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 Times Square in New York City.
Dave & Buster’s
The perfect place to go play as a family and get in a little friendly competition is Dave & Busters. 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.
Bryant Park is the closest park to Times Square. It is also a beloved, historic New York City Park. Bryant Park is home to the NY Public Library’s main branch (a stunningly beautiful building worth visiting), where you and the kids can find your next favorite read. It is also known as New York’s Town Square and, as such, hosts a wide variety of events to participate in. Try your hand at juggling (or watch some masters), take a tai chi class, play ping pong, or take place in a Board Game Social. Kids will also love the Carousel located at the center of Bryant Park and the Christmas Village and Ice Rink that opens in December.
M&M’s World is a giant world of candy located at the heart of Times Square. A visit to M&M’s World can be busy and overwhelming, but it is a favorite place for kids. The store covers two floors and is home to thousands of M&Ms in every style and flavor as well as a personalized printer so you can leave with customized M&Ms. They also sell toys and apparel. It is a colorful world, one that worships candy, and is sure to make the adults feel like little kids too.
Bowlmor Times Square
Looking to spend the night taking part in some friendly competition? Or maybe looking to show your kids some classic arcade games? Then head to Bowlmor Times Square. This venue, with its bowling lanes of different themes and large arcade, is built for playing and having a blast. If you’re tired of family movie nights or game nights at home, then this is the place to go. The entire venue has been beautifully designed, so much so that you’ll wonder, “What magical, playful world have we stepped into?”
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