Local Activities

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Things to do On Land and at Sea in Connecticut

(Most activities listed are family-friendly)

Roll With it!

Bicycle Tour Company, Kent
Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour, Guilford
Mystic Bike Rentals, Mystic
Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes, Norwalk
Connecticut Bed & Breakfast Bicycle Trail

Climb the Trees:

Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport
The IT Ropes Course at Jordan’s Furniture

Fly

iFly, Westchester

Mini Golf

Sports Center, Shelton 784 River Road (Route 110) Shelton, Contact: 203-929-6500
Norwalk Cove Marina, 44 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk, Contact:  203-853-8282

Fishing

The Pier at Jennings Beach
Lake Mohegan
Mill River
Gould Manor (kids only)
St. Mary’s by the Sea
Putnam Park (Reading)
The Pier at the Boat Marina in Fairfield (Permit needed after Memorial Day)

Fishing supplies

Bass Pro Shops(Bridgeport)
Dick’s Sporting Goods (Milford)
Fisherman’s World (Norwalk)
Jimmy O’s Bait & Tackle (Bridgeport)
Orbit Marine Sports Center (Bridgeport)
The Dock Shop (Westport)
West Marine (Westport)

Bowling

Bass Pro Shops, Bridgeport
Bowlmor, Norwalk
Nutmeg Bowl, Fairfield
Port Jeff Bowling, Bridgeport


Batting Cages

Sports Center, Shelton 784 River Road (Route 110) Shelton, Contact: 203-929-6500
The Batting Cage, 420 Canfield Ave, Bridgeport, Contact: 203-259-2255
The Clubhouse, 2215 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield Contact: 203-292-8700
The Factory, 27 Main Ave #2, Norwalk, Contact: 203-845-0212

Lazer Tag

Sports Center, Shelton 784 River Road (Route 110) Shelton, Contact: 203-929-6500
Bowlmor, 701 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, Contact: 203-838-7501

Paintball

Sports Center, Shelton 784 River Road (Route 110) Shelton, Contact: 203-929-6500

Panic Rooms

trap't Escape Room Adventures, 76 Progress Dr #262, Stamford, Contact: 203-569-0011
Panic Room, 37 North Ave #107, Norwalk, Conact: 203-987-2647

Playgrounds in Fairfield

*Please note that school playgrounds may not be used when school is in session
Burr Elementary School

Dover Park
Dwight Elementary School
Gould Manor Park
Henry Rowland Park “The Sand Castle”
Holland Hill Elementary School
Jennings Elementary School
Lake Mohegan
Lincoln Park
McKinley Elementary School
Mill Hill Elementary School
N. Stratfield Elementary School
Oldfield Senior Center
Osborn Hill Elementary School
Owen Fish Park
Penfield Complex
Pine Creek Avenue Park
Riverfield Elementary School
Rugby Park
Sgt. Murphy Park
Southport Park
Sherman Elementary School
Stratfield Elementary School
The Unquowa School

Compo Beach in Westport has a great playground but out of town residents cannot use it between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.Things to do On Water in and around Connecticut

Beaches

Penfield Beach, 232 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield
Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Road, Fairfield
Southport Beach, 1505 Pequot Ave, Southport
South Pine Creek Beach, 1424 South Pine Creek Road, Southport
Sasco Beach, 1401 Sasco Hill Road (Residents Only), Fairfield
Lake Mohegan, 960 Morehouse Hwy, Fairfield

Ferries, Boats, etc

The Port Jeff Ferry
Thimble Islands Ferry, Guilford
Black Hall Outfitters, Old Lyme
Sea Kayak Connecticut, Wilton
Downunder Kayaking, Westport
Norwalk Sunset Cruises
Sheffield Island Lighthouse Cruise and Tour
Branford River Paddlesports, Branford
Quiet Kayak, Moodus
Collinsville Canoe and Kayak, Collinsville
Main Stream Canoe & Kayak, New Hartford
Argia Mystic Cruises
Sunbeam Fleet
Circle Line Cruises, NYC
Hummock Island Oyster Tours
Essex Train and Riverboat (Thomas the train for the little ones)

Amusement and Water Parks

Lake Compounce

Country Clubs

Brooklawn Country Club, 500 Algonquin Road, Fairfield, Contact: 203-334-5116
Country Club of Fairfield, 936 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield, Contact: 203-259-1601
Fairfield Beach Club, 41 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield, Contact: 203-255-0868
The Patterson Club, 1118 Cross Highway, Fairfield, Contact: 203-259-5244

