Chill Out, Kids!


New Canaan

Waveny Park Swimming Pool

677 South Avenue

A crown jewel of New Canaan, this 50-meter pool open to residents is a summer mainstay, complete with kiddie pool.

Summer Enrichment Art Camp

Saxe Middle School, 468 South Avenue

Bring on the AC at this much loved art camp, that begins on July 1st. Relaxed atmosphere, campers can sign up the day of, no rese needed.

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26 Forest Street

Owners Nuccia and Andrea Mazzonetto are the real deal, offering up to 22 flavors of their homemade gelato at one time.

Red Mango

125 Elm Street

Fresh smoothies and self-serve yogurt w/ a “healthy” vibe.


111 Cherry Street

Self-serve yogurt with a variety of toppings.

Art & Soul and The Bead Bar

80 Main Street

Kids love a day out of the sun painting pottery or making jewelry.


Gofer Ice Cream

1020 Boston Post Road

Boasts 60+ favors of ice cream, yogurt, sorbet, Italian ice and soft serve.

Darien Arts Center

2 Renshaw Road

Offers summer camps, as well as classes in visual arts, music, dance, martial arts and theatre.

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Swizzles Yogurt

1029 Boston Post Road

Self-serve yogurt in a fun setting.

YMCA Swim or Sail

2420 Boston Post Road

Offers swimming lessons, as well as sailing camps for kids ages 7-12 held at the Y and at Holly Pond. Sailing camps held Session 1: 6/24-7/10, and Session 2: 7/24-7/31.


Rowayton Library

33 Highland Avenue

Visit Rowayton Library’s website for a list of AC-inspired activities for kids.

Bayley Beach

11 Pine Point Road

Take a dip at this public, beautiful beach that offers a playground, basketball court, volleyball area and picnic tables. Non-residents must pay a fee.

Brendan’s 101

101 Rowayton Avenue

A Rowayton institution. Mom-and-pop style deli and amazing ice cream. No need for cash, you can open up a house account.

Green Moon

140 Rowayton Avenue

This children’s art studio offers camps and art classes for ages 18 months and up.

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Rowayton Pizza

98 Rowayton Avenue

Famously-good pizza. Enjoy outdoor seating if there’s a breeze.



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