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Escape your reality at THE New England Renaissance Faire

*Disclosure* Our family received tickets to the Faire to facilitate our blog post. All opinions are our own!*

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! FALL! I know, I know, it’s not TECHNICALLY fall yet, but… Pumpkin Spice is back at my favorite coffee shop, Avery is back in school, I need to wear a sweater in the morning, and King Richard’s Faire is open!

Our family has been visiting the Faire every year for the last 4 years. It’s fun for our whole family. I love people watching and seeing all the amazing costumes. Avery loves the performers, and of course the unicorns (Yes, they do have unicorns in Carvershire!) and Dave loves the food!

Avery at King Richards Faire

Each weekend has something different to offer. Our favorite time to visit is during Harry Potter Fan Fest Weekend, which is coming up September 21 & 22. This event features Sorting of Houses (Ravenclaw here!) trivia contest, and a costume parade for all ages. It’s a lot of fun.

Not a Potterhead? That’s ok, members of all fandoms are welcome at the Faire! Game of Thrones fans will want to visit the shire on 9/28 or 29. Do you like men in kilts? Are you a man who wears a kilt? Then visit on October 5 for the Highland Hunks competition! Are vikings or pirates your thing? Maybe you’d like to visit during Invaders Weekend, October 12 & 14.  Love it ALL? The last weekend of the faire, 10/19 & 10/20 is the Fantasy Finale, and features the best costume contest you’ve ever seen. It is sure to be amazing!

No matter when you visit King Richard’s Faire, you’re going to have a great time. With eight stages of live entertainment, a joust, a few hundred actors, singers, dancers, stage combat pros, acrobats, puppeteers, and general (planned) mayhem of “Carvershire” (all free and included with admission!) how could you not??

We look forward to sharing all our photos when we visit in a couple weeks!

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Escape YOUR reality at King Richard’s Faire, New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance festival!

Visit the Faire weekends and Monday holidays from August 31-October 20, 2019, where entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound on the Faire’s enchanting 80-acre wooded site (235 Main Street, Carver, Mass. 02330). You’ll be dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers! Be captivated by minstrels, dancers and puppeteers and enthralled by fire-eaters, magicians and exotic tigers. Hundreds of talented performers perform non-stop for you throughout the day on any one of our eight vibrant stages. The King’s handsome knights battle on horseback as bawdy beggars compete in mud. Wacky wenches will leave you in stitches while happy villagers engage you in the lanes. Frolicking faeries can be seen dancing through the forest, where you can try your skill in his majesty’s Gaming Glen.

See the website for new acts and special events for the 2019 season!

Afterward, epicurean pleasures suited for royalty, will tantalize even the pickiest of taste buds. Satiate thy palate with giant spit-roasted turkey legs, ringlets of fryes, and boules of chowder or stew, and quench thy thirst with champagne, specialty cocktails, wine and brew.

Many of the King’s talented artisans journey from around the globe and have much to offer all who enter the gates of Carvershire. Discover beautiful handspun pottery, fabulous jewelry, and incredible face painting. Delight in period clothing, leather, armor, and moccasins. Be amazed by our blacksmith and forged weaponry and other works of art. Revel in scented oils, perfumes, handmade crafts and psychic readings as you make memories to last a lifetime.

New in 2019: a new King Richard XI to lord over Carvershire with his lovely bride, Queen Anne and visiting princesses in the village to sample talented artisan wares, food and drynk, and entertaining new performers. New to the entertainment lineup in Carvershire this year: The Accidental Acrobats, a duo of contortionists; Sir Guy, the comedian; Kasam the Masked Master; GoGaucho, a dynamic blend of dance, music, comedy and other tricks; and mesmerizing music from Moon Chariot and piping by the Portland & District Pipers.

Visit kingrichardsfaire.net for a site map, event schedules, and ticket sales.
235 Main Street, Carver MA 02330
adult: $34
child 4-11: $17
children 3 years of age and younger are free
Website link: http://kingrichardsfaire.net
Ticket link:
https://kingrichardsfaire.net/ticket-admissions-faqs/

5 Reasons To Get Your Preschooler Involved in Sports

*Disclosure – Avery was given a Teamworks Summer Camp experience in exchange for this blog post about Preschool Sports in Rhode Island All opinions are our own. We truly love the programs Teamworks offers as well as their amazing summer camps! *5 Reasons To Get Your Preschooler Involved in sports

As you know, Avery is a super busy kid. We’ve had her involved in sports and other activities since she could walk. We wanted to get her into these classes for the social aspect and to nurture a love of sports and physical activity.

