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5 Rainy Day Activities in Central CT

rainy day

Rainy days can be a great time to catch up on housework, tv shows and couch time in general. However, if you’re in the mood to go out and have some fun, perhaps you are entertaining guests, or are a guest yourself to CT then check out the list of activities below.

1. Bowling

Entertaining kids or need to take out some aggression? Head over to some of Central CTs finest bowling alleys and knock down some pins! 

Laurel Lanes  

A very traditional bowling alley with 20 lanes, a mini golf and arcade center, snack shop and bar.

Location: 138 New Britain Ave Plainville, CT 06062

Spare Time

 Talk about a good time! Spare Time in Bristol was recently updated with state of the art technology, large tvs and comfortable lane seating. Spare Time also has a large arcade center, laser tag a restaurant & bar.

Location: 177 Farmington Ave Bristol, CT 06010

Apple Valley Bowl 

36 lanes of bowling fun, a lounge and snack bar. 

Location: 1304 S Main St Plantsville, CT 06479


Crystal Bees

Bowl, play in the arcade, eat and drink at Chrystal Bees! Check out their events for information on live music and other events. 

Location: 240 Spring St Southington, CT 06489

2. Axe Throwing

Montana Nights

2 Great Locations:
80 Fern Rd Newington, CT 06111  
168 Center St #105 Southington, CT 06489

Litchfield County Axe House

Location: 437 Main St Thomaston, CT 06787 

Blue Ox Axe Throwing

Location: 21B N Plains Industrial Rd Wallingford, CT 06492

Axe It! – Wethersfield

Location: 898 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield, CT 06109


3. Museums

CT is rich with history and art and therefore there are so many museums to choose from!


The Carousel Museum

Location: 95 Riverside Ave Bristol, CT 06010

American Clock and Watch Museum 

Location: 100 Maple St Bristol, CT 06010

Lock Museum

Location: 230 Main St Terryville, CT 06786

Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum

Location: 103 East Main St Plainville, CT 06062

Hill-Stead Museum

Location: 35 Mountain Rd Farmington, CT 06032

New Britain Museum of American Art

Location: 56 Lexington St New Britain, CT 06052

Mark Twain House 

Location: 351 Farmington Ave Hartford, CT 06105

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Location: 600 Main St Hartford, CT 06103

Connecticut Science Center

Location: 250 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT 06103

Railroad Museum

Location: 242 East Main St Thomaston CT 06787

4. Go to the Movies

AMC Plainville – Plainville / Southington

Traditional movie theater experience. Relax in recliner chairs and enjoy your snacks in one of the standard, imax or 3d imax theathers.

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas – West Hartford

Located in the heart of Blue Back Square this theater will leave you feeling like royalty! Enjoy leather reclining chairs, a full waiter service and a full bar. 

Picture Show – Berlin

The best bargin! A traditional movie theather experience at extremely affordable prices. Check out their site for their current specials. 

Cinestudio – Hartford

Located on Trinity College’s campus showing indie & classic films.

Apple Cinemas Luxury Dine In & Sports Bar – Hartford

Another great dinner & a movie option in Downtown Hartford. Enjoy a modern movie theater complete with a restaurant and bar.

Gilson Cafe & Cinema – Winsted

The OG when it comes to dinner and a movie! Check out the historical Gilson Cafe & Cinema for a movie or a live performance.

5. Breweries / Wineries

There are SO MANY breweries and wineries sprinkled throughout CT. Here is a list of my favorites – check them out rain or shine!

Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Cozy indoor seating, mulled wine in the fall/winter months and wine slushies during the summer months. 

Location: 599 Old Middle Rd Goshen, CT 06756

CT Valley Winery

Large indoor tasting room.

Location: 1480 Litchfield Tpk New Hartford, CT 06057

Hawk Ridge Winery

Large indoor tasting room, live music and events.

Location: 28 Plungis Rd Watertown, CT 06795

Paradise Hills – Wallingford

Cozy indoor tasting room, friendly staff!

Location: 15 Windswept Hill Rd Wallingford, CT 06492

Clocktown Brewing Company

If you head here on a weekend, you may want to call ahead. Full menu, full bar including, of course, their craft beers.

Location: 135 S Main St Thomaston, CT 06787

Witchdoctor Brewing Co.

Location: 168 Center St Southington, CT 06489

Kinsmen Brewing Co. 

Location: 409 Canal St Milldale, CT 06467

Alvarium Beer Company – New Britain

Location: 365 John Downey Dr New Britain, CT 06051

Nichole Morrell

Nichole Morrell

Hey Central CT! I'm Nichole Morrell, a REALTOR at Turning Point Realty, LLC and a Bristol, CT native and current resident. I have a lot of knowledge about this amazing community and the surrounding towns and cities so if you live in the Central CT area or are thinking of moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with me on the latest Events, Restaurants, Outdoor Activities, Real Estate trends and more!
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