Central Park Wollman Rink
An Iconic Central Park winter scene, this 50,000 sq. ft. public ice skating rink was created with a gift from the Wollman family in the 1930s, and remains in operation annually from October through April.
Victorian Gardens Amusement Park
(Summer) Wollman rink is repurposed every summer from a sprawling public ice rink to a vibrant, family-friendly amusement park serving children 2-12 and featuring entertainment and rides all summer long.
(Summer) The Central Park Carousel is a vintage carousel restored in 1990, featuring 57 hand carved horses, and serving nearly 250,000 riders every year with its classic, cheerful tunes.
Central Park Zoo
This small zoo located within Central Park was the first to open in New York and has remained a constant in popular culture finding a feature in several movies and works of print, including the children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Tisch Petting Zoo
The perfect spot to bring out the kid in all of us, here at this children’s zoo, young and old alike will come close to potbelly pigs, sheep, goats, and plenty of fun opportunities to learn about wildlife.
Central Park Playgrounds
There is a playground for everyone within Central Park from water play features to climbing structures and sculptures of animals by famous artists. No matter which end of the park you find yourself in, there is fun to be had at a unique playground close to you.
Alice in Wonderland Statue
This famous statue of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland provides an imaginative climbing place for children to explore.
(Winter) As soon as the park gets 6 inches of snow, the sledding hills are open for fun, and laughter can be heard all along the sledding path of some of the favorite spots; Cedar Hill and Pilgrim Hill.
American Girl Store
A little girl’s dreamland, this 3 story shopping and dining experience leads you through the American Girl collection from classic AG historical dolls, to the modern Girl of the Year series with stops in the doll salon and book shop too! Dylan’s Candy Shop: Claiming to be the largest unique candy store in the world, Dylan’s Candy Bar features more than 7,000 different candies from around the globe and is said to be a favorite stop for numerous film and music stars.
An iconic restaurant in NYC, frequented by stars like Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and even First Lady Jackie O, and featured in several major movies; this stop is a pop culture classic.
Intrepid Sea And Air Museum
Located in Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan’s West Side, The Intrepid is a military and maritime history museum featuring the aircraft carrier the USS Intrepid, as well as wartime submarines and the lockheed A-12, a supersonic reconnaissance plane.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Children are invited to explore their world and its cultures through the interactive exhibits that encourage early childhood education as well as creativity in the arts and sciences.
Imagination Playground at Burling Slip
This interactive playground designed by architect David Rockwell is a unique play space that allows children to manipulate their environment to create a play space of their own through the use of sand, water, giant foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabrics and more!
Rockefeller Park
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park features two play structures for bigger kids, one for smaller children and even one for infants, each with its own unique characteristics such as webbing for climbing, or a merry go round “motorized” by cooperative peddling of stationary bikes.
Bronx Zoo
(Bronx) The Bronx Zoo is the largest Metropolitan zoo in the U.S. and features award-winning exhibitions that stretch across 265 acres, of natural habitat for its diverse collection of animal inhabitants.