There are plenty of things to do in February during the kid’s February Winter school break in Connecticut. Many things to do are free so you don’t have to break the bank to keep the kids busy, entertained, and happy.
The Pez Candy Factory
Take the kids to the Pez Candy Factory and Visitor Center in Orange during the February break. The cost is $4.00 for kids ages 3 to 12 and kids under 3 are Free. The Center is located at 35 Prindle Hill Road, Orange, Connecticut and the Visitors Center is home to all things PEZ. The center includes a viewing area into the PEZ production floor, an interactive review of PEZ history, a touch-screen PEZ Trivia game, a factory store and much more.
Eagle Watching on the Connecticut River
Enjoy the best eagle watching in the Northeast. From sea to land tours, join CT River Quest Weekends at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm and Thursdays at 10:00am and 1:00pm. The cruises will be a little more than two hours in length. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!
Chester Winter Carnivale
Activities include public outdoor ice carving competition, chili cook-off, tractor parade, gallery openings, receptions, shop events and more. This is a Free event. Call 860-526-2077 for more information or visit www.visit-chester.com
Guilford Winter Wonderland
Held on the Town Green, the Guildford Winter Wonderland event is an afternoon of fun. There will be face painters, moon bounces, clowns, needle in a haystack, horse drawn carriage rides, caricatures and more. Call 203-453-8068 for more information or visit guilfordparkrec.com
Lyman Orchards Winterfest and Ice Carving Competition
Dog sled mushing, family snow tubing, snow ball fights, snowman and snow angel making contests will be held in Middlefield. This is a Free event. Get more details by calling 860-349-1793 or online at lymanorchards.com/events/winterfest. This event is being sponsored by Big Y Markets.
Wildlife Tracks and Signs for Kids
Woods Wildlife Management is offering a free kids session to learn about wildlife tracks indoors and then outside for a short walk to look for animal signs. Make a wildlife track to take home. Pre-registration is required. Call 860-675-8130 or go online at www.fosw.org
Stepping Stones Museum
Winter Wonderland Children’s Ball. Calling all little princes and princesses for a magical evening in a snow-kissed wonderland. Dress up in your finest, pose for the paparazzi, learn ballroom moves from the experts and more.
The Mystic Aquarium
Experience Weird Science at the Mystic Aquarium during February school vacation week. Curiosity, learning and wonder will heighten with all of the weird and wonderful demonstrations, hands-on activities and displays throughout the aquarium.
Connecticut Science Center in Hartford:
February Vacation Exploration Camp Your child can explore a different science activity each day or come just for one day! A fun-filled day includes structured activities with staff scientists and counselors plus, supervised free time to explore the Science Center’s galleries and exhibits.
Drop your kids offer at 8:30 and pick them up around 4. Students can be registered for one of the following 3 groups: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6.
Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk
Winter Vacation Adventures will be held the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. Kids 6 to 12 can keep busy exploring our watery world in these fun programs. Sign up for one, some or all days.
Coco Key in Waterbury
Take the kids to Coco Key indoor Water Park in Waterbury.
Connecticut Sportsplex in North Branford
Connecticut Sportsplex is located in North Branford and is one of New England’s largest indoor/outdoor sports complex, with amusements and activities such as laser tag, batting cages, children’s playscape, and arcade. Sundays are family fun night with dinner, unlimited laser tag, playscape access and 60 arcade tokens.
The Children’s Museum, West Hartford
Visit The Children’s Museum for their Winter Vacation Science Camp during February break. Vacation Science Camp is for children in grades 1 – 5. Sign up for a single day, multiple days, or an entire week.
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