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The Best Activities in the Bronx for Kids

Published on July 20, 2017 by rae steinbach

The northernmost borough of New York City, the Bronx, has tons of exciting, family-friendly activities for children. The borough is popular for its iconic landmarks like Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo. However, the Bronx also plays host to multiple cultures, a rich history, and a lively music scene. For families looking for a vacation rental in the Bronx, there are plenty of local amusements to remain entertained.

Here is a list of some of the best activities in the Bronx for kids:

children watching baseball

Take your kid for a bike ride across the borough.

The Bronx has over 170 miles of bike paths to enjoy (and they’re all free!).

Spend time at the pedestrian-only Grand Concourse.

Here you’ll find Boogie on the Boulevard every last Sunday of each month through August.

Take a tour of Poe Cottage.

Gaze upon the interesting pottery then hit Poe Park nearby to relax.

Take your child horseback riding.

At the Bronx Equestrian Centre there a variety of stables with beautiful stallions for you and/or your child to ride.

Bring out their inner artist.

Attend family time among the historic gardens of Wave Hill. Also, join in on the garden story-time sessions with other parents and their children for a truly cooperative experience.

Visit the Orchard Beach and Promenade.

Let your child enjoy playing on the multiple basketball courts and in the Pelican Bay Playground.

Head to the Bronx Zoo.

On pay-what-you-wish Wednesdays, this activity is especially budget-friendly. A trip to the Bronx Zoo introduces your child to the variety of animals there. Don’t forget to take them for a ride on the Bug Carousel!

Go canoeing on the Bronx River.

Check out the Bronx River Alliance for a free community paddle.

Enjoy a majestic view of the borough.

Take your kid on a stroll with a view from The High Bridge. It’s also the oldest bridge in NYC!

Visit the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

On Saturdays this summer you and the family can enjoy the Family Affair: Art Outside the Box segment.

children playing in park

Enjoy some quality playtime.

Take in the scenery and bask in the outdoors at Van Cortlandt Park.

Experience live opera performances.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series is in the Cortana park starting July 19th.

Take a tour of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

Bring your kid to the Bronx Community College for an educational experience on the heroes of the nation.

Head to the Turtle Cove Golf Center.

Introduce a little friendly competition to the family and enjoy a serious game of mini-golf.

Take in the beauty of the New York Botanical Garden.

You can also participate in a bunch of family-friendly programs at this floral sanctuary. Insider tip: Free passes to the grounds are given out every Wednesday.

Relax by hitching a ride to the City Island.

Take advantage of the First Friday Bronx Seaside Trolley for a nice fishing vibe.

Take your child to the iconic Bronx Yankee Stadium.

Root for your favorite baseball team (which better be the Yanks!).

Don’t discount the Bronx on your next family vacation. With plenty of affordable vacation rentals, it’s both the place to stay and play in NYC. Short Term Rentals NYC has an extensive network of Bronx apartment rentals to make sure your vacation stay is the best it can be.

Category: Holiday Ideas