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Vermont Vacations with Small Children

by Linda Warner

Taking a ski vacation in Vermont can be tremendous fun for the whole family.  But when your children are young, skiing all day might not be an option.  That doesn’t mean that Vermont can’t offer plenty of activities to entertain you and your children.

Smuggs_FunZoneMany of the winter resort properties provide a large selection of activities for children of all ages – activities such as snow tubing, ice skating, and swimming in indoor pools.  In addition, many offer kid’s playrooms such as the Funzone Family Entertainment Center at Smuggler’s Notch and the Children’s Play Room at Topnotch.

Braeburn_SiberiansWhen looking for activities to entertain your Man_Liblittle ones, don’t forget to look at some more unusual local options.  Dog sled rides and sleigh rides are offered in many locations throughout Vermont.  And many local libraries hold story hours and special activities for young children. For example, the Manchester Community Library in Manchester, Vermont, has Rhyme Time for Tots on Thursdays at 10:30 and Pre-K Playgroup and Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30.

Topnotch_snowmanLast but not least, for some well-earned adult time, take advantage of resort childcare centers and babysitting.  Some resorts even provide special children’s programs.  For example, Smuggler’s Notch  offers all-day children’s programs and both Stratton and Okemo offer a Kid’s Night Out program just for the little ones.

For more ideas, check the Calendar of Events for activities specific to your visit.

For more information, go to the links below:

Smuggler’s Notch Resort
Topnotch Resort
Stratton Mountain Resort
Okemo Mountain Resort

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