- The list below includes 276 free or cheap things to do in or near Manchester, Connecticut, including 108 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Hiking Trails and Bowling.
- From Wickham Park to Case Mountain, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Manchester and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hartford, West Hartford, Springfield and Simsbury.
Paint Nite 152 Simsbury Road, Avon, CT MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
Manchester's Wickham Park is a large park complex that includes an impressive and elegant event venue that is very popular for weddings. This attraction includes garden zones in the style of English, Scottish, Asian and Italian formal gardens.
Manchester, Connecticut's Case Mountain reaches a peak elevation of 774 feet and has a flat, stable summit overlooking the state capitol. The mountain is peppered with immaculate trails for hiking, cycling, jogging and dog walking. Pets are welcome but must remain leashed.
A 3.5-mile loop trail, Laurel Marsh Trail takes visitors past the Hockanum River through woodlands, hills and meadows. The trail is suitable for hiking and provides opportunities for fishing, boating, birdwatching and wildlife viewing.
Home to sports fields and courts, Charter Oak Park can be used for baseball, softball, racquetball, tennis, basketball and soccer. The park also provides a playground, restroom facilities and a trail suitable for walking and biking.
Northwest Park has a nature trail, lighted baseball and little league fields with bleachers, volleyball courts, playground, a 50 foot pier overlooks Union Pond, a 55 foot rental pavilion with picnic tables, restrooms, rental kitchen and 72 inch grill.
247 S Main St, Manchester, CT 6040 MoreLess Info
Created to inspire the creative minds of youth, the Lutz Children's Museum offers special programs and exhibits geared towards younger children. The museums exhibits include a hands on farming experience, a 1940's main street, live animal habitat and more.
Parkade Cinemas & Entertainment is a 6 screen movie theater that also hosts live entertainment. The theater airs mainstream and independent films and also hosts host birthday parties and special events.
An 18-screen movie theater, Buckland Hills 18 + IMAX displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, a full bar, a restaurant, a party room and reserved seats.