Children’s Activities for Holiday Break! | Stamford Moms

With more than a week off from school coming up, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to keep the kids entertained for all that time! No one wants to hear “I’m bored” 40 times a day! Below you’ll find a list of events and activities to help you plan out the 11 day break and keep everyone happy!

The Ferguson Library

Popcorn and a Movie
Wednesday, December 26 at 1:30 p.m.
South End Branch
The Black Candle – A landmark documentary film that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience. Narrated by world-renowned poet Maya Angelou, it’s an inspirational story about the struggle and triumph of family, community, and culture. Not rated. 71 minutes. All ages.

Investigate @ the Library
Wednesday, December 26 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building
Lower Level Program Room
Sharpen your detective skills and see if you can solve a mystery in the library! Grades 5 to 8. Registration required. Register here!

Noon Year’s Eve Party
Thursday, December 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
South End Branch
Children and their families are invited to a celebration counting down to the New Year without staying up late! Enjoy stories, crafts, music, and dancing, concluding with a balloon drop.

Winter Break Crafternoon
Thursday, December 27 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building
Third Floor Auditorium
Story and an art project. Grades K to 5. Registration required. Register here!

Friday Flick
Friday, December 28 at 2 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building
Third Floor Auditorium
Incredibles 2 – Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Rated PG, 118 minutes. Ages 7 and up.

Animal Embassy
Saturday, December 29 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building
Third Floor Auditorium
Join Animal Embassy and explore the many ways that different animals prepare for the challenges of winter. Animal Ambassadors include a rabbit, an African bullfrog, South American chinchillas, an axolotl, a duck and more. Ages 4 and up.

Noon Year’s Eve Party
Monday, Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m.
Main Library, DiMattia Building
Third Floor Auditorium
It can be tough to make it all the way till midnight, so ring in the New Year with us a few hours early! Ages 3 to 8. Families welcome!


TGA Premier Golf Camp – 10% OFF using code WINTER!

Hi-Five Sports Camp – 10% off using code GREENWICH!


Bodywise By Betty 
December 27 – December 31
Girls K – 5, Boys K – 2, 4 year olds with older sibling.
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $65
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $55
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $40
Email Betty at [email protected]

Chelsea Piers

1 Blachley Road, Stamford
(203) 989-1100
Options for kids 3 – 13 years old including gymnastics camp, sports academy, ninja & parkour camp & school break after care

Great Play Stamford
2000 West Main Street, Stamford
(203) 978-1333
For kids 3 – 10 years old

Keep Kickin’ Soccer Half Day Camp
433 RecPlex at 346 Main Avenue in Norwalk
For kids ages 5 – 13
9 a.m. – noon
$125 with program t-shirt included

Kids U Winter Wonderland Holiday Camp
633 Hope Street, #3, Stamford
(203) 358-9500
For kids 3 – 9 years old

Green Moon Children’s Art Studio
140 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton
[email protected]
(203) 354-4468
For kids 18 months – 5 years old
Art & Music Drop Off Classes

My Gym Camp
7 Hyde Street, Stamford
(203) 327-3496
For kids 2 – 10 years old

Stamford Recreation School Vacation Camps
Coding & Robotics Camp, Grades 1 – 5
December Vacation Camp, Grades K – 4
Peak Performance December Vacation Sports Camp, Ages 4 – 12

Places To Hang Out!

Maritime Aquarium
Flurry Zone! An Indoor Snow Experience
Every hour on the hour, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily in December!

Mill River Park Skate Center
Monday – Thursday 5pm- 9pm
Fridays: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. – 9 .pm.

Beta Climbing + Fitness
45 Harbor Drive
(203) 580 – 9963

Chelsea Piers Drop in Activities and Little Athletes Zone
1 Blachley Road
(203) 989-1200
Facility has indoor pools

Get Air Trampoline Park
1 Riverbend Drive South
(203) 427-0903

My Three Sons
62 Wall Street, Norwalk
(203) 838-3013

RPM Raceway Stamford
600 West Avenue
(203) 303-7223

Sky Zone
360 Dr. Martin Luther Kind Drive, Norwalk
(203) 939-7222

Tumble Jungle
Norwalk, Trumbull & Fairfield

Classes for Teens

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course
Stamford JCC
Friday, December 21, Saturday, December 22 & Sunday, December 23
Ages 15+

Lifeguard Certification Course
Stamford YMCA
Friday, December 28 – Sunday, December 30
Call Charles Halapin (Aquatics Director) for more information, (203) 357-7000 ext. 1200
[email protected]

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