THINGS TO DO! Weekend of April 13-14, 2019

Spring is in full swing!

We just made it through Spring Break – as many of you also did. For those of you about to start your break, I wish you the best of luck! Being home for a week is rough! I had all these grand plans but then I remembered that I have a four year old and our exciting week turned into kind of a dud.  We did a few fun things but nowhere near what I was expecting! It’s hard because we set such high goals for ourselves, and sometimes all these kids need is to be home and to play with their toys, or outside in the rain.  For those about to start spring break, set the bar low! 

This weekend is a great Easter weekend. There are some fun events including egg hunts and breakfast with the Bunny. For those going away next weekend for the holiday, this is the weekend to find something fun. And you shouldn’t have any issue with the wide variety of options out there!

Enjoy this weekend!

**Please check before you head out that an event is still happening. Winter is officially here and things do get canceled/delayed/postponed when there is bad weather. I cannot always update the calendar with cancellations, so it is important that you click on the links provided or call before you head out. 


 Saturday, April 13, 2019

From 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., enjoy this special event presented by the Jaycees. There will be food and fun – including crafts, face painting, and pictures with the Easter bunny. Admission is free. Registration not needed. Donations are appreciated. 

At 8 a.m., dine with the Easter Bunny at Dish N Dat. Reservations are requested!

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., enjoy breakfast, an egg hunt, egg decorating, raffles and more! The Easter Bunny will be there also! Admission is $5 per person or $20 for a family of four or more.

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 4 p.m., the zoo is open!  Come visit some animals including the tigers! This weekend, join the Party for the Planet starting at 10 a.m. including live shows, music, and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy trout fishing at the well stocked pond on Barber Hill Road. This is a free event with great fishing, fun and refreshments! Bring your little one to introduce them to the sport! Bring your own equipment and bait.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a one of a kind family fun event! Search for thousands of Lyman’s own apples in a hay maze, enjoy a free magic show, get your face painted and more! For children ages 1-10 years old. Admission is $8 per child. All children must be pre-registered online in advance!

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

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. 

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy an egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny! Pre-registration required. Free with admission.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come out for egg hunts, cookie decorating, storytime, photos with the bunny, musical entertainment, pet the ponies, and more! Admission is FREE with a non-perishable donation to the Farmington Food Pantry.

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 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 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., enjoy a day of family fun with Easter egg hunts, a visit with the baby animals, free kid activities, food for purchase and a visit with the Easter Bunny!

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., join CT Colabs for an eco-friendly event with vendors, live music and entertainment, food and much more! This is a free event with a suggested donation for the Enfield Food Shelf.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy some springtime fun with a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, complimentary Easter bags, festive face painting, bounce house, treats from a jelly bean bar and more! Located in the Village Green. For Children 10 and under.

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 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 12 p.m., come make Funny Bunnies! For ages 3 and up.  The project cost is $2 for ages 3 and up, and $5 for ages 6 and up. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a stories, music and activities with your children. Best for children that can sit through a story. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy free admission to the museum with your family. Enjoy tours, art making, music and more!

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 4 p.m., celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Questers Way with food samples, free classes and activities, door prizes and giveaways, and more! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., children can participate in a fun egg hunt, watch the juggling show, pose for photos with the Easter bunny and enjoy a couple crafts! Free! 

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! Enjoy storytimes, build and fly challenges, science demonstrations, and much more! 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 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, and simple crafts. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy this all-inclusive play group featuring sensory play, fine and gross motor activities and social skill building. For ages birth to 5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in for a storytime with books, felt stories and more! For ages 2-5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny, raffles, face painting and entertainment! For grades PreK to 5. Donation of $1 requested for pictures.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., families are invited to try out some of the amazing offerings explored during the monthly STEM Club program. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a reading of the book Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure.  Check your local store for storytime hours as most offer them on Saturday morning.

At 11 a.m., bring your children for an egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny. For ages 1 to 10.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy a sensory friendly workshop with Bob Bloom. This workshop is based on the specific needs of children on the Autism spectrum. The workshop is geared towards children ages 5-12. Every child will have their own drum for the workshop. Workshops are $5 per child. Space is limited so please call to reserve your spot.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy free face painting for the kids!

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., drop in for a free easter egg hunt in support of Jacob’s Park.

At 11 a.m., the Easter bunny will be visiting the farm! There will be games, raffles, wagon rides, meet and greets with the bunny and a continual egg hunt. Admission is $10 per participating child. This event can sell out so buy your tickets early online!

From 12 p.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 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., children of all ages are welcome to the library’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Baskets for collecting eggs will be provided.  Advance registration is required for this event.  Sign up in person at the library or by phone before Friday, April 12.

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., come and take pictures with the Easter Bunny!

At 12 p.m., come out for an egg hunt! For ages 2-12. Free.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., make Easter Slime! Buy the jar and the premade slime will be provided. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a festive scavenger hunt with an egg-citing prize at the end! See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., meet the Easter Bunny and have your photo taken for free. meet and greet with real live animals, animal mascots, enjoy coloring, and have some laughs at the selfie station. Please RSVP.

From 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., witness the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water. Reserve your lantern kit online before they sell out!

At 6:05 p.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the Fisher Cats!! Enjoy post-game fireworks and a magnet giveaway! See our Blog Post.

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Warehouse Point Fire Department Auxiliary will hold their annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Bring the kids and enjoy pancakes and more, plus take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Cost is $6 per person. Kids under 3 are free.

From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Woodbury Junior Women’s Club will host their Annual Bunny Breakfast which includes a pancake breakfast, face painting, raffles, and more.  Adults (12 and above) $7, Children $5, and children under 4 are free. 

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open!  Come visit some animals including the tigers! This weekend, join the Party for the Planet starting at 10 a.m. including live shows, music, and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., join in for an egg hunt at My Gym in Enfield. Egg Hunt times will vary by age. See website for details. The cost is $7 per child for members and $10 for non-members. Preregistration is required as space is limited.  

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. 

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 12 p.m., enjoy an egg hunt, games, crafts, snacks, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Please call to register or register online. Members, $10 per child; non-members, $12.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! Enjoy storytimes, build and fly challenges, science demonstrations, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 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 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 4:50 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! 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 11 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 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate the Earth with free activities in the Quadrangle including live music, exhibitors, and much more!

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.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.

At 1:05 p.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the Fisher Cats!! Celebrate Portuguese Day, enjoy a magnet schedule giveaway, and stay after the game to let the kids run the bases! See our Blog Post.

 

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