Plan Your Day
Welcome to the Plan Your Day section of DiscoverSouthWindsor.com. Check out these ideas for a fun way to spend a day in South Windsor! Do you have an idea for the perfect day in South Windsor? Send us your ideas by emailing
Parents and guardians are always looking for new activities to do with children, and South Windsor is blessed with a great variety of options. Better yet, many of these options are free or low-cost, always a consideration.
One of the best no-cost options is the South Windsor Public Library. The Library has programming literally every day of the week, for pre-schoolers through teenagers. From family story time on Saturdays through Guitar Hero competitions on weeknights, it's hard to think of a group the Library hasn't got something fun to do. They also have special programs for home-schooled and seasonal programs, such as an Olympics-themed contest. Call the Library at 860-644-1541 for a full schedule of events or visit their website at www.southwindsorlibrary.org.
Before the Public Library, there was the Wood Memorial Library, now also home to the South Windsor Historical Society. They also have kid's programs, such as the Preschool Story time and craft projects Thursday morning at 10:30, or the American Girls Tea Party. Their annual concert series presented with the South Windsor Cultural Arts Council will appeal to budding musicians, and they have a number of other free or low-cost events. Call Wood Memorial at 860-289-1783 or visit their web site athttp://www.woodmemoriallibrary.org/ for full details.
For more active fun, Nomad's Adventure Quest has got something for every kid. While their older siblings play laser tag or try the rock climbing wall, the young ones have a play area and bounce house to play in. Other fun things to do include a mini bowling and mini golf, bumper cars, food, and rooms for parties or events. They also sponsor a large number of special events like karate tournaments, so call them at 860-290-1177 or visithttp://www.nomadsadventurequest.com/
For full-size bowling, then you can try Revolutions. You can find them athttp://www.revolutionsct.com/ or call 282-2695.
Other options for those who want to go a bit further afield, are the very reasonable day trips available through Post Road Tours. They can take you and your kids to favorites like the Bronx Zoo or the Statue of Liberty, a tour of Fenway Park or a game at Yankee Stadium, visit the USS Intrepid or Plimouth Plantation, and leave the driving to them while you relax. You can call them at 860-644-1531 or find their full schedule athttp://www.postroadstages.com/Tours/tours.html#
While we're talking about trips, we should note that both libraries have museum pass programs. Taking your kids to a premier museum like the Wadsworth or the American Museum of Natural History can really add up, so it no small benefit to grab these discounts.
South Windsor is also blessed with acres of open space, parks, and other recreation opportunities. No wheeled vehicles (except mobility devices such as wheelchairs) are allowed in South Windsor parks, so you can walk, jog, snowshoe, or cross-country ski on miles of trails in safety. The Maj. Michael Donnelly Land Preserve between Sullivan and West Road has 3 miles of trails, and there are new trails in Wapping Park of Clark Street. You'll also find wildlife and bird watching in these parks, and especially in the wildlife sanctuary near Barber Hill Road and Neiderwerfer Road.
Don't forget the South Windsor Recreation Department, either. From organized soccer, basketball, and other leagues through special trips to summer camps for every age from 3 to 15, there are programs for almost everybody. It's not just athletics, either. Did you know they also have art and drama programs and before and after school programs? Visit http://recreation.southwindsor.org or call for more information at 860-648-6355