No matter what time of year it is, you’re always looking for the next family-friendly adventure. Let’s face it, finding the perfect trip for you and your kids isn’t an easy task. That’s because every child loves something a little different. The good news for you is that we know a little something about finding fun things to do with kids in the Purchase NY and Westchester County area. In fact, we have a top-five list.
While our list of the top five fun things to do with your kids can’t possibly cover all of the awesomeness that’s out there, we think it wraps it up quite nicely.
Before you grow concerned that we’re just some random blog giving out advice on fun things to do in the Purchase New York area, there’s something you should know…we’re locals just like you.
Our owners live in your local neighborhood, we operate an incredible (if all of these Facebook reviews are to be believed) adventure park and we want your kids to enjoy their trip just as much as our employees enjoy sharing Boundless Adventures with you.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 5 things to do with your kids near Purchase, New York.
Westchester County, New York – Fun Things to Do With Your Kids
We’ll always add the disclaimer that our list is in no specific order…that’s because we love them all. A few of our team members have even personally been to a few of these Westchester County spots, so we’ve got some inside info.
Legoland Discovery Center
Address: 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710
The Legoland Discovery Center, which can be found right here in Westchester County, is a kids’ dream come true. All of that time spent playing with small legos at home can now come to life.
With Legoland Discovery Center Westchester, you get a world of color, creativity, and fun for children aged 3 to 10. On-site you can work your way through various attractions, a 4D cinema, 2 rides and so much more.
They’ve pulled together a comprehensive website where you can buy tickets, plan out your trip in advance and get a feel for the park.
While we know you’ll do some exploring on your own, we personally recommend the Ninjago (a huge indoor playground).
You can learn more about your Westchester County fun at their website above!
Playland Amusement Park
Address: 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, New York 10580
Living in the Purchase, NY area we have no doubt that Playland has crossed your mind as a fun way to spend the day with your kids. We’re here to tell you that just because it’s a common idea, doesn’t mean it’s a bad one. We’d argue that it’s a trip you should absolutely make at least once.
We love making the trip to Playland Amusement Park because it offers Westchester County locals a little bit of everything. You have major rides, kid-friendly options, bumper cars, and some classic amusement park food options.
This is the kind of trip that doesn’t happen often, but it’s one that you and your kids won’t soon forget.
You can explore their website to see some of the things they offer at the park, review the digital map and you can watch their live stream to see what’s going on that day!
So if you’re looking for rides, cotton candy, and an amusement park experience, we think we’ve found the spot for you.
Address: 51 NY-100, Katonah, New York 10536
Have we mentioned that we love the great outdoors and everything in it?
Muscoot Farm is a MUST VISIT spot for any family that loves animals and the great outdoors. That’s because at Muscoot Farm “you can experience farm animals, agriculture, wildlife, and history in a family-friendly atmosphere. Once a working dairy farm, Muscoot Farm is now a Westchester County park open to the public 362 days of the year.”
They host a variety of events throughout the entire year, including “tappin’ the trees” for maple syrup, farm hikes, and summer camps!
On nearly 777 acres, you can:
- Visit 50+ animals by walking up to their pens or inside their barns. Some of the animals you’ll find include cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and pigs.
- See historic buildings such as the milk house, ice house, brooder house, and the carriage house.
- Attend one of our special events or educational programs.
- Hike 6+ miles of scenic trails to observe local wildlife.
There are no shortage of things to see at Muscoot Farm and some educational lessons can never hurt either!
Learn more about this Westchester County hidden gem by visiting their website above.
Address: 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase New York 10577
At this point in our list of fun things to do with your kids, you’ve learned that we LOVE the outdoors. Part of that reason is because it’s at the core of everything we do at Boundless Adventures.
Here at Boundless Adventures, we help you experience the outdoors like you never have before. Being based in the heart of Purchase, New York, and Westchester County, we’re accessible to nearly anyone who’s looking for the ultimate adventure.
With 9 total courses, you’ll find yourself challenging your boundaries as you swing, climb, balance, traverse, and zip-line through our treetop adventures.
Don’t worry if that sounds a bit intimidating, we have an incredible staff that’s been in your shoes. They’ll be there to guide you and your kids through every step of the process.
If you’re feeling adventurous or have some experience in ziplining or aerial adventure, we’ll show you towards our more experienced courses.
It’s understandable to be hesitant about having your kids on the course in the air, but we promise we’ll keep them safe. We’ve been doing it for countless school trips, birthday parties, scout trips and more. If you won’t take our word for it, we’ll ask that you explore us on Google, Facebook & Yelp reviews to see for yourself.
We want to show you and your kids how much fun being outdoors can be.
So come learn more about the ultimate Purchase, New York adventure.
Clay Art Center
Address: 40 Beech Street • Port Chester, NY 10573
Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of the ceramic arts.
They offer year-round hand building and wheel throwing classes for youth aged 6 – 15, taught by professional ceramic artists who specialize in kindling a passion for creative expression.
In fact, they also offer a variety of classes to learn the equipment, create your own items and so much more. It seems to be an incredible bonding opportunity as they promote some of their nights as “Family” focused.
The Clay Art Center requires you to have no prior experience and they’re excited to teach you from day one.
Whether you’re looking to make this a one-day affair or start a new program, the Clay Art Center is the perfect place to foster new artists.
You can explore group classes, summer camps and more at their website above!
Fun Things to Do With Your Kids Near Purchase, NY
So there you have it…our list of the top 5 places to go and have fun!
We know that there are a ton of other places you have fun, but we hope you give a few of these a try this year. In fact, you may run into our staff at some of the other 4 places on the list (we all love spending time in the community).
If you’re torn between which spot to try first, give each website a visit and look at some reviews on social media. We love giving an inside look at our park via videos, reviews, live streams and more.
Most importantly, go and enjoy the day with your kids. If you decide you want to adventure high in the trees, we’ll be waiting with open arms.
We’ll see you in the trees!