Things to do for Active Kids in Vermont
Vermont is a the true meaning of the word “delight” - and a state that kids will just fall in love with!
Those famous fall colors, the deliciously famous maple syrup (check out Sugarbush Farm!) and those soft snow covered winters all make for an unforgettable family experience!
Great Vermont Corn Maze and Adams Farm are great examples of the sweet, New England experiences that can be had, with sleigh-rides, bonfires and petting zoos. There are delicious experiences to be had, like the very tasty Chocolatorium and Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour! (we were excited too!)
Kids will love exploring the various museums, from the historic Old Stone House Museum, the outer realms of Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, and the very artistic Shelburne Museum.
Don’t forget about those famous slopes too…because it’s snow time!
From the mountains, valleys, farms and quaint villages, Vermont brings new experiences and fun with every season. Best experience them all to see which the kids love best!
Indoor rock climbing at Petra Cliffs for all ages, with lessons, programs and day passes!
Vermont thrills and spills with attractions for all ages - with a climbing wall, mini golf and water slides....to name a few!
A fun indoor watermark in Vermont, with slides, surfing and rivers! Float, swim, splash and bob the day away in Jay.
Fun hands-on science exhibits for kids - both indoors and outdoors - in one of the country's top science museums! Great family fun in Montshire!
The Nature Museum is a dynamic and educational place to visit. The exhibits at The Nature Museum at Grafton encourage you to open the door to Vermont's natural beauty.
The Birds of Vermont Museum is a delightful place where visitors can learn about birds and their role in the earth's ecosystems. A private, non-profit organization, the Museum features over 497 carved birds representing 258 species.
Amazing Vermont art to be enjoyed with over 150,00 works exhibited over 39 exhibition buildings - some historic! Art fun for the family!
A charming historical village and museum. A memorial to 19th century history, and its builder, Alexander Twilight.
Visit New England's premiere museum of natural history, with over 175,000 objects on display - AND the state's first (and only!) public planetarium in Vermont!
The Vermont Ski Museum is located in the village of Stowe, it is in the Old Town Hall, which was built in 1818 and is on the National Register of Historic places, their mission being to collect, preserve and celebrate Vermonts skiing history.
The Chocolatorium is not only a chocolate exhibit, but a fun and tasty place to explore! Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate, the history, the culture, and how it's made!
Visit Vermont's most dynamic gallery for the exhibition of the finest landscape painters in New England.
We have been presenting the past present and future of marble, as used in art, as building material and amazing world of everyday uses for more that 20 years!
The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is the oldest chartered community history museum in the United States, welcoming visitors and researchers since 1882. It offers lively tours, exhibits and programs to enrich our understanding of Vermont's ....
Whatever your interests, the museum offers opportunities for on-water adventures, gallery browsing, and armchair exploration.
Our nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell's art, established in 1976, commemorates Norman Rockwell's Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career (1911-1978). Chronological display of more than 2,500 Norman Rockwell
It's all about science, nature and natural history at this Vermont institute with fascinating exhibits, fun live shows and kids programs!
The Bennington Museum is known as the trusted caretaker of the largest collection of Grandma Moses art and memorabilia available to the public. Located in the heart of Vermont, our galleries evoke the rich heritage of this state with collections of p....
The Noyes House, a two-story federal-style brick mansion built by the Safford family in the early nineteenth century, was the first location to be settled in the village of Morrisville.
The museum offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the Native American discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces a sweet syrup.
Over 70 species of marine life at this Vermont aquarium, dedicated to educating on ecology, history and culture too!
The park has open lawn areas, woods, and Mt. Olga rising to the east where there is an old fire tower with spectacular views. The area is very popular during the fall foliage season for its colors, and also because it is located on one of the more po....
Elmore State Park has more than 700 acres, the area includes a large sandy beach, historic CCC bathhouse with a concession stand, restrooms and a rental pavilion, a picnic shelter, numberous tables and grills, and row boat, canoe and kayak rentals.
Quechee Recreation Area is a large park spread out over a vast area. It is unique in that 611 acres of the park are not owned by the state, but leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tract of land, which is leased from the Corps, contains ....
Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000 foot cliffs on either side. In the early days, only a footpath and trail for horses existed. The Park is a corridor park with developed facilities along VT 108. It consists of a campgro....
