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By: Samanta Roseme Posted: Mar 7th, 2022
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Fun Time For Nurses: Indoor Winter Activities in Connecticut

Last month, I shared a number of outdoor winter activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy. And if you’re still looking for outdoor winter activities, then you should check out that article. But for those of you who want to get out of the house but not spend hours in the freezing cold, I’ve got a list of great indoor activities for all ages right here. 

Everyone’s tastes are slightly different, so I’m going to share a spectrum of activities — from the very physical to the very cerebral.


Very Physical Indoor Activities…

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You want the physical exertion of a mountain hike or a morning kayak, something to get your blood pumping and your muscles straining as you test your limits. Look no further that these two muscle-building activities:

  • Prime Climb and Mountain Fun, Wallingford

They offer a wide variety of climbing challenges to suit whatever skill level you are. This is also a great spot for kids birthday parties, offering instructions and classes.

  • IT Adventure Ropes Course, New Haven

This is the largest indoor ropes course in Connecticut with 2 massive courses 60 feet in the air. Safely harnessed in, you will test your balance and work your core traversing this course.

Very Cerebral Indoor Activities…

You want to work your brain in ways binge-watching your shows simply can’t do, something to entertain you and challenge you by straining your brain muscles. Look no further than these two brain-building activities:

  • Adventure Rooms, Middletown

Choose from either a Renaissance-era art heist or a post-apocalyptic survival game as you unravel clues, decipher coded messages, and match wits in these private escape rooms.

  • Connecticut Science Center, Hartford

With over 165 interactive science activities, you can work your brain for hours on everything from chemical interactions to dinosaurs, from engineering to botany, and from butterflies to space travel.


Very Artsy Indoor Activities…

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You want to immerse yourself in culture and fine art, learning and exploring the various artistic forms in the contemplative quiet of museums and art galleries. Look no further than these two treasure troves of breathtaking art:

  • Yale University Museums and Galleries, New Haven

Yale University is home to five different galleries: Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Peabody Natural History Museum, Beineke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Collection of Musical Instruments.

  • Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Enjoy over 50,000 works of art spread over several collections, including The Hudson River School, Contemporary Art, Costumes and Textiles, European Decorative Arts, American Art, European Art, The Colt Firearms Collection, and Sculpture in the City.


Very Unique Indoor Activities…

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You want something different. You’ve seen the museums, you’ve been to the slopes, you’ve been to the same places year after year. Now you want something new. Look no further than these two unique experiences:

  • Winter High Tea, various locations

Enjoy a relaxing, genteel experience of high tea at any of several quaint Connecticut tea rooms: Cady’s Team Room in Greenwich; The Drawing Room in Cos Cob; Sundial Gardens and Tea Shop in Higganum; Alice in the Village in Mystic; and Tea Roses Tea Room in Cromwell

  • Axe Throwing, various locations

Get your barbaric yelp on with some vigorous axe throwing at any of several trendy Connecticut axe throwing venues: Pine and Iron Axe Throwing in Hartford and New Haven; Axe It! in Weathersfield; Blue Ox Axe Throwing in Wallingford and Bridgeport; Montana Nights in Southington; and Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Manchester.

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About Samanta Roseme, RN BSN

Samanta Descombes Roseme, also known as Sam, is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) at Assured Quality Homecare (ASQ). As the CVO, Sam is responsible for setting ASQ’s vision, mission, and goals and ensuring that the company is aligned. Sam brings in over 8 years of experience in the Healthcare field and has a Bachelor’s degree in Registered Nursing from the University of Connecticut. In 2016 Samanta, along with her husband Caleb, founded Assured Quality Homecare with a vision of providing high-quality, trained, and compassionate caregivers to the aging community of New London, CT. Samanta and Caleb are raising three beautiful children, and as a mother and woman of faith, you can find Samanta volunteering at her church in her free time.


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