Spend the day at Battleship Cove maritime museum. Fun for the whole family!
Category: travel with kids
While Kidoinfo is away at TIFF Kids, check the events calendar for things to do and check the Kidoinfo archives full of crafty ideas, recipes, book reviews, fun activities and more!
Since Providence is such a cool place to hang with kids, we love sharing our favorite family-friendly things to do in the area on a regular basis. Although the recent New York Times article, “36 Hours in Providence, R.I” mentions many fab things to do and see in the city, it’s not tailored for families, prompting me to update my Kidoinfo post from 2007, “36 Hours in Providence (with Kids).”
I’ve a packed a lot into the weekend and I know in reality that children need naps, nourishment, and places to roam. Although you may only want a playground and a family friendly place to eat, I provide plenty of options depending on the weather, the age of your kids, and your sense of adventure. Have fun playing in Providence!
I created this list of 100 things to do with my kids in Rhode Island (and nearby area) before they grow up a few years ago. The fun stuff and the things I think are important for them (and me) to do. I like having a master list, knowing which ones are free organized by [...]
Beyond summer camp, what are your plans? Family vacation, long lazy days at the beach, day-trips or are you not even thinking of summer yet? To get you in the mood here are some helpful links from Kidoinfo: 10 Ways to Vacation at Home: Call it a Staycation Helping Kids Help Others 100 things to [...]
We recently spent our April Vacation in Toronto attending the TIFF Kids International Film Festival.
TIFF Kids offers children and youth the opportunity to learn about cultural perspectives from around the world through the power of the moving image. More than just a day at the movies, TIFF Kids includes two public weekends for ages three and up and a two week long School Program for students in elementary schools. Featuring the best of Canadian and international cinema for children and youth, TIFF Kids offers a compelling selection of features and shorts on diverse subjects in a variety of genres and styles. It provides a rare opportunity to watch films that kids around the world are lining up to see and that in many cases may not be available again in Toronto.
Just wanted to let you know that Kidoinfo will be taking a break from posting this week. We are taking a road trip to the TIFF Kids International Film Festival — first time attending a festival other than our beloved Providence Children’s Film Festival. Part vacation (fueling our family’s film passion) and part work as we will be interviewing people in the industry and previewing films for the 2013 Providence Children’s Film Festival.
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The Wellfleet Oyster Festival on October 15th and 16th comes at my favorite time of year, especially on Cape Cod. The air is crisp and smells of salt and falling leaves, perfect weather for chowder and beer. Main Street is lined with fine art and craft vendors, where you’ll find an array of unique handmade items, wearable, edible and otherwise. It is my personal tradition to ogle the jewelry of Twigs and Heather; their booth sparkles with bits of nature cast in silver. Though there is plenty of fresh, local seafood, there are many options for non-seafood eaters (does Kettle Corn count? that’s what my kids prefer to eat).
Our usual idea of “family vacation” is our family visiting extended family in different parts of the country. We never considered visiting a family resort until this when year when I attended Blogger Weekend at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.
We enjoyed our weekend more than we imagined. We loved having an active vacation without having to bring all the adventure accessories with us, making this an easy and stress free vacation to pack for. By the end of the weekend we felt it was our home away from home—finding a balance between active playtime and no-stress down time.
Like many other families, this year’s April vacation was of the staycation variety. But after keeping it local for a few days, I felt the urge to cast the net into new territory. So we embarked on what my kids call a Mystery Trip. We set out in the morning equipped with a days’ necessities (snacks, misc. spare clothing, a reloaded Starbucks card) and only a very loose game plan.
Since my older son recently finished a book report on Henry David Thoreau, I thought Walden Pond was a great place to start. I have to admit that although I grew up in Massachusetts, I’ve never been to Concord or the surrounding areas.