Kids Activities in Asylum Hill

Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 2, 4, or 6, or Party for Up to 12 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

$51 $30

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

Ice-Skating with Rental for Two or Four, Birthday Party for 10, or One Lesson at Newington Arena (Up to 69% Off)

Newington Arena

Newington

$20 $10

Skaters of all ages don rental blades to glide across frosty floors of bright indoor arena; parties include goodie bags for each kid

Admission or Class at Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

$14 $7

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Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

One Week of Art Camp for Preschool- or School-Aged Kids at TeachArt2Me (Up to 55% Off)

TeachArt2Me

Glastonbury Center

$75 $38

Preschool-aged tots build models of dinosaurs and make circus crafts while older kids practice making prints and using paint and pastels

One or Two Months of Music Lessons for Any Instrument at The Music Score (Up to 63% Off)

The Music Score

Rocky Hill

$120 $49

Trained musicians teach students age five or older how to play instruments such as the piano or violin; all skill levels are welcome

$5 for One Open-Play Admission to Bounce Town ($10 Value)

Bounce Town

South Windsor

$10 $5

Batman-, Disney-, and ocean-themed inflatables, as well as a 16-foot indoor climbing wall, delight children and parents

Admission for Two or Four to New Britain Museum of American Art (Up to 48% Off)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

$17 for $30 Worth of Go-Kart Racing at Checkered Flag Raceway in Berlin

Checkered Flag Raceway

Berlin

$30 $17

Quarter-mile track sends racers zooming in one of three types of go-kart designs, with on-track computerized timer keeping score.

Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

The New England Carousel Museum

Bristol

$19 $10

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Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

Two Games of Bowling With Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Wallingford Bowl (Up to 64% Off)

Wallingford Bowl

Wallingford Center

$23 $11

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This bowling alley boasts 40 synthetic lanes with automatic scoring systems, as well as an arcade, snack bar, and a bar and lounge

Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 51% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

$65 for Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at Tom Kopyto Music Lesson Studios (Up to $160 Value)

Tom Kopyto Music

East Longmeadow

$140 $65

Lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, or voice focus on theory, technique, and performance to help students develop a new skill

Zoo Visit for Two, Four, or Six at The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

Springfield

$18 $11

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More than 200 animals inhabit this non-profit zoo, including alligators, western bobcats, and Vietnamese potbellied pigs

$38 for Two Summer All-Day Passes at CoCo Key Water Resort ($68 Value)

CoCo Key Water Resort

Waterbury

$68 $38

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Passes grant all-day access to attractions such as water slides, water basketball, and an arcade

Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four or Rink Rental for 35 at Northford Ice Pavilion (Up to 57% Off)

Northford Ice Pavilion

North Branford

$24 $12

Pairs or groups of 4 or 35 enjoy hours of ice-skating, complete with skate rentals

Admission for Four to Timexpo: The Timex Museum (Up to $24 Value)

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Waterbury

$24 $14

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Explore all the ways Timex revolutionized timekeeping and the local area by participating in interactive and educational exhibits

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF Chicopee Lanes

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Springfield

$131 $59

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

Pokemon Party for Up to 10, or $11 for $20 Worth of Games at Friendly Fire Game Center

Friendly Fire Game Center

Storrs

$20 $11

Gamers meet to play video or board games, and special events such as Magic: The Gathering; parties include Pokemon starter packs

Open Bounce, Preschool Playdates, or Birthday Parties at BounceU (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

BounceU

North Branford

$12 $6

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

Birthday Party Package for Up to 12 Children at Rolling Acres (Up to 47% Off)

Rolling Acres

Southampton

$195 $109

Parties celebrate birthdays with seasonal activities, including water tag during summer months and a corn maze during autumn months

Amusement Park Outing for Two or Four with Souvenir Cups at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark (Up to 38% Off)

