7 Winter Day Trip Ideas! - Stamford Moms

Looking for quick and easy suggestions for a day out of town with the kids this winter? Scroll down for our 7 picks!

Big Apple Circus

January 14 – January 31 at Lincoln Center
Big Apple Circus returns to New York City’s Lincoln Center this fall, putting a modern twist on a beloved classic and performing throughout the holidays and into the New Year. This all-new production will feature Guinness world record holder, daredevil, Nik Wallenda and his fearless family of highwire walkers.
Get tickets here!

Lyman Orchards

32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT
Visit the American Lantern Festival until January 31. The show takes you along a 1/2 mile walking path surrounded by larger-than-life, exotic creatures – even dinosaurs!
Get tickets here!
Go-ating Out with Bradley Mountain Farms, January 15 & 23, February 12 & 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Take an outside stroll with a little goat on a course of hay bales, relax and snuggle, and make great memories! 15 minute sessions include 1 bag of goat treats for each participant. Enjoy an apple cider doughnut after your playdate, 10% discount on Make N Take Goat Milk Soap.
Get tickets here!

Mystic Aquarium and Old Mistick Village

Visit Mystic Aquarium… featuring both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The Jurassic Giants exhibit to explore the age of dinosaurs! The exhibit features giant animatronic dinosaurs, enjoy two 4D theaters, and visit with frogs and reptiles!
Advance purchase your online timed-tickets here!
After visiting the aquarium, explore the unique shops, restaurants and pet friendly open air Old Mistick Village.
Learn more here!

Go Tubing

Campgaw Mountain
Mahwah, NJ
about 55 min from Stamford

Catamount Mountain Resort
Hillsdale, NY
about 1 hour, 55 min from Stamford

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
Cornwall, CT
about 1 hour, 40 min from Stamford

Mount Peter Ski Area
Warwick, NY
about 1 hour, 15 min from Stamford

Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
Middlefield, CT
about 1 hour, 10 min from Stamford

Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
Bring your youngest scientists to Wobbly World, a new gallery where guests age 5 and under can explore balance and motion—and make new friends. We have planetarium shows for all ages, including a new laser show, in the biggest planetarium in America. PAW Patrol fans can play in PAW Patrol: Adventure Play and animal lovers can enjoy bonus live shows featuring some very wild guests in the J.D. Williams 3D Science Theater.
Learn more here!

Sloomoo Institute

475 Broadway, New York, NY
A sensory haven centered around slime, Sloomoo Institute is an artistic universe made to intrigue, delight, and evoke your inner child. Slime inspires wonder and joy, regardless of age.
Learn more here!

Bumper Cars on Ice in Bryant Park

Bryant Park, New Your, NY
Bump, slide, and spin on The Rink from January 14 – February 28.
Learn more here!

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