Backyard Adventures

  1. Why Summer Rules!

    We love summer!

    Summer is a time for friends, family and fun. The sunshine on our faces, relaxing by the pool and enjoying the company of loved ones make summer a great time of year.

    There are so many things that make summer special. From our general state in this season that creates so many stories and memories, there is a reason we all love summer.

    How do we know?

    First and foremost, we mark our calendars for Memorial Day weekend every year to signal that summer is here. After all, we open our pools, and start to countdown the numbers of days left in school, while looking ahead to the graduation parties, family cookouts and get-togethers that will keep our summers busy.

    But don’t take our word for it.

    We scoured the web to find why other people love summer. The reasons are clear, from the general f

    Read more »

    New Ownership Passionate About Revitalizing Namco Name In Community.

    Looking for an expert on pool installation, maintenance or care? Need a location for a photo or video shoot?

    From the therapeutic benefits of hot tubs to family swim safety, Namco’s team of talented specialists are a great source for insight, year-round.

    Media Contact

    Suzy Kendrick


    New Namco Press Release - Click To Read

    Read more »
  3. The Best 47 Summer Things To Get Excited About Summer!

    The classics never go out of style. And summer is one of the classics. From the first splash and smell of sunblock to picking up new sunglasses and listening to your favorite jams, there are plenty classic summer things that mean excitement is around the corner.

    As children, we all anxiously counted down to the end of school and start of summer. We couldn’t wait until we could spend our mornings sleeping and afternoons by the pool.

    As adults, we still love the summer. We look forward to long lunch breaks with the sun in our face and weekends with our feet in the pool and kids running around the yard.

    From neighborly barbecues to lazy days, summer simply has too much to offer. Fortunately, there are plenty of summer things that remind us of our youth, keep the kids occupied or simply let us forgot about life and enjoy the moment!

    Summer Things that Remind You of Childhood

    Read more »
  4. The Top 10 Summer Essentials for Families

     As we patiently wait for the weather to warm up, we look forward to summer while planning our trips, parties and other summer essentials. Every year, we eagerly anticipate the holiday barbeques and friends-and-family gatherings for cookouts and outdoor summer activities like hiking and swimming. To make the most of summer, it takes a little planning. After all, between graduations, vacations and other celebrations, our calendars fill up quickly and we miss out on the best part of summer...relaxation.

    Here are some summer essentials that families can use to help plan out activities, parties and other get-togethers!

    1. Summer Fashion

    As the temperature rises, we reach into our closets and find our summer clothes. The essential summer fashion trends include cool and loose clothes made from linen or lightweight cotton are perfect for a nice summer breeze.

    Read more »
  5. Looking for Family Friendly Fun? Try the Daffodil Festival!

    Spring has finally sprung and if you’re excited to get outside and have some fun with the family, we have some great ideas to share! If you are looking for a weekend activity, look no further than the Meriden Daffodil Festival in Hubbard Park. In its 37th year, the Festival offers something for everyone. From musical acts to over 100 local crafters, you are bound to have a good time while enjoying the sunshine. There are tons of great activities for the kids, too. Perhaps your child has always wanted to try their hand at fishing? Then head straight over to the Children’s Fishing Derby and cast a line to reel in some fish! Who knows, you might even win a prize! If your child needs more action, then sign them up for the Hubbard Park 5k

    Read more »
  6. 17 Fun Fall Activities for Kids

    Fall is in full swing, which means plenty of fall activities for kids are in the works. Although we enjoy the fun in the sun that summer brings, fall provides some unique family fun. From the fall leaves and hayrides to the evening fire pits and Halloween prep, autumn offers families with plenty of excitement.

    Although the days are shorter and the temperature starts to drop, there are still excursions and tailgates that make the weekend’s fun and interesting. To get excited about fall, here are child friendly activities that offer plenty of family fun!

    Fall Activities for Kids that Unite the Family


    For many people, fall is their favorite season. Although, i

    Read more »
  7. 20 Kids Fitness Activities for Summer

    It is summertime and the living is easy. We all love the easy going summer lifestyle, but for some parents out there, we worry about our kids and want to ensure they are getting enough exercise. Fortunately, the summer weather provides plenty of reasons to get outside and find some kids fitness activities that will keep everyone active this summer!

    Kids Fitness Activities for the Family

    Summer is a great time for family bonding. As part of that bonding then consider some family fitness activities. Nothing creates bonding like teamwork and working together to stay in shape.

    • Pre or Post Dinner Walks - Add a family
    Read more »
  8. 10 Ways We Know Its the Autumn Season

    Unfortunately, every year summer ends. The sun filled days and relaxing evenings end. The freedom to explore and adventure are replaced with work and school. As the calendar flips to the autumn season, then we remember, fall isn’t that bad.

    And don’t forgot about those leaves!

    From fabulous food to comfy clothes, there are plenty of things that we enjoy during the fall. Although the days are shorter and the temperature starts to drop, there are still excursions and tailgates that make the weekend's fun and interesting.

    How to Tell the Autumn Season is Here!

    To get excited about fall, remember all the ways we know it’s the autumn season and the things we can look

    Read more »
  9. 13 Kids Workout Ideas That Don’t Feel Like Exercise!

    How do you get your family to exercise? Simple, provide some fun activities that doesn’t seem like exercise. It may seem like a struggle to find kids workout ideas, but there is a simple trick.

    Don’t let the kids think they are exercising!

    Of course, the family swimming pool is a great way to trick your family into remaining active. After all, with all the laughing and splashing, nobody notices they are exercising!

    From the basics to the fun games, here are some kids workout ideas that will keep your family active!

    Basic Kids Workout Ideas

    One of the best ways to keep kids active is outdoor activities. In the summer, there are plenty of ways to remain active. From bike riding to outdoor games like basketball or badminton, there are

    Read more »
  10. 23 Things To Do During A Heat Wave

    During the summer, mother nature makes a mark with a special mix of hazy, hot and humid conditions. Particularly in the Northeast, and down the Eastern seaboard, this summer mix creates some difficult conditions. At times it is difficult to figure out things to do and stay cool. Of course, pools are great ways to cool down, excessive time in the sun is not healthy. Weather Wiz Kids provides some more tips to stay safe in excessive heat. So, how do you beat the heat? After the typical trips to the mall and movies to enjoy some air conditioning, how else do you entertain kids and keep them active during a summer heat wave? As Nanny.Net points out, one way to beat the heat is avoid the hottest parts of the day. But, this is not a great way to keep the kids entertained Read more »