Things to do in EAST DURHAM with kids

It’s New York! No, we don’t mean New York City - there’s a whole state out there for kids! As much as New York City is incredible with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and definitely worth a visit, that’s only the beginning!

Did you know that Adirondacks State Park is BIGGER than Glacier, Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone COMBINED? Yep!  How can you go past the iconic Niagara Falls?   Did you think New York had some incredible caverns to explore? Just check out Howe Caverns, Garnet Mine or Secret Caverns - and that’s just the beginning!

There is even water adventures to be had with attractions like Tall Pine River Adventures and family fun adventure in nature with Bear Mountain.  If indoor adventure is what you’re looking for, New York has that too! Chelsea Piers, Funplex Funpark and the world’s tallest indoor ropes course with Palisades Climb Adventure!

Long Island has the white sands, Saratoga has incredible history….mountains, forests, water ways and adventure….all in New York State!

I heart New York indeed!

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  • Kidcity Childrens Museum

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    (6 miles) Middletown

    Imaginative play in Connecticut for kids up to 7 years with handmade, one of a kind exhibits that encourage creativity, exploration and imagination!

  • Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park

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    (7 miles) Portland

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

  • Prime Climb Indoor Rock Climbing

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    (8 miles) Wallingford

    Our mission is for folks of all ages to discover the fun and fitness benefits of climbing year-round in a safe, comfortable, and friendly state of the art indoor setting.

  • Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum

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    (12 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 ...

  • Bounce U of North Branford

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    (12 miles) Stratford

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

  • Dinosaur State Park

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    (12 miles) Rocky Hill

    We are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

  • Timber Gyms Open Play

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    (12 miles) Newington

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

  • Brooksvale Park

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    (12 miles) Hamden

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

  • New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park

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    (12 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.

  • Gillette Castle

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    (14 miles) East Haddam

    It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.

  • New Britain Museum of American Art

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    (14 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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    (14 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!

  • Romp n Roll Wethersfield

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    (14 miles) 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.

  • Golf Quest Family Fun Center

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    (14 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 ...

  • Rugged Kids

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    (15 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.

  • Captain Bobs Thimble Island Tours

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    (15 miles) 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 ...

  • Monkey Joes

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    (15 miles) 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 ...

  • Bounce Fun Center

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    (16 miles) Clinton

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

  • Pottery Piazza

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    (16 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 ...

  • Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

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    (17 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!

  • Newington Childrens Theatre Company

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    (17 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.

  • Peabody Museum of Natural History

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    (17 miles) New Haven

    From Egyptian mummies to saber-toothed cats to the once mighty dinosaurs — you can find it all at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History!

  • Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

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    (17 miles) Essex

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

  • Jump n Jammin Inflatable Party Gym

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    (17 miles) Bristol

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

  • Central Rock Gym Glastonbury

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    (17 miles) Glastonbury

    Indoor and outdoor rock climbing for all ages, but with special classes and camps just for kids! A great activity for the active family in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

  • Wolcott Park and Spray Pad

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    (18 miles) West Hartford

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

  • Launch Trampoline Park

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    (18 miles) Hartford

    Over 15,000 sq. feet of connected trampolines for those active kids in Hartford, CT! With sports, Toddler Time, and more!

  • Connecticut River Museum

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    (18 miles) Essex

    Where the River comes to life. Located on the waterfront in historic Essex, the Connecticut River Museum is the perfect place to explore the heritage and experience the wonders of New England’s ...

  • Art Plus Studio

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    (18 miles) New Haven

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

  • Timexpo Museum

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    (18 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, ...

  • RecPlex Park and Spray Park

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    (19 miles) Colchester

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

  • Bushnell Park Carousel

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    (19 miles) 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 ...

  • Imagine Nation Museum

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    (19 miles) 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 ...

  • The Mattatuck Museum

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    (19 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 ...

  • Connecticut Science Center

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    (20 miles) Hartford

    Over 165 hands-on exhibits, programs, and endless exploration for the whole family at this Connecticut Science Center in Hartford! Learning AND fun for kids!