February may have been a short month, but we still packed in tons of fun. This month, I thought we’d put a high school yearbook spin on our roundup post. So read on as we scroll down memory lane with the outing most likely to…
#1 ….result in a four-hour nap.The Bright Spot Playplace in Vernon had plenty of engaging activities for sitters, crawlers, and walkers alike, plus open play sessions lasting up to five hours.
#2 …generate a video that you can use to embarrass your child at his or her wedding. The popular drop-in Tots and Tunes Class at the Farmington Library had the kiddies doing the shimmy shake. Get those cameras ready!
#3 …come with a side of queso. On The Border in Rocky Hill was the perfect kid-friendly place to feed our need for a mid-winter fiesta (margaritas optional).
#4 …give you library envy. A fireplace, easy chairs, gourmet coffee, playhouses, toys, trains, books, and did we mention the coffee? The Farmington Library children’s section is definitely worth checking out.
#5 …inspire you to finish your basement. One part cafe, one part playroom, one part playground. Stay and Play in Old Saybrook took this open, industrial space and created the perfect family room. Maybe there’s hope for my basement after all.
#6 …prepare your child for productive membership in a civilized society. The Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester reminded us that great things really do come in small packages. This museum may be smaller than others, but it had tons of entertainment including a mini Main Street for pretend play and plenty of friendly animals to meet.
#7 …make you feel like a kid again. Our visit to Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill proved that there is nothing quite like real-life monsters for capturing the imaginations of both the young and the young at heart.
#8 …provide a well-deserved indulgence. Just look at this burger from kid-friendly Ted’s Montana Grill in South Windsor. Enough said.
So that’s a wrap. We hope you had a chance to visit some of these amazing places this month, and we’ve got even more great ideas for you coming up in March. And as always, if you have a place that you think we should visit, please let us know by commenting below or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week we’ve got high-flying fun at a unique local museum, plus an indoor play area with all the excitement (and equipment) of an outdoor one.