20 Fun Spring Activities for Westchester Kids
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
16. Create some art
Head to the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers for a fun workshop all about Frida Kahlo's art
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.
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
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.