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Tips for Family Weekend Fun

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their weekend – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.

This week’s list:

Kido Tip 1. Make fairy houses and blow bubbles at FOO FEST.

Sub MuseumAS220’s FOO FEST on Saturday, August 14th is an all-ages summer celebration of Rhode Island’s vibrant arts community with plenty of fun for families. FOO FEST  will include musical ensembles and activities geared toward the younger crowd throughout the afternoon, including performances by two-time Grammy Award-winning children’s entertainer Bill Harley and local well-loved Joe’s Backyard Band. Fun games and creative entertainment will be open throughout the day for all ages’ amusement courtesy of The Providence Children’s Museum, The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, and Kidoinfo. Music and activities are free with price of admission ($5 per person).

Kido Tip 2. Plan an easy picnic supper at the beach.

Pack a blanket, sweatshirts and a trash bag (many beaches require you remove your own trash). Prepare food at home or if short on time buy ready-made foods from the supermarket salad bar or take-out from your favorite food place. Beaches are beautiful in the evening as the sun goes down, are less crowded and often free. State/town beaches do not charge after 5 pm.

Kido Tip 3. Plan a Daytrip to the Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT.

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  • Thanks for Tip 3 – we headed to the Submarine Museum yesterday, what a great place. The submarine tour was a huge hit, the museum exhibits are interesting and kid friendly, and the price is right (free!). Thanks for the suggestion.

  • I took my boys ages 4 and 7 to the Nautilus in Groton, CT. They had a great time, and it of course has free admission. Fun trip. You can also visit the Mystic Aquarium which is very close to the Nautilus.

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