We found a great dance class with an amazing teacher (who she still dances with 5 years later) a fantastic art class, and a truly awesome sports class that I want to talk about today!teamworks movin shakinTeamworks Warwick has some wonderful class offerings for preschoolers.  The first class we got Avery involved in was Movin’ and Shakin’ This class is for ages 18 months to 2.5 years.teamworks-20

The activities change every week and include running, throwing, catching, obstacle courses, parachute games, and more! These activities really help kids  develop fine and gross motor skills, learn to follow directions and play cooperatively with other kids. The level of parent participation is entirely up to you and your child!  If your child wants you to participate with them that’s 100% fine, it’s also fine if your child is content to be off without you and then you can sit and enjoy some “free time” with the other parents!teamworks-10

 

So, why should you sign your Preschooler up for sports? Here are 5 reasons we think you should!

5 Reasons To Get Your Preschooler Involved in Sports

1: Builds Self Esteem & Self Confidence: There are a number of studies out there that have proven the effect sports has one self esteem, even for little kids. They build confidence by seeing that they CAN do things by themselves. It’s awesome to see how proud the kids are when they do something they didn’t know they were capable of, and the smiles when they see their friends and coaches cheering for them!
teamworks-172: Learn Valuable Social Skills: Sports are a great way for kids to learn about teamwork, taking turns, following directions, and sportsmanship! Not only do the learn to interact with other kids their age, but they learn to interact with adult coaches and teachers as well.  These are skills that will help them as the get older and start school.

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3: Develop Motor Skills: Sports help preschoolers build strength, and develop balance, and coordination! Preschool sports classes also help kids master fundamental skills like running, jumping, catching, throwing, hopping, and skipping. teamworks-22
4: Health & Fitness: Obviously sports are good for your child’s health. Your kids get out of the house, and engage in activities that strengthen their bodies, and help keep them healthy!  Making physical activity a priority at a young age, makes it more likely that your child will continue to prioritize physical fitness as they grow up. teamworks-14
5: Friendship & Fun: Participating in sports enrichment classes gives your preschooler the opportunity to meet new kids their age and make new friends! (Parents, you can make some new friends too!) They also have a chance to learn some basic sports skills without the pressure that sometimes comes as they get older.  teamworks-6

I truly cannot say enough about the amazing programs Teamworks Warwick has to offer. We made so many friends through their classes, and Avery developed so many skills that have helped her not only as an athlete and teammate, but as a friend and student as well.

If you’re looking for a fun, AFFORDABLE preschool sports in Rhode Island to get your little one moving, and give you a little time to hang out and chat with other parents, I HIGHLY recommend Teamworks Youth Programs!

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For more information and to register for Teamworks Warwick Youth programs click HERE and let them know that Avery and I sent you!

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10 Reasons My Toddler is So Busy

10 Reasons My Toddler Is So BusyAvery had ski lessons today. As I often do, I struck up conversation with one of the other parents. “Which one is yours?”  “Oh, she’s adorable! I love her jacket!” “How old is she?” “Is this her first time skiing?”  The usual small talk. These conversations almost always flow into questions about what other activities our children participate in.  Our list is long, and I am often met with wide eyes and “Oh my! That’s a LOT!”

The thing is, Avery does participate in a LOT of activities. Her current schedule is as follows:

Monday- Sea School
Tuesday- Dance Class
Wednesday- Sea School & Irish Step Dance
Thursday- Skiing
Friday- Nothing
Saturday- Hockey
Sunday- Nothing

In the past she has filled those empty days with soccer, swim, gymnastics, music, and art classes. This summer we’ll be trying  t-ball. She’s got a lot going on. And it is awesome, we love it, and we are happy!

Yet, we still get asked, all the time, why we “over schedule” our kid. Why we spend “so much money” on these activities. “Isn’t preschool enough?”

So why do we do it?  There are a few reasons.

