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Grab & Go Kids Planner

Check out these great activities right in your back yard!

Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner!

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.

Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.

You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Tuesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!

FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK

• CHILDREN’S BEGINNERS DANCE CLASS (http://patch.com/E-cpWr)
Where/When: Opens Tuesday, February 8 at 5:15 p.m. at the Middlebury Shepardson Building
Why Go: For beginner's dance class for children 5-6 years with 15 minutes of tap and 30 minutes of ballet practice per week.
Pricing: $80.00 for residents, $90.00 non-residents

• COCO KEY WATER RESORT (www.cocokeywaterresort.com)
Where/When: Monday – Friday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the Coco Key Resort & Convention Center, 3580 E. Main St., Waterbury
Why Go: Enjoy slides, pools, arcade games and more right in your back yard
Pricing: Ranges from $14-$29 per day.

• WOODBURY SKI AREA (http://www.woodburyskiarea.com)
Where/When: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Woodbury Ski Area, 785 Washington Road, Woodbury
Why Go: Some of the best skiing, riding and tubing Connecticut has to offer
Pricing: $29-$39 per person depending on time and day

• LAKEWOOD LANES (http://www.lakewoodlanes.net/)
Where/When: Times vary according to days and leagues, 694 Lakewood Road Waterbury
Why Go: 42 lanes each equipped with user friendly scoring, a full service snack bar and family first atmosphere
Pricing: Ranges from $3 - $10 per person depending on time and day

• ALL STAR BATTING RANGE (http://allstarbatting.com/)
Where/When: Monday – Friday 12 – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 5 Production Drive, Brookfield
Why Go: Several cages with varying speeds from beginners to experts, lessons also included
Pricing: $1.50 per token, monthly plans are available

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