Here is our list of favorite events for families in March. Enjoy! And we would love to hear about your experience if you chose to attend any one of them.
Piff the Magic Dragon at Foxwoods Resort in Ledyard
On March 12 and 13, as seen on America's Got Talent, this family-friendly magician and comedian is taking the world by storm. See him for 20.00 a ticket.
Around the World Series at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk
Northwest Park Annual Pancake Breakfast in Windsor
On March 21st, wake up and head to Northwest Park for the annual Friends of Northwest Park Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Warming Shed. Bring an appetite for a full breakfast of pancakes and sausage smothered in 100% pure maple syrup made right at Windsor’s very own Northwest Park. Refreshment choices include orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Adults, $6.00. Children under 12, $4.00. Children under 3 are free. Please call 860-285-1886 to register. There will also be a CHIPS (child identification program) sponsored by the Masons from Windsor’s Washington Lodge #70 at no charge. Bring your children from ages birth to 18 to the Nature Center from 9:00 AM to noon.
ArtZoo at The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield
LEGO Contest at the NewsBank Conference Center in Chester
Vermont Peanut Butter Tasting at The Vermont Country Store in Rockingham
Baby Animal Day at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock
Magic Hat Mardis Gras 1-mile Fun Run in Burlington
This race is just a small part of Magic Hat Brewery's Mardis Gras Weekend, running March 4th thru the 6th. Click here for more information on the Weekend itinerary.
"New for the 2016 Magic Hat Parade is the 1-mile Mardi Gras Fun Run! This all-ages run/walk event will feature YOU, fabulously festooned in your most magnificent Mardi Gras garb. The event begins at the intersection of Church and Main Streets at 2:15. Participants will run or walk to Battery St. and will then head back to Church and Main for the finish. Registration fee is $20, which will benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Register online here or at the Magic Hat tent in City Hall Park the day of the Parade, between Noon and 2:15pm. Registration fee includes: Mardi Gras swag that must be worn during the race; the first 75 registrants will receive a ticket to the VIP viewing area to watch the parade in a crowd free zone which also includes a drink ticket for a free pint of Magic Hat beer to redeem at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington lounge after the parade; post-race water and snacks in City Hall Park."
Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol
Stargazing Nights at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown
The New Hampshire Maple Experience at the Rocks Estate in Bethlehem
Maple Sugaring at 100 Acre Wood in Intervale
Saturdays and Sundays in March take a wagon ride through the woods, learn about the history of sugaring, how to identify maple trees, tap for sap, collection and sample tasting.
Farmer for the Morning at Wolfe’s Neck Farm - Freeport
Through March 24, “enjoy a special outing at the farm with your toddler or preschool-aged child. Meet us in the barn on Thursdays at 9AM for an hour-long interactive and hands-on experience that includes feeding and caring for the barnyard animals. Set on the shores of Casco Bay, Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a 626 acre nonprofit demonstration farm just a short, scenic drive from downtown Freeport and adjacent to Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park.” http://wolfesneckfarm.org/farmer-for-the-morning/
Range Pond State Park – Kids' Ice Fishing Derby – Poland
On March 5, from 9am to 1pm, there will be free ice fishing traps for 1st 500 registered children ages 12 & under that arrive before 10 a.m. and 1st 100 Special Olympics entrants compliments of Kittery Trading Post. Free ice fishing basics, drilled holes and bait for kids; first come first serve. And XC-ski trails - 2 miles groomed, sliding hill (snow permitting) and food vendor. Follow the link to register. Special reduced park entry fee of $1.50 for adults and youth 12-64; all others free. http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/activities/eventinfo.shtml?id=633371
Lily Bay State Park – Moosehead Lake
On March 12 and 13, from 10am to 3pm, there will be cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing demo, tote sled rides, wildlife exhibit, and a bonfire at the Park. Also, visitors will have access to free equipment (ski and snow shoe) loans. Winter survival skills will be provided by the Boy Scouts. Hot dogs, burgers, coffee and cocoa will be offered, as well as door prizes. $1.50 for adults and youth 12-64; all others free. For More Information call: (207) 695-2700. http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/activities/eventinfo.shtml?id=633370
Family Discovery Program: Tracks and Scat – Maine Audubon in Falmouth
On Saturday Mar 12, 2016, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, “join us for an afternoon of family exploration and fun. Basic track and scat identification will be followed by an outdoor investigation of who visits Fields Pond forest, meadow and stream this time of year. If the thaw is upon us, we will explore the frog pond for activity. Be prepared for the outdoors.” Location: Fields Pond
Price: $15member/20 nonmember per family http://maineaudubon.org/events/category/type/family/