What better for kids to get outside and have some fun by touching and climbing on trucks they have seen around town. What kid doesn’t want to jump on a firetruck and pretend they are putting out fires or sitting high on a dump truck pretending to dump a load of dirt. Touch A Truck events have been setup just for this reason, to let kids imagine what it would be like.
Here are some Touch-a-Truck Events coming up in Connecticut
East Lyme/Niantic Touch-A Truck
Saturday, May 18, 2013
9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Rain date Sunday)
McCook Point Park in Niantic
Cost: $4 per person. Children age two and under are admitted free of charge.
The main event is trucks – 30 of them ‐ including a fire truck, smoke truck, bucket truck, cement mixer, satellite truck, humvee, paramedic van and police cruiser to name a few. New additions this year will include a 2012 BMW X5, an antique fire truck, an American Safe Wash truck and a Crest Ford truck.
Rounding out the venue will be a variety of crafts, face painting, Mad Science, balloon animals, a raffle and a photoshoot in a huge truck tire sponsored by Crest Ford. In addition there will be hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, ice cream and soda for sale for lunch.
The Roaming Railroad, a trackless train, will be onsite to provide short excursions around the top of the park for $2 each.
Great Hartford Touch-A Truck
Sunday, May 19, 2013
9:30 am to noon
Special Needs Community “No Honk” Time: 9:30 to 10:00 am
Cost: $18 in advance and $20 at the door (per family)
Register: Call 860-236-4571
More Information and location: www.mandelljcc.org
Put your child’s imagination in gear as they honk, toot, beep and take the wheel of their favorite cars, construction vehicles, police and fire tucks, buses and more. Plus, crafts, Bounch House, Child I.D. Kits, and more.This Touch-a-Truck event will be held rain or shine.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
The Junior Women’s Club of Milford presents “Touch a Truck”. Many trucks including a fire truck, construction truck, bucket truck, military truck plus face painting, tattoos, rock wall climbs, hay rides, snacks, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, soda, and much more. Overflow parking and shuttle bus at Platt Tech School. Held rain or shine.
Newington Touch-a-Truck Event
Saturday, June 15, 2013
10 am to noon
Library/Town Hall Parking Lot
Held in conjunction with the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, this event is sure to be a blast! This is a hands-on event and kids young and old can touch, honk horns and climb on the vehicles we will have on display. In previous years, we’ve had back hoes, fire trucks, police cruisers, pay loaders, dump trucks, deck mowers, medical ambulances and more! The library will also have a variety of fun activities planned to celebrate the kick-off to their Summer Reading Program! This event is FREE, and no registration is required.
Milford Touch a Truck Event
Saturday September 21, 2013
1500 Boston Post Road
$5 for your whole family to get in
100% of proceeds are donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital!
Norwalk Touch a Truck Event
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Taylor Farm Park
10 am – 4 pm
KIDZFEST is an exciting, hands-on, family event, offering the unique opportunity for young and old alike to get in and explore construction, emergency, and recreation vehicles of all sizes that are typically off limits to the public. Emergency vehicles include: police vehicles, crime scene investigation trucks and ATVs (from local police departments), ambulance, scuba boat, Norwalk fire trucks, State Police explosive detection trucks and the State Police explosive sniffing dog team; and construction vehicles: excavator, wheel loader, skid steer, dump truck, flat bed with fork lift, and race car just to name a few. The Eagle One Helicopter, operated by the Stratford Police Department and utilized by Fairfield County Police Departments, will be making a special appearance from 10 am – 1 pm (weather permitting). Additionally, attendees can ride the Roaming Railroad, and participate in other activities including face painting, music, games, and much more! The Meltmobile, as seen on the Food Network, will be serving up some fabulous gourmet grilled cheeses and Mister Softee’s Ice Cream will be sure to impress with their sweet treats.
Westport Touch a Truck Event
March 29th, 2014
8th Annual Touch A Truck
9:30aa – 1:30pm
Coleytown Elementary School
65 Easton Road
Westport, CT 06680
Do you know of any other Touch-a-Truck Events coming up on Connecticut? Leave a comment below and we will add them to the list.