It’s that time of year again…back to school! Many families have gotten prepped for the return of the school year with clothes shopping, school supplies and backpack shopping. For many families, the end of the school day signals a time to move onto after school enrichment like art, homework help and robotics. We've rounded up some great options in Hartford County, mainly in Avon and Farmington, here in this post.
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Summer is coming to an end and as we reach the final days we’re all scurrying to squeeze in some last minute fun experiences. There are many back to school activities and great shopping opportunities to help celebrate the return. Here is a list of ideas to help you finish the summer and welcome in the school days.
Camping is the ultimate epitome of a summer adventure. Nothing really sums it up more than sleeping in the wilderness, experiencing the great outdoors, roasting S’mores, telling stories around the camp fire. Since it’s a fairly cheap weekend getaway it’s a perfect way to add in a low cost vacation for the family. So pack up the tent and check out one of these local sites in the Central Connecticut area.
As the weather warms up in the spring and summer months we like to head outdoors and explore the area much more. We’re always looking for new locations to discover and Hartford County has many spots like Westmoor Park or Wickham Park that make great local day trips.
Another place to visit is historical Wethersfield which is touted as Connecticut’s "Most Auncient Towne". Wethersfield is dedicated to preserving the New England heritage and visitors can relive it through an authentic, living New England village whose historic homes, an ancient burying ground, local farm stands, shops, casual dining, museums filled with artifacts and many other places of interest offers an amazing experience for any age.
Hippity hopping Easter's on its way! Yes, Easter is almost here and it’s early this year! Spend the time celebrating by going to a traditional Easter egg hunt or at one of these fun holiday events. I’ve gathered together a few choices that should help to keep you busy during the long holiday weekend in Hartford County.
Kidcity, located in Middletown, is a perfect spot for young children aged 1- 7 years old. It’s more than just a museum. It’s a fun interactive mix between a museum and indoor playground where you and your child can play pretend together, while using your imagination to have fun. Each room has a different theme, like pirate ship, fishery, space age or farm, and is filled with tons of props to play with. The entire lower level has a special sea theme geared specifically towards young toddlers with plenty of areas to crawl through, climb and slide on.
2013 marks the year of the snake on the lunar calendar! This year February 10th is the first day of the New Year for the Chinese celebration also known as the “Spring Festival”. Help ring in the Asian holiday with one of the following fun events in the Hartford County area.
This year the Jewish holiday Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights) which is an eight day and night celebration began on December 8 and ends on December 16. There are many ways to commemorate with events in the area so set up your menorah or candelabra and observe the holiday with your family at one of the following kid friendly activities.