If you have a non-athletic child, you can still find ways to bond with him or her through non-competitive physical activities. We've compiled a guide to parks, rinks, and other sports centers in Westchester County, NY, that offer healthy and fun activities - like bowling, billiards, and kayaking - for all ages.
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New Rochelle; (914) 637-7575; www.funfuziononline.com
Let your kids run wild and expend some energy: Options include laser tag, billiards, bowling, mini-golf, go-karts, bumper cars, and more.
Rivertowns Table Tennis Club
Hastings-on-Hudson; (914) 769-9128; www.rivertownsttc.org
With locations in Tarrytown, Ardsley, and Hastings-on-Hudson, this club welcomes players of all ages, no matter the skill set. The club's intent is to provide a fun, competition-free place for table tennis enthusiasts to play. Lessons are also available for an hourly fee. Club membership is $100 per year for adults and $20 for children under 20.
Elmsford; (914) 592-2111; www.sportimeusa.com
In an arcade-like atmosphere, Sportime USA offers kids plenty to choose from: billiards, skeeball, wall climbing, air hockey, and laser tag. Kids five and under can enter the soft adventure zone, containing a ball pit, slides, and crawling tubes.
Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club
Larchmont; (914) 834-9418; www.horseshoeharbor.com
One of Westchester's top sailing locales, this member-run boat club is located in Manor Park on Long Island Sound's northern shore. Open until the end of October.
Bedford Village Memorial Park
Bedford Village; (914) 234-3246; www.hudson-river-valley.com
The park offers sporting facilities and open-air activities including fields for soccer, softball, football, and baseball, plus a playground and space for table tennis.
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