There are plenty of opportunities for Staten Island families to spend a fun family day without leaving good ol’ Staten Island! As New York’s “greenest” borough, we are home to many beautiful parks for you to enjoy a nature-filled adventure with the kids.
There are also playgrounds galore, beaches, golf courses, fishing piers, and tennis courts. And if Mother Nature is not cooperating, you can still take the family indoors to one of Staten Island’s many museums, cultural centers, or a branch of the New York Public Library, which hosts programs for all ages.
Here on Staten Island, you can tour historical sites, see a show, visit animals in the Staten Island Zoo, gaze at the stars in the Wagner Planetarium, or take a ride on the world-famous Staten Island Ferry (for free!)
Did you know we have a National museum right here on Staten Island? With the recent opening of the National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island has become the seat for this cultural institution whose mission is to educate and preserve the navigational history of lighthouses throughout the United States. If you are old enough to remember a time before GPS navigation, you realize the important place in history these structure hold.
Step out to any of our outdoor spaces and you’ll see kids of all ages playing every sport imaginable, both organized and spontaneous pick-up games. Playing on a team can have multiple benefits, giving kids a chance to master skills and learn to work with others. Here are some of the leagues available for kids on Staten Island.
How about a free meal for the kiddies? There are several local restaurants that offer just that! See the schedule via the link below.
Seasonally, S.I. Parent searches the Island and nearby areas for family fun and pulls the information together for you in an easy-to-access list on our website. From the Summer Fun, Fall Festival, Holiday Happenings, Easter Egg Hunts, and so much more, we will keep you in the loop with what’s going on for your family. Check SIParent.com often for fresh ideas and be sure to use the “Search” field to make your search even easier.
With all there is to do here, you should never hear “I’m bored!” from the kids.