• Kickback N’ Bowl

    Come in and enjoy our family friendly newly renovated lanes! We have youth leagues and options for birthday parties that everyone is sure to enjoy! Birthday Party info. Ranging from $16 to $20 per bowler. Minimum 8 bowlers. Includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, pizza, one beverage juice or soda per bowler. Gold pin for the birthday person. Youth leagues are available:   Call  860-267-4800 for more information and availability!   Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Open 4:00pm – 10:00pm. (leagues 6pm-9:30pm) Friday 4:00pm until 11:00pm. Bowl after the leagues until 11:00pm (leagues 6pm-9:30pm) Saturday 11:00am until 11:00pm. Sunday noon till 5:00pm. Bowling costs: $4 per game and $3 for shoe rental.

  • New Britain Youth Theater

    Founded in 2010 and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, New Britain Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides educational programming to schools, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. The theater reaches children and their families in Greater New Britain, Greater Hartford, the Farmington Valley, and throughout Connecticut. NBYT programs include “Kids on Stage!” and “Teen Company” productions, Performance Skills classes, in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment programming, community outreach programs, and more. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. NBYT Classes and Programs Kids on Stage! Productions A family series of plays for young actors, ages 7 to 14, performed at Holmes Elementary School in New Britain. NBYT Teen Company Plays for ages 12 to 18 that are also chosen, produced, promoted and staffed by teenagers. Summer Productions A summer musical bringing together ages 7 to 16, and often including younger children ages 5 and 6 as well. In-School and Afterschool Programs Arts integration programs scheduled and arranged through schools to bring theater into the classroom or engage afterschool students in all aspects of theater performance and production based upon State of Connecticut curriculum guidelines. Home School Enrichment Programs Weekly enrichment programs offered to homeschooled students to teach all aspects of theater performance and production based upon State of Connecticut curriculum guidelines. Theater Classes and Workshops Acting, dance, and improv classes held on Saturday mornings, and other workshops scheduled according to student interest. NBYT can also bring customized programs to schools, organizations or a group.     BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Celebrate your birthday with theater awesomeness! NBYT birthday parties are two hours (generally 60 minutes of activities and 60 minutes of party time) plus 30 minutes time allowed for both set-up and clean-up. Extended time is available for an additional cost. Games and activities are run by NBYT staff, and a space with tables and chairs is provided for refreshments (which are not provided by NBYT).

  • Riverbrook Regional YMCA (Wilton,CT)

    We offer swimming lessons, health and fitness programs, senior activities, youth and adult sports, early childhood educational programs, afterschool child care, summer day camp, volunteer opportunities, and a values-based environment where everyone is welcome. Our programs are diverse there is something for everyone in the family to participate in. The details of each of our programs can be found by clicking on the links below.   Health & Fitness Swimming Sports Gymnastics  Dance Factory  Arts & Humanities  Special Needs  Summer Camp  Child Care Norwalk Programs Birthday Parties  Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 5am – 10pm Saturday: 7am – 7pm Sunday: 8am – 6pm Membership Definitions Family – Two adults and all children age 20 and under living in the same household (and live-in nannies). Adult – Age 30 + Young Adult – Age 19 – 29 Youth – Age 16 – 18, full-time students with ID Child – Age 15 and under (Accompanying adults must be members or pay the daily guest fee.) Seniors – Age 65 and older Senior Family – Two adults, one or both age 65 or older, living in the same household and all children age 20 and under living in the same household.  Family, Adult & Senior Rates                                  Joiner fee      Monthly Fee Family                          $100                        $113 Adult                             $100                        $  74 Young Adult                  $  50                        $ 46* Senior Adult                 $  75                        $  62 Senior Family               $100                        $  90 *Young Adults: Every month $5 of your membership payment goes toward our Annual Appeal, helping others less fortunate.    Child& Youth          Annual Rates (New Member Fee)  Child (Ages 0-15)             $311  Youth (Ages 16 – 18)       $420

  • Arts from the Heart, LLC

    Arts from the Heart, LLC (home of Tolland County Music Together) offers family music making fun to children ages 0-7 and their grown-ups! Young children thrive in a loving, musical environment where the people they love can share the joy of singing and dancing with them. We offer an inspiring, joyful program based on 20+ years of research in early childhood and musical development.   Babies class and all the Mixed Age classes have been lots of fun and we look forward to more music making!  We’re also working on finding other ways to use our space.  Currently, Little Yoga, llc is offering classes, and we hope to have more in the Spring, so keep your eyes open

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    The Big Purple Cupcake

    Summer Camp  The Big Purple Cupcake Crafty Camp For Girls! Enroll your child in this one week camp 2019 dates TBD. Campers will work daily on a variety of crafts, have enrichment in Literacy and Math, play games, learn to decorate cupcakes, painting, have a spa day, cheerleading, and much more! Led by Regina a certified teacher with many years of experience in learning, baking and combining the two to make a great experience for the campers! The camp is for grades 2-5. Call  203-215-5214 for more details or to reserve your spot. Space is limited! Camp is help at Teach Hairdressing Academy at 1575 Boston Post Road, Guilford! Birthday Parties with The Big Purple Cupcake! We can host you in our space or come to your location and create a fun day to celebrate your special occasion. We have prepared themes you can choose from or choose your own and we will coordinate the plans. We set up,  take down,  and lead the activities. Themes for boys and girls of all ages are available from Soccer to Tea parties and everything in between!! Catering  Cupcakes, cakes, cookies and more are available for all occasions. Call us today to build your selection of treats that for your party theme!

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    Curious Creatures

    Our staff of professional exhibitors teach respect and appreciation for exotic and unusual animals. Our presentation is hands-on, interactive and can be tailored to meet your individual needs. We include interesting facts and stories about our creatures in an educational and entertaining environment. And, the birthday child also receives a Curious Creatures t-shirt that he or she will wear with pride and enjoyment it will bring back the memories of a party of a lifetime! We gladly take any special requests for a particular type of animal and we can help you enhance the theme of your child’s special day!Some of the animals you will see at a Curious Creatures event will include but not limited to the following: Alligators, frogs, lizards, arachnids, turtles or tortoises, rabbits, snakes, chinchillas, flying squirrels, ferrets, geckos, bearded dragons and many more!  Our Parties are Legendary! From Cute to Creepy We bring them All and the kids will talk about it for years to come! Our professional staff will bring a first-rate, hands-on entertaining, and educational live animal show. We are patient and sure to help you get those perfect photos to treasure and remind your family of a wonderful animal encounter. Our educational programs are designed to be fun and interesting with an emphasis on teaching respect and appreciation for all animals. From Daycares to colleges our talks and demonstrations are tailored to give an appropriate and unforgettable experience. During our presentation, the students learn about the animals and, if appropriate, they get to touch and hold them. Our programs can be customized to specific subjects, such as Rainforest Animals, Desert Animals, Biodiversity and Conservation. Our animal encounter has been famous since 1987. We provide first rate exotic animal shows for nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and special needs groups, all of which have become another of our specialties. We are hired for many corporate events and parties such as, Take Your Child to Work Day, Christmas and Holiday parties, picnics, Luaus, New Years Eve celebrations and Halloween events. You can see us at a number of town festivals and fairs, city celebrations, promotional events, fundraisers, school field days and summer camps. We have and continue to provide animal wrangling for major motion pictures, television commercials and print advertisement. We offer consulting for animal habitat set-ups as well as capture, rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of many exotic animals. We have worked extensively with kids of all abilities, please let us know of any special considerations and we can make sure your party is a huge success for everyone!

  • Bounce Town USA

    Bounce Town USA is home to the the Largest inflatable adventure zone plus arcade in Connecticut. With some of the nation’s largest inflatables available Bounce Town USA is the best destination for parties!!.  In addition to the inflatables Bounce Town USA also has one of a kind UFO inflatable bumper cars, CT highest bungee trampoline, and inflatable rock climb!! Any day spent at here is sure to be a truly incredible adventure for kids of all ages whether it’s a fun something to do kinda day or a special occasion like a birthday party! We offer year round fun with our awesome inflatables, super cool themed party rooms, and an incredible arcade with really fun toys and prizes! Our inflatables include obstacle courses, wall climbs, slides, 20ft high cliff jump!,UFO spaceship…yes that’s right a spaceship!, and much much more!! We encourage 60 mins of play a day!! We also have a fun and safe toddler section which is a specifically designed for the little ones 3 and under and includes a special Mickey Mouse learning center along with other inflatables and games just for them to enjoy! Our Birthday parties allow you to pick a theme and sit back and enjoy the event! Each party Includes the following! 1 hour and 30 minutes in your own private room or area Admission for all kids into BTU Dedicated host to help set up/clean up Tablecloth, napkins, plates, and plastic ware for all Special gift for the guest of Honor Bring your own candles, cake knife, and lighter Outside food/drinks are permitted when you book party!! *Guest are welcomed to bring in their own themed party ware if they choose. More party info and everything’s that included is available on our website bouncetownusa.com We offer: Walk in play, no reservations required A safe play area for toddlers Largest inflatables on the planet!! UFO Bumper Cars! Challenging 30 ft Rocky Mountain deluxe Climb Bungee Trampoline Arcade Games Unique Themed Party Rooms Toys and Prizes Private Events and Parties We also offer rental services if you would like us to bring the fun to your event or location! Find us on Facebook for our latest updates and offers! “

  • Wilton Dance Studio

    We opened our doors in 1989 and have been fortunate to work with so many children and adults from Wilton and the surrounding towns as they learn and grow. We’ve seen our alumni become productive and successful individuals in fields as varied as doctors and nurses, to lawyers and teachers as well as many finding careers in the performing arts.  We provide students with a proper technical foundation to explore their interest in dance. Our classes are fun and exciting, yet structured, with each student receiving individual attention and encouragement. We want everyone to love dance, so we are careful to select both movement and music to make learning fun, while being age-appropriate.  Our staff is well-trained to instruct movement that has correct form and is safe for our student’s developing bodies. Our staff continues to train, perform and participates in professional development activities in order to provide our students with a well-rounded, safe and appropriate class experience. Additionally students have the opportunity to participate in several performances throughout the year; Nutcracker in the fall, Competition teams during the winter months, our year-end performance in June, and a smattering of community offerings throughout the season. Tiny Tots & Early Movers Pre-School and Kindergarten: Children will experience the joy of dance and begin building a learning foundation that lasts a lifetime! Classes are taught by patient and nurturing professionals. Performance Opportunity for Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo and Beginner Ballet (Kindergarten) Classes: Classes will participate in the Annual Year-End performance in June. You will receive an information packet for the performance in the early spring. A costume purchase and regular attendance are requirements for participation in the performance. Participation in the spring performance is guaranteed only when child participates in both terms. However, children who enroll only in the spring term will be extended an invitation to perform on a case-by-case basis. Dancers wishing to perform in our annual Nutcracker production may do so by signing up on the registration form. Rehearsals for this age group begin mid-October and take place Saturday or Sunday afternoons. There is an additional fee. Performances are held at the Wilton High School in early December.   Ballet: What makes our Ballet program so successful? Mrs. Froehlich has assembled a unified teaching staff that puts your child’s experience at the forefront. The teachers of the Ballet program (level I & above) create a cohesive, level appropriate, creative & rewarding full length ballet each year, all the while maintaining a class structure that continues to challenge and improve upon the dancer’s technique. Your child’s training is so important to us that we offer a variety of ballet classes to address the particular needs of your child. Children are often encouraged to take additional classes in different levels when required or appropriate. Admittance to all classes level II and above will be with teacher recommendation or by audition only. Students must fulfill certain physical, emotional and attendance requirements to remain eligible for a particular level class. Multiple ballet classes per week are Read more [...]

  • Woodcock Nature Center

    Woodcock has been a source of environmental and nature education since 1972. The staff, which includes three full-time educators, work with local youth to teach and develop programming designed to instill a love and respect for nature. They work with the local protected wildlife to serve as a resource for educating the community about our natural surroundings through public outreach, school field trips and visits, on-site birthday parties  and our extremely popular summer camp! Host your child’s next birthday party at Woodcock Nature Center where learning is natural!     Little Forest Folk  Little Forest Folk is a nature based program for children ages 3.5 – 5 years old offered by the Woodcock Nature Center in Wilton, CT. The nature center has 149 acres of woodland forests, swamps, streams, and a large pond. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm    September to June Applications for the 2019-20 year open in January 2019! Stay tuned for more info. Into the Forest Ages 3-5 with a caregiver A connection to nature plays a crucial role in a child’s development. Into the Forest brings children (and their caregivers) into nature to help build confidence, obtain basic wilderness skills and most importantly, allow them to get dirty and have fun! After-School Programs Woodland Explorers K – 2nd grade  Investigate and find wonder in the natural world! Through hiking, animal encounters, art, nature activities and more, we’ll discover who shares this earth with us, the important roles they play and how we impact our environment (and we might get a little dirty!). Woodland Navigators 3rd-5th grade Spend the afternoon with educator Sam Nunes and explore our preserve! We will focus a lot on how our actions impact our surroundings, and how we can develop a better relationship with the environment. Kids will participate in dam building, aging trees, learning how to use a compass, using colors and objects in nature to create art, and setting up cameras with a GoPro to see if we can capture any local wildlife on camera! Uncharted Woodcock 6th-8th grade Ever wonder what’s beyond the trails at Woodcock? Find out as we journey into uncharted territory on Woodcock’s 149-acre preserve! Be prepared to don some waders and venture into our swamp off the boardwalk. We’ll build observational skills by looking for wildlife beyond our trails through tracking and search for hidden biodiversity. All of this will be recorded in nature journals we create on the first day! Students are urged to wear appropriate clothing and hiking boots and bring a reusable water bottle and snack. Nighttime Wonders 3rd-5th grade Spend some time in the woods AFTER DARK! This popular program for 3rd-5th graders includes a nighttime hike, animal encounters, fireside treats and unlimited fun. Nature Painting 6th-8th grade Join artist and educator Sarah Breznen for an outdoor oil painting course. Participants will learn the basics of oil painting, and how to see space, form, and color in the surrounding landscape. Painting will take place along the pond and wooded trails. During inclement Read more [...]

  • USA Ninja Challenge

    The USA Ninja Challenge The program is designed to meet the requirements of a full physical fitness program for today’s youth. We incorporate standard gymnastics apparatus including rings, bars, balance beams, and tumbling surfaces. Other specialized ninja training equipment is also used, such as cargo nets, traverse walls, slack lines, ropes, and ladders. Each portion of every obstacle course also includes corresponding conditioning and flexibility stations. The desired result of this program is to improve children’s strength, flexibility and all-around athleticism. Classes: Junior Ninja Ages 4-5 Tues 4:45 PM Ages 6 to 8 Monday 4:45PM & 6PM, Wednesday 4:45PM & 6PM , Thursday 6PM Ages 9 to 11 Monday 7:15 PM,Tues 6 PM, Wed 7:15 PM, Thurs 4:45 PM, Sat 10:15 AM 12 to 15 Year Olds Monday 7:15 PM, Tuesday 7:15 PM, Thurs 4:45 PM, Sat 10:15 AM  Class times subject to change. Please call for availability. __________________________________________________________ Parties Have a birthday coming up? Our parties are action packed, fun filled events! Since we hold one party at a time, you’ll NEVER share the space with another group. Ninja parties are 1 ½ hours long. The first hour of the party is spent in the gym with coaches who will organize obstacle courses, team challenges and some free play time. The last half hour is spent in our spacious party room which doubles as a parent viewing room. A refrigerator/freezer is available for your use. Call for availability. ___________________________________________________________ All participants of classes, parties and any other function at our USA Ninja Challenge facility must complete a registration form and have a signed Waiver of Liability form on file at the facility.  Forms must be completed by each child’s parent or legal guardian. Online Waiver Ninja Winter Camp Schedule    

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    Create Escape

    Create Escape is a Contemporary Art studio that specializes in Paint-Your-Own pottery, Fused Glass, Canvas painting, as well as Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding classes. This Contemporary studio is a place for families and individuals to create tangible memories, tap into their inner artist, and get a little messy! From our classes and studio time to our birthday party options we hope you will come and enjoy our creative space with us! We have a number of options to choose from to customize your party! You pick your medium from our choice of Pottery, a special dish, an animal figurine, “piggy bank”, or canvas, and we will help you decide on the details! All party package Include: Invitations Festive party room Paper products ceramic, glass or canvas project studio tools glazing & firing of pieces staff assistance & instruction a table for food and presents 1 1/2 hours of studio time a customized Birthday plaque for the guest of honor 10 person minimum to book a party – 26 people max All parties require a non-refundable booking fee. Open Studio Create Escape is a family friendly studios with a warm and welcoming atmosphere where people of all ages and artistic ability can come, Escape and Create something truly unique. We have hundreds of pieces of bisque to choose from and plenty of samples, idea books, stamps, and stencils to help you create a unique and personal design. We offer Paint your own Pottery, Fused Glass, Ceramics and Clay, Canvas Painting, Mosaics and Jewlery and Craft Impression Art! Pick one or try them all!

