Indoor Fun for the Young at Heart in Fairfield County Last Updated: January 2021
Whatever the weather is like outside, the fun is non-stop inside, throughout Fairfield County. From auto racing to escape rooms to virtual golf to axe throwing (yep!) and more, there are lots of unusual attractions to challenge and delight the adventurer in you! All of these are open and following strict safety measures due to COVID-19. Just be sure to check with each location before venturing out, as hours and activities may change.
Chelsea Piers, Stamford
You will feel like you have arrived at an Olympics training center at Chelsea Piers, one of the finest competitive sports and recreational facilities in the country. This year-round, 400,000-square-foot complex features indoor figure skating and hockey, swimming, squash, tennis, trampoline, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, fitness training and so much more, including professional instruction, food service, event spaces, catering and pro shop for your equipment needs.
RPM Raceway, Stamford
Want to experience the thrill of competitive auto racing in a safe and authentic atmosphere, where each lap will get your adrenaline rushing and your heart pumping? On your mark, get set, GO – to RPM Raceway where Italian-made go-karts race on European-style tracks, challenging you to push your limits and fulfill your need for speed. And if that were not enough, you can also engage in Virtual Reality battles, racing simulators and more than 150 arcade games for grownups that forgot to grow up. Don’t forget luxury bowling, too! Get ready to tick off a bunch of your bucket list goals in one fun place!
Golf Lounge 18, Fairfield
Golf Lounge 18 is a premier indoor golf facility, providing a state-of-the-art virtual golfing experience for friends and family. Each bay features Trackman 4 Technology, trusted by hundreds of pros and featuring more than 65 of the world’s most beautiful courses to play on, plus a full bar with multiple televisions to watch the big game. This facility is the perfect spot get your golf fix during inclement weather, hit the range, join a league, take a private lesson or play 18 holes with friends. Schedule your tee time today.
Fairfield Tennis, Fairfield
Fairfield Tennis sets the standard of excellence for indoor tennis clubs, offering programs for the most competitive players of every skill level and social players looking to stay active and have fun. Full-court, no-glare lighting on six championship courts provides excellent visibility; on-site stringing service is available, plus large dressing rooms with showers and a spacious and attractive lounge and viewing area. Skilled professionals offer group and private lessons. No membership fees from September to April, just tennis. Reserve your court time online.
Xperiment VR, Trumbull
Xperiment VR is a fully immersive virtual reality social play space that delivers the one of the best VR experiences available. Prepare to jump into realistic environments with explosive visuals as you step beyond reality and explore the world, play games, unleash your artistic talents, just about anything you can imagine. It’s fun for everyone, and a great way to stay active. Just a few of the experiences to choose from include Travel and Adventure, Art and Design, Sports, Escape Rooms, Higher Education and Multiplayer and Single Player Games.
Escapology is a premium, ultra-immersive escape experience, offering six private game rooms of varying difficulty. So, grab up to seven of your cleverest friends and step inside your own private adventure to crack codes, solve puzzles and escape – if you can! Since you will only be playing with your own group, safe fun is assured. This one-hour escape experience is guaranteed to have you coming back for more. Virtual escape adventures are waiting for you, too.
The Rinks at SportsCenter of Connecticut, Shelton
Make a fast break to The Rinks at SportsCenter of Connecticut, New England’s premier ice skating facility, and skate on one (or both) of the world’s only double-decker NHL rinks. Lace up (rentals available) and hit the ice year-round for public skating, birthday and group skating parties, figure skating, Learn to Skate, and a full range of hockey programs. Space is limited so book your skate time and purchase tickets online.
Blue Ox Axe Throwing, Bridgeport
Have an axe to grind? Why not throw one instead! This exhilarating new pastime is the rage – and really hits the bullseye. Blue Ox Axe Throwing offers one-hour open throws for two to four players based on lane availability. You can also book a social throw for five to ten people for two hours. A trained ‘Axe Master’ will instruct you on the proper throwing technique and safety guidelines before any throwing begins and will remain near your party for the duration of the event.