Transport Attractions in NEW HAVEN 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 New Haven, Connecticut!

New Haven 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 New Haven

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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    (26 miles) 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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    (27 miles) Essex

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

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (73 miles) Jersey City

    Home to an exhilarating indoor, electric go-karting multi-track experience for adults and children. Plus video and virtual games arcade.

  • Tri State Speedway

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    (74 miles) Dudley

    A multi-level indoor family entertainment center. We offer indoor high speed go karting, mini golf, billiards, arcade, bowlingo, bumper cars, play structure, and more!

  • Berkshire Scenic Railway and Museum

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    (74 miles) Lenox

    On weekends and holidays (Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in October) the Museum offers two ninety minute round trip excursions from Lenox Station to Stockbridge and a forty-five minute ...

  • Seekonk Grand Prix

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    (89 miles) Seekonk

    The whole family can get in on the karting action here, from the Kids' Track and Bumper Cars to family racing and the terrifying Slick Track!

  • PlayTown Express

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    (99 miles) Southborough

    Offers state-of-the-art equipment suitable for children 0-9 years of age, including a bouncy train and a tiny town they can drive around!

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  • Captain Bobs Thimble Island Tours

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    (10 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 ...

  • Captains Cove Seaport

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    (18 miles) 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 ...

  • Sheffield Island Lighthouse tour

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    (29 miles) 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!

  • Mystic Whaler Cruises

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    (43 miles) 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.

  • United Nations

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    (66 miles) Manhattan

    Tour starts with a brief overview of the Organization and its structure, with the main part consisting of a visit to the primary council chambers. Multi media exhibits and photographic displays help ...

  • Radio City Music Hall Tour

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    (67 miles) Manhattan

    Go behind the scenes at the largest indoor theater in the world, right in New York City!

  • On Location Tours

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    (67 miles) New York City

    Go behind the scenes of your favorite tv shows and movies! This is a bus tour with plenty of outdoor stops, and even includes some tasty treats along the way.

  • NBC Experience Store and Studio Tour

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    (67 miles) Manhattan

    Offers walking tours behind the scenes of NBC's New York studios and of New York's most recognizable landmark, Rockefeller Center.

  • New York Talks and Walks

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    (67 miles) NYC

    Provides a uniquely entertaining and educational site-seeing perspective on the Big Apple. Dr. Schoenberg and his entourage of NYC experts offer over 100 different tours including 7 specifically for ...

  • Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

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    (68 miles) New York City

    A food-tastic tour through the streets of Brooklyn taking you to the city's best pizzerias! A food frenzie on your family day out in New York City!

  • Bike and Roll NYC

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    (68 miles) New York City

    Tours and rentals to see New York City in style - and by bicycle! Great guided tours for those wanting to learn more about this great city!

  • Bike Rental Central Park

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    (68 miles) New York

    Explore Central Park in style with this bike rental company, offering rentals AND tours!

  • Liberty Helicopters

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    (70 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight while flying past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and many more of New York City's most captivating sights. Fun for the whole family and ...

  • Circle Line Cruises

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    (70 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the grandeur of New York in style with these cruise tours, with magnificent views of the world's best skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.

  • The Old Colony and Newport Scenic Railroad

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    (84 miles) Newport

    Sit Back, relax and enjoy the salt air breeze as you travel along the cozy west shore of Aquidneck island (Newport RI) in an open platform coach built 1904 or an 1884 parlor car.

  • Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

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    (7 miles) Ansonia

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

  • Brooksvale Park

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    (10 miles) Hamden

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

  • Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park

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    (24 miles) Portland

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

  • Flanders Nature Center

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    (25 miles) 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 ...

  • Wolcott Park and Spray Pad

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    (31 miles) West Hartford

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

  • New Canaan Nature Center

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    (32 miles) 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.

  • White Memorial Conservation Center

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    (32 miles) Litchfield

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

  • RecPlex Park and Spray Park

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    (36 miles) Colchester

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

  • Roaring Brook Nature Center

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    (37 miles) 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.

  • Greenburgh Nature Center

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    (50 miles) Scarsdale

    A relaxing and nature filled day out for the kids on this 33-acre nature preserve with trails, animals and indoor environmental education center.

  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

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    (51 miles) 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 ...

  • Sprain Ridge Park

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    (52 miles) Yonkers

    The Park’s 278-acres include a swimming pool complex, arboretum and 2 picnic areas. The remainder of the park is heavily wooded with a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails fairly well spread ...

  • Bear Mountain State Park

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    (55 miles) Tomkins Cove

    A great New York state park with hiking, biking, and ski trails. With a zoo, museum, ice skating and swimming, it makes for a very fun family day out!