If you’re wishing for warm weather, channel some summer fun and head to an indoor swimming pool! While you might have to book an overnight to jump into one of the many hotel pools in Westchester—or head to a favorite indoor water park nearby—there are other spots that offer day passes that include indoor pool access. We've rounded up a few below.
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While it’s fun to take the kids to a dedicated play space (and trust us, there are lots of those to choose from in Westchester), there are times when you want to go somewhere that has something for both you and the kids—where you're not just standing around, wishing for some coffee, brownies or—who are we kidding?—both, but actually enjoying them. You’re in luck: There are a few play cafes in Westchester that offer just that.
Looking for even more places to take the whole family? Check out our kid-friendly restaurant guide.
If you're looking for a first museum experience for your kids, the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers is one of the best local options. It's not huge or overwhelming, but it offers plenty to do to keep kids engaged and learning.
The largest cultural institution in Westchester County, the Hudson River Museum includes galleries, a planetarium, amphitheater, historic mansion, picturesque outdoor space, and plenty of family-friendly events and activities. My dad and I took my 5-year-old and 2.5-year-old for a visit on a recent Saturday afternoon, and it was a perfect outing.
Whether you’re staring down a long winter weekend with the kids, or you’re already thinking ahead for winter or summer break activities, here’s one idea to add to the list: Let them get creative. Westchester is home to tons of art studios and centers, many of which offer drop-in sessions for kids and families, either daily or on the weekends.
Here, we’ve rounded up a few that give kids a chance to try pottery painting, candle making, glass fusing, and much more.
It isn't always park or pool party weather, but kids can still have a blast celebrating their birthday at indoor spots throughout Westchester! There's no shortage of places for Westchester kids to get their party on—whether the birthday boy or girl wants to jump on trampolines, scale a rock wall, do yoga, or race go-karts.
Here, we’ve put together a list with choices for a variety of ages (and invite lists)—from preschoolers to tweens and teens. Looking for even more options? Check out our full Party Planning Guide, or head straight to our directory.
Though the weather can be frightful this time of year, there's still plenty to do in the area with kids this winter—especially if you’re looking to make a day trip out of it.
So whether it’s holiday or winter break and you’ve got some dedicated family time on the agenda, or you’re looking for a weekend day trip idea, we’ve got you covered—with everything from kid-centric New York City pop-ups to museums and aquariums that are sure to impress.
‘Tis the season for checking out all the awesome holiday light displays in the area. And we’ve got some great ones for you: Along with a some decked-out houses in Westchester, the Lower Hudson Valley has its own share of festive light shows—including a house with more than half a million (!) lights, a drive-through Christmas Wonderland, and even some brightly lit bugs.
Families all over Westchester and the Hudson Valley are decking their halls—and their houses—with holiday decorations. And while you can drive through almost any neighborhood and spot pretty lights and festive inflatables, there are certain houses that merit a trip all their own.
Here, we’ve rounded up several of our favorite Christmas light displays, perfect for getting your crew into the holiday spirit. We've also included a few other ways to see holiday lights in Westchester this season, including popular festivals, parades, and tours.