We all know that family time is important. Taking the time to connect and play together is an essential way of bonding – so why not plan a fun night out with the kids on Sheffield Island. The Seaport Association of Norwalk has just announced a new special event, “Family Night” that is taking place on July 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. that spells summer fun on a private island!
On this expedition get ready to hold all your calls and, to use your cell phone only for family photos! This scenic boat trip will take you through Norwalk Harbor, past seaside homes, and private islands to Sheffield Island. On the way, have your kids look for birds that make Long Island Sound their home.
Once on the island take a guided tour of the historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse and the Light Keepers Cottage to learn about the lore and legends of this maritime landmark. Both boys and girls will be thrilled with the variety of face painting designs available on the island that adds an element of extra fun and creativity. Good, old-fashioned family fun is a highlight with volleyball, and badminton competitions, and potato sack races. And, for a quieter time, there will be plenty of opportunities to collect shells on the beach as you watch the sunset.
Since this is a family night out, the Seaport Association is suggesting that guests pack a picnic dinner and beverages because there is nothing more memorable than a family picnic on your very own private island! Picnic on a blanket on the beach or use one of our tables in our new wood frame pavilion, whatever spot you choose the views will be incredible! A family night on Sheffield Island wouldn’t be complete without stories around a campfire and s’mores, an activity that is as much fun as it is memorable.
For tickets visit www.seaport.org/Tickets or call 203- 838-9444. Tickets are $28 for adults, $16 for children 4 to 12 and children under 3 are $7, to get tickets click here. Advance ticketing is advised because this is expected to be a sell-out event for 49 people. Please be at the dock 15 minutes prior to departure for seating. Snacks and beverages are allowed. Parking is available at the dock at 4 North Water Street as well as at the Maritime Parking Garage.