Family Fun

Bethel Public Library: Family Storytime & Kids Events

Bethel Public Library has many events and programs for families. Storytime is a program of stories, activities, and a simple craft or DVD. The Library website lists their many programs for children.

Bethel Historical Society

The Bethel Historical Society is an independent, non-profit organization made up of a group of people dedicated to preserving the history of Bethel, Connecticut. Take a walk in downtown Bethel and explore the rich history and architecture of our town. Reference the Bethel Historical Society’s website for a rich source of information about the history of Bethel.

Blue Jay Orchards

A great New England farm experience.140-acre apple orchard with 36 varieties, farm market, and pick-your-own apples in September and October. Enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch during October weekends. Fresh cider, home baked fruit pies, and local produce, famous cider donuts, and more.

Byrds Books: Children’s Story Time

Understanding that a love of reading begins at an early age, Byrd’s Books takes great pride in stocking some of the best known classics, as well as the newer highly regarded books for children of all ages. Children’s Storytime is every Wednesday morning at 10 am.


Skyzone is a great family recreational adventure, wall to wall with trampolines. Perfect for birthday parties or just hanging out with friends and family.

Sycamore Drive-In Restaurant

In continuous operation since 1948, the Sycamore has become a Bethel Landmark.  The recipes for their famous French Style Steak Burgers and Homemade Root Beer have been handed down from the original owners. They are committed to providing quality food at reasonable prices in a friendly, “50’s Style” atmosphere with “Curb Service” and “Summer Cruise Nights.”

The Toy Room

Since opening their doors in 2006 they have been the area’s premier store for all of your toy needs.  They offer a unique selection of quality toys including: crafts, games, dolls, puzzles, science & building kits, pretend play, quirky items, activity books, infant toys and educational & developmental toys for children (and adults) of all ages.  Be sure to check out their assortment of eco-friendly & USA made toys too!

YMCA Children’s Center

Bethel’s YMCA Children’s Center program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional development focusing on the individual child.

Family Fun Events

Halloween Pancake Breakfast

Annually in October

Come in costume, participate in family games and enjoy a great breakfast at the Stony Hill Fire Department. For more information, please visit

Stony Hill Tree Lighting and Food Drive

Annually in November

Kick-off the holidays with refreshments, holiday music and a tree lighting. For more information, please visit

Trick or Treat Street Halloween Bash

Annually in October

Join our Halloween celebration and costume contest on the front lawn of the CJH Municipal Center followed by trick or treating along Greenwood Avenue in Historic Downtown Bethel.

For more information, visit event page >

WinterFest and Annual Tree Lighting

Annually in November

Come downtown for a holiday treat. Take a ride around Historic Downtown Bethel in a horse drawn carriage, enjoy live music, stroll along and shop at all of the local merchants, and visit with Santa at the annual tree lighting ceremony. For more information, please

For more information, visit event page >

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