Creative Activities for All


Are you bored? We think we can help with that!

Here you’ll find DIY activities, virtual classes, things to do for kids, and more. #StayCreative

Holiday in the Park

Do you need to get away from your wrapping or decorating? Do you or your children need to get out of the house for a little while? Well the Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation is giving you the opportunity to do so. Join us for Holiday in the Park! This drive through event will be filled with music, some of your favorite characters, treats and a surprise gift.

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Santa Calls

Ho! Ho! Ho! This is Santa Claus and, with the first snowfall just last week, I’m getting very excited for the wintery holiday season again.

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Storytime With A Firefighter

Due to COVID-19, the Town of Manchester’s Fire Marshal’s Office has created a month-long digital Children’s Fire Safety Program in lieu of their traditional Fire Prevention Week presentations at the Schools & Day Care Facilities.

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Although the leaves are falling outside, in the front window of WORK_SPACE, they are blooming. In preparation of the Equity & Innovation Symposium (on Jan. 5, 2021) the Galleries at WORK_SPACE are cohosting with EquityCT as part of the Perspectives of a Pandemic exhibit (from Nov. 28, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021).

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Yoga for Food

Bring a nonperishable food items to be donated to the Manchester Area Conference of Churches Food Pantry for a community Yoga Class!

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Community Resource Guide

The Neighborhoods and Families Division recently published a Community Resource Guide. Find a list of virtual activities & service providers. Read More!

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Pluto the “Pandemic Hero”

I spend time trying to keep my head above water, as I know many of us are these days. I have made a commitment that each day, I find intentional moments of joy.

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OurParks Virtual Village Series

Join Town of Manchester Recreation Division, Nature Explorer ‘Virtual Village” Video Series with our Rec on the Run Coordinator, Elizabeth MacDonald for fun, engaging, informative, and education videos steps from the front door. These videos are geared for children, youth and adults and will provide a respite to those looking for nature based programs, activities and ideas!

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Home Baseball Activities

Have some baseball-lovers stuck at home with nothing to do? Well, Major League Baseball has your back. Teams from around the league have posted baseball-themed activities, including coloring pages, crosswords, puzzles and fitness activities.

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Living through quarantine with teenagers can prove challenging. Looking for some creative outlets for them other than PS4, Insta, Snapchat and Houseparty?

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Reflecting on 50 Years of Earth Day

April 22, 1970 was the 1st ever Earth Day. This was years of environmentally conscious government officials and activists who were desperately concerned about destructive habits and the deteriorating state of the natural world.

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