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 Penn Station in New York City.
Escape Rooms have become popular family night activities because it is outside the typical wheelhouse of ideas. At OMEscape, you’ll love solving the puzzles and challenges required to escape and have a chance to choose from several adventures. Try “The Penitentiary” and try to escape one of the most infamous military prisons in history or become a time traveler desperate to save your travel companions in “Room X”.
Everyone needs a little magic in their lives and at Tannen’s Magic Shop, you and the kids can find and buy every type of magic trick out there. The magicians in the shop will demonstrate the tricks for you and the kids, showing you around card tricks, close-up magic, illusions, and more. They also have books available to purchase so you and the kids can take the magic home with you and learn to become magicians yourselves. If you’re looking for something even more hands-on for the kids, sign up for Tannen’s Magic Camp, a weeklong camp of magic classes and performances.
Dave & Buster’s
The perfect place to go play as a family and get in a little friendly competition is Dave & Buster’s. Dave & Buster’s is a famous New York City playground, with nearly every arcade game you can imagine as well as billiards and bowling. They have even added virtual reality games in recent years. Entering Dave & Buster’s, you might feel like you don’t know where to begin, but I suggest visiting on Wednesday when the games are half-priced.
McCaffrey Playground is one of the neighborhood’s most beloved parks. Families, couples, and friends can often be seen picnicking and relaxing on the benches of the park. But it is also a great place to take the kids, because of the playground. The playground has everything you could want – slides, swings, plenty of equipment to climb, a handball court, and lots of shade.
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