Things to do in LANCASTER 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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  • Toddle Town A to Z

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    (3 miles) Depew

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

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (5 miles) Buffalo

    offers casual, tournament and event racing reaching up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids.

  • Buffalo Museum of Science

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    (9 miles) Buffalo

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

  • The Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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    (9 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 Zoo

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    (10 miles) Buffalo

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

  • Tifft Nature Preserve

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    (10 miles) Buffalo

    264 acres of nature refuge waiting to be explored in Buffalo, New York State. Nature trails, snow shoe adventures, and lots of wildlife!

  • Explore and More Children's Museum

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    (10 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, ...

  • Adventure Landing

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    (10 miles) Tonawanda

    3 unique 18 hole mini golf courses, plus over 60 games in the arcade.

  • Albright Knox Art Gallery

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    (11 miles) Buffalo

    One of the world’s most extraordinary art collections with changing exhibitions and permanent masterpieces. An inspiring and educational trip for those cultural kids!

  • Naval Military Park

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    (11 miles) Buffalo

    Explore vast halls of military heritage and history plus see historic vessels including military heliopters, a tank, armed personnel carrier, several jets and a patrol boat as well as 3 full naval ...

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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    (14 miles) North Tonawanda

    Kids can explore the history of the carrousel production industry and try out the vintage rides! Super fun!

  • Darien Lake

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    (15 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!

  • Martin's Fantasy Island

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    (17 miles) Grand Island

    Thrill rides including the Silver Comet rated one of the top 45 wooden coasters and loads of family rides, plus water park featuring a wave pool, lazy river and the cannon bowl and shows.

  • Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

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    (19 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.

  • Niagara Aerospace Museum

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    (19 miles) Niagara Falls

    A collection of amazing artifacts from a rich aerospace and military history - including helicopters and rockets. A fascinating museum for kids in Niagara Falls, New York.

  • Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

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    (22 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!

  • Niagara Falls State Park

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    (24 miles) Niagara Falls

    One of the seven natural wonders of the world? Yes please! Experience the spray and magic of Niagara Falls, which also form the border of USA and Canada. Great family fun!

  • Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours

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    (24 miles) Niagara Falls

    Super fun helicopter tours of Niagara and Horseshoe Falls with amazing views!

  • Aquarium of Niagara

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    (24 miles) Niagara Falls

    Explore all things ocean at the Aquarium of Niagara, with feedings, shows, and wonderful creatures of the ocean ready to be explored!

  • Castellani Art Museum

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    (25 miles) Niagara University

    A great cultural resource for those kids interested in the art world. Works from contemporary artists and traditional folk arts are featured - as well as greats from Dali, Picasso, Warhol...and many ...

  • Niagara Power Project Power Vista

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    (25 miles) Lewiston

    FREE self guided tours with loads of hands on educational fun learning about power, exciting demonstrations and workshops, plus visit the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River!

  • Browns Berry Patch and Barnyard Adventure

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    (39 miles) Waterport

    Features include huge jumping pillows, swings, a sandbox, playhouse, stand-up teeter totter, water tables, straw bin, rope maze, duck races, pedal cars, giant sandbox and trike track, plus catch a ...

  • National Museum Of Play

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    (57 miles) Rochester

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

  • Jump Club

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    (57 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!

  • Seneca Park Zoo

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    (57 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.

  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

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    (61 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.

  • Midway Park

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    (62 miles) Bemus Point

    Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on ...

  • Sports Academy Victor

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    (66 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 ...

  • Roseland Waterpark

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    (71 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 ...

  • Marion Historical Museum

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    (77 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 ...

  • Corning Museum of Glass

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    (97 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!