Family Vacation Tips - Winter Things to do with Kids

Let the winter fun begin! There is no time to be bored in a world full of children. Don’t worry about finding an activity for the whole family, we are here to help. 

Let your kids live a little this winter, and take them on an unforgettable adventure while you vacation at the Interlaken Inn

The area offers endless activities for not only adults but for the kiddos too. The Interlaken Inn is a fantastic destination for the whole family!

Whether the weather is frightful or delightful, the activity options are endless. Take your pick from the list below. 

Plan a Movie Trip

Take the kids to watch a quality film in Connecticut’s oldest continuously operated movie house! The Bantam Cinema opened in 1918 with 35 mm film projectors and now offers a completely modernized projection and sound system with a state-of-the-art digital system. 

The cinema is located in Bantam, CT, and only a 40-minute drive from the center of Lakeville, CT. Although it is typically closed on Monday and Tuesday, it is open every other day of the week and offers plenty of friendly movies for the whole family. 

Visit KidsPlay Children’s Museum 

If the weather is cold and the grounds are covered in snow, the KidsPlay Children’s Museum in Torrington, CT is a wonderful option. The museum offers weekly events that are not only affordable but also educational. For example, on December 20th at 11:00 am there is a Building with Home Depot event. At this event, you and the kids have the opportunity to join employees at The Home Depot for some fun building kits! 

If you aren’t visiting during one of their many events, their exhibits are sure to lure you in. There is an abundance of hands-on, multi-sensory, unique and appealing exhibits geared toward learning through play. The museum is designed for children ages 2-8, but young and older children are more than welcome and will find challenges and fun once they enter!

Take a Hike

Get outside and explore the great outdoors! Perhaps you want to do a smaller hike in the morning and end the day with another activity. If this is the case, Prospect Mountain is a wonderful option. If instead, you and your family are up for a challenge, Bear Mountain is a beast worth tackling. 

Whatever you choose, you are sure to have a good time connecting with your kiddos in nature. Along the way, collect pinecones, throw snowballs, and soak up the views. Teach your kids what the outdoors are all about. For a full list of hiking options, view our list on our website.

Head to the Library for an Educational Experience

If it’s a chilly day and you don’t want to break the bank on an indoor adventure, the local library is a wonderful option. You can easily register for a free library card at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT and take part in free programs during your stay. 

The library is just over 30 minutes away and offers a wide selection of books and movies that are sure to keep your kids occupied during your stay. We do ask that before you leave, you return any books or movies to the Oliver Wolcott Library.  

Go to Powder Ridge for Outdoor Fun

Take your adventure to new heights when you visit Powder Ridge in Middlefield, CT. Just over an hour from Lakeville, CT you will find year-round sports such as skiing, snowboarding, tubing, zip line, disc golf and mountain biking for all ages. In addition, Powder Ridge is also host to cultural events, sports competitions, music festivals and more. 

If your kiddos are up for an adventure, this one is worth exploring. Whether your kids are younger or older, there is something for everyone. Each kid is sure to leave feeling tired after a long day of activities.

Hit the Slopes 

Believe it or not, there are plenty of skiing or snowboarding opportunities around the area. About 20 minutes away is Mohawk Mountain, a lovely little mountain that is the perfect spot to learn how to ski or snowboard. 

In addition, each month the resort features family-friendly events where Goggles the Yeti (the mountain mascot) comes out to meet all the children. The events are free to the public and usually include face painting, obstacle courses, fun games, and coloring stations.

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