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Albany NY Outdoor Activities & Fun For Kids

If you have energetic, adventurous kids, take advantage of the incredible kid-friendly outdoor attractions we have here in the Albany area! Below, you'll find tree-top adventure courses, amusement parks, family farms, sports complexes, and other outdoor fun that's sure to keep your kids entertained for hours. Keep these places in mind next time one of your kids requests an outdoor birthday party!

Race around the go-kart track with family and friends!
Glenville Sportplex
Glenville, NY
The Glenville Sportplex is one of the Capital Region's premier outdoor family-driven sports complexes, featuring a variety of fun activities including Mini-Golf, Go-Kart racing, Bumper Cars, Soft Ice Cream, and so much more for people of all ages!
Experience the adventure at Mountain Ridge Adventure!
Mountain Ridge Adventure
Mountain Ridge Adventure is the Capital Region's premiere treetop challenge course and zip line park located just 30 minutes from Albany, 30 minutes from Saratoga and only 10 minutes from Schenectady.
person climbing
Ramblewild LLC
Lanesborough, MA
Set on 1,400 acres in scenic Berkshire County, Ramblewild is a premier mission-driven adventure forest created to inspire learning and conservation through a tree-to-tree aerial park, nature trails, low ropes course, campground, and maple sugarbrush.
There is so much to do and see at Ellms Family Farm throughout fall.
Ellms Family Farm
Ballston Spa, NY
For old-fashioned fall activities kids of all ages will love, visit Ellms Family Farm over in Ballston Spa, NY. Create new memories and family traditions as you enjoy pumpkin picking, exploring a corn maze, more!
Come Ski With Us!
Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 108 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
santa claus sitting with two children on his lap
Christmas Land LLC
Altamont, NY
Ready to get in the holiday spirit? Gather up the family and head over to Christmas Land LLC - the Capital Region's premier hotspot for old-fashioned holiday season activities, including pictures with Santa, crafts, sleigh rides, treats, and more!
skiers at West Mountain
West Mountain Ski Area
Queensbury, NY
Go West this winter! Conveniently located just 3 miles off I-87's Exit 18, West Mountain Ski Area is NY State's premier destination for outdoor and family-friendly winter fun, including downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
Liberty Ridge Farm
Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Liberty Ridge Farm is the perfect destination for the fall season! There is something for everyone, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cider donuts, live entertainment, and more.
a group of riders holding their hands up at the top of the Comet roller coaster
The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Queensbury, NY
Located less than 6 miles away from Lake George, NY, The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom is the region's premier theme park featuring over 135 rides and attractions, including thrill rides, family rides, and a full outdoor water park.
entrance sign at Indian Ladder Farms
Indian Ladder Farms
Altamont, NY
Enjoy a day at Indian Ladder Farms! They offer seasonal PYO berries, apples, and pumpkins, and host special events, field trips, and programs. The farm is also available as a birthday party or wedding venue.
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Hillsdale, NY
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park is the Northeast's largest and most complete self-guided aerial adventure park with 12 tree-top courses including 3 zip line courses. The park caters to all ability levels for ages 7-adult. Only 1 hour from Albany.
Water Slide World Lake George
Water Slide World Lake George
Lake George, NY
Water Slide World is a tropical paradise located in Lake George with over 35 slides, attractions and services. Watch your cares disappear at this family-owned, family-friendly park.
Kids jumping on an inflated sticky Velcro wall while their dad looks on
Jumping Bean Party Rental -- Bounce Houses, Waterslides, Food Machines, Tents, Tables & More
Wilton, NY
We are the best family-owned, full-service party rental company serving Albany, Saratoga, Lake George & surrounding areas. Our inventory includes bouncy houses, water slides, inflatable obstacle courses, food machines, tables, chairs, tents and more!
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards
Clifton Park, NY
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards is an apple orchard and country store offering u-pick apples, fresh produce, baked goods, gift baskets, and during the summer, incredible ice cream at Rainbow Delights! Create lifelong memories at this local family farm.