Family Adventure

ridgefield ct

As a town with great natural surroundings and many cultural offerings, Ridgefield always has something fun and exciting to do with the family. From taking in a live performance to visiting a museum or exploring a hiking trail, our town is the perfect destination for families looking to spend some quality time together. Start a new family tradition and set off on an adventure in Ridgefield!

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Weir Farm Art Center and National Historic Site

Day at the museum

Travel back in time and enjoy a unique learning experience at one of Ridgefield’s renowned museums. Become immersed in colonial America and rural life in 20th Century at the Keeler Tavern Museum. Then, head over to the Weir Farm Art Center and National Historic Site to visit the home of beloved impressionist painter J. Alden Weir and tour around the 60 acres of beautiful woodlands that surround his estate. After, take a trip to Main Street and follow the signs of the Museum in the Streets to uncover the history of Ridgefield.

DIY-arts & crafts

Let your children’s imagination run wild and have them take an art class at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum or at The Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Specialty workshops in drawing, painting, and sculpting are offered weekly as well as general classes that work on specific artistic skills. Both The Aldrich and The Ridgefield Guild of Artists also offer summer programs to help bring out your child’s inner artists while school is out.

family adventure in ridgefield ct
Ridgefield Parks and Recreation

Fun in the sun

Ridgefield’s beautiful natural surroundings are just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Grab some hiking boots and take the kids on a walk through the majestic wooded hillsides and greenery of Hemlock HillsPine Mountain, or the Garden of Ideas. Or, stay downtown and spend the afternoon at Ballard Park where you can picnic, take part in some lawn games, and relax in the shade. If you kids love to skateboard and rollerblade, you can take them to Graham Dickinson SPIRIT Skate Park and have them try out a few new tricks.

Martin Park Beach

Sandcastles on the beach

When the summer haze starts to set in, there is no better way to cool off than to hit the beach. Spend time with the family at Ridgefield’s fantastic Martin Park Beach where the kids can swim, kayak, canoe, and paddle board. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and bring an umbrella for some shade!

CHIRP concerts in Ballard Park

CHIRP concert

During the summer months, families can spend their evenings at Ballard Park listening to some live music. These free concerts presented by CHIRP happen every Tuesday and Thursday and feature acclaimed musicians from around the world.

The Prospector Theater

Blockbuster at The Prospector

Take the kids to see the latest animated movie, superhero saga, or old time classic at The Prospector Theater. The Prospector is a premium movie theater that is also dedicated to providing meaningful employment to adults with disabilities.

Prime Burger

Family Dinner

Treat your family to a nice, casual dinner in Ridgefield. Enjoy some tasty burgers and a strawberry shake at Prime Burger. Or, indulge in some delicious barbecue ribs, chicken, and wings at Hoodoo Brown BBQ. If your family is craving some Italian fare, stop by 850 Degrees for a slice of wood fired pizza. Be sure to save room for dessert and head over to Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe for homemade ice cream!

Looking to have some more family adventures? Take a look at our Family Fun section under Things To Do