Select Region
Follow us!

Can't-Miss Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn and Queens

Can't-Miss Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn and Queens

Our bucket list of things to do with kids in Brooklyn and Queens.

Things to do with kids in Queens

Fly a kite in Astoria Park. On a clear day, this is the spot to be, with an open field and expansive views of the East River.

Eat Greek at an Astoria restaurant.
Even picky eaters will usually dive into a plate of creamy hummus. Let them do that while you feast on delicious dishes of the most authentic Greek food this side of the Aegean.

Check out the Long Island City Rooftop Farm.
This rooftop organic farm has Family Farm Day programs once a month and regular visiting hours to check out their curious, cool work.

Romp through Socrates Sculpture Park.
An awesome Long Island City greenspace with activities for kids, East River views, outdoor sculptures, and more.

RELATED: Get Queens Family Activities Sent to You! 


Things to do with kids in Brooklyn

Swim at the Prospect Park YMCA’s new aquatic center. With two pools and tons of classes for all ages, this is the perfect place for watery fun year round.

Climb high at Brooklyn Boulders.
 Check out this giant rock-climbing center, which has lots of climbing options for kids and their grown-ups.

See sea animals at the New York Aquarium.
 Check out Coney Island’s aquarium, complete with sea turtles, sharks, seals, and more.

Ride over to the New York Transit Museum.

new york transit museum

Set in Downtown Brooklyn, this museum is packed with information and exhibits about everything subway, train, trolley, and bus.

Talk to the animals at the Prospect Park Children’s Zoo.
 An interactive, educational zoo dedicated to protecting wildlife (and exhibiting cute, strange, interesting, furry creatures).

RELATED: Get Brooklyn Family Activities Sent to You! 

Main image: A sea lion at New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn


More Family Activities Articles:

Bryant Park Ice-Skating Returns to Delight Families this Holiday Season

Bryant Park ice skating and winter village returns in 2022 and offers lots of shopping and dining options for families to enjoy.

Latest News:

Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Enjoy these fun things to do with your kids in New York City this weekend. Start planning your weekend now with our editorially curated list of happen...

Family Activities:

Have a Laugh:

Best Memes of the Week for Parents

Here are the funniest parenting memes from Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit this week.


 Valerie Reiss is a writer, editor, mama, and native New Yorker. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Women's Health, Yoga Journal, and more. See her work at

See More

Featured Listings:

A-Game Sports

A-Game Sports

New Rochelle, NY A-GAME SPORTS offers highly instructional sports training camps for individual sports including baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, flag footbal...

A Whole New World Academy

A Whole New World Academy

Brand new preschool facility with a knowledgeable staff conveniently located on Grand Army Plaza. Modern STEM area to develop math and science skills....