  • Real Life Ninja Academy

    We present to you the 1st Real Life Ninja Academy.  A gym where the philosophies, programs, equipment, etc that we created at New Era Ninjas are being brought to other areas to share the incredible benefits of Ninja Warrior obstacle training.   Kids Classes: We offer classes for boys and girls ages 5 – 15 with  new obstacles every week!  Click link below for schedules, prices and registration. Register below for Winter semester. Camps: We have a Camp program certified by the State of CT in our Air-Conditioned facility at 850 Sherman Ave., Hamden (Building in the BACK).  Indoor games, outdoor games, arts & crafts, outdoor water play, obstacle course training, in-house field trips, ice-cream sundaes and much more.   Our camp programs are worth the money.  They are for children ages 6 (entering 1st Grade) up to 12 for both boys and girls. They are taught by our same professionally trained staff that teach your children during the year.  Your children will form bonds with other children and adults they will remember forever.   We have Full day camp (you bring a lunch) from 9:00 – 3:30.  Early drop off and late pick-up are available for an extra fee.  You may select any combination of weeks.  Just to further convince you, we have MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNTS and MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNTS (that will be manually entered after your registration is reviewed). Birthday Parties: Real Life Ninja Academy offers a great alternative to home birthday parties. This means FUN for all the kids and less work for you. Ninja parties are offered on Fridays at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm and on Saturdays at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Parties book up quickly so please book your party well in advance. Ninja parties start at 6 years old, but all guests must be at least 5 years old to participate and no older than 14. Sorry, no parents are allowed in the ninja area (on the mats) for safety reasons. There are bleachers and benches for your guests to watch from. We do allow the party parents to enter the matted area to take pictures and videos. During the 1st hour, your children will be challenged to fun obstacle course training with our professional ninja staff. After the hour in the gym, you have 40 minutes for food and cake. After the completion of the activities in the gym, NO ONE is allowed back in the ninja area. We will help you set up, serve and clean up, so you can just sit back and enjoy the party. You must supply the food, cake, drinks, and any other snacks you wish to bring. No Pinata’s are allowed, sorry. We can supply all paper goods, which are a generic white, or you may bring your own. We have plates, cups, napkins, forks and spoons available for your use. Presents should be brought home to be opened as there just isn’t enough time without shortening the gym time. Gratuities are not included in the cost of the party and can be Read more [...]

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    Copper Creek Mini Golf

    The newest addition to Nature’s Art Village is Copper Creek Mini Golf, a one-of-a-kind, challenging, adventure mini golf course designed to test golfers both with their putting ability and their knowledge of minerals!   18 Hole Adventure Mini Golf Course One-of-a-Kind Old West Mining Town Theme Challenging Tournament-Style Course Educational, Fun and Unique Multiple Ways to Play Every Hole Designed for Ages 8 and Up Children under age 6 not permitted on course. First 9 Holes are Wheelchair Accessible As a part of Nature’s Art Village, you can visit  Copper Creek and call it a day, or stay and explore the other options onsite, such as The Dinosaur Place, Discovery Depot ,  The Gateway Museum, and The  Shops each offering something unique and interesting.    

  • Stoneage Rock Gym

    Appropriate for teens and adults. Ages 12 and under can climb with the assistance of an adult.   Cost include Passes, Gear Rentals, and beginner and advanced Lessons.  Types of climbing include Boulder Climbing, Top Rope Climbing, and Lead Climbing.    New climbers are strongly encouraged to take the beginner lesson (ages 13 through adult)   Rain, snow, cold, bad winds – they can all make outside climbing miserable. As climbers began to strive for higher difficulty climbs, they realized that they needed to train, that the best training for climbing was climbing, and that conditions outdoors could prevent them from getting that training. The answer was to create artificial climbing walls, indoors. The artificial climbing wall is a surface, usually of wood, sometimes, as at Stone Age, coated with the texture similar to that of real stone. The wall is drilled with numerous holes, sometimes in a grid pattern, and T-nuts are pounded into those holes from the back of the wall. T-nuts allow bolts to be screwed into them, and this is used to attach plastic, wood, and stone holds to the wall. Wall structures are held up with strong wooden beams, much like the roof of a house.

  • Soarin Indoors Aerial Adventure Center

    Soarin’ Indoors is New England’s first indoor aerial adventure center. Our 12,000 square foot indoor rope challenge course has 2 stories of climbing fun. Obstacles such as ladders, high wires, cargo nets, and wobbly bridges stand in your way – can you beat them all? Included in the course are also 3 zip lines! No experience necessary – we will provide and train you with everything you need for the price of admission. Anyone who can reach a height of 60 inches (5 feet) standing flat-footed on the floor can soar! Children younger than five will love exploring our playscape with climbing tunnels, a ball pit, giant slide, and much more! Admission is good for as long as you’d like to stay and climb, or as long as you hold out! Open year-round, and party packages are available with 2 private rooms right off the main course room.

  • Action Arts

    Art: Fun art classes for kids. Kids will draw out their ideas based on that week’s subject, then they will paint their sketch using their own imagination. Different mediums will be utilized through out the session, including canvas, watercolor, or a collage. Colorful Palette and Creative Creations:  In this class, young artists will learn about mixing colors. They will create a beautiful painting on canvas, paint a watercolor, make wooden animals, will work with oil pastels, colored pencils, sharpies, clay, tempera and acrylic paints. Karen’s CreationsKaren’s Creations: Kids will learn by doing a variety of art projects while learning elements of each art. This session will include many unusual projects, including canvas, watercolor, stained glass, collage, paper mache, wooden sculptures, and paper mache Mexican Oxance style animals. Fun Fridays Come and learn all about art, from painting on canvas to watercolor scenes and clay. They learn warm and cool colors, canvas, collage, paper mache, watercolor and more. Join us for the best time ever! Saturday Workshops This is a great class for siblings to create together. In each class young artists learn about famous artists and create masterpieces in the style of the artist using the same color palette (Picasso’s Bridge, Van Gogh’s Sunflower for example). Little Picasso’s preschool Young artists learn the basics of art, will paint on canvas, paint with watercolor, work with clay, and do a collage. We teach about the color wheel and mixing colors, primary and complementary colors plus tints and shades, warm and cool colors, and more. Each week we have a subject such as farm animals. With animals, we go over their biggest feature. We show many samples and examples so kids have an idea to get their imaginations going. They use their imagination to draw and create their art.

  • Quassy Amusement Park

    Quassy, founded as an amusement park in 1908, sits on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, Connecticut. On its 20 plus acres, it boasts of rides including the award  winning “Wooden Warrior” roller coaster, which  is rated among the top 50 coasters in the world. Also featuring  “Crazy Cups”, “Yo-Yo” Super Swing, “The Big Flush Water Coaster,” a four-abreast “Grand Carousel,” and  a variety of thrill rides as well as attractions for the very young.  UP, UP & AWAY is a new children’s ride being added at the lakefront for 2017. Adults may ride with their children. The Quassy Quest Laser Maze is one of the newest attractions in Quassy Amusement & Waterpark’s huge arcade building. Guests must beat the clock in this exciting and fun pay-as-you-go attraction. A new Beam Buster program is being added to the attraction for the 2017 season. Visit “Splash Away Bay” the  interactive water play area – home of the gigantic “Tunnel Twister”, “Fish Pond” and water-slides, including “Slide City” a 5 slide complex for our youngest visitors! Cool off in Lake Quassapaug at Quassy Beach and cap off the day with a frozen treat from Quassy’s Ice Cream Parlor or a sweet treat from the brand new Bella & Bessie’s Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria, with fresh made taffy, and also favorites such as cotton candy, popcorn in a variety of flavors, candy apples, chocolate and hard candy. In addition, the shop will offer nachos and giant pretzels.  Beverages will include soda, fresh-squeezed lemonade, slush and other bottled soft drinks.The north end of the structure will be home to the pizzeria, where homemade pizza with a variety of toppings will be offered by the slice or whole pie. Beer and wine will be sold on the pizzeria side of the building as well. Quassy has a picnic grove where you can cook your own food, an exciting large electronic redemption arcade, food stands and restaurant. Quassy also has two catering pavilions where we can host company outings and family reunions of 100 to 2,000 people, plus patio parties and birthday parties of 10 to 100 people. Quassy offers the entire family safe, affordable fun. Obviously, Quassy is the place for you. FIREWORKS – Quassy Amusement & Waterpark will host a special “3-D” fireworks display on July 4 to benefit Healthy Eyes Alliance. Special viewing glasses are sold at the Middlebury, Conn., park to view the fireworks display over Lake Quassapaug.

  • Gymnastic Spectrum

    Gymnastic Spectrum offers a fun based and non-competitive approach in teaching young children gymnastics, tae kwon do, and Ninja skills. Classes that develop not only sport specific skills, but also fine and gross motor skills, social skills, and self-confidence are offered for boys and girls 18 months Gymnastics Classes: Tumble Bears, designed for parent + child, concentrates on movements and skills needed to aide your child’s cognitive and emotional development, coordination, motor skills, balance, strength, language, and socialization… all while having fun! Enjoy spending time with your child and create lasting relationships! The first 30 minutes are structured followed by 15 minutes of exploration! Each child to be accompanied by a parent/adult. All of our gymnastics classes are designed to develop not only gymnastics skills, but also many positive life skills. Discipline, self-confidence, strength, agility, and balance are areas we seek to develop in our students. Classes begin with aerobic/strength activities and stretching followed by skill instruction at the bars, beam, vault, trampoline, and tumbl-trak. Our pre-school, recreational, and competitive programs are all focused on learning in a FUN and safe environment If you want to concentrate just on tumbling, not all 4 Olympic events, this class is for you! Utilizing our 40-foot-long tumble track, air track, in-ground trampoline and spring floor, your child’s confidence and skills will improve rapidly. Beginner through Advanced levels available. Tae Kwon Do Introducing a child to Tae Kwon Do at a young age is a great way to further develop a child’s motor skills and self confidence. Tae Kwon Do training differs from Karate and many other martial arts forms. Our kids Tae Kwon Do program emphasizes strong kicks and extensive footwork. Our professional martial arts instructor is a 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do with over 30 years experience teaching young children in the greater Danbury area. Ninja Mania PARENT & CHILD 2.5YRS – 3.5 YRS Mini Ninja This is a fun obstacle course based class for parents to challenge their child throughout our 4 Mini Ninja Mania obstacle courses! Jr. Ninja In this fun obstacle course based class, our Jr. Ninjas will jump, climb, swing and more as they develop balance, strength, and coordination…all while having a BLAST! We also work on several social skills such as following directions, problem solving, group communication and more. Ninja Inspired by the show “American Ninja Warrior”, this obstacle course-based class is structured to develop strength, balance, focus, problem solving, agility and MORE! JR. Ninja Pre-Team Our Jr. Ninja Pre-Team is a select group of Jr. Ninjas who have excelled on our Jr. Ninja courses & obstacles without much needed assistance and are ready to be challenged a bit more! Advanced Ninja Our select Advanced Ninja Mania students have mastered the obstacles in our Ninja Mania class without assitance and are ready to be challenged with obstacles at a higher level of difficulty. BY INVITE: Ninja Mania Team We are excited to enter our first year with a competitive Ninja Team! Students train at Read more [...]

  • Get Fired Up

    Get Fired Up is a paint-your-own-pottery studio “where everyone is an artist” Everything you make at Get Fired Up is LEAD-FREE and FOOD-SAFE. We are happy to announce that we are now offering GLASS FUSION classes! Join us Friday evenings and let us show you the basics of cutting, assembling and fusing glass pieces. A new project will be featured each month. Our prices are all inclusive and include the cost of the piece, paints, glazing, firing, etc. Prices range from $1-$85 plus tax. OUR HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 8pm Wednesday and Friday 12pm – 8pm Saturday 10am – 6pm Sunday 12pm – 5pm *We may open earlier or close later during school/summer vacations. Feel free to call ahead! Walk-ins are always welcome! Reservations recommended for groups of 6 or more. No experience is necessary- just choose your piece and paint it free-hand or use any of our sponges, stencils or stamps. We have loads of idea books and sample pieces to help get you started! Your works of art will be glazed and fired (by us) and ready for pick-up within 5-7 days.           We specialize in: Adult and children’s parties DIVA NIGHT (a fun night out with the girls!) Guest book platters Hand and foot-print art We accept cash, check and VISA, Mastercard or DISCOVER credit cards.  

  • Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama

    Welcome to Connecticut’s Premier 10-Pin Bowling Center. Whether you’re looking to meet some new people, connect with existing family and friends Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama has been a fun filled family destination since 1959. We offer Junior and adult leagues in a family friendly fun center! BOWL O RAMA IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MON – THURSDAY 8:30AM – 12 Midnight FRIDAY & SATURDAY OPEN UNTIL 2AM SUNDAY 9AM -12 Midnight Click Here for special Offers ! “Purchase a game, get a free game” (same visit) Our Birthday parties packages are a great options for groups of all sizes and ages (4& up) click here or call for more details and to book your date.

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    Discovery Depot

    Discovery Depot is a unique indoor experience taking an archeological expedition to find adventures you can keep! Dig for crystals & minerals in The Jackpot Mine, identify them at our mineral information tables and take home all your treasures! Pan for “gold” at Thunder Creek and keep everything you find! Unearth dinosaur fossils in The Bone Zone and take home a kit of real fossils! Create a masterpiece at the Craft Center with Spin Art T-shirts, Sand Art & more! Be the first to see the breathtaking insides of a newly cut geode millions of years old! As a part of Nature’s Art Village, you can visit Discovery Depot and call it a day, or stay and explore the other options onsite, such as The Dinosaur Place, Copper Creek ,  The Gateway Museum, and The  Shops each offering something unique and interesting.

  • Audubon Greenwich

    Our center is located at our 285-acre Main Sanctuary and features the Kimberlin Nature Education Center—our main building that is the hub for our nature programs, educational exhibits, staff offices, and The Nature Store & Gift Shop. The facility is also available for rental for special occasions. The surrounding landscape serves as an outdoor classroom with 7 miles of hiking trails, hardwood forests, lake, vernal pool, and more. Come learn and explore with us. Summer Nature Day Camp Our weekly-themed camp programs provide a unique place for your child to explore the outdoors during their summer break. Campers build a deeper connection to the natural world through fun, experiential activities while exploring our 285-acre Main Sanctuary, which includes a beautiful teaching pond, the Byram River, Mead Lake, forests, and meadows. Grades 6 – 9 Audubon Ecology Adventures: This exciting Audubon camp for teens combines exploration of the great outdoors with learning about the amazing biodiversity that is found in our local natural areas. Daily field trips to forests, rivers, and coastal areas will be led by experienced naturalists and will give campers an opportunity to learn about ecology and conservation while exploring and having fun. New Specialty Camps for Grades 6-11: Our Specialty Camps offer exciting opportunities for middle and high schoolers to engage with the natural world through mediums they identify with such as art, photography, digital animation, and real-world, hands-on learning. These new offerings challenge campers to create and craft using tools and skills ranging from cutting-edge digital to wilderness survival. 2018 Summer Nature Day Camp Dates: JUNE 25 – AUGUST 17 Camp Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except Twilight Investigations, Session 8: August 13-17 which will run from 3:30 – 9:30 p.m.) Extended Care: Late Pick-up Available from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ($50 per week)   Early Childhood Programs Nature Sprouts Audubon Greenwich welcomes little ones and their grown-ups to discover, explore, and investigate nature. Our Nature Sprouts program features a different theme each week. Activities include animal experiences, dramatic play, stories, and more! Following each session, adults gather for an Audubon Naturalist-led discussion of conservation actions they can take as a family. Little Saplings: Learning Together Come along and explore side by side as we use nature to learn through play. Ages 3.5 to 5 years. Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch available 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.   School & Youth Group Programs Guided school and youth group field trips at Audubon Greenwich emphasize student participation, first-hand experiences in the field, and inquiry-based learning methods. School group programs are coordinated with local curriculum objectives and the National Science Education Standards. We offer short programs and extended day programs, which can include an after-lunch workshop. School and youth group programs are offered throughout the year and are a great way to for students of all ages to explore and learn naturally through hands-on activities and the exploration of the plants and animals of the pond, forest, and field habitats along our outdoor trails. Scout Programs Audubon Greenwich offers a wide variety programs for Daisy Scouts, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, Read more [...]

