Hands-on | What’s happening in Fairfield County, CT

Chelsea Piers Athletic Club

Chelsea Piers Athletic Club offers the best and most comprehensive sports programs in Fairfield County. Athletes of all ages and abilities will find 465,000 square feet of unparalleled sports facilities and a vast array of sports classes, camps, leagues and programs.
One Blachley Road
Stamford , CT , 06902
Phone: 203.989.1100
41° 3' 5.8716" N, 73° 30' 57.708" W

TennisCT

TennisCT is a network of 5 indoor and outdoor tennis clubs located throughout Fairfield County where players go to connect with others who love the game. Playing at a TennisCT club gives you access to world-class tennis programs, tennis facilities, special tournaments, USTA play, leagues, social events, and of course, the best instructors and staff. It’s what makes a TennisCT club more than just a place for tennis lessons.
815 Post Rd. 2nd Floor
Darien , CT , 06820 41° 4' 43.3776" N, 73° 28' 8.2812" W

Connecticut Science Center

With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, a fully living Butterfly Encounter, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, there is endless exploration.
250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford , CT , 06103
Phone: 860-520-2167
41° 45' 53.2476" N, 72° 40' 7.7736" W

Discovery Museum and Planetarium

Discovery Museum has interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, Science on a Sphere, and so much more! Discover an “Energy Network” with catapults, solar power, and simple machines. Test physic concepts using pulley chairs, levers, and giant magnets. Create a light spectrum masterpiece on Everbright, a massive Lite Brite-style station, or challenge yourself in the “DARE to Discover” gallery. Fly a mission to the Moon in Discovery Museum’s Challenger Center, a simulated space mission experience which can be scheduled for groups or parties. Have a memorable birthday, with super fun science themes like Starforce Explorers and Peculiar Potions. Book an overnight at the Museum for your Scout or school group! Discovery offers amazing class field trip options, with over 80 different learning labs, live science demonstrations, and planetarium shows. You can also book Travelling Science that comes to your school or library! The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, throughout the school year for regular admission. Pre-booked school groups can schedule a visit on Mondays.
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT , 06604
Phone: 203-372-3521
41° 12' 56.0124" N, 73° 14' 1.3488" W

Greenburgh Nature Center

The Greenburgh Nature Center’s mission is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices. The Greenburgh Nature Center hosts eco-friendly or “green” birthday parties where you can celebrate your child’s special day and the wonders of nature. We offer many different themed parties that are fun and educational. Your guests can also enjoy exploring our nature preserve, including our Nature’s Discovery Playground and outdoor animal displays, either before or after the party.
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale , NY , 10583
Phone: 914-723-3470
41° 0' 18.738" N, 73° 48' 24.5448" W

Lyman Orchards

Connecticut River Valley’s favorite farm on our annual KidsOutAndAbout Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Hartford, Lyman Orchards is a beautiful and sprawling farm with gorgeous scenery and a sense of history you can feel with each step you take. Lyman Orchards has been a CT favorite for more than 275 years and they pride themselves on a tradition of preserving the land and offering wholesome activities for the whole family.
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield , CT , 06455
Phone: (860) 349-6010
41° 29' 50.1828" N, 72° 42' 53.172" W

Weston Historical Society

The Weston Historical Society in Weston, CT is located at the historic Coley Homestead at 104 Weston Road. Our mission is to discover, collect, and preserve Weston's heritage and make it come alive in the context of local, regional, and world events for our residents and future generations. We offer public programming for adults and children throughout the year.
104 Weston Road Parking & Entrance on High Acre Road
Weston , CT , 06883
Phone: 203-226-1804
41° 11' 29.4504" N, 73° 22' 27.3972" W

Organization:

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

(860) 572-0711

2nd Annual Jack-O-Lantern Walk at the Mystic Seaport

Dates: 
10/26/2021
10/27/2021
10/28/2021
Time: 
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Organization:

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860.572.5331

2ND Annual Public Pumpkin Carving - Mystic Seaport Museum

Dates: 
10/23/2021
10/24/2021
Time: 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:

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Bethlehem, CT, 06751
United States

Phone:

266-5472

Bethlehem Christmas Town Festival

Dates: 
12/03/2021
12/04/2021
Time: 
Friday 5-9:30pm and Saturday 9:30 am - 4 pm

Location:

Westport Continuing Education @ Staples High School
70 North Avenue
Westport, CT, 06880
United States

Phone:

845-331-7900

Craft Westport 2021 - At Staples High School

Dates: 
11/06/2021
11/07/2021
Time: 
Saturday, November 6, from 10-6 Sunday, November 7, from 10-5

Location:

Cruise to Sheffield Island
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT, 06854
United States

Phone:

203-838-9444

Cruise to Sheffield Island

Dates: 
08/02/2022
08/03/2022
08/04/2022
Time: 
Tues. and Wed. 11 am - 2 pm, Thurs. - Sun. 11 am - 2 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm

Organization:

March Farm

Location:

160 Munger Lane
Bethlehem, CT, 06751
United States

Phone:

(203)266-7721

Fall Fun at March Farm

Dates: 
10/16/2021
10/17/2021
10/23/2021
Time: 
Check info

Location:

223 West Mountain Rd
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
United States

Phone:

2038941800

Fall Fun for Ones

Dates: 
10/20/2021
10/22/2021
10/27/2021
Time: 
9:30 am

Location:

Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary
5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT, 06798
United States

Phone:

(203) 263-3711

Flanders Pumpkin Patch & Carving Day

Dates: 
10/16/2021
Time: 
1 pm - 4 pm

Location:

260 Chestnut Ridge Road
Mount Kisco, NY, 10549
United States

Phone:

(914) 666-8448

Floral Design Workshop at Westmoreland Sanctuary

Dates: 
12/10/2021
Time: 
7:00-9:00 pm

Location:

260 Chestnut Ridge Road
Mount Kisco, NY, 10549
United States

Phone:

(914) 666-8448

Free Guided Hike

Dates: 
10/17/2021
10/24/2021
10/31/2021
Time: 
2:00-4:00 PM

Organization:

Boundless Adventures

Location:

735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY, 10577
United States

Phone:

914-893-4550

Organization:

Boundless Adventures

Location:

735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY, 10577
United States

Phone:

914-893-4550

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION - SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER at Boundless Adventures

Dates: 
10/16/2021
10/23/2021
10/30/2021
Time: 
6pm - 11pm

Organization:

A-Game Sports

Location:

856 Main Street
New Rochelle, NY, 10801
United States

Phone:

914-278-9477

Halloween Festival

Dates: 
10/30/2021
Time: 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Organization:

Location:

144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT, 06840
United States

Phone:

Call (203)-966-9577 x10 to register today!

Halloween Spooktacular at New Canaan Nature Center

Dates: 
10/29/2021
Time: 
Choose from 1 of 2 available time slots: Session A: 5:30pm-7:00pm Session B: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

Maze by Moonlight at Queen's Farm

Dates: 
10/23/2021
10/28/2021
Time: 
5:30pm – 7:30pm; 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Organization:

Location:

125 Plumtrees Rd.
Bethel, CT, 06801
United States

Phone:

(203) 748-0119

Pick your own apples at Blue Jay Orchards

Dates: 
10/16/2021
10/17/2021
10/18/2021
Time: 
See Info- always good to call to verify

Organization:

Location:

125 Plumtrees Rd.
Bethel, CT, 06801
United States

Phone:

(203) 748-0119

Pumpkin Patch at Blue Jay Orchards

Dates: 
10/16/2021
10/17/2021
10/18/2021
Time: 
Monday- Friday- 11 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm (last bags sold at 4:30 pm)

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch

Dates: 
10/16/2021
10/17/2021
10/18/2021
Time: 
11:00 am–4:30 pm

Organization:

Arts In The Plaza

Location:

1 W Chester St
Long Beach, NY, 11561
United States

Saturdays with Arts in The Plaza

Dates: 
10/16/2021
10/23/2021
10/30/2021
Time: 
10 am - 3 pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, 14604
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Character Cards)

Dates: 
11/14/2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, 14604
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Holiday Reindeer)

Dates: 
12/12/2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, 14604
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Painting Workshop (Baby Yoda)

Dates: 
11/14/2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, 14604
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Painting Workshop (Evening Sky)

Dates: 
12/12/2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Organization:

Location:

144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT, 06840
United States

Phone:

(203) 966-9577

Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle 2021- New Canaan Nature Center

Dates: 
11/27/2021
Time: 
Check website for details

Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

The Amazing Maize Maze at Queen's Farm

Dates: 
10/16/2021
10/17/2021
10/22/2021
Time: 
Fri: 12pm–4:30pm; Sat & Sun: 11am–4:30pm; Mon, Oct 11th: 11am–4:30pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, 14604
United States

The Big Reveal Virtual Launch Party

Dates: 
11/02/2021
Time: 
1:00pm CDT

Organization:

Wells Hollow Creamery

Location:

656 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT, 06484
United States

Phone:

203.926.0101

Wells Hollow Creamery's Corn Maze

Dates: 
10/16/2021
10/17/2021
10/22/2021
Time: 
See info

Organization:

Location:

144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT, 06840
United States

Phone:

(203) 966-9577

Winter Wonderland 2021- New Canaan Nature Center

Dates: 
12/11/2021
Time: 
9 am - 4 pm

Organization:

Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights at the CT Trolley Museum

Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
Time: 
Times Vary- Tickets Required