Top Things To Do With Kids In Rochester

A boy with his mom rides a carousel horse.

There are so many amazing things to do with kids in Rochester and we’ve put together over 35 of them right here! Check out a number of Rochester’s great attractions and museums, find a new treat at a local shop or farm or go exploring in nature. Rochester has so much to offer families with great things to do with kids.

Around Rochester

The Best Museums To Visit With Kids In Rochester

Rochester sure has no shortage of historical figures to honor who have made a difference in our society. In that same vein, our city has a plethora of museums to … Continue reading

Where To Enjoy Theatre & Concerts With Kids In Rochester

Sometimes it’s good to switch up the day-to-day status quo with events out in the community! Rochester is chock full of various performing arts groups … Continue reading

Annual Events
In Rochester

There are amazing events that happen each year in Rochester. Here are some of the highlights. For more ideas, check out our Ultimate Guides … Continue reading

Guide To Indoor Playspaces In Rochester

As moms, it is wonderful to have options for getting out of the house with children when being outside is not an option due to cold, wet weather. … Continue reading

Indoor Activities With Kids In Rochester

There are plenty of places for kids to play indoors to escape the sun, rain or snow. If you are looking for things to do with kids in Rochester, check … Continue reading

Guide To Library Storytimes In Rochester

The Monroe County Library System offers a variety of storytime events for young children. Our Guide to Library Storytimes in Rochester can help … Continue reading

Summer Activities

Top 10 Playgrounds In Rochester

There are so many playgrounds tucked around every corner of Rochester. We wanted to give you our Top 10 Playgrounds in Rochester to check out this summer! We were looking … Continue reading

New Playgrounds In Rochester

Rochester is full of playgrounds for young families to enjoy! Here are some of the newer playground structures in the area to check out! These playgrounds were built between 2020 … Continue reading

Guide To Splash Pads In Rochester

Looking for a way to beat the heat? There are so many free (or almost free) splash pads in the Rochester area. We have collected all of them here for … Continue reading

Guide To Farmers’ Markets In Rochester

Check out some of the local Farmers’ Markets in the Greater Rochester area! These farmer’s markets and farm stands are a part of the Fresh Connect Checks and Farmer’s Market … Continue reading

Guide To Berry Picking In Rochester

Nobody warned me that the most expensive part of parenting a toddler would be the cost of berries! How can I say no to such a healthy snack that my … Continue reading

Guide To The Rochester Public Market

The Rochester Public Market is a well-known place to get fresh, local foods. It has served our community for over 100 years and continues to be a hub for both … Continue reading

Beaches Around Rochester

The Great Lakes were formed around 14,000 years ago as the glaciers that formed them melted. They are interconnected by rivers and connected to the Atlantic Ocean through the St … Continue reading

Where To Play Mini Golf In Rochester

Are you ready for some putt-putt, but not sure where to go? Check out these local mini golf courses near Rochester! Where To Play Mini Golf In Rochester Parkside’s Whispering … Continue reading

Guide To Summer Camps In Rochester

Welcome to the 2024 Guide To Summer Camps In Rochester! This is your ultimate resource for camps around the Rochester, NY area. We’ve made this guide … Continue Reading

Guide To Summer Festivals In Rochester

Ah, summer! It’s almost here. Looking ahead to those slow summer days, do you have a weekend to fill with the family? Bring on the music, arts, festival food, and … Continue reading

Guide To Summer Cultural Events In Rochester

As a multiracial family, it’s important to us that our children spend time with people who come from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. I want my kids to be able … Continue reading

Outdoor Summer Movies & Concerts In Rochester

Rochester is the place to be for summer nights. Aside from all the fun summer activities throughout the day, there are so many summer concerts and movies around our city … Continue reading

Fall Activities

Guide To Apple Picking In Rochester

There are several wonderful apple farms in our area and we’ve mapped them out for you in our Guide To Apple Picking In Rochester. Before you head out, visit the … Continue reading

Guide To Pumpkin Patches In Rochester

Fall is coming which means pumpkin-everything – including pumpkins! Treat your family and support local farms with an adventure to pick out pumpkins. Maybe you have never been to a … Continue reading

Guide To Corn Mazes In Rochester

The Rochester area has many local farms who open up for family activities during the fall season, including the ever-iconic fall activity – the corn maze. We’ve listed them here … Continue reading

Winter Activities

A boy pulls kids on a sled in the snow.

10 Sledding Hills In Rochester

Sledding — is there any better childhood thrill for snowy Rochester days? For big kids, little kids, and kids at heart, sledding makes for great winter memories whether you love … Continue reading

Where To Go Ice Skating In Rochester

Looking for somewhere to go ice skating as a family? Need to find ice skating lessons for your kids? Here are some of the many ice skating rinks around Rochester … Continue reading

Where To Go Skiing Near Rochester

Ski season is here and we have a lot of options for a great day on the slopes! Rochester is in a central position to be able to access anything … Continue reading

Where To Go Cross-Country Skiing In Rochester

Winters in the Rochester area offer a lot of options for enjoying nature and having outdoor fun. Cross-country skiing is a gentler option than downhill skiing and offers a great … Continue reading

Food & Dining

Guide To Kids Eat Free In Rochester

Welcome to our Guide to Kids Eat Free in Rochester! If you’re looking for ideas on where to head for dinner be sure to check out these restaurants and get … Continue reading

10 Chocolatiers In Rochester

At Rochester Mom Collective, we want to support local Rochester businesses and we are excited to share with you these 10 Chocolate Makers In Rochester. These businesses are right here … Continue reading

Guide To Donuts In Rochester

We have lots of great local donut options in Rochester! These places really do donuts right! Our Guide To Donuts In Rochester is presented by Herman’s Farm Market & Cider … Continue reading

Guide To Food Truck Rodeos In Rochester

Rochester loves its food truck rodeos, and there are plenty to choose from this summer. Our area has dozens of trucks with a variety of foods including gourmet macaroni and … Continue reading

Best Ice Cream Around Rochester

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM . . . and frozen custard, gelato, frozen yogurt, and Italian ice! There is no shortage of cold treats in … Continue reading

Go, See, Explore

A Serene Stroll Through The Lamberton Conservatory

Spending the day at the Lamberton Conservatory is a great way to slow down and appreciate a piece of Rochester’s history. The Lamberton Conservatory was originally built in 1911 as … Continue reading

High Falls: A Choose Your Own Adventure Experience

High Falls is the centerpiece of the City of Rochester. My kids and I took advantage of a sunny day to explore this historic area, which can easily be viewed … Continue reading

Exploring The Erie Canal: Spencerport Depot & Canal Museum

The Erie Canal, originally opened in 1825 to transport crops to the east, is now a great historical feature that runs through Rochester. … Continue reading

Five State Parks Near Rochester

Looking for fun places to get outside with your family this summer? New York is full of adventures featuring history, nature, and activities in its many State Parks. We have … Continue reading

The Autism Nature Trail At Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East”. It is full of history, science, and recreation; all nested among spectacular views. There are more than 20 … Continue reading

Watkins Glen: A Pick Your Own Adventure Day Trip

Watkins Glenn State Park is known worldwide for its natural beauty and unique ecosystems. At just an hour and a half drive from Rochester, it is an easy day trip … Continue reading