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Daytime Activities for Families

It's easy to fill your days with PLAY at Smugglers' ... Good thing summer days are long enough to fit in all the fun!

We offer a variety of fun evening activities for the entire family every day and night of the week between June 11 - September 6, 2021

For up-to-date information on Resort activity changes or cancellations sign up for our text messages at 855-421-2279. To find the activity best suited for your family use our online Activity Planning Tool.

Cancellations must be made by 5:00 pm the day prior to the program/activity start date to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after 5:00 pm are not eligible for a refund.

Time together is quality time

Spending time together is easy here, because at Smugglers' your family comes first. Join us for afternoons filled with activities and exploration especially designed for families! Mountain bike with your daughter... Shoot hoops with your teenage son... Play ping-pong with your brother... Go hiking with your Mom... Play tennis with your Dad... Relax and play, share new experiences... whether it's for the day or your entire vacation. Each day is a blank canvas for your family — ready to be filled with new experiences and magical moments.

Village Recreation Area

Village Recreation Area

Daily 8:00 am - dusk
Located adjacent to the main parking lot, offers a sand volleyball court, basketball court, shuffleboard, and horseshoes. Volleyballs and basketballs are available in the box next to The Alley.

Morse Mining Company

Morse Mining Company

Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Located near the Tennis and Family Fun Center
Calling all rockhounds! Try your hand at panning for minerals and rocks with the Morse Mining Company. Weather permitting. $8 plus tax for a 5 pound bag of rough.

In this educational and fun mining operation, you'll shift and shake your panning tray as the water from our sluice box rinses away sediment and reveals nature's treasures. A pocket guide and identification station allow you to identify the northern Vermont minerals and rocks you've uncovered. Weather permitting. $8 plus tax for a 5 pound bag of rough.

Nature Center

Nature Center

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Located near the Mountainside Water Playground
Wondering what type of frog you saw in the pond or whose tracks were crossing the stream? Come to the Nature Center to learn more about the ecology of Smugglers’ Notch! Here, you’ll find educational exhibits, hands-on displays, and lots of nature books and games.

Younger Smugglers can even crawl inside our model beaver lodge (pictured above) and learn all about how beavers create their homes! Spend five minutes or spend two hours, there’s plenty of fun learning for the whole family.
In case of inclement weather these events will be cancelled.

Volleyball

Adult Volleyball

Daily 10:00 am
Join in the competitive fun at the volleyball courts, located at the Village Recreation Area, behind The Alley. Ages 18 & older, under 18 will not be allowed to participate.

Bingo

Family Bingo

Sunday, 9:00 am - 10:15 am, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Join us for family bingo on the Village Green. All ages. Seating on the Village Green.

Bonfire Sing-Along

Bonfire Sing-Along

Sunday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Round out your evening with a good old-fashioned sing-along around the bonfire on the Village Green with Goodtime Charlie and Jammin' Sam.

Acoustic Duo

Acoustic Duo

Sunday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm &
Friday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Goodtime Charlie and Jammin’ Sam for some excellent music in a relaxed setting. Seating on the Village Green.

Movie Night on the Village Green

Movie Night on the Village Green

Sunday & Tuesday 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Favorite feature films will be shown on our state-of-the-art 12-foot inflatable Open Air Cinema™ screen. Bring your own blanket and snacks for old time family fun. All ages. On the Village Green.

Water Wars

Water Wars Family Challenge

Monday, 9:00 am - 3:15 pm & Friday 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Join us for wet and wild family fun. Meet at Water Wars on the lower Village green. Water Wars is available through August 27, 2021

I Did A Cart

Smuggs I-Did-A-Cart

Monday, 9:00 am - 10:15 am, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Join the Big Air Dummy Derby using an assortment of supplies such as duct tape, balloons, paints, and cardboard - all supplemented by your imagination - to build your derby dummy. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green.

Will your dummy survive the ride off the Morse I-Did-A-Cart ramp, have the Most Inspiring Crash, or catch the Biggest Air? To find out... you have to try I-Did-A-Cart.


Family Phew'd

Family Phew'd

Monday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for our Smugglers’ Notch Family Feud. In the lower level of the Meeting House.