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

    Stepping Stones Museum for Children ignites a love of learning through play. With exhibits, performances, workshops, outdoor garden and courtyard play spaces, a cafe and store, and classes – children become wide-eyed with excitement. Step inside our spectacular LEED Gold certified museum and open your world to amazing explorations and discoveries.    

  • Bjorn the Magician

    Kids Party Magician Provides Custom Magic Shows My magic show is non-stop, age appropriate comedy magic. My balloon show amazes people at what can be built from balloons. I typically do birthday parties, school shows, Blue/Gold banquets, YMCA/YWCA camps and the like. Whether its a birthday party, a banquet, or a school, you will hear the children laughing and see them grinning continuously. One highlight of the show is my rabbit puppet who is convinced HE is really in charge of the show. Every child squeals with delight at the appearance of my REAL RABBIT, Wilbur, who knows HE is the real star. All the children love to participate as they help the elusive Hiram hide from the poor magician. For birthday parties, I customize the show to the age of the participants. The show for the 3-5 year old audience is different from that for the 6-9 year old crowd. In addition, I have a workshop aimed at older children. The workshop teaches both how to do a series of tricks AND how to present them. Frequently people at schools and churches wonder if I have more than shows that compliment what they are teaching. I am happy to say that I do. I currently have a set of shows whose topics include, but are not limited to my: Anti-Bullying show Safety show, Dental Hygiene show, Lean Green Eating Machine (Healthy eating) show, Self Esteem show, I love America show, as well as Holiday theme shows for Halloween, Christmas, etc. Educational Magician Has Many Themes Kids Magician has Magic Show Themes to Enhance Education People at schools and churches frequently ask Bjorn the Magician if he has more magic shows that compliment what they are teaching. This educational   kids entertainer is happy to say that he does. This  kids magician has a set of shows whose topics include, but are not limited to his: Safety, Dental Hygiene, Lean Green Eating Machine (Healthy eating), Self Esteem, I love America, as well as Holiday theme magic shows for Halloween, Christmas, etc. If you are an educator and want a wonderful and educational kids magic show that supports your curriculum, then call this kids magician today. Make Planning Children’s Parties Easy and Worry Free Performances to Entertain and Connect with the Audience Why do you need a kids party entertainer when hiring a childrens party magician for your childrens party? When you have a large number of children at a birthday party expecting entertainment, they can become very excited. If that entertainment does not happen quickly enough, then the children may grow bored, or begin to entertain themselves. That might not be entertaining for the other kids or their parents. You need a kids party entertainer who is able to connect with the children and capture their attention with zany magic tricks, hilarious stories, and incredible puppetry. When I produce a real live magician’s bunny, the children laugh and applaud, and focus on him for a long time. Our kids party magic shows delight children and give the parents some time to relax Read more [...]

  • ASAP! Summer Camp 2018

    ASAP! Summer Camp 2018 Washington Montessori School, New Preston Ages 4.5-17 , Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm July 30-August 10 Now in its 18th year, children ages 4.5-17 come to ASAP! Summer Camp to play, make friends, explore their creativity, connect with nature, become inventors and discover something new! Voted #1 Cultural Arts Organization in Northwest Connecticut, ASAP! Summer Camp is a full-day camp like no other in the area. We offer a comprehensive arts experience led by professional artists. Daily adventures include visual arts, dance, drama, music, creative writing, circus arts, yoga, pottery, outdoor activities and so much more. At ASAP! Summer Camp, kids unplug so they can connect with themselves and each other. ASAP! will provide a nut-free organic snack daily during this 2 week program. Children must bring a nut-free lunch. ASAP! SUMMER CAMP 2017 SLIDESHOW from ASAP on Vimeo.

  • Amy’s Active Learning

    Amy’s Active Learning workshops encourage exploration, problem-solving and curiosity while using a variety of learning approaches to touch upon all learning types. These workshops include areas such as art, science, nutrition, and literacy, while also including custom themes, holidays and/or seasonal activities. We tbelieve that “sitting still” is not in the children’s dictionary, therefore we feel an absolute need to incorporate fun, energizing movement games and exercises into each and every workshop to keep the brains and bodies of these children moving! Birthday Parties Customize a workshop for the perfect birthday celebration your child deserves! These age-appropriate, interactive and exciting workshops are built around the theme of your child’s choosing. Each workshop will offer children a chance to participate in creative art, science and energizing movement games! At each party, the children will also get to take home their own artistic creations! Our Workshops Toddler Drop Off Workshop (Age 18 mos-3): Pre-K / School Age Workshop (Age 3-8): Amy’s workshops are strategically planned to incorporate hands-on learning along with child-friendly movement activities. Each workshop includes areas of art, science, nutrition, mathematics, and/or engineering activities which focus on the creativity, curiosity, and experiences of the children. Seasonal themes, creative ideas and Amy’s unique way of keeping her workshops active and exciting allows children the chance to explore, create, move and learn. Children learn about their body, mind and self while participating in yoga breathing and exercises, along with fun and energetic dance and movement games throughout each workshop.   Little Hands (Age 0-3) A workshop designed for children of all abilities. This class will encourage movement, language and play through a variety of different activities. These will include songs, sign language, sensory activities, calming techniques and letting each child explore and have fun at his/her own pace. *Little hands can be individualized based on child preferences and needs. Creative Hands (Age 3-7): A workshop designed for children of all abilities. We will practice yoga poses, breathing, games, create masterpieces, explore with sensory stations, get messy and have fun! Each child will explore at his/her own pace. *Creative hands can be individualized based on child preferences and needs. Mommy/Daddy and Me: These workshops are new, exciting and hands-on learning experiences for both you and your child! Children and caregivers spend quality time together while singing, dancing and participating in a variety of art, science and sensory explorations! Meet local families and enjoy some one-on-one time with your little one! Parent’s Night Out: Parents night out workshops are held on Friday nights from 5:30-8:30 PM, just enough time to catch a movie or have a nice dinner out! Amy will incorporate hands-on learning, movement activities, art, science and sensory explorations as well as a short child-appropriate movie. Workshop includes Pizza and a craft to take home. Special pricing applies and discounts are provided for multiple children. See our Calendar for upcoming offerings. ​

  • Lyman Orchards

    Established in 1741 and now in its 9th generation, Lyman Orchards is recognized as the twelfth oldest family owned business still in operation. Shop in the Apple Barrel market for fresh farm produce and award-winning Hi-Top Apple Pies; enjoy picking fresh fruits in season, and golf on our two 18-hole championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Gary Player; or learn the game of golf or improve your stroke at our new Golf Center and Apple Nine course. Apple Barrel Store Our unique market has become known throughout Connecticut and beyond as a favorite destination for family fun and great food! The enticing aroma of fresh baked products fills our market all day long. Every day, all day long, fresh pies, apple cider donuts, muffins, cookies, breads, pastries, and more desserts are made in our Farm Kitchen Bakery.  The Orchard  You can pick nearly 100 varieties of fruits from June through October! It’s simple to pick your own at Lyman Orchards. Before coming to pick, always call our 24-hour hotline for up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions, varieties, and current market prices. We update the message as often as necessary (especially in rainy or overcast weather) in order to help you make the best arrangements for your picking trip. Picking areas are easy to find and clearly marked. Our Pick-Your-Own staff members are very knowledgeable about the fruits you’ll be picking and containers for picking and recipe sheets are available at every Pick-Your-Own station. Championship Golf  Our Junior Golf School teaches children as young as five, the basic skills they will need in a fun, friendly enviroment. They will learn under the guidance of our professional instructors, led by Marissa Kulig and Jon Wilson. Our Junior Coaching is a developmental program designed to teach children as young as 3 the game of golf. As your child’s skills improve, they will ascend to new ranks until they are ready to play at the collegiate or professional level. Our PGA Junior League is a way for kids to compete at the game of golf. Similar to Little League, your youngster’s team will compete against children from other area golf courses. In it’s first season last year, the Lyman Orchards’ All Star team won the Connecticut State Championship. One Destination… 3 Amazing Courses  With courses designed by legendary Hall of Fame architect Robert Trent Jones and Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player, Lyman Orchards’ championship golf courses are both ranked among the best in the Northeast. The Golf Center and Apple Nine course opened in 2012 and are already recognized among the country’s top facilities where you can learn or improve your game. Special Events  Lyman Orchard offers family fun throughout the year. Pick Your Own Sunflower Maze Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze Cooking Demos for Moms Brunch with Santa Gingerbread Workshop …and MORE!  

  • TimberGyms

    TimberGyms is your source for outdoor fun! We specialize in quality wooden playsets, rubber mulch, backyard ice rinks, basketball systems, inflatable rentals, birthday parties, and much, much more! So no matter the season, we will be sure to provide the fun for kids of all ages! We here at TimberGyms put the same care and creativity toward everything we do. Whether we are hosting your child’s birthday party here at our indoor play area or installing and maintaining your family’s playset, we will strive for your complete satisfaction so that your focus can remain on your family as well as your busy, every-day lives. Open Play The best place in Connecticut to come play indoors!Age-appropriate from infant to 10 years old Climb, Slide, Ride, Jump, Bounce and PLAY all day in our giant indoor playground. Come See our huge play area! GENERAL OPEN PLAY HOURS: 10:00am – 4:00pm M-F We are also open till 6PM if no evening parties are in session. CALL FOR EXTENDED HOURS Weekend Open Play hours are dependent on our Party Schedule. We gladly notify our fans of any special Open Play times on our Facebook page. We will usually post any weekend Open Play hours on Friday evening. Party Packages For more information, be sure to check out our website at www.timbergyms.com, or visit us at our store, conveniently located off the Berlin Turnpike in Newington. Let us prove to YOU why we’re the UPside of OUTside!  

  • Imagine Nation A Museum Early Learning Center

    Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center has three levels of interactive museum studios design for children ages 2-8!   Imagine Nation Museum Early Learning Center is committed to the development of life-long learners.  Within an environment that inspires young children and families to imagine and investigate, our community supports the development of critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, confidence, and citizenship. Imagine Nation is home to a NAEYC accredited early learning school. We are a unique division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.   Lunch and Ice Cream in the Soda Fountain Check out the Imagine Cafe for freshly made sandwiches, salads, and sweet treats like ice cream, milkshakes, and floats! Gift Shop  Visiting our gift shop does not require admission, and it’s a great place to shop for unique, educational toys and gifts! Imagine Nation Museum Members receive 10 % off their purchases every day! Birthday Parties Book your birthday party with us, we have packages available to make your party a special one! Party Time Slots (subject to availability): Saturdays: 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:00 pm Sundays (Jan-March): 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:00 pm Weekday times for parties may be coordinated with the Party Coordinator A $75 deposit is required at the time of your reservation & balance is due on the day of the party To check availability or to book your child’s birthday party, please contact Kim at (860) 540-3164 or by e-mail at birthdays@imaginemuseum.org  Please allow 24-48 hours for a return response. Also, please keep in mind that parties book quickly and reservations are accepted up to six months in advance!   Educational Field Trips  Self-Discovery Programs Enjoy a self-guided exploration of our 3 floors of over 20 interactive hands-on exhibits and activities. Admission for groups with 49 or fewer students is $9.50/student. Groups with 50 or more students discount admission is $9.00/student. We allow one free chaperone for every ten students. Additional adults are charged at the student rate. Scheduling Groups with 50 or less students can schedule visits on Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30-5:00. Groups with 50 or more students must be scheduled on Tuesdays 9:30-5:00. A deposit of $50.00 must be made prior to your visit in order to confirm your reservation. Final payment is expected at the time of your visit. A check payable to “Imagine Nation Museum” is preferred. Non-weather related cancellations must be made no later than 1 week prior to your trip. Contact Pamela Adams at 860.540.3165 for more information & to book a trip!   Hours Monday CLOSED  Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday 9:30am-5pm  Thursday 9:30am-5pm Friday 9:30am-5pm Saturday 9:30am-5pm  Sunday (Jan- March) 11am-5pm

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    Pink Soda

    Our beautiful Stamford location Birthday location is decorated with stylish accessories, themed table settings, enchanting costumes that our party captains wear, boas, backdrops for photos, karaoke lounge and more. We personalize ervery event to tailor it to exactly what you envision for your celebration! We only celebrate one party at a time, so you don’t have to worry about sharing your party or staff with anyone else! Each event is completely private! Some of our most popular Party Themes are: Princess Party Artist Party PJ Jammie Jam Spa Party We can add face painting on to any party for an additional fee. All paints are non toxic, skin safe and FDA approved. Our energetic staff is trained to give you an amazing party that you and your guests are sure to remember!

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    Trixies Cuts & Spa – Hamden

    Trixie’s Spa For Kids is owned & run by a Top New York City Stylist who has been bringing that skill and care to children for over 25 years. Geraldine and her staff have been proudly serving the New Haven/Fairfield County community for 7 years. Owner Geraldine has been: Featured in The New York Times “Style” section Received 5 STAR REVIEWS from Timeout New York Received 5 STAR REVIEWS from Nickelodeon’s Parentsconnect Featured in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Norwalk Hour to name a few We’re the Girl Party Experts! Trixie’s Spa For Kids, located on Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, is perfect for: birthdays, Brownies/Girl Scout meetings or any special occasion. All Parties Include: ~ Party of eight ~ Two hours of fun, giggles, glam & glitz! ~ Fashion runway and dress up ~ Printable invitations from our website ~ “Feeling Smitten” bath bomb ~ Decorate-your-own cupcake with lots of yummy toppings ~ One juice box per child ~ Karaoke! ( at no extra charge!) ~ Fun temporary hair color and sparkle ~ A decorate-your-own purse box to take all your party swag home   Picasso Princess Choice of one craft and two make-your-own products. Beads & Baubles Make your own jewelry. Choose from charmed ribbon bracelets, pendant necklaces, stone bead bracelet or link bracelet. Plus flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani and one make-your-own.er Glitter Up Flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani, make your own product, glitter tattoo, and choice of hair extension, hair tinsel or hair stones. Ooh-la-la-di-da! Choose your own organic, flavored facial and flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani. Choice of hair extension, hair tinsel or hair stones. Choose one craft or one make-your-own.  ($350, $35 each additional girl) Glam Jam! Flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani, flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-pedi, choice of hair extension, hair tinsel, or hair stones, and one craft or one make-your-own.  Dazzling Divas Flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani, flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-pedi, and your own organic flavored facial. Bling design make-up application. One craft and one make-your-own. !!YOLO!! AMAZING hair up-dos with curls and braids galore! Choice of hair extension, hair tinsel or hair stones, flavored sugar scrub soak with mini-mani, bling design make-up application, two make-your-owns and two crafts. Includes photo shoot throughout party, and photo collage sent to parent that can be duplicated.    We can turn any party into an individual package or customize one to fit your needs. Please call us to choose from our extensive craft list.

