Get up close with farm animals. Photo courtesy of Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Get up close with farm animals. Photo courtesy of Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Best Things To Do in Connecticut this May with Kids: Memorial Day, Lake Compounce, Yard Goats

May is the month to celebrate mom on Mother's Day and enjoy the long, Memorial Day weekend. Everywhere you turn, there are festivals, nature-inspired events, the return of many of our favorite events, and a few newly re-imaged ones. Lake Compounce is reopening after being closed last year, so it's roller-coaster time! And it's time to head to the ballpark, as the Hartford Yard Goats are returning, too.

There are so many fun things to do with kids in Connecticut this May. If you click through to the full listings, you can add them to your calendar. Of course, our Event Calendar always has more fun listed each and every day. And don't forget to bookmark our Spring Fun Guide for family activity ideas throughout this gorgeous season in Connecticut. Happy planning! 

Even though we've just kicked off spring, summer will be here before we know it, so it's time to think about summer camps. Learn more about local and virtual summer camps with our upcoming Online Camp Fair. Visit virtual booths and watch live camp demos.

Editor's note: Some events and operating hours could change, depending on COVID-19 status through the spring. Check with businesses before heading out to events. Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

 
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