Family Adventures

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


  • July Events
  • August Events
  • Pools & Splash Pad
  • Summer Adventures
  • Playgrounds & Parks
  • Libraries 
  • Farmer’s Markets & Farms
  • Kid Friendly Museums
July Events

Vermont Summer Special -Vermont Summer Festival

Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, VT

July 7-11

Concerts in the Courtyard -Golfstrom

Bennington Museum Courtyard, Bennington, VT

July 9, 5-7pm

While the music plays at the Concerts in the Courtyard, children of all ages can enjoy art projects and books with Museum ABCs staff from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM. Free!

Coca-Cola Movie Night -Trolls World

Stratton Mountain Resort, Maine Base Area, VT

July 9, 8pm

Bring the family or gather your friends for a free outdoor movie experience.

Manchester Summer Festival -Vermont Summer Festival

Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, VT

July 14-18

Concerts on the Green -Muddy Hollow

Factory Point Town Green, Manchester, VT

July 14 6-8pm Free!

Museum ABCs: Swinging, Swaying, Birch Trees

Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

July 15, 1:30-2:30pm

Concerts in the Courtyard -Deena Chappell Trio

Bennington Museum Courtyard, Bennington, VT

July 16, 5-7pm

While the music plays at the Concerts in the Courtyard, children of all ages can enjoy art projects and books with Museum ABCs staff from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM. Free!

Coca-Cola Movie Night -Field of Dreams

Stratton Mountain Resort, Maine Base Area, VT

July 16, 8pm

Bring the family or gather your friends for a free outdoor movie experience.

Museum ABCs: Swinging, Swaying, Birch Trees

Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

July 17, 10:30-11:30am

Manchester Classic -Vermont Summer Festival

Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, VT

July 21-25

Concerts on the Green -Deena Chappel Trio

Factory Point Town Green, Manchester, VT

July 21 6-8pm Free!

Coca-Cola Movie Night -Megamind

Stratton Mountain Resort, Maine Base Area, VT

July 23, 8pm

Bring the family or gather your friends for a free outdoor movie experience.

Concerts in the Courtyard -Heard

Bennington Museum Courtyard, Bennington, VT

July 23, 5-7pm

While the music plays at the Concerts in the Courtyard, children of all ages can enjoy art projects and books with Museum ABCs staff from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM. Free!

Concerts on the Green -Mowgli’s Satydagg

Factory Point Town Green, Manchester, VT

July 28 6-8pm Free!

Valley Classic -Vermont Summer Festival

Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, VT

July 28 -August 1

Concerts in the Courtyard -Moose Crossing

Bennington Museum Courtyard, Bennington, VT

July 30, 5-7pm

While the music plays at the Concerts in the Courtyard, children of all ages can enjoy art projects and books with Museum ABCs staff from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM. Free!

August Events

Concerts on the Green -Rick Reddington and the Luv

Factory Point Town Green, Manchester, VT

August 4, 6-8pm Free!

Manchester & the Mountains -Vermont Summer Festival

Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, VT

August 4-8

Concerts in the Courtyard -Mark & Jill

Bennington Museum Courtyard, Bennington, VT

August 6, 5-7pm

While the music plays at the Concerts in the Courtyard, children of all ages can enjoy art projects and books with Museum ABCs staff from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM. Free!

Concerts on the Green -Sammy Blachette

Factory Point Town Green, Manchester, VT

August 11, 6-8pm Free!

Vermont Sumer Festival -Vermont Summer Festival

Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, VT

August 11-15

Concerts in the Courtyard -Kevin McKrell

Bennington Museum Courtyard, Bennington, VT

August 13, 5-7pm

While the music plays at the Concerts in the Courtyard, children of all ages can enjoy art projects and books with Museum ABCs staff from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM. Free!

Museum ABCs: Scrap Plastic Fantastic

Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

August 19, 1:30-2:30pm

Concerts in the Courtyard -Patrick Sargent

Bennington Museum Courtyard, Bennington, VT

August 20, 5-7pm

While the music plays at the Concerts in the Courtyard, children of all ages can enjoy art projects and books with Museum ABCs staff from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM. Free!

Museum ABCs: Scrap Plastic Fantastic

Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

August 21, 10:30-11:30am

Concerts in the Courtyard -Big Stone Gap

Bennington Museum Courtyard, Bennington, VT

August 27, 5-7pm

While the music plays at the Concerts in the Courtyard, children of all ages can enjoy art projects and books with Museum ABCs staff from 5:00 PM –7:00 PM. Free!

Mushroom Hunt for Children

Merk Forest & Farmland Center, Rupert, VT

August 28, 10-11:30amA walk and search for families with kids. $10 Registration required.

Pools & Splash Pad

Manchester Swimming Pool

Dana L Thompson Park, Manchester, VT

Open 6/19-8/20

White Memorial Park Pool

White Memorial Park, Rutland, VT

Opens 6/12

Northwood Pool

Rutland, VT

Opens 6/19

Bennington Pool

Bennington Rec Center, Bennington, VT

Indoor, open year-round

Splash Pad

109 North St, Bennington, VT

Summer Adventures

Farm Chores at Hildene

Manchester, VT

June 11- August 9, Thursdays through Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:00am, guests with children ages 4 through 12 may register for one morning of Farm Chores at the Dairy. $6

The Pollinator Path Trail Tale

George Aiken Wildflower Trail, Hadwen Woods at the Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

Summer

Hiking

Equinox Mountain, Manchester, VT

Kid Friendly Hikes in Southern Vermont

Mountain Adventure Park

Bromley Mountain, 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

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

Merk Forest & Farmland Center

3270 Route 315, Rupert, VT

Open year round, Dawn to Dusk

Bennington Rec Center

655 Gage St. Bennington, VT

8am-8pm

Libraries 

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

Farmer’s 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

Wildwood Berry Farm -PYO

2977 Mad Tom Road, East Dorset, VT

Opening July 13, 9am-5pm

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

Kid Friendly Museums

Wonderfeet

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

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