Activities that have received the fatherly stamp of approval – for when mom takes the day off. There are plenty of opportunities for father-and-child quality time in New York City.
108 Rivington St
New York, 10002
Share some nostalgia and sweets with your little one at this Lower East Side candy store. They offer everything from old-school favorite Atomic Fireballs to giant Pez Dispensers. Get your gums ready for Big League Chew and a potential trip to the dentist. It is impossible to leave without a smile on your face – or an empty stomach!
New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue & West 8th Street
Explore the halls of the Aquarium and you’ll find penguins, loggerhead turtles, and octopus, oh my! The subway ride to Coney Island will be part of the fun for your Little One. The Aquarium is open 365 days per year. Adults $13; Kids (3-12) $9; Kids under 3: Free!
Sleepovers at the Museum of Natural History
79 Street And Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
You may be drawing straws with Daddy for dibs on taking on this fun activity one day. Spend a night at the museum and enjoy an IMAX screening, live animal exhibition and a “Museum Quest.” Geared for ages 7-13, the cost is $129 per person; Members: $119.
Mommy/Daddy and Me Yoga at Golden Bridge Yoga
253 Centre Street
Dad and child alike can unwind every Tuesday at 2 PM with Daddy and Me Yoga classes for children up to three years old. For $12, Dads will get a relaxing workout while not only parents but also children make new friends.
Watson Adventures New York Scavenger Hunts
Spend some quality time with Dad by pairing up for a scavenger hunt in New York City planned by Watson Adventures. Tickets to scavenger hunts, which are held on Saturdays and Sundays, are $22 and $18 for adults and children, respectively. Items, times and locations for hunts vary so check their site for more information.