Winter Activities & Events

With the winter upon us, we have put together some local activities and adventures, as well as when is best to book these. Please feel free to email us at info@westportmoms.com with any others we may have missed! For additional ideas of other great indoor activities during the cold, dark months, check out our Indoor/Rainy Day Activity List here and for any ski mountain or rental info, check out our All Things Skiing List here.

  • Family Festivities Musicals at The Westport County Playhouse – Don’t miss the incredible Family Festivities Musicals at the Westport Playhouse, which continue with Charlotte’s Web in February and culminate with The Pout-Pout Fish in March! All shows are on Sundays, run 1 hour in length, and have a 1pm and 4pm show. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
  • Ice Skating:
    • Longshore Ice Rink (outdoor) – skate rentals (and sharpening) available for kids and adults; group lessons also offered. Ice rink opens on Friday, November 24th! 
    • Sportsplex Ice Rink (indoor) – year round lessons and skating available for kids and adults. Class sessions begin week of November 13th.
  • Stay Warm
    • Museums
      • Discovery Museum – Participate in the museum’s hands on learning activities and enjoy the different STEM experiences. 4450 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604
      • Peabody Museum – Explore the museum’s special exhibits, like California Gold or their permanent exhibits focusing on dinosaurs and reptiles. 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
      • Stepping Stones – Stepping Stones offers interactive learning experiences as well as a variety of exhibits for children from birth to 7 years and older. 303 West Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850
    • Visit CT Sugarhouses – Learn and watch how New England maple syrup is made and taste test a variety of syrups.
      • Ragland Farm – 1127 Main Street North Southbury, CT 06488
      • Brooksvale Park Sugar Shack – 524 Brooksvale Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
    • Cooking and Baking Workshops for Kids. – Hands on workshops for kids of all levels who are interested in learning how to cook or bake.

    Visit NYC!

    • The GIANT Room – “The GIANT Room is a new innovation space for tiny New Yorkers with big dreams.” The GIANT Room offers a playful environment for kids aged 3 – 12 to discover new workshops, programs, and ideas. 550 W. 28th Street New York, NY.
    • Brooklyn Children’s Museum –Full of different exhibits and a large play area, the BCM is an interactive experience that allows kids to have fun while learning at the same time. 145 Brooklyn Ave Brooklyn, NY.
    • Sloomoo – A slime playground where kids can get their imagination flowing while creating and playing with slime. 475 Broadway New York, NY
    • LEGOLAND Discovery Center – 12 different family attractions including a cinema and virtual reality experience. 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710
    • iFLY – Indoor skydiving. 849 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10710
    • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum – Different focusing on space exploration, naval history, technology. and more for the whole family. Kids Week February 15th – 22nd. Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
    • Museum of Ice Cream – This museum is all about ice cream. Featuring sweet installations, including a sprinkle pool and three-story slide, fun for the whole family is guaranteed! 558 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
    • National Geographic Encounter – “Walk-through underwater experience with lifelike animations of humpback whales, squid & sea lions.” 226 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
    • Museum of Illusions – Tour their collection of playful optical illusions and holograms enjoyable for all ages

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