Farmers' Market
Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us in the Courtyard of the Village Center for your produce and delectable treats you will need for a great week ahead. Farmers and vendors will be on hand with fresh produce, cheese, wine, meat, maple syrup and desserts.

Friendly Pirate Raingutter Regatta

The Friendly Pirate's Raingutter Regatta

Tuesday, 9:00 am - 10:15 am, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Create your own ship from materials provided by the Activities Crew. See who has the fastest seafarin' ship to sail down the raingutters. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green.

Ahoy mateys - let the races begin! See who has the fastest seafarin' ship to sail down the raingutters. Other categories for ships to compete in are tallest, longest, widest, most seaworthy, most pirate-like, and cutest. Rockin' Ron the The Friendly Pirate will be on board for the fun.
<i>Friendly Pirate</i> Sing-Along

Friendly Pirate Family Sing-Along

Monday, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm, Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm, Thursday, 9:00 am - 9:45 am, & Friday, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate presents pirate songs and lore for ALL ages. History, geography, nautical themes, and boatloads of wordplay. At the Adventure Tent on the Village Green.

Friendly Pirate Bingo

Friendly Pirate Bingo

Tuesday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rockin Ron the Friendly Pirate is your host. Bring the family to the Adventure Tent on the Village Green to play for prizes, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local charity! First-come, first-served. Comfortable carrying capacity in place.

Marko the Magician

Marko's Family Magic Show

Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Join us for Marko’s Family Magic Show at the Village Green Adventure Tent. First-come, first-served SmuggsPass required.

The Big Smuggle

Big Smuggle

Wednesday, 9:00 am - 10:15 am, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Family teams navigate a race course consisting of several challenge stations before returning to the finish. Pre-registration required.Ages 5 & older. Meet on the Village Green.

Join us for a fast paced family fun race around the village of Smugglers' Notch Resort. There is no right or wrong way to complete the course - Families can choose their own path, collecting gold bullion along the way. Begin by developing your strategy to outwit and outmatch your opponents and then the race is on! Sneakers are suggested, be prepared to get a little bit wet.


Family Bingo

Family Bingo

Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for family bingo on the Village Green. All ages. Seating on the Village Green.

Acoustic Trio

Acoustic Trio

Wednesday, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Goodtime Charlie, Jammin' Sam & Rudy will entertain you with their guitars and vocals - performing favorites from The Eagles to Ed Sheeran. Seating on the Village Green.

Must See! — Vermont Country Fair

Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on the Village Green, alive with color, laughter, and music for an old-fashioned evening of family fun. Goodtime Charlie host this magical evening of games, races, food and music.

Relay and Sack races start promptly at 5:00 pm. Games and Vendors can be enjoyed until 8:00 pm and the Smuggs House Band to perform until 8:30 pm. Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate, Jammin' Sam will also be on hand!
House Band

Smuggs House Band

Thursday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm It's time to crank it up with Goodtime Charlie, Jammin' Sam and the House Band! Playing artists such as Johnny Cash, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones. Seating on the Village Green.

Tie Dye Smuggs Style

Tie Dye Smuggs Style

Friday, 9:00 am - 10:15 am, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Join our staff for a 60's inspired tie dye blast. Swirl and style your own Smuggs t-shirt as a keepsake of your family vacation. $15 per person. Advance registration required. Space is limited. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green.

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Water Rockets - S.T.E.A.M.

Water Rockets • STEAM

Saturday 9:00 am - 10:15 am, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Learn about physics as you design, build, and launch a model water rocket. How high will they go? It's up to your team to figure out a design that is best for flight! Ages 6 & older. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green. Must be present at the start of the activity.

Family Pedal Go Cart Race

Family Pedal Go Cart Race

Saturday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On the Village Green, teams race to the finish with our life sized pedal carts. No guts no glory!! First come, first served comfortable carrying capacities in place. In case of inclement weather this event will be cancelled. Guests must be able to pedal cart on their own.

Family Gaga Ball

Family Gaga Ball

Saturday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a family fun game of Gaga Ball at the pit by the basketball courts.
First come, first served comfortable carrying capacities in place. In case of inclement weather this event will be cancelled.

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