Things to Do! October 23, 2017 – October 26, 2017

We’re winding down with October. More Halloween events are popping up all over the area, even during the weekdays. You’ll want to check out those different activities to consider as options for your Halloween celebrations! 

With the little ones at home, you’ll find plenty of story time activities and open play at many of our favorite places.  Fall activities are abound as well, and many farms are open during the week (and you’ll find many of those are ending after the next week).  

We are in for a possibly wet week so you’ll want to get outside tomorrow while you can; and then enjoy as many indoor activities as you can during the rest of the week! 

Enjoy the last full week of October and get ready for Halloween! It’s just about one week away! 


Monday October 23, 2017

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post   

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy an interactive story time with your child, ages 2 to 3. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children ages birth to 4 are invited to play and have fun with new friends during this one hour of free play. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in for a half hour of songs, movement and rhymes with your children, ages birth to 24 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

                                     

Tuesday October 24, 2017

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by this weekly market in West Hartford Center for locally grown produce and other goods. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 11 1.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our  Blog Post.

At 10:15 a.m., stop in for 20 minutes of songs and stories in this lap-sit storytime for birth to 16 months. Drop in. Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 3 to 5 will share stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft at this special storytime. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., preschoolers are invited to meet real firefighters from the Lost Acres Fire Department. Preregistration suggested but not required.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free. 

At 10:30 a.m., sing songs, play games and move to the beat during this music and movement program! For ages 1 to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 2 to 6 can join this weekly session of stories, movement activities and simple crafts. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in for a story time with your children, ages 3 and up. There will be stories, songs, a small snack a short movie and then a special craft. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

At 11:15 a.m., enjoy a storytime that will get the wiggles out while sharing stories with your toddler. For ages 16 months to 3 years. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., stop by this great market for dairy products, vegetables, and more. Admission to the park is free for Market attendees. See our Blog Post.

At 12:30 p.m., stop by for cute monster crafts. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 1 p.m., drop in for a new program for children 2 and up. This drop in program will incorporate fun activities STEAM concepts. See our Blog Post.

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., stop by Clemens Green for this weekly event to get your fresh vegetables and fruit, plus much more! See our Blog Post.

From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., stop by to see what you can build with LEGO bricks. Ages 5 and up.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., visit the mall for trick or treating. A costume contest will be held at 6 p.m.  

From 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Enfield children are invited to come out for a fun night hosted by the ERfC.  There will be a dinner followed by activities including Bingo, games and crafts!  Free. 

 

Wednesday October 25, 2017

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., come learn about different parts of the body and how they help us from day to day. For ages 2 to 3. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our  Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy this playgroup with developmentally appropriate toys, sensory materials, musical instruments and other activities. Ages 5 and under. Drop in. Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., drop in for an art experience with your children. For all ages. See our blog post.

At 11 a.m., explore the differences between major body parts, organs and systems. For ages 3 to 5. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 4 p.m., explore how the body functions together as a whole to keep us running. For ages 5 to 10. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., stop by for the final week to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables, handmade items, and so much more! See our Blog Post.

At 6 p.m., enjoy a movie and popcorn with the family at the library! Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., drop off your pre-carved pumpkins and then get ready to enjoy the path of pumpkins on the trails near the library grounds. Children are invited to come in costume. To enter your pumpkin, please bring a canned good or toiletries to donate to Simsbury Social Services. For all ages. Drop in. 

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a slightly creepy tour of the Smith-Harris House and trick or trunking on the grounds. Free.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Maple Street School, join the fun by walking with a rag shag parade through downtown Easthampton. Everyone dresses up for this fun event and collects candy from local businesses. At the end of the parade, gather near Easthampton Savings Bank for a special treat bag.

 

Thursday October 26, 2017

From 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., come skate, play with scooters, jump in the bounce house and play with other toys during this toddler time.  Admission is $6.75 for children, includes skate rental, use of bounce house, and a snack.  Parents are free, but if you want to rent skates, that will cost extra. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., bring your curious little ones to explore a new theme every week. All ages welcome but best for 4 and under. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our  Blog Post.

At 10:15 a.m., drop in for this lap-sit program with your baby, ages one and under. There will be live music and movement, a short read-aloud story, nursey rhymes, finger plays and wiggles. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy story time with your child, ages 6 months to 24 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., bring your little ones for a special story time with board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement. For ages birth to 2 years. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., drop in for this toddler and walker story time with live music and movement, read-aloud stories, finger plays, action songs, sign language and parachute play. For ages 1 to 3. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop by this weekly market in West Hartford Center for locally grown produce and other goods. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., go on a walk with your family and read along with the pages of a storybook posted along the trail in the park. Drop in.

From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the museum will be transformed into a spooky labyrinth with stories, ghostly characters, tricks and treats! Be sure to wear your costume. For children 12 and younger. Drop in anytime; admission is a non-perishable item.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., come out and show off your costume, trick or treat and learn more about the Recreation Department.  For ages 10 and under. Free but please bring a non-perishable food item for donation.

From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., come out for some fun with games, music, refreshments, trick or treating and crafts. Admission is $3 per child. Please bring your own candy bags. Costumes are encouraged.

At 6:30 p.m., wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and music. Ages 3 to 7. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 6:30 p.m., drop in for an evening of music and movement, family read-aloud, action songs, baby sign language, parachute play and bubbles. For age 0 to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

 

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