THINGS TO DO! Spring Break: April 15-19, 2019

Spring Break – Part 2! Many of us are back at school this week but a lot of you are just starting our spring vacation. If you are staying local, you’ll want to keep this list handy! It will also be good to hold on to for Friday when most (if not all) schools are closed for the holiday weekend!

Unfortunately, this week’s weather kind of wet. But remember, April showers bring May flowers! Being stuck indoors doesn’t have to be the worst. There are so many awesome indoor activities on this list and if you need more ideas, check this guide out:  Indoor Play Guide

When it does dry up, you’ll find lots to do outdoors. And it will also be a good time to check a few places off our Playground Guide!

During the week, while you are out and about, make sure to keep our list of places to eat cheap or free with the kids handy.  Tuesday is usually a good day for that! 

You’ll also want to plan ahead for any outing by checking out our guide on how to take advantage of the Museum Pass programs at your local library.  I am a big fan of saving money! 

Enjoy the week everyone!


Monday, April 15, 2019

Opening at 7 a.m., Look Park is full of great activities including walking trails, playgrounds, a zoo, and train.  During spring break, watch for special activities each day. See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! Enjoy Spring Fever between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, hands on activities, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 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 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., spend the day with the dinosaurs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt, balloon creations, interactive circus, face painting, magic shows, birds of prey shows, petting zoo, touch tanks and much more!

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit the animals at this beloved local zoo. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a fun day of kid friendly activities including crafts, face painting, caricatures, scavenger hunt, special raffles for kids, and a special activity each day. Some activities have a small fee. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come play in the big rock ship, pretend to shop at BIG Y, see what you can build, dress up on stage and much more at this great one floor museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., have some dino-mite fun in the galleries with special events all week long! All activities included with admission.

At 10:30 a.m., make new friends during this hour of fun and free play. For ages 0-4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., come visit the air museum on your vacation to explore three giant hangars with over sixty historic aircraft. There will be scavenger hunts, flight simulators, demonstrations and additional special programs every day. Most activities included with admission; some may cost extra.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., sing songs, dance and play during story time for children ages birth to 24 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., ride thrilling rides, meet costumed characters and have a fun family day during opening week! Visit the park’s website for admission prices and ticket sales. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., shake your sillies out in this fun music and movement class. For ages birth to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore two floors of fun including a medieval room, fishery, farm, diner and more! See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the merry-go-round is open! Stop by for as many rides as you want! See our Blog Post.

At 7:05 p.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the Flying Squirrels!! Enjoy a winter hat giveaway! See our Blog Post.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 

Opening at 7 a.m., Look Park is full of great activities including walking trails, playgrounds, a zoo, and train.  During spring break, watch for special activities each day. See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! Enjoy Spring Fever between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, hands on activities, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy a fun family event with big trucks, inflatables, crafts and more! Please bring a donation for the Cheshire Food pantry!

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come play in the big rock ship, pretend to shop at BIG Y, see what you can build, dress up on stage and much more at this great one floor museum! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., spend the day with the dinosaurs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt, balloon creations, interactive circus, face painting, magic shows, birds of prey shows, petting zoo, touch tanks and much more!

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit the animals at this beloved local zoo. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., have some dino-mite fun in the galleries with special events all week long! All activities included with admission.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a fun day of kid friendly activities including crafts, face painting, caricatures, scavenger hunt, special raffles for kids, and a special activity each day. Some activities have a small fee. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! 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., join the Simsbury Public Library for a storytime at Schultz Park, next to Town Hall. Bring a picnic blanket to sit on!

At 10:30 a.m., come sing, talk, read, write and play with your child, ages 3 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, animals and songs. For ages 2-5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., come visit the air museum on your vacation to explore three giant hangars with over sixty historic aircraft. There will be scavenger hunts, flight simulators, demonstrations and additional special programs every day. Most activities included with admission; some may cost extra.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, movement activities and a simple craft. For ages 2 to 6. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. For ages 3 to 5. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free. **These storytimes often take place at all locations, make sure to check your local store for their specific schedule!

From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., ride thrilling rides, meet costumed characters and have a fun family day during opening week! Visit the park’s website for admission prices and ticket sales. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore two floors of fun including a medieval room, fishery, farm, diner and more! See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the merry-go-round is open! Stop by for as many rides as you want! See our Blog Post.

At 1 p.m., enjoy a special storytime with Mordicai Gerstein as he reads from his new book I am Hermes! Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 4 p.m., children age 8 and under are given a map of Stew’s and a bag to collect Easter treats! There will be prizes and a chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. This is a free event but you must have a ticket. Tickets are available now on a first come, first serve basis!!

At 6:30 p.m., drop by for a fun music and movement program. For ages birth to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 7:05 p.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the Flying Squirrels!! Enjoy a baseball hat giveaway and baseball bingo! See our Blog Post.

 

 Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Opening at 7 a.m., Look Park is full of great activities including walking trails, playgrounds, a zoo, and train.  During spring break, watch for special activities each day. See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore two floors of fun including a medieval room, fishery, farm, diner and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! Enjoy Spring Fever between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, hands on activities, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., spend the day with the dinosaurs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt, balloon creations, interactive circus, face painting, magic shows, birds of prey shows, petting zoo, touch tanks and much more!

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come play in the big rock ship, pretend to shop at BIG Y, see what you can build, dress up on stage and much more at this great one floor museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit the animals at this beloved local zoo. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., have some dino-mite fun in the galleries with special events all week long! All activities included with admission.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a fun day of kid friendly activities including crafts, face painting, caricatures, scavenger hunt, special raffles for kids, and a special activity each day. Some activities have a small fee. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 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 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., sing, dance, play musical instruments and use the parachute in this fun early childhood music program. For ages birth to 6. Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a free play hour where your children and learn to share and play with others. For ages birth to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., come visit the air museum on your vacation to explore three giant hangars with over sixty historic aircraft. There will be scavenger hunts, flight simulators, demonstrations and additional special programs every day. Most activities included with admission; some may cost extra.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., stop in for a playgroup that includes developmentally appropriate toys, sensory materials, musical instruments and other activities.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in for a music and movement storytime with music, movement, youg and fun! For ages 5 and under. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy an interactive storytime featuring books, songs, crafts and finger plays with lots of time for play afterwards. Drop in. For ages birth to 5. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs and simple crafts for young children. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., ride thrilling rides, meet costumed characters and have a fun family day during opening week! Visit the park’s website for admission prices and ticket sales. See our Blog Post.

At 10:35 a.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the Flying Squirrels!! See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., drop in for open art studio! All ages welcome. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., get a close up look at owls and other birds of prey with Tom Ricardi. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the merry-go-round is open! Stop by for as many rides as you want! See our Blog Post.

At 1:30 p.m., sing, talk, read, write and play at storytime. For ages 3 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Opening at 7 a.m., Look Park is full of great activities including walking trails, playgrounds, a zoo, and train.  During spring break, watch for special activities each day. See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore two floors of fun including a medieval room, fishery, farm, diner and more! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., spend the day with the dinosaurs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt, balloon creations, interactive circus, face painting, magic shows, birds of prey shows, petting zoo, touch tanks and much more!

From 9 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! Enjoy Spring Fever between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, hands on activities, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit the animals at this beloved local zoo. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come play in the big rock ship, pretend to shop at BIG Y, see what you can build, dress up on stage and much more at this great one floor museum! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., have some dino-mite fun in the galleries with special events all week long! All activities included with admission.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a fun day of kid friendly activities including crafts, face painting, caricatures, scavenger hunt, special raffles for kids, and a special activity each day. Some activities have a small fee. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! 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., sing, talk, read, and play with your baby at this baby storytime. For ages birth to 1 year. 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.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., come visit the air museum on your vacation to explore three giant hangars with over sixty historic aircraft. There will be scavenger hunts, flight simulators, demonstrations and additional special programs every day. Most activities included with admission; some may cost extra.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., join the young explorers and create your own paper airplanes to try out. For ages 3-5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., ride thrilling rides, meet costumed characters and have a fun family day during opening week! Visit the park’s website for admission prices and ticket sales. See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the merry-go-round is open! Stop by for as many rides as you want! From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., make sure to stop by and see the Easter Bunny for pictures! See our Blog Post.  

