20 Fun Spring Activities for Westchester Kids

Enjoy a day on the farm at Hilltop Hanover Farms. Photo by Meagan Newhart
Enjoy a day on the farm at Hilltop Hanover Farms. Photo by Meagan Newhart

With the weather warming up in the Westchester area, now is the time to collect the family, get out of the house, and take advantage of all of the fun springtime activities around the region.

To help you get the most out of the season, we’ve curated a list of 20 great spring activities for kids in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Our picks range from spending time in our favorite parks and playgrounds to cherished annual events, and even some low-key picks for at-home family fun.

You'll find more seasonal picks in our Spring Fun Guide, and our Event Calendar is jam-packed no matter the date.

Storm king running in the grass
Explore the larger-than-life art and wide-open grounds of Storm King Art Center. Photo by Jenn Terra

Great Things To Do in Spring with Kids in Westchester

1. See outdoor art

Day trip over to Storm King Art Center, but be sure to reserve your tickets in advance—the spring season kicks off on April 6. 

2. Learn something new 

Check out one of the weekend workshops at the Westchester Children’s Museum, but remember to reserve your spot ahead of time.

3. Go on a Hunt—at Legoland 

Visit Legoland at Ridge Hill in Yonkers and check out its newest event, The Hunt for the Golden Treasure, which runs from March 18 to April 29.

4. Keep up the Lego fun 

Follow up your Legoland Ridge Hill visit with a day trip to the Legoland New York in Goshen. The outdoor theme park opens April 8. 

RELATED: Guide to Parks and Playgrounds in Westchester

Harbor Island Park Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms at stunning Harbor Island Park will be in bloom before you know it. Photo courtesy of the park

5. See the cherry blossoms 

Marvel at the gorgeous cherry blossoms at Harbor Island Park, which is also home to one of our favorite local playgrounds.

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Village Creamery & Sweet Shop.
Ice cream and Italian ices are made on-site at the Village Creamery & Sweet Shop. Photo courtesy of the shop

6. Enjoy some ice cream 

Celebrate the warmer weather at one of the best local ice cream shops in the area.

7. Play with clay 

Introduce kids to a new hobby at the Clay Art Center’s Saturday Clay classes.

8. Kick off festival season 

Tuck into some pancakes and listen to live music at Ashokan's Annual Maple Fest.

9. Follow the Yellow Brick Road 

See The Wizard of Oz on the big screen at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville 

10. Be adventurous 

Conquer the obstacle course at Boundless Adventures, which opens March 26; it's great for the 7+ crowd. 

11. Visit a farm 

....like Hilltop Hanover Farm, where you can celebrate the spring equinox 

12. Go strawberry picking 

Plan a day at the farm to pick your own strawberries.

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Explore the trails at Bear Mountain State Park. Photo by Mommy Poppins

13. Hike Bear Mountain 

Hit one of the many hiking trails at Bear Mountain State Park and finish off with a visit to the Trailside Zoo.

14. Break out the bikes 

Pump up your tires and go on one of these safe and scenic bike rides.

15. Enjoy some Easter-themed fun 

Start your Easter celebrations with a visit to this Easter Craft Fair and Flea Market.

16. Create some art

Head to the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers for a fun workshop all about Frida Kahlo's art 

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The Thunderbirds take to the sky at the annual Bethpage Air Show. Photo courtesy of Bethpage Federal Credit Union

17. Take to the skies — sort of 

End the season at the Bethpage Air Show at Long Island's Jones Beach.

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Explore one of Westchester and the Hudson Valley's many kid-friendly trails. Photo by Sara Marentette

18. Explore local trails 

Strap on your boots and explore some of these kid-friendly hiking spots.

19. Dine outdoors 

Hang outside at one of Westchester's beer gardens—or a kid-friendly restaurant

20. Get out of town 

Need to get away? Explore our Guide to Day Trips and Weekend Getaways for inspiration, or check out this list of family-friendly New York hotels for a staycation.

This post, originally published in 2018, was updated in March 2022.

Unless noted, photos are courtesy of the venues.

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Cantine Field - 10:00 AM Pick
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