12 Fun Spring Activities for Kids Within Driving Distance of Queens NY

There are many amazing neighborhoods in the Queens area when it comes to raising a family, especially Arverne by the Sea. Along with family friendly neighborhoods, great homes, easy financing and historically low prices, there is no shortage of activities for the whole family whether you already live around the Rockaways or in Queens or if you are thinking about relocating to one of these great areas. Here is just a little of what there is to do during the spring in Queens:

1. Queens Botanical Garden – The Queens Botanical Gardens are located at 43-50 Main St. Flushing, New York. It is 39 acres full of woodlands, rose gardens, herb gardens and much more. The Botanical Gardens are also available for weddings and other events with reservations.

2. Flushing – Flushing is a cultural center within Queens full of historical attractions and great food from around the world.

3. Southern Fields Ozone Park – Located in Queens, Ozone Park is full of sports facilities and ball parks for the public.

4. Athens Square Park – Athens Square is on 30th Ave. Queens, NY. It is a Greek American neighborhood gathering spot where visitors can experience a little bit of Athens culture and food.

5. Queens Zoo Spring Eggstravaganza – From April 23rd to April 24th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 111th Street, Flushing, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park the family can enjoy the zoo’s Flemish giant rabbits and say hello to Herman, a 20lb fluffy resident. There will be an egg hunt which will bring the kids throughout the grounds. Prices are $8 for adults, $5 for children 3-12 and kids under 3 are free.

6. Socrates Sculpture Park – At Broadway and Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY is a non-profit arts center with a world renowned outdoor museum.

7. Cunningham Park Dog Run, Sherry Park Do Run, and Windmuller Park Dog Run – These are all great places to bring the kids and your pet. They are located at 193rd Street; Queens Blvd., 65 Place and the BQE; and Woodside Ave, 54-56 St respectively.

8. Rockaway Beach Skatepark – Pads are required at this skatepark located at Shorefront Parkway /91ST. It has ramps and rails for the more experienced and areas for smaller children who are just learning.

9. Baisley Pond Park – Baisley Park is a nature park full of different plants and animals and a great place to spend an afternoon. Some of what you might see include bullfrogs, turtles, lily pads and much more.

10. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum – Located at 3237 Vernon Blvd in Queens, the garden museum features and array of unique art.

11. American Museum of the Moving Image – This interesting exhibit takes you through the process of making movie images and features many iconic scenes and memorabilia. It is located at 3601 35th Ave. in Queens, NY.

12. New York Hall of Science – This is a great museum with plenty of hands on exhibits for the kids. It is located at 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY.