Play Groups and Programs for Mom, Baby and Kids {Ffld County}

As some of you may know, I recently had a baby.  We are at the point where we are looking for activities locally (Stamford) and around lower Fairfield County…but we don’t want to break the bank for entertainment that the little one isn’t getting too much out of at this point!

I haven’t found one site that is a good resource for this type of information and the Moms I talk to are inquiring as well, so I thought I would put it in one place. Note, the information and pricing is current based on time of posting but subject to change.  Please check the link of each activity for more details and updated information. Listing includes places that allow participation of babies (minimally 12 months).  If there is something you enjoy and it isn’t listed, please let me know.  Hope to see you around town!

 

 MOMS GROUPS
Mom-to-Mom Playgroup @ Stamford Hospital
* All welcome; no registration required
* 0 months-4 months Wednesdays at 11:00am-12:30pm
* 4 months-12 months Wednesdays at 1pm-2:30pm
* $10 donation suggested

Mom’s Morning In
* Activity program for toddlers and pre-school aged children (infants welcome), no registration or reservations required
* Darien Community Association, Friday 10:00am (September to May)
* $10 per child (excluding Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Parade and Farewell Picnic)

Fit4Mom (incl Plum Mom Club, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre & Body Back)
* Various locations depending on the class
* Free trial class

Moms’ Group at KaiaYoga
* All new and expecting Moms welcome; no registration required
* Greenwich location, Thurs 12:30-1:30pm
* Westport location, Wed 11-12pm
* Free

Jewish Community Center
* Playgroup from newborn to children up to age 2
* Memberships start at $35/month depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Babies & Babble yearly program $18 (member) / $25 (non-member)

Other places to find Moms Groups are:
* Pediatrician
* Meetups
* Facebook – (i.e. The Awesome Mommy Group )

 

STORYTIME
Stamford Library
* Programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers
* Free programs; Drop-in open to all; Registration required for majority of programs; Stamford residents get 1st priority
– Baby Time (pre-walking) drop-in Harry Bennett Mon 11:15am
– Mother Goose (walking) drop-in Weed Memorial Thurs 10:15am
– Fall and Winter-Spring Programs
* Museum Passes: free or discounted passes for area museums and state parks

Greenwich Library
* Programs for infants, toddlers and  children up to age 5
* Free programs; Drop-in open to all; Registered programs for Greenwich residents only
– Mother Goose Storytime (babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers; drop-in) Select Sat 10:30am
– Wee Ones (12m – 24m; drop-in) Mon 10:30am
– Fall, Winter and Spring Programs
* Museum Passes: free or discounted passes for area museums and state parks

Darien Library
* Programs for infants, toddlers and  children up to age 6
* Drop-in programs free; Registered programs are on a lottery basis. Open to Darien residents, children of those full-time employed in Darien, or Friends of the Library who donate $300 annually
– Baby Laptime (pre-walking; drop-in) Thurs 9:30am
– Toddler Tales (walking; drop-in) Wed 9:30am
– Come on Everyone! (all ages, drop-in, Summer) 10:00am
– Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Programs

New Canaan Library
* Programs for infants, toddlers and  children up to age 8
* Free programs. Drop-in open to all; Residents preferred for registered programs, non-residents to remaining availability
– Book Babies (pre-walking; drop-in) Wed 11am (Summer ages 3-23months)
– Book Babies (walking; drop-in) Wed 9:30am
– Fall, Winter and Spring Programs

Barnes & Noble
* Programs do not indicate age appropriateness
* Locations various, including Stamford and Norwalk
* Free; drop-in
– Storytime with Miss Ann, Stamford Town Center on Wed 10:30am
– Saturday Storytime, Stamford Town Center on Sat 10:30am
– Programs vary per time of year, check event calendar

 

MUSIC
New Canaan YMCA
* Programs for children from ages 1 to 5
* Annual memberships start at $164 depending on age/type of membership
* More Than Just Music program starts at $165

Greenwich YMCA
* Programs for infants through children ages 4
* Annual memberships start at $200 depending on age/type of membership
* Variety of programs (fee)

Jewish Community Center
* Programs for babies through children up to age 3
* Memberships start at $35/month depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Weekly programs start at $5 (member) / $8 (non-member)

Music Together Classes
* Programs for infants through children up to age 7
* Locations various, including Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan and Rowayton
* Free trial class
* $325 for 12 week class

Kindermusiq
* Programs for infants through children up to age 7
* Location in Old Greenwich
* Free trial class (cost of sessions not available)

Kids’ Music Round
* Programs for infants through children up to age 5
* Location in Stamford
* Free trial class
* $280 for 10wk session

CT Music for Aardvarks
* Programs for infants and up
* Locations various, including Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Westport and Rowayton
* $260 for 10- or 12-wk session (depending on the semester)

Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children
* Programs for toddlers through children up to age 13
* Locations include Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk and Southport
* Free trial class
* School-year long sessions, starting at $580

 

BABY GYMS
Darien YMCA
* Programs for children from ages 1 to 5
* Annual memberships start at $250 depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Tumbleweeds 13 weeks program starts at $315 for members; $355 for non-members

New Canaan YMCA
* Programs for children from ages 1 to 18+
* Annual memberships start at $164 depending on age/type of membership
* Bouncing Bears program starts at $212

Greenwich YMCA
* Programs for infants through children ages 5
* Annual memberships start at $200 depending on age/type of membership
* Variety of programs (fee)

Jewish Community Center
* Programs for children ages 12 to 30 months
* Memberships start at $35/month depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Tumbling Tykes program starts at $247 (member) / $299 (non-member)