  • Auer Farm

    Auerfarm is space wherein students can fulfill the Core Science Curriculum. We offer instructional programs and also offer our facilities for rent. The farm is also open to exploration any day of the week from dawn til dusk. between the many, varying farm animals, the excited children and beautiful scenery, Auerfarm is an amazing community resource. We hope you will find yourself here, enjoying the simple pleasures of the farm atmosphere. You can also find out more about specific events on our events page. We offer seasonal Programs including: Farms Produce Food Summer on the Farm Apples and Cider Maple Sugaring Animal Homes Pollinator Power Celebrate your birthday at Auerfarm! We have indoor classroom space and an outdoor pavilion for your party depending on the weather and time of year. We also have a kitchen if you need it. Show up early and feel free to decorate. If you are planning on having food/cake, you will need to supply the table cloths and plates/utensils. Looking for an interesting program for your class, but can’t make it out to the farm? We can bring our Programs to you! email for more information. Click here for party options and themes! Summer Enrichment Programs are also offered. Check back in Early 2019 for upcoming program details!

  • Danbury Railway Museum

    Danbury Railway Museum is conveniently located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, near Patriot Garage and the dining district. We offer railroad history told by our exhibits, artifacts, and displays, tours of our 6 acre railyard, train rides in our yard on weekends, and numerous operating model layouts of many sizes. There is a play area for the younger train fan, and many of our “real” trains are open to visitors. We offer three children’s events: Easter Bunny, Pumpkin Patch, and Santa, and other special events held throughout the year. The Museum is open year around, with trains operating April – December. Fun for train fans of all ages! January – March Winter Schedule Parties include use of the party area plus admission to the attractions in the Museum building and railyard, Locomotive Cab Ride Pass (redeemable April-November) for birthday child and 1 adult, ( Trains do not operate during the months January through March ) and 10% off in the gift shop for all party purchases. Winter Party fee: $150* * The party fee provides for up to 24 attendees. Additional attendees are welcome for an additional $6 per person. —————————————————————  

  • Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

      Hall of Fame Silver Lanes is a family entertainment center full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy!  With 52 lanes of bowling, and A Knights Quest Laser Tag there is something for everyone! We offer state of the art lanes and scoring, a full service snack bar including ice cream and milkshakes! Our Laser Tag arena is brand new and themed as a mid-evil adventure to not only challenge your skills but also totally immerse you in the experience! Check out our arcade and redemption center!! We have party packages available for celebrating special occasions, and ask us about fundraiser opportunities! Hours of Operation: Mon. thru Thur.: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Fri. & Sat.: 9:00 am – 1:00 am Sun.: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm  

  • Charlotte’s Sewing Shop and School

    Sewing Classes We offer classes for Adults, Teens and children age 6+. All beginning students will start with simple commercial patterns that are picked by Charlotte’s Sewing Shop & School. Patterns and all sewing supplies (fabric, thread, zippers etc) will be provided by the student/parent. A list of supplies needed will be supplied by instructor. There are many simple patterns that are very good for beginning sewers. Each project the student completes will teach different techniques and sewing skills. Every project selected should have some techniques that is not known to the student. I want students to stay challenged and continually learning. There is so much one can learn in the sewing field you would be amazed. Children & Teen Classes: are offered Monday thru Thursday, from 4-5:00pm, 5:10-6:10pm and 6:20-7:20 on Wed. & Thurs. each week. Class for ages 6 to some teens is 1 hour and meets once a week (4 classes month). Other teens to adults will be a 2 hour class and meet the 1st and 3rd week of the month. The first class will cover safety in the school, tools we will be using, and how to use the machine… and practicing on the machine. Summer Camp We offer a project-based summer session that will teach and build on skills with project-based learning. A combination of techniques and the ability to creatively put those skills to use is a lot of fun for our students. Call for availability! Sewing Birthday Parties! Call to reserve your party! Call to reserve your party! Parties are 2-1/2 hours long and includes: – Quick sewing machine lesson on operating the machine and safety rule – Time to sew an item (choice of items) – and cake time. Parents may bring beverages, food and/or cake (there is a pizza restaurant in our plaza and an awesome bakery for cake or cupcakes).

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    Monster Mini Golf – Danbury

    Monster Mini gold offer 18 holes of  18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf surrounded by creatively designed, fun for all ages, animated monsters around every twist and turn! They move, they talk, they wiggle and they squawk…making our course a one-of-a-kind experience!  And our monsters are only the beginning of this family entertainment experience. Beaming black-lights bring to life witty, comical, relatable pop-culture artwork belonging to the town and state of the location.   Our Laser Maze at the Danbury location  is like nothing you have ever seen ! Run Jump duck and bend while you test your agility and skills in this incredibly cool challenge. Individual and team challenges are available! Laser Tag at Monster Mini Golf in our Orange  location is a high energy, fun, team-based game of skill, for players from 5 years of age and up. You can think of it as high-tech hide and seek or capture the flag, with lasers! The Monster Laser Tag arena is approximately 2500 square feet of highly interactive play area, full of fun effects including fog, black lights, targets, and creative decorations. In case you have never experienced Laser Tag before, the basics of the game are that players are challenged to make the most “tags” on the other team during the gameplay duration.  The team with the most amount of “tags” wins! Laser Tag at Monster Mini Golf is anything but standard though, as we offer Special Missions (game variations) and much more.   Monster Mini Golf Birthday Parties are unlike any Birthday Party you have ever experienced! Your child will be the star of the event and the center of attention on their big day, as you and your guests will receive red carpet treatment. The celebration begins in one of our posh Haunted Mansion style Private Birthday Party rooms, where pampering includes all service needs, as well as a dynamic series of engaging, interactive, and age-appropriate games and activities lead by your dedicated Party Specialist! Laughs, smiles, prizes will fill the room!  Once the children have played, enjoyed refreshments, and gobbled up the cake and ice cream the activities will ramp up even more as they are led onto our state-of-the-art Monster Mini Golf course for a frightfully fun miniature golf experience.    

  • Spare Time Vernon

    BOWLING Find yourself with some spare time? Then it’s time to step out on the town and go bowling. We are the only place around that you can party and hear a pin drop! Check out our current open play specials. PRICING OPEN BOWLING: $5.00 per game/per person SHOE RENTAL: $4.00 GAME ZONE We’re a lot more than just a bowling center here at Spare Time!  We have an arcade and video games galore!  Win points in the arcade and redeem them for amazing prizes!  With our out of this world game zone, everyone goes home a winner!   Let your fun side loose on Tuesdays from 3pm-close for 50% off! LASER TAG NOW OPEN! Laser Tag is a unique competitive activity for all ages so come battle it out in our multi-level arena and have a blast! We’ve got a high tech arena that’s sure to get your heart pounding with the music, fog, LED lighting with special effects and laser guns! It’s an experience out of this world! Totally cool and totally fun!   KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES We make coming up with fun ideas for kids birthday parties easy! At Spare Time Vernon, whether you are planning a girl’s birthday or a boy’s birthday… we have parties for kids that can include everything from bowling, to arcade games, to laser tag… creating a birthday package that your child will love and you will enjoy is easy to do. And our birthday party planner is here to assist you! Choose from one of the following Birthday Packages, or create your own! BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE Your two hour party includes: Bowling and Shoe Rental Music and Light Show Birthday Party Host Pizza and Soda Place Settings and Balloons BIRTHDAY BOWLING BASH INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM THE PARTY PACKAGE: Bowling and Shoe Rental Music and Light Show Birthday Party Host Pizza and Soda Place Settings and Balloons PLUS! LASER TAG FOR THE WHOLE PARTY!   LASER TAG ONLY BIRTHDAY PARTIES YOUR TWO HOUR PARTY INCLUDES: • 3 exciting games of Laser Tag • Birthday party host or hostess • Cheese or pepperoni pizza & soda   ALL OF OUR BIRTHDAY PARTIES INCLUDE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CHILD BONUS! Birthday Goodie Bag Flashing Birthday Bowling Pin $5 Game Zone Card FREE GAME of Bowling Coupon Souvenir birthday bowling pin for the guests to sign! (Pin is not included in Laser Tag only parties)

  • New Pond Farm

    For over 30 years our year-round environmental education center with a small working farm has been dedicated to connecting people with the land that enriches and sustains us all, and we do this through our school field trips, adult lectures, family programs, children’s classes, and our summer camp.   Summer Camp During five action-packed days children (ages 8-12) may become a beekeeper, a farmer, a naturalist, a vegetable gardener, a chef, an artist, a treasure hunter, or a scientist!Form friendships with our residential campers from Norwalk, Bridgeport, & Danbury, while eating delicious foods from the garden and dairy, swimming in our crystal clear pool, going on a campout, and enjoying loads of fun games and activities! We look forward to seeing you! A week of camp runs 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and costs $550 for New Pond Farm Family Members and $625 for non-members (includes daily lunch & snacks, a camp-out, craft materials, and a t-shirt) Summer 2018 Session 1: July 2 – 6 Session 2: July 16 – 20 Session 3: July 30 – August 3   Register here for our Spring programs. Choose from: Special, Adult, Family, and Children’s programs! School Programs – Field Trips New Pond Farm has been operating for more than thirty years and our programs are thriving. We have the joy of working with more than 5,000 children (ages 4 and up) each year from CT and NY. All of our programs are hands-on and active, keeping students involved from the beginning to the end.Our Center is located on 102-acres complete with gently rolling pastures, coniferous and deciduous woodlands, a marsh, a pond, and streams. We have such diverse resources as 19th century barns, a maple syruping shed, several telescopes, an astronomy classroom, and an authentically recreated encampment with a barked wigwam and a thatched longhouse. Our pastures and barns are home for a very engaging bevy of beasts- cows, sheep, a flock of chickens and very proud roosters, and two pigs in the warmer months of summer. Our best resource, however, is our enthusiastic and experienced staff, they pay special attention to details that make our programs unique and very keyed-into children’s learning abilities.   Birthday Parties New Pond Farm is proud to offer educational birthday parties. The programs topics offered vary by season. All of our programs are hands-on and active, keeping your child and his or her guests involved throughout the program. Parties are available for children turning 4 and up and the program will be adapted to suit the age group of your guests.Birthday parties are offered after-school during the week, and on weekends, September through June. Parties are not available in July and August due to our residential summer camp. All programs are 60 minutes in length, followed by 30 minutes for your party. Parties are available to Family Members of the farm and the cost is $125 for up to eight children (including the birthday child) and $12 for each additional child, with a 20 child maximum unless otherwise noted. Some programs will have additional material or staffing fees. Read more [...]

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    ELi Whitney Museum and Workshop

    The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention. For children between 5 and 12 years old, we offer walk-in projects on weekends, birthday parties, summer, and vacation programs. There are 1001 things to build before you grow up. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s our American Flyer train layout is available for children to run during our open hours. Children can build a toy train on the weekends as a Walk-in project. The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop was established in 1979 as a not-for-profit historic and educational organization. The Museum preserves the site on which Whitney constructed the first American factory in 1798. With permanent exhibitions as well as special exhibits that visit our site we have an array of offering for all ages and interests such as : The Marble Wall – Children discover the power of marbles before they understand it. Marbles need no captions. Marbles speak their own language. Marbles know all the laws of nature and they obey them in their simplest possible form. Marbles are the atoms of experience. The Water Lab – An outdoor experiment area which engages, a new generation, in the fundamental engineering experiences of the stream and sandbox. The Lab adapts the traditional activities of messing about for the standards of control and safety of our cautious era. It is a shared resource for the region, and a model for schools and communities across the nation. The Factory Model –  The factory model tells the story of the work Whitney directed here and significant changes that are discernible in that work. Our sources: period artwork, Whitney’s probate inventory, records of parallel armories, and informed guesswork. The model is constructed in 1/3 scale. Imagine that the men are 6 feet tall. We are a Workshop: we build things. We are a Museum: we collect things. We collect essential experiments. We also collect the materials that experiments require. We collect tools and clever ways of building. We collect curious and gifted apprentices who can help experimenters get started.   Walk In Programs From Labor Day to Memorial Day we are open on Saturdays from 10 – 3 and Sundays from 12 – 5. When you visit us on a weekend day, an apprentice will work with your child as they build a project and begin to experiment. Sessions last from 20 minutes to an hour. Projects change from weekend to weekend. A sampling of possible projects is available here. During the summer, (Memorial Day to Labor Day) we are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 – 4. Walk-in projects are available on the weekends just as they are in the Fall and Winter. Our Water Learning Lab is open on the weekends from May through October (as weather permits.) Please understand that in the summer, our available projects are much more limited because we are not producing others for school programs. We always have Pinball and Read more [...]

  • Nomads Outdoor Adventure

    Explore Nomads Outdoor Adventure – The newest and most exciting ‘aerial adventure park’ in Connecticut. Traverse six adventure trails crafted through nine acres of beautiful woodland. Our trails start on one centrally located platform where you can choose a path suited for your skill level. The challenge levels are (2 yellow, 2 green, 1 blue, 1 black).  Long zip lines will bring you to ground level at the end of trails and will also zigzag across the pond. All obstacles are self-guided experiences. Our passive gravity braking system eliminates the need for “hand-braking” or “catchers” at each platform. No need to wait for staff, you are free to enjoy your adventure at your own pace. The Courses Are Built Entirely In The Trees – And consist of 13 platforms connected by an average of 14 transitions at varying heights. The paths range from about 12ʻ high all the way to 60’ and will have 84 different elements. The typical platform size is between 5ʼ and 6ʻ wide. The construction of these trails is a combination of galvanized aircraft cable, cedar wood, high tech rope and custom metal hardware. Requirements – All participants at Nomads Outdoor Adventure must be at least 7 years of age & weight at least 50 lbs and no more than 275 lbs. Hair must be secured so it cannot come in contact with equipment or impair vision. Appropriate footwear is required, shoes must be secure and closed toe. These requirements are to ensure your safety on the course.   Night Climb/ Twilight Special Enjoy a discounted adventure during the last 2 hours; available every night. Sunday through Thursday we close at 8pm/ Friday and Saturday we close at 10pm. For night climbing we require you to bring a headlamp or to rent one for $5.     Birthday Parties Host your next Birthday Party at Nomads Outdoor Adventure!   Printable Invitations  2 hours of climbing per person Minimum of 10 people

  • Winter Garden Ice Arena

    Winter Garden Ice Arena is a privately owned, nonexclusive ice arena, open to the entire community. Winter Garden offers recreational skating, figure skating, youth and adult hockey programs, and a host of special events and clinics. We are home to one of the largest youth program in Connecticut. Our mission is to bring together the finest facilities, programs and people. Winter Garden Ice Arena offers a progression of programs for every level of skater. Non-skaters can start with Ice Mice, learn to Skate or learn to Skate for Hockey Players, three age specific programs designed to get you or your child started in the sport. Already skate? Join in our higher levels of Lean to Skate, or Hockey Development. If your child already has a foundation in skating & hockey skills, come join the GHL Recreational Youth Hockey Program. We even offer skating & hockey programs for the adult eager to join in the fun. Located off the front lobby, Top Shelf Pro Shop offers a varied selection of hockey equipment for every level. Ranging from the beginning skater through the adult recreational player, Top Shelf offers great products and services at a good price in a fun atmosphere. Stop in and check us out! Call for hours 203-431-2919.  Skate sharpening is done on the premises while you wait drop off service is also available. Top Shelf  Hockey, specializing in hockey development offers private and small group lessons on the artificial ice surface located on the second floor of Winter Garden. For complete information, call T J Cline at 203-910-6485 or email topshelfhockey1@gmail.com Public skating sessions are available on a per skate basis or by season pass. Our skating season begins in September and continues through the end of May. Public Skating Sessions take place on weekdays, starting in September, generally 10am-2pm. Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, sessions are available on Sundays, 3-4:30 pm. In order to best meet public demand, times will be expanded during holidays and Ridgefield school vacations. Check the schedule often. Organizations may call in advance for group rates.  

