UPDATED JUNE 2014: Do you need great summer activities for kids in Manhattan, NYC? Use our guide to find kids classes, Manhattan summer camps, summer programs, activities near Manhattan, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities for kids in Manhattan, from the Upper West Side, the East Village, Midtown Manhattan, SoHo, Chelsea, and more.
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
BLUE MAN GROUP Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., New York 800-BLUEMAN (258-3626)
BLUE MAN GROUP is not just a show, it’s a state of mind. Having utterly redefined the New York theater scene, BLUE MAN GROUP continues to reinvent itself. BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. Benefits for groups include: private performances, Q&A’s, talkbacks, easy bus drop off and pick up in front of the theatre, and discounts for groups of 15+. Call Group Sales at 212-260-8993.
Discover Howe Caverns, New York’s second-most-visited natural attraction! Descend below the Earth’s surface to see the largest show cave in the Northeast. Enjoy a comfortable, 90-minute guided tour, including an underground boat ride. Or get ready to say “Howe Fun” at Howe High Adventure Park, offering a four-tower, 40-foot high zip line, ropes course, air jumper, rock wall, and 1,100-foot wet-and-wild ride in the 12-foot H2OGO Ball! Experience the HC Mining Company for gem and fossil mining, geode cutting, and jewelry making. Motel, café, sweet shop, and shopping on property.
The Inn at East Hill Farm is located in the heart of the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, offering year-round activities. This working farm offers a vacation atmosphere coupled with a unique farm-oriented experience. Children can have a great time scavenging for eggs, horseback riding, milking the cow, and more. Rates include three home-cooked meals daily served family style; you can eat as much as your belly will hold! Vegetarians and special diets accommodated.
NINTENDO® WORLD 10 Rockefeller Plaza (On 48th Street between 5th and 6th avenues), New York 646-459-0800
Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Nintendo World is a must-see destination for gaming fans of all ages. Explore 10,000 square feet of games, accessories, exclusive apparel, toys, and an entire Pokémon section. Have a blast playing all the latest games for the Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo 2DS™, and Wii U™ systems. And, don't miss the showcase of classic Nintendo memorabilia. Whether you're a long-time fan or you're just getting started, Nintendo World has something for you!
Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is your family’s all-inclusive summer getaway! Located just 90 minutes from New York City, Rocking Horse Ranch is the summer adventure your family will never forget. Experience unlimited horseback riding, Big Splash Indoor Water Park, and our private lake featuring water skiing (instruction and equipment included), paddle boating, and Big Banana Boat Rides. Enjoy delicious all-you-can-eat meals including our famous summer family BBQ and nightly entertainment. Book now. Kids Stay Free offer for a limited time. Visit rockinghorseranch.com for more information.
Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular comes to Barclays Center from July 16-20. This dazzling spectacle of unprecedented size and quality will captivate audiences of all ages. Marvel at the story of their 200-million-year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear them roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin, to the glint in their eyes, the dinosaurs are back!