101 Family Day Trips from Fairfield County | What’s happening in Fairfield County, CT

101 Family Day Trips from Fairfield County

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Fairfield County. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Devil's Den Preserve
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Dinosaur State Park
Audubon Greenwich
Bluff Point State Park

 

Time Travel Today

  Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
Boothe Memorial Park
Keeler Tavern Museum
Connecticut's Old State House
Dudley Farm Museum
American Museum of Natural History

 

Make Life a Beach

  Compo Beach
Short Beach
Penfield Beach
Sherwood Island State Park
Savin Rock Beach

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

  Quassy Amusement Park
Playland Amusement Park
SplashDown Beach
Ocean Beach Park

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  The Barnum Museum
CT Air & Space Center
The Connecticut Children's Museum
EverWonder Children's Museum
Fairfield Museum and History Center
Connecticut Science Center
Fairfield University Art Museum
Connecticut Trolley Museum
Erin Sloan Museum

 

Explore These Cities

  Stamford, Connecticut
Bridgeport, Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut
New York, New York

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Danbury Railway Museum
Shore Line Trolley Museum
New England Auto Museum
Railroad Museum of New England
Submarine Force Museum

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Evergreen Berry Farm
Jones Family Farms
Bishop's Orchards
Ellsworth Hill Orchard
Lyman Orchards
Maple Bank Farm

 

Play Ball!

  Connecticut Whale
CT RollerGirls
Connecticut Tigers
Harlem Wizards
Hartford Hawks

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Milkcraft
Sunny Daes
Timothy's Ice Cream Inc.
Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield
Micalizzi's Italian Ice
Pearls N Swirls
Candy World
Le Rouge - Handmade Chocolates
Chocolate Works
Scoops Ice Cream & Candy
Deborah Ann's Sweet Shoppe
Sugar Factory

 

Connect with Nature

  Greenburgh Nature Center
Woodcock Nature Center
Ansonia Nature Center
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
Darien Nature Center
New Canaan Nature Center

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Monster Minigolf
Playland Amusement Park
Lake Compounce

 

Talk to the Animals

  Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Queens Zoo
Bronx Zoo
Central Park Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo
New York Aquarium

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Hindu Cultural Center
Quick Center for the Arts
Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival
Housatonic Museum of Art

 

Monkey Around at the Playground Destinations

  Pine Creek Avenue Playground
Gould Manor Park
Southport Park
Puglio Park

 

Get Active Indoors

  City Climb Gym
Danbury Sports Dome
Gymnastic Spectrum
Kids U
Sky Zone
Rockin' Jump Trumbull
Chuck E. Cheese's
Dave & Buster's
Great Play

 

Challenge Yourself

  Art & Soul
Clay Art Center
Creative Connections
Darien Arts Center
Easton Arts Center

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Arcade Mall
Westfield Trumbull
Liberty Rock Shopping Center

 

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from Fairfield County. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away 

 


 

 

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