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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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  • Hartford Base Ball Grounds at Colt Meadows

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    (3 miles)Hartford

    Civil War era base ball games. Family-friendly with FREE admission and FREE parking! Watch the game as it was meant to be played. 19th century rules, customs, costumes and equipment. Kids activities ...

  • Connecticut Science Center

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    (3 miles)Hartford

    offers over 140 largely interactive exhibits spread over 4 floors, with both permanent and regularly varying exhibitions designed to appeal to kids, plus 3D theatre.

  • Launch Trampoline Park

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    (3 miles)Hartford

    Check out a place where we actually ENCOURAGE you to bounce off the walls! With over 10,000 sq. feet of connected trampolines forming one GIANT jumping surface and angled trampoline walls to bounce ...

  • Central Rock Gym Glastonbury

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    (3 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.

  • The Fire Museum

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    (4 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 ...

  • The Mark Twain House

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    (5 miles)Hartford

    A fascinating look at the history of Mark Twain, and where he used to spend some of his days. It's a great way to excite kids about history and one of the most influential novelists of all time. A ...

  • Nomads Adventure Quest

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    (5 miles)South Windsor

    Ready? Laser tag, black light mini golf, climbing wall, mini bowling, bumper cars, ten bounce houses, a three level soft play area, over 50 arcade machines, billiards and basketball!!!

  • Lutz Childrens Museum

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    (5 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, ...

  • Newington Childrens Theatre Company

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    (6 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.

  • Rugged Kids

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    (6 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.

  • The Childrens Museum

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    (6 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 ...

  • Bounce Town

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    (7 miles)South Windsor

    Massive play area with five giant inflatable bounce houses in differing themes, including a super obstacle course they can race their friends through. Also has two dedicated party rooms and offers ...

  • Splash Pad at Wolcott Park

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    (7 miles)West Hartford

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

  • Dinosaur State Park

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    (8 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.

  • Bright Spot Children's Playplace

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    (8 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.

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (8 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 ...

  • Fish Family Farm

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    (9 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 ...

  • Ron A Roll Indoor Skating Center

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    (9 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 ...

  • Ron-A-Roll

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    (9 miles)Vernon

    Ron-A-Roll "Indoor Roller Skating Center". Come and enjoy the wholesome family atmosphere, 14,040 square foot beach wood skating surface. High quality precision roller skates available for rental.

  • Timber Gyms Open Play

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    (10 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.

  • The Connecticut Trolley Museum

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    (10 miles)East Windsor

    The Connecticut Trolley Museum invites you to take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday.

  • New Britain Youth Museum

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    (11 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 Museum of American Art

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    (11 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 England Air Museum

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    (12 miles)Windsor locks

    For some Family Fun, bring your kids to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT, a ninety minute drive from Boston and only twenty minutes from Hartford CT.

  • 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.

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