From Monster Jam to Pinkalicious, St. Patrick's Day Parades to Maple Sugaring Festivals, there are plenty of family-friendly festivities happening all around town this month. Read on to see our top 26 picks for March awesomeness. And for a complete list of this month's happenings, be sure to check out our Event Calendar. Happy (almost) spring!
Mary Beth Lawlor
Mary Beth Lawlor
Mary Beth Lawlor
After fulfilling a childhood dream of one day living in a high-rise building in a big city (eight years in L.A. and 10 in Manhattan), Mary Beth is now partially fulfilling another childhood dream. As a kid, she envisioned her four gorgeous children running through the idyllic countryside while she created pottery in her studio. Well, fast forward 30 years and there is no pottery studio and only two kids but she has the idyllic countryside part down. After studying business and art, and then working in corporate marketing, graphic design as well as event planning and development, Mary Beth is now happily blogging. Always thrilled to find a great family-friendly event to share, being the editor of CT Mommy Poppins is right up her alley.
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Get your kids hopping this Spring at these awesome Egg Hunts and Easter activities being held in and around the Litchfield County area. With train rides, Easter Bunny sightings and the ever popular egg hunts, you are sure to find some family fun this Easter. Hint: March 24 seems to be a very good Easter Egg Hunting Day. We've also rounded up Easter fun activities in Central Connecticut and Fairfield County.
When you have a budding thespian, writer, artist or musician, summer can be a magical time to encourage them to focus on his or her passion. Litchfield county offers a variety of summer camp experiences where artists can hone their skills and become inspired by their teachers. Litchfield Jazz Camp is the only sleep away camp in the lot. The rest are day camps that run in one or two week sessions. Also, be sure to check out our CT Summer Camp Guide and our Summer Camp Directory.
This February get out and have some fun at the annual Mommy and Me Valentines Dance, Winter Wonderland Ball, or be amazed by LI Liu and Traditional Chinese Acrobatics. For some outdoor adventure enjoy the the Fire and Ice Valentines' Festival, the Maple Tree Tapping Program, or the thrill of the Salisbury Ski Jump Fest. You'll find 32 of our picks for February in this month's GoList. For even more ways to enjoy your days, check out our Indoor Play Guide and CT Winter Fun Guide. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events!
Childhood in the 21st century is...complicated. Kids these days are so scheduled and responsible for lots of things, sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day to just be a kid. But at summer camp? Those rules do not apply. No way no day. Summer camp is possibly the last bastion of pure childhood freedom, a place where you're allowed to go fishing and shoot arrows and stay up late around a campfire. There's a real community feeling at sleep away camp like you just don't find many other places these days. This is also one of the last remaining rites of passage for kids these days, their first grasp of sweet, sweet freedom. Did I mention it's sleep away camp? So it's also your first grasp of sweet, sweet freedom. Hello? Happy hour anyone? Good grief what did we do with all our time before children...anyway. Also, be sure to check out our CT Summer Camp Guide and our Summer Camp Directory..
House bursting with energy and looking for ways to expend it? Not a problem! Pack up the kids, round up a few friends, and head to one of these friendly, safe, and exciting indoor play places in Fairfield County.
Whether you are looking for a more traditional playground environment in a clean and cool indoor setting, or a new fun activity with lots of jumping, running, tumbling around you will not have to drive far. There are many indoor play places and family fun centers offering a variety of safe and eye-pleasing settings, interesting programs, and well-trained, kid-friendly staff. For even more indoor fun check out our Connecticut Indoor Play Guide.
2018 is here and we are looking forward to new family adventures this year. We've written about what to do on New Year's Day and in this GoList we've covered all of the fun January activities such as a kid friendly bird count, a full moon hike, ice fishing, winter camping, and dancing to the beat at STOMP! You'll find 22 of our best picks for you and your family this January. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events. Happy New Year!
The holiday season is in full swing. Connecticut families looking for fun don't have to look far this December. There are lots of great shows, holiday festivals, Santa Claus visits, reindeer sightings, and holiday strolls in our GoList. So many that we've rounded up 25 of our favorite events. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, where you'll find a list of each week's highlighted events as well as information for great giveaways. And for even more holiday fun, including where to find that perfect Christmas tree, be sure to check out our CT Holiday Fun Guide. Happy Holidays!