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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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  • Brooklyn Wild Parrot Safari

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    (102 miles) Brooklyn

    Find out what on earth wild parrots are doing in Brooklyn? Join Steve Baldwin on his scheduled tour of Brooklyn where you can find out all you ever wanted to know about Brooklyn's parrot population.

  • Puppetworks

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    (101 miles) Brooklyn

    Puppetworks has been a holiday tradition at Macys (Herald Square) since Macys built a puppet theatre especially for Puppetworks.

  • Gazillion Bubble Show

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    (97 miles) New York City

    Will amaze your whole family with Step into an interactive bubble world and be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.

  • Cork and Brew

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    (15 miles) Southington

    Cork & Brew - Soda Making & Kid Soda Making & pizza Birthday Parties.

  • Newington Childrens Theatre Company

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    (3 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.

  • Nashua Public Library

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    (93 miles) Nashua

    Nashua Public Library has for the little ones The Children's Room. Kids can enjoy Storytimes Featuring Puppet Shows. Filtered internet, board games, toys, puzzles and computer games make the Library ...

  • The Fairy Tale Festival

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    (94 miles) Nashua

    The Head Fairy’s Realm opens for 3 hours, on the 3rd Saturday of July, every year here and this year we are celebrating our 13th year of promoting literacy. With over 45 FREE activities and even ...

  • Astroland

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    (106 miles) Brooklyn

    Immerse yourself in that real Coney Island experience with that ocean air, smell of hot dogs, and those screams from all the thrill rides! Family fun for all ages in New York State!

  • Luna park at Coney Island

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    (106 miles) Brooklyn

    Boardwalks, beaches, rides....iconic Coney Island has something for the entire family!

  • Adventureland of Narragansett

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    (66 miles) Narragansett

    Charming and enchanting family fun in Rhode Island with this amusement park - great for all ages!

  • Quassy Amusement Park

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    (29 miles) Middlebury

    More than 2 dozen outdoor amusements, rides and attractions ranging from toddler friendly and gentle to frankly terrifying.

  • Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

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    (14 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!

  • Six Flags New England

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    (19 miles) 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 ...

  • 5-WITS

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    (76 miles) Foxboro

    Mind bending adventure with live action entertainment at 5-Wits. A fully immersive experience with adventure and challenges in Massachusetts!

  • Splish Splash

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    (58 miles) Riverhead

    Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like ...

  • Ocean Beach Park Pool

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    (44 miles) New London

    Beach plus lido with water slide and splash pad, plus mini golf, fairground and arcade!

  • Water Wizz of Westerly

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    (55 miles) Westerly

    Make a SPLAH at this Rhode Island water park, with giant water slides, tunnels, and spills for all ages!

  • Yawgoo Valley Water Park

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    (62 miles) Exeter

    Enjoy three pools, two water slides and rock climbing wall. The park also offers snow tubing on winter.

  • Splash Away Bay

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    (29 miles) Middlebury

    Within Quassy Amusements, the Bay features water play for all ages on a massive scale, plus splash pads and beach.

  • CoCo Key

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    (21 miles) Waterbury

    Boasting 40 ft body and raft slides, adventure river, kids' activity pool and huge water play island with more besides.

  • Splashdown Beach

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    (65 miles) Fishkill

    Waterpark fun in New York, great for all ages - especially those little ones! Amazing family fun for your day out to cool you down!

  • RecPlex Spray Park

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    (21 miles) Colchester

    Offers a great splash pad, skate park, 3 playgrounds and sports facilities plus wide open spaces for play.

  • Splash Pad at Wolcott Park

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    (4 miles) West Hartford

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

  • Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides

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    (52 miles) Douglas

    Everyone will enjoy swimming in crystal-clear Whitins Reservoir, riding our (3) 300'waterslides (all with unlimited rides!), or just relaxing in our clean well-groomed grounds.

  • New York Aquarium

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    (106 miles) Coney Island

    With exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals, the Aquarium offers diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned scientific expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that people ...

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