Top Things to Do in The Woodlands With Kids

Visiting The Woodlands can feel like traveling to another world - there are so many trees! (Depending on where you live in Houston, this may be a huge change of scenery.) About 45 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands is full of fun for the whole family. It's close enough that you can spend the day here without much of a drive time but offers enough to do that you could stretch it into a weekend getaway. Read on for of our favorite things to do in The Woodlands with our kids. 

7 Things to Love About the Queens County Farm Museum

While NYC families have full access to the best museums and shows that the world has to offer, life in the city can sometimes leave us feeling disconnected from nature. We’re always seeking ways to let our little ones get their hands dirty, so it’s no surprise that the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park is a family favorite.

Spanning 47 acres, the Queens County Farm Museum dates back to the 17th century and features old-fashioned farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, planting fields, an orchard, an herb garden and a vineyard, all within city limits. As soon as you walk through the gates, you’ll feel miles away from the city.

Here are the reasons we are forever loving New York City's only historic working farm and why it's a fantastic destination for NYC kids. While you’re there, make a day of it with our Queens Family Neighborhood Guide.
 

Summer Camps on Long Island With Transportation for Kids

It's time to consider the best summer camp options for your children. While parents must weigh several factors before making that big decision, transportation to and from camp might be a significant consideration.

With that in mind, we've rounded up a half-dozen camps that offer the convenience of transportation to and from areas of Long Island. These camps, five of which are in Nassau County, provide the advantage of transportation to their facilities. 

You'll find these camps and more in our Long Island camp guide and directory, where you'll also find details on the best STEM-based camps for LI kids, our favorite Nassau County day camps, new camps for 2019, and more.

Easter Weekend in NJ: Egg Hunts, Bunny Chase, Bunny Fly In

Get ready to load up your Easter baskets, and your calendars! Easter weekend is here, and the bunny is hopping throughout New Jersey, making stops at amusement parks, orchardsfarms, zoos, and even an airport. Tons of eggs are waiting to be found. Load up those baskets at Storybook Land, Allaire Village, Liberty Hall, Pier Village, and Diggerland

Aside from the Bunny, head to the shore to meet more familiar friends like Mermaid Princess and Mr. Mouse at Casino Pier or the Plumber Brothers in Point Pleasant. 

Find even more Easter weekend options in our Spring Fun Guide, including 25 Spring Day Trip Ideas. And look to our April GoList and event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.

25 Ways Kids Can Get Their Hands Dirty in NYC

Get your rain boots ready! Springtime means muddy puddle stomping and mud pie making season for kids—even NYC children. It's a great excuse to get outdoors for some unstructured, messy playtime. So we’ve rounded up 25 dig-in-dirt, you're-gonna-need-a-bath-tonight ways for city kids to enjoy the coming warm days beyond just the usual ramble through the neighborhood park.

If the weather is uncooperative, check out 50 things to do indoors with kids or get crafty with our WeeWork series.

25 Things To Do in Pacific Palisades with Kids

A short drive from Santa Monica or Malibu and worth the drive from anywhere else in LA, the Pacific Palisades sits nestled atop a cliff line from the beach to 26th Street (Allenford). While the neighborhood is certainly celebrity-dense and the real estate is one of the most pricey in the city, families are drawn to the Palisades for its small town feeling, its kid-friendly neighborhoods, and the fantastic schools. Whether you live in the Palisades or not, here are 25 bucket list items you may want to start crossing off your list in this city by the sea.

Houston Donut Shops Where Kids Can Try Outrageous Flavors

Almost nothing beats starting the weekend with a warm, delicious, sugary donut. While the regular chain donut shops my family frequents offer selections of donuts that include basic glazed donuts and several filled donut options, my kids tend to gravitate toward the donuts topped with brightly-colored icing and sprinkles. What sounds even better to a child's ears than an iced and sprinkled donut is one covered in candy bar pieces or cookie crumbles or filled with Nutella. Yum! At these Houston specialty donut shops, kids can choose from a variety of gourmet flavors to bring joy to their foodie hearts. 

Outdoor Adventure Parks Near NYC With Kid-Friendly Zip Lines & Ropes Courses

We all need a little excitement in our lives. For some, any of these 13 carousels around New York City will deliver all the excitement in the world. For others, the idea of zip-lining through the air ranks high on their to-do list. Of course, adventure parks aren't for everyone, but there's proof they help children learn problem-solving and collaboration skills. Plus, it's just plain fun to play together as a family and create unforgettable memories.

New York City may not be the epicenter of adventure parks, but it's making strides, especially with Adventures on Governors Island, the Bronx Zoo's Treetop Adventure, and a seriously high-flying outdoor zip line in Queens. Meanwhile, just outside the city limits, there are dozens of rope and zip line courses.

We've rounded up a handful of our favorite outdoor adventure parks either in the city or reachable within a quick day trip. Also make sure to see our brand new guide to 25 outdoor adventures in the city for NYC kids.

Massive Sports Dome and Entertainment Complex Coming to Jackson, NJ

Athletes, sports fans, and gaming enthusiasts will soon have a state-of-the-art facility where all their interests come together in one location in Jackson, NJ.

Already a popular destination thanks to Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor, the Ocean County township will be home to Adventure Crossing USA, a massive sports dome and entertainment center, which will include indoor and outdoor multi-sport turf fields; hard courts for basketball, volleyball, and futsal; and a baseball and softball training facility; along with a sprawling, Jersey Shore–themed arcade, indoor go-kart racing, a multi-level laser tag experience, and much more.

NYC Summer Camps With Bus Transportation for an Easy AM Commute

Just when you think the end of the school year means maybe life will slow down a bit, summer camp starts and it's even more schlepping and lunches to pack. That's why camps that will pick up your kids at home, or at least in your neighborhood, are our summertime salvation. We've rounded up top New York City camps that offer the convenience of transportation. If you're looking for a country camp, check out our articles on summer camps in Long Island, New Jersey, or Westchester that offer bussing, as most of them pick up from areas of NYC too.  

To find even more camps, check out our NYC Summer Camp Guide and or use our Directory to filter by type of camp or locations. 

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