  • Old Sturbridge Village

    Plan Your Visit   Adventure Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a “must-see” destination to experience early New England life from 1790-1840.  One of the country’s largest living history museums, Old Sturbridge Village features costumed interpreters, 40 historic buildings, three water-powered mills, working farms, demonstrations, gardens and antiques.  Visitors can watch the potter, tinsmith, cooper and blacksmith at work, see animals, and enjoy hands-on crafts.  OSV is open year-round and offers many seasonal events.  Lodging and dining are also available on-site. Special Events at Old Sturbridge Village   Antiques Old Sturbridge Village is a living, breathing, vibrant village depicting life in New England from 1790-1840. Visitors can meet historians in costume and tour 40 antique buildings, including a country store, school, and water-powered mills. Our collection of more than 50,000 artifacts made or used in early New England includes quilts, clocks, pottery, and fine furniture. Agriculture   Where does our food come from? At our Freeman Farm, visitors learn how important the harvest was to early New England farmers – and how much work was involved in preserving food to last through the winter.  Visitors can meet heritage breed cattle, oxen, sheep, chickens, and pigs, and see the seasonal rhythms of work on a 19th-century farm.  Meet the Animals   Discovery Adventures Program Several times a year, Old Sturbridge Village provides opportunities for kids to get a more in-depth Village experience with two-day, three-day, and five-day programs. These full-day programs are designed with seasonal and age-appropriate themes that highlight different aspects of life in 19th-century New England. Learn more about Discovery Adventures.   Historic and Family Friendly Lodging Located adjacent to the Museum, the Old Sturbridge℠ Inn and Reeder Family Lodges offer the historic ambiance of the 10-room Oliver Wight House, built in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the comfort of and convenience of 29 modern lodging units, each with a private entrance and curbside parking. Special family-friendly packages are available seasonally. Visit www.osv.org/inn for more information and to book a stay. Watch An OSV Video About The Pottery Shop

  • Spare Time Bristol

    BOWLING Find yourself with some spare time? Then it’s time to step out on the town and go bowling. We are the only place around that you can party and hear a pin drop! Check out our current open play specials. PRICING OPEN BOWLING: $5.00 per game/per person SHOE RENTAL: $4.00 GAME ZONE We’re a lot more than just a bowling center here at Spare Time!  We have an arcade and video games galore!  Win points in the arcade and redeem them for amazing prizes!  With our out of this world game zone, everyone goes home a winner! Let your fun side loose on Tuesdays from 3pm-close for 50% off! LASER TAG Laser Tag is a unique competitive activity for all ages so come battle it out in our multi-level arena and have a blast! We’ve got a high tech arena that’s sure to get your heart pounding with the music, fog, LED lighting with special effects and laser guns! It’s an experience out of this world! Totally cool and totally fun! KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES We make coming up with fun ideas for kids birthday parties easy! At Spare Time Bristol, whether you are planning a girl’s birthday or a boy’s birthday… we have parties for kids that can include everything from bowling, to arcade games, to laser tag… creating a birthday package that your child will love and you will enjoy is easy to do. And our birthday party planner is here to assist you! Choose from one of the following Birthday Packages, or create your own! BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE Your two-hour party includes: Bowling and Shoe Rental Music and Light Show Birthday Party Host Pizza and Soda Place Settings and Balloons BIRTHDAY BOWLING BASH INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM THE PARTY PACKAGE: Bowling and Shoe Rental Music and Light Show Birthday Party Host Pizza and Soda Place Settings and Balloons ALL OF OUR BIRTHDAY PARTIES INCLUDE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CHILD BONUS! Birthday Goodie Bag Flashing Birthday Bowling Pin $5 Game Zone Card FREE GAME of Bowling Coupon Souvenir birthday bowling pin for the guests to sign!

  • Bounce Town: South Windsor and Canton

    You can choose from one of our two convenient locations!   Bounce Town is an indoor inflatable children’s recreation center with locations in South Windsor and Canton. There are party rooms that are available for birthday parties and field trips. There are a variety of weekday and weekend party packages. Bounce Town is independently owned and therefore has the flexibility to work with their customers to try to work within their budget. All weekend parties are private. Bounce Town offers open play time!  The cost is $10, plus tax per child; this is good for either open play session. Bounce Town does not charge children that are under 2, so long as they are with a child that is 2 or older. Bounce Town does not charge adults either, however, they are welcomed and encouraged to go on the inflatables with the children. Bounce Town also sells a six-pack pass, which is 6 open play visits for the price of four. This pass is intended for families that have a lot of their own children or for customers who frequent Bounce Town often to make it more affordable. It is not intended for groups. This is a great place for playdates, field trips, and parties. No outside food or drinks are permitted. Customers can purchase snacks, drinks or ice cream at the facility. Bounce Town can also order a pizza during open play for the customers to eat in the lobby. The facility is climate controlled and therefore a great play place for any day of the year.   Our South Windsor Location features a play area housing six giant inflatables, two party rooms,  and a 16-foot rock climbing wall! *rock wall is only open sometimes on the weekend and open play. Our Canton location is our new addition!! Our facility is 9,000 square feet consisting of two party rooms, a large play area, and an arcade. The play area houses seven giant inflatables!   South Windsor Location Canton Location 97 Commerce Way South Windsor,  CT 06074info@thebouncetown.com (860)757-3950 OPEN PLAY FOR ALL AGES MON, WED, THURS.(CLOSED ON TUESDAYS)10AM-2PM & 3-5PM. FRIDAYS 10AM-2PM & 3-6PM. 15 Cheryl Drive Canton, CT 06019info@thebouncetown.com (860)352-8170 OPEN PLAY FOR ALL AGES  MON, WED, THURS.(CLOSED ON TUESDAYS)10AM-2PM & 3-5PM. FRIDAYS 10AM-2PM & 3-6PM.

  • New Era Gymnastics

    Gymnastics Camp We have a summer camp program certified by the State of CT.  Gymnastics and Ninja Warrior Camps, indoor games, outdoor games, outdoor water play, in-house field trip, icecream sundaes and much more.  We also run vacation camps.  Click the button above for more info.  Summer Registration Begins on March 13th BOYS’ CLASSES Kindergarten Age & up New Era has 3 levels of classes that are separated by age and ability.  We strive to increase your sons’ strength, coordination, agility and confidence.  Gymnastics leads to greater success in all other sports. Click the Read More button to see a description of the levels. PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES Ages 3.0 – 4.9 New Era 3’s and 4’s:  At this age, gymnasts must enter the gym by themselves and should be potty trained.  Parents areable to see the class from the viewing area. “Mom” & Me Classes Ages 21 months – 3 years “Mom” n Me classes are for children 21 months to 3.0 years of age, although if they still require the presence of an adult, then are are still welcome in this class after they turn 3.  Click the Read More button to see a full description. TUMBLING CLASSES Ages 6 & up Tumbling is for the gymnast who does not want to train on the equipment. Only floor skills are taught.  Perfect for the cheerleader or acro athlete GIRLS’ A/S CLASSES Kindergarten Age & up New Era has 6 Levels of classes.  After completion of those levels, your daughter will be asked to join our team program Boys’ and Girls’ Team Programs New Era has both a Boys and a Girls team program which are both very successful and has gymnasts that compete up to a National Level.  Team is by acceptance only.  We also have Pre-teams for both which are by invitation only.  We have approximately 40 Boys on Team and 70 Girls on Team.  Gymnastics Birthday Parties    New Era Gymnastics offers a great alternative to home birthday parties.  This means FUN for all the kids and less work for you. All Gymnastics parties are done on Sundays at 10:00 – 11:40, 12:00 – 1:40, 2:00 – 3:40 or 4:00 – 5:40.   Parties book up quickly so please book your party well in advance. The minimum age for a Gymnastics Party is three years old.  For Gymnastics parties, no children under the age of two years or over the age of 12 will be allowed in the gym for safety reasons.  All children four years of age or under should be accompanied by an adult into the gym if they are not willing to enter on their own.  The party parents are allowed to enter the matted area to take pictures or videos.        We will call on the Thursday before the party to get your final count.  Payment will occur after the party.        The instructors will take full charge of the activities.  After the hour in the gym, you have 40 minutes for food and cake.  We will help you set up, serve and clean up, Read more [...]

  • Insports Centers

    Insports Programming: Basketball: Boys & Girls Instructional Programming available throughout the year beginning at age 5.  Learn the basics of the game and incorporate game play. Flag Football: Instructional Flag Football Classes for grades 1st-6th Sportslook Passing League for grades 1st-8th *Our most popular youth program* Coached by Steve Christy Soccer: Tri Town Soccer Academy runs instructional soccer, winter workout soccer, tournaments and leagues here throughout the year beginning at age 2 and going all the way through high school. Boys & Girls Lacrosse: Instructional & League Lacrosse Field Hockey: Instructional Programming run throughout the year with Competitive Edge Field Hockey. Volleyball: Instructional Programming run throughout the year for grades 5th-7th Baseball: Technique Tigers runs instructional baseball, winter workouts, high school training and one day clinics throughout the year Vacation Day Camps: We run in house vacation day camps on every day school has off throughout the year. This includes Christmas Break, April Break, President’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Columbus Day, Election Day & more! Birthday Parties: Our birthday party packages include 1 hour of instructed play on a field or court where you can play anything from football, kickball, soccer to Wiffle Ball.  After the party, enjoy 30 minutes in our party room for pizza & cake! Summer Camp: We offer a wide variety of summer camps for ages 3 to high school.  We offer many sport specific specialty camps to really strengthen your child’s skills.  Take advantage of our newly updated outdoor area featuring inflatables, a water slide and a GAGA Pit.  Camp is never rained out here as we have both indoor and outdoor space! Youth Speed & Agility Classes: Our certified personal trainers offer a variety of speed & agility training classes to get you ready for any sport you play!

  • John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center

      John Casablanca’s is on the lookout for new faces and has helped to launch the successful careers of Connecticut natives such as Adaora Akubilo of Windsor (Ray Ban, Cosmo Girl, Ebony, Essence, Macy’s and Target Print and TV Ads; Liz Whinnem of Vernon ( Cosmopolitan, Elle, JC Penney, Lucky, Salon News) who were both placed in the international modeling market. We have placed women, men and children with many prominent international agencies such as New York Model, Ford, Elite, IMG, Wilhelmina, anJohn Casablancas Modeling & Career Center is the premier modeling agency in Connecticut! Established in 1987 John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center has developed ongoing relationships with over 400 prestigious Connecticut clients that have hired our models for print, promotion, runway, and television work. Look for JC models in Eastern Mountain Sports, Eblens, Family Fun magazine and Target ads; magazines like Seventeen and Ebony and shows like “Law and Order” and NBC’s reality series for Sports Illustrated. In an effort to fill a variety of modeling needs, John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center celebrates diversity. We represent women, men and children of different ages (5-65), different sizes (including plus and petites) and a variety of ethnic backgrounds. John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center is on the lookout for new faces and has helped to launch the successful careers of Connecticut natives such as Adaora Akubilo of Windsor (Ray Ban, Cosmo Girl, Ebony, Essence, Macy’s and Target Print and TV Ads; Liz Whinnem of Vernon ( Cosmopolitan, Elle, JC Penney, Lucky, Salon News) who were both placed in the international modeling market. We have placed women, men and children with many prominent international agencies such as New York Model, Ford, Elite, IMG, Wilhelmina, and Next.d Next.

  • KidsPlay Children’s Museum

    KidsPlay Children’s Museum operates over 11,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits where children age 1 to 10 practice pre-academic skills, build curiosity and explore through developmental play. KidsPlay hosted over 38,500 patrons and expanded visitor space by 140% in 2017.  KidsPlay provides opportunities for informal family learning. The Museum presents learning concepts in ways that are meaningful and accessible to young children and enriches the educational landscape for families from across the socio-economic, cultural, and educational spectrum. Play is … imagining, creating, expressing, collaborating, experimenting, constructing, persisting, innovating   Located in Torrington’s historic downtown and arts district, KidsPlay Children’s Museum is a destination designed for children 1 to 10 and their favorite adults. The Museum’s 11,000+ square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits foster curiosity and creativity. KidsPlay’s exhibits present learning concepts in fun-filled ways that are meaningful and accessible to young children.   The Museum’s daily programs guide children and their caregivers to actively explore their world and practice learning in a group setting. The core programs incorporate imagination, collaboration, exploration, and fun.   Major exhibits include:   The Maker Space is a  facilitated exhibit where children are motivated by curiosity to engage in artistic expression and scientific creation with a variety of tools and mediums.  In this space, children develop a vision of themselves as creators, problem solvers, and teachers to explore, experiment, persist, and innovate.   The Literacy Tree House is an enchanting exhibit that includes a variety of interactive spaces and activities to stimulate early literacy in a forest-like, fantasy environment.   Rigamajig is a collection of child-safe wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, gears, nuts, bolts and rope which allows children to explore many parts of STEM learning and creative design.   The Air Tubes are a maze of transparent tubes with scarves and balls.  Children spend countless hours using switches to direct airflow to control the direction and velocity of the balls and scarves as they flow through the tubes.   Other exhibits include: A stage, diner, grocery store, sand area, fire truck, race car,  dental area, music room, block area, and many other small games and displays.   KidsPlay is also a fantastic venue for a unique and magical party experience to celebrate your child’s birthday. We strive to create a stress-free fun time for kids and adults alike!

  • Romp n’ Roll Wethersfield

    Our age-appropriate classes and activities come alive in an environment designed to be stimulating and safe. Our small class sizes and experienced teachers help your child get the most out of each session. And you’ll feel right at home in our laid-back atmosphere, perfect for getting to know other parents or joining in the fun. We offer affordable tuition plans and extend discounts for siblings.  Share a unique experience with your child that’s good for both of you, and fun, to boot. It happens all day, every day, one family at a time, at Romp n’ Roll. Open Gym at Romp n’ Roll is the ultimate indoor playground for children.  These parent-supervised indoor play sessions are great for letting kids blow off steam while they have fun on our play equipment.   Kids’ parties at Romp n’ Roll are the best!  They make the mess. We clean it up. You get the hugs – nothing better than that!   Visit our website for more information on classes, enrollment, birthday parties and MORE!  

  • Sabrinas Encore Productions LLC

    We are a musical theatre school that provides professional and passionate faculty in a safe, professional, yet fun environment. We offer private voice and acting lessons, a variety of master classes and workshops, in addition to varied performance opportunities. All of the services offered by SEP are open to the children of Newtown and the surrounding communities. Whether a students’ intent is to study the performing arts as a career choice or solely for enjoyment, we work individually with our students to help them become technically proficient as a dancer, singer, actor, or musician (or all of these wonderful talents). SEP’s programs and nurturing environment will enhance each students’ creativity, adventure, and joy while building a strong sense of self, the discovery of personal talents and foundation skills needed to pursue a career in the performing arts. We encourage our students to reach for the stars and their dreams by offering professional 1-on-1 or group training, workshops and performance opportunities. SEP provides the techniques and skills needed to learn and grow in the field of performing arts. These skills offer a lifetime of artistic expression and appreciation. Ultimately, our goal is to share the wonderful gift and talent of our students with the community. PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE, PIANO, GUITAR, DRUMS, COMPOSITION, AND ACTING available all year.    Summer Camp 2018! SEP Presents:   July 9th through August 3rd Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come join us for another incredible summer of Voice, Acting and Musical Theatre Performance!!! Voice lessons: Students will be placed in small groups and given group voice lessons focusing on proper vocal technique, and story telling thru song!!!! All students will be engaged in both individual and group critique, performance and praise. Acting classes and workshops: All students will be engaged in acting classes developing their confidence as an actor no matter what level of experience. Working in groups and as solo actors all students will have the opportunity to study monologues and group scene study and analyze their performances in a positive and nurturing atmosphere. Full Scale Musical Theatre Production of Mary Poppins Jr. to be performed at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. Full musical performance with costumes, lights, sound and scenery. All students will experience the process of rehearsing for the performance during camp sessions. The final performance will be held at the theatre on August 3, 2018. There will be two performances on that day. Times TBD. Maximum number accepted 50 participants. Your spot will not be held without your deposit. Click for specific details and registration information.          