Family Tree Yoga
* Programs for mom and infant/baby, toddler and children up to age 16
* Locations include Stamford and Rowayton
* Free trial class
* $135 for 7 week series

Kaia Yoga
* Programs for mom and infant/baby, toddler and children up to age 13
* Locations include Greenwich and Westport
* 10 class card $195 (good for 3 months); $22+tax drop-in

Elements
* Programs for mom and infant/baby
* Location Darien
* Mommy & Me (6wk) program starts at $135

Little Gym
* Programs for infants through children up to age 7
* Locations various, including Stamford, Darien and Westport
* Free trial class
* $99 / month

My Gym
* Programs for infants through children up to age 13
* Locations various, including Stamford and Fairfield
* Free trial class
* Initial Membership Fee $75 + recurring fee

Great Play
* Programs for infants through children up to age 10
* Locations various, including Stamford
* Free trial class
* Annual membership $99, various membership plans starting at $99/month

Kids U
* Programs for children from ages 1 to 9
* Locations various, including Stamford
* Mommy & Me Fall tuition $295 (50min class) 11 wks

Tumble Bugs
* Programs for children from ages 1 to 6
* Locations various, including Greenwich and Norwalk
* Free trial class (cost of sessions not available)

Chelsea Piers
* Programs for children ages 1 to 4+
* Memberships start $95/month depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Various programs; Little Athletes Gymnastics programs (17wks) start at $415 (member) / $485 non-member

Italian Center
* Programs for children from ages 1 to 2 and youth
* Annual membership starts at $2,195 (plus $1,250 pledge); programs available to non-members for higher fee

 

AQUATICS
Darien YMCA
* Programs for babies 6 months through children ages 10+
* Annual YMCA memberships start at $250 depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Swim program starts at $204 (member) / $293 (non-member)

Stamford YMCA
* Programs for babies 6 months through children ages 14+
* Annual YMCA memberships start at $144 depending on age/type of membership
* Swim program 10wks starts at $118

Greenwich YMCA
* Programs for babies 6 months through children ages 5
* Annual YMCA memberships start at $200 depending on age/type of membership
* Swim program starts at $200

New Canaan YMCA
* Programs for babies 6 months through children ages 5
* Annual YMCA memberships start at $212 depending on age/type of membership
* Swim program starts at $235

Jewish Community Center
* Programs for babies 6 months through children ages 5+
* Locations various, including Stamford
* Memberships start at $35/month depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Swim program for 7wks starts at $140 (member) / $196 (non-member)

Sportsplex
* Programs for babies 4 months through children ages 3+
* Locations various, including Stamford
* Annual memberships vary depending on type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Swim programs start at $170 (member) / $210 (non-member)

New York Sports Club
* Programs for babies 6 months through children ages 5
* Locations various, including Stamford
* Annual memberships vary depending on type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Swim program (8wks) starts at $175 (member)

Chelsea Piers
* Programs for babies 6 months through children ages 6
* Locations various, including Stamford
* Memberships start $95/month depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Swim programs (17wks) start at $435 (member) / $510 non-member

Italian Center
* Programs for infants to children ages 3+
* Location Stamford
* Annual membership starts at $2,195 (plus $1,250 pledge); programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Swim programs start at $104 (member) / $128 non-member

 

MUSEUMS
Stepping Stones Museum 
* Exhibits for babies to children age 7+
* Location Norwalk
* Admission: Adults, Children: $15 (under 1, free)
* Annual memberships available starting at $155 (free admission for 2 adults & all kids in household)
– Norwalk residents and adults over 62 get 10% off price of membership
– Active Duty Military and their families get free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day (5 passes)
OBERBARGAIN: 1st Thursday of every month between 5pm and 8pm, kids get in completely free

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
* Location Stamford
* Admission: Adults: $6, Children: $6 (under 12, free); Wednesdays free for all
* Leased dogs are welcome

Maritime Aquarium
* Location Norwalk
* Admission: Adults: $20, Children: $13 (under 3, free)
* Annual memberships available starting at $150 (free admission for 2 adults & all kids in household)

Beardsley Zoo
* Location Bridgeport
* Admission: Adults: $12, Children: $10 (under 3, free)
* Annual memberships available starting at $50

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
* Location Stamford
* Admission: Adults $10, Children (4-17): $5 (under 3, free)
* Annual memberships available starting at $50

Darien Nature Center
* Location Darien
* Grounds and trails, free admission
* Annual memberships available starting at $70

New Canaan Nature Center
* Location New Canaan
* Grounds and trails, free admission
* Annual memberships available starting at $35

Audubon Greenwich
* Location various in Greenwich
* Sanctuaries, free admission
* Some programs and events require reservation or fee;
* Annual memberships available

Earthplace
* Location Westport
* Admission: Adults $7, Children: $5 (under 1, free)
* Grounds and trails, free admission
* Annual memberships available starting at $35

 

SPECIALITY ACTIVITIES
Dance Adventure
* Programs for children ages 1 to 13+
* Location Greenwich
* Free trial class
* Programs start at $379 per semester

SoNo Field House
* Programs for children, youth and teens
* Location Norwalk
* Annual Memberships available; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Athletic programs and adventure area available

Chelsea Piers
* Programs for children, youth and teens
* Locations various, including Stamford
* Memberships start $95/month depending on age/type of membership; programs available to non-members for higher fee
* Athletic programs and adventure center available

 

STUDIO
Best Time Ever
* Welcomes children of all ages
* Location Stamford
* Projects start at $4 per craft

 

A friend and fellow blogger Dana from Mastering Mommy Brain suggested going to your local library for museum passes.  I only noted (and could find) Stamford and Greenwich Library’s, but highly recommend seeing what your local library has to offer for passes.  Thanks for the tip Dana!

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