Things to do in ABINGTON with kids

If you are looking for that classic New England adventure, Connecticut is the place to head. It’s charming, quaint, and and utterly beautiful place to take kids. It’s also very close to big cities like Boston or New York, so you don’t have to travel far to find paradise!

Embrace the relationship with the ocean with adventures like Mystic Whaler Cruises or Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tour.  Expose kids to the incredible wildlife with Mystic Aquarium (they can even touch a stingray!) or Action Wildlife Park. 

Entertainment and education? A parents dream! Connecticut has incredible museums - from the science-tastic Bridgeport Discovery Museum to the very colorful Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum. 

Dinosaurs? In Connecticut? You bet! Dinosaur State Park have incredible displays, and history continues with the Mark Twain House and Historic Ship Nautilus. 

Connecticut is filled with creativity and art, so why not get kids involved with activities like Pottery Piazza or Art Plus Studio? The whole family can get involved!

Connecticut is an incredibly family friendly with wonderful places to visit with kids. It really does feel like arriving home.

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  • Horse Listeners Orchard

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    (7 miles) Asford

    Kids farm fun in Connecticut with fruit picking, fishing, horse riding and more!

  • Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area

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    (12 miles) Glocester

    Located within the 4000 acre George Washington Management Area, the 100 acre Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area is a "day use" facility offering users a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Connecticut Archaeology Center

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    (13 miles) Storrs

    The Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are home to the University of Connecticut's Anthropological Collections and repre- sents the single largest repository of Connecticut ...

  • Tri State Speedway

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    (14 miles) Dudley

    A multi-level indoor family entertainment center. We offer indoor high speed go karting, mini golf, billiards, arcade, bowlingo, bumper cars, play structure, and more!

  • Adventure Park at Storrs

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    (15 miles) Storrs

    Adventure is waiting for those active kids over 7 years who want an adventure in the Connecticut tree tops!

  • Mohegan Bowl

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    (15 miles) Webster

    Enjoy 20 state of the art candlepin bowling lanes in Massachusetts, as well as family bowling specials and Cosmic Bowling every Friday & Saturday night!

  • Jellystone Park and Yogi Bear

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    (16 miles) Sturbridge

    From cabins, RV's, to sleeping out under the stars, Yogi Bear will be there to give the family a great camping experience in Massachusetts!

  • Old Sturbridge Village

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    (18 miles) Sturbridge

    A fascinating 1830s New England living history museum - one of the largest in the country! With 59 antique buildings, costumed historians, and a working farm, kids can enjoy year round fun at this ...

  • Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides

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    (19 miles) Douglas

    Swim in crystal-clear Whitins Reservoir, and enjoy unlimited rides on three 300' waterslides (all with unlimited rides!), or just relax in the clean well-groomed grounds.

  • Kings Family Campground

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    (20 miles) Sutton

    Located in Worcester County on 1200 feet of waterfront on immaculate Lake Manchaug, with fun activities for the kids, as well as a beach to explore!

  • Waters Edge Family Campground

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    (21 miles) Lebanon

    A beautiful family Connecticut campground on the shores of a 10 acre, spring fed lake with activities and family fun!

  • Zoinks Fun Factory

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    (22 miles) North Oxford

    Offers a wealth of indoor play equipment and inflatables from big slides (must be over 42") to climbing mazes and more.

  • Stepping Stone Ranch

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    (22 miles) West Greenwich

    Stepping Stone Ranch - a fun, family-oriented horse farm that offers trail riding,english and western lessons, riding camps, and much more!

  • Strawberry Park

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    (23 miles) Preston

    offers wooded and open campsites, RV trailers and log cabin rentals, with pet friendly options available and features including 3 swimming pools, a recreation centre and arcade, plus led activities ...

  • Ron A Roll Indoor Skating Center

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    (23 miles) Vernon

    Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Sktng Roller/Inline Skating Rink was founded in 1991, Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Sktng of Vernon, CT is an indoor rink and open year round. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Fish Family Farm

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    (23 miles) Bolton

    You are welcome to observer the milking and bottling process right there in the barn. Bring your children and become one yourself! Visitors to our farm can go into the barn, pet the cows, watch milk ...