  • Nutmeg Bowl

    Located in Fairfield at the corner of Kings Hwy & Villa Avenue (in the Super Stop & Shop retail complex). Nutmeg Bowl offers the finest in family entertainment. Whether you’re booking a child’s birthday party or a group/corporate outing Nutmeg Bowl is the place to be. Nutmeg is equipped with 56 synthetic lanes with the most technologically advanced automatic scoring system. We have a fully loaded sports bar with Direct TV and 4 Hi-Def flat screen TV’s. Big Bob’s Burgers and More Café, has a full menu served 7 days a week, with daily specials available. Check out our catering menu for your next corporate outing.  Our website details Daily and Weekly Specials like XTREME Bowling, Breakfast and Bowl, and our many Bowling Leagues including Juniors Leagues. We also provide an inside playplace for the little ones called Our Back Yard Playplace. It is conveniently located above Nutmeg Bowl with access from inside the bowling center. It’s a clean and safe place to have fun all year long! No need to worry about the weather…”It Never Rains in Our Back Yard!” It’s the perfect place to host your child’s next birthday party! To schedule a party give us a call at 203-367-7741.

  • Kre8art Studio

    Join us for an amazing creative experience, we offer paint your own pottery, glass fusing, and canvas painting. With open studio times, special sessions and party options you can stop by any time and let your creativity flow! Summer Art Workshops! Summer 2017 for Grades 6 – 12 All new projects. Same great fun and artist challenge. Click on the weeks below to register or visit our calendar page. Our themes this year are: Music Week: Tuesday June 27-Friday June 30 Nature Week: Tuesday July 11-Friday July 14 Beach Week: Tuesday July 18-Friday July 21 Rebels Week: Tuesday July 25-Friday July 28 Wizards Week: Tuesday August 1-Friday August 4 Abstract Week: Tuesday August 8-Friday August 11 Weeks start June 27th. They run Tuesday – Friday from 9:30am-12noon. Early Bird Registration runs March 1st through April 30th. Workshops will include a variety of mediums using: clay, glass, mixed media, wood, canvas and art journaling. PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY PARTY AGES 6 AND OLDER At this time we can only accommodate small parties with a maximum of 12 guests (including birthday person). Party packages are for minimum of 5 party guests (includes birthday person). Maximum of 12 guest to the party room. A great way to celebrate a special day! We set up, clean up and help your party guests with their project in our Party Room. Fun and easy for you.  Just bring the cake and the food. (Food is only allowed in the party room and not the main studio) How the party works? Your party is held in our Party Room. Every painter gets one piece of exclusive party pottery to paint. We provide the glaze, brushes, ceramic pieces and artistic direction! A party attendee will be there to help with your party.  The guests are checked in by our staff; directions and a teaching is given. The party painters paint first, then they snack, sing happy birthday and eat cake.  Pieces are kept to be fired, wrapped with the child’s name and packaged for your pick up.  You will be called to pick up your child’s bagged party pieces.  There is a 7-10 days turn around to pick up the finished artwork!   TEEN CANVAS PAINTING PARTY AGES 12 AND OLDER At this time we can only accommodate small parties with a maximum of 10 guests (including birthday person). A great way to celebrate for teens 12 years and older! We set up, clean up and help your party guests with their project in our Party Room. Fun and easy for you.  Just bring the cake. (Food is only allowed in the party room and not the main studio) Cost is $120 for a minimum of 5 party guests (includes birthday child). $20 for each additional guest. Maximum of 10 guest to the party room. A nonrefundable deposit of $40 will be made at the time of booking. The balance is due the day of the event. Your party is held in our Party Room. Every painter gets one Read more [...]

  • Whippersnapper’s Play Gym

    Welcome to Whippersnappers Play Gym! We offer extraordinary programs at our indoor play gym that help children develop confidence and self-esteem through unique and innovative activities. Our goal is to offer a clean and safe environment for children to explore through music, creative movement, fitness, games, and arts & crafts. Our programs focus on fine and gross motor development in a non-competitive environment. Classes are offered to children 1 year to 6 years of age. In addition to our regular gym classes, we also offer specialized classes in Baby Sign Language, Family Yoga, Zumbatomic (zumba for kids) and Gymnastics.  We have regularly scheduled Parent’s Night Out drop off events on Friday and/or Saturday nights for members and non-members. Whippersnappers also features Fabulous Birthday Parties for children 1 year to 8 years of age. Our parties are designed to incorporate age-appropriate activities and non-stop fun! We handle everything from set up to clean up and can even arrange for a cake and sandwiches if desired!  Our birthday parties can also be customized with a Cheer or Zumba theme. Our goal at Whippersnapper’s Play Gym is to provide the highest level of service, safety, and fun!  

  • Foster Family Farm

    WELCOME TO FOSTER FAMILY FARM! CONNECTICUT’S PREMIERE FARM ATTRACTION! This season the Foster Family Farm will have a whole new Enchanted Forest theme! We will be Opening for our 2018 Corn Maze Season on Saturday, September 15! First Night Maze  Saturday, September 29th!   Hours for September will be: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open September 19 10 a.m.  – 6 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. OPEN EVERYDAY IN OCTOBER 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday & Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Day & Night Maze Admission *price includes all of our corn mazes, all courtyard activities, and hayride (Hayrides are only included in the daytime admission the last hayride is at 6 p.m.)* Adults (13 & older) : $12 Children (4-12): $7 Toddlers (3 & under): FREE Seniors (60 & older): $11 College Student with current Valid student ID: $11 COURTYARD PRICING Week Days Only *This Admission Price is ONLY available on WEEKDAYS* *Courtyard pricing does not apply on Holidays **includes courtyard play areas, mini maze and hayride** Ages 4 & older: $5 Ages 3 & under: FREE *No Courtyard price on weekends or holidays. General Admission is applied. $12 for adults $7 children 4 -12 yrs old. Courtyard Family Pass: $50 family of 4 *ONLY VALID MONDAY-FRIDAY* OCTOBER HOURS: EVERYDAY 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Night Mazes Fri & Sat until 9:30 p.m. (Please bring flashlights!) Last ticket sold at 9 p.m. Foster Family Farm Attractions CORN MAZES  Two full sized corn mazes encompassing 8 acres of land and 4 miles of trails. Enjoy the outdoors as you hike through our fields, exploring the land that time forgot. Who knows what might lurk in our cornfields? It is all part of the fun in our one of a kind interactive corn mazes.  Get Lost in the adventure! FARM PLAY YARD Jump and hide in our haystacks and enjoy our huge sandbox! Try out our tractor and train playscapes! Climb aboard our Pirate ship play-scape! Don’t forget to jump behind the wheel of one of our pedal carts; we have 2 different tracks. ANIMALS Come to meet our friendly farm animals! CONCESSIONS On weekends, enjoy a snack or lunch with us at our concession stand. Hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, snacks and a variety of cold beverages are available.  LIMITED CONCESSIONS OPENING WEEKEND 9/16 & 917 *There are no concessions during the week.* PUMPKINS You can pick pumpkins in our pumpkin patch or we have a variety already picked to choose from. Prices: $4 small, $7 Large, or any 3 for $18! We are once again offering our $39 fill your wheelbarrow deal when you purchase admission to the farm. $49 without an admission ticket.MUMS Our mums are some of the best in the area! We have people come back year after year saying how hardy and full our mums are! We grow nearly 5,000 mums every year in a variety of colors! We offer two different sizes: Our 4.5-inch pots are $3.00 a piece or 4/$10 – Read more [...]

  • Newington Ice Arena

    What’s better than a birthday party with all the fun and no clean up!  We will help you create an amazing birthday party or event with your choice of decorations, video screens, catering, skating, music and MORE!   If you’re looking for a great camp for the kids, look no further!  We are holding our 10th Annual Pete Asadourian Pro Hockey Camp! Check out the website for scheduling.   Ice skating lessons are taught by Jennifer Wester, whose  highest international ranking was a 4th place at her first Major ISU Championship, the 2008 Four Continents Championship. In that same year, she and her partner, placed 13th on world ranking charts, behind 3 other U.S. couples.   We are the ONLY walk-in friendly skating school in Connecticut!

  • The Clay Date – Art Coffee and Ice Cream

    Ways to enjoy your time with us at The Clay Date! Pottery A bit messy, but tons of fun. Great for any age, and the possibilities are endless. Dragons, Owls, Funky Mugs… Oh My Ceramics Painting ceramics is fun, easy, and great for all ages. Our dedicated and friendly staff can offer tons of tips and tools to help you be successful. We have stencils, stamps, sponges, silkscreens, cut-outs, and ideas galore. Glass Art Fusion Fusing glass is simple and fun. Create jewelry, sun catchers, ornaments, night lights, plates, bowls, lamps, and more!   Creative Kids Pottery Wheel Class: Description:  This class is intended for kids ages 5 and up.  The kids will learn techniques for centering, opening, pulling up walls of even thickness and basic shaping and trimming. The structure of the class is as follows:   Week 1 – learn the basics of throwing on the wheel.  Possibly start a hand-building project.   Week 2 – learn to trim pots, and throw on the wheel.  Finish work on the hand-built project.   Week 3 – trim pots and start painting your pots.   Week 4 – finish painting your pieces.    All pieces will be ready for pick-up 1 week after painting.     Creative Kids Camps & Workshops We endeavor the have some fun camp type workshops for the kids to participate in while school is out.  We usually offer clay and painting, and sometimes glass too in our camps and workshops.  As we decide when our camps are going to be, we will post them here and on the calendar.  We will add details for each camp here as they develop.   Reasons to Celebrate at The Clay Date! Click here to see the full selection of our party packages, you can choose from different projects based on interest and what is best suited for the ages of your guests. (ages 5+ recommended) What is included: A dedicated host/hostesses who will assist with: welcoming guests, providing instruction, serving guests and ensuring your party is a creative success. 1.5 – 2 hours in our Private Party Room (timing changes based on creative project type) Best of all … help with set-up and all the clean up! Glazed Ceramic Painting (All Ages) Acrylic Ceramics Painting (Ages 5 and up) Glass Art Fusion (Ages 7 and up) Glass Art Fusion (Ages 11 and up) Clay Sculpting (Ages 7 and up) Pottery Wheel and Painting (Ages 6 and up) Canvas Painting (Ages 5 and up) * Details coming soon! Children’s Private Studio Party (Recommended for young children) Adult Private Studio Party * Details coming soon! A dedicated staff member will assist with welcoming guests, provide instruction, and help your party be a creative celebration. We can even personalize the party room music selection just for you. You are always welcome to bring your laptop to show a slide show, or use our Blu-Ray for your favorite movie or CDs. We book all of our parties online to ensure that there are no scheduling errors.

  • Our Backyard Playplace

    Monday thru Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, & Sunday 10am to 7pm  “YOU’ll Never Get Rained Out, In Our Back Yard”  Come join us at Our Back Yard! We have multiple Bounce Houses, Obstacle Course, Rock Wall with Tunnel and Slide, Spider Zone, Music, Games and More! For $11.oo you get Open Play for 1 1/2 hours Now Open during the week: Baby Play Space $5.50   Birthday Parties  We offer TWO Combo Birthday Packages – Bowling and Our Back Yard Playplace. Our Parties are better than ever! They are two hours long and include Bowling,Bounce Houses, Rock Wall, Spider Zone, Music and Much More! Our party packages are designed to make the birthday experience a happy one for your child and an enjoyable one for you. A Combo Birthday Party at Nutmeg Bowl & Our Back Yard is a terrific way to enjoy your child’s special day.   Package #1 – Ultimate Combo Birthday Package  Extreme Bowling Plus Our Back Yard Playplace Each child will enjoy a 2 Hour Party with 1 Hour of Extreme Bowling with Lights, Music, Fog & Glow in the Dark Pins, Plus 1 Hour of Our Back Yard Playplace with Party Room. Also included is a slice of pizza or chicken nuggets with chips and a drink, Activity Socks, Bumpers, plus a “Glow in the Dark Birthday Badge” for the Birthday Child and Invitations.  Up to 12 Children $329.00  13-18 Children $494.00   19-24 Children $658.00   Package #2 – Standard Combo Birthday Package Regular Bowling Plus Our Back Yard Playplace Each child will enjoy a 2 Hour Party with I Hour Regular Bowling, Plus 1 Hour of Our Back Yard Playplace with Party Room. Also included is a slice of pizza or chicken nuggets with chips and a drink, Activity Socks, Bumpers, and Invitations.  Up to 12 Children $299.00  13-18 Children $449.00   19-24 Children $598.00     Package #3 – Our Back Yard Playplace Birthday Package Our Back Yard Only Each child will enjoy a 2 Hour Party of Our Back Yard Playplace (Bounce Houses, Rock Wall, Spider Zone, Music and Much More) with Party Room. Also included is a slice of pizza or chicken nuggets with chips and a drink and Invitations.  Up to 12 Children $299.00  13-18 Children $449.00   19-24 Children $598.00  25-30 Children $748.00

  • Pump It Up

    Today, Pump It Up is Kids’ Favorite Place with centers across the country. It has set the industry standard for indoor inflatable safety, while providing your community with a fun and healthy family activity. Our Norwalk location has been open since September 2009. In addition to our awesome parties and bringing fun to kids of all ages, we feature many Holiday Events that have quickly become family favorite traditions. Open Jump Our huge inflatable indoor playgrounds make everyday feel like your birthday! We have events throughout the week, so check out our Events Calendar to find out all the ways your kids can come unleash the fun at the best play place for kids around. Special Events We think holidays are a great reason to throw a party, so we celebrate them in bouncy style with awesome themed jumps throughout the year. And if school’s out, we’re in session with inflatable fun where kids can bounce until they drop! Welcome to Camp Pump It Up, where fun knows no limits. Kids spend part of their day laughing, jumping, playing games, and part of their time creating art projectsSummer Camp 2018 Monday – Friday , Full & Half Days Registration required. Contact us to learn more at 203-644-9926 Register Now SUMMER CAMP 2018Week 1 “Super hero” June 18th – June 22ndWeek 2 “Kidz Kitchen” June 25th – June 29thWeek 3 “Artful Antics” July 30th – August 3rdWeek 4 “Sports Extravaganza” August 6th – August 10th Week 5 “Music & Dancers life” August 13th – August 17th Week 6 “Lets Build It” August 20th – August 24th week 7 “Farewell / Spirit Week” August 27th – August 31st SUMMER CAMP PROMO: Register for at least 1 entire week (part time or full time) by April 30th to receive a FREE Pump It Up T-Shirt & water bottle for your child(ren) Lunch and or breakfast may be brought in or purchased daily Lunch: *Ages 3.5-12 but not limited to, Children must be potty trained. Camp Registration Form  

  • Candlewood Fencing

     Candlewood Fencing Center is the premier fencing academy in Connecticut. We are Connecticut’s oldest and most decorated fencing club, and we are so honored to have been ranked the highest in Connecticut by National Fencing Club Rankings’ list of “Best Fencing Clubs” last year! From our little Musketeers to our World Team Members, National Champions and many NCAA Recruits, we are dedicated to each individual that walks through our door. We offer personally tailored instruction for individuals and groups of all ages to ensure each student’s learning, growth and fun in a nurturing environment. Classes are offered for ages 4 and up! We have different options for membership and class packages and will help to ensure you select the right options and have the right equipment to get started!       We offer a 2 month introductory package to get you started and give you the time to work with us to choose the best option to continue on after that!  Birthday Parties! Looking for something different to do for your child’s birthday? Look no further! Birthday parties at Candlewood Fencing Center are an absolute blast! Parties run about 2 hours and include an hour of fencing instruction with one of our top level coaches, a 30 minute break to eat and party a little bit, and then the masks and gloves go back on so partygoers can test their skills against each other in real fencing matches!   Scout Troups and Pack Nights! Candlewood Fencing loves Scouts!!! We’d be happy to host your Troop or Pack’s night out with a 2 hour introduction to the sport of fencing! Kids (and parents) will learn some history of the sport, basic movements and techniques, play fencing related games and then suit up and fence against one another!   Homeschool Groups Candlewood Fencing proudly welcomes Homeschool groups! Whether you’re looking to fulfill the physical education requirement of your group or just looking to learn more about the wonderful sport of fencing, we’d love to work with you! We’re fully equipped, staffed and insured.       Summer Camp! Summer Camp at Candlewood Fencing Center is an absolute blast! 2019 Dates TBA soon!  there will be an end-of-camp tournament which is included in the cost for the week. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available at no extra charge. Fencers of all experience levels are welcome to attend, as we will split the campers up by both weapon and experience level. First time fencing? That’s great! We’ll jump start you with all the skills you need to get out there and have at it! Are you a more experienced fencer? Come and train with our National Point Holders and World Team Member Coaches! Campers will engage in physical training, mobility, fencing footwork, bladework, tactical drilling and free fencing as a group. Each student will receive private lessons from different coaches throughout the week.

