Seriously? There aren’t any fun things to do with kids in NYC? Okay, you’re not interested in camping? No problem! And just in case you thought that New York City was only for those that never sleep, think again. There are tons of really fun things to do with kids in NYC.
So if your thinking about taking a trip to the Big Apple with your kids, then I would strongly recommend checking out my list of fun things to do with your kids in NYC.
Really Exciting Things To Do With Kids in NYC
Check Out The Children’s Museum of Manhattan – This could end up beinmuseum g one of your favorite stops. When I first read about it in the newspaper, I was keen on visiting it right away. Now get a load of this. They have a massive digestive tract that the kids can crawl an through. Now that is awesome! And that’s just one of many very intersting and fun displays & exhibits.
They based their idea for this on what they call “Social Outreach”. So for example they have a large play centre where the kids can jump around and just bounce themselves silly as well as pedalling various things around. The purpose of this is to focus attention & awareness on obesity. Clever idea!
And, this is the best part. There are super powered vegetable heroes. I mean, really, how cool is that? Any fun things to do with kids in NYC is just not a “fun” trip unless you have a few super powered veggie heroes, right?
Playgrounds – Did you ever think there are some real honest to goodness playgrounds in New York? Well then go check out the playground at Union Square.
It has a newly expanded 15,000-square-foot playground for children of all ages with state of the art equipment brand new. And what’s really cool is they have some water features on the grounds…wow!
Washington Square Park – Arts & crafts galore here at the Park. And the activities offered here are not just relegated to the youngsters either. There is always something happening here!
The Bronx Zoo – So you’re looking for a Zoo! Well it just so happens that one of the most famous zoos in the USA is the Bronx Zoo. Somewhere about 4000+ critters make their home there.
The 260 acres were made to look very real and is quite an amazing site. But don’t worry, the animals are in fact real.
Check out everything from Sea Lions to Gorillas in their Congo Gorilla Forest. Have anything like that back home?
The Zoo is open year round and you can get there by the subway system or if you prefer, you can take your car because they have plenty of on-site parking.
New York City Harbor Cruise – Well, if wildlife is not your cup of tea, or maybe the kids are used to seeing gorillas and sea lions every day, how about a NYC Harbor Cruise? I don’t care how old or how young you are, seeing the New York City skyline from the harbor is an utterly amazing site!
As an added bonus, you may be able to have a stop at the Statue of Liberty and take a hike up the 350 stairs. That would give you and the kids an extroardinary view of New York City. As an added benefit, the climb will give your children a nice little workout & everyone will sleep well that night! Not sure if this visit to the Statue is still being offered, but if it is, make sure you book in advance.
So it seems that there really isn’t any exciting fun things to do with kids in NYC. It looks like you’ll have to settle for these uninteresting suggestions I covered above…lol.
If you have pre-school aged kids, then I highly suggest checking out Michael Jons website before planning any things to do with kids. Michael is a grandfather of 3 and has spent quite a bit of time researching what makes for fun arts and crafts for kids. Michael focused heavily on exciting interactive activities for pre-schoolers aged 3 to 6.