5 Ideas for August! - Newtown Moms

I know the above meme has been floating around for awhile, but it still gets me every time. So if you’ve felt like July mom recently (I certainly have), here are a few ideas for the month of August.


CT Summer at the Museum
If you haven’t had a chance to take advantage of this awesome program, book your tickets today for the upcoming month! Tickets sell out quick, so be sure to reserve as soon as you have a date in mind. State favorites like the Mystic Aquarium, CT Science Center, Maritime Center, and Beardsley Zoo are all part of this program. Full list is here.


Stroll a Sunflower Field or a Maze
Looking for the perfect photo opportunity this month? Plan a visit to a Sunflower Farm and enjoy a visit to one of the many unique farms located throughout our state. In addition to strolling through the fields, many of these locations also offer additional family friendly activities. 
Castle Hill Farm, Newtown (Opening around Labor Day weekend for Sunflowers. Subscribe to their email list to get all the details.)
The Farm, Woodbury (Opens 8/5, Thursdays – Sundays only)
Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze (7/31 – 8/31)


Take a Ride to a Summer Festival or Carnival
The following festivals, carnivals, and fairs are happening throughout the state this month:
Easton Fireman’s Carnival
Lebanon Country Fair
Milford Oyster Fest
Hey Stamford! Food Festival (2 Weekends)


Back-to-School Shopping
What kid doesn’t enjoy picking out some of his or her back-to-school essentials? Tax-Free Week is happening this year from 8/15 through 8/22, making it the perfect week to head up to the Clinton or Westbrook Outlets. Shopping local? Check out our Back-to-School guide with information from our partners.


Don’t forget to do something for you!
The transition Back-to-School is stressful for even the most organized parent. Yes, time is fleeting and we’ll miss them once summer comes to an end, but it’s important to slow down for a little self-care.


Haven’t had a chance to try some of the ideas from earlier this summer? Click here for June ideas and here for July ideas.

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