Things to do in Buffalo with kids
New York State is SO diverse that there are always great places to visit with the kids, and Buffalo should be on every family’s list to visit!
It’s a great area of New York State, and the family fun comes in all sorts, for kids of all ages!
Buffalo Zoo is a great place to watch the majestic lions roam, or the giraffes play. Kids can explore the incredible exotic plants with Buffalo Botanical Gardens, or journey through the the incredible natural world and sciences at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Helicopters, army tanks, and really cool jets? Must be the Naval Military Park! Great for kids to learn all about some pretty fascinating history.
There are great family fun activities for those active kids, like the Pole Position Raceway where kids can go up to 20mph, and there is even the super sweet Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum where kids can try out the vintage rides!
Don’t get they city mixed up with the big, furry animals that roam the country! They have the same name, but we have a feeling the city is more fun to play with!
Explore vast halls of military heritage and history at the largest inland naval park in the USA!
Experience live theatre in a place that gives a voice to the wonders of childhood, where kids can be entertained, enlightened, and amazed!
Fun interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, including energy, space, weather, light, and the environment!
Step out of the modern visitor center into the recreated world of 1804, where you can stop at the Ojibwe encampment and learn how the seasonal living of the Ojibwe changed when Europeans arrived.
264 acres of nature refuge waiting to be explored in Buffalo, New York State. Nature trails, snow shoe adventures, and lots of wildlife!
One of the world’s most extraordinary art collections with changing exhibitions and permanent masterpieces. An inspiring and educational trip for those cultural kids!
Fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and year round fun, adventure and history in 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!
Casual, tournament and event racing reaching up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids. Rev those engines in Buffalo!
Mini golf and an arcade at the fun family entertainment center in Buffalo! Teddy bears too!
ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport! Two teams of professional comedians compete for laughs and points, using suggestions from you!
Indoor fun in Buffalo with Bounce Magic, where kids can jump, slide & bounce all day for one admission fee!
Indoor inflatable fun in Hamburg with Bounce Magic, with one admission for all day play!
A fun, bright, and safe Indoor Playground for kids up to 5 years old, with weekday unlimited play time!
Kids can explore the history of the carrousel production industry and try out the vintage rides! Super fun!
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.
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.
Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity, and imagination at the region's only museum designed just for children!
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!
Super fun helicopter tours of Niagara and Horseshoe Falls with amazing views!
Explore all things ocean at the Aquarium of Niagara, with feedings, shows, and wonderful creatures of the ocean ready to be explored!
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 others!
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!
A fascinating and historic cave and boat tour in New York State, with mining history and geology as you explore the historic Erie Canal.
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!
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!
KIds can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play mini golf, ride the tilt-a whirl, enjoy the go-karts & bumper boats or watch kids have fun on the many kiddie rides.
Seneca Park Zoo is a family fun experience, with exhibits including the penguin pool, the cougar viewing tunnel and the rare white rhinos.
The Strong National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play, & one of the largest history museums in the US!
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!
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.
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 3,000 sq foot turf field, batting cages and a foam....
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 dumping bucket!
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!
Classic movies, parent's night out, theater, and comedy in this classic theater!
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!
Cozy, lakefront camping on Lake Ontario, with RV sites, camping sites and a marina to enjoy the lake from!
Explore Earth and its prehistoric past—from the tiniest trilobite to the mighty mastodon—through displays, hands-on fun, fossils, & science-inspired art.
250 hands-on exhibits inside and plenty more outside at Sciencenter, with science based play and learning, plus mini golf too!
Family fun in New York State with water park attractions, as well as go-karts, mini golf, zip lines, game room, and lots of things to do with kids!
Combat fun with lasers at this great Laser Tag center for those active kids in Syracuse!
Fun, safe and entertaining indoor inflatable playground for kids up to 11 years of age. With open bounce and birthday parties!
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!
High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
40,000 feet of amusement park for the mind in Syracuse, with educational entertainment with over 100 hands-on exhibits that spark the imagination!
A fascinating Syracuse museum where science is learnt through imaginative, experimental and physical play. Plus flight simulators, planetarium & IMAX theater!
A journey into the world of art in this Syracuse art museum, with American sculptures, paintings, drawing and ceramics.
Bouncing inflatable fun in this colorful and playful indoor bounce fun zone in Cicero, New York!
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.
14 acres of animal fun at Wild Animal Park wth domestic & exotic animals, plus feedings, birthday parties & more in New York State!
Learn all about the boat-building and repair of Erie Canal boats, and the social history of the canal era. Award winning family attraction with plenty of learning to be had!
A fascinating and fun look at the life of L. Frank Baum, as well as fun artifacts from all things "The Wizard of Oz" related!
Offers a selection of varying inflatables from obstacle courses, slides and mazes to classic bounce houses and character specials.
Features include mini golf featuring the world's longest hole; bungee jumpster ride; climbing wall; water combat game; aeroball and batting cages.
Over 1,000 animals to enjoy at this New York farm, with hay rides, pony rides, mini golf and two inflatable playgrounds...just to name a few!
Fun midway rides, with mini golf, bumper boats, slides and more fun on the shores of Sylvan Beach! Great family fun for the kids - with ghost tours too!
The history of the park's building provides visitors with a look into the past. The building represents a transition between Sonoran and Anglo-American architecture with its wood-shingled pitched roof surmounting traditional adobe brick walls. Like m....
Binghamton Zoo in Ross Park offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures home to animals from all over the world!
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.
32 acres of beautiful, threatened or endangered animals, as well as the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State. A great day out for those animal loving families!
More than just an observational zoo, this fun New York State discovery zoo is aimed at giving kids an engaging and interactive animal experience!
Recreated mid-1800s village focused on the Erie Canal, which offers packet boat and narrow gauge train rides. Among the buildings such as a church, one room school, tavern and other buildings are a Museum of Cheese in a former cheese factory, a carr....
A creative, unique and interactive way for kids to enjoy and learn about art around New York City.
A historical (and FREE!) family day out experience in New York at the Fort Stanwix National Monument that played a vital role in US history.
At the turn-of-the-century, George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, set out to build a full size rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on picturesque Heart Island. Loads of great boat tours a....
Beautiful riverfront camping in upstate New York farm country, with an old fashioned atmosphere and the perfect place for kids to enjoy nature!
Family fun adventures on the Unadilla & Susquehanna Rivers for you perfect outdoor adventure! Canoes, kayaks, nature, fun, even camping - what a great New York State family day out!
Utica Zoo is an AZA accredited zoo in New York, yet with over 200 animals from all around the world! From the cuddly to the fierce, complete with petting zoo, playground and more!