THINGS TO DO! Weekend of April 26-28, 2019

It’s the last weekend of April! Now we are in countdown to the end of school mode.  Our weeks are crammed with sports, school activities and so much more.  And our weekends are just as busy.  This is also the time of year when all of the great activities and events start picking up. So it’s a constant struggle to find time!

The weather is typical spring weather – rain, beautiful and perfect, and then more rain.  You’re best day will be Saturday.  And there is a lot to choose from! If you missed the egg hunts last weekend due to the weather, you’ll find more chances on Saturday since many had rain dates.  It’s also daffodil season and you can find two great daffodil events on both days this weekend including the famous Daffodil Fest in Meriden. 

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

                             

**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. 


Friday, April 26, 2019

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! See our Blog Post.

At 9:30 a.m., enjoy simple stories, songs, movement, finger play, open playtime and art. For ages 12 to 24 months. Drop in. 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 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 playgroup with friends. For ages 0-24 months. Drop in. 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 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 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 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a storytime in Spanish! For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., come get messy at this multi-sensory playgroup! For ages 4 and under. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., come read, play and enjoy songs & rhymes. For ages 0 to 2. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy songs, stories, rhymes and game. For toddlers ages 1 to 3. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., stop by for songs, circle time and a craft! For ages birth to 4.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy this music program with your children, ages 5 and under. Drop in. 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 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 p.m., stop by for a family friendly movie! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 3:45 p.m., see what you can build in an hour using Legos, Duplos, Keva Planks and Roominates. All ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 7 p.m., shop a huge selection of gently used spring/summer children’s toys, clothes, accessories and equipment. This presale is open to the public and admission is $7.

At 7:05 p.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the Senators!! See our Blog Post.

 

 Saturday, April 27, 2019

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 12 p.m., shop a huge selection of gently used spring/summer children’s toys, clothes, accessories and equipment. Free to the public.  The half off sale will run from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a family fun farm day! Admission is half price all day! See our Blog Post.

Starting at 9 a.m., come ride the rails with your favorite number 1 blue engine, Thomas! Tickets on sale now and advanced purchase is recommended! 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 zoo is open!  Come visit some animals including the tigers! 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 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! 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 1 p.m., come out for a family friendly walk and fundraiser with a large raffle, DJ, face painting, and free lunch. Free t-shirt with every registration. Registration and check in starts at 8:30 a.m.

At 10 a.m., gates open at this annual festival with exciting rides, unique food, a juried craft fair, a parade, fireworks and more, all set against 600,000 beautiful daffodils! Free.

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 2 p.m., enjoy a great day with food, snacks, vendors, bounce house, face painting, music and more!

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! 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 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 Spring Showers Art! For ages 3 and up.  The project cost is $3 for ages 3 and up. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come ride the trolleys as many times as you want! See our Blog Post.

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 12:30 p.m., enjoy events and activities including DJ Entertainment, Children’s Crafts, pictures with the bunny, food trucks, face painting and a magician! Participants are encouraged to bring their own basket for egg collections. Participants are allowed 10 eggs maximum. LIMITED WALK UP REGISTRATION. For all ages. Free.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., stop by to collect goodie-filled eggs along the bunny trail, enjoy face painting, egg-citing animal enrichment and some up-close encounters with the animals! Tickets are sold at the door. 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 a spring storytime with books, crafts and finger play. For ages birth to 5. Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy this music and movement program with songs, games and dancing. For ages 1-4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a reading of the book What Do You Do with a Chance?  Check your local store for storytime hours as most offer them on Saturday morning.

At 11:30 a.m., drop in for playing, conversation, music and more. For ages newborn to 12 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., come out for an egg hunt, DJ, prizes, characters, food trucks and more!

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 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., make an Tie Dye t-shirt! Buy the t-shirt and the supplies to decorate it will be provided. See our Blog Post.

At 1 p.m., meet author-illustrator Jerry Craft as he talks about his book New Kid. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 1 p.m., enjoy a showing of Mary Poppins Returns at the library. Popcorn will be served. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 6:05 p.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the Senators!! See our Blog Post.

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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

Starting at 9 a.m., come ride the rails with your favorite number 1 blue engine, Thomas! Tickets on sale now and advanced purchase is recommended! 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 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.

At 10 a.m., gates open at this annual festival with exciting rides, unique food, a juried craft fair, a parade, fireworks and more, all set against 600,000 beautiful daffodils! 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 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 4:30 p.m., come ride the trolleys as many times as you want! 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! See our Blog Post.

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

From11 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 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.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., come out for docent tours, rock painting, music, nature walks, vernal pool explorations, and much more!

At 1:05 p.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the Senators!! See our Blog Post.

 

 

 

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