A list of local Family Friendly Events, Activities, & Places to Visit
Manchester Community Library, Manchester, VT
We’ll be exploring the practice of gratitude during the month of November. At Story Time we will read about what it means to be grateful and how gratitude can be a part of our everyday lives.
Dorset Village Library, Dorset, VT
Storytime and activities in the backyard if the weather is nice, inside downstairs if it’s not! Angela will read stories, help you with a craft and provide some light snacks. Call or email Angela (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions about story time or kids club.
Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT
Join us in person in our Manchester, VT store for story time with the fabulous Kathy Penge. She’ll share some recent favorite picture books with your little ones.
If you have questions about this or any other Northshire event, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
Third Thursday of each month, 1:30-2:30pm. Free.
This free monthly program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. The program is produced in collaboration with the Bennington Free Library and is generously sponsored by the Bank of Bennington whose fundamental and consistent support has made this program possible for the past twelve years. For the past three years, funds from the Stewart’s Holiday Match also have helped to make Museum ABCs possible.
Each Museum ABCs program focuses on a different theme and includes visits to the Museum galleries, stories carefully selected to support early literacy, and art and craft projects designed to encourage engagement between children and adults.
Dorset Village Library, Dorset, VT
Third Thursday of each month, 3:30pm. Free.
Angela will have fun activities planned. You can try your hand at our new ping pong table! We will have a small selection of Legos for building and you may bring your Pokemon Cards if you wish.
Kids Club will happen every third Thursday of the month… mark your calendars!
Call or email Angela (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions about story time or kids club.
Play dough workshop & playgroup
Mountain Community Arts, Londonderry, VT
Sunday, January 29, 3-5pm.
For caregivers and children, make your own play dough to take home and meet some new friends. $10/ family please register as space is limited.
Making Meals & Memories
Sunrise, 226 Union Street, Bennington, VT
Tuesday, January 31, 4-6pm.
You’re invited to spend an evening with Sunrise, Making Meals & Memories! Cook and enjoy a healthy dinner together. Engage with your child(ren) in fun activities and crafts. Bring home an activity bag with books, games, and healthy snacks. You do not need to be a member of Sunrise’s other programs to participate! Families throughout Bennington County are encouraged to attend, and children of all ages and stages are welcome.
RSVP to our Parent Educator, Tiffany Racicot at 802-442-0058 or email@example.com.
NDS Sledding Playdate
Manchester Country Club, Manchester, VT
Friday, February 17, 3pm.
Bring a sled and join us for sledding and s’mores!
Open to all NDS families. Please bring cash if you wish to purchase additional refreshments from MCC.
Manchester VT. Fire Department, Manchester, VT
Sunday, February 19, 7-11am.
Join us for a full menu with pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, English muffins, breakfast potatoes and OF COURSE locally made real maple syrup! Top it off with a cup of coffee, tea, or orange juice!
The breakfast will run from 7 – 11 a.m. with seating available in the heated truck bays! Kids love getting to eat surrounded by real fire trucks!
Don’t miss it!
We’ll see you at the Firehouse!
Winter Wildlife Celebration
Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, VT
Saturday, February 25, 10am-4pm.
Celebrate the wonders of winter at the VINS Nature Center with a fun-filled day of family activities!
Fairy Court is ready to greet you as you begin your journey through the woods to hunt for fairies. Visit with the Vermont Reindeer Farm for an up close experience with this amazing arctic species. Be first in line to claim a seat for the chance to have an up close encounter with a chickadee and join Moose Biologist, Nick Fortin, to learn about how the magnificent Moose tackles winter. As you go about your day take a moment to watch as a snow sculpture comes to life! You can also join in for winter games, bird on the canopy walk and attend a program to learn how raptors survive winter. Snow or no, it’s sure to be a great way to discover the wonders of winter!
For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.