  1. She Enjoys It: Avery loves all of the activities she participates in. If she didn’t, we wouldn’t continue. We do not quit, as I strongly believe that you finish a session/season and want to teach her this. But, if you don’t like something, you do not have to do it again next session.  If we miss a class due to being out of town, or a holiday, Avery notices, and is bummed out about it. She enjoys her activities, and wants to participate. And, while she is a busy bee, she still has plenty of “down-time” to relax, and hang out at home.
  2. She Makes Friends: Of course she already has school friends, and mom’s group friends, but I love that through these other activities she gets to meet even more kids! She has met some of her very best friends in dance classes. I get to meet new people and make new friends, too! Working from home, it’s very nice for me to get out and have some adult interaction every day! Everybody wins!! Friendships from Sports
  3. She’s Fearless & Confident: Every activity she has participated in has taught her to be brave, confident, and overcome fear. She can go out on a stage and perform a dance in front of HUNDREDS of parents. She isn’t afraid to to let go of the crate and skate across the ice. I watched, with tears in my eyes, as she just hopped off the mat and skied right down the hill, without any hesitation. Because of all of these activities, she knows that she is capable of doing ANYTHING! She may tell me on the drive to class “I am scared of _____”  but once we get there, she jumps right in, because she isn’t afraid to fail. I lacked these traits growing up, and if we’re being honest, I still do as an adult. I didn’t want Avery to grow up not trying new things because she was afraid. I look at a physical challenge and will often think “Oh no. I can’t do that. I’ll get hurt or I’ll look stupid.”  Avery doesn’t even seem to look at it as a challenge. She just has the confidence that she can do it.
  4. She’s Learning Perseverance: Hockey has taught her “If you fall, you get right back up and keep going” I think this is important for all kids to know, and I’m really glad that she’s learning this at such a young age! Not once has she fallen and given up. She always gets right back up and continues…which is more than I can say for so many adults!
  5. She’s Finding Her Passion: If you don’t try something, you’ll never know if you will love it. I want Avery to try as many different sports and activities as possible. I’m not grooming her to be an Olympic athlete or world class anything. I just want to help her find the things that bring her joy. But, who knows, maybe she will find that one thing that she truly excels at! I didn’t try things as a kid (usually, because I was afraid to fail or because my parents never pushed me to try anything) and I always wondered if I had played soccer or softball, or continued dance, would I have been good at it?  Maybe not, but I’ll never know, because I never tried.
  6. She’s Healthy & Strong: I don’t think this needs any explanation.  If she’s on the field, or in the studio, or on the slopes, or on the ice….she’s not home on the couch. I also think getting her involved in sports at such an early age (she’s been dancing, and participating in youth sports since she could walk) really helped her with her motor skills!
  7. She’s Spending Time With Me: I know we can spend time at home, but, it’s different. At home there are so many distractions. Also, since I work from home, I’m typically busy with work and not able to give my full attention to Avery. Attending her practices, lessons, and events is fun, quality time where I am focused on her. It gives me so many opportunities to watch her grow, set and accomplish goals. She loves showing me her new skills, and I love watching her.
  8. She’s  Well Rounded:  Maybe at 3 or 4 this doesn’t matter a whole lot (or maybe it does?  I don’t really know) But, I think dipping your toes into all sorts of activities and hobbies can only help you in the long run.  There may come a point where she really focuses on one thing, but for now, we’ll try it all!
  9.  She’s Saving My Sanity: Let’s be honest here, moms & dads. We don’t want to be stuck in the house every day. It’s nice to have a schedule that ensures you will have something to do. Avery also has a lot of energy. She doesn’t have an off button, or even a slow it down button. From 7am to 8pm she is ON. So getting her out of the house to burn off some energy, every day, is a must for us.
  10. She CAN!: Part of our decision to only have one child was because we wanted to ensure that we could provide every opportunity for Avery. We can afford her classes and lessons, and being that I have a more flexible schedule, I am able to bring her. So when people ask “Why?”  I say “Why not?” If Avery asks to try something new, 99% of the time I will say yes. As long as it’s safe, and we are able to provide the opportunity, we’ll do it.

So, there you go. That’s why my child is “over-scheduled” that’s why we are “Sooooooo busy.”  I understand that our schedule isn’t for everyone, but it works for us! If this schedule ever becomes a problem for Avery, we will make changes. I know once she’s in school full time she will need to make some decisions about which activities she’d like to continue. There just wont be time for everything. Until then…we’re enjoying our busy life!

