticut, and the kiddos will be home for a few days to a whole week or perhaps more. From family-friendly spring break events in Hartford and Bridgeport to Middletown and Mystic, more sun means more things to do in Connecticut that break up the routine and help make new memories.
For more spring break 2022 activities in Connecticut, check out Spring Festivals and Fairs in Connecticut for Kids and Families, and our Spring Bucket List.