Just because it’s going to be a rainy day, doesn’t mean you have to be stuck home all day with the kids! There are plenty of fun things to do inside with kids newborn to teen, without getting drenched.
Let’s start with something great for all ages (parents included)… Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk. It’s grocery shopping made fun with a cow mascot who roams around, singing critters around every corner, an amazing bakery and dairy, stickers at check out, goats and sheep on Stew’s Little Farm… and coffee and ice cream (get one free with every $100 you spend!)
How about trying a music class with Music Together? The first class is free! Classes are available at a variety of times and locations each day, for kids infant – 8 years old.
Check out the play area on the 7th floor of Stamford Town Center or Crystal’s Fun Spot on the 5th floor, near Macy’s! Grab yourself a coffee at Starbucks and hang out while the kids play. (Tip: If the kids want a treat after playing, Fun Land Yogurt is on the 7th floor).
While you’re at Stamford Town Center, head to Barnes & Noble to play with the train set in the kids’ section or catch a story time!
Also, Stamford Town Center is offering a Summer Enrichment program at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays! Details available here!
Want something a little more structured? Try a class at one of the kids’ gyms in Stamford. My Gym or Great Play. They offer a variety of classes and free play options! The Best Place Ever is also now open in the former Kids U building. Drop in’s are $10 per child and for the next two weeks, they’re open 10 a.m. – 5p.m., Monday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Fridays!
Head to one of Chelsea Pier’s drop-in recreational activities. They’re open to both members and non-members. Activities are available for kids of all ages and include the jump & climb zone, splash zone, batting cages and more!
For older kids… head to RPM Raceway! Try Go-karting, play video games, bowl and grab a bite. Check here to get $5 off your first race!
Let the kids bounce around at Get Air Stamford.
Get artistic at Lucky Penny Pottery, Pinot’s Palette or at The Best Time Ever! Paint ceramics, wood, create wearable art and more!
Check out the Ferguson Library! Not only is it a good place to take the kids to pick out some books for summer reading and even play in the children’s area, but the each branch also has a variety of activities and story times each week! Check our calendar to see what’s happening each day!
One of Connecticut’s kid-friendy museums is also a great option! Try the Bruce Museum in Greenwich! The National Geoghrapic Photo Ark exhibit runs through September 2 and is a must see! Plus there are Family Gallery Tours, toddler and baby classes.
SeaQuest Trumbull recently opened its doors and daily tickets are available here!