Family Activities To Do With Your Child In NYC

family activities to do in NYC

Family Activities To Do With Your Child In NYC

Family Activities To Do With Your Child In New York City After School


If you were wondering about some family activities you can do with your children in NYC, this post will give you some great ideas.  In addition to keep kids occupied in a child aftercare program as well as preschool and daycare, it’s crucial to give them things they can do with family and caretakers as well!


Whether on vacation or living in New York, there are hundreds of activities to do with your child in the city. In addition, there are tons of things you can do in Brooklyn NY as well!  With so many to choose from, it can be a daunting task to pick from. 


We have compiled the best family activities for you and your child for hours of learning and enjoyment. 


Fun Family Activities To Consider


Children’s Museum Of Art

Stop by the Children’s Museum of Art: The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts “is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts…” Serving New York since the 1980s, this museum provides classes, exhibits, and activities for kids. 


This museum does not only display art but prides itself on hands-on activities to have your child appreciate and grow interest in the art around them. 

Visit Weeksville Heritage Center

Visit Weeksville Heritage Center: If you want to be involved in something for the greater good, the Weeksville Heritage museum is dedicated to preserving African American Culture.  There are frequent exhibitions and tours and a number or culturally enriching activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Play Miniature Golf

While not educational, your family will certainly love a round of miniature golf in New York. Courses such as Pier 25 Mini Golf, Rocket Park Mini Golf, and Brookside Mini Golf are just a few of the fun courses your children and the whole family will enjoy.


Explore At An Adventure Park

Whether you want rock climbing, ziplining, or an adventure ropes course, New York City offers some of the best. Visit places like Alley Pond Park Adventure Course, Riverside Park, The Cliffs under the Manhattan Bridge, and even the Bronx Zoo for adventurous fun. 


Have Fun Swimming

Swimming is not just for the heat of the summer. New York City boasts several indoor swimming pools to choose from. So, whether trying to beat the summer heat or get some time in the water, visit one of these incredible pools. Here is a list of a few pools you can join in on the fun in: 



Visit Central Park

Central Park and the many other parks in New York City offer a break from urban life and a chance to visit nature. Take the family to play games, throw a frisbee, or just walk and see the sites. New York parks are not only for nature either, as some of the best street art can be found. Your family can enjoy hours of family fun in the city’s park symptom. 


Visit Ethnix

Visit Ethnix and learn about African art and tribal art.  Ethnix evolved through the progressive idea that awareness through learning and exploring our cultural differences (through art and artifacts) ultimately leads to greater appreciation and compassion.  It is a culturally enriching museum to be enjoyed by all.


Take The Staten Island Ferry

You don’t need a car or a reason to take the ferry. This 30 or so minutes ride on the water will give you and the family great views of New York harbor and the Statue of Liberty. The best thing about the Ferry is it’s free!


Hang in the air while taking the Roosevelt Island Tramway

The tramway which cables over the East River will give you and the family some of the city’s best views. 


Learn at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

 This museum is focused on younger children as they teach both art and storytelling. Located in Harlem, the location provides a great cultural experience for all families. 


Visit The Africa Center

Visit the Africa Center with your family and explore contemporary Africa through cultural programs and tours.  The Africa Center’s mission is to help people develop a better understanding of Africa. And there is no better time to do it than now.  Due to COVID-19, the Africa Center is currently closed (just as is many of the other landmarks we’ve spoken of).  However, when they open again it is a wonderful place to pay a visit to during public hours.


Play and Ride at the Brooklyn Bridge Park 

Over 80 acres of fun. Piers and playgrounds make up this place for family fun. Not only does it offer great views, but you can also even take a ride on an antique carousel. 


In Summary


As you can see there are plenty of activities to keep you and your family entertained in New York City. This list is only an example of what the “Big Apple” has to offer. 


In addition to this, you may want to consider enrolling your child in a culturally enriching school such as Seneca Village Montessori School in Brooklyn.  Doing so will help teach your child social responsibility, independence and enrich her life.  In today’s day and age, this is crucially important for the long term.  You can book a tour by calling the office or visiting this page here.


Providing activities, whether they be during the day and in a school setting or outside of school with family and caretakers is an important aspect of nurturing your child. We hope this post has given you some great ideas of family activities to do with your child in New York City after school hours, and wish you all the best!

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