story time

Where to find weekly story time sessions; the best children's sections (for books and play) at local libraries, online resources, and apps. All to help encourage language development, develop voracious readers, and overcome "that favorite book" fatigue in parents.



Local and community beaches, swimming pools, swimming lessons, water parks (a little futher afield), and other forms of wet play...

children's museums

Children's museums...


summer programs

playgroups & play TIMES

Besides organizing your own, there are a number of places that offer sanity in the form of get-together's with other parents and young children at a regular venue and time of the week.

parks and playgrounds

Parks, play fields and, most importantly, children's playgrounds, to keep their running, climbing and sliding needs satisfied...

on the farm

Petting corners, working farms, agricultural museum & festivals,

busy in the garden

annual events to watch out for

indoor play

For those long snowy months, knowing your options for indoor soft play, jungle gyms, bouncy castles, climbing walls and more besides can be a lifesaver as well as making you (briefly) into parent/guardian of the century!  

wild things & nature centers

The very best nature centers... and so on. 


Fruit picking

interactive centers of science and technology

Lessons & classes