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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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  • Imagine Nation Museum

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    Bristol

    The Imagine Nation Museum is a hands-on, interactive children's museum best suited for ages 2 to 10. The first area you will see when you come to the museum is the interactive exhibits that encourage ...

  • Bushnell Park Carousel

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    Bristol

    Whether you have a fond interest in art, American history, woodcraft, or simply enjoy the excitement of the carousel, we have something special for you. At any age, our guests can experience the joy ...

  • Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

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    (2 miles) Bristol

    Lake Compounce is a family theme park with the best of both worlds - thrills for those older kids and kiddie rides for the little ones!

  • Jump n Jammin Inflatable Party Gym

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    (3 miles) Bristol

    Over 18,000 sq" of indoor/outdoor space. 10 indoor inflatables and 3 outdoor inflatables(Water slides-Summer Only) Private Rooms for Parties, OPEN JUMPS available during the week. Special events ...

  • Pottery Piazza

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    (5 miles) Plainville

    Painting fun at The Pottery Piazza with over 1,500 pottery items to choose from, as well as printing, mosaics and clay work! Art doesn't care if you are a beginner or an expert - let's get creating ...

  • Golf Quest Family Fun Center

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    (5 miles) Southington

    A Family Afternoon at Golf Quest Start With a Round of Mini Golf... (by the way, everybody loves to play minigolf, whether you're 5 or 85!) Then take a couple of swings at the Batting Cage! Seven ...

  • Cork and Brew

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    (6 miles) Southington

    Cork & Brew - Soda Making & Kid Soda Making & pizza Birthday Parties.

  • Railroad Museum Of New England

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    (6 miles) Thomaston

    The Naugatuck Railroad's scenic round trip excursions are an entertaining mix of relaxing river valley scenery and our rich transportation history. It’s an exciting and educational experience for ...

  • New Britain Museum of American Art

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    (8 miles) New Britain

    The collections now number approximately 5,000 works of American art: 680 oils, 1,050 drawings (including watercolors and pastels), 860 graphics, 160 sculptures, 25 photographs, and 1,460 ...

  • New Britain Youth Museum

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    (8 miles) New Britain

    The New Britain Youth Museum, founded in 1956, encourages children and families to explore the history and cultures of Connecticut and the world. Come explore with your child!

  • New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park

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    (9 miles) Kensington

    A fascinating and fun family day out as you explore the world around us together, at the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park.

  • CoCo Key

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    (9 miles) Waterbury

    Boasting 40 ft body and raft slides, adventure river, kids' activity pool and huge water play island with more besides.

  • The Mattatuck Museum

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    (9 miles) Waterbury

    The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibits and collections ...

  • Timexpo Museum

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    (9 miles) Waterbury

    It's about TIME for family fun. Timexpo® The Timex Museum tells the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to the 1850's. A Time Tunnel leads to ancient mysteries. Magnificent timepieces, ...

  • Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum

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    (10 miles) Cheshire

    Cartoon fun away from the television! This fun museum has one of the largest collections of cartoon-themed artifacts and toys in the entire country - from Disney to Marvel - kids can check out all ...

  • Splash Pad at Wolcott Park

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    (11 miles) West Hartford

    Great park with a new summer splash pad offering interactive play features. Free!

  • Jump Zone Canton

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    (11 miles) Canton

    Inflatable fun as well as cool arcade games, and a hurricane simulator! A fun experience in Canton, Connecticut.

  • Timber Gyms Open Play

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    (11 miles) Newington

    offers a fun indoor play experience suited to younger children, including a series of cubby style indoor tree houses with ladder access, play pirate ship and plenty more, plus classic bounce house.

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (12 miles) Newington

    Chuck E. Cheese's is a great place to let kids of any age free to run, jump, climb and play on the games, rides and attractions Chuck E. Cheese's has to offer. From the coolest video games and high ...

  • Roaring Brook Nature Center

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    (12 miles) Canton

    We offer a year-round schedule of educational programs for all ages. These programs range from week-long summer experiences to our school-year Discovery Days series for students.

  • Newington Childrens Theatre Company

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    (13 miles) Newington

    Bringing theater to kids - the Children's Theater Company is a non-profit theater that brings fun, culture, entertainment and hands-on programs to kids lives.

  • The Childrens Museum

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    (13 miles) West Hartford

    The Children’s Museum provides rich learning experiences in science and nature for all ages. Exploration of our multi-level museum captures imaginations and develops a sense of curiosity about the ...

  • Rugged Kids

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    (13 miles) Wethersfield

    Teaches children confidence, team work, self-control and self-discipline using a combination of physical mediums and disciplines such as martial arts and non competitive sports.

  • Kids Create

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    (14 miles) Naugatuck

    A creative play place for creative kids of all ages. They can sculpt, paint, create and play with fun and educational toys.

  • Quassy Amusement Park

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    (14 miles) Middlebury

    More than 2 dozen outdoor amusements, rides and attractions ranging from toddler friendly and gentle to frankly terrifying.

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