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Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096
203-322-1646
Website: http://stamfordmuseum.org

Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The 118-acre property is home to Heckscher Farm, an 18-acre working farm; Overbrook Nature Center; the Bendel Mansion, with changing exhibitions and pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection; an otter pond; Nature’s Playground; the Stamford Observatory; Animal Embassy; and more than 80 acres of hiking trails. The Wheels in the Woods Trail provides a universally accessible nature trail. Come discover, learn, and enjoy!

Cove Island Park

Cove Island Park

Weed Avenue, Stamford, CT 06901
203-977-4140
Website: http://www.stamfordct.gov/city-parks/pages/cove-island-park

Cove Island Park has it all including developed recreation facilities such as a 1-mile loop walking/running trail, children’s play area, a roller blade/cycling path and expansive lawn areas for kite-flying. There are two sandy beaches, a small salt marsh, intertidal mudflats and the estuarine embayment’s of Holly Pond and the Cove River that provide opportunities for birders to observe water birds. Rocky shoreline areas offer a place for anglers to hook that “big one” and a small bluff offers an excellent viewpoint for those looking for a place view the Sound while strolling along this first-rate shoreline park. Detailed descriptions of the site’s coastal resources are provided along the Park’s recently completed Long Island Sound interpretive trail. A state-of-the art nature center with displays on Long Island Sound can also be found at the Park. Be sure to consult City’s website listed below for required passes/fees to enter park. Non-resident daily and seasonal passes to the Park can now be purchased at the park gate from 10 am to 6 pm daily. Passes can also be purchased at the cashier’s office in the Stamford Government Center building, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford.

trap't Escape Room Adventures

trap’t Escape Room Adventures

76 Progress Dr, Suite 262, Stamford, CT 06902-3600
203-569-0011

trap’t is a real life escape game that will challenge you to think, work together & most of all have fun. Great for families, friends & corporate teams.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut

Chelsea Piers Connecticut

1 Blachley Rd, Stamford, CT 06902-0002
203-989-1007
Website: https://www.chelseapiersct.com/drop-in

Chelsea Piers is Fairfield County’s top destination for drop-in fun and non-stop excitement! Chelsea Piers offers recreational activities for children and adults of all ages who are looking for a weekend, after-school or weekday activity. Drop-in activities include: a trampoline court, a 22′ climbing wall, water slides and a warm water pool, batting cages, ice skating and more!

Stamford Town Center

Stamford Town Center

100 Greyrock Pl, Stamford, CT 06901-3118
203-324-0935
http://www.shopstamfordtowncenter.com/about_us

Stamford Twin Rinks

Stamford Twin Rinks

1063 Hope St.
203-968-9000
http://www.stamfordtwinrinks.com

Fun for Kids Arcades

Fun for Kids Arcades

Arcades/laser tag

370 West Main St.
203-326-5656

http://www.fun4kidsarcade.com

KidsU

KidsU

633 Hope Street
Stamford, CT 06907
Phone: 203-358-9500
Email: stamford@kidsu.com

http://www.kidsu.com/play_quad.html

The Kids U PlayQuad is the centerpiece of the Kids U facility. The PlayQuad is a large, multi-level jungle gym, in a 2,000 square foot free play area where Kids U members can come and play anytime. The PlayQuad challenges children both physically and mentally, offering opportunities for dynamic and innovative exploratory play. The PlayQuad promotes physical exercise and major motor skill development. Your child will not only have great fun but will develop better coordination, balance, flexibility and strength.

Legoland Discovery Center

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester

39 Fitzgerald Rd.
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: 866-243-0770
Website: https://westchester.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

Located at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, New York, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is ideal for children ages 3 to 10. With 15 different attractions included with each admission ticket, families can enjoy plenty of entertainment. A typical visit takes two to three hours, but you can stay as long as you like.

On a LEGO Factory tour, push buttons and spin wheels to help Professor Brick-a-Brack create new LEGO bricks. See a miniature version of New York’s famous skyline at Miniland, made from nearly 1.5 million bricks, or choose from thousands of bricks at LEGO Racers to build the fastest vehicle you can and race it down the test track. At the Earthquake Tables, you can construct a tall tower with as many bricks as possible, and then test the strength of your building.

