Things to do with kids in Rockland County
Enjoy the outdoors at Bear Mountain State Park.
This park, set next to the Hudson River, includes a zoo, open fields, hiking, museums, cross-country skiing, and ice-skating.
Dive in at In warm weather, you can swim and fish in a beautiful lake. Lake Welch Beach.
Pick produce, feast at a bakery, and enjoy this historic family farm. Pick, eat, and enjoy at The Orchards of Concklin.
Visit the Dig in dirt with the Rockland Farm Alliance. Cropsey Community Farm, which has educational programs for the little ones.
Explore the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River, which includes a museum and activities for kids. See the Stony Point Lighthouse.
Zip around the ice at this family-friendly rink. Get your skate on at Palisades Center Ice Rink.
. Get into nature with swimming, fishing, tennis, biking, and hiking in summer and fall, and cross-country skiing in winter. Explore Rockland Lake State Park
Shop at the This robust and long-running market is open Tuesday and Fridays from the beginning of June to almost the end of November. Nyack Farmer’s Market.
Get historic at the Every August and September, this celebration of Elizabethan England includes rides, games, crafts, and more. New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo Park.
Visit (or join!) the Check out Shakespeare for kids, by kids. Children’s Shakespeare Theater in Palisades.
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Things to do with kids in Westchester County
Get creative at Legoland Discovery Center Westchester in Yonkers.
As the name promises, this is all Lego, all the time, with construction sites, movies, a factory tour, and more.
Ogle the farm animals, explore the greenhouse, and learn about the future of farms at this cutting-edge center/restaurant/research spot. Get country at Stone Barns Center.
Be one with nature at the Hiking trails, gardens, nature education and special events such as EagleFest offer outdoor fun for everyone. Teatown Lake Reservation.
Explore Meet goats, shop produce, and watch the seasons change at this historic farm. Muscoot Farm in Katonah.
Say “Whee” at the With rides for most ages, games, food, and entertainment, this has been a summer treat for generations. Playland Amusement Park in Rye.
Run with the wolves at the Learn how these creatures affect the environment, how they operate as a species, and how to protect them. Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem.
Get inspired at Every June, this fun, festive, more-than-50-year-old event has been inspiring song, dance, and environmental stewardship. Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Festival in Croton-on-Hudson.
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Things to do with kids in Fairfield County
Make animal friends at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
With more than 300 animals, this zoo holds tigers, lions, and wolves (oh, my!), and lots more.
Discover Fun and educational at the same time, this museum offers an experiential exploration zone for kids 10 and younger to learn about their bodies, nature, and more. Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk.
Explore the This beloved venue is dedicated to the sea denizens and environment of the Long Island Sound. Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
Check out the Dedicated to a larger body of water—the world’s oceans!—this spot houses whales, penguins, and much more. Mystic Aquarium in Mystic.
Explore the cosmos at Families can check out the stars, the moon, and more through 65 exhibits and a planetarium. Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport.
Get dramatic at the Be entertained by kid-oriented plays through the year. Westport Country Playhouse.
Delve into nature at This 285-acre nature education center is full of ways for kids to enjoy and learn about nature—through exhibits, puppet shows, hiking trails, and more. Audubon Greenwich.
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