In our previous blog post, we covered some top Westchester neighborhoods for families. Quaint villages with amenities galore offer something for just about everyone—including plenty of things to keep kids entertained and learning. If you’re considering moving your family to Westchester, you can help get your children acclimated by finding new and exciting activities to pique their interest. From major attractions to local highlights, we’ve covered a few of the best family and kids activities in Westchester County.
The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is a major draw for kids of all ages. From birthday parties to rainy day activities, the center has a 4D cinema, fun rides and plenty of play areas to keep kids active and engaged for hours. Families flock from all over to enjoy LEGOLAND® but Westchester families enjoy calling it a backyard attraction. Annual passes allow locals the ability to play as often as they wish and include discounts for purchases, food and beverage and even birthday parties. Don’t forget to check out MINILAND®—a special attraction with major New York landmarks made entirely of LEGO® bricks!
Westchester Summer Camps
Westchester’s family-oriented communities offer plenty of options for kids during the summer. From the Headfirst New York Yankees Baseball Camp, where kids not only learn great baseball skills while donning a Yankees uniform, they also get to meet and greet an active Yankee player, to specialty camps for dance and science, to classic full day camps throughout the summer, Westchester County summer camps offer something for every kid, no matter their interests. Check them out early; the best camps can book up as early as January or February of the camp year.
Historical Places in Westchester
Want to include some education in your outing? Westchester offers plenty of historical attractions to entertain and educate your children. If you have recently moved here, you might be surprised to know that Kykuit is the site of the fabulous Rockefeller Estate. With tours and sweeping grounds, you can spend an entire day taking in the history and beauty of the location. Other attractions in the area include the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the Philipsburg Manor and Van Cortlandt Manor.
With spring fast approaching, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Westchester. Families love enjoying the Greenburgh Nature Center & Manor House, an attraction with animals, play sets and expansive grounds and trails. The attraction is good for families with children of all ages, including young toddlers. In addition, the Teatown Lake Reservation offers programs for kids, tons of wildlife and beautiful trails and greenery.
Whether you’re researching a move to Westchester County, expanding your family or have already settled, there are attractions for everyone and every family. Tell us, what is your favorite thing to do in Westchester?