While New York City is fun for all ages, it’s especially wonderful for kids.

They can receive a top-notch education at the best private and public schools and use the city as their playground, whether that means climbing the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park or blowing giant bubbles in Washington Square.

We at Platinum Properties have created a list of some of the best activities you can do with your children in Manhattan on your day off.

1. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan212 West 83rd Street

CMOM has five floors full of interactive learning fun that will keep your children entertained and educated for an entire day.

2. The Downtown Boathouse KayakingPier 26

Kayaking is free at Pier 26 from May to October. Take your kids for a little outdoor enjoyment away from the confines of the city.

3. The New Victory Theater209 West 42nd Street

The only off-Broadway theater devoted to year-round, family-friendly performances, you can always count on The New Victory Theater for exciting artistic performances your kids will love.

4. Sony Wonder Technology Lab550 Madison Avenue

Their free hands-on exhibitions include robots, a working television production studio, and even an open heart surgery simulation using advanced technology.

5. Alice’s Tea Cup102 West 73rd Street

Your children will love playing grown-up and proper at afternoon tea. Enjoy a lovely meal with delicious pastries, sandwiches, and tea.

6. Children’s Museum of the Arts103 Charlton Street

The young budding artist in your family will want to keep coming back for the art workshops, children’s artwork displays, and the big bouncy ball pit.

7. Dylan’s Candy Bar1011 Third Avenue

Dylan’s Candy bar is a chain, but their Third Avenue location is one of the world’s largest candy stores. Just make sure your little sweet tooth doesn’t grab too much!

8. The Scholastic Store557 Broadway

The ultimate bookstore by the book publisher just for kids, the Scholastic Store makes reading fun for children.



While these places may be kid-friendly, your apartment may not. Let one of our talented real estate agents get you into a new Manhattan home both you and your kids will love.