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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 activities for the entire family every day and night of the week between June 14 - September 2, 2024

Our commitment to providing a great vacation experience has never wavered. But sometimes changes are inevitable. For up-to-date information on Smuggs activities, weather alerts, or special events, please sign up for Smuggs Text Alerts by texting “Smuggs” to 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 9:00 am - dusk
Located adjacent to the main parking lot.
Offers a sand volleyball court, basketball court, shuffleboard, cornhole, gaga ball 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. $9 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. $9 plus tax for a 5 pound bag of rough.

Adult Volleyball

Adult Volleyball

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

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.

Awesome Arts and Crafts

Awesome Arts & Crafts

Sunday, 9:00 am - 10:15 am, 10:30 am - 11:45 am &1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Join us for a creative and unique art project in the white tent on the Village Green. All ages. Under the white tent on the Village Green. First come, first served.

Bound by Nature

A Family Wilderness Survival Workshop
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn essential skills like fire building, water and food gathering, and shelter making, all while soaking in the natural beauty and history of our area. 25 per person. Preregistration required, 8 & older. Meet at the Gazebo.

Family Gaga Ball

Family Gaga Ball

Sunday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 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.

Smuggsational Family Social

Smuggsational Family Social

Sunday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Jammin’ Sam on the Village Green for some singing, dancing, family games and highlights of the week’s events. All ages. Meet on the Village Green.

Acoustic Duo

Acoustic Duo

Sunday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Jammin’ Sam for some excellent music in a relaxed setting. Seating on the Village Green.

Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
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.

Water Wars

Water Wars Family Challenge

Monday & Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Thursday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for wet and wild family fun. Meet at Water Wars on the lower Village Green.

I Did A Cart

Smuggs I-Did-A-Cart

Monday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon & 1:00 pm - 2:30 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.

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. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green. First come, first served. Comfortable carrying capacities in place.


Open Studio Candle Making

Monday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm &
Thursday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us in the FunZone Party Room for a candle making experience like no other. You’ll be able to create a functional, colorful keepsake by layering different colored wax “sand” into a #smuggslove glass votive jar. Ages 5 & older. $10 per candle. Pay at the event.

Splash Down

Lagoon Pirate Party

Monday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Friendly Pirate host this wild water party at Mountainside Lagoon. Music, merriment, and prizes abound. This event is cancelled in case of inclement weather.

Mountainside Block Party

Mountainside BYOBBQ Party

Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join your neighbors for an old-fashioned family picnic. Meet new friends and learn about the week ahead. Complimentary community barbecue grill and condiments are provided. Bring your own entrée for your family to grill. Meet at Mountainside Water Playground.

Family Splash Down Party

Monday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Jammin' Sam as he hosts our wild Family Splash Down Party at Mountainside Water Playground.

No Strings

No Strings Marionettes

Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring the whole family and journey with hand-crafted puppets into enchanting tales and a world of imagination and laughter. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green. In case of inclement weather this event moves into the Meeting House.

Glow Mini-Golf

Monday 8:45 pm
Enjoy a night of glow-in-the-dark fun at our Woodland Mini-Golf Course! Grab a putter and a glowing golf ball and navigate your way through an alien invasion. Explore the alien crash-site while competing with family and friends in a cosmic game of mini-golf.Putters and golf balls will be provided by the staff.

Game Show Night

Game Show Night - Adults

Monday 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Test your wits during an evening of fun with your host, Jammin’ Sam. Meet in Bootleggers' Lounge.

Meet the Siber Sled Dogs

Meet the Siber Sled Dogs

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:30 am - 11:30
Join Siber Sled Dogs for an educational and interactive experience in Cambridge, VT. Where you can learn about their history, training and care. Enjoy the opportunity to interact closely with our friendly huskies and capture unforgettable moments with photos.

Meet the Siber Sled Dogs occurs off site in Cambridge, VT. Guests must provide their own transportation. There are no rest room facilities at this site.
$20 per person Pre-registration is required for all attendees, adults and youth.

Friendly Pirate Raingutter Regatta

The Friendly Pirate's Raingutter Regatta

Tuesday, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon & 1:00 pm - 2:30 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.
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Friendly Pirate Family Sing-Along

Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm & 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.

Kids' Night Out

Kids' Night Out

Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
If your ideal summer vacation includes a romantic dinner or an evening out socializing at one of our adult events, we offer Kids' Night Out a fun-filled evening at FunZone 2.0.

This evening program includes access to the Ozone, arcade games, laser tag, movies, treats and attentive staff. Ages 5 - 12, $65 per child, includes a $5 Fun Card for the FunZone 2.0 Arcade. 24-hour advance reservation required and socks are a must. Meets upstairs in the party room at FunZone 2.0.
Friendly Pirate Bingo

Friendly Pirate Bingo

Tuesday 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm &
Thursday 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate is your host for Pirate themed bingo. Tuesday on the Village Green in the Adventure Tent, Thursday in the FunZone 2.0 Party Room.

Haunted History

Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Gather round for scary and strange stories native to Vermont. Then enjoy a walk back to the Village in the gathering darkness with more chilling tales along the way. Hosted by Rockin' Ron Carter. $10 per person. Preregistration is required by 3:00 pm. Ages 10 and up due to story content. Meets at the Tennis & Family Fun Center.

