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Published:18 November 2016Back to posts

Best places in Brooklyn to bring your children over the holidays.

There are so many fun things to do with children in Brooklyn that it is nearly impossible to come up with a short list. However, here are the top places my two girls, ages 10 and 3, love to visit during any season of the year.

Brooklyn Bridge Park — described as “a world-class waterfront park with rolling hills, riverfront promenades, lush gardens, and spectacular city views”, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers endless fun to families and children of all ages. There are several playgrounds, a carousel, a roller/ice skating rink, a fitness area, and a soccer field — all open to the public. There are also myriad of events taking place throughout the year.

Red Hook Waterfront — this one is certainly an off-the-beaten path location, however it offers perfect views of the Statue of Liberty and an opportunity to try the best Key Lime Pie in the city.

Puppetworks — this tiny puppet theater is located in the most kid-friendly neighborhood of Brooklyn - Park Slope (there is even a phenomenon known as Park Slope parent). The puppets are handmade, and the shows are low-tech, which creates a very authentic experience that is enjoyable by kids and adults alike.

LeFrak Center at Prospect Park — the ice-skating season is open October 29 — March 26. There are two outdoor rinks and spacious and clean facilities. Bluestone Cafe offers a variety of healthy dining options and my girls’ favorite Hot Spiced Apple Cider!

Brooklyn’s Children Museum — founded in 1899, this is the world’s first museum for kids, and it is seriously cool for kids of all ages! It has a toddler area with water and sand play, dress-up station, and other sensory activities. The World Brooklyn exhibit helps appreciate the diversity of the borough while keeping kids super busy.