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Must-do, Family-Friendly Activities in Westchester, NY

Must-do, Family-Friendly Activities in Westchester, NY

You're sure to find something fun to do with your kids in Westchester!



UPDATED January 2020: View all family-friendly activities in Westchester, NY. From planetariums to amusement parks to keep your family entertained. Check out the full list here.

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Amusement Parks & Carousels


DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR
Route 9 , Rhinebeck

The 174th Dutchess County Fair runs Aug. 20-25 in Rhinebeck. It offers affordable family fun! Advance discount tickets at dutchessfair.com.


PLAYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK
Playland Parkway, Rye
914-813-7000

Have some fun today! Playland features more than 50 rides and attractions, including the famous Dragon Coaster, and the ever-popular Kiddyland for the younger set. Strolling entertainers and musical revues entertain visitors throughout the day, and live concerts add to the fun on select summer evenings. Spectacular fireworks explode across the sky on Fridays in July and August. Close and easy to get to, located on Long Island Sound. A great place for a special birthday celebration–call or book online today.


QUASSY AMUSEMENT AND WATERPARK
1-800-FOR-PARK (367-7275)
Email info@quassy.com

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury CT offers affordable family fun. For less than $30 you can ride all day and go to Splash Away Bay Water Park. Ride the award-winning Wooden Roller Coaster. Family rides include Grand Carousel, train, and Crazy Cups. Enjoy redemption arcade, food, games, and live entertainment.

Indoor & Outdoor Play Spaces


KIDS IN SPORTS
365 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-358-9732
Email scarsdaleny@kidsinsports.com

Kids In Sports is a specialized sports program for children ages 12 months to 12 years. Instructing children in multi-sport or specific-sport classes. Preschool alternative programs, after-school programs, camps, and birthday parties are also available throughout the year. Conveniently located on Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale.


RIDGE HILL
One Ridge Hill Boulevard , Yonkers
914-207-2900

Ridge Hill is the best destination to shop, dine, and play in Westchester! Home to popular retailers, restaurants, and entertainment including indoor skydiving, trampoline park, and LEGOLAND Discovery Center, the outdoor shopping center features a park-like setting with children's play area and kid events like outdoor movie nights, yoga, and gardening workshops.


SPORTIME USA
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-2111 x2

Sportime USA is one of the biggest indoor fun centers in Westchester. We offer activities for all ages, including a 4-D motion theater, Laser Tag, rock climbing, batting cages, bumper cars, kiddie rides, video and prize games, Ballocity Ball Arena, kiddie play zone, and a restaurant.


WESTCHESTER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
100 Playland Parkway , Rye
914-421-5050
Email info@discoverwcm.org

The Westchester Children’s Museum is a vibrant, interactive place for play and discovery. Our indoor, air-conditioned exhibit space overlooks the beach and Long Island Sound with ample parking. Exhibits and activities in our 6,500-square-feet of galleries offer experiences in physics, science, art, craft, and design, with places to climb, build, and explore for toddlers through age 12. We also offer daily programs for preschoolers through middle schoolers. Check our calendar for updates! discoverwcm.org/calendar-2/.

Movies & Theater


MAKE A MOVIE PARTIES
914-533-7294 or 212-645-9487
Email kperryennis@yahoo.com

Make-A-Movie parties are for children ages 7-12. We have a selection of themes and all movies are improvised, so there is no dialogue to memorize.

Travel & Destinations


CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST

Crafts at Lyndhurst is a celebration of all things handmade. This shopping event showcases more than 275 modern American artists and craftspeople. It's a fun day of entertainment and activities for families. This semi-annual event is held on the grounds of Lyndhurst, home to a neo-gothic mansion museum offering tours.


INN AT EAST HILL FARM (THE)
460 Monadnock St., Troy
800-242-6495
Email info@east-hill-farm.com

The Inn at East Hill Farm is an award-winning family farm vacation resort that is open year-round. Guests enjoy hands-on time with farm animals, horseback riding, patting the bunnies, making butter and cheese, and helping with barn chores. Resort amenities include a children's recreation program and seasonal athletic activities.


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