3 Things to do With Kids in CT This Summer

Adults can adapt and prepare for a move, but for kids, that process is much harder.

One of the best ways to help your kids adapt to a new town is to help them discover fun new places and things to do in your community.

Here are three things to do with kids in Connecticut—with a little something for everyone. We’ve got dinosaurs, singing sculptures, and an orchard—a recipe for a perfect weekend with the kids.

The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village

It’s a full day of family-friendly dino-sized fun!

The Dinosaur Place has over 40 life-sized dinosaurs on 1.5 miles of nature trails, with a welcome from Monty, the T-Rex mascot of the park, at the start of the trail.

With over 60 acres to explore, the park trails wrap around a lake with an active volcano. In the summer, kids play in the SplashPad, but Monty’s DINO-sized playground is great for any time of year. Kids of all ages will love the Mazeasaurus, a maze that starts in the mouth of a T-Rex.

If your kids love getting dirty, there are plenty of other activities as well, like panning for “gold” and unearthing bones at the Dinosaur Depot.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

At the Stepping Stones Museum for Children, play is serious business. They know that you want your kids to learn at a museum as much as you want them to have fun.

The entire museum is dedicated to early childhood education, teaching kids through play.

Take their sculpture garden, for example. It’s a great place for your budding art and music enthusiast, as the sculptures use wind, sun, and water to create music.

Or, check out the Energy Lab, where kids can see balls whisked through a wind-powered maze and learn about evaporation through hands-on water painting.

Bishop’s Orchards

If your family loves being outdoors and eating healthy, why not take advantage of both and give the kids a fun firsthand farming experience?

Bishop’s Orchards is a family-owned and operated farm that’s open for year-round picking on 313 acres. You can pick your own apples, peaches, pears, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and pumpkins.

Plus, the orchard doubles as a fully-fledged farmer’s market, with a bakery, retail market, specialty grocer, and even a winery for the adults in the crowd. And if your kids love animals, take them to visit the llamas and alpacas when you stop by.

Need More Things to Do with Kids in CT?

There are so many things to do with kids in CT; it’s impossible to fit them all into one article.

So if you’re helping the family get settled, make sure to check out our other posts for more great ideas, like these must-visit museums in Stratford or this guide to fairs and festivals all across Connecticut.

If you’re still preparing for a move, the fun is waiting for you. But first, check out these tips to make moving with kids a bit easier.