Kids Activities in the Buffalo New York Area | Kids Out and About Buffalo

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The Haunted Forests

WNY'S #1 New Haunted Attraction! We have a full destination event for both the family with no scare rides on the weekends during the day or night rides for our Haunted Forests thrill. Food, drinks, games, Haunted house, corn maze are all in store. If you wish to enjoy the corn maze or haunted barn please arrive 60 mins before your scheduled hayride time. If your ride time is at the start of the day you may enjoy those attractions after your hayride.
Dates: 
10/07/2022
10/08/2022
10/09/2022
Varies, see website for details
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Organization:

The Haunted Forests

Location:

2860 Beebe Road
Newfane, NY, 14108
United States

Phone:

(716) 464-8649

Kids Day at the Botanical Gardens

Visit the Botanical Gardens while the kids are off from school! Explore our brand-new Coleus and Creatures Exhibit, the Mum Exhibit, and talk with our educators about some cool botanical specimens. Don't forget to grab a scavenger hunt to make sure you find all of our creatures!
Dates: 
10/10/2022
10 am - 4 pm
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Location:

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218-1526
United States

Phone:

716-827-1584

Family Halloween Hike at Tifft

Venture into the woods on a guided hike to find out who or what has been on the Tifft Trails at night. Investigate mysterious sounds, smells, and textures in the dark. End with hot cider, delicious doughnuts, and kid’s crafts! Program entirely indoors in inclement weather. $10 per person. BMS Members save 10%. Advance registration required. Space is limited.
Dates: 
10/14/2022
10/21/2022
7 - 9 pm
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Organization:

Tifft Nature Preserve

Location:

1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Tifft Nature Preserve Visitor Center
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

716-825-6397

Fun Guy’s Guide to Fungi At Reinstein Woods

Our knowledge of fungi has mushroom for improvement to say the yeast. Come learn about these mysterious organisms and by the end we’re sure you’ll be lichen them! For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.
Dates: 
10/08/2022
10 am
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Location:

93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY, 14043
United States

Phone:

716-683-5959

Fall Fun at Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence

There isn’t another time on the farm when we have more going on! Come get in on all of the fall fun, with pumpkin picking from our HUGE patch, horse drawn hayrides, pony rides for children, visiting with ALL of the farm animals, and many many more activities included with admission! See our FALL FUN page for more info! Admission is required to enter the barnyard and includes a pumpkin from the patch. Admission is not required to shop the farm market. The farm does reach capacity on peak weekends, pre-reserving tickets is highly recommended to make sure you have a spot!
Dates: 
10/06/2022
10/07/2022
10/08/2022
Wed/Thurs 10-2, Fri-Sun 10-5, and Columbus Day!
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Location:

9270 Wolcott Rd.
Clarence Center, NY, 14032
United States

Phone:

716-741-4862

Family Fun and Pumpkins Too!

Bring your kids to enjoy a Family Hayride and Corn Maze adventure! Close to Buffalo, we're located in Wheatfield - less than a mile North of Niagara Falls Blvd. Bring your family for some Halloween fun!
Dates: 
10/06/2022
10/07/2022
10/08/2022
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm; Tuesday, Friday: 1 - 7 pm
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Location:

6920 Nash Road
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-693-6407

College Planning Simplified

During this webinar we’ll be taking a ten-thousand foot view of what parents can expect regarding this very important and complicated process.
Dates: 
10/20/2022
7:00pm-7:45pm Eastern
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Crepuscular Walks: Waxing Moon Along the River at Letchworth

(2-3 hours, 1-2 miles) In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits. Experience the rising moon over the interglacial valley called "Lee's Landing".
Dates: 
10/06/2022
5:30 pm
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Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

(585) 493-3600

Bookmaking Class: Dragon Book at the Castellani Art Museum

Love books? Have an interest in art? Make your own unique, origami 'dragon book' in this family-friendly workshop! Origami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper into different aesthetic designs like cranes, frogs, masu boxes and more! View traditional and contemporary origami artworks in the Castellani Art Museum exhibition 'Cut, Fold, Roll', and then learn how to fold your own dragon-chain book, which can make a perfect notepad for on-the-go writing, a sketchpad for comics, or a pocket book of poetry. This workshop is geared towards families, though all are welcome to attend, ages 8 and up. $10 per non-member participant. Free for museum members and EBT. CAM Members and EBT enrollees, please call 716.286.8201 for the discount code.
Dates: 
10/08/2022
2 - 3:30 pm
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Organization:

Castellani Art Museum

Location:

PO Box 1938
Niagara University, NY, 14109
United States

Phone:

716-286-8200

Fall Foliage Excursion With the Medina Railroad

Fall is the perfect season to visit the Medina Railroad Museum and enjoy a leisurely, old-fashioned way to experience the beauty of autumn in western New York. Enjoy a two hour round-trip train ride through the wooded scenery and along the Erie Canal. There is no better time to enjoy a train ride than during the autumn as the trees are ablaze with fall foliage! 1st class breakfast and lunch options are available.
Dates: 
10/15/2022
10/16/2022
10/20/2022
10 am and 1 pm
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Location:

530 West Avenue
Medina, NY, 14103
United States

Phone:

