Need a low-cost winter break? Old Sturbridge Village is offering a February school vacation Family Fun Package. The getaway includes two days admission for two adults and two children, one night in the Reeder Family Lodges, chocolate chip cookies and cocoa on checkin, two vouchers for the Village’s hands-on crafts center and four Village-made redware mugs to take home. The package, which starts at $139, is available for check-in from Feb. 14 to 23. Information: www.osv.org.
Old Sturbridge Village celebrates winter with free admission for kids 17 and under ($8 value) on weekends through March 30, and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, (Jan. 20) and Presidents’ Day, (Feb. 17). Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Activities include sledding on 1830s-style sleds, horse drown-carriage rides, craft making and demonstrations. Information: www.osv.org or 800-733-1830.
Old Sturbridge Village holds a Christmas by Candlelight celebration from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and Dec. 20 to 22. Activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides, carolers in costume, visits with Father Christmas and Santa Claus and Colonial tin crafts. As a special holiday gift, each family gets a coupon for free daytime admission for up to five family members during school vacation week, Dec. 26 to Jan. 5. Information: www.osv.org or 508-347-3362.
Here’s a bargain of a staycation. Adult admission is just $5 at Old Sturbridge Village on Friday, Aug. 23, (regular admission is $24), and to make the deal even better, kids 17 and younger get in free on Friday and every day through Labor Day. Special pricing does not apply to educational groups of 10 or more. The Village offers free parking and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Information: 800-SEE-1830 or http://www.www.osv.org.
Looking for a fun family activity? Old Sturbridge Village, in Sturbridge, Ma., is offering free admission for kids through the end of August. Special activities taking place on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4, include one of New England’s largest military re-enactments with realistic mock battles and skirmishes between the Colonial and British troops and their allies, cannon and musket demonstrations, marching and drilling and fife and drum music. Info: www.osv.org or call 1-800-733-1830
Just Hatched, an infant and children’s shop at 112 State St. in Guilford, holds its annual sidewalk sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 18, 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Merchandise includes manufacturers’ samples and seasonal kids clothing and accessories at up to 70 percent off. Information: 203-458-2229.
Looking for the perfect outfits for your little prince or princess? Check out Poppies,77 Wall St. in Madison. The shop carries new and gently-used designer maternity and children’s clothing, along with baby and kids’ gear, at 50 percent or more off list prices. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Information: 203-245-2245.
Discounts are increasing at Footprints’ summer shoes clearance sale in Newington. Footprints is at 79 Costello Road, off the Berlin Turnpike. Details: 860-666-3100.
Everyone named “George” or “Martha” gets free admission to Old Sturbridge Village during Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 16 to 18. Special activities include a Washington’s Birthday Ball, Presidential Food contest, trivia games and entertainment. Information: www.osv.org or 800-SEE-1830.
Old Sturbridge Village is celebrating the season with free admission for kids 17 and under ($8 value) from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.) School vacation week activities include ice skating (weather permitting – bring your own skates), sledding on 1830s-style sleds, and horse-drawn sleigh rides (snow permitting), candle dipping and toy making. Information: www.osv.org or 800-733-1830.
Admission is free for all at Old Sturbridge Village on Friday, Aug. 24. The event is part of Free Fun Fridays, a summer program in Massachusetts that offers no-cost admissions to a number of tourist destinations. On Friday, you can also get in free at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma.; the American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Ma.; and in Boston, the USS Constitution Museum and the Boston Harbor Island Alliance, which will offer free ferry ride tickets. Information, www.highlandstreet.org/special-programs/free-fun-fridays.html and www.osv.org.