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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 9 - September 3, 2023

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, 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.

Adult Volleyball

Adult Volleyball

Daily 10:00 am until August 27th.
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, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Join us for a creative and unique art project in the white tent on the Village Green. All ages. Seating on the Village Green. First come, first served. Comfortable carrying capacities in place.

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 7:45 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 pm
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 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for wet and wild family fun. Meet at Water Wars on the lower Village Green, available 6/10/22 - 8/22/22.

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.


Mountainside Block Party

Mountainside Block 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.

Splash Down

Family Splash Down and Lagoon Pirate Party

Monday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Friendly Pirate hosts this wild water party at Mountainside Water Playground. Music, merriment, and prizes abound. This event is cancelled in case of inclement weather.

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.

Jeopardy

Adult Jeopardy

Monday - 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Test your wits during an evening of fun with your host, Jammin’ Sam. Meet in the lower level of the Meeting House.

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. First come, first served. Comfortable carrying capacities in place.

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

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. First come, first served. Comfortable carrying capacities in place.

Friendly Pirate Bingo

Friendly Pirate Bingo

Tuesday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm &
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:00 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.

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 good 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

Comedy Night

Comedy Night for Adults

Tuesday 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Professional comedians will have you in stitches! Cover charge includes two drinks and lots of laughs! $20 per person. Doors open at 8:00 pm.

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.

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.


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. SmuggsPass required. There will not be a show on June 15.

Family Bingo

Family Bingo

Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for family bingo in the Meeting House.

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.

Adult Marko Show

Marko's Magical Mystery Show - Adults

Wednesday, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The legendary Marko the Magician will dazzle you with prodigious feats of prestidigitation delivered with a twist of humor. Meet in Bootleggers' Lounge. 21 & older.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Thursday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Journey around the Village following our clues, you might even learn something new. All ages. Meets 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.

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.

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 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.

Live Bluegrass Music

Thursday, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Come check out great tunes by our featured performer of the week. In Bootleggers' Lounge.

Tie Dye Smuggs Style

Tie Dye Smuggs Style

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 next to the basketball courts.

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 12 & 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.
Family Phew'd

Family Phew'd

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

Acoustic Trio

DJ Request Party

Friday, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Goodtime Charlie will be taking musical requests for you to dance to. In Bootlegger's Lounge.

Water Rockets - S.T.E.M.

Water Rockets • STEM

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 Bingo

Family Bingo

Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for family bingo in the Meeting House.

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.

Adult Karaoke

Adult Karaoke

Saturday 8:30 pm
Be the next Smuggs Idol - be prepared to sing your heart out! In Bootleggers' Pub

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