Looking for a great activity to do this winter? Look no further, here’s a great list of suggested activities now that winter is here!
1. Go ice-skating.
Hit the ice for some classic winter fun at Ebersole Ice Rink in White Plains, Westchester’s premier outdoor rink. The rink is typically open late October through mid-March. And check out this list of ice rinks in the area for more options.
2. See the Holiday Train Show.
Hitch a ride to tons of fun at the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show, which boasts replicas of area landmarks made entirely from plants and is definitely worth the drive to the Bronx. The show typically runs mid-November through early January.
3. Go skiing.
Grab your gear and pack up the kids for a day of skiing or snowboarding at one of the area’s family-friendly ski resorts.
4. Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester.
Escape from the cold and head to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester in Yonkers. Among its attractions, LEGOLAND boasts several themed building stations, rides, and MINILAND, a miniature replica of the New York metro landscape.
5. Go sledding.
Pull out your Flexible Flyer and get set for some downhill snow-day fun. Once there’s enough snow on the ground, Westchester’s open for sledding.
6. Spend a day with the wolves.
Hang out with wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem. Each year on New Year’s Day, visitors can help Howl in the New Year while they enjoy hot beverages and learn all about these beautiful and endangered species.
7. Go snowshoeing.
Embrace the snow by hitting the nearly 15 miles of trails at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining for some snowshoeing. The trails are open from dawn to dusk, year-round.
8. Volunteer with the family.
Give back to the community by volunteering with www.liftingupwestchester.org
9. View art with your family.
A dynamic resource in the community, the Katonah Museum of Art offers children and their accompanying adults creative opportunities to explore the world of art. In the galleries, the Learning Center, and the sculpture garden, our unique programs spark meaningful connections, and KMA Community Days offer artful fun for all ages.
10. Learn about birds of prey.
Celebrate our national bird at Eagle Fest in Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson in early February. Learn all about these regal creatures through a series of all-day events and activities, including guided bird walks, close-up looks, stories, and displays.