5 Winter Break Day Trip Ideas! - Stamford Moms

Trying to find activities that will keep everyone entertained during the holiday break? A day trip is the perfect way to keep from hearing, “I’m bored” on repeat! Scroll down for five options!

Head to the Mystic Seaport Museum

75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT
Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Grounds close 5 p.m.
Timed admission is not required.

My family was so excited to discover this gem! Enjoy the sprawling grounds along the Mystic River including a children’s museum featuring a hands-on environment for children and their parents b playing in an indoor boat, toy and game area. There is also an outdoor playscape, planetarium, working shipyard, 500+ historic watercraft and more!

Tips: Buy a Mystic Pass Card, the joint Mystic Seaport Museum and Mystic Aquarium ticket! Enjoy lunch next door or head into town!

Learn more here!

Check out the American Lantern Festivals at Lyman Orchard

32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT
Open Daily, December 15 – January 30, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last entry).
Tickets will be sold online only in hour time-slots.

The American Lantern Festival Inc. is bringing hand-crafted life-like masterpieces to deliver an awe-inspiring experience for all ages. This is a walking event and tells a captivating, family-friendly story along a half-mile Lantern Pathway.

Learn more here!

Visit the Animals at Silvermans Farm

451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT
Open Daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. until December 31.
There is an admission fee upon arrival.

My family loves to visit Silverman’s animal farm to pet and feed the llamas, alpacas, sheep, goats, deer, and more. Plus, we love stopping in the store for donuts, pies and more.

Learn more here!

Take on the It Adventure Rope Course

Jordan’s Furniture, 40 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT
Schedule available here.

Experience the world’s largest indoor ropes course, featuring four adrenaline-pumping levels of fun and adventure! Over 100 activities to take advantage of and explore.

Learn more here!

Have fun at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort

99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield, Connecticut
Schedule available here.

The Kid’s Snow Zone is a snow play area with mini-tubing. Other activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowbiking and snow tubing.

Learn more here!

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