Younger fans will find double-size DUPLO bricks and large soft bricks at the animal-themed DUPLO Village, designed for parents and children to enjoy building together. Fight fires and enjoy the jungle gym or climbing wall at the LEGO Fire Academy and LEGO Construction Site play zones, which are great for beginner LEGO-lovers.

Who will be the most noble knight with the highest score on the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride? Hop on a mighty chariot and challenge your friends as you zap hiding trolls and skeletons. Or, enter the potion room and pedal a bike as fast as you can to find spells and sorcery on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride.

Join LEGO Friends with your own LEGO microphone, and perform on a karaoke stage in Heartlake City. Kids can also learn building tips and tricks by attending a class in the Master Builder Academy, where expert instructors take them through a Minibuild. For an additional fee you can keep what you build!

Watch cinematic heroes and special effects at the 4D Cinema where 15-minute movies play throughout the day. Or head to the cafe for sandwiches and snacks (own expense), and stop by the gift shop on your way out for that perfect LEGO souvenir.

Please note: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a children’s attraction; to promote a safe and family-friendly environment, adults cannot enter without being accompanied by a child.

Six Flags

Six Flags Great Adventure

1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-928-2000
Website: https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Six Flags Great Adventure is an amusement park located in Jackson, New Jersey, owned by Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Situated between New York City and Philadelphia, the park complex also contains the Hurricane Harbor water park.

The park opened in 1974 under restaurateur Warner LeRoy. Six Flags took over ownership of the park in 1977. Today, the park contains eleven themed areas.
On August 30, 2012, Six Flags combined its 160-acre (65 ha) Great Adventure Park with its 350-acre (140 ha) Wild Safari animal park to form the 510-acre (210 ha) Great Adventure & Safari park, making it the second-largest theme park in the world, after Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Numerous artists have performed concerts at the park, including The Ramones, The Beach Boys, Heart, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Falling In Reverse and Alice Cooper.

Six Flags

Six Flags New England

Route 159, 1623 Main St
Agawam, MA 01001
Phone: (413) 786-9300
Website: www.sixflags.com/newengland

Finding your way to the thrills and excitement of Six Flags New England is simple. The park is only a short drive from Boston, Albany, and other Northeast areas. So, no matter where you live, you can go from an ordinary day to extraordinary action, in no time.

Six Flags New England has over 100 rides, shows, attractions and is home to New England’s largest water park, Hurricane Harbor. New in 2017, the park will launch its 13th coaster, THE JOKER™ 4D Free Fly Coaster, which is anticipated to be jam packed with thrills as riders go head-over-heels on this new coaster.

With a reason for every season, park goers will not want to miss-out on New England’s largest haunt event Fright Fest, and new for the 2017 season New England’s largest holiday celebration, Holiday in the Park®.

Ring Homestead Camp & Adventure Paintball

Ring Homestead Camp & Adventure Paintball

257 Lybolt Rd
Middletown, NY 10941
Phone: 845-361-3842
Website: http://www.ringhomesteadcamp.com

ADVENTURELAND NY has been family owned since 1978. We offer children and adults of all ages a variety of outdoor activities that promote fun, safety, and education. Among the activities that are offered, we are most known for our “Outdoor Ropes Confidence Course”. Typically the session runs for 4 hours. However, we can customize your visit to fit your specific needs. During the visit, the participants engage in activities that challenge them both physically and mentally. They also provide opportunities for building team spirit, collaborating, increasing self-esteem, improving self-confidence, and developing problem solving strategies.
We have over 55 activities, containing both high and low elements, to challenge participants. The course is inspected every year and is fully insured. Examples of some activities include: “Rope Ladder”, “Cargo Net”, “Two Strand Bridge” and “Zip Line”. Some activities allow for the opportunity to climb trees and repel from high wires. When the participants arrive, they are broken into groups and assigned a highly trained facilitator (guide). The adventure is on!

Sportime USA

380 Saw Mill River Rd
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: 914-592-2111
Website: www.sportimeusa.com

Amusement center with arcade games, pool tables, laser tag, a climbing wall, bumper cars & more.

Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone: 203-394-6565
Website: www.beardsleyzoo.com

The Beardsley Zoo, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is the only AZA-accredited zoo in the state of Connecticut. It includes one of the few carousels in the state.

Maritime Aquarium

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

10 N Water St
Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: 203-852-0700
Website: www.maritimeaquarium.org

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is an aquarium located in the South Norwalk section of Norwalk, Connecticut.