Transport Attractions in Connecticut with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Constitution State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Connecticut!

Connecticut has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Connecticut

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo…off we go!

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  • Railroad Museum Of New England

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    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 ...

  • Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

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    Essex

    Steam train and riverboat adventures in Connecticut perfect for the whole family! Dinner train trips also

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  • 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.

  • Flanders Nature Center

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    Woodbury

    Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust promotes the understanding and appreciation of nature, and supports the conservation, preservation and management of the natural resources. We offer a broad range ...

  • New Canaan Nature Center

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    New Canaan

    The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

  • Roaring Brook Nature Center

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    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.

  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

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    Mystic

    We are a combination wildlife sanctuary, visitor attraction and educational facility. The Center features all-new exhibits highlighting the habitats and wildlife of southeastern Connecticut, as well ...

  • Brooksvale Park

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    Hamden

    The entire family can enjoy of all sorts of outdoor adventures. Playground & Swings, hiking, sledding, Softball Fields, and an animal petting zoo.

  • Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

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    Ansonia

    An outstanding adventure playscape for younger children in Connecticut, with butterfly and hummingbird gardens, nature trails, and real life animals!

  • Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park

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    Portland

    More than just a park in Portland, with activities like cliff jumping, rock climbing, zip lines, kayaking, and even diving!

  • Wolcott Park and Spray Pad

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    West Hartford

    Great park with a new summer splash pad offering interactive play features in New Hartford...and it's FREE!

  • RecPlex Park and Spray Park

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    Colchester

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

  • White Memorial Conservation Center

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    Litchfield

    A fascinating education center and nature museum set within 4,000 acres of Connecticut hills.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...