Things to Do in Rochester with Kids

Top Family-Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Rochester, NY

Things to Do in Rochester with Kids

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  • Luis G
    7 contributions
    There is a myriad of options for children of all ages to play here. A couple of times we felt lost going from section to sections, there are activities for kids ages 3-16. Families may need longer than 4 hours to see & appreciate the whole museum.
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Jill
    Rochester, NY3 contributions
    Seabreeze is great for families with children of all ages. My children (8 &5) and I visited for a birthday party of one of my daughters friends. The kids loved all the rides and really enjoyed the water park. It’s a perfect size park to complete everything you want to do in a day. My only critique is with the games area. That has turned into more of a money grab for Seabreeze rather than something fun for the kids. They charge high prices to play, but made the rules almost impossible to win a prize that probably cost them pennies to purchase. When I was a kid, your chance of winning the smallest prize was available at almost every game. I could have cared less about missing the big prize if I got to walk away with something. My littles quickly realized that it wasn’t fun at all to play them because their odds of winning anything were slim to none. Back then the ballon pop game had little discs behind the balloon you popped that said S, M or L to determine your prize size. Now you get three darts and have to pop a balloon with every single dart which means the game is over once you miss the first balloon. At least give the kids a chance to pop three by giving them 5 or 6 darts to play. Even townie carnivals give you better chances and you see people lined up outside the games to play because of it. It’s a ghost town at the Seabreeze games and you quickly figure out why.
    Written August 23, 2021
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  • Deborah B
    5 contributions
    Visit all year long, but especially during the annual lilac festival in April! It's a lovey experience
    Written February 12, 2022
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  • Val M
    1 contribution
    Go at sunrise and first go to durand Eastman Beach followed by the market....we go almost every Saturday from spring to late fall. When I brought back the better than grocery store produce and told my mom what we had paid....she had to go check it out for herself!!
    Written March 19, 2022
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  • Kate
    Arizona26 contributions
    Cute small zoo. Just bummed lots of things still closed. A few animals weren’t in their habitats. Nice that they have timed tickets so it’s not crowded. Gift shop was a bore. Mostly items you can buy on amazon. Only a had full of things that’s were actually Seneca zoo logoed.
    Written October 10, 2020
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  • BiffBiffman
    Rochester, NY363 contributions
    Nothing is better than enjoying a game along with a charcoal grilled hot or hamburg. Food choices are amazing and extensive and everyone is very friendly and accommodating. Parking is always a breeze.
    Written August 29, 2021
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  • Dave S
    Mount Pleasant, IA523 contributions
    Since we were traveling in the area we decided to stop. Found out admission tickets are only available online in advance. Admission $15 ($10 senior). Not sure if it would have been worth the price. The house and surrounding neighborhood looked nice. There is limited on-street parking and it appeared there was a small area to park next to the home. Signs directing visitors to the site are easy to spot and were useful.
    Written April 7, 2022
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  • Dave S
    Mount Pleasant, IA523 contributions
    Spent several hours here on a Saturday afternoon in April. Fair amount of free off-street parking but we had to hunt a bit to find an open spot. Staff was very friendly. Lots of exhibits to enjoy and learn from. Great for kids. Because the place is big, it didn't seem too crowded, especially in the areas that didn't cater to kids. We bought tickets upon entry for that evening's laser light show set to Beatles music next door. I think it may have made it cheaper that way. That show ended up being sold out so were glad we got tickets hours ahead. That 45-minute show was very entertaining and something different.
    Written April 10, 2022
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  • Dave S
    Mount Pleasant, IA523 contributions
    I walked a small area of the trail in Spencerport while my wife and daughter checked out nearby shops. It looks like a fun and relaxing trail for biking or walking. I was the only one using the segment I walked, though it was a cool April day. The museum at Spencerport had not opened for the season when we were there. At Spencerport there was ample parking for canal access.
    Written April 7, 2022
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  • Perrin D
    3 contributions
    Too cold for the park but the conservatory was lovely. So many amazing plants and the little quail running around were adorable. Also loved the tortoises and turtles. Really neat place.
    Written April 19, 2022
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  • Dave S
    Mount Pleasant, IA523 contributions
    It's unusual to see a waterfall in the middle of a city. Worth the time if you're in Rochester to see this. Our GPS took us to a spot above the falls - ample free parking - but not a good view of the falls. Then we went to a better spot and saw what is always pictured. Locals told us later the best way to see it is from an industrial area because there is far less walking to get a good look. There are benches on the bridge that affords a nice view. Some reviews mentioned the area being sketchy, but I did not sense that (too much). We encountered no problems at around noon on a Friday.
    Written April 8, 2022
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  • Belly123
    Brighton, NY48 contributions
    It's a nice local park. What more is there? Very pretty area, nothing particularly unusual though. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it, but it's nice.
    Written September 10, 2020
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  • raybyerley
    Mandeville, LA2,538 contributions
    We had a beautiful afternoon for a walk along the beach and out to the end of the pier.

    Pictures of one of the entrances, of the beach from the water, and looking from the beach to the pier.

    The two pictures of the grass park and gazebos were apparently too large to attach, but still a very pretty park with swings and walking paths.
    Written October 12, 2021
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  • T & K
    Dundalk, MD20 contributions
    History vacation for family with teens. After visiting Susan B Anthony's house and museum and the park square with the sculpture commemorating Susan B and Frederick Douglass' meeting we came by to visit both of their gravesites. The cemetery is quiet, very clean and well maintained beautiful grounds. There are easy to follow guides and we found both sites without issue. Lovely visit.
    Written April 8, 2022
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  • msquared023
    Toledo, OH242 contributions
    I really enjoyed this. The sounds of the birds were beautiful. There were a couple of steep hills that might be tough on older people, but it was largely accessible. The boardwalk was really neat- a fun alternative to a traditional walk in the woods. If I was going to take my three kids under three again, I’d definitely be bringing some snacks for them— they all melted down before we got to the lighthouse haha. Nevertheless, I’d do it again.
    Written March 25, 2022
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