At 1 p.m., enjoy a special storytime with Robin Riding as she reads from her new book Mermaids Fast Asleep. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 1:30 p.m., enjoy a special project with a STEAM theme. For ages 2 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., come out for open play in the bounce houses, foam pit, obstacle course and more. Admission is $15 for one and a half hours of play. See our Blog Post

At 3:30 p.m., come and build with the library. For ages 2 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 4 p.m., enjoy this monthly STEM Club, and test, tinker and create! For ages 5-11. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 4 p.m., celebrate National Pinata Day by creating a colorful piñata emoji craft. For ages 11 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., bring the family for a fun evening with bounce houses, live music, food trucks, and much more! Free and open to the public.

From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., skate for only $10.50 including rented roller skates and enjoy all you can eat pizza.  See our Blog Post.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., come out for an egg hunt and a visit with the Spring bunny! Egg hunt times vary by age, with a flashlight egg hunt for ages 6-11 at 7:45 p.m. Free. Bring a flashlight!

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., come see the Eric Carle Makes a Book exhibition in your PJs and don’t forget to bring along your favorite stuffed animal for bookmaking, storytime, films, milk and cookies, and more!  Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Opening at 7 a.m., Look Park is full of great activities including walking trails, playgrounds, a zoo, and train.  During spring break, watch for special activities each day. See our Blog Post.

At 9 a.m., children will hunt for eggs at varying times (please see their website for more details). The event is free but please bring a donation of non-perishable food item for the food bank. 

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore two floors of fun including a medieval room, fishery, farm, diner and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! Enjoy Spring Fever between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with live music, hands on activities, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., children ages 2 to 8 can participate in this annual tradition of collecting foil wrapped chocolate eggs in the park! Locations and times of the egg hunts vary by age throughout the park! Free.

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., bring the family for a special breakfast buffet featuring the Easter Bunny and Sonny, an egg hunt, crafts, and much more. The cost is $15 for adults, children ages 3-9 are $10, and under 3 are free. Reservations can be made now. 

At 10 a.m., have some dino-mite fun in the galleries with special events all week long! All activities included with admission.

At 10 a.m., spend the day with the dinosaurs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt, balloon creations, interactive circus, face painting, magic shows, birds of prey shows, petting zoo, touch tanks and much more!

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come play in the big rock ship, pretend to shop at BIG Y, see what you can build, dress up on stage and much more at this great one floor museum! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a fun day of kid friendly activities including crafts, face painting, caricatures, scavenger hunt, special raffles for kids, and a special activity each day. Some activities have a small fee. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit the animals at this beloved local zoo. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 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 4:30 p.m., join the trolley museum for some Easter fun and make sure to stop and visit with the Easter Bunny! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children will get to collect eggs outside of the nature center. Please bring a basket and earn a special surprise! Make sure to visit the farm animals and the Easter bunny while you are there! Admission is $7 per child (free for children under 12 months).

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet parents and other kids for this fun play time with toys and books. Also held at 10:30 is the baby rhyme time for ages 0 to 2. No registration required, just drop in. See our Blog Post .

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., find the hidden “nests” around the Nature Center, then head out on the trails on a scavenger hunt to see where eggs will be laid this spring. Free with admission.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., come visit the air museum on your vacation to explore three giant hangars with over sixty historic aircraft. There will be scavenger hunts, flight simulators, demonstrations and additional special programs every day. Most activities included with admission; some may cost extra.  From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hop over for a visit with the Easter bunny and enjoy an egg hunt! See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., ride thrilling rides, meet costumed characters and have a fun family day during opening week! Visit the park’s website for admission prices and ticket sales. See our Blog Post.

At 1 p.m., enjoy a special storytime with Susan Verde as she reads from her new book I am Human. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.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.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a meet and greet with the bunny along with an Egg Hunt.  Admission is $15. If you would like to add on a build-a-bunny activity, the cost is $25. Please RSVP as space is limited.

At 11 a.m., children will get to collect eggs and then exchange them for a goody bag to take home (egg hunts will run continuously from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and be divided into two age groups), meet with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a variety of activities. All activities are included with admission. For ages 1 – 10.  See our Blog Post

From 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., come out for open play in the bounce houses, foam pit, obstacle course and more. Admission is $15 for one and a half hours of play. See our Blog Post

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the merry-go-round is open! Stop by for as many rides as you want! See our Blog Post.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy an afternoon with a scavenger hunt, a bunny hop dance party, crafts and more! Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

 

 

 

 

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