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February Vacation Guide 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

If you aren't traveling during one of this month's school breaks, you've come to the right place! A bunch of our favorite spots are offering vacation camps throughout the upcoming weeks (specific vacation days vary by town), and we have compiled a list for you all. For those of you who need some last-minute "get me out of the house" ideas, we have also shared some drop-in activities and special events!

Vacation Camps

Children of the Sound, Norwalk: 2/15-2/16, 2/19-2/22.  Crafts, swim lessons, games & more! Ages 4+. 9am-11am & 11am-12:30pm, $50/1st session or $75/for 2.

Earthplace, Westport: 2/16, 2/19-2/23. Enjoy your days off with fun & educational themed activities. Extended day options available! Ages 3-grade 5, 9am-1pm or 9am-3pm, Members $48-$72 & Non Members $64-$96. Register here!

Pump It Up, Norwalk: 2/15, 2/16, 2/19. Kids spend part of their day laughing, jumping, playing games, and part of their time creating art projects. Extended day options available! 8:30-12:30, 12:30-4:30, or 8:30-4:30! $25 per single session or $40 for 2 sessions. Register here!

Tumble Jungle, Norwalk: 2/15 & 2/16, 2/19-2/23. Activities generally include trampoline time, zip-line rides, bounce houses galore, age appropriate games, themed activities, recreational sports, crafts, & more. 9am-12pm, $45. Add on "Monkey Time" for $15! Register here!

Kids U, Stamford: Camp is an opportunity to sample everything Kids U has to offer with and emphasis on fun and friends! Join us for a Winter Olympic Themed Camp, 2/12-2/16 (12:30pm-3:30pm) and 2/19-2/23 (9:15am-12:15pm or 9:15am-2:15pm). You can sign up by the day or for the week. 3-hour sessions are $250/week, $55/day and 5-hour sessions are $350/week, $75/day. Ages 3-9.

Chelsea Piers, Stamford: 2/12-2/16 & 2/19-2/23. Little Athletes Gymnastics Camp supports each child's natural love of movement and exploration. A low camper-to-teacher ratio ensures personal attention and maximizes safety. Ages 3-5, 8:45-11:45am, Members $63 & Non Members $75.

Great Play, Stamford: 2/12, 2/16, 2/19. When school is out camp is on! Themes for these days include Pajama Party, Carnival Day, and Super Hero Day! Ages 3-6, 12:30-3pm (Mondays) or 1-3:30pm (Friday), Members $36 & Non Members $40.

Darien YMCA, Darien: 2/16, 2/19-2/23. Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, outside play, gym, movies, and more. 9am–1pm (pre-school only) or 9am-4pm (preschool to 5th grade). Extended care available! 1/2 day Members: $60, Non-members: $70. Full day Members: $80, Non-members: $90. For more information, contact: Suzanne Richards at 203.655.8228 x1331 or

My Gym, Stamford: 2/15, 2/16, 2/19, 2/20. This 3 hour drop off program includes games, sports, gymnastics, arts & crafts, snacktime, and rides on the famous zipline! Ages 2.5-9, Members $40 & Non Members $45.

Darien Nature Center, Darien: 2/20-2/23. Children will explore the trails, pond and brook and identify what happens in the winter months to the landscapes. The children will also be creating nature crafts and enjoying the menagerie of animals in the zoo room. Ages 2-6, 9:30–11:30 (2 yr olds) or 9:30–1:30 (3-6 yr olds), $150-$360 depending on age and days.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford: 2/15 & 2/16. Discover what animals do in the winter, explore winter stars in the sky, create great art, hike on winter trails, and more. Snack and drink will be served. Ages 4-9, 9:30am-12:00pm, Members $30 & Non Members $35.

New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan: 2/20 & 2/21. Out of school and looking for some wintry fun in the great outdoors? Come down the hill and join other enthusiastic kids as our expert staff lead a variety of winter-themed adventures throughout the 40-acre expanse of NCNC. Partake in nature games, crafts & activities! Lunch bunch available from 12pm-1pm. Ages 3-5, 9am-12pm, Members $120 & Non Members $150.

Action Art School, Greenwich: 2/12-2/16. Camp includes arts & crafts, magnets, legos, games, & more! 10:30am-1:30pm. Early drop-off & late pick up available. Available for children ages 4-6 and 7-10. $292.50 for full week, $175.50 for 3 days. Art materials are $10 per day. Receive 10% off if you register for the full week! Register here.

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Drop-In Anytime Activities

*Be sure to check individual hours before visiting!*

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk

Art & Soul and the Bead Bar, New Canaan

Best Time Ever, Stamford

Hands On Pottery, Darien

My Three Sons, Norwalk

Get Air Trampoline Park, Stamford

Pump It Up, Norwalk

Skyzone Trampoline Park, Norwalk

Bowlmor Bowling Alley & Arcade, Norwalk

Chocolate Works, Darien

Chelsea Piers, Stamford

Children stroking a turtle in the petting zoo

Special Events

Check our events calendar HERE to find additional happenings during your school break!

Drop-In Scheduled Activities

*As some schedules change during school vacation weeks, be sure to check individual program schedules before visiting!*

Select "drop-in" (& any other search criteria you may have) on our HOMEPAGE to browse a variety of regularly scheduled drop-in activities!


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