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Quassy Amusement Park

$62.50 $39

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Blast through a pitch-black tunnel on the Wooden Warrior coaster, spin like a top on the Trabant, and careen into friends on the bumper cars

Race and After Party for Two, Three, or Four by New Haven Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, September 20 (50% Off)

Urban Scavenger Race

New Haven

$100 $50

Teams take on dares and seek out locations around New Haven; includes goody bag, costume contest and after party with food & drink specials

Pumpkin Patch Event for Two or Four at The Shore Line Trolley Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Shore Line Trolley Museum

East Haven

$20 $10

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Celebrate autumn by riding a vintage trolley to a pumpkin patch, where kids can get their faces painted and choose a pumpkin to take home

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Two or Four, or Five SUP Yoga or Bootcamp Classes at Paddleworks (Up to 51% Off)

Paddleworks

Clinton

$70 $35

Explore Clinton Harbor on a stand-up paddleboard, or build strength, balance, and flexibility in yoga sessions that incorporate the SUP

Two or Four Indoor-Playground Admissions at Stay and Play (50% Off)

Stay and Play

Old Saybrook

$9 $4.50

Specially designed indoor playground features twisting slides, a rope bridge, and a game room for the older kids

One or Two Races for Two or an Annual License plus Races for One at Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting (Up to 52% Off)

Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting

Northampton/Hatfield

$50 $25

Drivers zip around the 1,000-foot-long track in Sodi GT5 karts; licenses provide members with discounts on races all year long

Four Go-Kart Rides for Two, Four, or Six at Stratford Speedway (50% Off)

Stratford Speedway

Stratford

$48 $24

Go-kart racers vroom around a grand-prix-style track, hugging curves during 20–25 laps in four five-minute sessions

Open Bounce, Preschool Playdates, or Birthday Parties at BounceU (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

BounceU

Stratford

$10 $5

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

Two or Four Kids' Open-Bounce Visits at Fun Factor (50% Off)

Fun Factor Brookfield

Brookfield

$22 $11

Kids bound over inflated obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles while parents watch nearby; toddler area contains age-appropriate toys

$4 for $8 Groupon — Tot Town Party & Play

Tot Town Party And Play

Brookfield

$8 $4

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two Hours of Open Jump for Two, Four, or Six with Socks at Sky Zone (Up to 46% Off)

Sky Zone

Bethel

$52 $34

Burn off energy and calories on a wall-to-wall half pipe of trampolines at a park that opened in February 2014

Ice Skating for Two, Four, or Six with Skate Rental, Popcorn, and Hot Chocolate at Danbury Ice Arena (Up to 60% Off)

Danbury Ice Arena

Danbury

$29 $14

Families spend an afternoon skating around the icy arena and break to snack on popcorn and hot chocolate

$20 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rentals at Mohegan Bowl ($39.95 Value)

Mohegan Bowl

Mohegan Bowl-A-Drome

$39.95 $20

Two hours of group play atop one of 20 automatically scored candlepin lanes

Pizza, Lazer Maze Challenge, and Jump Time for Two or Four at My Three Sons Family Fun Center (Up to 51% Off)

My Three Sons Family Fun Center

Central Norwalk

$24 $12

Kids 10 aged and younger dodge laser beams in a black-lit maze, bounce in the inflatable Jumpy House, and eat made-from-scratch pizza

Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for Two or Four at SoNo Ice House (Up to 66% Off)

SoNo Ice House

South Norwalk

$28 $10

Groups of two or four hit the ice on state-of-the-art rinks with decks

Group Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride for Two or Four, or Private Carriage for Four from Cornerstone Ranch (Up to 54% Off)

Cornerstone Ranch

Princeton

$48 $24

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During each ride, a pair of majestic black percherons draws the wagon through the farm; each guest also enjoys some local ice cream

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

60- or 90-Minute On-Location Bubble-and-Music Party for Kids from Worcester Bubble Parties (Up to 60% Off)