585-798-6106

TRICK OR TREAT HIKE 2022

Join us for a family-friendly Halloween-themed event. We will have costumed characters, baskets, raffles, crafts for kids, and fun for the whole family. Sign up today at www.buffaloaudubon.org
Dates: 
10/29/2022
1-4 p, 6-9 p
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Location:

1610 Welch Rd.
North Java, NY, 14113
United States

Phone:

585-457-3228

Tchaikovsky Piano No. 1 With the BPO

Taiwanese-American conductor Mei-Ann Chen makes her BPO debut with an epic musical journey of ages past. Masquerade draws inspiration from 19th-century promenade concerts held in London’s pleasure gardens, and Pétrouchka tells the tragic tale of a magical street performer and his puppets, and his journey from life to afterlife. Finally, young pianist Tony Siqi Yun tackles Tchaikovsky’s majestic First Piano Concerto in his own BPO debut.
Dates: 
10/14/2022
10/15/2022
Friday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 7:30 pm
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Location:

786 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14209
United States

Phone:

716-885-5000

Wee Explorer Storytime at the Buffalo Museum of Science

Connect your child with curiosity through the magic of stories! Enjoy a book read-along with a fun hands-on experiment in the Sprouts classroom. All materials provided. Perfect for ages: 3 through 5. Free for Museum Members; Non-Members $5 per child with museum admission. Registration required.
Dates: 
10/12/2022
11 am - 12 pm
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Location:

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY, 14211
United States

Phone:

(716) 896-5200

Haunted Halloween at the Arcade and Attica RR!

Ride in Costume to the Haunted Station & Haunted House! Enjoy a spooky round-trip train excursion starting at the train station! At the halfway point, you depart the train at Curriers Station, where you can enter the haunted house (if you dare!). Kids’ activities and concessions are offered. Restrooms are available on location. Important Notice: Please make sure to purchase all tickets together in one transaction to guarantee your group sits together. The seats you purchase will be the seats you ride in for that train ride.
Dates: 
10/29/2022
10/30/2022
11 am and 2 pm
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Location:

278 Main St.
Arcade, NY, 14009
United States

Phone:

585-492-3100

Fall Farm Season At Akron Acres

Bring the whole family for an outing that will make memories to last a lifetime! Antique tractor-drawn hayrides to our pumpkin patch begin the last Saturday in September and continue every Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day The rides run from 10 AM to 5:30 PM with the farm staying open until 6 PM. The last day for hayrides will be October 30. During the weekends we also have the animal barns open to visit them, pony rides for the kids, our corn maze is open and our kiddie hayride is giving rides.
Dates: 
10/08/2022
10/09/2022
10/10/2022
10:00am to 6:00pm
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Organization:

Akron Acres

Location:

12607 Stage Rd
Akron, NY, 14001
United States

Phone:

(716) 542-2314

Symphonic Spooktacular With the BPO

An oogie, woogie, super spooky performance of the trickiest, treatiest Halloween hits. Wear your costume and join the parade across the Kleinhans stage! This beloved Halloween tradition has been a favorite of our youngest music lovers for years and years.
Dates: 
10/16/2022
2:30 pm
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Location:

786 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14209
United States

Phone:

716-885-5000

Fossil Hunting for Beginners at Penn Dixie

Learn the tricks of the trade from Director of Education & Paleontologist, Dr. Holly Schreiber and/or Director of Science, Catherine Konieczny, M.S. Tour the site and learn all the best spots to hunt for fossils. During this two hour tour we’ll teach you how to find, dig, and preserve all the fossil treasures you find. Bring your own tools or borrow from our limited supply. No experience necessary. All ages welcome — this program will run rain or shine, dress for the weather.
Dates: 
10/08/2022
10 am-12 pm
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Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

The Polar Express Train Ride!!

Join Us for A Magical Trip! Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa. Once on board, the conductor will come around and punch your golden ticket before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie are served by chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. During the trip, characters on each car lead fantastic onboard entertainment! When we arrive at the North Pole, Santa will join us for the ride back to the museum. Santa will give each child the first gift of Christmas, a sleigh bell in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride!
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
12/03/2022
Departure times from 11:20 am - 6 pm
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Location:

530 West Avenue
Medina, NY, 14103
United States

Phone:

(585) 798-6106

Visit the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

We welcome you to visit us at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum located in Salamanca, NY and learn how we have grown as a sovereign nation, how we have persevered over our challenges, and how we celebrate our culture and heritage. You and your kids will be able to explore our exhibitions and see amazing collections of carved horn, beadwork, baskets and MORE!
Dates: 
10/06/2022
10/07/2022
10/10/2022
M - F; 10 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

82 West Hetzel Street
Salamanca, NY, 14779
United States

Phone:

716-945-1760

The Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival Weekend #4: Pumpkin Olympics and Pumpkin Drop Weekend!

Pumpkin Olympics and Pumpkin Drop Weekend! We will have all your favorite things to do including the Corn maze, Boo Barn, Hay maze, Hayrides and much more. This weekend will also feature Zombie’s in the Corn maze from Noon to 4pm. Olympics will run all 3 days and the Drop will happen on Monday Columbus Day. Monday Columbus Day is Wristband Day! $20 for all day pass to ride the amusement rides.
Dates: 
10/08/2022
10/09/2022
10/10/2022
10am to Dusk
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Location:

11199 Main Street
Clarence, NY, 14031
United States

Phone:

716-759-1929