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UNIQUE FAMILY VACATIONS
Would you and your kids like to stroll through a sculpture park of Dr. Seuss characters, visit a science museum with dinosaurs, a 100-seat planetarium, dioramas of African animals, and an Eco-Center, finger-paint the afternoon away at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and hike and boat Mt. Holyoke and the Connecticut River?
Or would you rather revel at Six Flags New England or the Big E, New England’s regional fair, sampling all the maple goodies and taking in the Mardi Gras parade, or ride through the wonderment of Bright Nights in Forest Park, catch July 4th Fireworks from Riverfront Park by the Basketball Hall of Fame?
How about just swinging on the front porch or picnicking in the back yard, then grabbing a towel and rackets and go across the street to play a game of tennis, feed the ducks, visit the zoo, catch the “train” trolley, check out the playground and check out the splash fountains and pool in Forest Park – all for free!
Come “home” to your own living room/dining room/kitchen with takeout, then grab a couple of movies to watch while you munch on popcorn or brownies and sip a hot cocoa before bed. Or did you want the kids to try out exotic fare at a local restaurant that offers shad, alligator, ostrich and yak? They’ll never complain about spinach again....
The Lathrop House B&B is your home away from home for all these delights of the Pioneer Valley. It’s a grand 1899 Victorian mansion, complete with stained glass, two-story ionic columns, oak beams and hand-painted scenic murals. Your hostess, Diana Mara Henry, will steer you to the attractions of your choice, including those you can reach in an easy day trip to theatre, dance and music in the Berkshires, Butterfly gardens, the bridge of flowers, rafting and kayaking and the Yankee Candle Factory....
Bonding, culture, fun and comfort too!Call us now! 413-736-6414 Or email the Lathrop House B&B to reserve your family vacation getaway.
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
Relish an afternoon with Dr. Seuss’ beloved life-size bronze characters set outdoors at the Springfield Museums. Visit the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the Grinch and his dog Max, Sam-I-am, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, the Lorax and Yertle the Turtle!
Visit New England's "mini-Smithsonian" -- Four museums plus Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden. Explore hands-on science, see aquatic sea life, safari in African Hall, enjoy a Planetarium show or be dazzled by a life-size T-Rex! A perfect day for the whole family. Museum Store chock full of gifts and gadgets and more. Hands-on Art Discovery Center for children. Includes the sensational newMuseum of Springfield History.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Celebrating the art of the picture book including works by Eric Carle and other picture book illustrators. Galleries, art studio, performances, reading library.
Roller skating and so much more! Exciting attractions include Laser Runner, the futuristic laser tag game, and PlayQuest, soft-impact playground, birthday parties and private parties available.
New England's largest theme and newly expanded Hurricane Harbor water park! Home of eight super roller coasters including the Superman-Ride of Steel, ranked the “#1 rollercoaster on the planet,” and Batman-The Dark Knight. Batman Thrill Spectacular. Looney Tunes Movie Town.
413-786-9300 or 877-370-7488
The Candlemaking Museum at Yankee Candle Flagship Store
Watch authentically dressed chandlers bring history to life using early 19th-century processes and materials to hand craft beeswax and real bayberry wax candles. Open daily, Free admission.
The Zoo in Forest Park
Come experience animals from backyards, barnyards and beyond. Get to know heritage breeds of livestock, see native wildlife and learn of creatures from far-off.
The zoo is right across from the Lathrop House B&B. Forest Park also
contains duck ponds, playgrounds, free public pool and splash fountains for the kids.
Plus, you can always turn on the hose and let them run through it in the back yard, while you grill burgers and buns on the Bar-B!
Children's Museum at Indian House Memorial
Offering a number of hands-on experiences of history. Site of the annual commemoration in February of the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield. Open in the summer and early fall.
Lupa Game Farm
Non-profit wildlife facility dedicated to promoting appreciation and respect for the conservation of animals and their ecosystems while offering enjoyable, educational and family-oriented experiences in an urban recreational setting. 413-583-8370
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens
Open year 'round, 7 days a week. Indoor conservatory filled with live butterflies from all over the world. Educational programs, exhibits and displays, food court, gift and garden shops.
Dr. Spooky's Animal Museum
A museum like no other in the country! Walk through a mysterious landscape filled with animal facts and live exhibits. Enter the caves in the castle's atrium and come face-to-face with dinosaurs! An educational experience for all ages!
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