Ok, fine, I will admit it – winter is here. Even if I do love the long days of summer, winter doesn’t care. I long for the lazy summer hours spent at the pool and kids playing outside after dinner. I love fireflies and cookouts. I love the beach and the way that time seems to slow down. Summer is great because my kids WANT to be outside all of the time.
In the winter, it’s a little tougher to get them out there. Outdoor winter activities have never been my thing. Skiing and snowboarding? No thanks. I’ll be inside to make sure there is hot chocolate for you when you join me by the fire. Hockey and ice skating? I’d rather not. Of course, I try not to push these dislikes onto my kids, and of course, they still spend plenty of time outside, but for those days when it’s just too cold or rainy out, we often head to an indoor play area. Fairfield County has some great spots to take the kids to play.
Best Place Ever (Stamford)
This large multi-level jungle gym will have your kids climbing, crawling, swinging, and sliding. There is also a room full of toys perfect for younger children. Drop-in times are available Monday thru Friday, and their fees are day rates, which means that you can take a break from playing and head next door for drop-in crafts at Best Time Ever (prices vary by project).
Chelsea Piers Connecticut (Stamford)
Drop-in activities include the Splash Zone, where your little ones can splash in shallow water or slide into pools, the Jump, Climb & Ninja Zone, Gymnastics & Ninja Parkour, and the Little Athletes Zone for kids 6 months to 5-years-old.
My Three Sons (Norwalk)
My Three Sons + Burger Bar & Bistro was recently renovated and offers tons of family fun. In addition to inflatables, there’s an arcade (with 70+ games), two 9-hole glow-in-the-dark mini-golf courses, laser tag, and a laser maze.
Pump It Up (Norwalk)
We have been to several birthday parties here. My kids love to jump around on the inflatable slides and obstacle courses. You can go to their Open Jump sessions for $10.95/child at different times throughout the week, or sign-up for one of their special events.
Sky Zone (Norwalk)
If you have kids who like to jump and be physical, this could be an excellent option for you. In addition to wall-to-wall trampolines, there are climbing walls, obstacles and challenges, and a Ninja Warrior course. Worried your child may be overwhelmed? They host designated Toddler Times and Sensory Hours.
Bounce Town USA (Milford)
This place calls themselves the “Inflatable Adventure Zone.” They have a large inflatables area, a climbing area, huge trampolines, arcade games, and a separate and safe play area for toddlers. Although it’s just over the border of Fairfield County, it’s worth checking out.
More indoor play spaces around Fairfield County, include:
Get Air Trampoline Park in Stamford
The Fun Palace and Crystal’s Fun Spot at the Stamford mall
Tumble Jungle in Norwalk and Fairfield
Jungle Gym at Ole Soccer in Fairfield
Our Back Yard Playplace in Fairfield
Rockin’ Jump in Trumbull
Kidz Klub at the Danbury and Trumbull malls
Jumpz and Thrillz in Danbury
Recess Playworks in Ridgefield
Main Street Adventures in Newtown
The Sports Center of Connecticut in Shelton
Which indoor play space would you add to the list?