So how about you?  Do your kids participate in sports and other activities? One or more?

Kick Flipper Review

*Disclosure – I was sent a Kick Flipper in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own.*

Even though she takes two dance classes a week, and loves all things pink and frilly, when I think about Avery’s future in sports, I think X-Games.

She’s just one of those rough and tumble, risk takers.  Ever since she could walk, she was  jumping of of things. The higher the better. “Can I jump off of this rock?  Is this table too high for me to jump off of? Do you think I’ll get a boo boo if I jump off the top step?”  Regardless of my response, she just does it anyway.

So I was not the least bit surprised when she started to take an interest in skateboarding.  I had refused to buy her a skateboard because while her health insurance is phenomenal, I really didn’t want to spend any time at our local ER.  But then, at Sweet Suite 15, I learned about Kick Flipper®!  It’s like a skateboard without wheels (and without the maternal worry!)KickflipperI loved that not only would it help Avery learn some basic skate skills, but it would also help improve her balance and coordination! And, it can be used safely on grass, sand, and even indoors on the carpet!

Avery loves coming up with her own “super cool tricks” and I love that she’s being active and building her strength and fitness!

Kick Flippers are super lightweight, but still rugged enough to support up to 200 lbs.  That means that Dave and I can use it too!  (And trust me, we have!!) Kick Flipper TricksWe’ve had a lot of fun with our Kick Flipper®, and I know Avery will continue to use it, and develop new skills and tricks!

You can learn more about Kick Flipper here:  kickflippers.com  and on Facebook

Kick Flipper® is Made in the USA and is available at specialty, mass, and online retailers, including: www.amazon.com

 

Farm Camp at Casey Farm – Summer Fun Days

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Summer is here! The kids are out of school, the weather is getting warmer (well in some places. It seems to be getting cooler in RI!) and parents are wondering “What the heck am I going to do with these kids for the next 2 months??”

CAMP!!!

Last week Avery and I joined friends of ours, and we headed to Casey Farm for their Summer Fun Days Farm camp.  Casey Farm offers  offers one-day specialty programs to engage children in fun farm activities that highlight the history and science of farming and farm life. These camps are great for young children who may not be ready for a full week of camp. And, mom or dad get to stay with them all day!

We chose the Little Piglets camp.  This camp was for ages 3-6 and we spent the day learning all about pigs.

Pigs in Mud We spent some quality time with Birk and Stock (haha get it??  Birkenstock!)  The kids got to brush the pigs, and water them. Watering pigs involves filling up their water bowl, and making mud puddles for them to wallow in! We learned that pigs love their bellies brushed, and after they roll around in the mud, they shake it off, just like a dog!!

Our next “station” took us to meet two adorable little ducklings and then to learn a bit more about ducks. Did you know that you can tell the difference between a male and female duc  by picking them up?  The male duck will be quiet, but the female duck will quack her head off! (Typical…lol)

Chicks, chickens and turkeysThe kids got to hold some cute little chicks, and feed the momma hens!  We were also taught that turkeys are really hard to catch, but when you to catch them, you hold them upside-down, by their legs, and they will just hang there, calmly!!

Then it was time for strawberry picking!! I hadn’t been strawberry picking since I was a teenager, and would go with my poppa, so I enjoyed sharing this activity with Avery.

Strawberry picking We took a break for a story, under the tree and lunch (they provide water, but you bring your own lunch to camp)  Then we got right back to the fun activities!! Pig Arts and CraftsThe campers made two different pig crafts. In the morning they made cute pig masks, and in the afternoon, they made piggy door hangers!

Bunnies We also got to meet two sweet bunnies! Other than spotting the farm cat, this may have been Avery’s favorite part of the day!

At the end of the day we played “Find the Pig” which caused a bit of a meltdown with Avery, who had become quite attached to the stuffed pig “mascot” So attached, in fact, that she cried at the end of the day telling the big he was her best friend and she would never forget him. (I took her to the mall right after camp and bought her a stuffed pig…don’t judge, you’d have done the same thing had you heard her whimpering goodbye.)  Story time and piggy friends We had such a great day and I was really proud of Avery and her friend for making it through. It was a long day for a toddler (and mommy!) The staff was wonderful. The main camp teacher was great and so were the two assistant teachers! We will definitely be back next year (Or maybe for another camp this summer!!)