Family Games on the Green

Family Games on the Green

Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Jammin' Sam and the activities team for some old-fashioned fun on the Village Green. Sign up for the Corn Hole Tournament (16 & older), try your hand at a variety of life-sized games. Corn Hole sign-up is at the Tennis Center, ext. 1173. This moves to Wednesday 6/19, 7/24 & 8/7.

Tie Dye Smuggs Style

Tie-Dye Smuggs Style

Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm, Friday, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:45 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. $18 per person. Advance registration required. Space is limited. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green. This moves to Wednesday 6/19.

Comedy Night

Comedy Night for Adults

Tuesday 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Professional comedians will have you in stitches! $15 per person. Doors open at 8:30 pm, show starts around 8:45 pm. Available June 25 - August 20, 2024. This show moves to Wednesday July 24 & August 7.

Adult Karaoke

Adult Karaoke

Tuesday & Friday 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Be the next Smuggs Idol - be prepared to sing your heart out! In Bootleggers' Lounge. This moves to Wednesday on 6/19, 7/24 & 8/7.

Movie Night on the Village Green

Movie Night on the Village Green

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. This moves to Wednesday 6/19

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. Preregistration 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.


Marko the Magician

Marko's Family Magic Show

Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm & 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Join us for Marko’s Family Magic Show at the Village Green Adventure Tent. First-come, first-served.
This moves to Tuesday night 6/18, 7/23, & 8/6

Family Bingo

Family Bingo

Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for family bingo in the Meeting House. This moves to Tuesday night 6/18.

Bonfire Sing-Along

Bonfire Sing-Along

Wednesday 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Round out your evening with a good old-fashioned sing-along around the bonfire on the Village Green with Jammin' Sam.. This moves to Tuesday night 6/18.

Adult Marko Magic Show

Marko's Magic Show - Adults

Wednesday, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The legendary Marko the Magician will dazzle you with prodigious feats of prestidigitation delivered with a twist of humor. In Bootleggers' Lounge, 21 & older only, valid ID required. Doors open at 8:30 pm, show starts around 8:45 pm. This moves to Tuesday 6/18, 7/23, & 8/6.

Friendly Pirate Breakfast

Thursday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
RRR me buckos! Enjoy a hearty Morse Mountain Grille breakfast with a side of pirate songs, dances, and jokes. Hosted by the Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate. Special Notes: Thursday, July 4 breakfast will be on Wednesday July 3. Thursday, July 25 breakfast will be on Friday, July 26.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Journey around the Village following our clues, you might even learn something new. All ages. Meet at the White Tent on the Village Green.

Family Creature Feature

Thursday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our resident professor as he brings an exotic animal to visit for a unique learning experience. All ages. Meet at the white tent on the village green.

Science Show

Science Show

Thursday 1:00 pm
Professor Pinhead makes Science FUN! Experiments and explosions - education and entertainment. Einstein meets the 3 Stooges (with only one stooge). Meet in the FunZone 2.0 Party Room. This event will be cancelled on July 4th and replaced with other events.

Vermont Country Fair

Must See! — Vermont Country Fair

Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on the Village Green, alive with color, laughter, and music for an old-fashioned evening of family fun. Jammin' Sam hosts this magical evening of games, races, food, and music. This event moves from 7/4/24 to 7/2/24 due to 4th of July Festivities.

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 performs 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 Jammin' Sam and the House Band! Playing artists such as Johnny Cash, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones. Seating on the Village Green. This event will be cancelled on July 4th and replaced with other events.

Live Music - Adults

Thursday, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come check out great tunes by Loose Moose in Bootleggers' Lounge. 21 & older.

Tie Dye Smuggs Style

Tie-Dye Smuggs Style

Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm, Friday, 10:30 am - 11:45 am, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:45 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. $18 per person. Advance registration required. Space is limited. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green.

Archery

Archery

Friday 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Learn how to shoot a bow with Level 4 National training system Coach John Fleury brought to you by Pelkey’s Archery.
$50 per person, per session. Advanced sign-up is required as space is limited. Ages 15 & older. Meet near the Morse Highlands Lift.

The classes are 90 minutes long and include all safety and basic archery training steps followed by lots of shooting! Archery can be enjoyed by all ages and physical abilities, with no prior experience necessary. Available starting July 5th, 2024.
Family Pedal Go Cart Race

Family Pedal Go Cart Race

Friday 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. In case of inclement weather this event will be cancelled. Guests must be able to pedal cart on their own.

Family Phew'd

Family Game Show Night

Friday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for our Smugglers’ Notch Game Show night. In the lower level of the Meeting House.

Water Rockets - S.T.E.M.

Water Rockets • STEM

Saturday 9:00 am - 10:15 am & 10:30 am - 11:45 am 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.

Space Landing Challenge • STEM

Saturday, 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm Mission: Keep your astronauts safe when landing on Mars! It's up to your team to learn about physics as you design and build a pod to safely land your astronauts on Mars! Ages 6 & older. Meet at the white tent on the Village Green. Must be present at the start of the activity.

Family Bingo

Family Bingo

Saturday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for family bingo in the Meeting House.

Poolside Games

Saturday, 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening of games, poolside at Courtside Pool.

Dive In Movie

Saturday Courtside Dive-In Movie

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Join us for a splashin’ good time with a family movie, poolside, on our state-of-the-art 12 foot inflatable Open Air Cinema™ screen. This event will be cancelled due to inclement weather.

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