  • Catalyst Art Studio

    We offer birthday parties, after school art classes, drop off classes, mommy and me painting parties, and art camp. We also have paint night for you, Mom! View our website for our upcoming class schedule.   Children’s Birthday Parties Throw your child a party that they won’t forget! The best part is that we take care of the mess. Birthday parties are $25 per painter, with a minimum of 8 children and maximum of 30. You can choose from the paintings that we already have or request a custom painting. You are welcome to bring cake, pizza, etc.

  • Sports Center of Connecticut

    A Unique Family Entertainment Experience SportsCenter’s features a Golf Driving Range, 18 Hole Mini-Golf course, Jungle themed Lazer Tag arena, Fun Bowl Bowling, Baseball/Softball Batting Stadium, state of the art Game Zone arcade, Glitter, for arts & crafts and the World’s only double-decker ice-skating arena. Multiple banquet, meeting and party rooms available for birthday parties, outings and corporate events. Open 365 days/nights.

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    Harris in Wonderland

    Bring your next Birthday Party to life! A unique live animal demonstration travels to you for an event to remember. Experienced herpetologist Adam Harris will bring 15 to 20 reptiles and amphibians to your party for an hour-long presentation. The program is a safe and educational experience that is fun for all ages! A variety of reptiles and amphibians from around the world are represented, including kingsnakes and milksnakes from the USA, boas, pythons, turtles, and tortoises from far away deserts and tropical rainforests, leopard geckos, crested geckos, monitor lizards, dart frogs, horned frogs and much more!   Reptiles and Amphibians Program Harris in Wonderland offers a unique experience that is both exciting and educational for all ages. Reptiles and Amphibians from around the world come to you for an up close and personal encounter. A wide variety of creatures from the dense, lush rainforests to the harsh, arid deserts will be on display while a knowledgeable staff member is on hand to tell you about the unique features of each animal that make it perfectly adapted to survival in it’s environment. Ask questions, feel the hard shell of a large land tortoise and learn what it is made out of, touch the scaly skin of a giant snake and learn how it grows, look into the eyes of a red-eyed tree frog and discover why they are red. Several versions of the program exist and are adaptable to suit your needs. The original formal programs are available for school and library settings to maximize your educational value and experiential learning potential, while a loose format highlights just the right amount of education and fun required for a quality birthday party to remember. Formal presentations typically last for 1 hour and approximately 20 animals will be on display, each one highlighted individually. Time is usually allotted near the end of the program for question and answer sessions, an opportunity to see the animals close up, touching options of select animals (optional, of course), and even a feeding demo for those that request it. Please call for availability!   Please contact Adam for details on the programs and how you can bring a reptile and amphibian experience to life at your library, school, or party! BUGS! Alive Program Get ready to meet some truly unique creatures from the animal world. So many insects are hard at work everyday dutifully performing every job imaginable. It’s about time we recognize their efforts and meet some of these interesting spiders, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, cockroaches, giant stick insects, and other bugs face to face to find out exactly what it is that they are doing out there!     Book your party today!! Call for details and further information or see our website: http://www.harrisinwonderland.com. Call for pricing and availability.

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    Games 2U

    Single party packages: Great for any event! Ultimate video game theater event: Climb inside and find a custom interior with seating for 12 participants. Look outside and you will find two TV screens built into the side of the theater accommodating 8 more players! Our video game theater can accommodate 20 players at once for the ultimate gaming party. Offering Xbox One ,Xbox 360, Wii/Wii -U and a huge library of games for each system. Giant human hamster balls: Find out what its like to be a giant human hamster! Each hamster ball is 8.5 ft tall and allows for one participant inside at a time. Race against your friends, bump into one another or simply roll around for a unique experience. These will be the life of the party! Hamster balls work great with festivals and school events! We offer five hamster balls in total. Inflatables  must be used on a flat clean surface either grass or a wooden floor. Concert or asphalt  will cause damage. Outdoor laser tag:Blast away and become the laser tag champion! Traditional laser tag is held indoors with bulky blasters and heavy vests, which can hinder on the playing experience. Our laser tag guns are a hand held pistol style weighing under 2 lbs, perfect for younger kids and easier mobility for teens and adults. Each laser tag blaster is wireless so no cord to get wrapped around or the possibility of tripping. We provide everything needed for the best laser tag experience including bunkers which our game coaches place accordingly to create a playing field for the participants. Once the party begins the rules will be explained and our coaches will structures games including: teams, free for all, two man teams, hunger games, protect the president and capture the flag! Combination party packages with two of more activities: Perfect for larger events or the ultimate birthday party! Combination events are great for any type of event and they also allow for the best playing experience! Choose between our three activities  to create a party that is perfect for you. If your guest list is beyond 20 participants then hosting a simultaneous party package will allow for 40 players at once!! The best part is  the customization within the combo event, whether you would like the video game theater and laser tag or three hamster balls with the video game theater we have you covered!   Candy Cannon Save the best for last, on the count of three watch the candy fly! We supply everything needed including candy, empty goodie bags, gummy bracelets  and a t-shirt for the birthday boy/girl. Goodie Bags Our goodie bags are great too! Each contain candy, gum bracelets, and one prize. The birthday boy/girl will receive a larger bag with additional item’s!   Call today to reserve your date and get ready for the party of your life!  

  • Moneta Moments Cupcakes and more..

    Our names are Diane and Veronica. We are a mother and daughter team with a passion for creating delicious cupcakes and other sweets. Our allergen-friendly bakery is located in Windsor, CT. In addition to our listed menu, we are very eager and open-minded to accommodate special requests. We welcome walk-ins and specialize in pre-ordering either by phone or email. We enjoy catering for special events and functions. With cupcakes being our specialty, we also bake cakes, cookies, pies, scones, brownies, cake pops, biscotti, breads, muffins, fudge and almost anything else you can imagine.  We enjoy baking for 1 or 100, whatever you heart desires.   We are ALWAYS 100% Peanut and Nut Free We understand the importance of this matter and vow to keep our products and facility 100% peanut and nut free. We maintain a complete list of all the ingredients used in our bakery. Our goal is to provide a dessert that is not only delicious, but safe for those with nut allergies as well.   Egg/Dairy/Soy/Food Dye restrictions available upon request. (Gluten-free is available as a life-style choice only due to the large quantity of flour used daily.)

  • The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village

    Your prehistoric adventure awaits at The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut! The Dinosaur Place is open April-November (weather permitting). Please Click Here for Hours & Directions. Outdoor Family Fun: Although it’s been more than 66 million years since dinosaurs roamed the earth, The Dinosaur Place™ at Nature’s Art Village is home to over 40 life-sized dinosaurs situated in a pristine 60 acre outdoor adventure park. Stroll through over a mile of dinosaur-filled nature trails wrapping around the scenic Raptor Bay Lake. Access the nature trails by walking under the belly of a life-sized brachiosaurus, an immense creature that measures 75 feet long and 40 feet tall! Enjoy the state-of-the-art playground with 5 unique jungle gyms including the one-of-a-kind SpaceNet, designed exclusively for The Dinosaur Place™. Get lost in a”MAZE”asaurus, a dinosaur-themed maze where families can play together to find their way out by sliding down the mouth of a giant T-Rex. Jump, bounce, slide and play in the giant Jurassic Moon Bounce while encountering fun dinosaur-themed obstacles. For the brave, experience the Animatronic Dilophosaurus Encounter – it moves, roars, and more! You also won’t want to miss watching the active volcano erupt every hour and the vast assortment of educational “touch & feel – what am I?” boxes situated throughout the nature trails. During the summer, bring along your bathing suit & flip flops and prepare to get soaked in New England’s largestwhere dinosaur-themed water features delight children and adults of all ages. Just added in 2015, you’ll have to experience the Vortex SuperWheel, an impressive giant spinning wheel which pours thousands of gallons of water down on everyone below! Have a dinosaur-sized appetite? Enjoy a variety of picnic areas – Yes, you can bring your own lunch! – or find tasty treats at Monty’s Munchies and delicious desserts at The Ice Cream Shop! Indoor & Wintertime Family Fun: Become an indoor adventurer at Discovery Depot at Nature’s Art Village. Dig for gems in The Jackpot Mine, pan for gold in Thunder Creek or unearth dinosaur bones in The Bone Zone – every adventure comes with a unique souvenir! Please Click Here for Hours & Directions.   

  • Connecticut Science Center

    Appropriate for all ages and conveniently located in downtown Hartford, it’s a day trip the whole family will rave about. Visitors can explore more than 165 hands-on, minds-on activities and exhibits in 10 galleries, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events. The Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. Get immersed in new experiences using the hottest high tech tools, see breathtaking views of the solar system, meet real scientists, experience LIVE science and so much more. With live programming and traveling exhibits, there’s something new to experience every time you visit. The biggest challenge is where to begin the adventure. Other amenities include a gift store, Subway, FroYo World. The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, quality family experiences and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and enhancing science education throughout the state of Connecticut and beyond.

  • Party People Inc.

    Party People Inc is a full service entertainment company. We provide events ranging from simple moon bounces to higher end interactive inflatable events. From large obstacle courses to giant slides and slip n slides, we have a huge variety of interactive inflatables. We also carry an array of novelty events including photo programs as well as photo booths, we also have sand art, make your flip flops, stuff a bear and more. Our events can come completely staffed and insured or you can take advantage of our rental program. We have food machines, video games and live talent as well. We look forward to working with you on your next event.

  • SuperCharged Indoor Karting and Trampoline

    ARRIVE AND DRIVE Our all-electric, zero emission karts will get your adrenaline pumping as you speed around Connecticut’s fastest indoor multi-level karting track. The 110,000 square foot facility houses two very diverse multi-level tracks offering challenges for all ages both the beginner and experienced drivers. Special racing days will include the SuperCharged SUPERTRACK featuring ½ mile of racing exhilaration where race laps approach two minutes; yes that’s four times more than the average track! Bring your family, friends, colleagues, or opponents for the ultimate racing experience. DRIVE IN AND JUMP! HOME TO CT’S BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY JUMP EXPERIENCE. We feature a beautiful 8,000 square foot Trampoline Park. Fly to new heights in our sprawling, multi-angled jump facility – fun for all ages, shapes and sizes. Dodgeball, large airbag and basketball net – our trampoline park has it all. 5 helpful hints for first time guests 1 – Reservations are not required, but if you would like to hold your place on the schedule click HERE to book your Racing Heat online now. Reservations are not available for Jumpers or Semi-Pro Drivers. Simply arrive and schedule in the next availability for walk-in only. 2 – Membership is required along with a personal waiver. Click HERE to submit your registration waiver. 3 – Our single seater karts offer two speeds PRO & SEMI PRO. Click HERE to learn more 4 – All racers must be 58 inches or taller to participate. There is no minimum age requirement. 5 – For Trampoline Jumpers they must be able to jump on their own without assistance and follow instructions. There is no minimum height or age requirement. BIRTHDAY PARTIES BOOK YOUR BIRTHDAY BASH AT SUPERCHARGED Every birthday party includes: Your own private party host, paper party products, party space (with 45 minutes of use after activities), and a SuperCharged birthday gift for the Guest of Honor! Three Options to choose from with additional customization options! JUMP! Have your child JUMP for joy! We feature a beautiful 8,000 square foot Trampoline Park. The high flying JUMP party features: • 1 hour of thrilling JUMP time • Personal pair of Trampoline friction socks for each guest • Annual membership DRIVE! Let your little speedster’s dreams come true as they DRIVE on the world’s largest indoor multilevel race track with all their friends. DRIVE parties include: • 2 Racing heats • Time lapse print out • Annual membership • Personal head sock for each guest JUMP & DRIVE! Set the pace for an extreme amount of fun by booking your child our JUMP&DRIVE party. Their ultimate party experience features: • 1 Racing heat • ½ hour of JUMP time • Annual membership • Personal head sock / pair of Trampoline friction socks for each guest  

  • Trixie’s Cuts for Kids

    Haircuts Trixie’s Cuts for Kids is owned & run by a Top New York City Stylist who has been bringing that skill and care to children for over 25 years. Geraldine and her staff have been proudly serving the New Haven/Fairfield County community for nearly 10 years. You and your child will get the best care at Trixie’s. Owner Geraldine has been: Featured in The New York Times “Style” section Received 5 STAR REVIEWS from Timeout New York Received 5 STAR REVIEWS from Nickelodeon’s Parentsconnect Featured in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Norwalk Hour to name a few If you want a fun experience with a look both your child and you will love, make an appointment or stop in today! We’re the Girl Party Experts! Trixie’s Spa For Kids, located on Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, is perfect for: birthdays, Brownies/Girl Scout meetings or any special occasion.  We can turn any party into an individual package or customize one to fit your needs. Please call us to choose from our extensive craft list. ​

  • Monster Mini Golf – Orange

    Monster Mini gold offer 18 holes of  18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf surrounded by creatively designed, fun for all ages, animated monsters around every twist and turn! They move, they talk, they wiggle and they squawk…making our course a one-of-a-kind experience!  And our monsters are only the beginning of this family entertainment experience. Beaming black-lights bring to life witty, comical, relatable pop-culture artwork belonging to the town and state of the location.   Our Laser Maze at the Danbury location  is like nothing you have ever seen ! Run Jump duck and bend while you test your agility and skills in this incredibly cool challenge. Individual and team challenges are available! Laser Tag at Monster Mini Golf in our Orange  location is a high energy, fun, team-based game of skill, for players from 5 years of age and up. You can think of it as high-tech hide and seek or capture the flag, with lasers! The Monster Laser Tag arena is approximately 2500 square feet of highly interactive play area, full of fun effects including fog, black lights, targets, and creative decorations. In case you have never experienced Laser Tag before, the basics of the game are that players are challenged to make the most “tags” on the other team during the gameplay duration.  The team with the most amount of “tags” wins! Laser Tag at Monster Mini Golf is anything but standard though, as we offer Special Missions (game variations) and much more.   Monster Mini Golf Birthday Parties are unlike any Birthday Party you have ever experienced! Your child will be the star of the event and the center of attention on their big day, as you and your guests will receive red carpet treatment. The celebration begins in one of our posh Haunted Mansion style Private Birthday Party rooms, where pampering includes all service needs, as well as a dynamic series of engaging, interactive, and age-appropriate games and activities lead by your dedicated Party Specialist! Laughs, smiles, prizes will fill the room!  Once the children have played, enjoyed refreshments, and gobbled up the cake and ice cream the activities will ramp up even more as they are led onto our state-of-the-art Monster Mini Golf course for a frightfully fun miniature golf experience.    

