Sunny Days!

A roundup of fun places to take the kids that you may have forgotten about



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Bruce Park

A recreational heaven, Bruce Park is a great place to take your kids to keep them off the couch and active. The park offers everything from tennis courts, to athletic fields, to fitness trails, to a playground and sports equipment shed that your kids will go crazy for. Those desiring a more peaceful outing will enjoy the park. A quaint pond and picturesque scenery accompany the sports space, making it a great place for a picnic and relaxing get away.

104 Mason St; 869-1328

Soundwaters

What kid doesn’t love the sea? Soundwaters, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating kids about the Long Island sound, provides the ultimate hands-on experience for your crab-loving, fish-obsessed children. The organization offers a number of different classes/programs that allow kids to interact with their marine environment, including touching and safely catching animals and sailing. It is a unique experience kids will remember well into the fall.

1281 Cove Rd. Stamford, CT; 323-1978

Audobon Center

The Audobon Center of Greenwich, the National Audobon Center’s first environmental education center, is a pretty cool place. The 295-acre sanctuary provides a taste of the many oft-forgotten wonders of nature: seven miles of wooded hiking trails, nature exhibits, a honey-bee hive exhibit, a nature supply gift store and more. Guided hikes among the area’s many elements, including swamps, are always available.

613 Riversville Rd; 869-5272

Byram Shubert Library

An extension of the Greenwich Library, this library is dedicated to providing books and experiences that its constituents desire. The library provides enjoyable children’s activities such as playing with clay, learning to play chess, taking hip-hop, and even holding snakes! One special program the library now sponsors is called Read to a Dog, which allows children to read and interact with a dog at the library.

21 Mead Ave; 531-0426

Greenwich Polo Club

Searching for a touch of class? Bring your kids to the Greenwich Polo Club on Sundays, where you can sit and witness public USPA high-goal polo matches in July and September. The sport is incredibly interesting and unique, and definitely something your child doesn’t see everyday.

80 Field Point Rd., 3rd Floor; 561-5821

YWCA

The public facility, of course, offers a myriad of children’s programs such as summer camps and swimming clinics that provide rich and educational experiences. A fun place to take your kids in the summer that you may not have known about is the YWCA’s unique water playground: here, spouts of water coming up from the ground unleash endless amounts of watery fun as kids splash and run around in the droplets. Children may also enjoy the Scuba for Children program in the summer.

259 East Putnam Ave; 869-6501

Byram Beach

As the destination for the town’s only public pool, Byram Beach is an obvious hotspot for kids. But don’t fret, parents: the beach, located on a beautiful 20-acre spot on the shore, is no mere playpen. Children and adults alike will enjoy admiring the scenic setting, full of beautiful flora and spots to soak up the sun. Other recreational activities, such as tennis and adults swim classes, are available, as well.

281 Byram Shore Rd; 861-3170

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Verismo - Opera Arias and Ensembles

    2014.09.26
     @ Round Hill Community Church

    Music from the Heart at Round Hill  “Verismo – Arias and Ensembles,” an opera concert, will bring drama and passion...

  • Aaron Henry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

    2014.09.26
     @ Richards

  • Curiosity Concerts Season Opening: SONIC ESCAPE

    2014.09.27
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts opens its second season of free classical music concerts for families on Saturday, Sept. 27,...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Bistro Versailles Wine Dinner

    2014.09.29
     @ Bistro Versailles

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other...

  • Joie Special Shopping Event

    2014.09.30
     @ Joie

    Joie invites you to a special shopping event! Enjoy wine & hor d'oeuvres while shopping 20% off your purchase Enter to win a...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance's Go For Pink Shopping Event

    2014.10.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue area

    Breast Cancer Alliance announced that it is partnering with Greenwich merchants for a special day of events and shopping on Thursday, October 2nd...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Are you ready for some MUDDY fun? Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is proud to host the 3rd annual Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun...


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