Arts and Crafts in Connecticut with kids

Who’s ready to have an ART attack! Arts & Crafts are such a great way for kids to get creative and express themselves, and in Connecticut there are certainly plenty of places ready to help them!

The Constitution State is filled with painting studios, pottery workshops and other artistic activities which are perfectly suited for those younger art lovers. It’s a great way for kids to get their hands messy, and just have a great time with the family making something special.

Whether kids want to paint, sketch, draw, mould, glue, cut or shape…Connecticut is FILLED with creative places for them to let their inner Picasso shine through!

Some places offer lessons which are great for them to learn the basic techniques, and other places offer pre-made pottery items so they can get straight to painting. 

Let Connecticut inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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  • Art Plus Studio

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    New Haven

    Family fun every other weekend where you can spend quality time with your kids painting, eating and discovering your inner Picasso!

  • Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio

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    Stamford

    A creative and fun art experience in Stamford, Connecticut where both kids and parents can learn the art of pottery.

  • Pottery Piazza

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    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 ...

  • JumpingClay USA

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    Enfield

    Craft fun in Connecticut with programs and clay activities for those creative little ones (and adults!) A crafty family day out for all!

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  • Quassy Amusement Park

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    Middlebury

    More than 2 dozen outdoor amusements, rides and attractions ranging from toddler friendly and gentle to frankly terrifying. Great family fun in Connecticut!

  • Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

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    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!

  • The Maritime Aquarium

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    Norwalk

    The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium ...

  • Mystic Aquarium

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    Mystic

    Explore the ocean without every getting wet! Amazing encounters, from the splash of a beluga whale, to being nose to nose with a penguin - a family fun aquarium experience in Connecticut.

  • Action Wildlife Park

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    Goshen

    A leisurely walk through amazing animals from all around the world, a petting zoo, and even wagon rides, all waiting at this family friendly wildlife center in Connecticut. Lots of animal fun!

  • Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

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    Bridgeport

    Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.

  • Sheffield Island Lighthouse tour

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    Norwalk

    Just a short boat ride away is the beautiful lighthouse showcasing lift for a 19th century light keeper, as well as stunning scenery and curious wildlife!

  • Captain Bobs Thimble Island Tours

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    Stony Creek

    Since the 1950's generations of families have returned each summer to Stony Creek for a relaxing boat ride around the Thimble Islands. Whether it's your first ride or your umpteenth ride, each ride ...

  • Captains Cove Seaport

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    Bridgeport

    Since 1982, Captain’s Cove Seaport has grown from a vacant lot and a handful of slips to one of Connecticut’s premier tourist attractions and seaport complexes. Located on Historic Black Rock ...

  • Mystic Whaler Cruises

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    New London

    One of a kind Tall Ship adventure to be had - from lunch cruises to 5 day cruises. Beautiful sailing tours around the Connecticut coast.

  • R and B Sportsworld

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    Winsted

    This well heated & air conditioned facility offers state of the art Jugs Pro-Range Batting Cages offering all speeds of soft & hardball pitching. You select the speed & height of the ...

  • Bounce Town

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    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!

  • Bright Spot Children's Playplace

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    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.

  • Andies Bounce Barn

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    Seymour

    A bounce-tastic farmyard themed indoor play and bounce facility for those bouncing, active kids from 2 years to 10 years.

  • Jump n Jammin Inflatable Party Gym

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    Bristol

    Over 18,000 sq" of indoor/outdoor space with weekday open jumps, family fun, great planned activities and games room!

  • Bounce U of North Branford

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    Stratford

    Bouncing everywhere! BounceU specialize in children's birthday parties, as well as fun open bouncing play!

  • Jump Zone Canton

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    Canton

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

  • Tot Town Party and Play

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    Brookfield

    Parent Supervised indoor playground and party center.

  • Bounce Fun Center

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    Clinton

    offers a range of inflatable slides, obstacle courses and classic bounce houses for all ages to play on plus video game arcade.

  • Monkey Joes

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    Hamden

    Come and join us at monkey Joe's Connecticut's newest family fun Center. Ideal for children 2 years old to 12 years old. Monkey Joe's is an indoor inflatable fun and exciting party and play center ...

  • Timber Gyms Open Play

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    Newington

    A fun indoor play experience suited to younger children, including cubby style indoor tree houses, a play pirate ship and classic bounce houses!

  • Romp n Roll Wethersfield

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    Weathersfield

    Classes for those active and creative kids, from dance, art, cooking music and of course gym! Designed for those little ones 3 months to 5 years.

  • The Military Musuem Of Southern New England

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    Danbury

    We currently display a vivid cross section of 20th century American military history. Many of our vehicles are extremely rare, often the only example in the western hemisphere! The museum staff is ...

  • Timexpo Museum

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    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, ...

  • Danbury Railway Museum

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    Danbury

    The Museum, located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, offers railroad history, tours, train rides, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and ...

  • The Mattatuck Museum

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    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 ...

  • The Barnum Museum

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    Bridgeport

    On January 1, 1842, P.T. Barnum opened his first museum on lower Broadway in New York City. Almost 166 years later, The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut carries on the extraordinary legacy of ...

  • The Bruce Museum

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    Greenwich

    The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences.

  • Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium

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    Bridgeport

    With three floors of hands-on fun with science, and daily Planetarium shows all included with admission, this family friendly discovery museum is great for those active kids who just love learning!

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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    Norwalk

    Lots of hands on and fun learning for children under 10 years in this entertaining museum in Connecticut!

  • Lutz Childrens Museum

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    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, ...