Family Adventures

A list of local Family Friendly Events, Activities, & Places to Visit

October Events

"If You Plant a Seed" Trail Tale

George Aiken Wildflower Trail, Bennington Museum, W Main St, Bennington, VT

September 29 - November 18

Scarecrow's Around Town Contest

Manchester, VT

Scarecrows on display between, October 7-Nov 16, judging week of October 26.

Equinox Valley Nursery

Manchester, VT

Cider Doughnuts, Pumpkin Patch, and Wagon Rides (reservation required), throughout October

Second Saturday Hike

Merk Forest, & Farmland, Rupert, VT

October 10, 2-4pm

Meet and Feed

Merk Forest, & Farmland, Rupert, VT

October 11, 3-4pm

Pumpkin Splash

Berkshire Family YMCA, Bennington, VT

October 24, 1-3pm, Preregistration Required

Hoots & Howls

Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, VT

October 24, 5:30 - 8:00pm

Halloween on the Green

Old Tuttle's Lot, Depot St, Bennington, VT

October 31, 11am-1pm

Halloween on the Hill

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT

October 31, 2:30-5pm

Halloween Parade

North Bennington, VT

Stay in Your Car Parade, October 31, 4pm

SoHo Treats No Tricks Event

Social House, Manchester, VT

Outdoor pumpkin painting, costume contest, treats, & snacks. $20 per child, reservations requested October 31, 4-5pm


The Manchester Community Library

138 Cemetery Ave Manchester Center, VT

Virtual Story Time Tuesdays & Thursday 10:30-11:30am

Winhall Memorial Library

2 Lower Taylor Hill Road, Bondville, VT

Dorset Village Library

On the Green at Church St & RT30, Dorset, VT

Martha Canfield Library

528 East Arlington Rd, Arlington, VT

Playgrounds & Parks

Manchester Rec. Park,

Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, Recreation Park Rd, Manchester, VT

Open until 10pm

Arlington Recreation Park

Route 313, Arlington, VT

Merk Forest & Farmland Center

3270 Route 315, Rupert, VT

Open year round, Dawn to Dusk

Emerald Lake State Park

65 Emerald Lake Lane East Dorset, VT

June 26-2nd Monday in October 10am -Sunset

Hapgood Pond

Hapgood Pond Rd, Peru. VT

Lake Shaftsbury

262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd Shaftsbury, VT

June 26-2nd Monday in October 10am -Sunset

Bennington Rec Center

655 Gage St. Bennington, VT


Kid Friendly Museums


11 Center St, Rutland, VT

Fridays 10am-2pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm, Sundays 12-4

The Montshire Museum of Science

One Montshire Road, Norwich, VT

Wednesdays-Sundays 10am-4pm

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

149 Natures Way, Quechee, VT 

10am-5pm Daily

Farmers Markets & Farms

Manchester Farmers Market

Adams Park, Manchester, VT

Thursdays June 4 -October 8 3-6pm

Dorset Farmers Market

Summer Market : HN Williams General Store2732 Vt. Route 30, Dorset, VT.

Winter Market : JK Adams Kitchen Store 1430 Vt. Rt 30, Dorset, VT

Sundays 10am-2pm

West River Farmer's Market

Londonderry, VT

Saturdays Memorial Day to Columbus Day 9am-1pm

North Meadow Farm

726 North Rd, Manchester, VT Open 7 days a week

Offering fresh eggs, cheese, and raw milk. Plus a petting zoo and playground for the kids to visit.

Earth Sky Time

1873-1951 VT-7A Manchester, VT Open Sunday-Friday

Farm Store & Bakery

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