- The list below includes 153 free or cheap things to do in or near Washington, Connecticut, including 115 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Art Gallery.
- From Averill Farm to The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Washington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Danbury, Bristol, Kent and Waterbury.
Several amenities and facilties are located at Forsyth Park. Handball courts, tennis courts, and a nature center are major draws to the park with other side options being woodland trails, the Kinderland Playground, and the picnic area.
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.
A fun and casual gathering spot in Stamford, Half Full Brewery offers regular guided tours of their facility. The building further includes a tasting room where brews can be sampled and other activities enjoyed.
Established in 2012, The Sports Cone is a family fun center and restaurant focusing on group parties and special events. Batting cages and miniature golf are featured, along with Go Karts and a full service Cafe.
Located one the shore of the Connecticut River, the Kings Island Boat Launch offers a scenic spot to embark on a river trip. The boat launch features basic amenities like rest room facilities, and has a nearby hiking trail.
The Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 110 acre animal sanctuary for farm animals rescued from animal cruelty. Attractions include a guided tour of the sanctuary, cooking classes, overnight lodging, and various special events.
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.