Are you kids going to summer camp?  Where and what kind of camp?

For more information on Farm Camp at Casey Farm, or to register click here: SUMMER FUN DAYS 2015

 

Learning About Butterflies – Insect Lore

Learning About ButterfliesWhen I was in 3rd grade our class did a unit on the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. I remember going out with my dad to find Milkweed, and Monarch caterpillars.  We brought them in to school where we watched them eat the milkweed, and then start their incredible metamorphosis! It was amazing and I’ve never forgotten how exciting it was to watch as the went from caterpillar to chrysalis and then to beautiful butterfly.

Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden kit.

I knew I wanted to teach Avery about the life cycle of a butterfly, and when I learned about Insect Lore and their Butterfly kits, I couldn’t wait to order one! However, I did have to wait.  I had to wait until the weather was warmer. Once it was finally Spring here in New England, I ordered the kit, with Live caterpillars, sent to our house.

When the box arrived I was just as excited as I was waaaaaaay back in 3rd grade! Avery was just confused and wondering where her butterflies were.

The Live Caterpillar kit came with everything we needed:

  • Pop-up, reusable mesh habitat
  • Feeding Pipette
  • Complete Live Butterfly Pavilion Instructions
  • Two cups of 10 live caterpillars (5 caterpillars in each cup)
  • Sponges and dishes for the butterfly nectar (sugar water)
  • Stickers and a wind up butterfly, just for fun!

 

 

Caterpillars on day one

I read the instructions, and placed our caterpillars in a safe spot, out of direct sunlight, away from any drafts, and high enough that a curious toddler couldn’t reach.

Caterpillars in jars, eating and growing

The caterpillars grew FAST!

Caterpillars climb to the top of the jars to form chrysalids

And in about 10 days, they had climbed up to the top of the jars, and hung in a ‘J’ shape. This meant they’d soon be forming chrysalides!

Chrysalids forming

It was wild! I’d leave the room, then go in and check on them, and they’d have formed their chrysalides!  It would be fascinating to have a camera on them at all times, to watch the magic of nature!

Chrysalids ready to transfer to the butterfly garden

Once they’d all formed, I removed all the silky webbing, and moved them into the butterfly habitat.

Then we waited. And waited. And waited.

About 10 days later, I woke up to a funny sound…I got up and discovered that two of our ten butterflies had emerged and were fluttering around their habitat!!

Butterfly just emerged from chrysalis

That red stuff is meconium, the leftover part of the caterpillar that was not needed to make the butterfly. This is stored in the intestine of the butterfly and is expelled after the butterfly emerges.

It was SO exciting! Avery and I sat and watched two more emerge. 6 the first day, 2 the next day, and the last 2 the following day!

Avery and her Butterflies ready to be released

We watched them for another day, and then decided it was time to release them.

Butterflies inside the Insect Lore butterfly  habitat.

The Painted Lady Butterflies are truly beautiful. We helped them out of the habitat, gently, and most of them were content to sit on our hands for a few minutes before flying off.

Collage photos of a few Painted Lady Butterflies

One of our butterflies has a deformed wing. His Chrysalis was knocked down by one of the other caterpillars, and sadly, while he was emerging, his wing got caught in the chrysalis so it was twisted up at the edge. Since he is not able to fly, we are going to keep him, and continue to feed him fruit and nectar. You can see below, that we let him have a little taste of the outdoors. He sat on Avery’s had, and then got himself up on her head!

Butterfly with a deformed wing

Avery holding a painted lady butterfly. Collage

A Painted Lady Butterfly on Avery's head.

One of the other butterflies we released also landed on Avery! I think they like her!

Butterfly in a avery's hair

This one hung out for awhile as I took photos.

Butterfly in girls hair

I’m so glad I ordered this kit for Avery and myself. It was so much fun to show her, and for me to experience again.

Painted Lady Butterfly

I am definitely going to order another kit from Insect Lore. Possibly the Ladybug kit or the Praying Mantis egg!!

I’d love to order another butterfly kit! You can order the kit with live caterpillars (If it’s warm enough where you live) or with a certificate to get the caterpillars at a later date (This is great if you’re giving the kit as a gift) They also carry educational toys, and gifts as well as insect habitats, bug catchers, and other fun items!