Summer Camps and Activities

Ambler Farm Camp, Wilton
AR Workshop, 869 Post Rd, Fairfield, Contact: 203-295-0569
Blue Spruce Farm, 626 Wheeler Rd, Monroe, Contact: 203-268-6774
Camp Laurel, 136 Main St Suite 205, Westport, Contact: 800-327-3509
Camp Playland, 27 Starrs Ridge Road, Redding, CT 06896 Contact: 203-438-1711 
Easton Community Center Summer and Teen Camps, 364 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612, Contact: 203-459-9700
Earthplace Summer Camp, 10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880, Contact: 203-557-4400
Fairfield Country Day School Camp
Fairfield Tennis, 210 Old Dam Rd, Contact: 203-254-0440
Flash Pointe Dance, 1657 Post Rd, Contact: 475-888-0279
GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp, 1700 Post Rd Suite D5, Contact: 800-944-7112
Hands on Pottery, 1700 Post Rd, Fairfield, Contact: 203-319-1273
Holiday Hill Camp, 43 Candee Road, Prospect, CT 06712, Contact: 203-387-2267
D Tech Camps, 5151 Park Ave Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Contact: 888-709-8324
Lachat Town Farm,106 Godfrey Road West, Weston, CT 06883, Contact:
Lakewood Trumbull YMCA Camp 20 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611, Phone: 203.445.9633
One River School art camp, 833 Post Road East, Westport CT
Salko Farm & Stables, 374 Hulls Farm Rd., Southport, Contact: 203-255-5092
School of Rock Fairfield, 1976 Post Rd, Contact: 203-292-5473
Splatterbox art camp, 1252 Post Road E, Westport CT, Contact: 203.349.5508
he Little Rd School of Art & Music, 2979 Main St., Stratford, Contact: 203-375-0692
Trumbull Racquet Club, 35 Lindeman Dr.,Trumbull, Contact: 203-374-8622
Tumble Jungle, 111 Black Rock Turnpike, Contact: 203-345-6208
The Unquowa School Farm Camp, 981 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, Contact 203-336-3801
Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway, Westport CT, 06880 Contact: 203-557-6914
Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside AvenueWestport, CT. 06880-203- 222-7070

Sports

Tennis

Fairfield County Tennis, Contact: 203-640-1724
Fairfield Tennis Center, 210 Old Dam Road, Fairfield, Contact: 203-254-0440

Golf (Public courses)

Carl Dickman Par 3, 70 Old Dam Road, Fairfield, Contact: 203-256-3173
Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, 2390 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Contact: 203-371-5911
The First Tee, 2390 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Contact: 203-371-5911
H Smith Richardson Golf Course, 2425 Morehouse Hwy, Fairfield, Contact: 203-255-7300

Driving Range

Sports Center, 784 River Road (Route 110) Shelton, Contact: 203-929-6500

Swimming

Fairfield Parks & Rec Swimming, 75 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, Contact: 203-256-3191
Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Contact: 203-254-4000
Fairfield YMCA, 841 Old Post Road, Fairfield, Contact: 203-255-2834
Westport/Weston YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Contact: 203-226-8981
Westport, CT 06880 (Kids lessons) Wings Over Water, 2221 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, Contact: 203-212-3950

Paddleboarding and Kayaking

Down Under, with locations in Darien, Rowayton, Westport and New Haven. Visit www.downunderct.com for information about each location.
Longshore Sailing School, 260 Compo Road, Westport, Contact: 203-226-4646

Farms and Tours

Ambler Farm, Wilton
Holbrook Farm, Bethel
Jones Family Farms, Shelton (Berry Picking and Wine Tasting)
Plasko’s Farm and Dairy, Trumbull
Sport Hill Farm, Easton (Produce, animals, events)
Sherwood Farm, Easton (Produce, pumpkin picking seasonal)
Silverman’s Farm & Petting Zoo, Easton (Produce, peach and apple picking)
Wakeman Town Farm, Westport (Education)
*Red Bee Apiary (Education, Shop, tours)

Indoor Play Spaces

Chelsea Piers, Stamford
Olé, Fairfield
Rockin’ Jump, Trumbull