20 – New York for Piccolas and Piccolos : Central Park


Central Park draws millions of people each year looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy nature in the Big Apple. All 843 acres offer quiet spots and leisurely activities for natives and visitors alike. From ice skating to animal sighting, Central Park is a perfect oasis from the busy city blocks. Here are some top things to do in Central Park to visit with kids.

 

kids relaxing in central park. photo: google

kids playing in central pakr during the summer. Photo: lucas compan

 

The heart of New York is full of family fun from a carousel and a marionette theater to a zoo that is the perfect size for children, where little ones can feed sheep and goats and other furry friends.

 

feeding goats in the middle of new york city? Yes, in central park zoo. image: google

 

The Delacorte Clock – Be sure to see the Delacorte clock just outside the zoo on the hour or half-hour when a parade of whimsical bronze animal musician sculptures plays favorite tunes.

Wollman Rink – In winter you can rent ice skates for a whirl on the Wollman Rink, and in summer the site becomes the Victorian Garden with slides and rides.

 

Take a walk through the Ramble to discover deep woods and waterfalls in the middle of the city. Every Saturday at 11am from June through September storytelling for ages 6 and up takes place at the Hans Christian Andersen statue near 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

On weekends, cars are banned, and park roads turn into miles of scenic, traffic-free bike paths. Bike rentals for the park are available from 9am to 7pm at 56 West 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

 

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