Bundle Up or Hunker Down: 30 Winter Activities for Westchester Preschoolers

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Curious George, courtesy of the Emelin Theatre.

Cold temperatures and snow on the ground doesn’t mean you have to spend the next few months stuck at home (and, let's face it, who would want to?). We’ve rounded up some of our favorite events and things to do with preschoolers in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this winter. From stage performances to nature programs, holiday celebrations to play places, we’ve got you covered.

Want more? For all ages, check out our mammoth list of 50 things to do this winter in Westchester, as well as our Event Calendar. Be sure to sign up for our newsletters to stay in the know!

1. Take an art workshop or a music class.

2. Be a nature detective and solve the mystery!

3. Celebrate Three Kings Day with a performance and delicacy.

4. Turn up the heat at a cooking class for young chefs.

5. Bounce till you drop, climb to new heights and more at one of the many indoor play spaces.


Having fun in the life-sized Legoland play area.

6. Celebrate “Appreciate a Dragon Day.” For real.

7. Be a filmmaker.

8. Pop over for Bubble Trouble.

9. Visit a planetarium with a show for younger gazers.

10. Unwind (into a pretzel) with kid yoga.

11. Catch a performance by the Tanglewood Marionettes.

12. Find your rhythm at a family drum circle.

13. Put that library card to surprising uses.


Treat your child to the free Victorial Valentine Tea.

14. Attend a charming Victorian Valentine’s tea and make Victorian greetings and crafts.

15. Enjoy an old-fashioned winter’s afternoon.

16. Dance on stage.

17. Ice skate outdoors.

18. Try another art workshop!

19. Catch the circus antics of the Grand Falloons in a sensory-friendly setting.

20. Or the circus antics of the Royal Hanneford Circus (not so sensory-friendly!).

21. Take part in the all-day Hudson River EagleFest, replete with kids’ activities.  

22. See Curious George jump from page to stage (and all over the place).

23. Drop in for a painting project.


Paint, craft and snack at Children's Creative Corner.

24. ​Sip a freak shake.

25. Learn a new language.

26. Tap a maple tree and feast on the harvest.

27. Cozy up with a good book and a cookie.

28. Celebrate Chinese New Year with acrobats, cuisine and more.

29. Doll up in green for a St. Patrick’s Day parade.

30. Whiz down some of those snow-covered hills

Looking for more? Try something new in New York City.

This originally posted in 2017 and has been updated for 2018. All photos taken by the author unless otherwise indicated.