Bring the kids to cool off at these splash pads, water parks in Connecticut

Connecticut offers several fun and unique spots for children to beat the heat during the summer months.

We have rounded up a list of age-appropriate splash pads and water parks for younger kids to enjoy.

In Bridgeport, there are more than 10 splash pads across the city where kids can have fun and cool down in the heat. Several other area communities from Norwalk to Trumbull also have parks with splash pads and sprinklers.

For something a little more exciting, Chelsea Piers in Stamford features a 6,000 square-foot Splash Zone, with a small wading pool, two mini slides and several spraying water structures.

The state's two amusement parks, Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement Park, also offer plenty of summer water activities.

Lake Compounce, located in Bristol, is home to Connecticut's largest water park called Crocodile Cove, according to its website.

The park's website writes, "(It features) multiple wave pools, water slides, special areas designed for young children and even a Lake!"

In Middlebury, Quassy Amusement Park has an area dedicated to water fun called Splash Away Bay. According to Quassy's website, the park's first water attraction, Saturation Station, was built in 2003, and its most recent addition, Slide City, opened last year.

"Incorporating five exciting waterslides, (Slide City) is ideal for the youngsters who cannot participate on the larger slides," the park's website writes.

Click through the slideshow above to see more splash pads and water parks in Connecticut.