Things to do in CANANDAIGUA with kids

It’s New York! No, we don’t mean New York City - there’s a whole state out there for kids! As much as New York City is incredible with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and definitely worth a visit, that’s only the beginning!

Did you know that Adirondacks State Park is BIGGER than Glacier, Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone COMBINED? Yep!  How can you go past the iconic Niagara Falls?   Did you think New York had some incredible caverns to explore? Just check out Howe Caverns, Garnet Mine or Secret Caverns - and that’s just the beginning!

There is even water adventures to be had with attractions like Tall Pine River Adventures and family fun adventure in nature with Bear Mountain.  If indoor adventure is what you’re looking for, New York has that too! Chelsea Piers, Funplex Funpark and the world’s tallest indoor ropes course with Palisades Climb Adventure!

Long Island has the white sands, Saratoga has incredible history….mountains, forests, water ways and adventure….all in New York State!

I heart New York indeed!

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  • Roseland Waterpark

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    (1 miles) Canandaigua

    3 fantastic and very different slides, a giant varying wave pool, whole family white water rafting, and a smaller kids' section with 6 smaller waterslides, a dozen water cannons and a 1,000 gallon ...

  • Sports Academy Victor

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    (8 miles) Victor

    Sports Center, Fun Center, Batting Cages and turf field. Sports Academy has an amazing after school program for the Victor School District, offers great Cheer and Gymnastics lessons and teams, has a ...

  • KidVentureDome

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    (15 miles) Geneva

    Fun indoor play for toddlers to pre-teens in New York State, with fun and colorful toys for kids to play, create and imagine with, and a parents child-free area of their own!

  • The Jones Theatre

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    (15 miles) Geneva

    Classic movies, parent's night out, theater, and comedy in this classic theater!

  • Marion Historical Museum

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    (19 miles) Marion

    The Marion County Museum was dedicated and opened to the public during the Old Settlers Celebration in August, 1961. Leslie A. Powell, society president and Al Riffel, Vice President were in Charge ...

  • Jump Club

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    (21 miles) Rochester

    Kids can bounce, climb, explore, slide and most importantly JUMP on larger than life inflatables in this fun and colorful New York State indoor play center!

  • National Museum Of Play

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    (24 miles) Rochester

    The National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play!

  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

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    (27 miles) Rochester

    A family fun amusement and watermark overlooking Lake Ontario filled with roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows and a whole waterpark for every one to enjoy.

  • Seneca Park Zoo

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    (28 miles) Rochester

    An expansive zoo experience with a friendly local park feel, top exhibits include the penguin pool, the cougar viewing tunnel and the rare white rhinos.

  • Holiday Harbor Resort

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    (41 miles) Red Creek

    Cozy, lakefront camping on Lake Ontario, with RV sites, camping sites and a marina to enjoy the lake from!

  • Museum of the Earth

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    (48 miles) Ithaca

    With particular emphasis on New York State and the Northeast United States, the Museum of the Earth explores the history of the Earth and its life through the lens of geology and paleontology, ...

  • Sciencenter

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    (50 miles) Ithaca

    250 hands on exhibits inside and plenty more outside, with a huge range including elemental play, kinetic energy machines, interactive structures, musical equipment, fun math challenges and more!

  • Thunder Island

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    (52 miles) Fulton

    The park's dry rides feature the most popular Go-Karts-three different types! Jungle Golf, upstate NY's largest 18 hole miniature putting course feature life-size jungle animals, a Water Park with ...

  • Corning Museum of Glass

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    (52 miles) Corning

    Explore every facet of glass with more than 35 centuries of glass artistry, hands-on science areas, and watch live glass demos! Free admission for kids!

  • Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

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    (53 miles) Varysburg

    Tours, safaris and sleigh rides to take you over 2 miles of trails with new animals and unexpected sights at every turn. Unpredictable and exciting for children in New York State!

  • The Fun Warehouse Laser Tag

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    (54 miles) Syracuse

    Combat fun with lasers at this great Laser Tag center for those active kids in Syracuse!

  • Kidzclub

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    (55 miles) Phoenix

    Designed for the under 8s, offering role and imaginative play with several equipped play buildings including post office, gas station and construction zone. Also features multiple small play ...

  • Darien Lake

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    (56 miles) Darien Center

    Not only a huge theme park for all ages, but a water park too! Great family fun in New York State for the whole family, with some rides that break records!

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

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    (57 miles) Syracuse

    Once just 4 acres, this Syracuse zoo is now home to 700 animals across 43 acres! Great animal fun for the whole family in New York State!

  • Nikis Party Place

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    (57 miles) Clay

    Fun, safe and entertaining indoor inflatable playground for kids up to 11 years of age. With open bounce and birthday parties!

  • WonderWorks

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    (57 miles) Syracuse

    40,000 feet of amusement park for the mind in Syracuse, with educational entertainment with over 100 hands-on exhibits that spark the imagination!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (58 miles) Syracuse

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Museum of Science and Technology

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    (58 miles) Syracuse

    Comprises a series of stunning and enjoyable environments where scientific principles are learnt through imaginative, experimental and physical play. Plus flight and motion simulators, planetarium ...

  • Everson Museum of Art

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    (58 miles) Syracuse

    A journey into the world of art in this Syracuse art museum, with American sculptures, paintings, drawing and ceramics.

  • Surf City Family Fun Center

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    (59 miles) North Syracuse

    New York's own Surf City Family Fun Center has a ton of fun activities for kids to spend the day with, including Go Karts and batting cages, as well as a large indoor play center.

  • Fun Junction - Cicero

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    (62 miles) Cicero

    A fun laser tag and video arcade for active kids aged 8 and up.

  • Explore and More Children's Museum

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    (68 miles) East Aurora

    Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity, and imagination at the region's only museum designed just for children. With cool hands-on activities, your kids can explore the world, learn about building, ...

  • Toddle Town A to Z

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    (72 miles) Depew

    A fun, bright, and safe Indoor Playground for kids up to 5 years old, with weekday unlimited play time!

  • Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

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    (74 miles) Lockport

    A fascinating and historic cave and boat tour in New York State, with mining history and geology as you explore the historic Erie Canal.

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (75 miles) Buffalo

    Casual, tournament and event racing reaching up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids. Rev those engines in Buffalo!

  • Tioga Central Railroad

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    (76 miles) Wellsbro

    Experience Pennsylvania's most scenic excursion railroad, spot wildlife from the open car and enjoy dinner tours on diesel electric locomotives!

  • The Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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    (78 miles) Buffalo

    A huge national historic site full of nature's treasures, with a special section for kids to get hands-on, including a colourful sensory garden!

  • Buffalo Museum of Science

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    (79 miles) Buffalo

    Fun interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, including energy, space, weather, light, and the environment!

  • Adventure Landing

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    (79 miles) Tonawanda

    Mini golf and an arcade at the fun family entertainment center in Buffalo! Teddy bears too!

  • Buffalo Zoo

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    (79 miles) Buffalo

    Fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and year round fun, adventure and history in Buffalo!