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Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Fairfield County, CT

Presenting the best things to do with your family in Fairfield County, CT, this spring. We've narrowed our list to the annual events that offer the most fun every year, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Greenwich, Bridgeport Bluefish baseball games, and a visit from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Fairfield County, CT

Have the most fun this winter with our guide to the 20 must-do events in Fairfield County. Don't miss winter seasonal fun like ice skating at a local rink, visits with Santa and his reindeer, performances of The Nutcracker and Disney on Ice, and more!

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Fairfield County, CT

From an apple picking outing at a local Connecticut orchard, to watching the fall foliage change, there are plenty of family activities in Fairfield County, to keep you busy during Connecticut's autumn season. Don't miss the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, fresh made chowder to warm up a chilly fall day, and tons of Halloween activities in Fairfield County.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT

Have the most fun this summer in Fairfield County, CT, with our list of the top 20 must-do events for your family. Pick your own strawberries, enjoy free outdoor Shakespeare, hit a local beach, and much more, all close to home!

Small Amusement Park to Open on Staten Island

Small Amusement Park to Open on Staten Island

New York Carousel, which operates Fantasy Forest at Flushing Meadows Carousel and the Forest Park Carousel, is finishing construction on Fantasy Shore, a small amusement park on Staten Island. New York Carousel has also added new features to its two carousels in Queens.

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Westchester County

Don't let the cold keep you and the kids cooped up at home in the winter. Keep this list of the top 20 winter activities in Westchester County handy for ideas to keep cabin fever at bay, including learning how to make maple syrup, cutting your own Christmas tree, and going ice-skating, snowshoeing, sledding, and skiing.

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Westchester County

We've gathered the top 20 activities for family fun in the spring in Westchester County, NY, including St. Patrick's Day parades, farmers' markets, Disney Live!, and where to ride trains—even Thomas the Tank Engine!

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

From picking apples to peeping at the changing leaves, there are plenty of family activities in Westchester County to keep you having fun all fall, including a Native American pow wow, the Honey Harvest Party at the Greenburgh Nature Center, and making apple cider.

Top 20 Spring Activities in Rockland County

Top 20 Spring Activities in Rockland County

Have the most fun this spring with our list of the top 20 things to do for Rockland County families, including annual kid favorites like Easter egg hunting with the Rockland Boulders, a sheep shearing fest at the Bergen County Zoo, and more.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Westchester

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Westchester

Summer is the perfect time to be outside, and we've compiled a list of the top 20 things to do in Westchester County in the summer, including where to pick strawberries, outdoor music festivals and concerts, county fairs, and where to see fireworks.

Top 20 Winter Activities in Rockland County

Top 20 Winter Activities in Rockland County

UPDATED JULY 2015: Plan an exciting winter in Rockland County with these 20 fun things to do, from Ramapo to Nyack, Orangetown, Clarkstown, and Haverstraw. Our top picks will have you skating through to spring!

Top 20 Summer Activities in Rockland County

Top 20 Summer Activities in Rockland County

UPDATED JUNE 2015: Have fun this summer in Rockland County with our list of the top 20 things to do, including activities in Ramapo, Nyack, Orangetown, Clarkstown, Haverstraw, and nearby Bergen County, NJ.

Best Beaches in the New York City Area

Best Beaches in the New York City Area

UPDATED JUNE 2015: What better way to cool off this summer than at the beach? Pack up your suits, towels, and sunscreen and head to one of these family-friendly sandy spots for a day full of sun, swimming, and sandcastle construction. There are many places to enjoy the miles of coastline in the New York City area, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, New Jersey, and Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Find local Christmas tree farms in the New York metro area and head out to cut your own Christmas tree this holiday season. Cutting your own Christmas tree is a great family activity at Christmastime. There are Christmas tree farms in the New York City area, including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Southeast New York (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties). These cut-your-own farms have a selection of live Christmas trees and allow you to pick your own tree from its natural setting, cut it down, and cart it home. Most Christmas tree farms in the New York City area are slated to open on Thanksgiving weekend, but please call to confirm dates and availability before visiting.

Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Miniature golf promises a fun time for all. Here's a listing of putt-putt courses throughout the New York City area, including indoor and outdoor mini golf in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, and Rockland County.

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Our guide features horseback riding stables in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, Connecticut, and the NYC suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen County, NJ. Find where to take a riding lesson or pony ride near you.

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the New York City Area

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the New York City Area

UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Looking for a great place to ice skate with your kids? We've rounded up indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs.

Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Find u-pick apple orchards and farms in the NYC area, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, that offer pick-your-own apples in the fall. In addition to apple picking, many of these farms also offer fun fall extras like hay rides, corn mazes, animal petting zoos, and apple cider pressing.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT

UPDATED FALL 2014: With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms.

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

UPDATED JANUARY 2015 - Skiing and snowboarding with the family this winter? Our guide includes resorts and mountains just outside of the New York metropolitan area, to the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Beginner lessons and kid-friendly slopes for new skiiers and snowboarders are readily available at most mountains. No need to haul your gear, either—you can rent skis, snowboards, helmets, and all of your winter sporting needs right on site. Please note: Hours and programs are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details before your visit.

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around the New York Metro Area that need your help, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Fairfield County, CT, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Volunteer opportunities are available for kids and adults alike - and remember, big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference!

Where To Catch A Minor League Baseball Game

Where To Catch A Minor League Baseball Game

UPDATED APRIL 2015: The Minor League Baseball season in the New York metro area runs through September and many of these venues have special offers for families, making one of these games a perfect family outing when the kids are off from school. Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in New York and NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

A Guide to Carousels in the New York City Area

A Guide to Carousels in the New York City Area

Our guide includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. You'll find details on each carousel, including its location, hours it's open, price per ride, and a description.

50 Best Ideas for Rainy Day Fun

50 Best Ideas for Rainy Day Fun

So it's raining outside and you need to somehow keep the kids entertained. Download our guide to 50 creative, TV-free indoor activities that will keep them happy, including tons of DIY projects, kid-friendly recipes, and boredom busters galore.

125 Ways to Have Fun Outside this Summer

125 Ways to Have Fun Outside this Summer

Make the most of your summer with these creative ideas for outdoor fun with kids. Our editors have compiled 125 reasons to get outside in the sunny season, from scout-inspired activities to eating outdoors, gardening with kids, dinosaur-focused fun, activities on the water, live sporting events, and much more.




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