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MLK, Jr. Day Guide 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

It is just us or does it feel like you've been stuck inside for 3 months and it's only the beginning of January?! In just a few weeks, the kiddos will have another day off from school in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Take a look at the camps, events, and activities we've rounded up to keep you all busy and having fun! And don't forget to check the highlights section of our Instagram bio page for daily events & activities as MLK, Jr. Day gets closer!



YMCA, Darien: Activities include swimming, crafts, outside play, gym, cooking, games and more. 9am–1pm (pre-school only) or 9am-4pm (preschool thru 5th grade). Extended care available: 8am-9am and/or 4pm-6pm. 1/2 day Members: $60, Non-Members: $70. Full day Members: $80, Non-Members: $90. Extended Care: $10 per hour.


Tumble Jungle: Activities include trampoline, zip line, bounce houses, games, recreational sports, crafts, & more. 9am-12pm. $45/day. Add on "Monkey Time" from 12pm-1pm for $15 (includes pizza)!

Pump It Up: Camp includes play time in our fun-filled arenas, activities, arts & crafts, lunch, festive snacks and more. 8:30am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-4:30pm, or 8:30am-4:30pm. $25/half day, $40/full day.



Chelsea Piers: Little Athletes Gymnastics Camp supports each child's natural love of movement and exploration. Ages 3-5. 8:45am-11:45am. Members: $63/day, Non-Members: $75/day.

My Gym: Three hours of My Gym fun for your littles! Ages 2+ (potty training not required). 1pm-4pm. Members: $40/session, Non-Members: $50/session.

Kids U: Children will participate in gymnastics, cooking, science, lego, arts & crafts, sports, games and PlayQuad time. Ages 3-9. 12:30pm-3:30pm. $55/3 hours.



Earthplace: Enjoy a day off with fun & educational themed activities. Extended day options available! Ages 3-grade 5, 9am-1pm or 9am-3pm, Members $63-$95 & Non Members $70-$105.

SplatterboxCamp SplatterBox is so much fun! We will be creating amazing works of art, playing fun games, cooking up delicious snacks and treats, demonstrating super interesting science experiments and so much more. Ages 5-12 (ask about "almost 5s"). 10am-1pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm. $60/day.


Special Events

Winter Break Out Day: Frozen Frenzy, Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Discover the science of ice and snow during our own frozen celebration! Learn how animals prepare for winter, make your own snow, go on a snow scavenger hunt, play in our indoor snow room, and more! Meet our very own Elsa and create some great winter crafts. Our friends from The Bees Knees will be on site selling their yummy popsicles too! All ages, 11am-3:30pm.

Winter Family Day, Bruce Museum, Greenwich: Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by creating artwork inspired by MLK’s values of compassion, love, courage, forgiveness, and community. Engage in thoughtful activities that get you thinking about your community, including a canned-food drive organized by Neighbor-to-Neighbor. Live performances by the Bright Star Theatre Company at 11:00 am, “Heroes of the Underground,” and at 1:00 pm, “Let It Shine.” Seating is limited; please arrive early to ensure a space for you and your guests.

Music Together Demo Classes: Warm up with a Music Together class! Attend a FREE demo with your whole family. Plus, save $20 off winter registration with code: WINTER20. Click here for demo class schedule.


Drop-In Scheduled Activities

Come on Everybody Storytime, Darien

Open Gym, Darien

Monkey Time, Norwalk

Open Gym, Norwalk

Little Athletes Zone, Stamford

Toddler Time, Rowayton

Storytime & Animal Feeding, Westport


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