Worcester Bubble Parties

On Location

$250 $99

Bubbles billow around while kids do the limbo, hula hoop, and enjoy interactive games

$20 for $50 Worth of Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

$50 $20

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More than 40 games including air hockey, brand-new high-def arcade games & skee-ball alongside kitchen serving pizzas & paninis

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Amped Music School (Up to 56% Off)

Amped Music School

Wyoming

$40 $20

Instructors teach guitar, piano, drums, or vocals in one-on-one lessons

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"Her words changed the world," reads the website for the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. "What will you do?" As the author of the 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe's moving prose helped expose the brutal reality of slavery in the United States. Today, her family home still stands in honor of her memory, welcoming guests as a museum and historic site.

Visitors step into the past via the front door, stopping by the front parlor to see where the Stowes gathered to take tea, play games, and debate the pressing issues of the day. The ground floor also houses some of the Stowes' original furnishings, including a dining room table and Harriet's own oil and watercolor paintings. The second floor offers a more personal look at the author's day-to-day life through touches such as her hand-painted furniture, as well as a terrarium that reflected her love of nature. Guided tours can provide further insight into the life of a woman who, in a time period marked by prejudice and turmoil, nevertheless spoke in favor of equality and change.

77 Forest St
Hartford,
CT
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Samuel Clemens lived a life so full that it encompassed two names. He was a riverboat pilot, a silver prospector, and a newspaperman?and it was in this last trade that he first used the name under which he would author some of America's greatest fiction: Mark Twain. In works such as Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court? Twain cast a wry spotlight on the political and industrial changes of the 19th century, from westward expansion to the end of slavery to the birth of ground-breaking technology such as the mustache comb. In much the same way, the very space where Twain wrote?the Hartford home where his family lived from 1874 to 1891?illuminates the times as well as the personal life of the man behind the letters.

These days, that home is a National Historic Landmark that serves as half of The Mark Twain House and Museum. Comprised of 25 rooms, including a glass conservatory and grand library, it has been open to the public since its 100th anniversary in 1974. Inside, visitors explore not only the billiard room where Twain penned novels such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but also nearly 16,000 Twain-related artifacts, such as his last pair of spectacles and photos of his daughters putting on plays. Even more objects and information fill the nearby LEED-certified museum, where rotating exhibits focus on subjects such as the Twain family's servants.

65 Forest St
Hartford,
CT
US

In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.

61 Savitt Way
Hartford,
CT
US

At Keney Golf Course, players follow an emerald track chiseled into the heavily wooded terrain of the 694-acre Keney Park. Devereaux Emmet and Alfred M. Tull unveiled their course design in 1927, inviting golfers to challenge their skills on the 18-hole, 6,014-yard layout. Along the way, golfers encounter an intersecting stream, dense forest groves, and a cemetery that borders several holes, but none of the quicksand bunkers incorporated by the original architects.

Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 70 * Total length of 6,014 yards from the back tees * Rating of 68.1 from the back tees * Slope of 115 from the back tees * Three sets of tees

280 Tower Ave
Hartford,
CT
US

The New Children?s Museum's hands-on exhibits challenge kids to think creatively and solve problems. They can observe lizards in mock habitats, build Lego towers and put them to the test against simulated earthquakes, follow a timeline of Mars' history, and learn about the Earth's rotation under a Foucault pendulum. The museum also hosts camps and birthday parties, helping to make learning become a celebrated part of life.

950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford,
CT
US

A Hartford community staple since it was sculpted around the 1930s, Goodwin Park Golf Course peppers the countryside with 27 holes of various challenges. The main 18-hole, 6,015 yard course weaves among trees and gentle hills, offering three sets of tees for different handicaps, while a shorter 9-hole executive layout lets golfers squeeze in a round before their magic driver turns back into a useless tent pole.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 70 course * Length of 6,015 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 68.6 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 119 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Scorecard

1130 Maple Ave
Hartford,
CT
US