Guide to Winter Activities for NYC Kids

New York winters may seem like an endurance test sometimes. But there are tons of fun winter activities for kids and families across New York that will help you brighten up even the coldest days. In this guide to the best things to do in winter in New York City with kids, we'll show you where to find great activities for kids - even if you have to jump over a few slushy ice puddles to get there. 

If you're looking to get out of the winter weather altogether, this guide has the best indoor activities for NYC kids this winter. Why not start with our listing of the best FREE indoor play spots for kids in NYC. We've got reviews of unique indoor activities for kids like Brooklyn's new ice rink bumper cars (really!) and the immersive digital art experience in Midtown, ZeroSpace. Thinking more along the lines of taking the kids to a museum? Head over to our guide to museums and galleries in New York

If you're in the mood to embrace the winter, New York has plenty of winter sports for kids. We show you the best NY ice skating rinks for kids and teens, as well as indoor ice skating rinks that are open year-round. Check out the best sledding hills for kids in NYC, as well as where to take your kids snow tubing near New York

When the kids' fingers start to get cold, head indoors to warm up with some cozy winter food. Discover great restaurants for kids in New York, play cafes in Brooklyn and Queens, and where to treat yourself to hot chocolate or high tea in New York. 

The fun never ends in New York City, even when the days are short and cold. Explore this guide to the best things to do in winter with kids in New York - and embrace the season. 

Winter fun for kids in New York City: Building a snowman is just the start of fun things to do with kids in NYC during winter