From ski slopes to children's theater, Vermont has indoor & outdoor fun for families

All year round enjoy great family lodgings at affordable prices for a quick getaway or longer family vacation in southern Vermont. The activity never stops wherever you are in this scenic region. Kids will love the Oldcastle Theatre Company with one-price flex passes – good for any performance. Every season has outdoor recreation for everyone be it hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and more. Quaint towns invite you to relax, browse old general stores, enjoy delicious food, shop designer outlets. Bring your cameras to capture fairs and festivals, majestic landscapes and historic landmarks.
Pick Your Own - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT, 05301 Phone: 802-254-6868

Farm’s growing reputation as a fun place to visit makes it a must-see for families

Fresh air and family fun and plenty of both: That’s what you’ll find at the Scott Farm, a 571-acre farm owned by The Landmark Trust USA. The farm, which dates back to 1791, offers movie nights and concerts (check the website for specific times and dates), and a farm store with everything from cider donuts to plump pumpkins and Vermont-made gifts. Sample baked goods or sandwiches at Pippin’s Cafe. Starting next year, the farm, a favorite with locals and visitors, will again offer pick-your-own apples, peaches and pumpkins. Turn your day trip into an overnight vacation by staying at one of the Trust’s historic properties, from a rustic farmhouse to Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha (which sleeps eight) or its Carriage House (which sleeps four).
Rafting Group - Crab Apple Whitewater - West Dover, VT
Crab Apple Whitewater (VT)

289 Handle Road West Dover, VT, 05356 Phone: 800-553-7238

No surprise that family-owned and operated rafting company is a hit with other families

Crab Apple Whitewater has been family owned and operated since 1983, and family members join every rafting trip to make sure it’s an exceptional experience. So it’s no surprise that families come back year after year to conquer the rapids and just have a blast. In Vermont, that means facing the exciting mix of Class II to IV rapids in the West River, a true Vermont gem. It’s a mix that’s ideal for experienced rafters as well as beginners, so it’s perfect for families. Helmets and lifejackets of all sizes are provided, guides are dedicated and experienced, and the scenery is breathtaking along the 8-mile trip. The minimum age is 11, and self-bailing Hyside rafts typically hold six to seven paddlers.