Kids Activities in Brookfield, CT

Kids Activities in Brookfield, CT
A short drive from New York City is the charming New England town of Brookfield, Connecticut. This destination is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to exploring forested hills and pastures, families can saunter though historic districts and visit a range of museums. Brookfield also boasts a variety of educational and entertaining activities for children.

Lyman Orchards

Lyman Orchards has been operating for over 100 years, offering the freshest produce to locals. The orchard is an especially fun place for kids. Different seasons of the year, kids can pick their own fruit including strawberries, blueberries, 25 kinds of peaches, apples and pumpkins. Other events include a corn maze in the fall and sunflower maze in the summer. There are also children's apple pie workshops and an Easter hunt for apples.

Lyman Orchards
Junction of Routes 147 and 157
Middlefield, CT 06455

Brookfield Parks and Recreation Day Camps

Children will find no shortage activities offered through Brookfield Parks and Recreation day camps. The camps accept elementary through high school children and include both half-day and full-day programs. Some of the physical activities include ballet, tennis, martial arts, ice skating and soccer. In addition, the camps offer arts and crafts, such as claymation, painting, and even a wizard school for budding magicians. Camps are run year-round.

Brookfield Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 5106
Brookfield, CT 06804

Maritime Aquarium

A visit to the Maritime Aquarium is an ideal educational activity for kids. There are more than 1,000 animal species to observe including sharks, seals and sea turtles, as well as interactive exhibits and games. The museum also boasts an IMAX theater. In addition, there are special youth programs offered during the year, including a popular Pirate immersion camp.

Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Article Written By Mary Richardson

Currently based in Japan, Mary Richardson is a travel writer and enthusiast. She formerly taught undergraduate academic writing classes for nine years at San Diego State University, where she also received a Masters of Arts in linguistics. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.

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