Spring break is HERE. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids, read on.
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!
They’re also offering some extra special programs and are open daily during April Break!
Head to the Park:
Hang Out at the Library:
Connecticut Libraries offer so much more than books: and many are offering some incredible programming for April Break. 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.
Whichever one you choose, it is your source for free family fun. Also, don’t forget to check out your library calendar or our events calendar for events happening near you.
Take your kids to an Indoor Playground:
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. Mystic Seaport is great to learn about maritime history. The Connecticut Historical Society also offers a number of family fun activities in their new Inspire Center. Want to go way back in time? Visit Dinosaur State Park and travel to the prehistoric era.
Don’t forget to check your local library for free passes!
See a Yard Goats Game:
Baseball is back- but going to a Yard Goats game is so much more than just watching baseball! Make friends, attend a special event, eat some great foot- it’s a fun family outing for all ages!
Visit a Children’s Museum:
Here in Connecticut, we have so many amazing Kids Museums! From KidCity in Middletown to KidsPlay in Torrington, there’s something for kids of all ages. Other favorites include:
- Lutz Museum in Manchester
- Stepping Stones in Norwalk
- Discovery Museum in Bridgeport
- Niantic Children’s Museum in Niantic
- The Children’s Museum in West Hartford
- Ever Wonder Children’s Museum in Newtown
- New Britain Youth Museum in New Britain
Head to a Local Farm:
Farm season starts early in CT! Enjoy ice cream and walk amongst the animals at the UConn Dairy Bar or grab some cheese at Arethusa Farms. Visit the animals at Northwest Park in Windsor, or Pick Your Own Daffodils at Halfinger Farms.
Trampoline or Bounce 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:
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.
Stop and Smell the Flowers:
Pick your own season has started early with Pick Your Own Daffodils at Halfinger Farms. The Spring Garden at Colorblends in Bridgeport has gorgeous flowers for everyone. Elizabeth Park in Hartford is starting to bloom. Denison Homestead Museum has bunches of daffodils, and the town of Essex is hosting Daffy Days. Wherever you go, the flowers are bright and beautiful!
Spring Break got you dreaming of summertime? 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.
Think Earth Day:
Connecticut has tons of Earth Day events and things to do- check out our round up of Earth Day Activities here.