Looking for an adventurous day close to home? Look no further than South Windsor in Hartford County, where Nomads Adventure Quest awaits, featuring energy-burning and giggle-inducing attractions. Whether your child likes to climb, bounce, jump, or play games, this amazing indoor play space has it all. Nomads prides itself as New England’s largest indoor family entertainment facility and features 65,000 square feet packed with fun. A huge bonus: there is no entrance fee, so you pay only for activities that interest your child. For more family fun ideas check out or guide.
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If you're not racing to the beach this weekend, let the kids Race Against Time in Cheshire as you make things fly, bounce, transform, and soar. For a fashionably good time, girls might be interested in the Eco-Couture Series in New Haven, or take the entire family to see the Northwest CT Idol 2016.
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As if there were not already enough reasons to love Mystic, a new tea house opened in town, bringing with it some British deliciousness and an atmosphere sure to please any Alice in Wonderland fan – or anyone looking for a few sweet bites and a comforting cup of tea.
When you’re looking for a fun, inexpensive family outing, or even a play date, miniature golf is a great option. The activity encourages physical activity, stimulates conversation, improves hand-eye coordination, entices some friendly competition, and offers the opportunity for spending quality time with friends and family. Many courses in the Hartford area feature beautiful settings and have added features, like ice cream parlors or snacks, if you work up an appetite while playing.
It’s the end of July! With days getting shorter and only about a month to go before most students return to school, it’s tempting to feel sorry for ourselves and denounce the fleeting summer season. But summer isn’t quite over. In fact, there’s still much to look forward to: vegetables and fruits abound, sunflowers are aglow, and plenty of days remain to explore the beach or venture to a nearby amusement park.
This weekend, enjoy the sunshine while letting the kids navigate their way out of the train-themed Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze, go stargazing at Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, or watch a free movie under the stars.
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The Mommy Poppins Connecticut team wishes you a fantastic weekend!
One of the best places to beat the summer heat is on the water and it just happens that Connecticut lakes and rivers also offer some spectacular autumn views. What's a great way to enjoy both seasons? Gather the family, pack a lunch, and go canoeing or kayaking. Below are a few suggestions for destinations to explore throughout the state. For other "aqualicious" activities, check out the Connecticut Beaches and Water Fun Guide.
Don't know how to fill long summer days? Head out to South Windsor and you'll likely run out of daylight. Once a tract of land occupied by Podunk Indians, and later a farming and ship building town that supplied volunteers during the American Revolution, today this community boasts vibrant restaurants, recreation areas, shopping plazas, and enough attractions to keep children entertained. Located about 10 miles northeast of Hartford, the town makes for a great in-state day trip.
Avon is a small town located in the Farmington Valley region of Hartford County. It was originally a farming community and while a lot has changed since those days, much of the area still remains untouched with intact antique structures. Riverdale Farms Shopping Center is one of those places. A convenient shopping and dining area for all of your needs, it lies on the restored site of a 19th-century farm. There is everything from home accessories to kids beauty products, and a lot in between. Once you've shopped 'til you drop, stop for a bite to eat at one of the restaurants in the center.