Camp By Mama: Winter Break Day Trip Ideas | Stamford Moms
Want to get out of town but don’t feel like booking flight tickets and packing luggage? No problem! Day trips for the whole family can be just as fun and don’t require you to lug your bags. Just a short change of scenery and when all is said and done, you can head back to relax in your own home. Megan Schinella with Camp by MaMa has some exciting and creative options. Your only decision will be, which of these day trips will you embark on first?  Happy travels!

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Owl
252 Flatbush Ave
(718) 737-7017
Though Brooklyn Owl makes clothes, hair clips and more, the company is best known for its iconic sparkly unicorn horns. The unicorn horns come in 4 sizes, lots of colors and were a hit with my girls.

Dreamland Roller Rink
233 37th Street
(844) 765-5758
Every Thursday through Sunday from December – April 21, the 15,000 square-foot indoor roller rink will give visitors the opportunity to participate in a roll-a-rama family skate extravaganza, with skating and dance classes for kids, plus dreamland discoteque.

Jane’s Carousel
Old Dock St
(718) 222-2502
Built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, this beautifully restored carved,
wooden, 48-horse carousel is located in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Manhattan, New York

Color Factory
251 Spring Street
This 20,000 square feet pop up features installations of colors collected around the city, hues that invite curiosity, discovery, and play. Highlights include ombré floating balloons, a walkable infographic leading you to your “secret color”, a palette of colorful treats featuring a custom color ice cream scoop, a unique activity on color and human connection, a luminous dance floor, and Color Factory’s signature ball room.

Empire State Building
20 West 34th Street
The Empire State Building is more than a just a spectacular view. It’s an immersive experience inside a world famous landmark. The building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper with a roof height of 1,250 feet and stands a total of 1,454 feet tall.

Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island
(212) 363-3200
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture in the New York Harbor. Visiting the Statue of Liberty and the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island is a wonderful experience. Just remember to reserve those crown tickets ahead of time.

(Photo c/o Unsplashed)

Mystic, Connecticut

Alice in the Village
27 Coogan Boulevard, #26a
(866) 992-5423
Alice in the Village is a unique and cozy tearoom, store, and event space inspired by the classic Lewis Carrol tale “Alice in Wonderland”. A whimsical wonderland experience for my girls. Make a reservation to enjoy a traditional ‘British Afternoon Tea’ in their Mad
Hatter Tea Room. ‘Afternoon Tea’ is served on a three-tier stand that is filled with tasty goodness.

Fearless Flyers Academy
800 Flanders Rd
(860) 245-4154
Their indoor flying trapeze gym is over 5000 square feet! The gym was custom designed to hold a full size flying trapeze rig, multiple aerial points and trampoline with safety line system. Sign up for a lesson on the famous flying trapeze. What a fun experience this was for us!

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
(860) 572-5955
Explore the depths of our ocean planet like never before as you travel through Mystic Aquarium’s indoor and outdoor exhibits and visit with thousands of creatures from New England’s only beluga whales to the endangered African penguin, rescued seals, to colorful fish and more.

Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Ave
(860) 572-0711
The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seafaring village.

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