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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.
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 between double-headers.
Hartford
At The Mark Twain House, we want to make museums fun for kids and adults. A great way to get children excited about visiting The Mark Twain House & Museum is to better acquaint them with Mark Twain and his family.
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 off of, Launch will get your whole family off the co...
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 natural world.
Newington
NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, home of Newington Children's Theatre Company, CT's longest operating nonprofit children's theatre, provides quality, affordable entertainment and hands-on educational programs in the performing arts to children and young...
West Hartford
Great park with a new summer splash pad offering interactive play features. Free!
Rugged Kids
(5 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.
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!!!
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 tech simulator rides to our Skytubes attraction and ...
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 hundreds of fine examples of early American craftsmanship ...
Bounce Town
(8 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 several party options.
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.
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, programs, and experiences.
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.
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
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 illustrations.
East Windsor
The Connecticut Trolley Museum invites you to take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday.
Kensington
The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park appeals to children and adults. This family museum and nature center provides a unique opportunity to explore the world around us.
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.
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.
Canton
Here at the Jump Zone we offer safe, fun, supervised play. We have an arcade, family games, and inflatables. Our staff is also CPR and First Aid Certified. We also offer after school programs, a drop and shop, party rooms, and open play! Come see all...
Pottery Piazza
(11 Miles)
Plainville
There is a vast array of mediums and over 1,500 pottery items to choose from plus clay work, mosaics and printing. No experience necessary, friendly assistance on hand if required.
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 being bottled and then taste a scoop of homemade ic...
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.
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 go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Ron-A-Roll
(12 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.
Flamig Farm
(12 Miles)
West Simsbury
At our Farm Animal Zoo here at Flamig Farm we have a cast of characters to entertain everyone, from young to old! From bunnies to draft horses, piglets, llamas, peacocks and happy egg laying chickens.
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 offered: Family Fun Nights, Drop & Shop, New Year's...
Andover
Hunting, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, birding, and horseback riding are popular activities here, plus cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing seasonally.
Portland
Activities include Swimming, Wakeboarding, Cliff Jumping, Zip Lines, Rock Climbing, Land-based Obstacle Courses, Scuba Diving and Kayaking.
Middletown
The mission of Kidcity Children's Museum is to celebrate a child's natural curiosity by offering a downtown hands-on playspace where children ages 1 through 8 come with parents and other significant adults to learn through play.
Bristol
Whether it's chills or thrills that make you happy, Lake Compounce has the best of both, and then some! Play all day on rides like Boulder Dash, Zoomerang and Thunder n' Lightning. Chill near the lake in Anchor Bay, Clipper Cove and Mammoth Falls.
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 of a visit to the Carousel Museum and the Bushnell ...
Cork and Brew
(16 Miles)
Southington
Cork & Brew - Soda Making & Kid Soda Making & pizza Birthday Parties.
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 children to explore and experiment. They'll learn ...
East hampton
Defensive Edge Martial Arts is in East Hampton, Ct, dedicated to making your Martial Arts experience enjoyable and satisfying. Teaching martial arts, self defense and fitness to men, woman and children of all ages. Serving East Hampton, Marlborough,...
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 batting cages...If you are at our Southington facil...
Sonnys Place
(18 Miles)
Somers
Sonny's Place is perfect place for the whole family to visit, have fun and relax. We offer miniature golf, an arcade, mini bowling, go karts, climbing wall, monkey motion, driving range, batting cages, a restaurant with food off the grill and ice cre...
Agawam
Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age.
Cheshire
Houses one of the largest collections of cartoon-themed toys and artifacts in the US. Every item that has played a part in an American childhood is here, from fast food toys to Disney displays. We even have an eight foot tall Hulk for a unique photo ...
Colchester
Offers a great splash pad, skate park, 3 playgrounds and sports facilities plus wide open spaces for play.
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 riders of all ages!
Lebanon
Enjoy a campsite on our ten-acre, spring fed lake, and join the activities in our large recreation hall or at the lake. All campsites are appropriately equipped and the lake is well stocked with fish.
CoCo Key
(22 Miles)
Waterbury
Boasting 40 ft body and raft slides, adventure river, kids' activity pool and huge water play island with more besides.
Storrs
The Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are home to the University of Connecticut's Anthropological Collections and repre- sents the single largest repository of Connecticut Native American, colonial and industrial artifacts ...
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 pitch. Also, Phazerball & Battleball is a perfect...
Springfield
The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.
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.
Springfield
The Hoop Hall features interactive and historic exhibits about every aspect of the game.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Hartford with kids

1

Launch Trampoline Park

(3 Miles) Indoor Play in Hartford

2

Bounce Town

(12 Miles) Indoor Play in South Windsor

3

Timber Gyms Open Play

(13 Miles) Indoor Play in Newington

4

Bright Spot Children's Playplace

(18 Miles) Indoor Play in Vernon

5

Action Wildlife Park

(49 Miles) Zoos in Goshen

6

Nomads Adventure Quest

(9 Miles) Kids Fun in South Windsor

7

Sonnys Place

(30 Miles) Kids Fun in Somers

8

Kids Create

(45 Miles) Kids Fun in Naugatuck

9

Jump n Jammin Inflatable Party Gym

(21 Miles) Indoor Play in Bristol

10

Prime Climb Indoor Rock Climbing

(37 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Wallingford

Fun places to visit in Hartford with kids

Connecticut is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Connecticut's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Connecticut with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Connecticut - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look below, lots of the best things to do with children in CT