Family Life

Arethusa Farm

Litchfield, CT | They have open barn Saturdays where you can visit with cows and check out the farm

Beardsley Zoo

Bridgeport, CT

Norwalk Aquarium

Norwalk, CT

Kid City

Middletown, CT | Children's Museum for ages 1-7

Imagine Nation

Bristol, CT | Museum and Early Learning Center

Free Forest School

Free outdoor playgroup for children and parents

East Haven Beach

Small beach with sand and playground, about 15min away

Silver Sands State Park

Very nice beach with well maintained non-commercial boardwalk

Edgerton Park

Enclosed park and garden center, great place to run around with the kids; lots of community events

Eli Whitney Museum and East Rock Park Trail

Experimental Learning Museum, with water dam and trailhead for multiple East Rock trails

Josh's Jungle Playground

Hamden, CT | Located behind the Miller Public Library; huge playground with lots of slides and places to explore; no swings/baby swings

Bassett Park

Hamden, CT | Large playground with dog park, baseball fields

Villano Park and Splash Pad

Hamden, CT | Very close to Yale, nice splash pad and playground

Daycare Directory

Searchable database by town and age

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