If you are planning a family vacation to Stowe, it may be a good idea to plan what the kids will do well in advance. Stowe is a great ski area, but most of the slopes are advanced and they are not always appropriate for small children. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun things to do in Stowe VT for the family in Stowe.
Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tours
Rare is the child that does not love ice cream, and rarer still is the person who does not want to see how ice cream is made. The tour includes free samples and may even include some flavors not yet released to the public. You may get a free souvenir or two to take home, or you can make a purchase at their gift shop. You can always finish off the tour with even more ice cream by ordering from the vast menu choices at the Scoop Shop’s walk-up window. Be prepared to wait in line during popular times!
No matter what time of year you come to town, there is sure to be a festival going on with lots of things to do with kids in Stowe VT. Winter presents A Traditional Christmas in Stowe, where you can participate in the children’s lantern parade, see how candy canes are made, and even visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! In spring, the Vermont Maple Festival includes a carnival with rides, face painting, and maple flavored cotton candy, among many other activities. Summer offers the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival, where you and your family can purchase a ride over the scenic Green Mountains in a colorful balloon. Autumn brings both spectacular fall colors and the very popular Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. This celebration of Vermont art and artists is set against Mother Nature’s inspiring backdrop of Mount Mansfield’s autumn foliage. Here you can find delicious chocolate and maple treats, listen to music, and enjoy kid friendly acts. In 2018, the entertainment includes Comedian Brent McCoy of The Real McCoy Show, who performs both circus tricks and comedy.
Hike to Sterling Pond
Introduce your kids to hiking with this easy yet beautiful two-mile trek. You and your family will love the pristine beauty of this pond and the animals that call it home.
Let your child de-stress like an adult at this one of a kind spa located at the Lodge at Spruce Peak (at Stowe Mountain Lodge). The spa treatment for kids is known as a chillax treatment and consists of a massage, facial, manicure, and pedicure.
Stay Close to Fun Things to Do in Stowe VT
If you’re traveling with kids, you want to make sure to stay in a place where they will have lots of fun things to do in Stowe VT. Stowe Country Homes can provide you and your family with a home that includes television, internet, board games, and even options like swimming ponds and ping pong tables. Contact us today to plan your fabulous Stowe vacation or click here to book yours now and you can view some of our cabin rentals as well! We have a large portfolio of vacation rentals, ranging from long-term rentals to even Halloween properties.