Things to do in RIDGEWOOD 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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  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    (2 miles) Paramus

    Explore over 30 different play and learning areas, each designed to attract and engage the imagination! Your child is your guide.

  • ABMAs family farm

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    (4 miles) Wyckoff

    Kids (and moms and dads, too) love to visit our petting zoo, pet the sheep or cow, feed carrot greens to the rabbits, see our baby chicks, fancy birds, goats, ponies, donkey, calf and pigs.

  • Bergen County Zoo

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    (5 miles) Paramus

    The Bergen County Zoo offers education programs for everyone: children and adults; individuals and groups; at the zoo, or at your facility. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. ...

  • The Lambert Castle Museum

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    (6 miles) Paterson

    Fascinating museum set inside and about Lambert Castle. The Garret Mountain Reservation observation tower is right by you, as is the Rifle Camp Park with it's own natural history museum and ...

  • Velocity 17 Kart Racing

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    (6 miles) Maywood

    Our karts are equipped with a full wrap around bumper and seatbelt, and our track marshals are always on hand to help out, making sure that every child is tightly belted in to their kart, and wearing ...

  • Dey Mansion

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    (7 miles) Wayne

    The historical revolutionary war headquarters of George Washington himself, giving kids an amazing day out in history!

  • Kindermusik

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    (8 miles) Teaneck

    Music and Movement Programs from birth-age 7 Innovative curricua includes Sign language for pre-verbal speakers ABC Music and Me-A Language and Literacy program set to music toddler ...

  • JumpNasium

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    (11 miles) Fairfield

    NJ's Friendliest, Cleanest & Best Indoor Jumping Inflatable Kids Birthday Party Center. Jump, Bounce, Climb, Slide and just have FUN in our 100% PRIVATE 13,000 sq/ft indoor climate controlled ...

  • Bee N Crafty

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    (11 miles) Nutley

    Art fun in New Jersey with kids parties, adult and kid classes, family classes and open sessions to get crafty!

  • Palisades Climb Adventure

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    (12 miles) West Nyack

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

  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

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    (12 miles) Lyndhurst

    In the Lyndhurst Castle's grand ceremonial arena, weapons are brandished and an authentic medieval jousting tournament ensues. Our Knights' dazzling displays of skill and athleticism demand the same ...

  • Montclair Art Museum

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    (12 miles) Montclair

    Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey

  • Ringwood State Park

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    (13 miles) Ringwood

    Stunning gardens with multi use trails in New Jersey, plus swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing! Outdoor fun for the whole family

  • Kidnetic

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    (13 miles) Montville

    A great indoor playspace for kids in Montville, with plenty of places for them to run, jump, and play! Great inflatables, 3 level structure, and more!

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

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    (14 miles) Yonkers

    Kids aged 3 to 12 can immerse themselves in this fun indoor LEGO based play center, with rides, soft play and 4D movies! Great LEGO fun in New York!

  • Riverside Park

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    (14 miles) Manhattan

    Riverside Park Fund nurtures Riverside Park’s well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. Founded in 1986 by a small group of community ...

  • Sprain Ridge Park

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    (15 miles) Yonkers

    The Park’s 278-acres include a swimming pool complex, arboretum and 2 picnic areas. The remainder of the park is heavily wooded with a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails fairly well spread ...

  • Branch Brook Park

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    (15 miles) Newark

    Explore the nation's FIRST county park, with historic guided tours, a roller rink, bike races, family days and festivals! It's so much more than a park in New Jersey!

  • New York Kids Club

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    (15 miles) 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 ...

  • Field Station Dinosaurs

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    (15 miles) Secaucus

    Over 30 realistic, come to life dinosaurs, including the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made! Kids will be thrilled to explore the mysterious trails and mountain paths, waiting for that next roar ...

  • Bronx Zoo

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    (15 miles) 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.

  • Valley Falls State Park

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    (15 miles) Fairmont

    Once the site of a lumber and grist mill community, the scenic treasure of Valley Falls State Park is located only a short drive from Fairmont and Grafton. This 1,145 acre day use park hosts a ...

  • Museum of the City of New York

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    (16 miles) Manhattan

    The exhibits have just about everything you ever wanted to know about New York City and then some.

  • American Museum of Natural History

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    (16 miles) Manhattan

    An amazing New York museum with 45 permanent exhibition halls including Dinosaur Halls, Hall of Ocean Life, and the Hall of Human Origins, as wel as hands-on fun for kids

  • Hayden Planetarium

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    (16 miles) Manhattan

    Featuring Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector and a Digital Dome Projection System, the Planetarium offers a varying range of fascinating shows, guides and spectaculars using their 3D star atlas.

  • The Jewish Museum

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    (16 miles) New York City

    Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of ...

  • AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

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    (16 miles) Manhattan

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

  • Wollman Rink on Central Park

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    (16 miles) 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.

  • Guggenheim Museum

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    (16 miles) Manhatten

    The iconic site of many celebrated special exhibitions, with smaller galleries devoted permanently to the Guggenheim's renowned collection, which ranges from Impressionism through contemporary art.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    (16 miles) Manhattan

    With a permanent collection of over 2 million works of art, you know this New York City museum is a great journey into the wonderful world of art!

  • Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum

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    (16 miles) West Side

    It's all about sea, air & space at this New York museum, dedicated to history, science and service - all related to the aircraft carrier "Intrepid"!

  • Craft Studio

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    (16 miles) 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 ...

  • Greenburgh Nature Center

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    (16 miles) Scarsdale

    A relaxing and nature filled day out for the kids on this 33-acre nature preserve with trails, animals and indoor environmental education center.

  • Gazillion Bubble Show

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    (16 miles) New York City

    Will amaze your whole family with Step into an interactive bubble world and be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.

  • NBC Experience Store and Studio Tour

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    (16 miles) Manhattan

    Offers walking tours behind the scenes of NBC's New York studios and of New York's most recognizable landmark, Rockefeller Center.