Moving with Children Part 5
And now for my final part in this series . . .
To help your kids get excited about their new home, take a mini vacation in your new area. Let your kids do the planning. Even if it is only a day trip, there are lots of great places you can find to explore.
Love small zoos where you can see everything? The Beardsley Park Zoo is a great half day adventure. Be sure to bring your camera as there are lots of interesting photo opportunities (especially if you are a fan of peacocks).
Want to take a hike? There are many great parks in Connecticut, but one of our favorite hiking spots is Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden. You can hike to the castle at the top of the Giant; even younger children can make the hike (if dad is willing to carry a few times). Be sure to bring along water!
Interested in Art? Of course there is the Yale Art Museum, and New Britain has a fabulous Art Museum too.
Love the Shoreline? Connecticut has quite a bit of it! Hammonasset State Park has a sandy beach while Rocky Neck takes after its name.
Always been fascinated by trains? The Essex Steam Train is a wonderful adventure for kids of all ages. The entire trip doesn’t take too long (about an hour), so think of a few other things to do while in the area. Exploring the town of Essex is always a treat—it is like stepping back in time a bit. Or not too far away from the train is Gillette Castle.
So grab the family, maybe a map, and have a great mini-vacation getting to know your new state!
If you missed the previous editions of this series, be sure to check them out . . .