Library of Local Weekend Ideas for Children

Local destinations and activities in our area to enrich our children (and the entire family):

The following is a starting list of family activities suitable young, or not so young children.  Perhaps you have experienced, perhaps not.  If you know of any secrets to discover in our area, please share!

Rain or Shine:
Rockland Bakery
94 Demarest Mill Rd, Nanuet, NY 10954
(845) 623-5800

Simply a fascinating experience for old or young as bread straight out of the oven travels on conveyor belts rising up to the heavens – you actually walk into the bread factory and armed with gloves and a bag and pick your own!

Rain or Shine:
Tappan Golf Center
600 NY-303, Tappan, NY 10983
(845) 359-0642
Featuring a child friendly batting cage and clean electric golf carts with a long winding raceway – child friendly – you may have to drive.

Rain or Shine:
IBM on the Palisades
A conference center run by Dolche – Open to the public
Dolce Palisades
334 Route 9W., Palisades, NY 10964. USA
Trails and bridges over coy pond – a great pool (if you overnight – good rates) and a DaVinci museum not to be missed by children

Clear Day:
The Filling Station
243 Rte 9W, Palisades, NY 10964
(845) 359-9000
A one time gas station now converted into a NYC bicycler’s destination – and a half block further on the same side a trail perfect for toddlers on bikes through Tallman Mountain State Park.

Clear Day:
Hudson River River Towns via Metro North Rail
Spuyten Duyvil Metro North Station departure
Irvington / Hastings on Hudson / Beacon
Park on the wooded drive leading down to Sputen Duyvil Station and jump on a train and explore the “undiscovered country” across the Hudson.

Clear Day:
Allison Park,
Allison Park Road
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Opposite St. Peters University on Allison Drive – this hidden park has breathtaking views across the Hudson and a paved bike trail perfect for children new to biking.

Rainy Day:
Arte – A German / French funded television channel available over Internet or Apple TV – simply temporarily change you store location to France or Germany (depending on language) and Arte (in red) will then be found on the menu.
Help your child to be multilingual with super high quality television made by German/French channel called Arte.   Programs: Arte Journal Junior / 360 / Arte Journal / and multiple performances available in this country.

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