If you’ve stuck around town this weekend and are home with the kids tomorrow (and Tuesday if you’re in Newtown), here are a few ideas to fill your days. I’ve included local options first with a few other ideas that are around an hour away. Enjoy!

The Station Dance Academy, Newtown’s newest dance studio is offering a full day of workshops. Visit their website and sign up for one workshop or all four. 

The Newtown Community Center is open normal hours (6AM to 9PM) on both Monday & Tuesday. They are also running a half day Mermaids and Pirates camp from 9AM to 1PM for kids ages 7 – 13. Even though my daughter’s not old enough for the camp, we can spend the entire morning there between the pool & play area. Non-member rates are available for the day. 

On Tuesday, Newtown Youth Academy will have toddler time (ages crawling to 6) in the gym from 11AM to 2PM. This activity does not require pre-registration and is $5 per child & $3 for each additional child, with the total family charge capped at $14. I’ve heard great things about the program and for $14 max, it is such a value for families. 

Before toddler time, consider taking a Stroller Strides class with FIT 4 MOM on the turf. Babies & toddlers can hang out in the stroller while you work out. For older kids, child care is available at NYA for a rate of $3. 

For older kids, NYA is also offering an open play program “Schools Out, We’re In“. 5 to 11 year olds will enjoy a day of activities and games for $50/day. 

In addition to being open normal business hours , Main Street Adventures will also be offering camp for ages 3 -10. Camp runs both days from 8AM to 4PM and cost is $70/day.

EverWonder Children’s Museum will be open on Monday & Tuesday from 9AM to 4PM. 

Get creative by signing up for Board & Brush’s Parent & Child workshop. Event starts at 10AM and pricing can be found in the Facebook invite. 

Open skate hours are as follows:

 

Danbury Ice Arena –
Monday: 10AM – 3:50PM
Tuesday: 11AM – 2PM

 

Winter Garden Arena (Ridgefield) – 
Monday & Tuesday: 11AM – 1PM

 

Couldn’t make it up to Vermont or out west for this break? Try these local ski mountains, less than an hour away from Newtown.

Thunder Ridge (Patterson, NY)

 

Mohawk Mountain (Cornwall, CT)
Open Monday & Tuesday 8:30AM – 10PM

 

Mount Southington (Southington, CT)

If you have an annual membership to EverWonder, take advantage of the discounted rates at other museums in CT. The following are all within an hour and open on Monday & Tuesday: The Children’s Museum (West Hartford), Imagination (Bristol), Kid City (Middletown), Kids Play (Torrington), and Stepping Stones (Norwalk). 

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