If you ever have any questions about the products, they have a Live Chat option on the site. I used it to find out what we should do about the butterfly with the deformed wing. I wasn’t sure if we should release him , unable to fly, or keep him in the habitat. Within seconds, my questions were answered. Insect Lore is also great at responding, quickly, to questions and comments through their social media channels!

Close up photos of painted lady butterfliesFor more information about Insect Lore visit their WEBSITE or follow them on: FACEBOOK       TWITTER    &     INSTAGRAM

This post was not sponsored! I was just very impressed with the product and the company and wanted to share our experience!

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10 Fun Winter Activities In Rhode Island

10 Fun Winter Activities in Rhode IslandWinter Activities in Rhode Island

So. Cold. So. Much. Snow.

Have you played every board game? Watched every movie? Eaten all the snacks? Are your kids constantly telling you how bored they are? Do you need to get out of your house??

Rhode Island has so many great attractions that will get you out of your house, and help your kids burn off all their excess energy!

1. Skiing and Snow Tubing:  Yawgoo Valley Ski Area offers skiing, snowboarding for the whole family and offers lessons for all ages! If skiing isn’t your thing, but you still love the thrilll of flying down a snow covered hill, check out their snow tube park! You can also snow shoe or cross country ski at one of our many local parks.

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2. Roger Williams Park Zoo: You may think the zoo is more of a summer location, but Roger Williams Park Zoo is just as much fun in the winter! While some of the warmer climate animals are off exhibit, some of the colder climate animals are even more active in the winter months! Winter is a great time to see the Snow Leopards! And zoo guests enjoy half-priced admission in January and February!

3. Jump Around: A great way to burn off all that pent up energy is to BOUNCE! We LOVE visiting BounceU in Warwick, especially during their Preschool Playdate hours. They offer open bounce for older kids as well! Mom and dad can sit and watch, or play on the inflatables, too! RI also has a couple fun trampoline parks! We love Launch in Warwick, and have heard great things about Skyzone in East Providence. Both have open bounce times for all ages and times specifically for toddlers.

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4. Indoor Play: There are a few fun indoor “gyms” for your kids to explore and play! Our favorite has always been open gym at Bellani Maternity. Bellani offers a clean and safe environment for children ages 6 months thru 2.5 to explore, jump, tumble and climb. Other indoor play spaces include Kidz Kastle and KidZone as well as open gym times at many of the local gymnastics centers!

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5. Museums: Rhode Island has quite a few museums that will entertain and educate children of all ages!

6. Storytime: Most libraries offer fun storytimes with activities for all ages. Check with your local library for their schedule of storytimes and events! You can find Barnes & Noble storytime and event details HERE

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7. Ice skating: Rhode Island offers some great indoor and outdoor skating rinks! If you want to skate outside, check out the Alex And Ani City Center rink in the heart of downtown Providence.  For indoor skating, the Boss Arena at URI has public skate times as well as learn to skate lessons.  Thayer / Warburton Ice Arenas in Warwick, and the Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink also offer public skating!

8. Bowling and more: As a kid, one of my favorite activites during the cold winter was to go bowling my my mom! Rhode Island has many great bowling alleys (some with candle pin and duck pin bowling, if you’re looking for something different!) The new CW Lanes & Games in Lincoln is a great place to spend the day with your family! You can bowl, enjoy a meal, play laser tag and enjoy the many arcade games!

9. Biomes: Biomes Marine Biology Center is a hands on aquarium in North Kingstown. They specialize in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Avery loves playing in the sand table, and visiting all the “fishies” They even have story times and other family events (see website for schedule)

10. Audubon Environmental Education Center: We LOVE the Audubon Environmental Education Center. It’s a fun place to relax, play and learn. Avery loves to spend time enjoying the toys and puzzles, as well as learning about our local wildlife.

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Still looking for more winter activities in Rhode Island?  Here are few bonus ideas:

  • Attend an event at the Dunkin Donuts center!
  • See a show at one of RIs many local theaters!
  • See Splash! at Jordan’s in Warwick Mall and while you’re there, take a ride on the carousel in the food court!
  • See a movie!
  • Indoor Rock Climbing at Rock Spot!
  • Paint your own pottery!
  • Visit the Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park!

What would you add to this list?  Please comment and share your favorite winter activities in Rhode Island!