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Rainy, hot, cold- if you need an indoor adventure, try one of these family fun places!

Head to the Library:

Connecticut Libraries offer so much more than books. Avon Free Public Library is basically a children’s museum. Wallingford Library offers a whole space full of hands-on activities.  Richmond Library in Marlborough offers sensory bins for check out and a whole room full of fun family activities. 

Plus- there are literally hundreds of programs going on all fall long.

Whichever one you choose, it is your source for free family fun. Also, don’t forget to check out your library calendar for events happening near you. 

Take your kids to an Indoor Playground:

For younger kids, Romp N Roll and My Gym are both great options. Older kids will love the Indoor Ropes Course at Jordan’s Furniture or Urban Air.  

Check out Connecticut History:

Visit the Carousel Museum to ride on an indoor carousel and get hands on with a number of kid friendly activities. The Connecticut Historical Society also offers a number of family fun activities in their new Inspire Center.  Mystic Seaport and the New England Air Museum are also super kid friendly and so much fun!

Connecticut Science Center:

If you’re craving hands on fun for all ages, what better place to go than the Connecticut Science Center? Our kids absolutely love the KidSpace area (Pro Tip: bring extra clothes because you will get SOAKED). Daydream about escaping to a tropical paradise in the Butterfly Garden, blast off to outer space, or go on a Rainforest adventure- the choice is yours! 

Visit a Children’s Museum or Summer at the Museum Stop:

Here in Connecticut, we have so many amazing Museums! From KidCity in Middletown to KidsPlay in Torrington, there’s something for kids of all ages. Other favorites include:

We also have tons of family fun with the 2023 Summer at the Museum Program- stay cool and enjoy some CT History!

Restaurant Playplaces:

Flash Back to the ‘90s by visiting one of the remaining PlayPlaces at McDonalds or at Chick-Fil-A. Pro tip: call ahead to make sure the Play Place is actually open. 

Trampoline Park:

So much fun for everyone! Visit FunCity in New Britain to jump the day away. Fun In Middletown is another great option for kids of all ages, featuring areas for babies to grown ups. Other CT Favorites include: 

Virtual Reality:

You really have to try this to understand it- and we promise, it is well worth the trip. Xperiment Virtual Reality in Trumbull and Orange offers incredible experiences for kids age 7+ and adults of all ages. The Vault Virtual Reality Center in Seymour is another great pick. 

Indoor Swimming:

Our kids love to go swimming and it is a great way to get all those wiggles out. Check your local town pool, YMCA or Rec Center for times. Many of these places offer inexpensive day passes for nonmembers to enjoy the water. Plus, some have after school programs! 

Rock Climbing:

If your kids are climbing the walls at home, take them to a rock climbing gym! There are so many fun places to blow off some steam:

Go Bowling:

It’s a blast to the past, but still so much fun! Hit the lanes and have some fun. Some of our favorite spots:

Lazer Tag:

Another great way to blow off some steam. Try lazer tag at:

Head to an Arcade:

Arcades have so many fun activities.

  • Nomads Adventure Quest South Windsor
  • Sonny’s Place in Somers
  • Dave and Busters, Manchester

Test your Wits at an Escape Room

Make a Fun Snack Board


What do you like to do for fun in the rain? Let us know below, or email [email protected] with suggestions! 

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