If you are planning to visit New York City with kids this June, there are plenty of things for them to enjoy as well as the rest of the family. Here is a list of just a few of the top kid-friendly things to do in the Big Apple and overall, some of the best things to do in New York next month for families.
New York Disney on Broadway Behind the Magic Experience
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy all things Disney but if you are kid then this is pretty much a must-do while visiting NYC. Located at the New Amsterdam Theatre, tours showcase the history of the building, which is interesting in itself, but also takes you behind the scenes of popular shows like “Aladdin,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Lion King.”
Luna Park at Coney Island
Coney Island itself is an insanely popular tourist destination and a must-see when visiting New York. At Luna Park, there is a variety of things to do for bigger kids such as amusement rides and for smaller children there are all kinds of carnival-type games to play. And between White Castle Express, Place to Beach, Luna Snacks and Coney Cones, the whole family will enjoy the entire experience.
Located on Governors Island, Figment NYC is for arts and crafts, dance, social experiments, bands, workshops, games, and more. It is extremely family-friendly and kid-friendly, and kids can even submit their own projects. While your children may not have an art project to submit while you’re on vacation, the whole family can enjoy their day and may just find some inspiration on creating something at home once the vacation is over. Since it’s an open area, don’t forget the sunscreen, water and snacks for the kids.
Madison Square Park Concert for Kids
All throughout June and July, Madison Square Gardens hosts concerts for kids. It’s located on the Farragut Lawn, and kids are encouraged to sing, dance, clap and enjoy these weekly concerts. With performers like Tim & The Space Cadets, Michael & The Rockness Monsters, Alastair Moock, Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards, Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights and Mister G, whether they are household names in your home or not, you and your kids will have a blast.
While you’re there, don’t forget to let the kids check out the Madison Square Park Playground and enjoy some outdoor play in this lovely park that’s open from 7 a.m. till dusk.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
This is a perfect place to go for kids under 6. They can see and experience things like a water play area, learn about how other kids live around the world, visit exhibits like Let’s Dance, Art, Artists and You, Adventures with Dora and Diego, and more. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is located on 83rd Street, and kids can visit at no charge.
Finding things to do in NYC for kids in June 2018 isn’t hard, and these five are just a tiny fraction of all of the family-friendly venues, events and places to see on your visit. Don’t forget iconic things like The Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Discovery Time Square and tours like the Half Day Pizza Tasting Bus Tour. Besides, what kid doesn’t like pizza?
The point is, there is always something to do in New York City, and that includes visitors who are bringing their children along.