Columbus Day School Holiday Activity Round Up - Stamford Moms

Looking for something fun to do with the kids during the day off from school on Monday? There are several options, including school break camps that will keep everyone entertained! If you’d like to go apple picking, here are some great options! Looking to take a little day trip? Check out Camp by MaMa’s list of road trip worthy fall activities! We have a complete list of camps and special activities, below!


School Vacation Camp
grades k – 6
Stamford YMCA
(203) 357-7000

School’s Out Vacation Camp
ages 4 – 14
Mill River Park
9 am – 4 pm or 7:30 am – 6:00 pm extended day

School Holiday Activity Program
grades k – 5
Italian Center Stamford
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

School Break Camp
ages 3 – 13
Chelsea Piers
Hours depend on the program you choose

Columbus Day School Break Camp
grades k – 5

Recreation Star Center
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No School Camp
ages 4 & up
Happy Hands Art & Pottery Studio

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lillie’s Baking Camp
ages 8 – 14
Recreation Star Center
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Full & Half Day Camp
ages 7 – 14
Code Ninjas

8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Columbus Day Mini Camp
ages 3 – 8

Best Place Ever
9:30 a.m. – noon
Call (203) 614-8512

Lego & K’Nex Building Camp
grades k – 5

Recreation Star Center
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Lyman Orchards Corn Maze
Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, CT
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Harvest Moon Fall Festival
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, North Salem
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hayrides to Pumpkin Patch
Sam Bridge Nursery & Garden Center
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Pumpkin Patch
St. John’s Lutheran Church
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Painting
Sam Bridge Nursery & Garden Center

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fall Break Out Day: Build It, Break It
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Weekend/Holiday Activities
Barton Orchards
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular
Stew Leonard’s Norwalk
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

“Fall Into Fun” Family Weekend
Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

Pumpkin Playdate
Sparklicious, Mt. Kisco, NY
10 a.m. – noon

Maria’s Friends Drop In’s
515 West Avenue, Norwalk

Just looking for a place to hang out and have some free time? Check here for a list of museums, indoor recreation, places to create art projects, etc.

Ferguson Library Hours:
The Main Library and Harry Bennett Branch: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The South End Branch: 10 a.m. – 5:30 pm.
The Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lunch with the Greek Style Grill Food Truck outside Wagon Wheel Wine & Spirits, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

RPM Raceway is another option for some serious fun! With a go-cart race track, bowling, arcade and food! You can literally spend the whole day there and it’s a great option for older kids.

BETA Climbing is a fun place to take the family for some indoor rock climbing!

My Three Sons in Norwalk is also a fun option with laser tag, mini golf, an arcade, inflatables and more!

The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Stepping Stones Museum is typically closed on Mondays, but will be open on Monday, October 14 at 9 a.m. for members, 10 a.m. for non-members.

Head to Silverman’s Farm to pick apples, feed the farm animals, let the kids play and eat some delicious donuts!

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