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New York City for young kids

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New York City for young kids
If you are traveling to New York City with young kids you will want to go here.
Good for: Families, Groups
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
18 ratings 18 ratings
 
Bryant Park
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Bryant Park

Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has picture books and summertime story times. In winter. Take a spin on the free ice-skating rink. The park also has clean bathrooms, a rarity in midtown.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Battery Park City's Rockefeller Park
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Battery Park City's Rockefeller Park

Battery Park City offers several playgrounds, with bucket swings, a huge climbing structure, and a kid-powered bike carousel. Borrow balls, Hula Hoops or board games and hang out on the soft, clean grass.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Children's Museum of Manhattan
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Children's Museum of Manhattan

A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn has new ‘destination’ playgrounds, including a Water Lab to cool off in summer, Slide Mountain, Swing Valley and the baby friendly Sandbox Village. Jane’s Carousel, in a glass-enclosed pavilion, has restored horses from 1922.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Prospect Park Zoo
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Prospect Park Zoo

Operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this zoo exhibits more than 400 animals including Sea Lions, Wallabies, Red Pandas, Snakes and Prairie Dogs.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Jewish Museum
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The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New York's famed Museum Mile.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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