As summer kicks into full gear, we’re always searching for things to fill the days. The more free time, the more time to explore and try new things! Here are 5 things to try this month.
Attend an Outdoor Concert
Our calendar is full of towns and venues hosting Summer Outdoor Concert series. In fact, it seems like you could attend a concert nearly every day of the week if you wanted! So pack a picnic and check out some of the below:
Tuesday Tunes – Tuesday’s, Dickinson Park, Newtown
Free Summer Concerts – Thursday, Dickinson Park, Newtown
Concerts in the Park, Friday’s, Municipal Center, Brookfield
Concerts on the Hill, Sunday’s, Christ Church, Easton
Head to an Amusement Park
We have two within a short drive. Take advantage of planning a day trip and spending the day at one of these awesome parks.
Quassy Amusement Park
2132 Middlebury Road
*Waterpark & spray bay. Perfect for younger kids
185 Enterprise Drive
SplashDown Beach Water Park
16 Old Route 9 West
Six Flags New England
162 Main Street
Plan A Day At The Beach
Whether it’s a day at a lake or the ocean, your kids are guaranteed a good time spending the day by the water. Here are a few state park beaches:
Sherwood Island, Westport
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
Squantz Pond, New Fairfield (Candlewood Lake)
For a full list of CT beaches open to non-residents, please visit here for daily rates.
Head To A Splash Pad
Although we don’t currently have any outdoor splash pads in Newtown, we are lucky to have an indoor one at the Community Center. Here’s a list of local splash pads within a 30 minute drive.
Day Trip to Mystic
Our family loves a day spent in Mystic! Besides the Aquarium and the Seaport, there is a ton to explore in Mystic. What kid doesn’t love watching the draw bridge open and close while eating ice cream from Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream? For full details on Mystic, please visit This is Mystic for a full list of attractions, dining, shopping, and wineries/breweries.