Where to Shop and Have Fun in Downtown Middletown:


Amato’s Toy & Hobby    395 Main, 860-347-1893


All the best brands of educational toys are sold here, as well as hobby supplies.  They even have a section of Boy Scout/Girl Scout supplies.  Kidcity is a loyal customer at Amato’s - it’s where we get lots of our dress-up clothes, trains, dinosaurs, and other playthings. 


Wesleyan RJ JUlia Bookstore    413 Main, 860-685-3939


This new bookstore is a partnership between Madison's RJ Julia's and Wesleyan University.  Find author talks, new bestsellers, great recommendations from staff and a children's section with story time every Saturday at 10:30 am.  Plus, all the "Wesleyan University" swag.


The Board Room   514 Main, 860-788-7824


For older kids and their nerdy parents, Middletown has a “board game cafe”, with kid-friendly snacks and hundreds of board and card games to try.  Best for age 8 and up.


Middletown Roller Rink    547 Main, 860-704-0064

Yes, there is an old-fashioned roller-skating rink, tucked in the back of a building on Main Street.  Call ahead to be sure they are open - their hours are flexible.  Rent some skates and re-live your disco youth for your children’s amusement.


Metro Movies    Metro Square, 860-346-4000


Twelve cinema screens!  Usually something for the whole family to see.



The Inn at Middletown        70 Main860-754-6300     


The Inn at Middletown opened in 2003 in the renovated historic Armory.  It’s a great place for families to stay, with a pool, room service, and stroller-distance to restaurants, the movies and of course, Kidcity.  Read their great reviews on trip advisor!


Wesleyan University         237 High Street         860-685-2000          


Wesleyan is one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the country.  There are plenty of concerts, lectures, art shows, and other Wesleyan events that are open to the public.  Or just take a walk up the hill and enjoy the beautiful campus.