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

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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Location:

3371 Lake Road
Wilson, NY, 14172
United States

Phone:

(716) 282-5154
Time: 
varies, see below

Kayaking with Tina at Wilson Tuscarora State Park

A beginner’s class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour lesson. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154. Saturdays: 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm. Registration: Required
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Dates: 
09/08/2018
09/09/2018
09/15/2018

Location:

3760 Quaker Road
Gasport, NY, 14067
United States

Phone:

716-772-2211
Time: 
12 pm - 5 pm

Pumpkin Fiesta at Becker Farms

This is a terrific way to celebrate the harvest season! The great Pumpkin Fiesta is a fun family activity that the kids will remember and want to return to year after year. The Fiesta is every Saturday and Sunday from mid-September to the end of October. Free Live music from 1pm to 4pm. Wine, beer, hard cider and dessert wine tasting $5. Food available all over the farm and into the BRAND NEW BECKER BAZAAR! Enjoy our famous chicken bbq & ribs as well! FREE PARKING AND GENERAL ADMISSION TO THE FARM!
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560
Time: 
9 am - 12 pm

World’s Largest Fossil Dig at Penn Dixie — the #1 fossil park in the U.S.

Unearth the Unexpected and help set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the World’s Largest Fossil Dig at Penn Dixie! Admission is reduced to $5 per person and includes a commemorative shirt, fossil collecting bag, and all of the amazing Penn Dixie fossils that our guests may collect. No fossil digging experience is necessary as volunteer stewards from several community groups will be on hand to facilitate the dig. Or, invite your friends and register a team of up to ten diggers for just $40. Stay after the dig to collect fossils and enjoy food trucks at Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to be one of the inaugural title holders in this new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ category for World’s Largest Fossil Dig!
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Dates: 
08/22/2018
08/23/2018
08/24/2018

Location:

New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY, 13209
United States

Phone:

315.487.7711
Time: 
See web site for times

The Great New York State Fair

More than one million people experience this affordable, 13-day celebration of delicious food, eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment and great fun. The New York State Fair's 173nd edition will showcase thousands of animals, hundreds of commercial attractions, scores of exciting midway rides and dozens of big-name entertainers... all just a short trip from wherever you live!
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Dates: 
08/24/2018

Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

585 493-3626
Time: 
10 am - 6 pm

Stone Tool Technology Day at Letchworth State Park

Ever wonder about ancient tools and how they were made and used? Get over to Letchworth for a day of flint-knapping, stone tool making demonstrations, Native American Crafts, 19th Century Mountain Men encampment, Atl-Atl competition. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.
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Dates: 
08/27/2018

Organization:

Tifft Nature Preserve

Location:

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

Phone:

716-825-6397
Time: 
9 am - 4 pm

Girl Power Wilderness Survival at Tifft!

Girls unite to test your skills of wilderness survival! Learn shelter building, fire making, wild edible and medicinal plant identification, animal tracking, make a mini survival kit, and more! Bring a bagged lunch and reusable water bottle. Space limited. Advance registration required.
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Dates: 
08/24/2018

Organization:

Town of Clarence

Location:

One Town Place
Clarence, NY, 14031
United States

Phone:

(716) 407-2162
Time: 
9:30 -10:30 am

Clarence Free Fitness in the Parks

Head to the Gazebo in Clarence's Main Street Park where you and your kiddos can get your Yoga fix with the help of instructors from the YMCA. Each Friday morning this summer from 9:30 - 10:30 everyone is welcomed to participate in this fun, free, healthy activity. See you there!
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Organization:

Tifft Nature Preserve

Location:

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

Phone:

716-825-6397
Time: 
8:30 - 10:30 pm

Bats! Shadows of the Night at Tifft!

What goes screech, peep and chirp in the night? Tifft and Ecology and Environment, Inc. present a special evening of Buffalo’s wild nightlife. Participants safely observe scientific techniques in action like mist netting for bats and luring in insects of the night while exploring the importance of these creatures to the ecosystem on a guided night hike.
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Dates: 
08/23/2018

Organization:

Knox Farm State Park

Location:

437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States

Phone:

(716) 549-1802
Time: 
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Kayaking with Matt at Knox Farm State Park!

A beginner’s class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050. Thursday, August 23: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Registration: Required
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Dates: 
08/23/2018

Location:

101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
United States

Phone:

(716) 278-2100
Time: 
Preshow Fun Begins at 7:30 p.m. / Movies begin at 9 p.m.

