If you’re Brooklyn-based and looking for things to do with your little ones, read on for some of our current favorite activity providers (many of them brand new!) in New York’s trendiest borough.
The Little People Party
Williamsburg / 0 – 3 years old
The Little People Party is a tot party for little people (and their big people) that distinguishes itself from the competition by making fun a priority for all. The Party offers toys, music, and games and, just as importantly, offers the big people a mental break. Come on by and stay however long you’d like!
The Brooklyn Strategist
Cobble Hill / 11 – 17 years old
This unique community-based board and card game center, café, and social club focuses on games that require face-to-face interaction. With over 500 games, The Brooklyn Strategist provides an enriched learning environment for older children—and it’s fun for adults, too. Come play with us!
Bay Ridge / 2 – 12 years old
This family-friendly cafe features a kids’ indoor/outdoor play area (or “coop”), along with breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, wine, and beer. Parents and caregivers can relax and imbibe, while their littles have fun!
Extreme Kids & Crew
Red Hook / 5 – 11 years old
Extreme Kids & Crew is a welcoming space where children with disabilities, their friends, and their families can socialize, create, and play. This is a community center with a playspace where families share resources, stories, tears, and laughter while children play and take part in inclusive arts programming.
Gymboree Park Slope
Park Slope / 0 – 5 years old
Designed by experts in both education and in play, Gymboree’s age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical, and social skills of children as they play. Classes are designed in 6-month increments to continue to meet a child’s growing interests and abilities. You can read more about Gymboree and its philosophy here.
Lango Kids NYC
Boerum Hill / 1 – 8 years old
Lango was established on the belief that every American child should learn a second language. Thousands of children have learned new languages in gradual immersion classes and camps with culturally-based music, art, games, stories, and movement.
Lilypad Music at Muchmore’s
Williamsburg / 6 months – 5 years old
Lilypad Music is run by singer/songwriter Ms. Lily, who has a passion for music, kids, and the community. Here your child will participate in joyful, interactive performances with a sing-along, fun games with instruments, and scarves. Booking includes a drink or snack from the bar.
Park Slope / 6 weeks – 10 years old
My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. All locations offer structured, age-appropriate classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports, and more.
The Painted Cloud
Williamsburg / 2.5 – 11 years old
The Painted Cloud is an art studio that practices community-minded experimentation in the arts. Young and maturing artists of all ages work and collaborate with dedicated teaching artists in an invigorating community studio environment.
Williamsburg / 0 – 3 years old
Purposeful Play is an occupational therapy-based play group created by a pediatric occupational therapist. Each activity has been carefully curated to facilitate and promote cognitive, social, and motor skills. Your child will not only have fun, but be exposed to developmentally appropriate activities that build a solid foundation.
Singable Kids at Flying Squirrel
Greenpoint / 0 – 3 years old
Teacher Eric helps children learn about music and musical instruments with his guitar, trombone, banjo, and big friendly singing voice. A fun place for babies and toddlers and their parents and caregivers alike.
Snowdays NYC – Brooklyn
Prospect Heights / All ages
Treat your child and yourself to a sweet treat! Snowdays produces small-batch shaved cream made on the premises with fresh organic dairy from New York’s Hudson Valley and quality, seasonal ingredients. Each booking provides one regular sized cup of shaved cream, one topping of your choice, and a drizzle cone.
Greenpoint / 5 – 17 years old
CrossFit Kids is big fun for all ages! Here the focus is on mechanics of movement and consistency in those movement patterns. Coaches will lead children through classes where they’ll learn skills as well as work out and play games.
Woodshop at Little Lola & Tots
Clinton Hill / 2 – 4 years old
WoodShop classes begin with an active story time that helps kids get the wiggles out and start thinking about colors. Then it’s on to painting! Finally, while kids’ crafts are left to dry, they decorate their take-home bags. Tons of fun for little artists!