September can be a crazy time! Gone are the lazy day of summers— instead it’s back to school, back to schedules, back to the grind.
KidPass to the rescue! We don’t think summer is where the fun ends, so here are 11 new ways to break up the mundane and make sure you continue having fun. From coffee-serving playspaces to glamorous kid-friendly spas (no that’s not an oxymoron), read on for our full list!
Soho / Birth – 17 years old
This limited-time pop-futuristic art exhibition and playground designed by artist Tianyu Qiu is all the rage right now! Inspired by the aesthetic of gaming, pop-cultural imageries, visual languages, and pixels, this immersive art experience will guide you and your littles through 10 different installations to explore and interact with.
Chelsea / 2 – 12 years old
CAMP is a Family Experience Store. Inside CAMP are rotating themed experiences. Every surface is a seamless blend of play and product. Behind the magic door is an immersive retail experience for Campers of all ages! Come to the Campitheatre for daily activities from craft to music, performances and special events! Come play!
Lidia’s Play Cafe
Ridgewood / 11 months – 6 years old
Enjoy a cup of joe while your kiddies burn off some energy at this playspace and cafe combo. This Montessori-inspired play zone is a fun and safe environment with toys (made of environmentally-friendly wood!) carefully selected to promote the development of children through play.
Upper East Side / 9 – 14 years old
If your kids want to break a sweat, sign them up for a Generation 305 class, a signature cardio class designed just for their age group. This 45-minute class will focus on high-intensity rhythmic cardio, effective toning, fierce choreo, and a stretch cool down.
Flatiron / West Village / 5 – 14 years old
Whether you want to slip away for a little mommy pampering or take your little diva along to get a fresh mani/pedi together, Glosslab has you covered. Options range from manicures, massages, blowouts—and of course, mini manis and pedis!
Bensonhurst / 7 months – 8 years old
Kids can go wild at this safari-themed play space complete with indoor slides and a ball pit. This playspace believes that a big part of learning and developing comes from hands-on experiences and interactions with friends—old and new!
Dongan Hills / 2 – 12 years old
Your kids will have a blast at this playspace’s open play! Featuring a one-of-a-kind castle-themed jungle gym with two slides, a climb up, and dragon head lookout, the play area will not disappoint. There’s also a walk-in kitchen, a supermarket, construction set, climb-in tree, puzzles, drawing station, and more!
Scandinavia House Children’s Center
Murray Hill / 1 – 5 years old
Transport your kids from Park Avenue all the way to Scandinavia and back again, without the need for an airplane ticket! This play center integrates the best of Scandinavian design while emphasizing early childhood sensory perception. Young children and their caregivers have fun while learning about the culture of Scandinavia through books, toys, art workshops, and interactive programs.
Tig & Peach
Pelham / Pre and Postnatal
Come in for a strength-training class that focuses on getting your body ready to deliver a baby. Or if you’re already there (great job, mama!) come practice yoga with your baby in a supportive environment while meeting other new moms and bonding with your baby. Yoga is excellent for the pre and postnatal body and mind!
Glitter & Glam Spa
Jersey City / 3 – 12 years old
Treat your little ones to a glamorous day at this kiddie spa. From mini manis to mini pedis, kids will look and feel fabulous after a visit here. Their relaxing spa services promote the development of self-care practices at an early age, while their fun-filled glam parties encourage body positivity and self-confidence.
Busy Bodies BK
Clinton Hill / Birth – 4 years old
Pop in to visit this neighborhood space where families come together for open play, classes, events, lectures, and parties. The space is soaked in natural light and features a jungle gym with 500 square feet of padded play space. An additional 500 square feet includes tables full of art supplies, toys, and music to enrich your child’s day. There’s also a private backyard open seasonally!
Glam + Go
Greenwich Village / Koreatown / Midtown West / Tribeca / Upper East Side (Equinox) / Upper East Side (Exhale Spa) / 2 years old and up
These hair bars are the perfect way to glam up for a big event or just as a treat. Sneak out for your own blowout or bring your mini-me along for her very own blow-dry treatment. For littles that aren’t up for the heat, you can also opt for a fancy do like a braid or bun!
Want to discover and book more new activities in NYC? Check out all upcoming activities across the NY Metro for more Big Apple fun!
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