Staycating With Kids


(Photo: Foam Pit at Flight Trampoline Park)

Create your own Winter Staycation with our fun list of things to do with kids:

Shark Week at Mystic Aquarium, 2/15 – 2/23

Kids get in free with a paying adult at Mystic Seaport, 2/15 – 2/23 (and get a lesson in celestial navigation at the Treworgy Planetarium).

Lego Fest, Secrets of the Pyramids and more at Winter Vacation Exploration Day Camps at the CT Science Center.

Eagle Watch Cruises with the CT River Museum.

Take a spin on the outdoor Washington Trust Rink in Westerly. Skate rentals and cocoa available.

Kids and beginners can learn to climb at Mountain Fun rock wall at Prime Climb in Wallingford.

Ditch the car and jump aboard Action Sports Ski Bus to Okemo or Mt. Snow (with movies en route!).

Or ditch the kids! Indoor playground, Bounce in Clinton now has Drop Off with previous registration.

Foxwoods outdoor ice rink and fire pit.

Face painting, bug eating, indoor picnics and more at The Pequot Museum.

School vacation days and Valentine’s Drop Off at The Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT.

Musical Planet, Space Age Roadtrip and Dinosaurs in the Cornfield at Kidcity Museum, Middletown.

Outdoor activities, arts and crafts and swimming during vacation week at the Valley Shore YMCA. 

Maple syrup making, outdoor cooking and hiking will tire the tots at Bushy Hill Vacation Day Camp.

Camp Hazen offers daily themed camps (Kids in the KItchen, Weird Science and more) AND “Overnight Expo” to give kids a taste of sleepaway camp.

Dinosaur Days and Vacation Camp at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Laser tag, batting cages, cyber sports and indoor playscapes at CT Sportsplex in Branford.

Tubing, skiing and Winter Family Festival at Powder Ridge.

Pan for gold and dig for gems at Nature’s Art Village, 2/15 – 2/18.

Winding Trails in Farmington offers cross-country ski lessons and rentals (and evening ski tours for adults!).