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Things To Do With Kids in Danbury

Located just 39 miles northeast of New York City, Danbury, CT is the seventh most populous city in Connecticut and was once at the center of the American hat industry. Today, Danbury’s leading industries include trade, transportation, utilities, and business services. The unemployment rate is lower than the national average, making it an ideal place for families to put down roots. Along with its job opportunities, Danbury also offers a wide variety of activities for children. Keep reading for family-friendly things to do in Danbury.

Whether you prefer to hit the ice or your favorite stores, Danbury has plenty to offer people of all ages. Any of the following activities are sure to be a hit for the entire family:

  • Show off your grace and hockey skills at Danbury Ice Arena
  • Explore the ground, history, and walking trails at Tarrywile Park & Mansion
  • Step back into the time of locomotives at the Danbury Railway Museum
  • Spend an afternoon at the Danbury Fair Mall and shop ‘til you drop
  • Put on your hiking boots and explore the Bear Mountain Reservation

It’s okay for parents to think about themselves sometimes. If you are seeking something to do that both you and your kids can enjoy, look no further. Here are several activities that will keep the entire family entertained:

  • Enjoy a show of percussion and colorful visuals at The Blue Man Group
  • Snack on peanuts and cracker jacks during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium
  • Catch the latest blockbuster at AMC Loews Danbury movie theater
  • Try something new at dinner at Edo II Korean and Japanese Restaurant
  • Wander through Still River Editions photography gallery
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No visit to Danbury would be complete without exploring the rich history of the city. Save some of your hard earned cash by checking out any of the following inexpensive sightseeing options:

  • Learn all about Danbury’s history at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society
  • Visit the Danbury 9/11 monument for a free educational opportunity
  • Set sail from Danbury to Waterbury on the Friendship Tour ship
  • Hike to Balanced Rock for a beautiful scenic overlook and more on Danbury’s history
  • Marvel at the great outdoors at the majestic Profile Falls
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If you’d like to spend a day showing your children a good time, Danbury has many activities your little ones are sure to love. Check out all the kid-friendly things to do here:

  • Explore the animal kingdom at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
  • Have a picnic and play on the playset at Danbury Town Park
  • Enjoy an icy, sweet treat at Danbury’s Double Twister Ice Cream Shop
  • Spend a day boating and at the playground at Lake Kenosia Park
  • Bring little ones to Tot Town for an afternoon of imagination

Traveling with a big group doesn’t have to be a headache. Make planning easy and spend a day at the local amusement park, water park, or outdoor sports facility. Check out some great options here:

  • Stay cool and have a blast at Quassy Amusement & Water Park
  • Challenge your friends and family to a paintball match at Extreme Paintball
  • Put together a game of basketball at Yannity Gym
  • Go check out an outdoor performance at Ives Concert Hall
  • Solve your way out using riddles and puzzles at Escape 101

Learning doesn’t have to be boring. Danbury and its surrounding cities offer many educational opportunities for people of all ages. Here are the city’s top local museums, gardens, and other attractions:

  • Learn all about the world under the sea at the Maritime Aquarium
  • Enjoy interactive exhibits and hands-on activities at the EverWonder Children’s Museum
  • Explore 5 historic buildings including a schoolhouse at the Danbury Museum & Historical Society
  • Check out the current exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Arts Museum
  • Enjoy the art and the beautiful landscaping at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden

Danbury is a city that fosters creativity. Whether your child is interested in art, theater, or dance, there are plenty of excellent classes available. Check out these local creative studios your kids will love:

  • Encourage your children’s creativity at Paint Draw, & More
  • Explore creative body movement at Danbury Dynamic Dance & Fitness
  • Sign up for children’s acting classes with Spotlight Arts, Inc
  • Participate in the classes available for all ages at A Common Ground, community arts studio

Connecticut is no stranger to rain and snow, which is why Danbury has plenty of indoor activities for the whole family. Don’t let inclement weather dampen your day. Here are some options for indoor fun:

  • Spend a rainy afternoon jumping around at SkyZone
  • Get a strike at Brookfield Lanes or Danbury Duckpin Lanes
  • Get rowdy at the indoor playplace Tumble Jungle
  • Roller skate and play arcade games Roller Magic
  • Check out the batting cages and indoor driving range at CT Sports Center