Today at Sand Bar, the smooth, sandy lake bottom remains shallow well out from shore, making this an ideal swimming spot for children. That, and the uninterrupted length of sandy beach, very high quality water in this section of the lake, and well-ke....
Kingsland Bay State Park is one of Vermont's newest parks and at present has limited services. Much of the 264 acres, along the shores of Lake Champlain, remains as a natural area. The historic Hawley House (1790) is part of the complex.
The park has a play area and a swimming pool with lifeguards. There are a picnic area and a large open picnic shelter pavilion for large group gatherings. Boating (rentals available), fishing, and sailing are popular on Lake Champlain. You can explor....
Little River State Park, which is part of Mt. Mansfield State Forest, primarily consists of a campground with 81 tent/trailer sites and 20 leantos. This is central Vermont's largest and most popular campground.
The 168-acre park is located atop Mt. Philo (968' elevation) and overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. A narrow, steep road (not recommended for trailers) provides visitors access to the top of the mountain. Th....
Shelburne Farms is a membership-supported, nonprofit environmental education center and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont. Our mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic. Schoolchildren, adults, educat....
Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation.
Year-round education programs reach thousands of Vermonters of all ages through school, camp, family, and adult programs and workshops, including 4,500 school-aged children.
The primary attraction of this general area is its remoteness: mountains with tree-covered slopes, fast running rivers and streams, and clear lakes. The land northeast and southeast of Island Pond is especially suited to the angler, the hunter, or th....
Take a tour round the factory and then design your own bear in the "Create a Friend for Life Factory. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Vermont
Guided tour around the Ben and Jerry's Factory - with sample tastes too! Learn all about the ice cream production process in this fun 30 minute tour
True North Kayak Tours has been operating on the shore of Vermont's Lake Champlain for the past 10 years, where you can enjoy your adventure with experienced guides!
Catamount Fishing Adventures is a Stowe, Vermont guide service that offers fly-fishing, spin-fishing, and ice-fishing excursions!
Spend a fun and relaxing day chugging alongside the Connecticut on this 2 hour scenic train ride. Connecticut River for a 2 hour round trip.
Go back to when travel was an exciting adventure, relax, watch the fabulous scenery go by in restored coaches pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. All aboard! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in V....
The Ice Center in Washington West is all about skating, with public sessions, hockey leagues, figure skating and more!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, best suited to improvers with only 5 green runs but 26 blue, plus 3 terrain training parks.
Since 1961 the backyard training area has grown into a challenging ski area with expanded lifts and slopes. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Vermont!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 14 green runs and 4 terrain parks, plus their Adaptive Sports Center offers snow sports for disabled skiers and their families.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 15% green runs, plus tubing hill and several terrain training parks.
Cross country and back country skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing and year round mountain biking, indoor activities and family facilities.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering around 35% green runs and 4 terrain parks.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 111 trails, 16 lifts, 3 terrain parks, and 20 wooded trails. A good number of green runs.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 5, offering 30% green runs, plus extensive tubing hill and terrain training park.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, offering 16% green runs, plus beginner friendly terrain training and pipe park.
Snows sports including skiing, snowboarding, tubing and air boarding with lessons available. Also features ice skating, zip line canopy tour, Nordic Ski and Snowshoeing, plus indoor play and pool.
The mission of Hildene is to advance the Lincoln legacy through education, commitment to community and active stewardship of the family's home and land. It is an example of the "Great American Story" and the story of the Lincoln family's love affair ....
Visit an architectural masterpiece from the 19th Century, and the ONLY real castle in Vermont!
The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is a private, nonprofit public library and art gallery.
The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the folkarts and cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region.
The farm dates back to 1871, when native Vermonter, Frederick Billings, set out to build a farm and forestry operation that would serve future generations as a model of wise stewardship. His farm flourished, and today, is still a first-class working ....
With a petting farm, Rainbow Trout fishing, wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall and horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter, there is plenty of year round farm fun at Adams Farm!
Farm fun in Vermont where visitors of all ages can learn how maple syrup is made, make friends with farm animals, and enjoy nature trails!
Feed and touch more than 50 animals on the farm and learn about these lovable creatures. Animals, play and farm fun in Vermont!
Great kids fun at this Vermont corn maze! With a new maze design every year, as well as barnyard golf, tunnels and a petting zoo, there is much to see and do for those kids who love some New England farm fun!