Flicks on Old Falls: Wonder

Old Falls Street is proud to present the free Flicks on Old Falls movie series! Pre-show music and fun starts at 7:30 and movies begin at approximately 9 p.m. on Old Falls Street’s Middle Block. Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy family-friendly movies under the stars (weather permitting). Check our Facebook Page for updates.
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Location:

1610 Welch Road
North Java, NY, 14113
United States

Phone:

716-457-3228
Time: 
8 -10 am

Sturgeon Full Moon Walk at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

Naturalist Mark Carra will take you on a leisurely walk around Beaver Meadow and talk about the amazing native pre-historic fish that has been a big park of Western New York history from the Native Americans to today. Pre-registration required. Please call 585-457-3228 to register. $5. Family friendly program.
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Location:

999 Brighton Road
Tonawanda, NY, 14150
United States

Phone:

716-332-4375
Time: 
10:30 - 11:30 am

Cursive Writing Classes for Kids at Brighton Place Library

These days, cursive writing is missing from many school curriculums. School age children can learn to write in cursive in the 5-week course. We will provide worksheets. Bring a pencil and a good eraser. Limited to 25 kids. Call 332-4375 to register.
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Organization:

Chestnut Ridge Park

Location:

6121 Chestnut Ridge Road
Orchard Park, NY, 14127
United States

Phone:

716-662-3290
Time: 
8:15

Free Outdoor Movie at Chestnut Ridge Park: Shrek!

Join Erie County Parks and the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy on the Chestnut Ridge Sled Hill on August 25th from 8:15 - 10:00 pm for a free viewing of Shrek. Bring your blankets or chairs and some bug spray and get ready for a funny family movie under the stars. Concessions will be available to purchase.
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Dates: 
08/26/2018

Organization:

Evangola State Park

Location:

10191 Old Lake Shore Road
Irving, NY, 14081
United States

Phone:

716-549-1802
Time: 
8 - 9:30

Exploring the Night at Evangola State Park

Flashing fireflies and hooting owls... What nocturnal creatures live at Evangola State Park? Join us as we explore the night under the light of the full moon. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050. Registration: Required.
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Dates: 
08/23/2018

Organization:

City of Tonawanda

Location:

200 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY, 14150
United States

Phone:

716-965-1800
Time: 
5 - 8 pm

Food Truck Thursdays at Gateway Harbor Park

Ditch the spatula and get over to Gateway Harbor Park for Food Truck Thursdays! You'll be able to skip making dinner and you and your family will have some fun enjoying delicious food truck fare, kids activities, special events and vendor fairs. Every week will be different from the one before!
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Dates: 
09/29/2018
10/06/2018
10/13/2018

Organization:

Trail of Terror

Location:

10042 S. River Road
Hunt, NY, 14846
United States

Phone:

585-476-2249
Time: 
7:30 pm to 11:30 pm Saturdays Noon to 4:00 Sunday Kid's Day

Trail of Terror

We are a unique haunted attraction, ride a bus and get dropped off in middle of corn, follow the path to find your way out. Also offering a kids day, trick or treat along the way with no scary monsters and collect lots of goodies.
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Dates: 
08/26/2018
08/27/2018
08/28/2018

Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

585 493-3626
Time: 
10 am - 6 pm

Monarch Butterfly Releases at Letchworth State Park

Join us for monarch butterfly releases at our butterfly garden. Learn about the life history of monarch butterflies, including their remarkable annual migration. If you're lucky, you might be the launching pad of the maiden flight of a monarch butterfly! Daily, August 26th - September 15th at 10am and 4pm (so long as butterflies are ready to fly).
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Dates: 
08/23/2018
08/30/2018

Location:

2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

(716) 282-5154
Time: 
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Kayaking with Tina & Kelly at Beaver Island State Park

A little more than a beginner’s class on kayaking! Join Tina and Kelly, ACA certified kayak instructors, for more than just the basics. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154. Registration: Required
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Organization:

Lake Erie State Park

Location:

5905 Lake Road
Brocton, NY, 14716
United States

Phone:

716-9214
Time: 
7:30 pm

Bat Business at Lake Erie State Park

Join bat biologist Jonathan Townsend for an evening of batty fun at Lake Erie State Park. Attendees will learn about the bats of the world as well as bats of New York State. After the presentation Mr. Townsend will lead an "acoustic bat walk" where he will employ specialized ultrasonic microphones to eavesdrop on the secret lives of bats as they forage at dusk. Meet at Rec Hall. Program is free to the public. There is a $6-7 park entrance fee. Empire Pass holders get in free.
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Location:

10717 Main Street
Clarence, NY, 14031
United States
Time: 
8 am - 1 pm

Clarence Farmers Market: Butterfly Release Day!

Each week, the Clarence Hollow Farmers' Market hosts a variety of different events and activities,but TODAY they have a little something extra in store for visitors! So head to the market where family and friends can meet, shop, enjoy some entertainment and have a bite to eat - all while enjoying the outdoor atmosphere!
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Dates: 
08/24/2018
08/25/2018
08/26/2018

Location:

225 Fuhrmann Blvd. Wilkeson Point Park
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

(716) 743-9348
Time: 
Friday 4:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm

Buffalo Irish Festival

Grab your friends and family and get your green on for the annual Buffalo Irish Festival! Your toes will be tapping and your mouth will be watering as you experience Irish culture Buffalo style!! 37th Annual ethnic heritage festival, held on Buffalo's beautiful Outer Harbor. Three days of Irish food, drink, music and dance. 20+ vendors of Irish goods, crafts, and wearables. Booksellers and author signings. FREE Admission FRIDAY ONLY from 4pm to 5:30 pm in time for the Parade of Ireland's 32 Counties!! Tickets are available at all Consumers Beverage stores, Tara Gift Shoppe, and the Bisons Ticket Office.
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