Hands-on | Kids Out and About Rochester

Rochester's online guide to everything for kids, teens, & families!

Action Zone

Action Zone is a family recreation center run by a local non-profit. The Action Zone is a place where families can unplug and play together. Activities include a nerf dart battle area, sports challenge games, and a huge ring for big glove boxing and joust. All activities are designed for families to enjoy together. Admission is based on suggested donations so everyone can join in the fun!
5110 West Ridge Road
Spencerport , NY , 14559

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

Escape to the wild as you get up close and personal with over 300 animals and 40 different exotic species including zebra, bison, camel, ostrich and more!
2887 Royce Rd.
Varysburg , NY , 14167
Phone: 585-535-4100.

The Sandbox Indoor Playground & Consignment

The Sandbox is an indoor play center designed just for kids ages 1-7. We offer families a clean, safe and creative space for your children to play and socialize. We host both private and semi-private birthday parties all weekend long.
1350 Fairport Road
Fairport , NY , 14450
Phone: 388-7263

RocCity Signers LLC

RocCity Signers LLC offers American Sign Language (ASL) classes to students of all ages. RocCity Babies and RocCity Kiddos classes teach ASL vocab through song and play. RocCity Grown-Ups classes teach a full ASL curriculum. Learn to sign today!
11 Goodman Street North
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: (585) 969-3ASL (3275)

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

BRISTOL MOUNTAIN AERIAL ADVENTURES INCLUDES MORE THAN 7 CHALLENGE COURSES, 2 KIDS COURSES, AND 125+ ELEMENTS. Watch your kid gain confidence as he or she navigates, balances, and zips their way through the trees. Both courses are located closer to the ground and use a different harness system that is just as safe but less complicated for younger children to use. If your child has any difficulties there are staff members on the course at all times to help them to work through the elements.
5589 South Hill Road
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: 585-374-1180

YMCA Camp Arrowhead

Part of the YMCA of Greater Rochester, Camp Arrowhead features year-round programming for homeschool kids, summer day camps, group rentals, outdoor education programming, and more.
20 Arrowhead Rd.
Pittsford , NY , 14534
Phone: 585-383-4590

Vista Teach: LEGO Robotics & Tech Camps

LEGO Robotics for young students: designing, building, & programming models with motors and sensors. SEE VIDEO FOOTAGE at www.vistateach.biz
48 Nightfrost Lane
Henrietta , NY , 14467
Phone: 585-414-7170

Genesee Country Village & Museum

Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY is the largest living history museum in New York State. Transport yourself back to the 19th-century mid-May through mid-October. Over 68 historic buildings making history come alive!
1410 Flint Hill Road PO Box 310
Mumford , NY , 14511
Phone: (585) 538-6822

ArtsROC School of Art, Music & Language

ArtsROC is an innovative school offering classes in Lego Education, Minecraft, music, and language, located in Pittsford, NY. We are also opening a second location in Brighton, NY, focused on dance classes. Jr NBA basketball camp program in the summer.
3462 Monroe Avenue
Pittsford , NY , 14534
Phone: (585) 218-9125

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Only a short 30 minutes from Rochester, Sonnenberg Gardens offers enjoyment for all ages in its formal gardens, Victorian mansion, and greenhouse complex.
151 Charlotte Street
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: (585) 394-4922

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)

Rochester's science, technology and cultural heritage museum. Also includes Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center (in Naples).
657 East Ave
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-271-4552

The Artful Fairy

You'll find Fairy Magic at The Artful Fairy! Come create a Fairy world of your own that will take you away to a place of pure imagination. We host Fairy Garden birthday parties, sell a large variety of Fairy Garden accessories, and you can walk in anytime to create a Fairy or Troll Garden of your very own! We have lots of Fairy Garden making classes too.
90 E. Main St #3
Victor , NY , 14564
Phone: 585-924-4499

Holiday Hollow Halloween Festival

The U.S.'s only Halloween Festival. A unique destination for families in search of imagination and fun. Open every weekend in October + Columbus Day!
1410 Main Rd.
Corfu , NY , 14036
Phone: (716) 474-4300

The Strong Museum

A national museum of play, right in our back yard! Voted #1 place to take kids in Rochester by KOA readers.
One Manhattan Square
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-263-2700

Spectrum Creative Arts

Spectrum is proud to offer high quality music, art, theatre, and creative arts therapy programming to individuals of all ages and abilities living in Monroe county and surrounding areas.
3300 Monroe Ave.
Rochester , NY , 14618
Phone: (585) 383-1999

The Harley School

Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a nationally-recognized, independent school in Rochester, NY, offering an innovative and demanding college preparatory program for 525 day students in Nursery (age 3) through Grade 12.
1981 Clover Street
Rochester , NY , 14618
Phone: (585) 442-1770

Seneca Park Zoo

Come visit the animals at Seneca Park Zoo, which is open all year long. Closed New Year's Day, the first Saturday in June for Zoobilation,Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester , NY , 14621
Phone: 585-336-7200

AutismUp

AutismUp's core mission is to support individuals with autism and their families, by enriching lives while providing greater opportunities, is the leading 501(c)3 autism organization in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas.
855 Publishers Pkwy
Webster , NY , 14580
Phone: 585-248-9011

Stokoe Farms

Fun in the fall from mid-September until the end of October, and fun in the Christmas season with the best Christmas trees in WNY!
656 South Road
Scottsville , NY , 14546
Phone: (585) 889-0770

YMCA Camp Cory

Part of the YMCA of Greater Rochester, Camp Cory is a YMCA overnight camp on Keuka Lake, in Penn Yan, NY. Day camps for ages 5-13, winter camp rentals, fall programs, and other family activities also available.
140 Route 54 East Lake Road
Penn Yan , NY , 14527
Phone: 800-981-7092

Creative Environment Children's Learning Center

CECLC is a non-profit children care center in Macedon, NY servicing children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Full and half day programs are available including UPK (Pal-Mac). Open year-round with a fantastic school-age summer program!
28 Main Street
Macedon , NY , 14502
Phone: 315-986-8176

G and S Orchards

Fruit and vegetable picking is currently closed and will reopen Saturday, September 10th. You can enjoy farm fresh produce starting daily from our farm stand. Just a short ride from Rochester.
825 Atlantic Avenue (Route 286)
Walworth , NY , 14568
Phone: (315) 524-3823

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