Four Nights to Remember

Spend a couple of nights with your kids on a working farm and another two on the grounds of an amusement park - and every other family overnight will just seem sort of ordinary.

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Hear the Roosters Crow Ice Cream Outing Camping at Compounce
Flamig Farm

Hear the Roosters Crow

An unforgettable overnight - two nights actually - can be had at Flamig Farm in Simsbury, which bills itself as “New England’s Premier Agritainment Destination.” Flamig Farm has been around since 1907, and these days it offers hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities, but a new feature is a family accommodation with two bedrooms, a full kitchen (they’ll stock it with local seasonal produce) and family room. Wake up to the sound of roosters crowing, collect eggs, go on a pony ride – what a blast! (2-night minimum.)

Ice Cream Outing

At some point, make sure to get out from your home base at Flamig Farm to nearby Tulmeadow Farm in West Simsbury. The ice cream they make – more than 50 flavors of a very rich 16% butterfat blend – is among the very best in Connecticut.

Lake Compounce Theme Park

Camping at Compounce

Now it’s time for a change of venue. Is it a kid’s dream to stay overnight on the grounds of a major amusement park? It probably is, and that’s exactly what they can do at the Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce in Bristol. Here, you’ll find all sorts of possibilities for overnight fun: tent sites, RV sites, tipis that take up to four cots, Cub Huts, 1-bedroom cabins and a 2-bedroom cabin. Compounce itself features rides, roller coasters and water parks galore. (Cabins have 2-night minimum on weekends.)

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