Trying to plan for a tween or teen birthday party might be a little more challenging then planning for your younger child. They are at an age where the cool factor is pretty important. Unfortunately you can’t just easily book a party at Chuck-e-Cheese anymore, you need to find something that is still entertaining and age appropriate. Here is a listing of places in Hartford County that might still be appealing to your tween/teen for a fun birthday celebration. Check out our CT Party Guide for even more fun options as well as a post we did on Flight Trampoline Park and Visiting Avery's Soda.
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If you think the bitter cold days of winter are restricting your family to a season of hibernation…think again. Bundle the kids up in their warmest winter gear for an adventurous day out ice fishing. It’s definitely a fun outdoor experience to share with a child of any age! Eagle watching is another fun winter activity and we've got some tips on where you can go to spot them.
We have covered a variety of fun options for all your party planning needs whether your child wants a Princess party, museum or art themed party. Be sure to browse through our Connecticut Kids’ Birthday Party Guide for some great ideas. Here is a list of even more great choices in Central Connecticut if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for. Art, basketball, gym party, carousel and tennis themes all included!
During the summer months we try to spend as much time out of the house as possible. Between all the beach days, zoo visits, farmers markets, weekend getaways and festivals, the cost of all these things can quickly rack up. After all this, it's nice to find ways to save money in as many ways as possible. Many restaurants allow children to eat free so I have compiled a list of places where kids can eat free so that your money can be spent on other entertaining things to do. For a list of some of our fave family friendly restaurants in Central CT, but not necessarily free, check out our other post also.
Snow isn’t that fun when you have to drive in it! It sure is more entertaining when you can enjoy it in other ways! This winter, instead of traveling far away for a family ski trip, we stayed local and enjoyed the slopes of Connecticut’s very own Mount Southington in Hartford County. It’s a perfect spot conveniently located right off highway 84 in the rural hills of Plantsville/Southington. A popular destination for both skiers and boarders, they have fourteen trails, ranging from bunny slope to black diamonds. The resort has something for every level of skier. They have a great variety of terrain including a terrain park. We've reviewed five other Connecticut Ski Resorts as well as many more ski resorts in our Ski and Snow Sports Guide.
Connecticut has the winter sports scene covered with everything from ski runs for the newbies to racing lessons for the aspiring Olympians. With the sun glistening over snow covered treetops and crisp white blankets draping the hills and valleys, the Hartford area offers a powdery playground for all ages and skill levels. A peaceful natural area, Winding Trails is a great day trip full of fun for the entire family.
Connecticut boasts some of the highest levels of paranormal activity in the country so it's little wonder that around Halloween a lot of people like to up the ante by visiting a haunted house or two. If courage is your family's strong suit, one of these spooky sites in Hartford County might be just the thing to get you into the..erm...spirit of the season. And if something like this is just a little too scary for your crew, fear not! Our Halloween and Fall Fun Guide is absolutely packed with activities and events for all ages.
With their Christmas lists ready to give to Santa, your children may be anxiously waiting to finally meet Ole Saint Nick hoping that they made it on his “nice” list this year. While you can always hit up the usual spot like the mall, there are also many other options to meet the big man in red. In Hartford county, Santa is popping up everywhere. Check out all of these fun ways to spend some time with Santa in your area this season.