HARTFORD, Conn. (July 28, 2015) – Join Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Lyman Orchards for CPTV Kids Day on Saturday, August 1 (rain date: Sunday, August 2) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut. Kids and their families are invited to come for a full day of fun activities that are perfect for all ages.
Curious George and Arthur from the popular PBS children’s series of the same names will be assisting in the opening of the Sunflower Maze at 10 a.m., as well as making appearances in the Apple Barrel, meeting young fans throughout the day. These character appearances begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Children of all ages are captivated by the adventures of eight-year-old Arthur the aardvark and his friends. This is one of the top-rated series for children on PBS. Curious George introduces preschoolers to math, science, and engineering. These animated, smash-hit shows are the top-rated children’s series. Arthur airs weekdays at 6:30 a.m., and Curious George airs 8:00 a.m. weekdays on CPTV.
Children and their families can also enjoy exploring Lyman Orchards extraordinary Sunflower Maze, consisting of 350,000 towering red and yellow sunflowers that twist and turn in a unique Tyrannosaurus Rex design, inspired by the children at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Maze admission is $10 per person, $5 for ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. $1 of each admission is donated to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Families may also choose to pick fresh seasonable fruit, including blueberries and peaches.
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting
The Connecticut Public (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org.
About Lyman Orchards
Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of the state, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield, Connecticut. Shop at the Apple Barrel market, filled with fresh farm produce and Lyman Orchard’s award-winning “Hi Top” Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick-Your-Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchard’s Golf Center. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793, or visit online at www.lymanorchards.com.