Tucked away in the hills of Litchfield county, is The Silo. It’s a little known, kid friendly destination. The Silo Kids is a rustic barn, turned into a cooking school. It hosts famous chefs for corporate events, and adult cooking classes. There are cooking classes for teenagers. But, especially for kids, there are music programs, summer camps, girl scout and boy scout activities, cooking classes for kids, gingerbread house classes for parents and children to do together, cupcake and cookie decorating classes, custom birthday parties – including learning to make pizza – as a theme, a visit from Santa, and Christmas gingerbread cookies to decorate !
The barn is not your ordinary stable. This is a cozy, rustic, open setting, with tables, and a gourmet kitchen. The back of the barn houses a beautiful gift shop, with unique and rustic items for purchase. Head downstairs to fill your basket with unique kitchen utensils and items for the kitchen.
If it’s a private event location, you are looking for. The barn will be transformed to your theme! From wedding and baby showers, to corporate Holiday parties, and custom cooking classes, you won’t be disappointed.
I took my oldest daughter to the gingerbread house event. We had a wonderful time. The staff is amazing with kids. A memory we will have forever. It is definitely a fun thing to do with your kids in CT.
Everything is planned out and ready to go for your event
It’s a great parent and child opportunity for quality time
I can only imagine the wonderful time kids would have at a custom birthday party!
The only thing we wished we had was a place to grab something to eat. But, we were having so much fun, and drinks were provided. That helped tide us over.
Favorite Season To Visit:
The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of some early Christmas shopping.
But, any season would do, as this is all indoors.
Activities/Things To Do:
Classes – music, cooking
Camps – summer
Business meetings – including a cooking class, and lunch, or dinner
Custom cooking classes
What To Pack:
Depending on the topic, and duration of your class, a snack might be helpful! – Unless, of course your class includes lunch or dinner. 🙂
$$$credit cards are accepted – Classes should be registered for, and paid in advance.
- Gingerbread house events – Sign up is as early as October, and they sell out fast! The classes start in November, and only go through the middle of December. Classes are very limited. Make a mental note to sign up in the fall!
- After gingerbread houses, look for Santa’s visit and decorating gingerbread cookies. Check out the link below for dates and times!
- Make sure you contact The Silo, and get on their email list. They will notify you of any kid events coming up! Just see the link below to go to their web site.
- Birthday party sizes are a minimum of 10, and they are 1 and 1/2 to 3 hours long – $25 to $45 per child.
- Check out the link below to see if their are any more opportunities waiting!
- If you can’t make it to The Silo, shop online! See the link below!
Kid’s Review: What do the kids think of this place?
Abi’s Rating: Abi gives this place a #10 I wish it wasn’t over! (The 10 foot long table full of candy may have tipped the scales in The Silo’s favor 🙂 ) Actually, I think it would be a #10 regardless.
Dad’s 2 cents $$$. What’s All of This Quality Time Going To Cost Me?:
- The gingerbread house class was $85 for a parent and children. Everyone was included in that cost.
- Birthday parties are a minimum of 10 children – $25-$45 per child.
- Other events have not been posted yet, and can be found on The Silo’s web site, as they post them. Don’t forget to sign up for their email list, and you’ll be notified events, and prices $$.
44 Upland Rd.
New Milford, CT
Wed. – Sat. 10-5
Closed on major holidays!
More Pictures For A Better Visual:
go to https://www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com/2011/12/silo-kids-at-hunt-hill-farm-trust-pictures-a-kid-friendly-thing-to-do/
We wanted to touch base with some of our old friends, and I thought a cooking class would be a fun way to spend time together. But, I hadn’t heard of a class involving parents and children. So, after the kids were tucked into bed, the search was on. It took me a couple of hours, and a few emails, but I found one!
Luckily this was in October, and a few gingerbread classes were still available. So, I signed us up. This would be a great opportunity to spend some time with friends, and my oldest daughter, and I could check it out for all of you!
I wasn’t disappointed. As we walked into the barn entrance, a 10 foot long table was displayed with bowls of candy! Nancy, the person in charge of the class, was busy putting out the last few items for the class. As soon as everyone arrived, we headed to an adjoining room to roll out our gingerbread dough! A quick lesson, and we were off. Nancy took our finished gingerbread shapes, and popped them in the oven to bake. While we waited, we started working on our yards for the houses. Our house pieces were brought to the table, and assembled with some magical meringue. That stuff is strong! Then we finished our final decorations, did some shopping, and took our wonderful house home to display. Now, that’s good stuff!
I just wish there were more gingerbread slots available for you to try out! I wanted to check it out, before I posted this as a Kid Friendly Thing To Do. Please, keep it in mind for next holiday season!
There are other holiday opportunities waiting. See the link below to check them out. 🙂
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