Indoor & Outdoor Play

Best play spots for kids including New York playgrounds, NYC parks & botanical gardens for families, city carousels, play spaces, libraries & indoor activities

The best indoor playgrounds for kids
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The best indoor playgrounds for kids

Indoor playgrounds are a great option for kids when it's rainy, snowy or their favorite schoolyard playground may be closed! 

Best apple picking farms and orchards for families
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Best apple picking farms and orchards for families

Labor Day marks the start of apple picking season on the East Coast—ready your baskets and little red wagons!

The best laser tag in NYC
Things to do

The best laser tag in NYC

Did we mention it's a great time for laser tag?

Free outdoor movies for NYC kids
Things to do

Free outdoor movies for NYC kids

Pack a picnic and your folding chairs and head for these amazing parks, piers and rooftops to see family favorites.

Indoor activities for kids

Yoga for kids in NYC
Things to do

Yoga for kids in NYC

Yoga for kids is more than just goofing around—it's an amazing way to help kids build confidence!

NYC play spaces
Things to do

NYC play spaces

Take 'em to indoor NYC play spaces so they can bounce off the walls

NYC museums: The best exhibits for kids right now
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NYC museums: The best exhibits for kids right now

These are the NYC museums that every Big Apple kid should see before they hit five feet

Five new and newly renovated play spaces
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Five new and newly renovated play spaces

Check out these fairly new (and newly renovated) play spaces for a guaranteed afternoon of fun.

The best story time events for children in New York City
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The best story time events for children in New York City

Have you attended a story time with the kids yet this season?

More indoor activities for kids

NYC beaches, swimming pools and more

NYC beaches for families
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NYC beaches for families

It doesn't truly feel like summer until there's sand between your toes! Head to NYC's best beaches to build stellar sandcastles and chill on the beach

Swimming pools for kids in NYC
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Swimming pools for kids in NYC

Families can always count NYC's public swimming pools for a cool escape

Water parks near NYC
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Water parks near NYC

From slippy slides to lazy rivers, these amusement parks won't disappoint

Splash parks for kids in NYC
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Splash parks for kids in NYC

Low-key splash parks and water playgrounds are perfect for your mini city kids

Free kayaking in NYC for families
Things to do

Free kayaking in NYC for families

You'll be glad to know that your family can get afloat right in NYC

More outdoor activities for kids

Hiking, camping near NYC and more

Hiking trails for families in NYC
Things to do

Hiking trails for families in NYC

Set out on one of NYC’s coolest hiking trails with the kids for an afternoon fun

The best NYC parks for families
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The best NYC parks for families

NYC parks are a great place for socializing, picnicking and playing with the little ones

Public gardens for families in NYC
Things to do

Public gardens for families in NYC

Have you stopped to smell the flowers lately?

Children's gardens in NYC
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Children's gardens in NYC

These adorable gardens are made just for the little ones

Best kids fishing spots in NYC

Best kids fishing spots in NYC

Catch-and-release fishing is more common in NYC than you might think—why not give it a shot?

The best camping near NYC
Things to do

The best camping near NYC

Book a campsite, borrow a tent and do some stargazing at these neat campgrounds

Outdoor restaurants and other eats

The best farmers’ markets in NYC
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The best farmers’ markets in NYC

Kids might reconsider their aversion to veggies when they meet the farmers that grow them

Pick your own fruits and vegetables near New York City
Things to do

Pick your own fruits and vegetables near New York City

Pick your own fruit and veggies with our guide to all the pick your own you can handle

The best spots for picnicking in NYC with kids
Things to do

The best spots for picnicking in NYC with kids

Take the kids picnicking in NYC parks 

The best kid-friendly outdoor dining in NYC
Restaurants

The best kid-friendly outdoor dining in NYC

There's nothing like a meal outside in the sunshine on a beautiful day