- The list below includes 266 free or cheap things to do in or near Stratford, Connecticut, including 123 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Bowling, Go Karts and Children's Entertainment.
- From Lordship Seawall to Short Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Stratford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Haven, Norwalk, Hamden and Milford.
A part of the local community college, Housatonic Museum of Art features a wide collection of works from both traditional and modern artisans. Open to the community, exhibits are changed frequently and are often used in classroom education.
At Milford Ice Skating Pavilion, visitors can participate in hockey leagues or learn how to skate during a skating lesson. The pavilion has birthday party packages that include a party room and admission to the rink.
Visitors to Silver Sands State Park in Milford, Connecticut enjoy fishing, swimming, shell collecting and other open-air activities. Entry is free. Swimming is allowed during daylight, but anglers may fish at any time.
All digital projection, surround sound, and stadium seating are offered within the 16 auditoriums of the Bow Tie Marquis 16 Cinema. First-run wide-release films are presented at this theater which also feature warm concession foods.
At Captain's Cove Boardwalk, visitors can stroll by quaint shops, arcades, restaurants, and more. There are often local performers providing live entertainment. The boardwalk offers visitors views of the marina and the Nantucket lightship.
Established in 1964, the Trumbull Historical Society is a group dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of the local area. The society operates a museum filled with artifacts and exhibits that educate about the local history.
An indoor tennis facility, Trumbull Racquet Club features six championship quality tennis courts with state of the art lighting. The facility offers lessons for players of all skill and experience levels, and offers free child care for young children.