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Top 10 Places to Take Kids in Winter in and Around Buffalo


Each year, thousands of parents vote in KidsOutAndAbout's survey of the Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Buffalo. (Click here for the full list.) But where to go in WINTER? This nice sub-page shows you the top 10 places that you can take kids during winter.

1.    Rolly Pollies

East Amherst and Orchard Park locations. Rolly Pollies® offers Western New York's most dynamic, fun-filled Gym, Summer and Holiday Camp, Birthday Parties, Creative Arts, and Music programs for children 6 months through 12 years old in a safe, nurturing environment.

2.   Buffalo Zoo

Throughout the year, the Buffalo Zoo offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and several unique areas in which to enjoy an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. The Buffalo Zoo is open daily rain or shine!

3.   Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence

Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence is a family-operated business open for tours and group parties for all ages year-round. We are a real livestock and horse farm that has been welcoming farm visitors for over 30 years. There is fun for everyone every season of the year. Pumpkin pickin’ in the fall, sleigh rides in the winter, baby animals in the spring, and summer picnics. Come for your birthday, with your school, for pumpkins, or just for fun.

ExploreandMorelogo.jpg4.    Explore & More Children's Museum

East Aurora. Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity, and imagination at Western New York's only museum designed just for kids! Located in beautiful East Aurora.


buffalomuseumofscience.png5.    Buffalo Museum of Science

Buffalo. The Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and physical sciences. BMS offers traveling exhibits, a 3D cinema and permanent exhibit halls, including our hands-on early childhood gallery, Explorations, and the new interactive health science studio, Explore YOU presented by Independent Health. Our museum offers free parking and is handicapped accessible.

6.    Bounce Magic

Orchard Park and Amherst. Bounce Magic is a high-energy play and party facility have open play every day, stay and play as long as you like. With a variety of Inflatable Bounce Houses and Slides, Video and Arcade Games, Outdoor Gem Mining and 9 Hole Mini Golf. Also plenty of snacks and menu choices made fresh to order including pizza, salads, burgers and fries. At Bounce Magic you are guaranteed a whole lot of family fun! With two locations in the Buffalo area: Orchard Park and Amherst. Click here for the KidsOutAndAbout review of Bounce Magic.

7.    Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Cheektowaga. Indoor Trampolines for lots of jumping, active fun! They even have a weekly Toddler Time, a special program offered exclusively to parents and children up to age FIVE; it's a fun and unique event that allows kids to jump, roll, crawl, bounce and most importantly, have fun on Sky Zone's all-trampoline walled, playing court!

theatreofyouthlogo.jpg8.    Theatre of Youth

Buffalo. Where Imagination Comes to Play! TOY is a non-profit professional theatre company that engages and challenges young audiences with theatre.

9.    My Local Library

Of course, our local library system is not really ONE place, it is MANY places... but it's important to emphasize how valuable libraries are for family learning and fun. The libraries in our area are wonderful about posting their events to the KidsOutAndAbout calendar so you always can get ideas for free things to do with your kids that celebrate education and imagination. takes this opportunity to salute the wonderful children's librarians who serve our community with such dedication.

10.    Tifft Nature Preserve

Tifft Nature Preserve is a 264-acre nature refuge dedicated to conservation and environmental education. Operated by the Buffalo Museum of Science, Tifft Nature Preserve site is about 6 miles from the Museum in the southwest corner of Buffalo. Animals from the entire region take advantage of its ponds, marshes and woodlands. It has become the urban sanctuary many people envisioned over twenty years ago.  Tifft's Visitor Center can be reached at 716.825.6397.

And some bonus ideas!

KidsOutAndAbout's lists of places to get active in Buffalo's Winter:



Skiing and snowboarding

Indoor play centers