Rochester, ny for young children
Seneca Park Zoo- The zoo strikes the perfect balance for many parents: It's small enough to "do in a day" -- you can spend enough time in each area that the kids can really learn about the animals – and it's inexpensive enough that you don't feel the pressure to do "do it all" in one visit. The Zoo is enjoyable both in summer and in winter. In the summer, there is special programming hourly, but winter is great there, too: There are a several indoor areas that are popular with kids, especially if they love snakes. Seneca Park Zoo is the only zoo in New York state that is home to African Elephants and Bornean Orangutans. Plus, with guest favorites like lions, penguins, wolves and the beloved polar bear, there’s something for everyone.
Ontario Play & Cafe- New to the region in the past year. Located on Scottsville Road, Ontario Play & Cafe is an indoor playground for children ages 10 and younger and their parents for fun, hands-on, open play. 'Exploring naturally' is their main focus. They offer a broad variety of completely non-electronic activities.
Lollypop Farm- Lollypop farm is maintained by the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County and located in the Hamlet of Egypt off of Route 31. It provides a free opportunity to introduce kids of all ages to all kinds of farm animals and pets. The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs, and the prevention of cruelty. Inside, Lollypop Farm houses dogs, cats, and other small animals that are ready for adoption, as well as a Family Learning Center where families can learn about pet care together. Outside, take a walk through the Farm's pastures of horses, llamas, goats, deer, geese, ducks, and chickens. Stroll to the nearby playground and have a picnic lunch!
The Sandbox- The sandbox is an indoor play center designed just for kids ages 1-7. They offer families a clean, safe and creative space for children to play and socialize. They host both private and semi-private birthday parties all weekend long. There is a variety of toys at the Sandbox to stimulate imagination and play with your young children.