After a week of adjusting to the time change I am ready to welcome in the Spring. The days are getting longer, and dare I say warmer. This past winter has been brutal with all the snow and frigid temperatures that have forced all little ones to stay inside. I feel like I’m running out of ideas to keep everyone entertained.
In my house, we have been reading an insane amount of animal books and singing the same songs over and over and over again! My 3 year old is obsessed with singing “Old MacDonald,” and my 9 month old twins have been loving it, and laughing at each (annoying) animal sound. Which has then lead to much discussion about the animals that live on farms – what they look like, what they eat, how their mommies take care of them, etc.
Today, in the middle of “a baa, baa here,” I realized that very soon I will be able to take my three little ones to see actual animals! My older son is a huge fan of Silverman’s Farm. He can spend hours running around looking at the animals and has really enjoyed feeding them; as well as playing on the fun playground. I’m so excited to finally take my twins along to join in the fun.
I’ve put together a list of local Fairfield County locations where you can see and interact with various types of animals. I’m really looking forward to discovering some new places this spring with my whole family. Now if only I could get that song out of my head!
Ambler Farms – Wilton
Beardsley Zoo – Bridgeport
Castle Hill Farm – Newtown
Darien Nature Center – Darien
Earthplace – Westport
New Canaan Nature Center – New Canaan
New Pond Farm – West Redding
Plasko’s Farm – Trumbull
Silverman’s Farm – Easton
Stamford Museum and Nature Center – Stamford
Stew Leonard’s –Norwalk and Danbury
The Hickories – Ridgefield
Woodcock Nature Center – Wilton
Where does your family love to go and visit the animals? Do you know of any other locations?