Things to Do! Columbus Day Weekend Edition – October 6, 2017 – October 9, 2017

It’s Columbus Day weekend. Maybe you have the day off from work; and the kids are home from school!  I’ve posted events from Friday through Monday to help you plan out your holiday weekend. 

This weekend officially feels like fall; pumpkin picking, harvest fairs, carnivals, apples, farmers markets, a few truck events. You are going to want to get outside enjoy this long, fall weekend!  Hopefully it stays dry but there is a chance of rain in the forecast (so far at least)! 

This is one of my favorite weekends of the year for two reasons, one IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! and two IT’S MY ANNIVERSARY!  On top of that, my husband took vacation next week so I am looking forward to a very good weekend and week of fall festivities.  

Happy Fall, y’all! 

 

Friday October 6, 2017

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 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.

At 10 a.m., explore the colors of fall and the natural world around us. For ages 2 to 3. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

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 12 p.m., children ages 5 and under can enjoy jumping on the trampolines and in the foam pit, with a parent. Cost is $10 per child, accompanying parent is free. See our  Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 8 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 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., come to the Friends café for coffee/tea and snacks before and after storytime, an activity and free play will follow the storytime. For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 0 to 2 will enjoy this storytime with songs, rhymes and stories. Drop in. 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 a.m., have fun exploring the natural world as you paint, weave, and become printmakers with leaves, acorns and grasses. For ages 3 to 5. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 4 p.m., have fun exploring the natural world as you paint, weave, and become printmakers with leaves, acorns and grasses. For ages 5 to 10. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy carnival rides, live music, food, vendors, animals and more! Admission is $8 per person; children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy live music, food, vendors, carnival rides, parade, fireworks, and more. Admission is free. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy live music, carnival rides, animal exhibits, food for sale, vendors and more! Admission is $10 per person; seniors are $8; free for active military and children under 10. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

 At 7 p.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free.

 

Saturday October 7, 2017  

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy carnival rides, live music, food, vendors, animals and more! Admission is $8 per person; children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., come shop at the season’s final weekly market with locally grown product, crafts and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 10 a.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 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy live music, food, vendors, carnival rides, parade, fireworks, and more. Admission is free. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., join this hands-on workshop and build a cute coin bank with a firestation design. All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Register online.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., stop by and shop at this great weekly market for your breads, vegetables, fruit, and more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy live music, carnival rides, animal exhibits, food for sale, vendors and more! Admission is $10 per person; seniors are $8; free for active military and children under 10. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy great food, live music and more! Admission is $8 per person; seniors are $7; children under 12 are just $1. Free Parking. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come out for fun for the whole family, make carnival masks and explore the museum. Free admission.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a fun day of live music, cider making demonstrations, food, apple picking, horse drawn wagon rides and more!

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., fire trucks and engines will be on display for children to see, along with real firefighting equipment to try. Take a ride on the tower ladder with a food donation for the Enfield Food Shelf. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by this great weekly event for your fruits and vegetable needs, plus grab some baked goodies, plants, fresh meat, and more. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a free fun event with the family- including games and fall crafts for all ages, food, vendors and more!

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 3 p.m., come celebrate the start of fall with local vendors, fresh local food and desserts, live music, fun and games!

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., families are invited to come and let their imagination run wild! For children in grades  K-6. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., drop in for a fun storytime with music, activities and stories! For children 3 and up with an adult. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., meet ten artists including Mo Willems, enjoy storytimes and book signings. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., climb aboard historic aircraft, test your engineering skills, explore Kidsport, try out the simulators, explore the museum and much more! Included with museum admission. See our Blog post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy special events at the adventure park including a petting zoo, special shoes, face painting and more! All activities are included with your paid admission.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come out for a fun celebration of music, apple picking, hayrides, pumpkins, barbecue and more!

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come out for a fun day of pumpkin painting, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, bounce houses and more! See our  Blog Post .

At 10:30 a.m., drop in (or register) for this art class where children can learn to express creativity using varied art materials. Admission is $9 for non-members ($7 for members). For ages 6 to 8.

At 10:30 a.m., feel at home on Park Road and enjoy a fun parade! There will be bands, clowns, dancers, floats, dogs, antique cars and more walking along Park Road!

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a quick story and then spend time socializing. For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., watch two exclusive Hatchimal Surprise LIVE hatches; play games and activities; treat yourself to a Puppadee manicure and take home a Hatchimals loot bag!

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrate Hispanic heritage month by kicking it off at the Aquarium with music, dancing, painting, food and more! Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., come listen to the stories, The Poky Little Puppy, and enjoy a fun craft. Free.

At 11 a.m., drop in (or register) for this art class where children can discover art, listen to stories and explore elements of art. Admission is $7 for non-members ($5 for members). For ages 3 to 5.

At 11 a.m., celebrate with Hanna Andersson with a storytime and kids activities.

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., come out for an afternoon of free family fun with lots of trucks and vehicles for the kids to explore. The U.S. Marine Corps will be on hand with some cool military vehicles, games and a dunk tank. Kids also eat FREE that day at the restaurant (with the purchase of an adult entree)! 

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a fun filled afternoon to benefit Where the Love is Animal Rescue. There will be music, food, crafts, vendors, pony rides, bounce houses, costume contests and more! The event is free but bring cash for food and certain activities.

At 4 p.m., celebrate the new movie and build a LEGO NINJAGO Movie Green Dragon Mini Model to take home with you. Free.

At 6 p.m., enjoy a free celebratory performance with local artists and performers. Arrive early to save your seat (bring a blanket or lawn chair) and visit vendors, enjoy pop up appearances by Night Fall characters and purchase snacks from local food trucks.

                                

Sunday October 8, 2017   

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy carnival rides, live music, food, vendors, animals and more! Admission is $8 per person; children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by for some local produce and other great items at this popular weekly market! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy live music, carnival rides, animal exhibits, food for sale, vendors and more! Admission is $10 per person; seniors are $8; free for active military and children under 10. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy great food, live music and more! Admission is $8 per person; seniors are $7; children under 12 are just $1. Free Parking. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy special events at the adventure park including a petting zoo, special shoes, face painting and more! All activities are included with your paid admission.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a fun day of live music, cider making demonstrations, food, apple picking, horse drawn wagon rides and more!

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., shop at this popular and well-loved farmers’ market for vegetables, fruits, breads, meats and more. Make sure to save your appetite for lunch at a food truck! See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy live music, food, vendors, carnival rides, parade, fireworks, and more. Admission is free. Parking is free. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., come out and build with LEGO bricks and check out special deals, plus get a free LEGO NINJAGO wearable badge!

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., you and your family are invited to come down the Suffield Senior Center for an afternoon of unscripted, family friendly comedy!

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a community wide child safety event with face painting, bounce hoses, games, and safety and wellness information and classes. Free admission.

 

Monday October 9, 2017 (COLUMBUS DAY)

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 6 p.m., enjoy special events at the adventure park including a petting zoo, special shoes, face painting and more! All activities are included with your paid admission.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a fun day of live music, cider making demonstrations, food, apple picking, horse drawn wagon rides and more!

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. 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 4 p.m., come out for a fun celebration of music, apple picking, hayrides, pumpkins, barbecue and more!  There will also be a visit by Billy Steers, author of Tractor Mac!

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.

 

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