Kids Activities in Plymouth

50% Go-Kart Racing at Checkered Flag Raceway

Berlin

$30 $15

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

New Britain Museum of American Art – Up to 48% Off Admission

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

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 53% Off Comedy Magic Show

Trinity-On-Main

$17 $8

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A hypnotist and an illusionist stage a show filled with eye-popping acts and plenty of humor

Up to 53% Off Outdoor Fun in Woodbury

Woodbury

$79 $39

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Visitors enjoy activities such as swimming, tubing, ziplining, or rolling down a mountain inside a giant inflatable sphere

The New Children's Museum – Up to 44% Off

West Hartford

$29.50 $17

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Museum engages kids with hands-on and interactive activities and exhibits, including a wildlife sanctuary and planetarium shows

The Mark Twain House and Museum – Up to 46% Off

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

Up to 50% Off Bounce House Sessions and Party at BounceU

North Branford

$12 $6

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

Piccadilly Circus – Up to 52% Off

Danbury Ice Arena

$51.70 $25

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Exotic animals, death-defying stunts, and chortle-inducing clowns roll into town for a 90-minute family-friendly spectacle

Up to 63% Off Learn-to-Skate Packages

Danbury

$97 $39

Learn the basics of ice skating during weekly lessons and apply the skills on your own during public sessions

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

Up to 51% Off Kids' Skating Class

Ridgefield

$40.12 $20

Kids as young as 3 learn the basics of gliding on ice; class for hockey-style skating among options

50% Off

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

Up to 54% Off Museum Admission or Class

Windsor

$14 $7

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$54 $17

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

Up to 53% Off Easter Bunny Trolley Ride

East Haven

$20 $10

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Celebrate springtime by riding on a historical trolley, participating in crafts, and visiting with the Easter Bunny

Up to 50% Off Bounce House Sessions and Party at BounceU

Stratford

$10 $5

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

Up to 52% Off Go-Kart Races or License

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

50% Off Inflatable Playground Admission

Clinton

$10 $5

Staff members supervise kids while they bound through bounce houses, slides, and inflatable obstacle courses

Up to 51% Off Music Lessons or Guitar Setup

Fairfield

$70 $34

Full-service music shop sets up and strings guitars and offers lessons for most instruments, including guitar, trumpet, violin, and drums

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – Up to 58% Off

Forest Park

$42 $19

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40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

55% Off Private Music Lessons

Springfield

$131 $59

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

Half Off Ice-Skating Lessons

Springfield

$198 $99

Two can learn to skate together during group classes that meet every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons

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

Up to 51% Off Music Lessons and Studio Sessions

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

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

72% Off Indoor Play at Kidville

Westport

$229 $65

Family-owned children’s center helps develop social and educational skills with art, music, and gym classes and a playspace

Up to 66% Off Ice Skating at SoNo Ice House

South Norwalk

$28 $10

Kids receive training from US Figure-Skating or Hockey Association coaches; groups hit the ice on state-of-the-art rinks with decks

Up to 51% Off at 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

50% Off Arcade and Board Gaming

Storrs

$20 $10

Gamers meet to play video or board games, and special events such as Magic: The Gathering; board games, cards, and miniatures for sale

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With three floors of interactive exhibits, Imagine Nation keeps tykes aged 2–10 and their parents engaged for hours of synapse-firing fun. Tunnels filled with natural decor await youngsters in the museum's indoor jungle-themed playscape, where they can shake excess energy out of their bounding legs in preparation for naptime or hibernation season. In the ESPN center, kids can pretend to be sportscasters as they sit behind the desk of a model TV set, replete with real equipment from the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

The museum also boasts a health exhibit in which children can don hospital attire and explore a model newborn nursery and an operation table, ideal for parents trying to nudge their child toward a career as a hypochondriac. After whippersnapper's minds have been blown learning about the cosmos at the space exhibit, they can unwind with drinks and snacks at the old-fashioned soda fountain, which winds the clock back to the 1940s with the help of a player piano.

1 Pleasant St
Bristol,
CT
US

American Clock & Watch Museum’s staff and visitors never have to worry about keeping track of time. Inside a Federal-style home originally built in 1801, curators display more than 1,500 clocks and watches from a collection of more than 5,500, making it one of the largest in the world behind the legion of wristwatches glued together to form Big Ben. Guest curators showcase timepieces from different eras and manufacturers, from antique clocks to art deco accessories made in the Jazz era. Visitors can admire clock maintenance in action on the first and third Friday of each month when the “Ol’ Cranks” wind more than 70 of the museum's historic items. Visitors can also learn more about their own antique treasures by consulting with the museum staff during scheduled evaluation events.

100 Maple St
Bristol,
CT
US

“Other communities looking to establish museums preserving their regional culture and history would do well to visit The Mattatuck Museum,” raves the New England Travels about the Connecticut treasure. The Museum’s educational programs, rotating exhibits, and permanent collections showcasing over 2,000 works of American art focus on preserving and sharing Connecticut’s cultural history. Members receive free admission and discounts on programs and events including readings of Shakespearian plays, walking tours of local neighborhoods, regular live jazz performances, and field trips to go bully Rhode Island, Connecticut’s diminutive neighbor.

144 W Main St
Waterbury,
CT
US

A lifelong small-scale-speedmobile builder and driver, Rapid Raceway co-owner Rick "Rapid" Raducha initiates aspiring 1:32-scale motorists into the ways of the controller with two massive slot-car courses. Racers can challenge the grooves of the 145-foot Grandstand track, where they’ll command their electrified speedsters through its tricky S-curves before flooring it on two 13-foot straightaways. Or, fast fingers can test their abilities on The Whip, which Rapid Raceway says is America’s fastest road course, featuring two 34-degree banked turns and an 89-foot lap length that leaves drivers little time to break for NASCAR’s traditional blueberry-scone halftime show. Today's deal provides a rental car and remote so that casual competitors don't have to propel cars through mind-control, though slot-car gurus are welcome to bring their own models. Rapid Raceway also sells scale racing parts and accessories and does repairs and custom design.

161 Woodford Ave
Plainville,
CT
US

Nestled in the charming and historic suburb of Farmington, the Hill-Stead Museum hosts a mixed-medium menagerie amidst a sprawling, 152-acre Colonial Revival estate. Hill-Stead's dynamic collection includes French Impressionist works by Monet and Degas, as well as notable works by Manet, Cassatt, and Whistler, as well as a bounty of prints, photographs, ceramics, furniture, and archival documents. Along with unlimited complimentary admission to the museum, members enjoy reduced admission to museum programs, a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases, and a one-on-one painting lesson with the cheery spirit of museum founder Alfred Atmore Pope. Join other new members on Wednesday, June 8, for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, where poet Tony Hoagland will pluck audience heartstrings with poignantly funny stanzas about life and heartache.

35 Mountain Rd
Farmington,
CT
US

Situated on 30 acres of verdant grassland neighboring the Farmington River, Avon Valley Show Stables saddles eager equestrians with quality courses and expert instruction in the ways of horseback riding. With style specialties in hunter, jumper, and hunt-seat equitation, lessons are offered for all ages (3 and up) and experience levels. Owned by professional show equestrian Emer Coyne , Avon Valley Show Stables features an experienced staff of pony-savvy instructors that will take pony-riding pupils through each step of the horseback process. Cantering cavalry can train on a stable horse or use one of their own, whether it's a majestic mustang named Afterglow or an existentially pondering pony named Aristotle. Lessons can be scheduled throughout the day, seven days a week, by appointment only.

595 Waterville Rd
Avon,
CT
US