Family-Friendly Activities in Norwalk, CT
Summer’s not quite over yet. Why not head into the climax of the season with your favorite people? If you’re a resident of our luxury apartments in Norwalk, than this list of awesome activities is sure to sprinkle some joy on your remaining weeks of summertime bliss. Gather the kids and check out these awesome family-friendly activities in Norwalk, CT.
Junction at North Seven isn’t just a great place to unwind after a long day’s work but it’s perfect for an afternoon of no frills with the family. Boasting amazing food from local vendors and an array of kid-friendly activities that include ping-pong, giant-Jenga, board games, Rock Em’ Sock Em’ Robots, and more, Norwalk’s premier pop-up market is guaranteed fun for kids and parents alike. Summer Pop Up hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00pm – 10:00pm.
As Norwalk’s premier aquarium, this family-focused hotspot is dedicated to “...inspiring visitors of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.”
Not only is the Maritime Aquarium praised for the quality and dramatic elegance of their exhibits, but they even offer personal interactions with some of your favorite sea creatures–provided by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Pack up the little ones and stop by for an intimate and informative day at this community staple.
Located at 360 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Sky Zone Trampoline Park has earned its reputation as innovators of “…epic new ways to play, gather, and compete.”
With attractions that include multiple challenge courses, free-climbing, trapeze & swing, foam-zone, sky-jousting, and even ‘toddler-time,’ there are few better locations to gather the whole family for a day packed with thrills that everyone will enjoy.
It’s a one stop happiness shop–in zero gravity.
Renowned for its hands-on nature based learning experiences, Earthplace is 2.5 miles of protected sanctuary trails that include forty animal ambassadors, live birds of prey, and an interactive discovery area. They also offer a fully licensed pre-school, summer camp programs, internships, and free entry from dawn until dusk.
With a mission of building passion for nature and the local environment through educational experiences and active interactions, Earthplace proudly hosts events for visitors of all ages including: Cocktails & Clams, Earthplace Festival, and Green Gala.
Check out their site for more details.
Located at Matthews Park, 303 West Ave, Stepping Stones Museum for Children encourages playtime in new, engaging, and educational ways.
With a dedication to early-childhood education, their toddler and preschool program offers a variety of festivities that include: birthday parties, educational events, productive family activities, and more. Check out their events calendar to plan your day of family fun.
If you’re looking for something a little more whimsical, then My Three Sons is the place for you. This 22,000 square ft. family entertainment center is lauded for their stellar and award-winning birthday parties and special family events.
With more than 100 games, video simulators, and rides such as a merry go round and ferris wheel, My Three Sons has earned a triple AAA rating with school organizations and fundraisers.
They’re even hosting an upcoming dance party that transforms the fun center into a ‘club’ for teenagers called the ‘Teen Society’.
Your children will thank you.
Pump it Up pioneered birthday party entertainment when they first opened their doors in 2002. Now, as a highly successful franchise, this adolescent favorite has become a family ‘must-see’ for occasions that range from birthday parties to basic quality time.
Not only has Pump it Up set the industry standard for indoor inflatable safety, but the expanding franchise hosts its own holiday events, that have fast become family tradition. Bring the family, for your next stellar afternoon together.
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Museum is an immensely engaging way to spend an afternoon with your loved ones. Regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the U.S., this leviathan boasts educational tours (year round) and offers “…unparalleled architecture and interiors [that] illustrates magnificently the beauty and splendor of the Victorian Era.”
It’s always good to add some history to your future.
Ever spend an afternoon trying to stop the little one’s from cart-wheeling all over the place? Well, you’re in luck. At Tumble Jungle, they specialize in providing a one-of-a-kind community where children and families can learn and play together in an educational environment.
Along with a trained team of staff and instructors, Tumble Jungle boasts an expansive state-of-the-art facility for children (1 – 12 years old) to learn gymnastics, sports, and martial arts, integrated with a comprehensive academic curriculum.
Tumble Jungle also hosts events, birthday parties, camps, and after-school programs. Check out their site today, for an experience your whole crew can enjoy.
At an impressive 227 acres, Cranbury Park offers a variety of dog-friendly wooded trails that provid a breathtaking backdrop for festivals, events, and family ‘selfies,’ all year round.
As their flagship attraction, Gallaher Mansion is styled with carvings, stained-glass windows, and walnut paneled rooms. It includes a large flagstone terrace and adjacent gardens that make it the perfect venue for outdoor entertaining and is available to rent.
The park also features an 18-hole disc-golf course that winds in and out of the woods.
“The Norwalk Seaport Association offers a cultural, environmental, and historical journey to the Norwalk Islands.”
The Sheffield Island Lighthouse (and the Light Keeper’s Cottage) provides a unique historical and educational venue that strives to increase awareness, appreciation, and consideration for the environment as well as the preservation of historic buildings and nature.
With activities that include: bird-watching, clam-bakes, haunted houses, and barbecue’s, this nifty community secret can fill any summer day with fun, laughs, good food, and better memories.
There’s still plenty of summer left. That means, there’s still time to surprise the kids with a day out that they won’t soon forget. Until then, enjoy the sun and the fun while it lasts!
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