Families & Kids
Activities and events for Families and Kids in Stowe!
Learn how cider is made and enjoy a free sample too!
Cold Hollow Cider Mill Established in 1974 in an historic, old Vermont barn, it has become New England's most famous cider mill and a Vermont specialty foods & crafts store. Take your family to observe cider making and enjoy free samples. Open year-round.
Eden Dog-Sled and Dog-Cart Tours
Dog-Sledding-On-Wheels at Eden Dogsledding combines the excitement of a fast-paced dog cart ride with fun, hands-on learning about dog sledding and canines, and lots of once-in-a lifetime memories hanging out with friendly Alaskan Huskies in a beautiful mountain setting.
Great for families with kids of all ages.
See how gourmet ice cream is made, then tickle your tastebuds with yummy samples
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 tour experiences in the country, costs only $3 for adults and is free for children 12 and younger.
The Depot Street Malt Shoppe
Stowe's 50's style soda-fountain is perfect for families. Enjoy malts, frappes, sundaes and cones. Great burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
Serving lunch and dinner daily. Kid friendly! 253-4269; on Depot Street in the Village of Stowe
Click here for more info.
Bike, in-line skate or stroll on the Stowe Recreation Path
The 5.3-mile Recreation Path is paved and mostly flat, perfect for kids of all ages. The award-winning trail starts in Stowe Village, winds through meadows, and crosses the West Branch River on 11 arched wooden bridges. Five shops on or near the Recreation Path offer bicycle and snowshoe rentals. There are more than 70 children's bicycles available to rent, as well as trailers and bike seats. Or try a "trailabike," one-wheel half-bikes that attach to an adult's bicycle. Children can help pedal the trailabike or let their parents do the work when they get tired.
Topnotch Resort & Spa
The Shirley Temple is a Spa package directed at girls under the age of 12. It’s a fun, yet grown up, experience for little spa newbies. The package comprises of a mini spa manicure, a June Jacobs bubbly spa pedicure, and a mini facial ... and of course a Shirley Temple…. Mom’s are also invited to accompany the guest. For more information, please call 1 (800) 451-8686.
Experience Rock of Ages!
Tour granite quarry nearly 600 feet deep; watch our artisans at the factory and experience Hope Cemetery using our new GUIDE BY CELL tour. See video, explore exhibits, bowl on outdoor granite lane, browse gift shop. Once you've seen it, TRY IT! Rock of Ages' Cut-in-Stone activity is a BLAST. Squeeze the trigger, feel the throb of abrasive as you cut in stone, leaving with a gift you made! Rock of Ages is a fun, affordable family attraction. Rock of Ages is a great family activity.
Laughing Moon Chocolates
Located on Main Street in Stowe Village offers Chocolate Dipping Demonstrations & Tours - Handcrafted candy as an art form! Stop by and learn how they make delicious hand-dipped chocolates with the big picture in mind! Demonstrations are held every day at 2:00pm.
Laughing Moon Chocolates is open from 9:00am - 6:00pm daily. For more information call 802-253-9591.
Appletree Learning Centers
Offering expert entertainment for kids and families visiting Stowe. Our Family Guide Service offers full-day and half-day adventures designed around your family's interests, abilities, and schedule. Let us care for your children or we welcome parents to join us too. Children are transported in the Apple Tree Vehicles to the special places in and around Stowe. School break / Vacation Adventures are planned weekly for school aged children (5yrs. and older) during many school vacations and other holidays. Join Apple Tree this Winter to learn ice skating, snow shoeing, dog sledding, dog carting, horseback riding, cross country skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, shelter building, and much more.
Peace Pups Dog Sledding & Carting
Peace Pups carting and scootering for the young and the young at heart. If you are a dog lover visiting the Stowe area and need to get your dog fix Peace Pups may be just the ticket. Peace Pup's Siberian Huskies are living examples of how they can be working dogs and pets at the same time. All of our Huskies are well socialized and just love to be petted.
Peace Pups rides are suitable for all ages - guests as young as two months old and as old as ninety four years old have enjoyed Peace Pups!
Trapp Family Lodge and Resort
A 2,400 acre natural playground. Trapp Family Lodge, offering rooms, suites, Guest Houses and Villas - something to accommodate any family size. The Mountain Kids Club activities include guided hikes, swimming, fishing, games and rock climbing in the summer months. In the winter enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on 100km of trails, ski lessons, snowman contests, bon fires and much more. Truly a family destination that offers activities for all ages.
Ice Cream Float with Vermont Canoe and Kayak!
This tour by Vermont Canoe and Kayak combines an hour and a half of paddling in canoes with a stop on one of the many beach areas to enjoy a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on the river and take an optional swim!
Great for families and big kids at heart.
Once Upon a Time Toys
Once Upon a Time Toys is a wonderful toy store located 2 miles north of the center of Stowe on Mountain Road. Flying birds, solar-powered robots, kites and croquet, topsy-turvy dolls, Bruder trucks, Lego/Playmobil, knights/castles, music boxes, art supplies, FANTASTIC science & building toys and more! Having a birthday while you are in Stowe? Make sure to stop by and ask for your free balloon. All kids - no age limit - get a free balloon on their birthdays. Once Upon a Time has been offering the most interesting and imaginative toys from around the world for over 25 years. And for a limited time, stop by for a chance to win a free game: giving away a Game A Week! Located in the Red Barn Shops - on The Mountain Rd - 2.5 miles up from the Village of Stowe.
Yellow Turtle Clothes & Gifts
Yellow Turtle features fabulous Kids Clothing, Rainwear & Skiwear. Specializing in Outerwear for all Seasons. Bringing you unique clothing for babies and kids of all ages. Located in the Red Barn Shops - on The Mountain Rd - 2.5 miles up from the Village of Stowe.
A Gentle Giants ride begins through a charming covered bridge onto a winding wooded trail along an open brook, then out into a meadow trail with spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield-Vermont's highest peak. Featured and recommended by Yankee, Shape, Boca Raton, and Boston Common magazines and Good Morning America. All rides are private for you and yours.