  • Nomads Adventurequest

    NOMADS IS NEW ENGLAND’S LARGEST INDOOR FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY!   A Fun Indoor Family Entertainment Center that anyone can enjoy! Don’t just have a party, live an Adventure! Back dropped in the mythical lost civilization of ancient Mayan Ruins, our 65,000 sq ft family fun and entertainment center will leave you breathless after you experience one of our many action packed adventures! There is no admission price to enter, pay for what you play, so come down and check it out! We offer so many activities you can spend an hour or a day!  The Arcade – Black Light Mini Golf – Laser Tag – Bumper Cars – Rock Climbing – Bounce House – Whirling Dervish – Mini Bowling  – Basketball Courts – Billiards –! Book your Birthday Party with us! Build your own special day by selecting the activities that your guests will enjoy , pick your date choose your adventures and let the fun begin!  All parties are assigned a host to  make sure you can enjoy the day too!   All Parties Include 2 Slices of Pizza & Beverage 60 Minutes in Private Party Room (Bounce Package Receives 90 Minutes) 20 Arcade Points per Guest (Points Only Package Includes 50) Party Host for Duration of Room Time to Serve, Clean and Plan Adventure Schedule Paper Products Free Gifts from Nomads Birthday Child Receives a Souvenir Cup and 100 Tickets to use at Redemption Counter All Guests Receive 1x Voucher for a FREE GAME OF LASER TAG (To be used on a future visit) Party Packages: Wild Weekday Package: Unlimited Adventures for 3 Hours Available Monday – Friday OR Single Adventure Package: Choose 1 Adventure (Except Laser Tag) Available Saturday & Sunday OR Points Only Package: This package does not include an adventure – Includes 50 points Available Saturday & Sunday $17.95 per child Laser Tag Adventure Package: 1 PUBLIC game of Laser Tag Available Saturday & Sunday $19.95 per child Double Adventure Package: Choose 2 Adventures (except for Laser Tag) Available Saturday & Sunday $22.95 per child Bounce Adventure Package: Private use of 2 inflatables in room for all paid party children Available Everyday $305.00 for 15 kids / $17.95 for each additional kid Adventure Choices: 3 Bounce Houses (20 minutes, for ages 12 and under, must have socks) Rock Climbing – 3 Walls (must be at least 50 lbs) Black Light Mini Golf Black Light Route 66 Bowling

  • Revolutions Bowling

    This isn’t your average bowling alley.  A luxury bowling alley featuring 16 lanes, great food and drinks, family friendly bowling, birthday parties, banquet rooms and more! Check us out for weekly bowling specials. Pizza-Bowl WEEKENDS (Noon to  6pm) Pizza Bowl Enjoy our legendary Pizza Bowl package including two hours of bowling, a large round pizza, and a pitcher soda for groups 5. Add extra bowlers for only  

  • Connecticut Trolley Museum

    The Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. is the owner and operator of the Connecticut Trolley Museum.  Founded in October 1940, it is the nation’s oldest incorporated organization dedicated to the preservation of the trolley era. As a non-profit institution, its educational and historical aim is the establishment of a full scale operating street and interurban railroad system with the appropriate accessory equipment and buildings, to recreate an important phase of New England’s business and social life from 1890 to 1949.   A three-mile round trip streetcar ride with an educational narrative is provided to the museum’s visitors during their visit.  All work at the museum, except for one paid employee in the museum office, is done by volunteers.  There are over 70 pieces or rail equipment owned by the museum, some of them dating as far back as 1869.  This collection is made up of passenger and freight streetcars, elevated railway cars, interurban cars, service cars, locomotives (diesel and electric), passenger and freight railroad cars, and other pieces of miscellaneous railway equipment.   All major buildings and the museum’s center of operations are located on a 17-acre facility adjacent to State Route 140 in East Windsor.  The right of way is a 3.2-mile portion of the Rockville branch of the Hartford & Springfield Street Railway Company.  Void of all track, the property was purchased when the organization was formed in 1940.  Over the years, the volunteers have been able to build not only 1.5 miles of track and the associated overhead wire for power distribution, but all of the yard and storage track, the power substation, the storage barns, and a restoration shop. Our mission is to provide a historically accurate educational experience of the trolley era, through the interpretation, preservation, restoration, and operation of an electric railway.

  • The New England Carousel Museum

    The New England Carousel Museum is a magical home to a large collection of magnificent carousel pieces.  Visitors of all ages learn about the history, craftsmanship, and art of wooden carousel horses as they explore the Museum.  Visit with our museum guides or tour on your own.  Our tour guides are eager to greet you and your family and provide a participatory tour full of learning and discovery.  You might even catch our Master Painter at work in the Restoration studio!  Every visit includes a ride on our working carousel as you listen and watch our band organ play.  Also included is a tour of our Museum of Fire History, a hidden gem of fire fighting apparatus and memorabilia.     Educational Family Sunday programs are held each month with themes that blend fun with learning. The Museum is also perfect for children’s birthday parties, facility rentals, and field trips. Visit our website for more information.     Museum Hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM        

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    R & B Sports World

    R&B is a family run business & our goal is to provide fun and entertainment to everyone. Whether you come alone, with your family & friends or a group, R&B is sure to provide something to do for all. We are conveniently located just off of route 8 North in Winsted, Connecticut.  We have ample parking with easy accessibility to our building. Come enjoy ice cream in our climate controlled facility or have a cup of coffee. R&B offers a wide variety of ice creams, hard & soft, and plenty of toppings! We also have coffee for sale. We have a 2,000-square-foot indoor playground equipped with a 4-lane racing slide, a tornado tunnel slide and a devil slide. We have a mini basketball court, three levels of fun with climb-throughs, crawl-throughs and hanging obstacles. We also have a trampoline area and a separate gated, soft play area for toddlers. Party Options We specialize in birthday parties for all ages. We can put together packages and group rates to fit your needs, or choose from one of our pre-fixed party packages. We will create a custom birthday party package based on the activities you would like to participate in! Ice Cream! We have 8 flavors of Giffords hard scoop ice cream! Plus, we have vanilla, chocolate & twist soft serve as well as 24 additional soft serve flavors (some options seasonal only). Don’t forget the toppings! Enjoy peanut butter, hot fudge & marshmallow toppings for sundaes, as well as a whole bunch of candy, nut and other various ice cream toppings. Thirsty? With 11 flavors & 3 sizes of slush puppies, plus an option to make them sour, you’re sure to find something to quench your thirst. For the older crowds, we also have a new coffee bar! Our Arcade is located in our Ice Cream Shoppe!

  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium

    Spark new insights. Widen your world. Exhibits at the Discovery Museum are designed for hands-on interaction and learning. Challenge yourself to complete engineering dares and double-dares in our brand new Dare to Discover exhibit, shoot hoops and test the aerodynamics of a paper airplane in Get Physical!, explore the wonders of outer space in our space galleries, test your climbing prowess in our Adventure Science exhibit, and more! Click here  to explore our current exhibits. Summer is for exploration! Each summer, Discovery Museum welcomes kids from Kindergarten to Grade 9 for interactive STEM learning adventures that explore a wide array of topics. Click here for a printable version of our summer brochure! Parties with unique hands-on activities are tons of fun! Discovery Birthday Parties feature themed adventures, take-home fun, and hands-on excitement, our birthday parties are always a blast! Parties are available for toddlers to teens. Discover hands-on, age-appropriate science fun for the most memorable birthday ever. Parties can be customized, and food/balloon/party packages are available. Museum members enjoy special discounts!

  • Sonnys Place

    Sonny’s Place is the perfect place for the whole family to visit, have fun and relax. We have a challenging 18 hole Miniature Golf course, Rock Climbing Wall, and Monkey Motion. We also feature state of the art Batting Cages with baseball and softball, and  our 2 person Soaring Eagle Zip Line! If you’ve got the need for speed, take a ride on our Go Karts!,  And of course our 7,000 sq ft arcade is open year round! All of our activities are lit for night play. LASER TAG BY LASERTRON The moment you step into this state of the art arena the adrenaline starts pumping! You’ll defend yourself and your team’s base against the opposing team, as you duck in and out of obstacles and hiding spots. Take aim and head up the ramps that lead you to the second level. MINIATURE GOLF A timeless favorite for folks of all ages We make having fun our business, so when we built our Miniature Golf course we didn’t go half-way with any of the features or obstacles. As you make your way through the 18-hole course that winds around fountains, ponds, a river — even a cascading waterfall! — you will find a fun new challenge at every hole. Plus with our outside lighting the course stays open late all through the summer. See if your game is up to par Sonny’s well designed, newly constructed course makes playing every hole a pleasure. Youngsters will enjoy the fun of all the tilts, ramps, and obstacles. Those who have swung a club a few times will take to the challenges of Sonny’s course as the perfect place for some friendly competition.   MINIATURE BOWLING Bowling the whole family can enjoy Sonny’s Rollerball Miniature Bowling simulates a real 4 lane bowling alley with a 10 pin setup. The small ball allows players of all ages to get in on the fun. Located in Sonny’s Game Room, Sonny’s Miniature Bowling is open year ’round. Play against your friends and set up your teams with several players. So sit back, relax with your friends and knock down some pins. BATTING CAGES Sonny’s turns practice swings into home runs of fun Whether you are a serious ballplayer or just want to take a few swings to see what you’ve got, Sonny’s Batting Cages are one of our most popular attractions. We have 5 Batting Cages, each equipped for softball and baseball to allow batters of all ages and skill levels to safely enjoy themselves — and maybe dream of being a Big Leaguer! BOUNCE HOUSES! Bounce to your heart’s content in our Bounce Houses! We have not just one, but TWO super fun inflatable Bounce Houses waiting for your energetic kids to throw themselves around in. Located near our new Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, these bouncy fun houses are the perfect way to let your kids use up all their energy. GO KARTS Start your engines and get ready for thrills! The Go Karts at Sonny’s Place are Read more [...]

  • Westmoor Park

    Westmoor Park is West Hartford’s premier environmental, agricultural , and horticultural education center.  Its 162 acres include 3 miles of trails to explore, a demonstration farm, and a variety of gardens.  The park’s main building features seasonal exhibits, a nature discovery room, a greenhouse, and a meeting room for classes and community rental.  Throughout the year Westmoor Park offers a wide range of classes and programs for schools, groups, and the general public.  From animal studies to environmental sciences and garden design, the park’s programs are both fun and educational.  The park hosts many specially themed events, programs, and family activites.  Westmoor Park also has an active gardening volunteer program through the warm months of the year.    

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    Food Explorers

    I am passionate about providing children with knowledge about health and nutrition, empowering them to make their own healthy choices.  As a Registered Dietitian, I have extensive knowledge of childhood nutrition. The Food Explorers program introduces children to healthy eating, through hands-on activities, games, and child-friendly cooking lessons. The Food Explorers program is perfect for children of all ages and can be adapted to fit your needs, we will come to your location be it a private home, party venue, or public area (Library, Rec center etc..). Food Explorers is now available for birthday parties!  Have you been looking for a healthy option for your child’s birthday? Food Explorers will work with you to create a custom menu, for all age groups. Choose a theme with me and I will design a fun and nutritious event, we will plan the menus and activity based on age, a number of participants and specific needs and wants of your group.  we can keep it simple with fruit and yogurt faces, or take it up a notch with homemade energy balls or granola bars! Library Programs Toddlers/Preschool Check out these fun programs! All programs include a nutrition activity and a healthy snack. Sensory Exploration Children will explore food with their senses! Before tasting, they will touch, smell, and look at the food by playing interactive games, followed by a hands-on healthy snack. Healthy Foods and MyPlate This program explores colors and numbers while introducing children to common fruits and vegetables. The healthy snack for this program will focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, and introduce them in a fun, and exciting way. After-School Have students make a healthy after-school snack! Nutrition Jeopardy Kids will participate in a fun, nutrition Jeopardy game! The winning team will receive a small prize. The group will then make a nutritious after-school snack. Snack Basics This program focuses solely on making healthy snacks. The group will make two to three healthy snacks, while learning about their ingredients, and why snacks are important for our health. Custom Have a program idea? Let me know! More custom programs available upon request. Children’s Book Theme’s Snacks will be prepared with popular children’s books in mind, such as “Teddy Bear’s Picnic”, “Harry Potter”, Beatrix Potter , “Pete the Cat”, “Fairy Tea Party” and many more. Special Diet Programs *Suggested for after-school program* Children will learn about vegetarian nutrition, plant based foods, and prepare a healthy recipe using only vegetarian foods. PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR ONE DAY SESSIONS, AND PROGRAMS FROM 2-6 WEEKS. SPECIAL PRICING GIVEN TO 2-4 OR 6 WEEK SESSIONS. ALL PROGRAMS INCLUDE FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR UP TO 20 CHILDREN, SPECIAL PRICING FOR LARGER PROGRAMS. Classroom Visits Program can be offered to entire grade, or individual classrooms, from Grade K through 8. Suggested set up would be a 30 minute presentation to grade level, then split into 30 minute cooking sessions in classrooms. Price includes all supplies and food. 2 Hour Program A 30 minute presentation on a nutrition topic of your choice, Read more [...]

  • Party Talent

    Get ready for FUN!!!  Mr. Bungles is a funny, comic clown type character, without make up, with hundreds of references all over the internet and the highest five star rating on Gigmasters. His birthday show gets the children laughing! It is a high-energy, fast-paced magic comedy show with juggling, music, games, balloon sculptures and a huge indoor bubble hoop where the kids get inside a bubble. The performer works full time and does 300 birthdays and camp shows a year.  He keeps all the kids engaged, excited, laughing, involved and having fun. The kids will enjoy the crazy props, juggling, magic and silly guitar songs. They will be amazed at the balloon sculptures and twisting ability and will simply have a great time! In the warmer months, Mr Bungles has an incredible outdoor bubble option where the kids make HUGE bubbles bigger then themselves. Want to see cool bubbles in the winter? Imagine a wonderful indoor bubble hoop where several kids can get inside a bubble.  Grab your camera and take some shots of great smiles!   Choose from the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze packages to work with any budget.  Mr Bungles does parties for all ages and the humor is especially for ages 3-9.  Are you working with a theme?  If so, Mr Bungles can adjust his show to tailor it to your theme, change and become a costumed character and more. Mr. Bungles is simply the best investment you can make to make sure your party is a success.   Party Talent has a special North Pole connection and arranges amazing, wonderful, Santa visits in December. Santa has a genuine, professional approach, tells stories and creates a wonderful experience for the kids at every event. Most of Santa’s bookings are repeats that book months or years in advance so it is never too early to pick your date and to plan ahead. When you book Santa, through Party Talent, LLC you will meet the real deal and the kids will have a wonderful time!   Multiple performers for large events, costumed characters, face painters, walk around magicians and caricature artists are available.  Party Talent, LLC arranges performers for Birthday Parties, Parks and Recreation, Libraries, Company Events, Singing Telegrams, Gorilla Grams and any time you have kids that want to laugh  

  • Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

    Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is one of Connecticut’s top family attractions. Spend an hour, or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. COme learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Maned wolf, Giant Anteater and Golden lion tamarin. Grab a bite at the Peacock Cafe, enjoy an outdoor lunch in the Picnic Grove and take a ride on our colorful carousel! Zoo Patrol – If you love animals, the environment, and being outdoors, you’ll love Zoo Patrol: a week full of zoo keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, hands-on learning, games, crafts, and more!  Offered in week-long sessions in July and August. Birthday Parties – With more than 120 species of animals, a carousel, an indoor South American Rainforest, a New England Farmyard, and 52 beautiful acres in Beardsley Park, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a fun and exciting place for a birthday party. The Zoo is available year-round for birthday parties General Admission  Adults (12 and older) $15 Children (3-11) $12 Seniors (62+) $11 Chldren Under 3  are FREE Open Daily 9-4 Carousel Open: Monday – Friday 10AM – 3PM Weekends and Holidays 9AM – 4PM

  • Chelsea Piers Connecticut

    Chelsea Piers Connecticut    Chelsea Piers Connecticut offers exciting drop-in activities, the most comprehensive youth programs in the area, action-packed birthday parties and more! With world-class athletic facilities,  and the most exciting sports curriculum in the area. Athletes of all ages and abilities will find 465,000 square feet of unparalleled sports facilities, and a vast array of sports classes, leagues and programs — all led by an expert team of accomplished coaches, teachers and directors.  INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS Little Athletes Classes (6 months – 5 years) Basketball, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Lacrosse, Multi-Sport, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tee Ball, Tennis   Developmental Sports (5 – 17 years) Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Multi-Sport, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis   Elite Training (12+ years) Baseball, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball   TEAMS & LEAGUES, COMPETITIVE TEAMS Year-round / Seasonal Basketball, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Swimming, Volleyball, Mite Cross-Ice Hockey, Soccer, High School Summer Volleyball League   BIRTHDAY PARTIES Children’s birthday parties at Chelsea Piers are action-packed, entertaining and hassle-free. Two-hour birthday party packages are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with limited availability Monday – Thursday. For children’s birthday parties, packages include dynamic coaching and world-class facilities as well as all the birthday supplies. With activities including the Splash Zone, specific sports and dancing, Chelsea Piers will help throw a birthday your child will never forget! Learn more about birthday parties at Chelsea Piers here.    DROP-IN ACTIVITIES  Chelsea Piers also offers drop-in recreational opportunities for visitors who are looking for a weekend, after-work or weekday activity. Drop-in activities include Trampolines, Rock Climbing, Batting Cages, Little Athletes Zone, Water Play & Slides (Splash Zone), Open Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Lacrosse Ice Skating.