My daughter, like many other little girls, loves to dress up and pretend to be a Princess. This is probably just the start of many years to come of her wanting to get pampered. Really, what woman doesn't enjoy a day at the spa?! As she gets older I envision many special mom and daughter day trips to the salon getting our nails done together. For the little girl, adolescent or even teen who enjoys getting all dolled up, a spa party with her friends would be a perfect way to celebrate a birthday. There are some great selections in the Hartford County area that cater to just that kind of party! If a spa party in Fairfield County might be more convenient for you we've covered some options there as well. For even more great party ideas check out our Party Guide.
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Like many other little girls her age my three year old daughter is currently all about Princesses and dressing up. For her most recent birthday party we celebrated with a ballerina theme and all the guests dressed up in tutus. Now she has already started planning for her next soiree which is nine months away. To make your own child’s birthday festivities just as magical try out one of these fun choices in Hartford County and it will be a fancy gala your little Princess will always remember. For more party ideas check out our Party Guide!
Do, re, mi, fa…so your years spent singing the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle has instilled a love for music in your child? If they aspire to be the next Justin Bieber then signing your child up for singing or dancing classes might be a good idea. Lucky for you, there are many voice and dance instructors in the Hartford County area that can help your talented performer progress.
The prevalence of autism has increased over the years and while the cause is still unknown we have amazing resources and support to help families. There are many businesses in the Hartford County area that offer quality programs for autistic children.
Arts and crafts are great for a child’s development. Even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body and no time to Pinterest an amazing toddler craft, there are many places in the Hartford area where you and your child can get gluing and glittering. If you would like more ideas, check out our After School Classes Guide.
Located amidst our state capitol lies Connecticut’s oldest park, the beautiful Bushnell Park, which is a great site to visit for residents of all ages. Its scenic grounds make for a perfect spot to hold a picnic or spend the windy fall days flying kites. Throughout the year it is grounds for a variety of fun events such as the annual Winterfest. Bushnell Park is also home to the vintage 1914 carousel, one of the must see locations for Connecticut families. Tickets to ride this antique indoor merry-go-round are only $2 and it operates from May to mid-October. Conveniently positioned adjacent to the carousel is a playground for the little ones to run around in after they rode along the hand carved horses. During the winter season you can spend time skating in their outdoor rink and during the warmer months walk along the pond filled with ducks.
If you have a little adventure seeker that loves the outdoors and summer activities then you should head out onto the water and try out canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding. It could be an exciting new adventure to try out with the family this summer! There are a few choices to explore right here in Hartford County including a post we did about canoeing down the Farmington River. Excursion companies all over the state will take you out on exciting adventures.