April is jam-packed full of fun ways to soak up springtime...and as always, our Connecticut GoList features a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month. Stargazing, farm fun, Easter egg hunts, and even dino egg hunts are just some of the awesome events on tap for April. And with warmer weather on its way, it's a good time to bookmark our spring fun guide, too.
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 LA 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.
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March is all about St. Patrick's Day Parades and Maple Sugaring Festivals, but there are loads of additional family-friendly festivities and events happening all around Connecticut this month. Read on to see our top picks to make the most of winter's last hurrah. And for a complete list of this month's happenings, be sure to check out our Event Calendar. Happy (almost) spring!
Is your house bursting with pent-up energy as winter drags on? Not a problem! Pack up the kids, round up a few friends, and head to one of these colorful, safe, and exciting indoor play places in Fairfield County.
Whether you're looking for a more traditional playground environment in a clean indoor setting, or a place that invites lots of jumping, running, and tumbling, there's no need 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.
Raising children in Connecticut comes with lots of perks—the Nutmeg State is packed with kid-friendly museums, cultural centers, orchards, beaches, and more. To help narrow down the options for family fun, we've created a list of 120 Things To Do with Your Kids in Connecticut before They Grow Up. Even if you do just one thing a month, you have years of ideas to work with! We hope this list inspires you to experience all that CT has to offer you and your family. And don't forget to check out our guides: museums, indoor play, daytrips, and more on our homepage. Enjoy, and have fun creating wonderful memories for you and your children.
2019 is here and we are ready for some new adventures! In this GoList we've covered some super-fun January activities such as a full moon hike, a Lego weekend at the Aquarium, and a live American Girl stage show. Looking for even more ideas to keep Connecticut kids busy? Check out our winter fun guide and subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events. Happy New Year!
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 28 of our favorite events. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, where you'll find a list of each week's highlighted events. 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!
November is the start of the real holiday season and we've rounded up 23 great events for you to enjoy this month. The Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular is CT's version of the Macy's Day Parade. With over 100,000 in attendance each year, it's a special event that kicks off the holiday season each November. There's great family theater, historical Thanksgiving family events, holiday open houses, and road races to work off all those mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, where you'll find a list of each week's highlighted events as well as information for great giveaways. Happy Thanksgiving!
October, one of the most beautiful months of the year here in Connecticut. Leaf peeping will hit it's peak mid-month. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and apple picking orchards are all in full swing. Our Halloween and Fall Fun Guide and event calendar include even more great events happening this month. Below you'll find fun events happening in each region. Check out the Faerie Village in Old Lyme, go to a parade, or check out one of the many festivals. Here are 33 of our top Connecticut picks for you and the kids this October. Happy Autumn!