We make it easy for you to find fun places to go and things to do with your kids. Find fun family events in our Calendar of Events and use our Resource Guide to find kids programs, play centers, party guide and much more.

 We’ve got the inside scoop on tons of FREE or low-cost things to do in Connecticut with kids. If you would like us to post a kid-friendly event you’re organizing, just use the “Add Event” link displayed at the bottom of our calendar.

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Upcoming Events:

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Saturday, Sunday, & Columbus Day SEP 27 to OCT 26 Exciting. Entertaining. Festive. Without a doubt, The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is the something different you’ve been looking to do. It is a celebration of good times filled with fond memories. It is revelry that gives you a lift, boosts your spirits, and lets you leave [...] Read More »

Let's Play Expo

When: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Time: 10am – 5pm Where: XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT 06120 Tickets*: $5 Adults; $5 children 12 and under (includes one free activity) For one day only, Let’s Play Expo will be the hub for all things fun. This event is jam-packed with entertainment, exhibitors, games, great deals, [...] Read More »

Pumpkintown U.S.A.

September 20, 2014 Thru October 31, 2014 Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Great place for the youngsters for a Halloween treat. A non-scary adventure through a town with a saloon, jail, country store, post office and a fire department. There are different scenes througout the “village” include the wedding scene. Take “The Ride,” a hay ride through [...] Read More »

Falloween Weekends at Mystic Aquarium

Saturday, October 18 2014 – Saturday, November 1 2014  Get into the fall spirit and come celebrate Falloween, a festival of fun,with three themed weekends of fall activities for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. On October 18-19, 25-26 and November 1st enjoy the Aquarium as it transforms with festive decorations of hay, cornstalks, mums, pumpkins [...] Read More »

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Howl-O-Ween

October 17, 18, 24, 25 from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring a “Greek Mythology” Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include FREE face painting, and of course, CANDY! Don’t miss [...] Read More »

Annual Haunted Miniature Golf Benefit

SEVENTH ANNUAL HAUNTED MINIATURE GOLF BENEFIT October 16–19 and 23–26, 2014 Vicious vampires, wicked witches and spooky skeletons rule the nights and the days during the FVVA’s 7th Annual Haunted Miniature Golf benefit event. 18 holes of Halloween fun await participants upon entering the course under the 12-foot-high Jack-O-Lantern. Wander through a Haunted Graveyard, visit Dracula’s Fountain and the Haunted [...] Read More »

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze

TICKETS TO RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS BUILT TO AMAZE GO ON-SALE ON SEPTEMBER 2nd The Greatest Show On Earth® comes to Bridgeport – October 23-26 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest [...] Read More »

Annual Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, OCTOBER 25, 2014 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. RAINDATE: Sunday, October 26   EXCITING NEW ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT!!! The 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by the Office of the Mayor, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Knights of Columbus, will be held on Saturday, October 19th, on the TOWN GREEN. Decorated pumpkins will [...] Read More »

Chester Halloween Pumpkin Festival

Friday – October 24, 2014 –  5:00 – 8:00 pm Celebrate Halloween early in Chester on Friday, Oct. 24, with a parade, dancing in the street, cemetery hayride, and a contest of decorated pumpkins. Gather for the parade at 5:00 p.m. at the Maple Street Parking Lot. Costumes encouraged! The parade will step off at [...] Read More »

Trick-or-Treat at Mystic Seaport

Friday, October 31 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Calling all kids: get dressed up in your favorite costume and come trick-or-treating at Mystic Seaport before darkness falls! This is a perfect Halloween activity for children under the age of 10. Parents, please park in Latitude 41° Restaurant’s parking lot and walk across Greenmanville Avenue [...] Read More »

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  1. Maria Fowler

    I think your website is wonderful. I would love to win a 4 pack to the fair.

  2. Joan D

    Happy happy joy joy…happy happy joy. With having an age range of children , I am thankful for your site on the information it gives. With the upcoming Durham and Renn fairs along with the Garlic Fest it cant dent the pocket of a family of 6….but who would miss these events? Gotta love autumn.

  3. Dani

    We had plans to go but had to cancel because we don’t have enough money……a family 4 pack would be AWESOME!!!!

  4. Alicia Lamere

    Would love to go, my 4 year old love to see it. please pick me thanks in advance

  5. Christina Cook

    Thanks for this list of Halloween activities, and for the Ren Faire ticket giveaway!

  6. Places for kids CT Post author


    You won a family 4 pack of tickets to the The Connecticut Renaissance Faire!
    Check your inbox or contact us to placesforkidsct@gmail.com We need to hear from you.


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