Ok so it's not in Fairfield County but it's a short drive away and if you've never been to Essex it's worth the trip. Such a charming little town on the Connecticut River! And on two weekends in May, Thomas the Tank will be making an appearance on The Essex Steam Train. Make a day of it - your little Thomas fan will thank you! My family always eats at The Black Seal (a kid-friendly pub place) and there are some cute little shops to browse.
Visit this great Web site - www.essexct.com- to learn more about "the best small town in America" and click here for tickets to Thomas the Tank on the Essex Steam Train.