  • Build Me Up Play Center

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    (23 miles) Rochdale

    Indoor fun in Rochdale geared towards kids 3 years and up, with great open play filled with hands-on activities such as LEGO, and amazing events too!

  • Bright Spot Children's Playplace

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    (24 miles) Vernon

    Indoor play space for children under 6. Open Play, fun active play equipment, pretend play, arts and crafts, plus science and discovery areas. Classes and Birthday Parties too.

  • Snake Den State Park

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    (25 miles) Johnston

    The 1000 acre undeveloped property boasts self-guided walking trails, beautiful trees, flowers and plants and also a working farm. In the fall, the foliage at Snake Den is something to behold. ...

  • Sonnys Place

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    (25 miles) Somers

    Sonny's Place is perfect place for the whole family to visit, have fun and relax. We offer miniature golf, an arcade, mini bowling, go karts, climbing wall, monkey motion, driving range, batting ...

  • RecPlex Park and Spray Park

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    (26 miles) Colchester

    Fun family park with sporting complexes, and a popular splash park! Great family fun in Colchester!

  • Southwicks Zoo

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    (26 miles) Mendon

    The Skyfari Sky Ride takes you over the Deer Forest, then up close to the Chimp Exhibit, onward as you “fly” over the Mandrills, soar over the Camels and Watusi... An amazing ride.... all you ...

  • Craft Workshops

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    (26 miles) Sutton

    Every Sunday Posies'N Presents offers kid crafting fromm 11-3. Crafts are designed to be for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Crafts are $12 each change monthly.

  • The Twisted Potter

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    (26 miles) Spencer

    Get creative with The Twisted Potter - just pick a piece to paint, and let the creative juices flow! Great artistic fun for all ages!

  • Lutz Childrens Museum

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    (27 miles) Manchester

    The mission of the Lutz Children's Museum shall be to provide a multi-faceted museum for children to explore culture, history, and the natural sciences through internal and external exhibits, ...

  • RI Sports Center

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    (27 miles) North Smithfield

    Public ice skating and hockey, fun for all the family! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Rhode Island

  • World War II State Park

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    (28 miles) Woonsocket

    Facilities and Activities include: Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Tennis courts, Horseshoe Courts, Shuffleboard Court, Playground, Volleyball Courts, Bandstand, Picnicking, Tennis, Volleyball, Horseshoes, ...

  • The Fire Museum

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    (28 miles) Manchester

    The Fire Museum is housed in a retired 1901 fire station with a unique atmosphere that saw the transition from hand drawn to horse drawn, then to motorized apparatus. our collection includes ...

  • Launch Trampoline Park

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    (28 miles) Warwick

    Kids can literally bounce off the walls at this fun Rhode Island trampoline park, with 18,000 sq ft of bouncing FUN!

  • Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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    (29 miles) Worcester

    The largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England is ready for the family! With over 400 acres and trails through fields, streams, woods and marsh, it's a fun day out in nature and wildlife.

  • Kidz Kastle

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    (29 miles) Warwick

    5000sq ft of indoor play space for kids with an indoor playground, sports court, tea cup rides, inflatables, playhouses - and a pirate ship!

  • Hannaway Blacksmith Shop

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    (30 miles) Lincoln

    Visitors can now experience the ring of the anvil and the odor of coal and hot steel as blacksmiths forge pieces of the metal into hinges, nails, and other household items.

  • Lincoln Woods State Park

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    (30 miles) Lincoln

    One of Blackstone Valley's great treasures, this popular New England getaway offers swimming, fishing, jogging, horseback riding, and the beach!

  • The New England Wireless and Steam Museum

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    (30 miles) East Greenwich

    The Museum is an electrical and mechanical engineering museum emphasizing the beginnings of radio and steam power. The museum honors engineers who achieved greatness and served the public good by ...

  • Bounce Town

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    (30 miles) South Windsor

    7,500 sq ft of open play space with a large play area and two party room, with inflatables and a 16ft rock climbing wall too!