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Are you looking to splurge on a fun day out at a theme park? There are some great options around Connecticut for families of all ages.

Here are some of our favorites- whether you are looking for a day out with your young kids, seeking thrill rides, want a multi-generational adventure, or to splash around at a waterpark, there is something for everyone!

Sometimes we use sponsored content. This list was not sponsored, and all opinions are always my own. 

Best For Young Kids: The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village

For our young kids, this is hands down our pick for a CT Theme Park. Why? Because everything in this park is actually accessible to them!

  • Splash Pad for young kids? CHECK.
  • Indoor tower climber? YUP.
  • Maze that you have to SLIDE out of? ABSOLUTELY.

Plus, a huge playground and trails with dinosaurs (many of which can be touched and hugged) means that this is about as primary kid friendly as it gets.

Add in some great locations for a picnic lunch, clean family restrooms with baby changing areas, and a generally relaxed atmosphere, and it’s a great day.

Lake Compounce

Photo Credit: Lake Compounce

Best Rides: Lake Compounce

For attraction lovers and thrill seekers, this is Connecticut’s clear winner.

Some of the biggest highlights:

  • Phobia Phear Coaster, the first triple launch rollercoaster in the Northeast!
  • Down Time, an adrenaline packed drop ride.
  • Boulder Dash, which has been voted Best Wooden Rollercoaster in the entire world 5 TIMES!

There are also some attractions geared towards younger kids, which means they’ll have a good time too!

Plus, there’s a great water park to cool off at.

Photo Credit: Quassy

Best for Families with Multiple Generations: Quassy Amusement and Waterpark

Quassy is a great pick if you have a lot of different people in your group- especially if you’re working with multiple ages/generations.

  • Take it easy lounging by Lake Quassapaug or enjoy a boat ride.
  • Young kids will like the “Quassy Zoo” playground and ample kiddie rides
  •  Bigger kids will appreciate rides like “Paratrooper” and “FRANTIC!”
  • Music lovers will like live shows and 3D Fireworks!

It really is a great, crowd-pleasing space for the whole family in the water!

Brownstone Adventure Sports Park

Best Water Park: Brownstone Adventure Park

If an action packed day by the water is what you’re looking for, Brownstone Adventure Park in Portland delivers.

  • Test out your wakeboarding skills on the water
  • Bounce around on inflatable water obstacles
  • Experience the rush of zip lining or cliff jumping
  • Enjoy one of the most extreme ropes swing in New England!

It’s a great all around time for family fun!

A lot of time and effort goes into researching our events and activities. However, it’s definitely also good to check in with the event organizer before you go and do your own research. Things change, sleep deprivation happens- all that good stuff 🤣

Do you have a favorite theme park to visit in Connecticut? We want to hear about it! Comment below or email 

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