If you’re looking for your next great family adventure, or someplace different to take the kids, we have you covered. Spending a day out with the kids is a great way to recapture your own childlike curiosity and love of play, so we’ve included plenty of options that will make the adults as happy as the kids. Below are some of the best, most unique, and most beloved things to do with your kids near Hudson Yards in New York City.
The Giant Room
An arts & craft space for kids 5-12 years old that encourages innovation, creativity, play, and creation. Sign-up for the Open Studio and take advantage of The Giant Room’s 3D Printer, button maker, embroidery and sewing machines, laser cutter, sticker machine, and much more. The staff will help you and your kids build and create to your heart’s content. They also offer summer camps and after-school programs if your kids want to continue creating and learning at The Giant Room.
Bella Abzug Park
Bella Abzug is a unique, paved urban park with sculptures, fountains, and a kids’ play area. It is directly below The Vessel, a popular, one-of-a-kind architectural structure that visitors can climb to the top of for wonderful views of the city. Bella Abzug Park is a great place to take the kids to have a picnic and relax outside the hustle and bustle of NYC.
Chelsea Waterside Park
A special children’s play area with water features, a colorful tunnel that looks like a long fish, plenty of shade from trees or canopies, and grassy lawns for picnicking. Chelsea Waterside Park also boasts wonderful views of the Hudson River and is an absolute blast for children and the whole family.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
When you step into Dylan’s Candy Bar, you’ll enter a land of sugary goodness where the whole family can go crazy. It is the perfect place to take the kids for a special treat (maybe not every day, but on special occasions). They have back-to-school sales and Halloween sales, or you can mix n’ match or buy one of their signature candy boxes. Every type of candy you could desire can be found at Dylan’s Candy Bar. They even sell apparel for kids and adults. Your kids can locate their favorite candies while you look for your favorites in their “nostalgia” collection.
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