Alternative Sports and Non-Competitive Physical Activities in Fairfield County, CT


If you have a non-athletic child, you can still find ways to bond with him or her through non-competitive physical activities. We've compiled a guide to parks, rinks, and other sports centers in Fairfield County, CT, that offer healthy and fun activities - like hiking, swimming, and table tennis - for all ages. 


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Connecticut Table Tennis

Fairfield; (203) 292-0717;

Open year-round, with locations in Fairfield and Middletown. Eight tables open to players of all ages and skill sets for recreational use; $8 per player. Lessons also available.


Sports Center

Shelton; (203) 929-6500;

Features a double-decker ice skating rink, jungle-themed laser tag arena, bowling, a game arcade, mini-golf, and batting cages.


Sportime USA

Elmsford; (914) 592-2111;

In an arcade-like atmosphere, Sportime USA offers kids plenty to choose from: billiards, skeeball, wall climbing, air hockey, and laser tag. Kids five and under can enter the soft adventure zone, containing a ball pit, slides, and crawling tubes.





Lake Mohegan

Fairfield; (203) 256-3191;  

Enjoy hiking, swimming (at the only freshwater space in Fairfield), walking and more. Parking is free; other rates vary throughout year.





Fairfield YMCA

Fairfield; (203) 255-2834;

The YMCA's Adventure Guide program offers a list of activities for fathers and children to do together. In addition to weekend camping trips and holiday parties, the program features family swim time.



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