- TripBuzz found 256 things to do with kids in or near Vernon, Connecticut, including 256 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hartford, West Hartford, Springfield and Manchester.
- From Northwest Park to Foster Family Farm, the Vernon area offers 110 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Theaters, History Museums and Movie Theaters.
- Vernon, CT is only 15 minutes from state capital Hartford and less than half an hour from Springfield, MA. Vernon is home to the New England Civil War Museum, which contains the O'Connell-Chapman Library that includes over 1,000 different books and periodicals about the Civil War and post-war veterans period.
Northwest Park has a nature trail, lighted baseball and little league fields with bleachers, volleyball courts, playground, a 50 foot pier overlooks Union Pond, a 55 foot rental pavilion with picnic tables, restrooms, rental kitchen and 72 inch grill.
The Foster Family Farm offers fieldtrips and private birthday events throughout most of the year. It is only open to the general public during the fall when it features two full-sized corn mazes, a family play yard, pumpkin patch, and a farm animal petting zoo.
An 18-screen movie theater, Buckland Hills 18 + IMAX displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, a full bar, a restaurant, a party room and reserved seats.
Showing the latest films in standard and RealD 3D formats, Cinemark is a large theater with a digital projector system. On Tuesdays, the movie theater has a discounted rate on snacks with free refills at the concession stand.
Ideal for families, Nevers Park features a large playground with equipment for all ages. Along with a play area for kids, the park is also equipped with a dog walk and athletics field for baseball and soccer competitions.
A 3.5-mile loop trail, Laurel Marsh Trail takes visitors past the Hockanum River through woodlands, hills and meadows. The trail is suitable for hiking and provides opportunities for fishing, boating, birdwatching and wildlife viewing.
Parkade Cinemas & Entertainment is a 6 screen movie theater that also hosts live entertainment. The theater airs mainstream and independent films and also hosts host birthday parties and special events.
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As a designated acting studio, Performing Arts Programs offers educational workshops and lessons that teach students how to sing, dance, and act. These classes often culminate in a production open to family members and friends of the student.