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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
BurlingtonVT 05401
(802) 864-1848

Ages: 1 and up

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. Founded in 2003, ECHO houses more than 70 species of live animal ambassadors, more than 100 interactive exhibits, and the new learning-through-play preschool space “Champ Lane.” This innova...

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Davis Studio
916 Shelburne Road
South BurlingtonVT 05403
(802) 425-2700

Ages: 3 - 14+

Davis Studio was founded in 2003 by director, Teresa Davis. They are committed to creating an atmosphere that fosters the imagination and nurtures creativity. Each student is respected as an artist with his or her own unique style and unlimited potential.

A wide range of classes and camps are offered for students to explore artistic possibilities. They offer a selection of after school and Saturday classes throughout the school year. ...

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  • 5

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Montshire Museum of Science
One Montshire Road
NorwichVT 05055
(802) 649-2200

Ages: 0 - 14+

This hands-on museum offers many exciting indoor exhibits that focus on the natural and physical sciences, ecology and technology. Step outside the museum to experience the many outdoor exhibits that teach children about the solar system, New England insects, birds and more. But not to missed are the water exhibits that are centered around the Rill, a 250-foot long watercourse where visitors can manipulate dams and sluices to chang...

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  • 4.5

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Skinny Pancake (Burlington)
60 Lake Street
BurlingtonVT 05401
(802) 540-0188

Ages: 0 - 14+

After a successful vending cart career, the owners to the Skinny Pancake decided to open a restaurant in a permanent location.  They are located in the Main Street Landing location on Burlington's waterfront at Lake and College Streets.  The crepes, crepe dishes and fondue.  Be sure to check their menu to see all that they offer.

Kidz Menu Includes: Crilled Cheese Crepe, The Pizza Pizza Crepe, and Chicken Crepe Nuggets all served with...

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  • 4.5

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Petra Cliffs Climbing Center
105 Briggs Street
BurlingtonVT 05401
(802) 657-3872

Ages: 5 - 14+

Petra Cliffs is an Indoor Climbing Center and Mountaineering School. They offer multiple programs to suit your entire families climbing and adventure needs: 

  • SumMAT Camp Day Camps
  • SumMAT Expedition Camps - 4, 7 and 10 day expeditions. Four Day Girls only option.
  • Vacation Day Camps  - Go for the day or the week.
  • Friday Night Kids Club
  • Birthday Parties - Saturdays & Sundays 10:30, 1:00, 3:30
  • Junior Climb Team (ages 8-18)
  • Mini Monkeys (ages 5...
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  • 4.5

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Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival
1746 Mountain Road
StoweVT 05672
(800) 253-2232

Ages: 0 and up

It is the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival at Stoweflake Resort in Stowe. An event for all ages. One of Vermont's most popular summer celebrations includes a children's corner, live band, great food and drink, balloon launches, and tethers!  

The country's most prominent balloon experts launch as follows:

  • Friday 6:30pm
  • Saturday 6:30am and 6:30pm
  • Saturday 6:30am

 

Tethered rides on the hot-air balloons will be available for $10 per person. C...

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  • 4.5

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The Swimming Hole
75 Weeks Hill Road
StoweVT 05672
(802) 253-9229

Ages: 0 - 14+

The Swimming Hole

This is not an outdoor swimming hole, rather and indoor swimming pool. it is an awesome facility that looks like a big red barn from the outside. They offer great things for kids and families such as:

 

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  • 4.5

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Catamount Outdoor Family Center (Winter)
592 Governor Chittenden Road
WillistonVT 05495
(802) 879-6001

Ages: 1 and up

A great destination for all members of the family. Activities include sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking. Instruction and gear rental available.

Weather permitting they are open daily - see web site for hours. Contact them for family, school and youth special deals.

See a video of kids enjoying the facility here.

 

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The Red Mill
4800 Basin Harbor Road
VergennesVT 05491
(802) 475-2311

Ages: 0 and up

Located just outside the entrance to the Basin Harbor Club is the Red Mill restaurant. It is a true family favorite and provides casual dinning in a renovated old sawmill. They serve lighter fare including salads, burgers, and vegetarian dishes. Out back is a large play structure that provides hours of fun for the kids.

Kids Menu: Cheese Ravioli, Mac & Cheese, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Coulotte Steak, Grilled chicken Breast, Chicken ...

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Allen Brook Nature Trail
Central School Drive
WillistonVT 05495

Ages: 0 and up

The Allen Brook Nature Trail is a short 0.5 mile loop trail (paved) that passes through small stand of woods on the Williston Central School property. The trail crosses over the Allen Brook, where there is a boardwalk and observation platform for nature study or quiet contemplation. There are two playgrounds on the school property. One is specifically for younger children.

General Rules of Use for Williston Country Parks and Primiti...

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