Winter Family Fun




It may be cold out, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Whether you opt to enjoy the snowy great outdoors, take the opportunities to visit local attractions, or savor the warmth of your own home, there are plenty of options out there!

The Snowy Outdoors

While the white stuff's on the ground, take advantage! Build a snowman. Have a snowball fight. Build a snow fort. When the snow disappears, go for a brisk hike. Search for natural treasures to make shadow boxes, collages, or other nature crafts. Look for any animals that might still be hopping or flying around. Have a winter scavenger hunt.

Local Excursions

Connecticut has tons of museums, of every possible interest. And with a little research, planning, and creativity, you'll find many museums your family can enjoy for free! Some museums have free admission every day, or on particular days of the week or month. Check out library museum passes for some other great options. While offerings vary, many libraries will have passes for the Lutz Children's Museum, assorted art and history museums, and just over the border for the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Mass. And keep an eye out for events that provide free admission to a particular museum on a particular day, like the Peabody Museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Stay Home

Curl up by a fireplace. Make some hot cocoa and snuggle on the sofa with a movie. Bake some cookies. Make a craft project. Play a board game or make a puzzle. For added fun, invite some friends over and have a mini party with music, crafts, movies, and decorating cookies.



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