2018 Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and Around Fairfield County
2018 Survey of Connecticut's Best for Places to take Fairfield County Kids
Fairfield County and the surrounding area is rich in fun events and exciting places. It was hard for our readers to select their favorites from the hundreds of choices! The venues listed below are wildly popular with kids and families in our area. But don’t miss out on ALL the other wonderful places as well! Browse through our site and discover lots more to do! To stay on top of ALL of the opportunities for kids in our area, please make sure to sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter!
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
At Stepping Stones Museum for Children, the hands-on exhibits and educational programs engage, inspire and delight every child — as well as countless parents and caregivers.
SportsCenter of Connecticut
A unique family entertainment experience in Shelton with a driving range, mini golf, lazer tag, fun bowl, arcade, batting cages, and the only double-decker ice rink for hockey and public skating. We are a great place for birthday parties!
Chelsea Piers Connecticut
One of the finest sports and recreational facilities in the country, located in Stamford, Chelsea Piers offers instructional programs, camps, sports leagues, competitive teams, fitness and drop-in fun for children and adults.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo creates wonderfully wild experiences for children and families all year 'round. Located on 52 beautiful acres in Bridgeport, the state’s only zoo features more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Explore our South American Rainforest with free-flight aviary, the New England Farmyard, Victorian Greenhouse, and prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas. Visitors may enjoy a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and take a spin on the colorful indoor carousel.
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
The nationally recognized aquarium focuses on the fascinating marine life in Long Island Sound and its watershed, including prowling sharks, curious seals, rambunctious river otters, stately sea turtles, pulsing jellyfish and thousands of other animals. The Aquarium also offers: educational programs, including public study cruises out onto the Sound; changing special exhibits; and Connecticut's largest IMAX movie theater, with a screen that’s six stories tall! The not-for-profit attraction is the centerpiece of the popular South Norwalk (or “SoNo”) neighborhood, with fun shops, nightclubs and restaurants.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Rockin' Jump Tumbull
We’re people like you who want to exercise, but also like to have fun. Lots of fun. So instead of stairclimbers and weight machines, we decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults.
Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
The Adventure Park’s 13 “treetop trails” consist of about 200 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, and rope to form “crossings” of different kinds including the ever-popular zip lines.
New England’s Family Theme and Water Park! Featuring rides and entertainment for all ages. Connecticut’s largest water park, 20+ rides for kids 5 and younger, and new this year: Phobia Phear Coaster, perfect for thrill seekers.
Quassy Amusement Park
Quassy Amusement Park, is an amusement and waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, USA. It has 22 rides on its 20 acres. Quassy is considered "one of the last of the old-time trolley parks." In addition to a variety of fun-filled classic and newer theme park rides, Quassy also has a water park for the whole family to enjoy. We specialize in catering private parties for school, church, camp, sporting & corporate events.
Pump It Up of Norwalk
Birthday party center and play place filled with Giant Indoor inflatables. Special events for Kids, JUMP-N-JAM Tween Night, Parent's Night Out, Open Jump Time, Children's Birthday parties and much more.
Downtown Cabaret Theatre
Professional Musical Theatre & Entertainment for Children and Adults in Bridgeport. Offering three distinct stages of entertainment: Main Stage Theatre, Main Stage Concerts and our award-winning professional Children's Theatre. Patrons are encouraged to “BYOB & Picnic” in the unique cabaret atmosphere.
As New England’s hands-on aquarium, Mystic Aquarium offers guests a variety of up-close encounters with a wide range of marine animals, including endangered African penguins and New England’s only beluga whales. Dive below the sunlit seas in Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below, the aquarium’s newest exhibit full of captivating imagery, breathtaking recreations, emotional soundscapes, hands-on activities and thrilling entertainment that transport you to the moment and inspire your course for exploration and discovery.
My Gym Children's Fitness Center
My Gym Childrens Fitness Center specializes in classes for children 6 weeks to 8 years old! Ask us about our summer camp, Parents Night Outs, and birthday parties! First class is FREE!
Hammonasset Beach State Park
A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, is more than just another day at the beach. Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.
Woodcock Nature Center
The Woodcock Nature Center has been a private, non-profit source of environmental education since 1972. Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants, and animals of southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation.
Sky Zone is the original indoor trampoline park, and is proud to bring the unmatched, out-of-this-world, and high-flyin' FUN of the world's first all-trampoline, walled playing court to Bethel, CT.
Flight Fit N Fun- Stratford
Our indoor family entertainment facility offers 35,000 square feet of fun and wall-to-wall trampolines. Host an epic birthday party, or gather with friends, family, or co-workers in a perfect party venue.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
The natural history museum at Yale University. From dinosaurs and diamonds to mummies and meteorites, the Peabody’s galleries and programs take visitors on an amazing journey through more than four billion years of Earth history.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey
Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey is a pro hockey team in the AHL (American Hockey League) and are affiliated with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.