Waterparks in New York State with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Empire State…we certainly are! If you’re in New York State and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous New York sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in New York State! You know you’re ready! 

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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 ...

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  • The Pond at Bryant Park

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    Manhattan

    The centerpiece of Bryant Park's winter season, the 170' x 100' rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events and activities. Runs ...

  • Chelsea Piers

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    New York City

    With more sporting options than hours in a day, Chelsea Piers is a great idea for the energetic family!

  • Albany Battlefield Live Laser Tag

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    Albany

    Battlefield Live is a revolutionary new lazer tag, team-based game. It is like a LIVE computer game. There is no paint, no mess, and no projectiles, so you can be sure that the players are safe. The ...

  • 74th St Magic

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    NYC

    With a variety of enrichment classes, special events and birthday parties for children, 74th St. MAGIC aims to help children build confidence, independence and knowledge while cultivating their ...

  • New York Kids Club

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    New York

    The New York Kids Club is a children enrichment center renowned for creative and innovative kids classes, birthday celebrations, and special events! One of the many fun family places to visit if you ...

  • Tiki Action Park

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    Centereach

    Great kids fun in New York State with Tiki Action Park, with go-karts, mini golf, and arcade, and so much more!

  • Funplex Funpark

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    East Greenbush

    A super collection of fun activities for the whole family, including Go Karts, Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, and Rock Climbing!

  • Surf City Family Fun Center

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    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.

  • Tuxedo Ridge Ski Area

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    Tuxedo

    Snow fun in New York where the kids can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and fun events!

  • Cooperstown All Star Village

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    Oneonta

    All things baseball at America's first and only kids' baseball training camp that was designed with the entire family in mind!

  • Wollman Rink on Central Park

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    New York City

    When you think of New York in the winter time, you can't go past the iconic outdoor ice skating experience in Central Park. A great experience for the whole family.

  • Skate Estate

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    Vestal

    Rollerskating, miniature golf, waterpark with slides, laser tag and arcade.

  • Jumping Jungle

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    Vestal

    Offers a selection of varying inflatables from obstacle courses, slides and mazes to classic bounce houses and character specials.

  • Sullivan County Visitors Association

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    Ferndale

    About the Sullivan County Visitors Association: The SCVA is a membership organization established in 1997 to promote the Sullivan County Catskills as a tourism destination.

  • Palisades Climb Adventure

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    West Nyack

    An indoor aerial adventure at the world's tallest indoor ropes course!

  • The Fun Warehouse Laser Tag

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    Syracuse

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

  • Adventure Park at Long Island

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    Wheatley Heights

    7 acres of challenging aerial forest park perfect for those active kids over 7 years! Bridges, ropes, zip lines all make up part of this canopy adventure in Long Island.

  • Queens Zoo Wildlife Center

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    Flushing

    Exhibit updates have given the Queens Zoo the feel of a national park - albeit a small one. The zoo perimeter is a pathway that leads visitors to pockets of wild habitats, from the Great Plains to ...

  • New York Aquarium

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    Coney Island

    With exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals, the Aquarium offers diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned scientific expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that people ...

  • Central Park Zoo

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    Manhattan

    From a steamy rain forest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat encounter fascinating animals from all over the globe plus Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close.

  • Long Island Game Farm

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    Manorville

    The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife and Children's Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born ...

  • Atlantis Marine World

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    Riverhead

    Prepare for a voyage of undersea discovery at the only public Aquarium on Long Island, offering interactive fun, adventure, and education. Take a Shark Dive, snorkel with tropical fish, feed a ...

  • Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo

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    Rome

    The Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo is a special kind of zoo with a focus on children and fun. Everything we do here centers on the understanding that, for kids, passive observation of zoo ...

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

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    Syracuse

    Looking to get the kids out of the house and away from the TV? For wild adventures and tons of fun, explore some of the wonderful events and programs that take place year 'round at the Rosamond ...

  • Aqua Zoo

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    Alexandria Bay

    America's only family owned and operated seasonal Aquarium! View over 50 sparkling clear exhibits of fresh and saltwater fish, coral and invertebrate from around the world! Touch live sea creatures! ...

  • Prospect Park Wildlife Center

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    Brooklyn

    Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for baboons.

  • Bronx Zoo

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    Bronx

    The world's largest urban zoo features world-class exhibits featuring get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    Staten Island

    The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation ...

  • White Post Animal Farm

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    Melville

    Animal fun, train rides, fun events, and a famous fall festival, all at this great family farm experience in New York State!