Kids Fun in New York State with kids

It’s a simple request - let’s find somewhere that gives kids an amazing day of FUN! Well, if you’re in New York State, you will certainly be able to find plenty of places that fit the bill!

Kids fun can be found around every corner in The Empire State. It can be found in family entertainment centers. It can be found in bowling alleys. It can be found on mini golf courses. It can be found right under your nose!

There are a number of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, which is great because then there are always fantastic options for those not so friendly days. So no excuses!

Is there kids fun in New York State?  Is the sky blue?  Do kids love playgrounds? We think that’s a big YES! There is plenty of it - now let’s go enjoy it!

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  • Magic Forest

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    Lake George

    Magical fun just for those little ones, with kiddie rides, trains and forest adventure!

  • Midway Park

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    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 ...

  • Rye Playland

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    Rye

    Playland is Metro New York's great family amusement park and entertainment center. Featuring more than 50 rides and attractions for children and adults, Playland also offers free entertainment and ...

  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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    Manhattan

    Discover New York from 70 stories up! The high-speed shuttle sends you racing to the sky to enjoy dazzling multimedia history exhibits the city's only crystal-clear, 360 view point.

  • FAO Schwarz Toy Store

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    New York City

    The Toy Soldier stands at the front door, ready to welcome you into our special world. FAO Schwarz has been enchanting the young and young-at-heart since 1862. Our flagship store on Fifth Avenue is a ...

  • Thunder Island

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    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 ...

  • AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

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    Manhattan

    The theatre was at one point the United States' largest theatrical screen measuring 100' by 80'.

  • NY Skyride

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    Manhattan

    Fun, thrilling and entertaining ride based in the iconic Empire State Building- kids will love flying over the city!

  • Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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    Manhattan

    The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center serves as a year-round hub for many in and around the neighborhood. In addition to providing fitness facilities, it hosts youth and adult athletic leagues, ...

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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    Staten Island

    A distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of ...

  • Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

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    Sylvan Beach

    On The Shores of Beautiful Oneida Lake Free Admission Every Day

  • Architots

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    Middle Village

    Architots® it is a design based approach to childrens programming, an animated universe of characters, and a physical space where children can come to explore the worlds of architecture, art and ...

  • Craft Studio

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    New York

    Is a beautifully decorated and spacious studio where imagination and creativity run wild. Your kids would enjoy spending an afternoon painting a work of art in their walk-in craft section, or they ...

  • FDNY Fire Zone

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    New York

    The FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center located in Rockefeller Center which offers classes and demonstrations in fire safety. Through a variety of hands-on exhibits and ...

  • Monster Mini Golf

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    Deer Park

    Family fun with an 18 hole, indoor Monster themed, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf!

  • Toddle Town A to Z

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    Depew

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

  • Muscoot Farm

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    Katonah

    It's animal time! Kids can stroll through the historic farm, visit with the cute animals, and enjoy nature on this New York farm with the family.

  • The Discovery Centre

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    Binghamton

    Over 22 thousand feet of playspace featuring 30 play and learn interactive exhibits from painting and performing to dentist's surgery, ambulance and emergency room, giant bubble and story garden.

  • Chucksters

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    Vestal

    Features include mini golf featuring the world's longest hole; bungee jumpster ride; climbing wall; water combat game; aeroball and batting cages.

  • Sports Academy Victor

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    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 ...

  • Hurds Family Farm

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    Modena

    Farm fun with slides, hayrides, trike tracks and more in New York State!

  • North Pole Santas Workshop

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    Wilmington

    Aimed at kids under 48", eatures include the Candy Cane Express Train, kiddie rides, elf experiences and Santa himself.

  • Wild West Ranch

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    Lake George

    Create family memories with an old-fashioned twist at this throwback to the Wild West in New York State!

  • Rabs Country Lanes

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    Staten Island

    48 state of the art bowling lanes in Staten Island, where the family can enjoy laser challenge, cosmic bowling, parties, and pool tables!

  • The Jones Theatre

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    Geneva

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

  • WonderWorks

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    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!

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  • Water Slide World

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    Lake George

    Cool down in New York at this fun water park, with over 35 water slides and attractions at Water Slide World!

  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari

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    Old Forge

    Enjoy New York's Largest Water Theme Park with a day of fun for the entire family! From splash-tacular water rides, to classic amusement rides, storybook characters, to even a circus!

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    East Durham

    A fun and family friendly day out in a natural setting, with rivers, slides and thrills all in the one fun New York water park - including the worlds longest water park zip line!

  • Splashdown Beach

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    Fishkill

    Waterpark fun in New York, great for all ages - especially those little ones! Amazing family fun for your day out to cool you down!

  • Splish Splash

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    Riverhead

    Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like ...

  • Roseland Waterpark

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    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 ...

  • Martin's Fantasy Island

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    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.

  • Six Flags Great Escape

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    Queensbury

    Over 30 rides and attractions which will give the entire family those theme park thrills! Great New York family fun!

  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

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    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.