Finding child-friendly activities during the holidays can be a daunting task. This can be a blessing and a curse in a place like New York City.

In this video, we’ll list five child-friendly winter activities in New York City.

1. Ice Skating

Ice Skating is at the top of everyone’s list. It’s a great physical activity where kids can exert all that pent-up energy inside of them.

There’s also no greater time to introduce them to ice skating than during the holidays, with plenty of opportunities to ice skate. The Rink at Rockefeller Center or Bryant Park’s Winter Village are good options to consider.

2. Children’s Museum

Visiting a Children’s Museum can never go wrong—even for adults. You can spend an entire day at a children’s museum, and it’s guaranteed that the kids won’t get bored at all.

There are plenty of options for the Children’s Museum in NYC, but the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan are two of the best choices. They have extensive exhibits, and they have winter-themed interactive activities and exhibits for children of all ages as well.

3. New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

The New York Botanical Garden’s holiday train show is another great way to spend time with children during the holidays in New York. This exhibit has been taking place annually for over 30 years, and this year it’s come back bigger than ever.

The train show will go through over 200 famous landmarks in New York, such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center. Think of it as a fast-tracked tour of New York City but with a miniature train.

4. Go Holiday Shopping

While shopping with kids may seem like a headache—especially if you’re tight on the budget—it isn’t that difficult if you’re going on holiday markets like the one in Bryant Park and Union Square.

They have plenty of locally produced decor, baked goods, and other cute little souvenirs you can take home for the kids. It’s also a great way to introduce the children to locally made products and the attention to detail and delicate care that goes into making them.

5. Attend Film Screenings

Speaking of exposure, the last but not the least of the child-friendly activities on this list are great ways to expose your children to a different side of media and pop culture.

Winter Film Screenings in areas like Alamo Drafthouse play several winter-themed films during the holiday season. Holiday classics like Home Alone, The Polar Express, and Miracle on 34th Street are some of the films you can expect.

Which of these child-friendly activities are you considering? Let us know by commenting down below!

Author: Carol